Ben Kiruthi

Ben Kiruthi

16 June 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Oh yes, it feels great to be back, to get to share our experience & love stories with you once again. GLORY BE TO GOD!. We have been well, God has been faithful to my wife & I…Before we kick off this post, I would implore you to take some time & watch this 4 minute video. It was the late great Dr. Myles Munroe speaking to Jeff Koinange about dying empty. This is my desire today for me & for everyone reading this post, that you will not die until you accomplish your God-given...

11 June 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

sdfdfsdfadsfdsfds

13 May 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

We thank God for the blessing & favour that He has granted us, to enable us, out of nothing that we have done, to be privy to such grand love stories. We thank God that He has enabled us to use this gift that He placed in our hands to be a blessing to such wonderful people as Bevan & Abby…When I think about all this, this saying by Erma Bombeck comes to remembrance Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with you Abby & Bevan’s Love story…this is what Bevan had to say about their...

30 April 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God, for such beautiful love stories as these do exist….we were privileged to be part of such an amazing love story as this one. Jackie & Maina are simply heavenly and covering their wedding was some what of a dream come true… God in his greatness made marriage and brought two wonderful souls together in holy matrimony. For all those reading this, who do not believe that true love does exist, then this wedding is a shining testament of this truth. This verse describes this union...

22 April 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

It feels great to be back again…we thank God always for His grace, mercy & favour….He has blessed my wife & I with the precious gift of life & each other, and yes a job that we so much love doing…hope you guys have been great, thank you for checking up on us and also visiting the blog inspite of our blogging hiatus, we will try as much as we can to update it ever so often, if God gives us the chance. It is our pleasure to show case another beautiful wedding. Kui & Bruno’s...

26 March 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Sometime in the past year, God blessed Gathoni & I with the blessing of documenting Isaac & Melanie’s wedding. We wanted to blog this wedding a long time ago, but hey, better late than never right? We took the time to ask Isaac & Melanie how they met, and this is what they had to say… Mellanie’s Version Isaac and I first met in summer of 2012. I loved his sense of humour…..After meeting several more times: his wit, charm and good looks convinced me to go out with him. We spent a...

16 March 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

When you get asked by two very good friends of yours to shoot their wedding, then you stop think, take a deep breath & thank God. Njanja & Koby are amongst the leading make up artist in Kenya today & documenting their wedding was a wonderful challenge & joy to us. We had worked with the two of them for quite a while & also Koby was the one who did Gathoni’s make during our wedding. This was one wedding, we had loads of fun being part of… We took the time to ask Koby how...

11 March 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God!!! that today we get to share with you another beautiful love story…Gathoni & I are more than privileged to get to work with two people so in love, interact with them, be part of their families and so to say part of their lives. We never take it for granted to be blessed with such an opportunity by our loving God…and as long as God gives us life & breath we will keep using our lives & lenses to tell these amazing love stories.  Today we have the joy of presenting to...

02 March 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Today, we present to you something totally different! An After the Wedding shoot. It had always been our desire to showcase how life after the wedding was…since as we all know so many of us invested so much in our weddings not knowing that we had a marriage waiting for us. Marriage is a beautiful thing & despite all its challenges, marriages do work. So, with God’s help, Janet & Roger’s shoot will be a start of this series dubbed “After The Wedding” and hopefully we will get to tell the...

23 February 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Being part of this beautiful weddings has to be one of the highlights of our career as wedding photographers. When Sandra & Can 1st contacted us to document their wedding, they sent us a short pre-invite video about their love story & we were absolutely blown away. We knew we had to be part of this wedding. Oh, the love between Sandra & Can is too incredible. It was great seeing how much they loved each other, even after dating for so very long. We know that this wedding is a...

10 February 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God as we have another awesome opportunity to share with you this beautiful wedding we shot some time ago. Gathoni & I are so grateful to God always for the chance to document beautiful love stories & share our passion with the wonderful couples we get to meet & interact with. We met Ciru & Njui on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and talked over lots of things…When we left the meeting we knew right there & then that we were a perfect fit & this would be a wedding we...

30 January 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

  Gathoni & I are so excited, beyond ourselves with joy & great humility. The goodness of our God has visited our home once again. Last Saturday, we were named as Africa’s Blog of the Year, in the just concluded African Social Media Awards in Lagos. Glory & honour be to our God for this great award and our heartfelt thanks to y’all who voted, shared & prayed with us…it’s a win for us all. We only pray that God will continue using us & the work of our hands to touch more...

05 January 2015 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God! Finally after a long break we get to share with you another very beautiful love story. Our apologies for the prolonged hiatus, life has got really hectic and at least we got a breather today to share with you this beautiful love story. Hopefully, we will be able to share with you more and more love stories in the months to come…for now take some time and indulge in this wonderful love story. Shiro & Michael are the loveliest people in the world and even though they are now...

24 November 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

I sat worried today, wondering about all the utterly sad & painful things that have been happening in our beloved country, Kenya and generally all over the world. As I sat, I remembered about what the bible tells us, to be aware about the signs & times & realise that the end is drawing near & all these are just birthing pains of what is about to happen, the end of the age. As I thought about all these, I happened to scroll through my phone & stumbled across this video that a...

20 November 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God, oh! it has been such a long minute there, hasn’t it?….our sincere apologies for taking a rather extended hiatus from posting on the blog…well, let’s just say life has been happening   All in all, all Gathoni & I can say is that; thus far the Lord has been faithful, we are doing great, marriage is treating us amazingly well and getting to learn & fall in love with each other everyday is what is taking over our days Thank you for all the concerned messages we really...

31 October 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Oh, it has been quite a long minute there, hasn’t it? All we can say is that our Lord God has been faithful, so faithful…simply glory be to His holy name. Hopefully, through the grace of our Lord we will be able to share with you, the amazing love stories God has enabled us to tell through these amazing weddings. Today we share with you another beautiful love story of two very sweet people that happened our way. We had a thorough blast documenting this love story a few weeks ago & are...

21 October 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

A few weeks ago, God granted us the amazing honour of sharing our testimony on NTV’s Crossover101. We never take it for granted to get a chance to share our story and the far that God has brought us, and when we remember all that God has done for us, these words come to mind ‘Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares, We have already come; ‘Tis grace hath brought us safe thus far, And grace will lead us home.’  {John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779} Without further ado, below is the video from the...

15 October 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

The story of Tina & Robert is so very incredible, my words really fall short in attempting to tell this beautiful story. During the vows I heard Robert say, that God bless the broken road that led me straight to you. Those words remained stuck in my mind through out the entire day, and I knew that these words are what defined their love story and the rest of their lives. Later on, during their 1st dance, Selah’s- ‘Bless The Broken Road’ song played and Robert & Tina locked in an embrace...

08 October 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

  Glory be to God, finally our dream did come true. For so long we had hoped & prayed to do our own styled shoot. This is where a bunch of wedding vendors come together and plan a mock wedding. It is then up to the team to each work together & produce an ideal wedding, basically without the entire pressure of a real wedding & come up with a wedding they have always desired to be part of. So, Gathoni took it upon was the breath-taking Medina Palms in Watamu. We had always desired to...

06 October 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God, we are super excited to be sharing another love story, yes, O yes, Glory be to our good Lord. For it is in Him, that we live, move & have our being… The 1st time I sat across Kevin; we chatted, laughed & talked about everything silly in the globe, I knew right there & then we would be a perfect fit. This was one wedding we had to shoot!!!! Kevin is hilarious, while Esther is more laid back, together they make such an amazing couple and definitely one of the most fun...

02 October 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God!!! So much has been happening in our lives. We are so very grateful for life and also for us to be able to tell these amazing love stories through our lens. Every once I think of the love between a man & woman, I am taken back to the very powerful words of I Corinthians 13 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does...

16 September 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Glory be to God friends, today Gathoni & I are really humbled to announce some amazing news. We got nominated alongside some awesome Instagrammers for the OLX SOMA Awards 2014 as The Most Influential Instagram Personality. You can cast your vote here. They were kind enough to allow someone to vote every 12 hours. Once you cast your vote go to your email so that you can be able to verify your vote….Thanks for all the love & share with as many people as you can….God Bless you much. ION,...

12 September 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Some time back God accorded us the pleasure of shooting this wonderful wedding. Sarah & Bernard’s wedding was fun, fun, fun all the way. They wanted to have a big, bad party & partying they did. From start to end, this wedding was a cocktail of joy, music & dance. I know that weddings ought to be more like this, remembering the good & fun times with family & friends. Here’s how Gathoni & I documented this very special day. Make sure you check out the trailer at the end...

10 September 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

Yesterday, was my dearest, sweetest wife’s birthday….we had the loveliest day ever as this was her 1st birthday ever as my wife. Being married to Gathoni this past few months has been the greatest experience of my life…God has shown us so much favor that we have nothing to say but that may we always be instruments that He can use for His glory. Thank you GOD for such a precious gift….I would never have imagined sharing my life with a more lovelier person…thank you Jesus. We spent the day at...

09 September 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

When we first met Beatrice & Martin, we hit it off fast!!! They are awesome people, and I absolutely loved the chemistry that was so typical of them. We met during the flurry of their wedding preparations, but we still had a blast. We shot their beautiful engagement one cold night at Karura House & despite me injuring my toe nail on a broken twig…we had a blast… Here are a few of our favs from their engagement shoot Location :: Karura House As Beatrice was changing into her shoot...

05 September 2014 » Ben Kiruthi

  Today, I turn 31 years old. I have been so blessed to have had wonderful family & friends to share my wonderful 30 years here on God’s blessed earth. Glory be to God…He has been my faithful rock & support all these wonderful years in my life…As I look forward to what the 30s may hold…I took some time to reflect about some of the things I wish someone told me 10 years ago…well here goes… 1. God Is All You Need In this life, many people will walk in & out of your life. Some will...

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...

Ben Kiruthi

» Ben Kiruthi

OMG