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A Nigerian Wedding – Nafisa and Ori

Ok blog stalkers, I hear your cry:)I can imagine how many times you’ve been back here only to be welcomed by my last post. Well, change has come:)Let me start of by saying Happy New Year and I hope this blog post was worth the wait.

Nafisa and Ori got married last June in Lagos. Out of curiosity, I asked Ori to send me a few pics from the e-shoot they did in his home state California. Everything about the shots he sent to me was couture, so that was my first hint of the type of couple they are. Ori mentioned that he would like some of their shots on the wedding day to look similar so indirectly telling me to pull out my fashion photography sense. But I wasn’t sure if they could pull off such a wedding in Nigeria…boy was I wrong! I arrived in Lagos and Nafisa told me Ori went to church to do a sound check! I mean who has time for sound check in Nigeria, again I underestimated! It’s one thing for a couple to want a unique wedding and it’s another for the couple to do their home work to back it up – Ori and Nafisa did their homework for sure. Wedding was well planned, locations were great starting from hotel to reception, bridal party – just 4, first look was done and also a last look at the hotel after the reception(must see). Did I  also mention that no other photogs were allowed at the event except me and my team?  Ok, I will stop talking and let you enjoy this wedding.

Also worth mentioning, I shot this wedding with my “Charlie’s Angel photographers”- Jummy and Yinka. I’m so grateful to this two amazing photogs for their excellent coverage especially for a wedding far from the DMV area, some of you may remember them from previous wedding post. I will update other vendor links tomorrow.

Make-up Artist – Banke Meshida

Reception – The Civic Center – Lagos

Church – The Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos

Planning – Funke Bucknor-Obruthe – Zapphaire events

Decor – Sarao Decor

I will start off by Ori’s customized stuffs.

Some fashion lighting in motion!…love it!

Yes! meet the entire bridal party.


Their reception entry was truly unique, it felt like a red carpet entry with opera-like music and lighting to match!

You have to blame it on the alcohol:)

And the last look….


Alan Golden - Beautiful work! Congratulations!

kayode ajayi (kaykluba) - love the details in your work flow bro.

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D. Hairston - Really love the way you use light in your shots. Magnificent!

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ifedolapo - I just cldnt help looking @ d “last look” pictures over and over again! Its so beautiful.. I could feel the romance.. REAL! Well done Uncle dotun

The Prague Wedding Photographer! - Absolutely brilliant work. You completely rocked it and I am sure the couple are very pleased.

Look me up if you ever get to Europe.
Best, Kurt Vinion

Vivian Chidueme - Good Afternoon, My name is Vivian Chidueme and I manage the bridal store Imani Swank, located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to run an article on our store. Thanks in advance.

runtaj - Whoa! My girlfriend sent me the link to this page. All I can is, “Dude! U gotta be my wedding photographer”. Of course I also have a lot of work to do. Kudos! Men…Godspeed

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rammie - effortlessly fabulous

Apinke Efiong - The pictures are amazing! Well done

Apinke Efiong - Dear Dotun,

Please ensure credit is given to Jasmine Rose in your write up who are responsible for the floral arrangements that made this event successful.

Apinke Efiong - Dear Dotun, please ensure proper credit is given to Jasmine Rose Design who was responsible for the floral arrangements and bridal flowers that made this event successful.

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vanessa - this is breathtaking,what trips me the most is how the bride stepped away from the conventional white colour,the photography mind blowing omg! whew!it was just awesome.the painful part was the inability to download any picture*sadface*

Nade - Dotun this is unrivaled.

gerry - Wonderful wedding, pictures, pose, dresses, building-the ball room, cars completely amazing….. congratulation you guys

b4ublink Photography - wonderful hots my man. a standing ovation for you boy. look forward to meeting you some day. keep up the good work in DC.

stay blessed.

Harry Who - Amazing images and great story telling. This is what Wedding Photography is all about. Fantastic work.

Harry Who - Great images and story telling. This is what Wedding Photography is all about. Fantastic work.


Cute Princess - I luv this, its really amazing.

Myne Whitman (@Myne_ - This is simply amazing!

Rachel - Dotun your work is amazing, n this wedding is still the highlight this year…. AMAZING>>>>>

susan - waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaathat wedding was something else Beautiful Very lovely lovely.i luck words

Iyke D'Billion. - you are something else bro! BRAVO!!!

Nigeria News - Dotun, this is good. They are great pictures with beautiful people. Very lovely.

Vanessa - Lovely lovely wedding, very classy! Please Dotun what is the name of the hotel that they got ready in, it is absolutely beautiful.

philameh - i am impressed!!! as a photographer, i can tell that very few can be the world class photo coverage you gave the couple. you were more than prepared for the job & they will NEVER forget you!! fantastic shots!! its pointless to state, keep it up, cos you are just out of this world!!

Bamidaylay - Honestly speaking…after looking at this from a photographer point of view i come back to say 9ice job your defines what photography really means BIG UP!!!

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MaiGoodness - What Mimi said! I must be rich!

kay - phenomenal!!!!!!!!!everything about this wedding is beyond perfect..great work

Mimi - Jehovah!!!! I must be rich.

Olu - There’s something about this shoot that makes it really inspiring…Love it.

Cesarine - beautiful!!!!!!!! all i can say

Kemi.o. - Grrrrreat job Dotun…the groom is a natural…bride looked lovely!!!!! Congrats to them!

Kris - Perfect!!!! Not the same oh same oh. Perfect!!!!! You are definitely going to be my photographer at my wedding.

lola - Awesome, Awesome, Awesome…. need i say more!!! Great job Mr.D nice couple!

Seun - Hi Dotun is it possible to find out where the bridesmaid’s dress is from ? thanks !

GREAT PICS and amazing wedding !

Adedeji Bolanle Marg - love it

Tobechi_Daniel - Okay, after looking at this amazing (Dotun!!) amazing pictures, I had to come back and post. The groom has got swagger; the bride is a damsel.

Together they make a hot combo.

My glass is raised to the couple.Keep that Swagger, groom.

Kemi - Absolutely breathtaking!

Bugo - GORGEOUS wedding. AMAZING pictures!!!!!

MEmi - All I have to say is dangggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg! This couple defines class, elegance, sophistication, swagga, ALL of that! Wow! I love their style, the outfits, the fashion lighting, their chemistry I mean they look amazing together!!

A.Y - I Usually Dont Leave Comments.. But I Have Literally Never Seen Pictures This Good.


Shana - that was amazing!!!

Anna - beautiful pictures, fantastic couple, they could be featured in vogue. Dotun great job, the couple make the pictures extra special

Momo - Wow….. FAB FAB FAB!! well done dotun.

Bunmi - Fshfshdhdhfdhzfghs…mo* wa speechles mahnn!! dayyuummmm….amazingly beautiful…i cal dis picture perfect”…jst prestige…diz iz simply j’adore..

Bunmi - Hcyeudyuufgvjbfgjjj…mo* wa speechless mahnnn…dayyuummmm…amazingly beautiful….i call dis picture perfect…nd d blazer nd second outfit…simply J’dore…

Ada - This is awesome! You captured this couple’s georgeousness as well as the fun they had on their wedding…. Perfect mix of class and fun. Great Pics!!!

Nma - Very gorgeous couple! The guy has to have been a model…he just does it so effortlessly! Swag on swag on swag! lol. The girl just has that classic beauty going on. Looove the weeding. Intimate yet so quality! Great job Dotun!

Jackie - Speechlesss, at a loss for words….Beauuuuuuuuuutifullllllll!!! Breathtaking!!!!!!!! Wow…Nah Naija be dat??? LoL.. I have to go and visit…

Purpleicious Babe - BEAUTIFUL..







Thanks for sharing.

Shabach Akinyele - The Best Wedding pics …………Ve seen this Year,,,,,,,great Shots Fam!!!!

Dotun - Oh wow!…thank you all for commenting.

Sileola - These pictures are beyond Amazing……All I can say is Amazing. Great work Dotun

Chimoka - Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!.. I don’t think I can express myself in words. Brilliant, beautiful and original.. WE LOVE DOTUNS BLOG!!!!!

ayo-iShutter - Smashing. You, Jummy & Yinka set the pace for 2012. It was a wait, well worth it. Well thought out and excellently presented. AWARD winning collection. Congrats guys …well done. E ku ise…fantastic….I need to shut up now!!!!! :-)

Jide Odukoya - I have really been waiting for it Sir…This is really nice. I enjoy tha fashion feel.

Wale - These are all excellent. How gorgeous is this couple. You captured them perfectly.

Obi - absolutely beautiful work man

Don - We love the pics….great display of talent. We’ll contact u for our occassion coming up soon. Thumbs up!!!

Osborne Macharia - I have always though that shooting African weddings is challenging but you have killed it in this one….you brought it out so so crisp, detailed and expressive. I salute you Dotun

Toyitan - **DRUMROLLS** Dotun killed it! Elegant now has a face…this couple!!!

Lanre - Hmmmmm 7 months later…….. Ori & Nafisa are the Beckhams of Nigeria. Very fashionable couple…… You sure killed it, when next you are in Nigeria holla at your boy

Temi - Wow!!! Awestruck!!!

Yvonne - The simplicity of this wedding is what makes it so elegant. The entire wedding party of just 4 people was amazing. This should be a staple for future weddings to come. Dotun amazing work on the pics. Many blessings….

Sugar - WoW!! These are the VERY BEST of your pics!! Well done Dotun. Its amazing. And the wedding was so simple! COUTURE pictures. The bride and groom are both beautiful. Your work is fabulous but this is outstanding.

John - Dotun, Nafisa & Ori – and your crew, well done! Words fail me. This is perfection! The pictures prove the point and the comments above mine say it all. Excellence is achievable – yes, it takes self belief, vision, planning, commitment and hardwork to do – but you guys did it. BRAVO!!!

Teekay - Ok, this is not real! Dotun, this wedding is not real…omg! And no it did not happen in lagos, I can’t believe it! They hired the best man for the job for sure!

Funmi - Ahh…. There are weddings, and there are WEDDINGS. Fabulous.

Glory - Amazing! Gown is beautiful! Money Talks!

TeyeMedia - This is a very great wedding shot by a very creative photog… Dotun, you actually killed it your angles and low lights… This couple is also very unique in their own ways…

Lydia - beautiful wedding and i love her wedding gown!!! i always wanted to wear silver too absolutely stunning!

Chad Pennington - Dope Dope Dope Dope

Tope - Simply Fantabulous!

Lulu - Dotun, you’ve done it again!!! Excellent shots!

Omojesu - Hmmmm…. Now this is what you call HD :) D, you know I’ve been waiting for this blog post since last year. Absolutely beautiful photographs. The layout, organization everything…Lovely work as usual.

Fotos by Fola - You did this wedding justice! Excellent work and shout out to your assistants!

Tunji Sarumi - WOW…This wedding is top. Beauitiful wedding. Superb photography. I love it.

Jide Alakija - Nice nice nice!!! You worked hard here and it paid off! Nice one Dotun!

tola adeyinka - There is something so different and original about this wedding. Great job as usual Dotun.

Bowale - I cant believe that this was done in Lagos. U’re a Genius. I promise that whenever am ready to get married u”re definitely going to cover it. Keep it up

ZFaces - Clean. Classy. Elegant. Well done!

SAVO - Guy you really nailed this one…again!
Very Classy Shots.
Seriously Very creative!

Bunmi - Again perfection!! my goodness, makes you wish you were there.

Zainab Abimbola - Seriously Dotun, i dey hail you ooo…..
Fab wedding 4 a fab fashionista….
love the storyline even tho i gt a little bit confused 4m d start :)…
love the fact that the wedding has a personal and different effect to it…

i need your digits in my inbox abeg….

Bisi - Beautiful photos and amazing coverage. Double thumbs up Dotun, your work is pretty incredible.

wailor - Wow!!!! I went about half way before realising, wait o, this is Lagos ke!!! Truly excellent work here, really!!

KBobb - Dotun! You killed this one bro!

Leke - Dotun, you are truly a genius. You and your team killed this wedding. Even our Nollywood weddings can’t touch this! Brides need to take notes from this wedding…one of the best I’ve seen!

AJ - Absolutely beautiful!!! I am in love with the simplicity and elegance of the pictures. It definitely was a beautiful event and you captured its essence. Definitely the way to start the new year. Thanks for sharing.

Modupe - beautiful :)

ShardayyyPhotography - Very very lovely story telling, love the colors, the B&W is just amazing (we would talk :) ), skin exposure color tone is just breathing taking…. You have done it again just as expected.

Femi - Fabulous!!! Excellent!!! Awesome!!! beautiful people and great photos as always…

Yomi - OMG, He has done it again. All Hail King Dotun!!! BTW, I’m one of your blog’s stalker. Big ups to the couple too, the wedding looks amazing. Love it, love it, love it

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