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School Days | Abu Dhabi School Photographer

I am certainly not the first Mummy to take “Back to School” photos so I take no credit on originality here, BUT, this year is special because it marks my baby girl starting school (well Foundation Stage, which is like Kindergarten or Reception or Pre-school depending on where you’re from) – and well, I couldn’t let that pass without capturing some of the excitement of this week!

My kids actually wear uniform to school but in the interests of creativity I decided to ask them what they’d wear if they had their own choice!!

I totally, wholeheartedly approve of their choices – they seem somewhat Kate Middleton inspired, a mix of high street and designer – a bit of GAP, Mothercare, Monsoon and Next with a bit of Stella McCartney and Polo thrown in!!

I’d have loved to have done these outside but man, it’s still so hot here in Abu Dhabi…. so we had to make do with our living room and our Ikea table and stools and chalkboard!! But I am so not complaining!

Saffy LOVES her school and I’m so thrilled about that – I’m hoping this rubs off on her feisty little sister!!

It’s a big year for Saffy too because she enters Year 1 – in the big school, where they get to play in the big playground and do “proper” lessons – not sure what she’s been doing the last 2 years if not proper lessons 😉

If you see me in the supermarket these few days and I’m looking a little down it’s cos I’ve lost my trusty sidekick , my fellow Starbucks girl, my trip to the park playmate, my arts and crafts advisor and my all day long hand holder…. and she’s growing up far. too. fast….

If you’ve had little ones head off to school for the first time and celebrated with pictures come back and share a link with me – or if your big ones have headed back for a new term – I’d love to see how you all captured it.

Happy back to school week, Kirsty xxx


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  • Louise - oh gosh, gosh… I LOVE them! The one of Indy drinking milk totally takes me back to infant school days when we had to drink milk at morning break! I love all the little details there just so well done x

  • janine - oooh these are all too cute for words. they are both growing up so fast. i wish our boys would let me do a photo session like this. i would have to use bribery and it would have to be something awesome. gorgeous work as always. x

  • Angie Baxter - Kirsty, these are absolutely priceless. Amazing shots of your extremely gorgeous little bebes xoxoxoxo

  • Rikki - Oh my – these are just gorgeous – make me smile BIG. If I was where you are, I would totally be your Starbucks buddy 😉

  • Kate - What a perfect document of your girls. I always say it but Kirsty, your girls are beautiful! I’m sorry you’re losing your side kick to school. Mils is only in part time but I can relate to the emptiness. I hope they’re enjoying being back…

  • Katie - oh my goodness, so grown up!!! And so adorable – right down to the scuffed knee with the plaster! And Saffy looks about 12 already!!! These are perfect mementos of their school days for them Kirsty xx

  • Vinita - Ohhh divine! Love your concepts and how you celebrate milestones! xx

  • Natalie - oh wow! LOVE these Kirsty! You’re so fabulous at styled sessions and I love seeing photos of your girls. Such a wonderful collection of images, love them!! : )

  • Carly - Could I love these more? No, no I could not. Indy in specs?!? Seriously melt.

  • Lena (Live Love Laugh Photos) - WoW Kirsty – they are beautiful – the girls and the photos! LOVE LOVE LOVE them all! cannot even pick out a favorite – they are all so great. But the Milk Bottle with a stripy straw and the shot of their feet are absolutely priceless. You are sooooo creative!

  • Amy Lucy - Totally priceless! Your girls are so stinkin’ cute! I love all the props you incorporated. Those girls of yours really know how to work it, don’t they?!

  • Caitlin - Kirsty-you have done it again, just lovely! I always look forward to your images, especially the ones of your girls, you are so creative!!! Have a great day, Caitlin

  • Rebecca - Aw I love these! Your girls are BEAUTIFUL – in that heavenly angel ethereal sort of way. I’ll be losing my little girl to school next year and I can’t imagine – hope you find a way to enjoy your alone time while yours girls are in school!

  • rowe - these are beyond adorable kirsty… i love the ones of indi standing on the table with her little heart socks… and how cute are the ones of saffy with the apple on her head! youve inspired me to do something like this soon, before audrey is too big!

  • Kristy Milton - oh.my.word. seriously kirsty, you are amazing! these back to schools are by far my favorite, ever!! love, they are so gorgeous, and i agree they grow too quickly!

  • Susanne Ashby - Hi Kirsty! Just came across these on Pinterest while searching for outfit ideas. We are doing our second annual back to school shoot tomorrow. Anyway, I remember when you first posted these and I guess I didn’t comment last time but I had to tell you that I think they are so flipping cute!! Love LOVE this shoot that you did with your darling girls!

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