TOYOSI + NKWAM

CONGRATULATIONS to TOYOSI + NKWAM, l photographed their lovely wedding last month at the Hellaby Hall Hotel in Sheffield, it was a two-day ceremony commencing with the Traditional Nigerian Wedding, followed by the White Wedding a day later.

It’s not every time you’re hired for a job that you get treated like a ‘Guest’, well, TOYOSI & NKWAM treated me like I was one of their numerous invited guests that had flown in from around the world.

The church ceremony was well attended and the service was very brief, before we went on to the reception at the Hellaby Hall. The weather was also great for some outdoor photographs.

A lot of guest at wedding seems to find ‘Long Speeches’ boring, including myself, but l must say this was one wedding where all the speeches from the families and siblings of the couple were so interesting.

NKWAM’s best-man Dr Murtaza Ali was the ‘star’ of the night, he took everyone down memory lane delving into life before and after medical school with Nkwam…it was indeed HILARIOUS and I’ve never laughed so much at a wedding in so many years.

TOYOSI & NKWAM met three years ago, and according to NKWAM it was LOVE at first sight…

So glad to be part of these lovely couple’s special day and I wish you two the very BEST.

Happy Married Life Mr + Mrs NKWAM.

Here’s how I witnessed your special day:


TOYOSI & NKWAM.

Congratulations: DR TOYOSI & DR NKWAM who recently got married about two weeks ago in Sheffield, I’ve been a little behind with my blog, so I’ve decided to put up their fun pre-wedding photo session I shot back in June this year.

The lovely couple had contacted me for their wedding after Toyosi found some of my work on Instagram.

I did’nt get to meet the couple until earlier this year during their wedding shopping trip to London. We met up at a local Italian cafe and talked over breakfast, they decided to come back to London from their base in the Midlands for the prewed photo session at a much more convenient time.

A date was scheduled, and on a bright sunny day the couple arrived and we decided to hit Surrey to kick off the shoot, and back to central London later in the evening for the concluding part.

The shoot was one of those sessions you just want to carry on…..but sadly I lost one of my brand new canon flash and wireless receiver….

Will be blogging the couple’s lovely wedding very soon.

Meanwhile, here are some frames:


TOLA & JIMI.

CONGRATULATIONS to: TOLA & JIMI who recently got married four weeks ago. The lovely couple met 4 years ago at a McDonald’s in Coventry when JIMI spotted TOLA on the queue. He said, her smile was very infectious. He then proceeded to ask her for a hand cream and Tola being a nice girl that she is, offered one to JIMI.

They struck up a conversation on the queue while waiting for their meal…Little did they know destiny had brought them together…
Digits swapped, and from then on it was the birth of a friendship that would eventually turn into a life time partnership.
Tola has a very infectious smile, even the hardest and the meanest human-being will crack up when this charming lady talks to you. This was the case when she rang to book me for her big day,
l literally fell for her charm…you’ve got to LOVE Tola….
The wedding was so lovely, the weather was fab and the guests had a lovely time.

It was quite emotional for Tola’s dad to say bye to his little baby after his very moving speech which took the guest dowm memory lane. From when his LITTLE ANGEL was born to the present which he described ‘HEAVENLY’…
They say “men don’t cry” but I tell you, when it comes to our daughters, we do cry. It makes me wonder how someone like me with three beautiful girls would cope when it’s time for them to get married…I guess we shall see…Anyway….

Here is Wishing TOLA and JIMI a very Blissful union all the way.
Mr & Mrs ADENIJI..here are some frames from your lovely wedding:


Owolabi Odunayo - September 5, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Lovely day, lovely pictures. God bless your union.

Olusegun Badejo - September 5, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Kevin, what a job well done. Perfect is wat I call it. Thanks for making my two beautiful and handsome children’ s day so beautiful and a memory never to be forgotten. I appreciate you and ur work all the way. Thanks and God bless.. DAD

Joshua Quansah - September 5, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Great pictures.
Well done to the duo of Jimi and Tola.

Emilienne Houessou - September 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Pictures are amazing! Welcome to married life!!

Prosper Harley - September 5, 2014 - 8:46 am

lovely pix…

Yetty Mua - September 4, 2014 - 11:41 am

Beautiful picture I must say. The father of the bride was crying that really moved me. Awwwww daddy!!!!

Felicia Badejo - September 4, 2014 - 10:05 am

Kevin this is beautiful. Thanks for making my sisters day beautiful. God bless you :-)

Chudy Nweze - September 4, 2014 - 8:20 am

Really nice. I loved the back lights all the way. Totally spot on.

BIM & ELDRED.

Pre-wedding photo shoots are meant to be fun and exciting it’s great when you have a couple who can pull it off Just like BIM & ELDRED.

Last month l finally got the chance to photographed BIM + ELDRED’s pre-wedding session after series of rescheduling due to their ever very busy schedule.

The couple who met two years ago at a church, and ironically they work for the same Bank in the city of London but at different branches.

I finally met up with BIM & ELDRED as they landed at the London City Airport on arrival from Italy on a short break and some last minute wedding shopping. We then decided to carry on the photo session from the airport, right into the night.

Am looking forward to the couple’s Traditional Nigerian Wedding Ceremony and their White Wedding next week, both ceremonies are taking place in London and Essex respectively…am eagarly looking forward to it.

Here are my favorite frames:


Oguntuga Phils - September 2, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Nice job bro

OMOWALE & DEJI.

It’s been a very busy year for me I must confess, it’s been a struggle to stay on top of my Photo Library with weddings waiting to be edited and sent off to printers….I still have quite a few more weddings to shoot right into the winter season…But am sure to stay on top of it all in no time…

Anyway, when I got an anonymous call from Lagos by a complete stranger to shoot a certain wedding for a couple flying in from Nigeria to the UK for their wedding about a month ago, it came to me as a surprise, at first I thought it was one of those ‘Calls’ you get from people just mocking you about, within 48 hours of swapping emails, I was booked and paid in full, all I had was the first names couple. After which I never heard from the ‘Agent/Contact’ anymore. I never get to meet the lovely couple until the morning of their wedding here in London.

It’s a common practice for Nigerian couples or families to hire more than one photographer for a wedding, and I was informed by my contact that they also had another photographer covering the event for the couple along side myself…As a matter of fact someone told me there were situations where you have 5 to 7 photographers covering one single wedding in Nigeria due to the large number of guests, and some members of the extended families actually wanting to have their own ‘WEDDING ALBUMS’ of the couple for keeps. This is not the case in Europe….
I had never been in a situation like that since shooting wedding but hey there’s always a first time….but I knew with a lot of understanding and professionalism I should be able to work with whoever was billed to shoot on the day…and on the day it was quite smooth as I anticipated…

I did eventually get to speak to the Groom 48 hours to the big day after their arrival in the UK, a lovely soft spoken gentleman by the name of: DEJI, he told he was aware I was photographing his wedding and was kind enough to send me the necessary itineraries despite his very tight schedule.

So, on the big I met up with him at his hotel by Stansted Airport, and later drove a couple of miles to meet his lovely Bride: OMOWALE , who was equally as charming as can be.

The weather was a perfect one for any wedding, the church ceremony was very brief and exciting, then on to the very colorful reception at the Parkland Quendon Hall in Essex.
Friends and families had flown in from across the globe to witness the couple say ‘I DO’…

The highlight of the day was the surprise musical appearance by two of Africa’s and Nigerian Afrobeat/Hip Hop International Super Stars: Ice Prince Zamani and WizKid. WizKid is commonly referred to as the ‘Justin Bieber’ of Africa and when he turned up straight from the USA, the guests could not get enough of him, same goes for Ice Prince.

This was such a fun filled wedding, where every one had a fantastic time..including my very self…the wedding party did’nt wind down until midnight….

I’ll like to wish OMOWALE & DEJI the very BEST as they start a new phase in their amazingly blessed life…Congratulations Guy!

Here’s are some frames from the wedding:

PS:I’d like thank Michael Tube who volunteered to help on the day not forgetting young Walé Adebanjo….you did all the hard work
Guys without you I wonder how I’d have been able to cope…GRACIAS!


Nike - August 21, 2014 - 7:07 pm

You are just so good at what you do. Perfect way to truly tell the story of the new beginning many more years to come. Keep it up my guy and there’s no limit.

Linda Obasuyi Fregene - August 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

Nice pics

Kemi Kings Imevbore-Uwaga - August 20, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Absolutely amazing images. Well done bro.

Doubra Yerin Ebimoghan - August 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Awesome job ma friend, you caught all the moments that matters a lot.

Michael Émy - August 20, 2014 - 12:44 pm

I am wowed