Wale being a photographer, the assignment was on him to hire the photographer. It ended up not being a simple task since he wanted all his friends as guests. Long story short, we ended up hiring one of the most amazing photographers in the DMV area – Dotun Ayodeji. Dotun and Wale are good friends…so it was a natural fit for him to cover our wedding.
We started off our wedding photography journey with an engagement photo shoot which most of you have seen. Wale and I got dressed in Yoruba attire and headed for the streets of Chinatown, Washington DC. I remember that day like the back of my hand; how I wore sunglasses and held Bukky Adefemi’s hand until we got to the exact spot we were to start taking pictures. It took me a while to warm up; but my darling Wale, the razzoid, quickly got into character, lol!
After this, it was a rollercoaster ride to do the next photo shoot because Mr Ayodeji is ALWAYSSSSSSS busy (Dotun don’t comment please, lol). We finally got together and did a couple more and then the wedding day was around the corner and Mr. Ayodeji scheduled a meeting with us to go over the wedding day etc. I had never been present for this type of meeting prior to ours with Dotun. I wanted to meet up at Starbucks or something for like 15 minutes. But NOOOO, Mr. Ayodeji said we have to meet in his “office”. I strongly advice all couples to have at least one meeting with their wedding photographer because guess what, when the wedding is over the memories live on through videos and pictures. The meeting basically was for us to go over our timeline to ensure that we had allocated enough time for pictures. Also, Dotun rang it in our ears to make sure we were on time and that our rooms were neat and in order so that it would not affect his pictures, lol! We went over a bunch of other things. I did not really have much to say because Wale and I trusted he would do an awesome job; we didn’t even think the meeting was necessary.
The wedding day finally came and Dotun worked really hard and it didn’t help that our wedding week was the beginning of the summer heat wave in DC. Everyone that saw Dotun that day really felt bad for him because he was drenched in sweat from the heat. He took pictures and captured all the details and moments and he behaved like the heat was not a factor. Wale and I are forever grateful to him for everything. Above all, the pictures are fantastic and we are excited to be showing it all to you. Please click on the link below. It is a slideshow of our wedding pictures by Dotun.