Africa photography

photographing the mature

I mentioned last week that I love photographing kids, and I do. However, I realized on my trip to Uganda that I also love photographing the mature generation. There’s so much wisdom that can be found in those lines that come with age. These are some of my favorite shots I captured.

I met this lady in Kampala. She was sitting there by herself, so I walked up and asked if I could take her photo. She laughed and nodded yes. As soon as I got the camera in position, her laugh turned to serious.


I asked her if we could do it one more time with a smile. I love how her eyes light up!


This lady was the very first patient in Dino. She was seriously a hoot. I snapped some photos of her waiting in line. Not only did she smile but she posed and laughed hysterically after I snapped. I loved her joy. This is her after she saw the doctor and was waiting in the pharmacy for her meds.

first dino patient 

By the second and last day in Dino, I looked around at the end of the day and wondered how in the world the doctors would see all patients before the sun set. The line still seemed long. This lady was patiently resting her head against her cane as she waited to be seen.

resting her head 

This gogo was also waiting patiently. I love how stately and beautiful she looks as the sun sets behind her.

beautiful gogo
I went to Uganda to capture the stories through photography of what God is doing there through Adonai Partners.

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    Bren Graham Thebeau
    August 30, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Stunning shots! So much etched into those faces and you captured it all

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    August 30, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Absolutely beautiful. I will be in Kampala and Masandi in October for a women's conference and am so excited to meet those wonderful women of God. These women so amazing!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    August 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Fabulous! You can just see the patience there.

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    August 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Beautiful photos.

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    Lindsey V
    August 31, 2012 at 12:55 am

    I love taking pics of my grandparents, I have discovered in the past year. I suppose something about the beginning and end of something speaks deeply to our souls….

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    August 31, 2012 at 3:04 am

    These are some of my favorites, Jen! You captured their beauty and a story in such a special way. Beautiful.

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    September 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    You are doing a wonderful job of capturing God's love through your eyes/lens, Jen. I've been missing in blogland, but hold you in my thoughts and prayers. blessings to you ~ t.

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    September 3, 2012 at 4:54 am

    The second photograph of the woman smiling is simply delightful… her face just LIGHTS up like something wonderful!

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    September 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Wow! I think I say this every time, but they truly are SO beautiful!

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    September 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful people.

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