Top wedding photographer, Ogheneworo Akara recently shared this ah-mazing pre-wedding shoot of Shalewa and Osagie.
How Shalewa and Osagie met:
We met in my office, he came to visit his uncle who is the Managing director of where I work. As he was coming in, I was about to go buy something outside, I saw the young handsome bobo step in with his friend and I turned back just to see that handsome bobo again. The moment he went upstairs to meet his uncle, I immediately turned to my colleagues saying, gosh that dude is handsome.
Meanwhile he was already scoping me and I didn’t know about that. After he left his cousin called me immediately to ask if he can give Osagie my number and I was like no ( I was just fronting), for days osagie started coming to my office almost everyday just to come see my face and finally I gave him my number and that was how it all started. We clicked instantly, we became insparable. We were always together. He calls me first thing in the morning, picks me up to work and from work and all.
Osagie is just the perfect Christmas gift God gave me, He is so so so caring (heard that is how Edo men are), he is a replica of my father maybe that is why it was so easy for me to fall in love with him. He is my best friend, my father, my first child, my all in all am so fond of him and I bless God for giving me a man like him.
We very early on an environmental saturday at the railway corporation offices where we used their tracks.
And had a symbol of the their journey to forever in the trains.
The very first time I saw Shalewa, I knew right there and then that I have found the woman for me. I was thrilled because her smile was heavenly. Anyone that knows Shalewa will know she has a very wonderful smile. I couldn’t let her just go like that. I got to know her and I found out she was a sweet, caring ,loving, God Fearing, hardworking, entrepreneur and a wonderful cook and I was like I will not let this kind of a rare person go. I didn’t have to waste time since I know what I wanted and I had found it. I proposed days to Christmas because I wanted to give her the perfect Christmas gift.
As usual he loves to see my face and as a marketer he goes round so at times he can just call me am in front of your office can u just come out. So on that faithful day he called me to come out ,went to meet him and saw him with his colleagues and I just greeted them casually then he left. 30 mins later I saw my colleagues coming downstairs to my sit and I was like what is happening then the next thing I saw my very own bobo coming in and with his colleagues and his good friend ( Denuola ) and I just started smiling and I was like today ain’t my birthday what is happening then he went down on his knee and asked the question.Of course I said Yes cuz that is all have been praying for. I never wanted to loose this sweet dude called Osagie and now he is mine forever.
After which we moved to the beach later that evening to capture the couple in play mood and create a sunset silhouette of them both for the walls of their homes.
This was my favourite photograph of the lot.
Shalewa wanted the Lekki bridge in her photographs, and so we had to cross into Banana Island to take a photograph of them with the bridge in the background.
I always say the most difficult thing to hide in this world is two people in love. These two stuck out like goldfishes and we had fun shooting this whole session.