28 August 2014 » Louis Nderi
Just about 3 months ago, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Shinal and Bhavik, a lovely couple planning to get married in July this year. It was really great getting to meet their families and everyone involved in the planning of their wedding. I really like how within their culture, everyone is so involved and from a photographer’s point of view it really makes everything so much easier because you are being introduced to all key people in both families and the organisers too. I was...
19 July 2014 » Louis Nderi
A little close to a month ago, my friend Terilyn Lemaire and myself shot a wedding in one of the most beautiful coastal destinations Kenya has to offer – Diani. With picturesque cerulean coastlines and creamy white beaches, it is hard to imagine a wedding being any more beautiful. It was also my first ‘destination’ wedding which was really fun, we totally enjoyed the wonderful hospitality from Leopard Beach Resort, which I cannot recommend enough if you find yourself in Diani soon. The...
29 June 2014 » Louis Nderi
I always look forward to taking photos at an Indian wedding because you are always sure its going to be a whole lot of fun. I don’t know what it is about these weddings but it’s like everyone can dance, and even if you can’t dance, as long as your hands are in the air, and your hips are swaying back and forth, side to side, it’ll look like you’re having the time of your life!! I only covered about two days, but had a complete blast from start to finish. There is a certain ambiance to these...
10 June 2014 » Louis Nderi
[hr style=”dotted”] 360 Degrees Pizza is the latest restaurant in Nairobi to offer gourmet artisan pizza to the local market. Their pizza quite literally brings a taste of Italy home with the hand picked ingredients carefully combined and then baked in a wood-fired oven to create an original and authentic taste offered nowhere else in the city. You can’t go wrong with any of their pizzas but they also offer other popular Italian dishes as well. If you’re big on pizza and haven’t tried this...
02 June 2014 » Louis Nderi
[hr] This is my first blog post since almost a year of not blogging at all, but in that year a lot has changed and I have learnt a thing or two which I look forward to sharing with you all in future posts. I rarely talk about equipment as I am one of those photographers that believe that its really not about what gear you have. I do know however, a lot of you (photographers) can relate to that moment when every now and again you meet that one person that says “Wow you have a really nice camera...
14 October 2013 » Louis Nderi
Over the past month or so I’ve had the opportunity to meet some amazing people and really get to meet the awesome people behind the great food at just but a few of Nairobi’s finest restaurants and hotels, a compilation of chef and kitchen portraits that try to capture the essence of the person and restaurant. This is an ongoing project and will be updated as time goes by. Digg in :) Chef Ghafa from Habesha Kilimani Chef Barry from Hemingways Chef Wilcofred from Sankara Sous Chefs from Habesha...
28 August 2013 » Louis Nderi
Recently was at this very cool birthday/cocktail party in the city under the sun, Chinese style! Happy Birthday Hao, these photos don’t do enough justice to the fun I had with you and all the guys!
27 July 2013 » Louis Nderi
And the finale…… the fifth day. This day was my favourite for two reasons. The first being the food was kinda AMAZING! I digress though, though I may be partial to indian food, this day was an exception. The second was that towards the end I got to direct a shot thats straight out of an Ocean’s Eleven or any Scorsese flick. You guys can guess which one that was! Conclusion… Best Indian Wedding Ever!
21 July 2013 » Louis Nderi
The fourth day of this extravaganza was technically the climax of the wedding. This was because, this is where the official handover of the bride to the groom’s side of the family takes place. It was jam packed with emotional highs and lows all which were captured on camera. I could also relate to this wedding on a personal and cultural level, in many african cultures the marriage is sealed when the woman is handed over to the man’s side of the family.
20 July 2013 » Louis Nderi
I think out of all the days, this was the most epic – the pithi! For those who don’t know, a pithi in Indian weddings is where the bridegroom gets smeared with a tumeric based paste. Traditionally, the families express their love for the couple by applying the paste affectionately on each other and the couple. Things did get a little crazy on this day, but it was a great spectacle to see.
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