September 10, 2012
From the first email, we knew something good would come of this.
Maureen and Chad first contacted us looking for a wedding photographer in Iceland. That search later shifted to a Kenya wedding photographer for a safari. Which we could handle as well.
Their plans may have changed, but one thing stayed consistent: Maureen and Chad wanted non-traditional wedding photos in a beautiful part of the world.
So, the plans were laid and a post-wedding safari in the Maasai Mara – the national reserve in Kenya – was confirmed. We booked Jakob’s flights, not knowing anything more than that he’d meet Maureen and Chad at the Hilton in Nairobi. And that this trip would be something else.
Maureen and Chad exchanged vows in Chicago a week earlier, but looked at the trip to Africa as their chance to document the time when they got married. Our time together ended up being part wedding photos and part honeymoon photos, but whichever way you look at it, stripping everything down to the bare essentials in a part of the world where all you really need is the nature around you, was perfect. No computers, no chaos, and no nonsense. Just two people who wanted a story to remember from the time they got married in the most beautiful part of the world they could find.
We’ll remember these two as the ones who flirted with our hopes about a wedding in Iceland, only to seriously up the ante with a life-changing journey to Africa.
Maureen and Chad’s wedding in Kenya was featured on Green Wedding Shoes and Fly Away Bride.
Vendors for Maureen and Chad’s wedding on Pinterest.