A ‘Kiamburing’ Pregnancy shoot.

Some of you may wonder the meaning of the word ‘Kiamburing’. Well, it’s a term used among the petrol head community in Kenya for a car event that happens right after Kiambu, or ‘twisties’ if you are a biker. The advantage of being a petrol head also is that we get to do a lot of spirited drives and while at it, i have spotted quite a few places that i can be using for my shoots.

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I fronted this idea to my client and they were up for it. It was my first time but since i had been to this place enough times, picking spots was not that hard. First, this place is cold and has like it’s own weather patterns.dsc_2392 dsc_2403

It was important that i capture the bond during this shoot. That to me is very important. At the end of the day, this family loves and cares for each other and i had to make that evident without forcing it.

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Their daughter could really pose. She was a natural.

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Finally, we headed for a spot that showcased the beautiful tea plantation growing there.

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The midday sun that i don’t like that much started to show up and so i had to hurry up. All in all, we were able to get all the shots as planned.

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The place has so much potential so i look forward to doing many more shoots there. Stay blessed 🙂

 

The changing faces of my Pregnancy shoots.

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Pregnancy shoots are just one of my favorite kinds of photography ever. There is so much to capture while the subject being photographed is still. Anyways, i have done quite a number of pregnancy shoots that i was yet to showcase. I would want to blog each shoot individually but time does not allow. I felt it would be best to combine some of my best shoots. Enjoy 🙂

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I did one in town and look forward to doing more. The buildings in town provide a beautiful backdrop, just don’t shoot near an embassy or you will get in trouble like i did.

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So i have somewhat sad news. I shall be closing down my studio at the end of September. Sad to say but had to be done so that i focus strictly on-location shoots. I’ve gotten really nice shots in studio but i always found it limiting and since i am looking to grow my art, i have had to walk away from it. I am excited about this new journey to be honest shooting on-location whether at someone’s house or at an outside location. Well, here are a few of my studio favorite pregnancy shots:

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I shall miss studio photography for sure. All in all, see you next week 🙂

The Kiruthi’s Pregnancy shoot

I have been meaning to blog this shoot that i did sometime back in 2015. The Kiruthi’s are good friends of mine and i am always up to the task when they call me up to do their shoot. They chose a very creative location on your way to Narok, beautiful place. The advantage of shooting photographers is that they already have ideas.Gathoni-032 Gathoni-041 Gathoni-044

Ben made me shoot Canon, which is not my favorite brand. They have got good cameras though, i love my Nikon nonetheless. We started at around 4pm, just when the sun was about to settle. The fact that the shoot was smack in the middle of the small town made it even more interesting.

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The locals were very cooperative and we had no issues at all. We then set for another location, this time not far from the roadside.

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The sun began to set, my favorite time of the shoot.

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I tried to get as many shots as possible during the brief time we had while the sun set.

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We spotted a nice piece of land across the road that we thought we could utilize. This is what we came up with:

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Congratulations to you both on your cute daughter, Imani. Hope you enjoyed the post :-).