Ben Kiruthi

Ben Kiruthi

02 September 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

When I found Faith, my Faith, I found a whole lot more….I found the most awesome family in the world. For so long, I desired the love of family. Having lost both of my parents at 15, I yearned again to feel part of a family…to laugh, cry embrace & go through the motions that are unique to every family. About 5 years ago, I found love & together with love, I found a loving family. Faith’s family is one of the most loving & heartfelt families I have ever come across. I found Faith,...

28 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Hi guys, we really did -from the very bottom of our hearts- indeed miss y’all so much. We had to take some little time away to get some of our stuff in order, great things are in store though, so keep refreshing. Our dear Lord has been so gracious to us, so much has been happening in our lives & we are really thankful to God for all His favour & kindness. To our good Lord be all the glory. Today on the blog we feature another beautiful love story we had the pleasure of being part of...

15 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

  6 months ago, I left my parents’ home to be joined eternally to my soulmate and the love of my life. Along the way I have learnt 3 major lessons and  here they are: 1. Cherish one another Be one another’s biggest fan number one and believe in the potential your partner has and eventually he or she shall eventually be the best. Casing point: One month into marriage our blog was nominated for the BAKE Awards  and since we had been nominated before and lost,Ben had little hope of winning. I...

14 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Julie & Pete’s wedding was a breath of much needed fresh air…the joy, laughter & love that characterised their beautiful union was something straight out of a fairy tale novel. Their love for each other & their passion for Christ was evident all through their wedding. Having them as our close friends was the extra touch needed to turn this love story into a master-piece! I asked Julie of how they 1st met, this is what she had to say about it… ‘We 1st met when we were in High school...

13 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

One bright Sunday morning I sat on a church pew, listening to a young minister speak about passion, and making a career out of something that you love. He spoke of a young man who loved to paint. Unfortunately, there was nothing spectacular about his art, it looked like the next fellas. So, this young man, made a decision to lock himself in his house and paint everyday until he became the very best. This went on for 3 years, every day he worked his brushes, putting in the hours, labouring it...

08 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God…We are glad to be alive & grateful for the chance to share with you guys another beautiful wedding. Before we start this post, just wanted to assure y’all that God is in control and He knows whatever it is that you are going through. When I was growing up we had an A1 plaque in our living room with the words of Psalm 46:10 inscribed on it… ‘Be Still & Know that I am God’ So, every time I felt too much life & stuff was happening my way, my mind skipped to our living...

06 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

  We had been planning this shoot like forever, since last year to be precise….so, a few days ago, when Abby & Bevan were in the country, we decided to do their engagement shoot. The wonderful people at Sovereign Suites were kind enough to allow us to shoot in their beautiful hotel. We had loads of fun, despite the really gloomy weather, and we could not ask for a more sweeter & in love couple like Abby & Bevan. The chemistry between them is unmistakable…all Gathoni & I had to...

04 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

For a while now, Gathoni & I have had such a big big burden to impact & train other photographers so that they build up their game & improve their craft. We desire to hold a training that leaves an impact. We normally host an afternoon workshop, but we wanted something that was more impactful & effective. So, with God’s help, we came up with these workshops that hopefully will be able to train & empower wedding photographers to be better & shoot like they have never shot...

01 August 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Dear Dad & Mum, We did not meet formally, but I will do a brief introduction of myself. My name is Gathoni, your son’s wife, your daughter-in-love and soon to be the mother to your precious grand babies. I thought it was time to appreciate you for bring Ben into this world.  I came into his life 10 years after you crossed over into heaven to watch over us.Your son is an amazing husband.His love for God is amazing and out of this world. He is a generous and kind man. He is one of the most...

31 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

This is the second feature of our Meet Yo’ Vendor segment. Today we feature one of Kenya’s premier Card/Invite makers. Every time I see their work I am always impressed by their quality of work & professionalism. We took some time to ask them a few questions about them & what is the secret behind ALL & Sundry Why did you guys settle on card design & not any other line of work? All & Sundry is actually a Graphic Design business. We however love doing things with our hands...

30 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

You have to meet Linda & Isaack, sit with them & get to know them for yourself to understand what I mean by ~~~~~> Some of the most awesomest people alive. We had the blast of our lives shooting this amazing wedding…it is so beautiful watching two people who love each other this much, get married the way God desired. Being part of this beautiful wedding was something we really enjoyed, we felt like part of the family & this is one wedding that will stick in our minds for as long...

28 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

I sat rooted in front of my ageing 21′ TV screen, what I had just seen & heard would change my life, our life forever… I could not wait to share it with Gathoni the next day!!!!!! I sat up most of the night & thought about what the evangelist had said. How did I not know this before? I could not believe it, it seemed too good to be true. The next day when Gathoni came to visit me in my one bedroom house, I sat her down on the sofa & peeled open my bible, to the highlighted verse:  ...

24 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

I actually dreamt about doing this post a few weeks ago I do not want to freak you out telling you that all of our posts are God inspired, but Oh well, they sure are. I was lying in bed, tossing & turning & hogging the entire duvet to evil myself :), when this idea popped into my sleepless brain. Doing a ‘What’s in my bag’ post. All the photographers that I adored growing up (Oh well, more like ‘starting up’) all did this kinda post, as some time in their life. So, I decided that...

22 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

We are absolutely stoked to be starting a new segment on our blog!!! (***Insert dancing icon) After filling our trash with thousands of ‘title’ ideas; we came up with this one ‘Meet Yo’ Vendor’!!!! And as this cleverly coined name suggests  :) we will be casting a spotlight on some of the wedding vendors we have come across, that have absolutely rocked our world. Our main purpose is…to help y’all to find your dream wedding vendors…hope this series helps in some sorta way. 1st up from this...

22 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

As I was going through one of our old hard drives I happened to stumble across these images we took as we shot our ‘How We Met’ love story. This was a few weeks to our wedding & we were really excited as to what our future held…looking back to this day we are so grateful to God for holding our hands and guiding us through this process…I have one one bible verse that my wife Gathoni preached to us this past Sunday Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.  For the...

17 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

I sat up today morning on our bed, thinking…dreaming hoping…in my mind rang one verse….and it rang louder than I had ever heard before… ‘In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’ (Matt 5:16) God has placed inside us a light, a gift of some sort, something that this world needs. I know that our life here on earth is not guaranteed, so we cannot afford to let our light grow dim. We have to share it with the world, we ...

16 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

There is so much to say about this beautiful wedding…that I am lost for words. Tim’s brother in law sent us an email & said that he would like it if we shot his brother in law’s wedding. At this particular point in time both Tim & Sarah were not in the country. They were to come home a few weeks to the wedding and that is when we met them for the 1st time & we became instant buddies. Gathoni & I always pray that God will bring people our way who are a perfect...

13 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Sometime ago, Gathoni & I had the pleasure of working with one of the most talented designers Kenya has to offer, Wambui Mukenyi. She wanted us to shoot her bridal collection & we were more than thrilled to do so. This was our very 1st styled shoot and we were excited to be working with such a talented team that Wambui put together for this shoot. Definitely this is something we look forward to shooting often, and if our good Lord wills, this will be the 1st of many styled shoots we...

11 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Of late ,many people have been me telling me that my skin is glowing and that it happened all of over sudden. Today I decided to share my little secret Several months ago, I am across an amazing blog on healthy living by Bidanya Barassa and I became a fan of her blog . Bidanya is one lady so passionate about health and healthy living. On one of her recent post, she blogged about the benefits of warm lemon water and what I read , amazed me. Here is her blog. Up to date warm lemon water has...

10 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

 I am not so big on gear reviews, but we decided to share some of the gear that we use & the experiences that we have had using this gear. So, this will most likely be a geeky post for my clicking friends who are as crazy about cameras as Gathoni & I are. I started off shooting with Nikon gear but somewhere along the journey, I realised to my dismay that all the guys I was looking up to, were using Canon gear. So, we did only what came naturally, we sold off all our Nikon gear online...

08 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Well, I just thought of a catchy headline to get you reading this post All in all, it will be definitely worth your while especially if you are planning your wedding or know anyone who is. In the short time that God has blessed us to shoot weddings, we have realised a trick or two that will make planning your wedding easier, once in a while Gathoni & I will be sharing them with you guys. 1st up, we meet very many brides who have no idea why wedding photographers are now insisting on...

05 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

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01 July 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Everyday Gathoni & I receive so many wonderful emails from precious people looking to intern or volunteer with us so that they can learn a thing or two about photography. This is really humbling & great to see so many of you wanting to learn more about this noble profession of ours, but truth be told it would be utterly impossible for us to create opportunity for y’all & this is what we had to say….Dear Ben & Gathoni,First & foremost, I want to start off by saying that I...

25 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Everyday, God continues to enlighten us about marriage, and how Marriage is His thing & not ours!!! God created marriage to serve His purpose & unless your marriage serves God purposes then it loses meaning. During our Pre-marital counselling we were once taught that what if marriage was meant to make you holy & not happy! That God’s primary intention was to make us more like Him through marriage & not necessarily happy. That is why as men we are commanded by God to love our...

23 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Today, before we begin this awesome post, we would love to share with you a video that Pst. Phillip shared with us via Whatsapp, such a beautiful message that will definitely form the basis of this week as we start off Hope this reminds you of what is important in this life, let that be our life’s aim & passion, to always focus on what is important, everything else is a vapour in the wind!In other matters, we had a thorough blast shooting this Young Rich episode. For quite some time,...

20 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

This is a testimony post, a story of how God can take two very random lives, put them together & use them for His glory. This interview right here is a testimony, that there is a God in Heaven who lives & He can use whatever or whomever He pleases for His glory & His name. Oh my…. where God has taken us from!!! No one would ever have guessed that one day we would be given such a platform as this…but that is God for you.So, if you ever doubted or did not believe that God lives &...

18 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

God is in control!!! there can be no clearer statement to us living in Kenya right now!!! Despite all that is happening in our world & all the pain, heartache & anguish that is spread all over, one message rings clear to me…‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you’ (Deuteronomy 31:6)May we be encouraged in knowing that God goes with us & He will never leave us nor forsake us...

16 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Before we start off this beautiful wedding allow me to share a story I shared with guys at church yesterday…its an excerpt from Rick Warren’s A Purpose Driven LifeOne More For Jesus!My father was a minister for over fifty years, serving mostly insmall, rural churches. He was a simple preacher, but he was a manwith a mission. His favorite activity was taking teams of volunteersoverseas to build church buildings for small congregations. In hislifetime, Dad built over 150 churches around the world...

12 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

God has been so kind to Gathoni & I to give us the best job in the world, telling love stories through photography. We are so very grateful & humbled that our good Lord uses the gift that He has placed in our hands to serve humanity through wedding photography. Gathoni & I, always had this dream of documenting a few of the moments that happen behind the scenes as we tell this beautiful love stories that have graced this blog. Weddings are high stress environments & many a time...

11 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

The love story with these beautiful piece of equipment started on the 3rd of May. Gathoni & I woke up that day, not really expecting the heavens to open on us, we just thought it would be a regular day. On this particular date, Gathoni & I were scheduled to attend the much anticipated Blog Awards later on, where we were lucky to get a nomination. So, that morning I took Gathoni to the Salon as she had her locks re-done, I just sat there & thought about the day, praying that all...

09 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Today, I wanted to share with you something absolutely different from what you are used to seeing up here on the blog. Late last year, we had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Rwanda to document a wedding between Emile & Sherry, who happened to be our buddies when they leaved back here in Kenya. Emile & I talked at length on facebook & he told me that he would love us to come & shoot his wedding in Kigali. This was to be our very 1st wedding to shoot outside Kenya & we...

05 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

 It took us forever to open a facebook page. If there is a post, I wish I read when starting off our photography business, it would have been this. When we started off photography in February 2010, we had no idea what we were doing. I knew ‘nada’ on how a camera operates, nor how I would get people to trust me enough to pay me to take photos of them. I was a self-confessed loner then, & meeting new people scared the life out of me. So, my only social outlet was facebook. Through Facebook, I...

03 June 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

This past Sunday, Gathoni & I had the chance to attend this year’s Goove Awards and the theme of this year’s awards was~ letting your light shine! This is one of my favourite verses and I am officially adopting it as my life’s mantra, it’s found in Matt 5:16‘In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven’ I could not think of a more perfect way to begin this week; than with this wonderful challenge. All through the...

29 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

I really can not remember baking any cake in my childhood and in my teenage years. All i can remember is seeing my wonderful, wonderful mum in the kitchen on the table with all the ingredients she needed to make a vanilla cake, which was our favourite. After she was done, all my sister and I could do was peep-toe to the sink to take the bowl that had been used to prepare the mix so that we could lick it…….and the result every other time were  bad stomachaches. I know most of us can attest to...

28 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

I cannot for the life of me, remember what we called her, I just remember she had a receding hairline & a monster of a temper, for this story’s sake let’s call Miss Temperamental :). I vaguely remember Miss T, picking up Alex, the boy who always day dreamed in class, by his ears & all the while shouting at him….’ALEX STOP BUILDING CASTLES IN THE AIR!!!’At this point in time, I thought castles were pretty cool, everyone thought so too! So it was really hard to make my 10 year old mind...

26 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

It is very rare to find two people who sat through the same boring class lectures, did very much the same non-exciting C.A.Ts, went for the same class trips…finally get married to each other. How unlikely is it that two people, who did the same course at campus, years apart, finally get married? Yes, that unlikely story happens to be Josephine & Sam’s love story. A wonderful odd of sorts that brought this two together & now they are bound together for life under God’s beautiful earth...

23 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

 The lights were off, but neither Gathoni or I could get a wink of sleep…it was easier to seat up in bed & pull out our hairs one by one!!!! Speaking before a bunch of people can be nerve wrecking, worse off when this bunch of people happen to be industry peers & professionals. Kenya’s professional Photography body, PAK (Photographer’s Association of Kenya) had requested Gathoni & I to hold a small talk on how photographers can leverage their online presence for profit. The sole...

20 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Who loves rules anyway? Rules are boring & make life predictable…no body wants to be married to a guy who follows every rule in the book, but Gathoni unfortunately married one I came across this challenge & decided to write the 25 rules to my life…coming up with this list was too much fun, some of the things I had no idea of, until I sat down to write….I loved them anyway, so if you can spare a minute off your busy schedule….scroll down the list to the 25 rules that govern my life…1....

19 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

 Glory be to the most high God that we finally got to shoot George & Sempeyo’s beautiful Marula Manor wedding. Marula Manor is definitely one of Kenya’s most prime wedding locations, and getting to shoot here again, was a chance Gathoni & I jumped to. Sempeyo & George had been a long time in planning & they wanted a fun & joyous time to celebrate their wedding with their family & friends. We had shot their engagement session earlier on & just in case you missed it,...

15 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

 ‘Young man’, shouted the conductor, ‘Where’s your bus fare?’ I was rudely shaken from my day dream by the conductor’s voice. I grabbed my back pocket as usual to pull out my wallet and pay my fare when I realised to my shock that my wallet was missing. This was the second incident in a span of less than 3 months that my wallet was jacked from my back pocket, as I took the bus home from work. I was mad, scared & tired at the same time, this was becoming too much. To my uttermost luck, a...

12 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

‘Get into the car!’ Ken shouted at Gathoni & I. ‘We have no time. Effie is so mad at me. Today, we were supposed to go on a drive date. I cancelled on Effie the last minute, I told her I had to go to work for a work emergency. So she is so mad at me right now, and that is how I want it to be :)’Ken, earlier on had hinted to Gathoni & I that he wanted to surprise his then fiancee Effie with an engagement proposal. Effie had dared Ken to surprise her, saying that there was no possible way...

05 May 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to the most high God!!!! Oh we are so humbled & beyond ourselves with joy & glee…God has been so kind to Gathoni & I!!! His goodness has been more than overflowing!!!! He alone is God. This has been one of our best weekends to date!!! God has been so faithful. On Saturday we had our wedding featured on the Kenyan Standard Newspaper on a two page spread :)))). Later on in the evening we had the Bloggers Award (BAKE) dinner and glory be to God & your wonderful votes this...

29 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

We pray that our good Lord up above has kept y’all well in His tender mercies & peace!!! My beautiful wife Gathoni & I are fairing on well, God has really been faithful and we are really enjoying married life. Its so amazing waking up & spending the day with your best buddy, you laugh, share, talk & just be silly together. Well, that is why God is the author of marriages, and every good & perfect gift comes from God.On another note, as y’all blog stalkers know by now, this...

28 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

It is completely impossible to try & discuss Roni & Chris’ love story in one blog post!!!! Likewise, an entire blog is not enough to properly describe these two amazing people, their love for Christ & their passion for life!!!! Gathoni & I have known these two wonderful individuals for a while now, and when Roni & Chris asked us to shoot their wedding we were beside ourselves with excitement. Incidentally, we both shared a past even though we never knew it at that time....

23 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

 Engagement sessions are really fun portrait session that we do for our brides & grooms before they get married. They basically document their dating lives before they get married. It is also an awesome opportunity for us to bond & interact with the bride & groom before the wedding….thus for anyone getting married soon, kindly consider doing an engagement session, you definitely will not regret doing one.Sometime last year, Sempeyo sent us an email requesting us to document her...

21 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to the living God, another wonderful chance to share with you guys a beautiful wedding that Gathoni & I shot some time ago.Jean & Austin came to see us sometime in the past year. We talked a lot about their wedding and their vision for what they wanted for their wedding day. We were elated that they chose to go with us on their wedding and we were really pumped up for the wedding of our lives….Here’s how it all went down…Ceremony :: All Saints CathedralReception :: Jockey Club...

17 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to the most high God that we are now 2 months & 2 days married!!!! It has been the most exciting two months learning to love each other everyday. Life is great & becomes better everyday…it is a 3 person affair, this marriage of ours Me, Gathoni & God. Something we have learnt over this two wonderful months is that; love is all about serving & giving. The more you love, the more you give. This has been one of the greatest eye openers to us…that in order to truly love...

14 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

This past week Kenya lost one of its finest gospel artistes Kaberere, who passed on last Sunday. It was quite a sad & emotional week for the whole country, but one thing that shone well throughout the tragedy was the fact that Kaberere’s brought us all together. It made us think about life & death, and how well we live our life when here on earth. Life is brief, there is no guarantee on how long we all to live, but one thing we can control is the legacy we leave in this world after we...

09 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Before we start on this post we just wanted to remind you guys that we were nominated for the Blog Awards as the Best Photography Blog, together with some really amazing blogs. The voting is open and you can vote as many times as you wish You can place you vote here.Last week Kobi Kihara from NTV emailed us and told us that she wanted to interview us for a show she produces called AM Live. Let’s just say that Faith & I were beyond ourselves with glee!!! We had been the biggest fans of AM...

06 April 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

To God be the glory, this will be one great post. We honour God that so far He has blessed my wife & I to be able to document some amazing moments between two special people in love. The only love greater that the love between a man & woman is the love that God has for you & me. WE have the greatest job in the world, and we are greatful that we get to take you guys through the story of our lives through this amazing people that we get to meet & help tell their story through...

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