When I grew up, my parents didn't take many photos of my siblings and I. It was all about survival and photography was a luxury. I’m only able to imagine the details of our family story with the few images my parents have of themselves and my siblings.

The lack of those memories is why I do what I do. I want my children and other children to know the love stories of their parents, to understand their family’s journey. Candid wedding photography tells a story for future generations.

I’m Esther and I’m obsessed with capturing life’s moments. Photographing the happily, unplanned moments fills my heart with so much joy.

Hello gorgeous!

I believe candid wedding photography and lifestyle portraits are the art of modern love stories. 

Pendo Photography: Candid Wedding Photography

I have a rhythmic, smiling, embracing personality. I was born and raised in Kenya, giving me an innate love of culture and music. You’ll often find me cherishing quality time with my kids, traveling or savoring a good red-blend wine. 

My love for photography was kindled with traveling. I didn't want to miss any detail and photography became my tool for documenting the adventures. That attention to detail is what I apply to each and every wedding, enabling my couples to relive their day without missing a beat.

Fashion is another specialty of mine. I have a degree in fashion design, which enables me to assist clients with their wardrobe and smile cheek to cheek when I see a bride recognize her beauty.

My couples aren’t just clients, they’re friends during and after the wedding. In fact, I encourage new clients to come over for dinner and wine before booking. Breaking bread together is one of the best ways to get to know each other. We’ll feel like family by the end of it, and that’s the point! I want to understand you and know you before I photograph you.

I’ll send sweet texts, touch base through the big moments and the small stuff. I’ll see what's happening in your life and cheer you on.

The meals we'll share & texts we'll exchange

I’m a tea girl and history buff too. I get all of my tea from back home in Kenya.

Criminal shows and history documentaries fill up my spare hours over the weekend.

I have two kids — a daughter and son who also love traveling, and who challenge my dancing skills.

In 1997, I took part in the Miss Kenya beauty pageant —dressing up was so fun!

I lived in Germany for 8 years. You might catch me saying, “Genau,” which can mean “exactly,” or “I hear you.”

I speak 3 languages fluently — English, Swahili and Akamba, and can get by in German.


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