The optimum heel height for blister-free, dance-all-night happy feet, says Emma Supple of supplefeet.com, is 2.5 inches. A pair of Christian Louboutin FiFi Strass heels, adorned with 4,000 strass crystals, that meets those requirements costs just under KES 300,000. Yes you read right; that figure corresponds to the average wedding budget in Kenya :D. I cannot wait to shoot a bride who will be wearing this shoes… someone make my dream come true :).
On that financial bombshell I humbly usher you into a new blog post. I gotta say, blogging is a really tough job. I wish I could do it everyday but I cannot. But whenever I can I am always glad to do it. I should have blogged this wedding earlier but for some weird reason I couldn’t. But in God’s perfect will and timing, here it comes.
This is a special wedding to me in the sense that it was my first in 2014. As such, I clicked the shutter with greater yet slower precision. It was a very short wedding, held on a Sunday, and in my backyard; which meant I could wake up late :).
Patience and Andrew had flown from Australia to come have their nuptials in Kenya and I got the privilege of shooting their union. The lovely Dinham Resort Gardens were the backdrop of this intimate wedding. I had met Patience a few days to the wedding and we hit it off; what amazed me is that when I met Andrew on the morning of the wedding, he shifted gears like he knew me centuries way back. God’s favor overflowing right there. It’s never appropriate to meet a client on the wedding day but if it cannot be avoided, then prayer is the next best thing to do :).
I love intimate moments and I love portraits; This is how it happened in blink of an eye. Enjoy!
Ceremony, Reception and Photo Session || Dinham Resort Gardens
Photography || Matt Masha
Cinematography || Berea
If they spent on it then I will definitely shoot it. Andrew is actually a comedian in another life; I was laughing all through these shots. This one is for all photographers who love natural light; it is ethereal. Like I said, if I could afford to wake up late, so could the bride. Dashing Bridesmaids.
Finally Patience decided to wake up.
The MUA was billing by the minute, so Patience jumped out of bed. That is the fastest I have seen a bride get ready and dressed. I even had time for a first look shoot; why can’t Kenya weddings be like this… always? I was introduced to a new pose by Andrew…. It is aptly named “Catch the Fly”. Lovely smiles. Groom and Co. Dinham gardens were turned into majestic walkways. It has all these artistic creations that make it an ideal location for the perfect garden wedding. The Decor was on point. Andrew and his groomsmen danced their way into the ceremony. They were genuinely enjoying what they were doing. The groomsmen did not tire; they helped the bridesmaids dance down the aisle too. Andrew wanted to get up and go join them. The radiant bride came down the aisle with her parents in tow. Sweet!!! This will forever be my favorite moment to photograph at any wedding… The emotions herein are heavenly. And with theses rings… Yes they DO. It was time to head out to the reception and Andrew could not contain his joy. I wanted, I needed; my love for photos made me forget to have it. The setup at the reception looked great.
See what I missed while I was clicking away. Beautiful Cake. I cannot wait for CakeFest 2014 to get here.
And my favorite moment was here… Portraiture.
The young master and the lovely flower-girl looked sharp and beautiful. I know this is a cliche pose but its always great when well executed and these ladies gave it their all. And with that toss of the bouquet, the heavens opened and it rained; it poured.
My 2014 Wedding Journal was off to a great start thanks to God and this oh so lovely couple too. May God bless their marriage exceedingly and abundantly, above all they could ask or imagine.
Thank you for dropping by and reading through the post; I hope you enjoyed the images. The comments section is always open and I would love to hear your sentiments. I have an epic 254 + 32 wedding coming to the blog soon; you really don’t want to miss it :).