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Shola and Taiwo – Old Hollywood style

I’ve been working on some very interesting engagement shoots lately. Meet Shola and Taiwo who will be tying the knot next month. We decided to go for this old Hollywood theme. I don’t think I could have asked for any better couple to role play this concept. Shot after shot they nailed the mood and concept. Taiwo played a rich Hollywood star who met this beautiful lady. And of course he spent some time trying to let this fine lady know that he’s the right one for her, did she agree? Well lets see.

Technical bits –  shot this with Canon 5D Mark II, 85mm 1.8, 85mm 1.2 and 35mm 1.4. Placed my subjects in uneven shadowed areas to create some uneven lighting in some shots and sometimes with a little fill flash so this gave me that old school feel the the shots.

Feel free to check out their website at the end of the posting.

1. The man himself – Mr Taiwo Oluyemo


2. Timeless – just like back in the days, no smile just straight up pose…love it!


3. Mr Taiwo doing his thing….what do you think he was saying to her?





6. He came well prepared with records from 2 icons and yes Shola loves Luther.
















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bimpe - love numa 7 pix…rili cool

Nifesimi - iLove the guy’s blazer- cool theme.

Oluwaseyi Ayodeji - CONCEPTIOUS!

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - beautiful couple. i love their style! 8 and 10 are favs!

Reta - These pics are awesome!! So different from the normal boring E- shoots. I hope you send these out to some the “big” wedding blogs these pics need to be seen everywhere in the wedding intenet world.

Chris - Wow, amazing shots! I love Taiwo’s outfit, so classy. All around an great looking photo sesh.

Tara Wynn - Dotun you have truly out done yourself with this Engagement Photo Theme. I love it! Timeless and classic.

Adewale Adenuga - awesome!!!!!!!!!! nicely done Great Black and whites

Chinwe - I really like this fresh concept and the love story it tells. Nice break from traditional engagement shots. Great job and very nice looking couple.

Afolabi Sogunro - This is really really cool! Nice work.

AJ - You go D. This is beautiful Shola and Taiwo, definitely the perfect couple for this shoot. I even love the cars in the background. Well thanks again for amazing shots. By the way I think she said YES!!!!!

wale ariztos - lovely work here!! you can tell a lot of time was put into the shoot from the couple to the photographer! love every image. very stylish all around.

Tolu - This is so hottttt and so creative! Love it!

Yole - Love the creativity and originality. Hollywood glam done well. heart it!

Takeelia Carter - Absolutely B-E-A-Utiful! I love it!

Erere Abayowa - Seriously, I love this Old Hollywood concept. Shola and Taiwo you guys rock (and congratulations).

Dotun, your photographs are always so beautiful. More grease.

Tope - Vintage Ivy - OMG! I love the vintage chic look! Absolutely canon!

nikki -!

Great work Dotun and Congrats Tawio & Shola!!!

Yomi - Lovely concept. Another great work Mr. Dotun

omojesu - Love the concept.. Absolutely beautiful

Eileen - Yay! I love it! So fab!

Kemi - I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. very much in character!!!!! The couple looked fantabulous :)

Funmi - I love the theme, nice work….Love the couple!

Cellina - this is a very very lovely shoot!!! you nailed it…. love the whole concept!

Oyin - I love this shoot! I love the pictures! I love the couple! I just love everything about it.

Great job, Dotun!

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