Happy Anniversary to WOP…Woohoo!

A year ago today, I quit my job as a Project Financier at a top investment bank in Lagos and ended 6 years of a pretty decent career as a global investment banker to pursue my passion and become a full time photographer.

Initially, I had very little support and was filled with great doubt and quite honestly, fear, about this seemingly huge risk I was about to take. I wasn’t sure anyone would think I was good enough to want to pay for my work and so I gave myself 6 months to figure out if I had just made the worst decision of my life.

A year later and I am proud to say that I am slowly building a business that I know my family and I can be proud off. I have worked tirelessly to the point of obsession and insomnia and invested in both education and equipment to ensure that not only am I creating beautiful, timeless imagery for my clients but I am constantly working to create a photography experience that is relaxed, easy and most importantly fun. Not only do I finally value myself and my work as an artist but more importantly I am attracting brides who appreciate my artistic eye, professional attitude and the overall quality of everything I have to offer and are willing to pay a premium for it.

I am a long way from where I want to be and I still have a tonne of growing to do both as a person and as a business but I am sincerely grateful to everyone who has supported thus far, whether it be through following my work, commenting on my blog, referring me to your loved ones, sharing your knowledge and experience with me – I appreciate it and I truly appreciate you. And of course to my amazing, beautiful and ultra fabulous clients, for the ones who took a risk on a newbie photographer and for each of you that allow me to document your love and life stories – I am grateful for you and thank you for allowing me to be part of your lives.

I’m excited about what the future brings and I look forward to growing with you.

So happy anniversary to WOP and since no celebration would be complete without cake – you can help me blow out the candle on mine (I’ll save you a piece ;-))…one, two, three….

God bless

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Wani Olatunde Photography offers wedding photography that allows you to fall in love all over again by documenting your love story in a beautiful, intimate and modern way that highlights the emotions of your special day and allows you to relive each amazing moment over and over again.

So if you are planning your wedding in Lagos or other parts of Nigeria and are looking for a photographer who will do more than just take pictures during your wedding day, then get in touch right now via wani@waniolatunde.com or the contact form at the top of the website. I consider it a true honour to be able to celebrate your love story and I am completely invested in helping you have the most amazing day possible but don’t just take my word for it, check out what previous WOP couples have to say over on my testimonials page and while you are at it, why don’t you join me and the WOP rockstars on my facebook page – where we can chat about all things wedding and photography. You can also sign up for the WOP Rockstars VIP Newsletter below (see the pretty pink box?) to be kept updated about all the latest giveaways and wedding and photography tips.

Not looking for a wedding photographer in Nigeria? Please be sure to consider WOP for your portrait photography needs including individual photoshoots, boudoir, glamour, maternity, children and family photography here in Lagos. We all have a story to tell – I would love to help you tell yours. Ciaoicon smile Did you see me on fab lifestyle show 53 Extra? : )

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  • Olatoun Okunnu

    many awesome things to come!ReplyCancel

  • Fran

    Excited for you too..
    Couldn’t have wished for another.. Still can’t believe how awesome the sneak peek turned out!
    We had so much fun.. The girls still sing your praises..
    Here’s to higher heights & deeper depths!!!

    • Wani Olatunde

      Aww, thanks so much Fran – Amen Amen. I really appreciate your kind words – totally made my evening 🙂 Thanks again for choosing to work with me and I can’t wait to show you the rest of the piccies 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Unrau Woelk

    Congratulations on one year!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Martin

    Congratulations! I love your blog by the way!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Happy anniversary! Wishing you continued success!ReplyCancel

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  • Jess Wellman

    Congratulations! You definitely have a bright future ahead!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rust

    Congratulations, what a milestone!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Happy anniversary! Kudos to you for taking the plunge into full time photography!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie


  • Becky

    Wow! Congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Saul

    Happy anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • NiCole Lynch

    Congratulations or since it’s your leap of faith – Happy “Faith-a-versary!” All God’s continued best to you.ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Haha – I like it. Thanks Nicole 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Larianne

    Congrats! Happy one year 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Funke

    Congrats Wani, really happy for you and here’s to greater success to come…..ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Thanks Funke – thanks so much for your kind words. Amen amen 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ms Feferity

    Congratulations Wani. I love your story. I’m glad you had the confidence to take the leap and make this dream a reality. A bright future definately lies ahead.ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde

      Aww, thanks Ms Feferity. I definitely appreciate your kind words. Amen amen 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Wani Olatunde Photography

    Amen amen 🙂 Thanks Olatoun – really appreciate your support. God bless you 🙂 ReplyCancel

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    Thanks Catherine 🙂 ReplyCancel

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    Thanks Kelly 🙂 ReplyCancel

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    Thanks Jess – Amen to that 🙂 ReplyCancel

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