Last year’s (2013) summer a gentleman from Manchester rang me and introduced himself as SOLOMON, he said his fiancé YETUNDE has been following me on Instagram and would like me to document their wedding come summer 2014.
We talked in details on what they wanted, and after a few paperwork via emails he instantly paid me a deposit. I did not get to meet the couple in person until March 2014 when they were down in London for some wedding shopping.
A date was fixed for their pre-wedding photo and when they arrived we met up at their hotel less than a mile from me, and over lunch we talked about the whole wedding preparation and how the plans were coming along.
Now the interesting thing about YETUNDE & SOLOMON is that they’ve known each other as far back as when they were 3years old, way back to their days in the same neighborhood and even attending the same nursery school..WHAO!…. Solomon once joked they’ve known each other ‘FROM BIRTH’ that they were more or less destined for each-other, which l strongly agree, I have never met any couple who are so into each other like Yetunde and Solomon.
We set off for the shoot a day later and shot over two days due to not so favorable weather and l enjoyed every second l spent behind the lens with these unique and lovely couple.
Interestingly we never really scouted for locations, the shoots in the woods were done while we stopped for a bugger along a lonely road, and l asked the cafe owner if we could use the back of his cafe and he obliged and we just carried on and got sucked into the forest before we went on to the seaside the next day, Yetunde & Solomon were quite spontaneous and allowed me do my own thing…it was fun all the way through, they were all lovey dovey through out the photo session…
Some of the photographs will go into their guest signing book which l give as standard to my clients.
Am so excited and looking forward to YETUNDE & SOLOMON’s wedding in a few weeks.
Here are some of my favorite frames: