After discovering Nigerian celebrations on some cultural wedding blogs, I have been hoping to get an assignment there a while. Finally, patience is power and I was super thrilled to get the opportunity to photograph quite a large event in Lagos: 1800 guests for the reception in the impressive new ballroom of the Oriental Hotel. The photography coverage started a few days prior with the bridal shower and the henna / ladies night. On the wedding day, the traditional part took place in the morning with drums, bartering, singing, and paying respects. All the women were wearing the same Aqua-color fabric making the entire room highly photogenic. On the way to the hotel from the bride’s house, there was a curfew in the early morning so we had to be escorted by the police. Seated in the back of the official pick-up, it was a surprising situation while shooting the convoy at high speed in the empty streets of Lagos. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story… Another great experience in Africa!!