A Soysambu Conservancy wedding affair

I remember how my November started with a bang, thanks to this particular wedding. It was my first time doing a wedding at Serena lake Elmentaita camp. The scenery was beautiful with an amazing view of the lake.

We left Nairobi at 4 am so that we make it early. The place is pretty cold though, but it’s worth it.

I had met the bride like three days prior to her wedding and we were in business. I didn’t really get a chance to give her a brief of my expectations as a photographer but from the look of things, she didn’t need one after all.

Makeup was by the one and only Sunshine balogun. She does some amazing work and you can check out her work here.

The bridesmaids were definitely ready to celebrate the day, and to celebrate they did.

As we headed to the venue, we enjoyed a brief game drive through the conservancy. It got even better during the photo session which you shall see a bit later.

Finally, the lady of the day walked down the aisle.

It’s always nice to see the groom excited. It’s something every bride desires to see and it just makes the awesome mood of the day complete.

Even when exchanging their vows, they couldn’t help but me ecstatic.

Just in case you are wondering why they were struggling to light that candle, it was very windy.

As you can see, it was very intimate and serene too. It’s a place i would definitely recommend for a destination wedding.

And yes, it had started drizzling but not for long. We had our game drive through the conservancy as we headed for our photo session. I went ahead to start the photo shoot, but not for long.

Why? That is because i am not the biggest fun of the midday sun. When i realized it was getting in the way of capturing good photos, i took them to shaded areas. I just like to control the lighting for my photos, not vice versa. I decided to start with the couple shots even as i waited for cloud cover.

The sun was gone and now i could capture more bridal party photos.

And a few more of the couple once again with the lake view backdrop.

From here on it was celebration time.

And more dancing commenced into the evening.

We are truly grateful to this client for giving us the opportunity to capture their memorable day despite the short notice. We had fun and are super excited to capture many more in 2017. I hope you enjoyed the post. Till next time, God bless.

Ps: The unwatermarked images are from my second photographer 🙂