I flew into London one early morning to do this Portrait session with Martin and Benedette early this year. They had just recently gotten engaged and had a lot to celebrate. Their relationship has been one of long distance. Benedette being in North America and Martin working offshore in West Africa. It seemed only natural that they would do their session where East meets Wests as far as Nigerians are concerned in London. They are both of relatively northern origin so their shoot had some element of their indigenous culture in it.
Special thanks to Crystal Deroche, who provided very adhoc serves in a make up artist. Crystal has been such an invaluable asset to my business this year. Not only is she so good at organizing my shoots, she’s also an amazing friend. She assisted throughout the day by providing all sorts of ideas for our poses and also locations to shoot. You also have to check out her work as she’s a professional stylist who styles many shoots across Europe and Africa.
I generally do not like doing shoots in the winter as the weather tends to offer many elements that are beyond your control. It was rather cold and windy. Most of our shooting was done indoors. I hope you all appreciate the more portrait style I’ve adopted in this particular presentation.