I was minding my business on Facebook a few days ago when I saw this image above. I was like, who is this fierce groom, and then I saw the title beside it, Black barbie and Ken's Nigerian Wedding. Of course I had to check it out. I was blown away by the full set of pictures which I got permission from the photographer, Obi Nwokedi, to share with you guys.
Obi says "I'm afraid, I don't have any emotional story about getting a camera as my 14th birthday present, or how my father before me was a photographer. I'm a regular IT analyst who a couple of years back, simply happened across some amazing photos online, and a passion was ignited. So after loads photography books, thousands of images shot, countless hours on photo forums, and several years later, here I am, using my God given talents to do what I simply love doing".
I have to say, he does it pretty well. Enjoy the Wedding Pictures of Barbie and Ken...
|Get the hair done first|
|Update final details on your ipad|
|Gist with friends to settle your nerves|
|It's time to dress up|
|Best Friends Forever Aso-ebi|
|Yes I am ready|
|I'm going out to meet my man|
|The fierce groom|
|No matter how tough, he still has to bow|
|Reading the proposal for all to hear|
|I'm looking for my man, seen him?|
|There he is|
|And now I can rest awhile|
|Item 7, Rice and Stew Very Plenty|
|Dance Dance Dance|
|Ken is digging it!|
|DJ is playing their song|
|Of course, money will be sprayed|
|We'll keep on having fun till we drop!|
I really loved these pictures and I hope you did too. While the photoshoot is titled Nigerian wedding by the photographer, I think it is more of a Yoruba wedding. And what an amazing one too, the tiny accessories, the fashion and the style. And I've not even mentioned the photography, the attention to detail is awesome, the shots, the angles, the story-telling, everything.
Please visit Obi Nwokedi at his Website, see the complete Ken and Barbie Photoshoot at his Blog, and like him on Facebook.