2020 hasn’t been the easiest year for the majority of us. We all just want it in our rearview mirror. And that’s now a reality. Despite the pandemic, however, 2020 was a year of new discoveries. Discoveries for me was realizing I am just as good in portrait photography. In my three years of freelancing 2020 holds the records of most portrait shoots. 42 portrait shoots to be precise. Out of these 42 shoots, there were definitely some favorites. Here are my best photoshoots of 2020.
Sally’s Bar Admission
My good friend Sally Koinet got admitted to the bar early this year and we captured some really great shots. Being the first time at the Supreme Court (and being so close to the Chief Justice) this shoot is undoubtedly one of my favorites this year.
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Nakazzi’s Baby Shower Shoot
This shoot turned out not to be what I had expected. Instead of us surprising the mom-to-be, she surprised us. Her water broke while on her way to the baby shower. Thus she had to divert and go to Nairobi Hospital to deliver a bouncing baby girl.
Aggie’s Baby Bump Shoot
This was my second baby bump shoot of 2020 and I had too much fun shooting with Aggie. What I love about portrait photography is that you can manipulate your environment to fit the shot you are aiming at. It also gives you room to be as creative as you would like to be.
Best Baby Gender Reveal: Dolyn’s Baby Shower
I haven’t done too many baby showers in my three years of freelancing but Dolyn’s was a unique one. Unique because it was the first time capturing the whole drama behind revealing the baby’s gender. And it was really thought out and very creative.
Happy Birthday My Love
Sam & Naserian are my favorite couple to shoot. They always boldly express their love for each other in every shot that I take. And during Cynthia’s birthday shoot this love was so evident. A combination of portrait and event shoots, it was a complete success. Plus I had lots of cake😜
The Twins Are 28!
My favorite twins, the Kung’us turned 28 in November. And in the usual fashion, we did a shoot during their birthday weekend. Started with dinner at the Movenpick Hotel on Friday evening and ended with an early dinner at my house on Saturday. The two days were absolutely fun and better yet, we took really great shots.
Coming of Age: Sally’s Birthday Shoot
Sally is the youngest of the Kung’u sisters. To celebrate her 18th birthday, her sisters and I organized a surprise photoshoot. Set in the beautiful tea farms of Limuru, Sally and her sisters displayed great finesse and thus some really great shots.
Lydia’s Birthday Shoot
I met Lydia one year ago while on a trip to Bungoma. We had stopped in Eldoret for lunch and she joined us for the rest of the journey to Bungoma. We didn’t talk much on that trip. But the night after, at the afterparty, we threw it down. Parte after parte kinda throwing it down. And we’ve been great friends ever since.
For her birthday last August we did a photoshoot at Fred’s Ranch Isinya. We had so much fun for each shot I took and outfit she put on.
Other Best Photoshoots of 2020
There were definitely more photoshoots that formed my top favorites of 2020. I did a few event projects once the restrictions eased up in July and they were just as fun. You can view the whole set of my projects for 2020 via the button below.