Mwarv is a friend and I enjoy to shoot with him regularly. So when it came to his time to be in front of the lens I was honored to be shooting it. There might have been tiny weeny little once of pressure :-), seeing that he is a fellow photographer.
And so on the morning of the shoot, I met up with Katts of Jemedari media, another fabulous team to work with, they shoot video. I was all panicky in the morning, stressing over small things like if i had carried the right lens, batteries were charged, blah blah this blah that..(that tiny little pressure was biting). We got to Mwarv’s and he was more relaxed than I was, and he was the one getting married. So after that we picked Kanyingi part of the Jemedari team, we headed out to the bride’s place. Now our transport means – “Optimus” decided to vent a few of his frustrations and we had a few stops overs to convince him, it was a worthy cause we were heading to.
Finally we land at the bride’s and I meet my friend and fellow photog Osborne Macharia. So I walk in and I meet his assistant Victor Ndalo holding this huge *** octabox (photography light modifier contraption for those that technical lingua might confuse ) Then I meet his other assistant holding a separate light. Now at this point to say that I did not feel intimidated would be a great lie. I was just holding my camera with my 50mm lens. (layman language I felt like i was holding a point and shoot camera). So after I went to the bathroom and gave myself a pep talk went up to shoot.
Then it was time to head to the ceremony. We of course had a small commercial break…
Yes Optimus needed re convincing, so Nyingez had a talk with him and we were good to go.
The ceremony was at some gardens in Karen, beautiful place. ( I know i should get the name, but I always forget, its right opposite the new Hemingways hotel in Karen). There was a battalion of photographers waiting, so I decided to go on long lens and just be invisible or so I hoped. The ceremony was a garden wedding under a tree led by Pastor Linda Achola. All ran smoothly, the vows were great, I couldn’t do justice if I tried to explain. Soon after the ceremony we headed to photo session, which was by the roadside. Once again my self esteem and confidence was put to test, it was a spectator sport at this point, hehe, but it was all good it was Mr Macharia time in the light. We sat back and ate popcorns/bananas by the roadside at this point :-).
So without much further ado here are the rest of the images from the wedding
Also have a look at what Mr Osborne (the don) got
It was an honor to shoot Gina and Mwarv’s wedding.