My name is Jide Akinyemi,
I’m a photographer.
I’m a photographer.
Thanks for dropping by!
I am Jide Akinyemi, an African based photographer on a mission to document weddings in every corner of the world. I have shot hundreds of weddings and witnessed what it feels to be in love a countless number of times (Yes, I have noticed tears dropping off my eyes behind the camera during the exchange of vows at weddings).
My journey into photography has been quite an interesting one. I found photography via serendipity while serving my country in the National Youth Service Corps but stayed through the years in it purely based on passion. I have gracefully climbed through the ladder from the least possibly imagined low to where I am currently in the journey. From being arrested for selling pictures in a mall for less than half a dollar, to officially photographing the visit of the President of France to Lagos, Nigeria.
From being beaten to near death for taking photographs on the streets of Lagos, to being
recognized and invited for a dinner with my country’s President.
I have a degree in Physics from a prestigious Nigerian university and these days I try to calculate the number of photons hitting the camera sensor at every given time in a bid to make useful my degree (Just kidding). I also volunteered as technical head for several years at a community radio station just before venturing into photography
If you are looking for a photographer to pose you at every click through your wedding day or looking for someone to help your wedding trend on social media, I am not your guy. My approach to weddings is distinctive; non-obtrusive and spontaneous, combining photojournalism with creative eyes which gives me the opportunity to document your wedding day in the most natural and compelling way.
I am dedicated to creativity, superior quality, exceptional service and honest value in photography. My goal is to capture moments that give a refreshing visual narrative of your wedding day for the rest of your life.
My aim is to freeze the motions and emotions of your wedding day for you to relive for the rest of your life.
I love to travel and experience new places, learn about new cultures, languages. My biggest dream is to one day be one of pioneer photographer to document on the Martian soil (if the proposed Terraforming of Mars would happen in my generation).
While wedding photography is what I have come to be known for, I have done all kinds of documentary and commercial assignments; from being a personal photographer to the Governor of Lagos, photographing the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to documenting the President of France during his visit to Nigeria.
I have also carried out portrait and documentary works for corporate organizations including the new generation top banks.
Feel free to ask me any other question you would love to know about me.
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