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About Andrew Kahumbu
Honest and Creative Wedding Photography
I’m the youngest of 9 (yes nine!) siblings and I spent the first half of my life living in Kenya surrounded by my huge wonderful family. I grew up riding BMX bicycles, playing squash, bird watching and going on Safari in the bush. It was fantastic!
My mum and dad made up photo albums for us all as we were growing up and I’d often go through the 9 albums reliving the childhood of my older brothers and sisters. They were much older than me, so it was also a bit of a history lesson. It was a fantastic way to document all our childhoods and made me realise the value of taking photographs and of making and keeping prints.
Why photograph weddings?
I started with a friends wedding and it turned out pretty well. They loved the images and have them up all over their home. Another one followed a few months later and it was even better. I was hooked by this point. The storytelling, intimacy, emotion, reunion of friends and family, laughter, tears and dancing had me! I love everything about them!
Weddings are a huge milestone in your life. You’ll have planned this for months in advance and assembled your nearest and dearest friends and family from across the globe to come together and celebrate with you. And it is a celebration, full of unscripted iconic moments that I’ll capture for you.
Colour and Creativity
This is something I’m always working on as it’s incredibly important to me. This is why I’m not your regular traditional wedding photographer and your wedding photos will be unique. I won’t line you up for hours on end for hundreds of group shots. I’d love to take you away for a few moments for some awesome portraits but that’s it.
Love and Happiness
You want a beautiful visual record of your wonderful wedding. The one you’ve painstakingly planned and expertly executed. I’ll get out of the way so the love and happiness of the wedding can shine through. I’ll capture that all those real moments for you.
In years to come when you look at your wedding photos I want them to bring you right back to that moment I captured them. So give yourself completely to this day and enjoy it with everything you have. I’ll do the rest.
I feel incredibly lucky and honoured with every wedding booking. An enormous amount of trust goes into documenting every wedding for my couples and I’m delighted and humbled by their kind words.
Here are a few.
Blake Hall Wedding - Hannah and Simon
We just want to say a massive thank you for everything you've done for us during this whole wedding process. Hannah tells me you did a sterling job acting as "bridesmaid", keeping her calm and checking she was ok. Our guests have been so complimentary of you and they really appreciated that you made the effort to get to know people. In fact, a lot of people thought you were a family friend such was your positive relationship with everyone!
Really looking forward to seeing the pictures. We've passed your name onto a lot of people so you may need to get used to coming to Essex...
See you soon
Blake Hall Wedding - Louise (Mother of the Bride)
Just wanted to congratulate you on such a beautiful collection of photos.
You did a fantastic job capturing the happy, warm atmosphere of the day. There are some beautiful shots of Hannah and Simon.
It was a pleasure to meet you on the Saturday evening, seeing you then was a great idea, made everything more relaxing the next day.
Everyone who has seen the pictures has raved over them. They are fabulous. I am sure a lot of hard work has gone into making the collection what it is. What a wonderful keepsake for us.
You have a wonderful talent, a gift of which you should be very proud.
With all best wishes, Louise.
Saffron and James
I can't recommend Andy highly enough. He is a brilliant photographer - capturing the best moments of your big day (plus a few more you didn't even notice him shooting). He is a lovely guy, an absolute pleasure to have around. I can't wait for him to take photos of our new baby
Jo and Conor
Andrew photographed our wedding and we cannot sing his praise highly enough. His style was the perfect way to capture all those fleeting moments that we would have otherwise missed and looking back on the photos really helped us to relive the day. He really captured the essence of the celebration.