Esther Makau Photography


Hello! My name is Esther Makau, a Kenyan lady who is a mother, dog mom, traveler with an innate love of culture, art, wine, and music. When I am not wearing my mom hat or traveling, you will find me capturing artful, romantic, and timeless love stories for my joyful Texas couples.

Photography became my passion when my family and I were stationed in Europe. It was my medium for documenting family adventures, beautiful architecture, historical venues, and art museums because I did not want to miss any detail from our trips. This attention to detail is what I apply to every wedding, enabling my couples to relive their special day without missing a beat.

My couples aren’t just clients; their connection with me is very important because I want to know them and understand them before photographing their once-in-a-lifetime precious moments. Timeless, romantic and candid moments are captured as a result of their connection with each other and their photographer. Your memories are as important as they are to you. I am looking forward to connecting with you!


"Esther was absolutely amazing. She did my engagement photos and made me feel so comfortable. She knew the exact poses that would look best and even helped me decide what to wear. I absolutely loved all of the photos and the way they turned out. My fiancé even enjoyed the photoshoot, and we spent so much time laughing and having a good time. If you aren’t the most comfortable taking photos like me, she will make you feel like a natural! I highly recommend her if you need an amazing photographer who makes you have fun throughout the shoot!"- Stephanie & Matt

"I truly could not be happier with the artistry and professionalism of Pendo Photography! Esther captured the most beautiful and intimate moments of our wedding day and somehow caught every detail without ever skipping a beat. I barely ever knew she was there! From the moment she arrived to the moment we said goodnight to our guests, Esther was behind the scenes anticipating every nuance. I would not classify Esther as one who just produces pictures from an event, but one that captures the art of life’s moments....a true professional who has mastered her craft. I am forever thankful for her professionalism, artistry, and wisdom and for the many images we can reflect on for years to come. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"- Britney 

“Esther brought me to tears with the way she was able to capture so vividly the love in our eyes and the joy on our faces. All the photos came out beautifully! Esther is forever our photographer”-Stacey & Eric