First off, I do apologise for the loud silence on this blog, life has been busy. Secondly, I’m seated here writing this post way past 11pm because honestly I can’t keep procrastinating. I’m trying to fight that weakness in 2018. Thirdly, well, there’s no third point. Just thought I would go with the flow.
There was a time earlier this year I talked about speaking things into existence in 2018, and one of them included shooting my shot at other creatives and trying my hand at collaborations. Now, I’m not the most religious person out there but I think God was listening when I put this mantra out there (on the internet) for the world to see because it actually came into existence!
Some time back in February I attended a popular international natural hair brand event. After the event was over I was seated by a table talking to my bestie when an acquaintance approached to say hi along with a friend of hers (who by the way, is Mumbi Muturi-Muli, photographer and founder of Harvest of Sunshine). Her friend took one look at me and told me that she loved my face and my curves and would love to take photos of me. If you know me well you’d know that I become slightly awkward at such lovely and genuine compliments. Like, do you say wow thank you so much or just smile back and say a plain thank you?! Who knows. For me, I usually blush and almost always want to recoil into my seat because I somehow am not used to hearing such lovely and genuine compliments from people. Anyways, long story short, we exchanged contacts and I promised myself that I would follow up on the shoot.
Fast forward to about a month later, I reached out to Mumbi via her Instagram and asked if she was still up to shoot and much to my pleasant surprise, she was! She gave me ideas of how she wanted the images to turn out so I packed my outfits based on what I thought would suit best. We had the shoot this past Sunday and OMG I’m in love with all the images!! I feel like each image tells a story which is something I love about her creative direction. The best thing about making creative connections is that you get to learn from each other all while having fun creating.
Hope you’ll love these photographs as much as I do!
Photography by Mumbi Muturi-Muli
Makeup done by me and clothes are my own.