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.