One of the biggest highlights of 2018 for me was collaborating with Nia The Light
This year has been such a significant year. 21 days
This shoot was really symbolic for me as it shows some of the different styles I possess. I think everyday woman should be able to unlock the different aspects of themselves freely without any judgement or fear of what others will think. Let your soul shine. You do not have to be one thing or look one way. The world we live in right now has such emphasis of people being in a group and sticking to that. I’ve realized it makes people feel safe and a part of something. So let’s all focus on building that sense of safe and home within us.
Being a young woman has been full of so much growth. Most recently I have been discovering my sensual and confident side. I’ve always been very shy and an earthy kind of girl but the more I grow the more I want to discover different aspects of myself. My body is changing and the way I see myself is too. I’ve been single for a long time now and I think it’s such a liberating thing for me to grow through in my life right now because I am gaining an understanding of the kind of love I want to give to myself and the love I want to receive. I am setting my own standard because I am deserving of the love I keep trying to give to everyone else.
I’m in a space where I have an immense amount of gratitude daily for the life I live. Since I was 16 I feel like life just went by and I had all these amazing experiences but because of how jam packed it was, I didn’t get to truly live in the moment. Now that I have my own home, I spend a lot of time alone and I’ve found myself reflecting on my life and all of the things I have achieved.
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Here's what we created together
A couple of weeks ago I went to the village to visit my family.
As usual my grandmother wouldn't sit down and went along with her routine, preparing maize for ugali flour, so as usual I took lots of pictures!
In the meantime, here are a few more from the last session
I love capturing the natural moments that parents and their children share.
Here are a few from a recent shoot.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Bush Princess.
I love Lotti's styling and visions and of course working with my sister Jasmine as the model made it all the more special.
There's lots more to come so make sure to stay tuned.
I instantly fell in love with the space, so much to look at and such a relaxing environment. The combination of fresh coffee and beautiful art is like no other.
If you're looking for someone funky and fresh in Nairobi then The Goat Social Club is most definitely the place to be.
Collaborating with inspirational people is one of my favourite things about my job and to say that Nia is inspiring would be an understatement.
Thank you for sharing your light with me.
Glad that we managed to fit this one in before she left for the UK!
I was delights to see the amount of rain that they're having and could barely recognise the landscape, it has been transformed. The grass has shot up creating a beautiful green carpet dotted with beautiful white flowers.
My friends have been planting and are flurishing.
It still amazes me how easy it is to get so wrapped up in daily life and superficial things. Visiting this village always brings me back to basics. The simple joy and happiness at a little rain is absolutely beautiful.
Count your blessings.
I am beyond excited to share these images with you.
Massive thank you to Jasmine, Alisha and Brian for this special shoot.
It's always a pleasure working with the wonderful Alisha Garufi. This time went for a wandered across a field at golden hour and got some natural shots.
Last year I made it my goal to travel more around the country that I live in. Kenya is so diverse and beautiful and I feel like so many of us that live in Nairobi often go to the same places and do the same things instead of trying something new...
At the beginning of last year my best friend and I took a trip to Lake Magadi. Along the way we were flagged down by a beautiful old Masai woman who begged us to take her water containers to the lake with us and fill them up for her.
The village was suffering due to the drought and they had no access to clean water.
Since then I've been back to visit her and her lovely family 3 times. They welcome us with open hearts and I feel blessed to be able to have this experience.
The last time I went I stayed for 2 nights, lay under the stars, bathed in the trickle of a stream and laughed for hours on end.
What I've learned from the Masai is generosity. Every time I take them something they share it around even it's something small and make sure everyone is involved. I want to be more like that in life.
I urge all you Nairobians to explore Kenya more because there is so much beauty on our doorsteps.
Having grown up on Masai Lodge road, across the gorge from the glass blowing centre, I had been to visit many times but had seen the step-by-step process of how the items are made.
I was fascinated by how quick and efficient the workers were and amazed by the process of a hot blob of glass on the end of a rod, almost magically becoming a beautiful bowl or a wine glass!
Below are some of the images that I took, Enjoy.
It's always a joy staying at the Kings Landing...
Shoutout to my wonderful sister Jasmine for letting me get some portraits in!