I'm a documentary family photographer who serves busy parents like you who want to document where their lives are at right now but don’t have the time to squeeze one more thing onto an already full to-do list. Let alone get everyone (the dog and house too) looking clean, cheerful and perfect for the photos.

Life with your kids doesn't look like that anyway; there's week-old piles of laundry in the baby's cot, you keep finding squashed banana in random places and Fucking. Legos. Everywhere.

And then some well meaning person tells you 'Enjoy it now, it goes so fast!'. When you're deep in the trenches of parenting little ones, it's the last bit of advice you want to hear. Especially because you know they're right. You'd love to stop and savour every moment but, IT'S ALL HAPPENING!


My name is Gathoni

Hello!
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OUR everyday LIVES ARE FULL OF POETRY AND GRACE.

I believe
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PINEAPPLES DO BELONG ON PIZZA, FIGHT ME.

I believe
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PHOTOS SHOULD BE PRINTED, OTHERWISE, WHAT'S THE POINT?

I believe
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FAMILIES LOOK DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE, WHATEVER YOU DEFINITION, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

I believe

You might be thinking a normal day in your life isn't that special, but I promise you, it is. It's in the mundane activities that we are committed to doing day in, day out that show what we choose to prioritise, how we provide nurturing and loving environments for our children to grow and fulfil their potential.

Let show you how sweet, precious and beautiful your everyday is, the gift of your story to your future self.






A co-conspirator of play, my super power is effortlessly fitting into your routine and making friends with your children so you can all be fully yourselves.

A session with me is hanging out with a mum-friend who knows how challenging raising children is but also  sees the humour and beauty in the chaos

You are doing the most important work of your life, mum and dad. Years from now when the kids are grown, you will cherish the memories of these early years that went by in a blur. 





to live in a house by the creek in Kilifi

4. My biggest dream is:

Autumn-the weather is perfect

3. my favorite season of the year:

my partner, Theo

2. my FAVORITE PERSON IN THE WORLD:

Nakuru, Kenya

1. I was born in…


8. My hidden talent is:


singing! 

Our daughter. The sun rises and sets with her.

7. The best gift I got:

Mbuzi choma, chips and kachumbari.

6. My favorite food in the world is

Mexico. Oh, Mexico. 

5. My dream destination is...

& OTHER THINGS ABOUT ME

the quiz

HEY mama,
let's freeze time!

©gathoni kinyanjui-howard

I HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE WURUNDJERI PEOPLE OF THE KULIN NATION AS THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS AND CUSTODIANS OF THE LAND ON WHICH i LIVE AND WORK. I PAY RESPECT TO THEIR ELDERS, PAST AND PRESENT.