By Guardian Nigeria
31 January 2023 |
It is believed that weddings are beautiful moments, and what makes them more memorable are the pictures that linger in people’s minds. Abayomi Akinaina is a Nigerian wedding photographer who is known for his intriguing style of photography and high level of creativity. He started his journey in photography with little or no support and has…
It is believed that weddings are beautiful moments, and what makes them more memorable are the pictures that linger in people’s minds.
Abayomi Akinaina is a Nigerian wedding photographer who is known for his intriguing style of photography and high level of creativity. He started his journey in photography with little or no support and has been able to build a successful brand in his name.
The graduate of Computer Science at the Lagos State University (LASU), picked his interest in photography when he started snapping and editing pictures with his phone and gradually evolved as a professional photographer whose masterpieces are second to none.
He looked up to veteran photographers like TY Bello, Rehoboth Creations, Emena Godi, Tope Upload and Oluwa De best among others.
“I have access to TY Bello so TY Bello has been one of those persons I can easily reach out to. I think Emena Godi, Tope Upload. When it comes to Cinematography I have access to Oluwa De Best, Rehoboth Creations (Dami Olajide), he works with Oluwa De Best. He is not one of those guys out there but he is actually the one that brought me to the limelight and taught me the basis of photography. The people that I look up to and have access to are TY Bello, Rehoboth Creations and Oluwa De best.
“The moment I knew It was photography is when I was using that phone and not even a professional camera and people still reach out to me to do things for them. I feel this was more like a calling than me forcing myself to do it,” he revealed.
His exceptional photography skills of infusing beauty into wedding shoots have also placed him among the top wedding photographers in Nigeria who painstakingly pays attention to details.
“Photography is more like an art that I started from basics which is like the common of photography which is just the Triangle Exposure, the basic parts that is shooting from the event and all,” he stated. “But for now, I shoot beauty and weddings and not just ordinary weddings, I shoot destination wedding and also shoot luxurious weddings as well. For now, my major part of photography is just destination weddings, basic weddings, and beauty.”
The founder of “Abayomi Akin-Aina Studio” which is located at 12, Abike Sulaimon Street, in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos disclosed that investment in his brand is an eye-opener to give the best in whatever you do. Over time, he has been able to build social media presence and he has over 30,000 followers on Instagram where his portfolio speaks for him.
Abayomi’s ambitious nature and go-getter attitude has opened many doors for him. He’s been privileged to work with A-list celebrities including Wizkid, Burna Boy, Naira Marley, Samklef, BBNaija’s Tacha, Nollywood’s Mercy Aigbe among others.