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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pre Wedding Photos Part 1 - Blessing and George - Abuja Winners of My Big Nigerian Wedding Season 2

Hi everyone!

You may have already heard about the lovely couple who won the Abuja edition of My Big Nigerian Wedding competition that took place as part of the WEDExpo 2015 event - Blessing and George.

This is a contest where winning couples get the wedding of their dreams sponsored to the tune of N15 Million. The lucky winners are rewarded with an all-expense-paid wedding and honeymoon in Abu Dhabi. Their wedding will be planned and co-ordinated by some of the best wedding vendors in the country.
Hundreds of couples entered for the competition when the call for entry was made in October 2014. The voting period was a very exciting one as these couples were pruned down to the Top 50. Voting again resumed for the Top 50 couples and closed finally on 15th March 2015.

Cognito Studios is proud to be one of the vendors who are making the dream of this lovely couple come true. We met with the couple (we were happy to know they were already fans of our work and following our social media platforms) and we planned for a pre wedding shoot along the themes of fun and romance.Blessing and George are almost a case of 'opposites attract', George the cool, calm, collected brother and Blessing gregarious, fun-loving, playful and warm. 

As we always do, we planned for photos that showed the couple in their natural element, being themselves and letting the chemistry and connection between them speak through the pictures. We also decided to get creative with selecting locations and one of the scenes required us climbing up a high rock to get a view of the sunset over the Abuja cityscape.

In this post I will share photos from the first location - Maitama Amusement Park Abuja

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding

Cognito Studios Pre Wedding Photography My Big Nigerian Wedding


Blessing & George will be getting married on 28th August 2015 at The Pearl Arena @ Emerald Park in Abuja. Do drop a message for them in the comment section below. Also tell us what you think of the photos.

Thanks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hello Brides - Planning for your wedding?

Getting ready for your wedding? Take a look at these beautiful dresses captured during a photo session with top bridal dress vendors in Abuja. For more on beautiful fabrics for your wedding, see this earlier post: http://cognitostudios.blogspot.com/2015/07/beautiful-fabrics-make-up-and-more.html

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Yoruba Bride

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Ibo Bride

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Beautiful Hausa Bride

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Beautiful Bride

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Exquisite Hausa Bride

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Hausa Bride

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Beautiful Bride
Special Thanks to all the vendors that made the shoot possible
Fabrics @fabricsnbeyond, makeup@ami_mansur, jewelry @beadsbyoma, asooke @molbaks_alasooke, bridal hairstyling @chatoyerbeautylounge, bridal gowns @qupidbridals,@toshowoods, photography@shawn_cognitostudios, outfit designer@fittedaffairs, shoes @zinellaabuja model@fateemissouri

Monday, July 20, 2015

Beautiful Fabrics, Make Up and More - Fashion Photoshoot with Cognito Studios

Fabrics, accessories and styling by Fabrics and Beyond (Instagram @fabricsnbeyond)
Make Up by PoshBelle MakeUp Studio (IG: @poshbelle__makeupstudio)
Models: Vicky and Lizzy (@vicky_edozie and @miz_juicyliz)
Photography by yours truly (IG: @shawn_cognitostudios)
Location: Shot and edited at the world class Cognito Studios, Abuja
See more photos on Instagram when you follow all these accounts.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Fresh and not so fresh from the studio - Cognito Studios Photography

Promised to be more regular with updates. Here are a few photos from recent and not so recent photo shoots. Please like, comment and share. Thanks for visiting!

Model: Zanswat

Model: Zanswat

Model: Ene

Model: Shawn

Bible themed shoot for Imbue Magazine