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Shola + Taiwo – Traditional Engagement

You may remember Shola and Taiwo from my Old Hollywood shoot few months back. Well, here is their traditional engagement – colorful and so full of energy. I did only two of these engagements this year so I am going to do a full post to celebrate my last engagement post for the year.  For my non-African viewers, I will attempt to give u a few clues here and there. My goal for this post is to make you the viewer feel like you were part of this wonderful celebration..Enjoy

PS: In the comment field at the end of the post, please let me know your favorite moment in this post. I will get around to numbering the pictures much later for better reference.

1. Typically, you have an opening prayer at traditional engagements.

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3. It’s really the bride’s family day so they dance in and settle down first

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5. Renny Vasquez takes care of makeup

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8. The groom’s family is greeted by guards(female MC) and all they really want is just some money before letting them thru

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10. The money bowls are in order

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11. The brides family receives the grooms family

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15. This lady is sort of the guardian angel for both families, she brings drama and laughter to the event..you can call her an MC

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19. Brides family accepts the proposal written by the grooms family

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20. Now the groom arrives, I love the look on his face. It’s more like, “you guys really want my money, huh?”

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25. While the groom pays his respect to the bride’s parents, the bride heads towards the ceremony

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30. Yes Shola can get down!

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31. Another priceless moment

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38. Now that’s my Pastor Nike Wilheims. I felt the power in those prayers while I was editing:)

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50. Funny she tells them to hug with emphasis as if they need a tutorial for that:)

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51. Even guests want to capture moments…..

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52. Now they have to pretend it’s a nice picture…lol!

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58. Guests always love my camera

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Amaka - WOW……

Babz - Lovely images as usual. I’m 95% sure d Guardian Angel has MC’d a similar wedding I shot in Lagos last year. She’s a very funny person. Love no. 20 “wanna take my money?”

omojesu - D I don’t know why you would ask which one is my favorite? They are all my favorite.. Lovely, sharp, crisp pics..

'Dalat - Very nice.. moment captured very brilliant!.. Great Job D!

Zenab (ZFaces) - Wow! Great work Dotun! Shola looked so gorgeous in ALL the pics and you really captured amazing moments.

Eileen - D! You go bro! I love it all. My favorite is Shola with her mom! So special.

Yinka - Wow you only did 2 of these? They are usually very hectic but such rich culture is exhibited and you capture that beautifully as usual…

Mide - I really like the one with shola and my mom. You go Dotun, you really captured the momments.

wura - Lovely pictures

Kirth - The hugging shot is my favorite… the lady with the mic is definitely caught in the moment. Great series of shots here… you really captured the jubilation of the couple and their families.

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