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Mide & Saki – Engaged – Part 2

As promised last post, here is Mide and Saki’s Derby theme. When Mide told me about shooting a black and white derby idea, I was like where around here can we get this done, this aint no country:)So we brainstormed and figured how to make this our own. Saki a wealthy man took Mide for a Kentucky derby date for the last time before they say “i do” – tomorrow that it is. Looking at this pics, I have no doubt that she fell for his charm.

Hotel – Hotel Monaco – Washington DC

Derby Race – Laurel Race Track – I think they gave us a total of 15mins to shoot there – Ouch!

Styling – Nneka

And back to the hotel for some TLC:)

And we could not end this without saying thank you to Maestro Saki’s jockey who won the race making them some more money:)

And now the book. As with all my clients, I always want to do something different, so I pitched the idea to Mide and of course gave her the costs to see if she was interested and it was a resounding YES! This is a panoramic book and I love it’s unique look. Just think about your computer keyboard and you can imagine what it looks like, well you don’t have to imagine now, you can see it here. I call this line of books e-books(engagement books) with optional signing pages.

Remember this shot from the post? I love this layout. The space below is for guest to sign. Mide also gave me their monograms to add to the signing areas…so if you’re a guest tomorrow seeing this post, kindly don’t sign over the pictures:)I know someone would:)

Some full page design goodness!

The last spread of the book of course and the spreads displayed in this post are just a few of the real thing.

Mide and Saki’s site is here –


Kemi - This is absolutely lovely dotun!!! Loved the book, it was so different and pretty neat!

Mr Quadosh - I’m running out of words describing your talent here bro. Great stuff!

AJ - Dotun, these pictures were absolutely lovely. I feel like I’m a broken rcord on your blog. I love the uniqueness of the shoot. I can’t wait to see the wedding photos. We know they are going to be absolutely fabulous.

Mobola Kadiri Kingst - Awww, great concept! I absolutely love it! GREAT JOB and a beautiful couple.

Mide George - Theses pictures are Brilliant!!! It doesn’t even feel like I’m the one in the pictures~

Funke - Awesomenesssss…… Whoosh…. Like BAMMMMMM in my face!!!!!!! (I think you get the point now.. lol) You didn’t just raise the bar… you BROKE IT!!!!! I loved every single image… And Nneka’s styling is on POINT!!!!!!

Toks Adesanya - Lovely work. the one in the hotel by the stairs is nicely composed: my fav

Jide Odukoya - this is nice bro…i just enjoy every bit of it!..

Yinka - It’s another slam dunk Ddot!

Tunji Sangoleye - Beautiful!!!! I love the album too.

Kirth - Dude… you did it again!!! Gorgeous work as usual! Now answer your BBMs :)

Yvonne - OMG…i couldnt wait for part 2 to be posted. I absolutely love the idea of the derby. The photo book is AMAZING. As always..u continue to outshine yourself. God bless!

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