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I’ve been itching to put this up for months now. Meet my awesome international clients, Yetunde and Tayo. At the time of this shoot, Tayo was in the Uk and Yetunde in Nigeria and we had to plan an engagement shoot somehow before their wedding in Nigeria. We had 2 options for the shoot, they were either going to come down to US or fly me to the UK. I also suggested they use one of the many UK photographers to save money. That didn’t fly, Yetunde understands that if you really like a photographer’s work then you need hire that photographer! So you know I love me some more brides who thinks this way:)

In no time, tickets were purchased, hotel reservation made and off to London I went for a 2 day trip.  I arrived in London with a mission on mind but Yetunde and Tayo being laid back and chilled didn’t get the memo, they wanted us to do breakfast before the shoot:) Like most of my clients, they have no idea how much work we do for pictures.

I must confess that I wasn’t really sure what to expect for this shoot. I visit family in London but never for shoot. And I’m sure Yetunde and Tayo had expectations, they wanted the same look and feel of my pictures done in the UK and I think we did just that.

Tayo lives outside London so he wasn’t really familiar with the tourist stuffs J  Our goal was to shoot next to the “London Eye” and around the Parliament building.  In short, we spent the whole day trying to get to the London Eye and just had fund shooting along the way. I will be blogging part 2 next week so come back for more.


I requested Tayo give us a pose and here’s what he came up with…seriously Tayo? I love it still:)

And a few garden shots inspired by India Movies:)

We picked the perfect underground station – “Bond Street” for our train shots.

We took a few shots in the mall and I was shocked the security guards walked by and said nothing….that wouldn’t happen in DC malls for sure.

Somebody please tell the Queen London needs more of these signs! I almost got hit once,  thanks to Tayo who grabbed me before I crossed.

Back to the streets we did a few fun shots to see the reactions of tourists walking by


We bumped into Michael Jackson who thought them how to dance. The look on Yetunde’s face says it all:)

Oh my! Yetunde, I didn’t think that pose was for you, but you’re definitely a better student than Tayo:)

Then we ran into the lady in pink

Unlike MJ, she paid us no mind:(

We decided to pray for her…

But since she wasn’t moved by prayers, they just decided to make love next to her:)

As we hopped back on the subway we ran into this picture perfect background. We were going to get some pics regardless of “Underground” security  cameras on us

Love this shot, Yetunde found the light!

A shot of Tayo’s dash, so we shot till 4.37am in 9 degrees and we still have to be up in a few hours to continue. Long story short, we didn’t find the “London Eye”! Check back next week for part 2.

iamblaq - fantastic…

Nnamdi - Hey Dotun…pls publish the Lagos wedding photos…plssss

Titilayo - Very nice pictures and lovely couple.You did a fantastic job,well done .

wemimo - Lovely n spontaneous…..nice couple..

VINCENT NJUGUNA - You sir are out of this world.

Yinka - These pictures are a confirmation of afrocentric beauty. The pictures makes me believe this union will be for 70 years. I see forever and wonder whenever with these pictures. Man looks at his wife and makes her look like a Gem that is twice as nice. Classical and undying. It’s a reinforcement of FOREVER. Lovely all around.

Olamint Photos - Woow ! I love each and every picture you took. The couple looking amazing. Inspirational shots !!

Jokotade Remi-Adeoye - Awwwwww……This is so beautiful…….teary eyed.

obiora chioma - Prfect couple made from heaven may the almighty God make a marriage a fulfilled and everlasting joy Fø̲̣̣я̅ eternity the bible say Δα̅τ he Δα̅τ findeth a wife findeth a good and obtaineth favour from the Lord and i decree Δα̅τ those blessings will overshadow and take yu i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ Ūя̲̅ marriage forever

Laku - Exactly what Jide said!! I love this shoot Dee, well done :)

Barbara - I love your pictures. I wish i could get someone who can take such lovely pictures in South Africa. I have been searching but cant find any that can match up to your work.

yemi o - The pictures are really beautiful. keep up the good works.

Rhena - I discovered your blog sometime last year and i have been almost every single day, looking through the photos in silence, a figure lurking in the dark but no more, your talent needs to be commended and that can’t be done in silence. You are AWESOME.

Yinka O - Dotun this is amazing…. lovely couple and wonderful pictures….great job

Mosunmola - I have been blown away by YOU! Love the shoot!!!!! Exquisite!

Olanike - Seun, u ar really a genius may God continue to be with u and bless ur hand work..

Titilayo Ajayi - …beautiful pictures Emmanuel, always longing to see Ur pictures.
keep on flying broooo

Monsuru Tiamiyu - Your blog is always fun to visit, this is another epic and great shoot by the boss. I am blessed to have known about you.
God bless you sir.

Yinka - Wow you went international ! Nice! The set of her on the floor is EVERYTHING!!!

Fotos by Fola - This is really good. Love the underground train station portrait and overall shots of london. Great work Dotun!

Efe - Awwwww! Nice work Dotun… Yetunde still as pretty as ever….beautiful couple!

Jide Alakija - Ha! You’ve made a lot of UK Photographers Jealous! Nice one dude….so good seeing some of my older stomping grounds of the past.

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