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Timeless Love! Mathilda & Osa’s Vintage Inspired Pre-Wedding Photoshoot | Fotos by Fola




Today we have Mathilda and Osa’s pre-wedding shoot by Fotos by Fola. Mathilda & Osa met at a party, after Osa sent a friend over to do some “investigative work”.

Fotos by Fola took amazing shots around Atlanta – at Stats in downtown Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park and The Biltmore Ballrooms. They look so timeless in this shoot – just like their love.

Look for more from this couple on BellaNaija Weddings!

Bride-to-be: Mathilda/Dupe
Groom-to-be: Osa

How they Met
From the groom:
It was a Saturday like any other and I was relaxing after a long week at work. One of my very good friends Bose called to let me know that there was a 40th birthday party she wanted to invite me to. Initially I refused because I was so tired but then my sister from another Mother, Sase, called to ask what was going on that night, I told her about the party and told her I was not sure I was going – but she eventually convinced me – Sase is persuasive like that, her mouth sweet well, well. Lol. So I jumped in the shower and got dressed, went to pick up Sase and was prepared to not stay long at the event.

We walk in and as I surveyed the room I notice her. Standing tall, commanding the room, gorgeous and with the most beautiful smile I had ever seen. She had this mane of hair on her head, looking all Amazonian. But there was one problem – she was hanging around this guy almost the whole night so I was not sure she was single (he would turn out to be her older brother). I kept my eye on her all night, and eventually she moved from the guy’s table to a table with a group of 5 – 6 of her girlfriends. As any man with sense knows, it is extremely dangerous to try to approach a group of women, especially when you are not sure the lady you are after is single.

So I sent Sase to  do some Mission Impossible and Inspector Gadget work for me. Sase came back and said that the coast was clear, she was single and that her name was Dupe. The whole time Sase was giving me grief because she said I was “dulling” and I should just go talk to her. But a gentleman waits until the right moment abi? When I saw my opening, I walked up to her. She had her back to me, I put my hand on the small of her back, leaned in and said “Dupe, Right?”

She turned around and smiled – and the rest is history …

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Photography: Fotos By Fola
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  1. chichi

    June 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    aww, i love ittt..

  2. Dearie

    June 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Her smile is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    • ant

      June 19, 2013 at 4:12 am

      you said my exact thoughts!

    • Eveey - Diva

      June 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

      I literally heard their laughter through their smiles…. I simply love it… God Bless your union….Amen

    • Lizzy O. The DIYLady.

      November 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

      As in, too pretty! i could hear them laughing through the
      pictures. They look so happy. Father bless them forever oo

  3. Lucylink

    June 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, the bride is a real beauty!! Lovely pics!

  4. Harhbeesolar

    June 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  5. Don zebra

    June 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    i wish i find tru luv like you my broda, i wish u da best with ur cute bb gal

  6. miskimbis

    June 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm


  7. Maureen

    June 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    lovely….hot…beautiful. I wish you both, a love that endures a lifetime. hugs*

  8. toyin

    June 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    nice pix

  9. Nomy

    June 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Dupe fine shaaaaa

  10. Tasher

    June 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    that’s waoh!! God bless their Union..

  11. Rhecks

    June 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm


  12. kayla

    June 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    haw com no 1 noticed her fyn chinko eye!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>dats rly her selling point plus her smile sha>>>>>>>>>>>>vry luvly couple

  13. Babym

    June 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Wow, so beautiful and classy, they would def be able to look back on the pics in years to come and it would still be timeless. Very nice

  14. Tess

    June 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Truly lovely…may God bless your union!

  15. The Fairy GodSister

    June 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I love her smile!!!

  16. Godslove22

    June 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Wow such a match well made from haven…..The bride to be has a great sense in fashion, love the photos and God bless there union 🙂

  17. Hephzibah

    June 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    This is the most beautiful pre wedding photos i”ve seen. Kai the gurl fine no be small. You can see the love. She’s also a power dresser.

  18. Cello

    June 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Handsome couple, Bless you both as you embark on this rather difficult journey. This love that is radiating will see you through any storm in Jesus name, Amen!

  19. Brown Sugah

    June 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    This is Beautiful!! May your marriage be just as beautiful as these pics. Amen!

  20. Eugenia

    June 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    i love her smile…………………………………

  21. Nkem

    June 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    they are so beautiful

  22. impervious

    June 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    like the man said… her smile is ELECTRIC! All the best you two!

  23. loveth .O

    June 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Nice Pics

  24. Ms. Jayee

    June 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm


  25. wunmi Alli

    June 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Love you both! Can’t wait for the Wedding. Picture are perfection

  26. BabyDee

    June 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I looooooove her smile! Congratulations.


  27. Toto

    June 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    love every bit of it. best pre -wedding photos ive seen in a while…..

  28. Mdevaan

    June 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm


  29. Dollss

    June 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    These pictures are soo beautiful. Her smile is everything. You can see that they are truly happy. May God bless their union.

  30. Fashionbabe

    June 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm


  31. truth Diva

    June 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    hmmmmm soooooo sweet!!!

  32. shirlz

    June 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    they look amazing together… they look so happy

  33. Amaka

    June 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    so lovely 🙂

  34. baby

    June 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    great smile wish u guys hapinesss Dear Lord this year is my year

  35. B.E

    June 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Fab! Fab! Fab!

  36. paloma

    June 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    lovely set of white teeth she’s really beautiful!

  37. Ms Sunshine

    June 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Awwwwww….I luv!Simple but elegant.God bless ur union

  38. Fotos by fola

    June 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Wonderful couple to work with. Thank you for the feature BellaNaija!

  39. Mide

    June 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful Couple! Fotosbyfola really illuminates their love for each other. So happy for you both. I pray God will continue grow your love and your relationship will continue to be a positive example to others…..xoxo love you guys

  40. Awaiting Moderation

    June 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    She is beautiful in a non conventional way! Gorgeous gorgeous couple. Their story made me smile. All the best to them.

  41. Titi's Passion

    June 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Awesome awesome pictures taken by my hubby of my people Mathilda and Osa, can’t wait to party with y’all in September!

  42. Foluke

    June 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm


    [email protected]

  43. Foluke

    June 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm


  44. Foluke

    June 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Awww…nice! Nice couple!

  45. eloho

    June 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    OH MY! I’m in awe! Too beautiful!

  46. Victoria

    June 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm


  47. lynn

    June 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    lovely. picture quality. x

  48. kenora

    June 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    she is beautiful.

  49. funti

    June 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Good job brother Steve, congratulation Dupe

  50. Choice

    June 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Love it. Dig it. Send it. It’s lovely.

  51. omodada

    June 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    The bride is truly beautiful 🙂 I’m so jealous of her gorgeous skin and smile (sigh) and their live practically radiates through their pictures. I wish them a long and fruitful married life in Jesus Name!

  52. AW

    June 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    She has a very beautiful smile, wetin we go call pepsodent smile!(does that toothpaste still exist?)

  53. Shanday

    June 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I’m in luv with this couple. They are so cute and I can feel the love radiating. The photos are amazing

  54. Mma

    June 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Beautiful couple.

  55. I Rock

    June 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    They look lovely. Lord please bless their marriage always, amen.

  56. Keji Dabiri

    June 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Wow! Love them.I love her smile!

  57. Tolu

    June 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Choi!!! c cute couple!! her smile is seriously infectious!! I loveeeee

  58. kind anon

    June 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm


  59. MD

    June 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Yay FBF and Matilda. Beautiful pple inside and out!

  60. Thelma

    June 19, 2013 at 12:22 am

    she does have a beautiful smile

  61. Nikki

    June 19, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Beautifulllllllllllllllllllllllll! Congratulations to the couple!

  62. Make Me Fab

    June 19, 2013 at 3:22 am

    She is gorgeous! Love it !!

  63. Stanley Akunne

    June 19, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Destiny counts;I really believe in destiny.Good luck……………

  64. Priscy

    June 19, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful couple…wow.

  65. HRS

    June 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

    They look so beautiful together….. Lovely! 😀

  66. alamodeweddingsng

    June 19, 2013 at 10:44 am

    “beautiful smile, lovely couple”

  67. essex wedding venue

    June 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    The whole wedding photoshoot is very awesome. Here I appreciate the photographer for his fabulous performance. The couple is also very attractive and admirable.

  68. Harriet

    June 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Lovely couple, mmmm….my Boyfriend left me two days ago….but Am positive dat the best will come at God’s own time.. All da Best

  69. Hilda

    June 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    awww Harrit..don’t worry.,the right guy will come! heartbreaks are horrible!

  70. Nago

    June 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Looking at this pics makes me long for mine. But in the wake of a recent heartbreak, it’s hard to visualize myself this happy again :(… God dey sha!

  71. ese

    June 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Breathtaking pics…even some wedding pics are not this beautiful.Lovely couple,hv a beautiful married life!

  72. D.J.

    June 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Lovely couple.

  73. Umeki

    June 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I found myself smiling while looking at every photo. Lovely couple. Great job as usual Fotos by Fola!!!

  74. Toyin

    June 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Love is in the air. The bride has a smile that can light up the world. Kilode now, as in this lady is very pretty. I’m even tripping for her and I’m a girl. Beautiful couple. I can’t wait to see the wedding pics.

  75. Omo

    June 20, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Awwwww… LOVELY!!!!!! Congrats

  76. jenny

    June 20, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Waooooooo! one word: Beautiful

  77. Kiki

    June 20, 2013 at 5:21 am

    “I put my hand on the small of her back, leaned in and said “Dupe, Right?”.. Now that’s hot! Lol. Beautiful couple 🙂

  78. adelegirl

    June 20, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Such a lovely couple. They both have really infectious smiles. Also love the bride’s styling and the groom’s too for that matter. They look really good together. May God bless their union.

  79. obitalk

    June 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I really really love this

  80. bimpe

    June 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    that smile is so warming and her laughter you could hear through the pictures…lovely couple!

  81. Peggz

    June 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Could her smile be any cuter than this? damn, God is quite Aesthetic

  82. Ladi shuaibu

    June 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful couple… wish dem d very best…

  83. Yemzy

    June 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    It seems i’m the only one that noticed. This bride must be a good shoe freak. All the best to them.

  84. debby elias

    June 22, 2013 at 8:53 am

    awwww so love her smile, sincere and beautiful

  85. Tutu

    June 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Amaaazing!!! This was exactly the theme i planned for my pre-foto shoot “Vintage”…..beautiful and classic “love it”

  86. christage

    June 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    My best pre wedding pix ever,de re so in love,beautiful people inside out, Wow!
    Just love ds couple so much!
    Best wishes in ur marriage n can’t wait to see d wedding pix, God bless u guys wit plenty children n more money o!

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