The past couple of days there has been an aura of love owing to the special day on Sunday. The amount of red roses I have seen this week surpasses what I have encountered in the last few years. It was great seeing expressions of love between two partners in those few days. It was even greater to get to capture some of that love expression during the weekend. However, this wouldn’t be the first time love and photography were having a powerful combination. Love and photography come in many forms. Weddings, a couple shoot, baby bump shoot. The list is endless.
I have done countless love and photography shoots, and each one of them was an amazing experience. From ruracios, baby bumps to couple shoots. I won’t be able to share all the love and photography photo projects but you can view them on my main website here.
Victor and I met in 2016 where he was my senior in the department. We both worked as auditors at a local bank and we were great friends as well. Our friendship never ended despite leaving the bank in 2018. Come December 2018, he invites me to cover his ‘ruracio’ in Githurai, Nairobi. This was my first ever ruracio and was a tiny bit scared of how I would pull it off. However, despite the challenge of my battery dying on me, the shoot was an absolute success.
Those in my inner circle would tell you I am the official Sam & Naserian photographer. I have a covered a number of their love events for the last two years and am no longer just any photographer to them. I am their small brother who’s got them whenever they need some shots taken. Three days ago I got the chance to capture their love expressions at their home, together with some few of their friends. If love and photography were a couple, then it would be these two.
Nothing beats sibling love. Most especially the love I have witnessed with the Kung’u sisters. The Kung’u Quartet and I have been great friends for the longest time ever. And I have experienced their sibling love first hand in every shoot we have undertaken together.
Rotary Club of Nairobi Madaraka isn’t just any other Rotary club. It’s a family. A family I joined back in 2018. I have felt their love, not only for me, but for each other daily, most especially on Madaraka Mondays. The love in Madaraka extends beyond its membership. We share our passion with the communities around us through projects aimed at uplifting the locals’ lives. One such project is the Kirkau Water Project. This project, valued at more than $55000, now provides water to more than 100 households in the Kirkau neighbourhood.
You can view more of my projects on love and photography on my main website here.