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This is the second of my letters that I introduced last month (the first is here).  They won’t always be picture perfect, or eloquent, but they will be from the heart, and I’ll be writing them each month for my 2 treasured girls.  I’m undertaking this project with the most amazing set of ladies around the world….. […]

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  • Sarah C - These photos are just SO sweet! She is so incredibly beautiful!! She sounds so much like my Lily and if we were closer I have no doubt they would be absolutely inseparable!! I love your letter so much sweet Kirsty!!! Seriously found myself nodding through the entire text thinking of my own sweet girl!! You are such a ray of sunshine and its obvious that she gets that from her mama!

  • letters to our daughters ~ may » Julia Stotlar Photography - […] women.  This month, I’m excited to send you off to Abu Dhabi to take in what the delightful Kirsty Larmour has written and captured. posted in:children | letters to our daughters | lifestyle | personal […]

  • julia - Oh my goodness, I love this so much, Kirsty!! Those images of your Saffy are SO fun, so full of joy and light – they put an instant smile on my face. Your letter makes me feel like I know her, and what a wonderful girl she is 🙂

  • jess - love these images, kirsty! they totally capture here and i love how fun and vibrant they are. i think it is so important to document all the little things about our girls…the things that make them who they are. feeling inspired to write down more of them more often!

  • Jody - I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I was reading about your sweet and spunky Saffy. I love that age when anything and everything is possible and there is so much joy to look forward to.

  • Amy Lucy Lockheart - Oh sweet Saffy! So much like her Mama! I can just see the two of you having so much fun together over the years doing so many creative projects and living life to the fullest. Yes, she was made for you Kirsty. A perfect match! This is a beautiful letter and I love her sweet smile in the photos! xoxo

  • Janine - This is so special. x

  • Sarah Clayton - So very beautiful Kirsty. Something for you all to treasure as the girls grow. Brought tears to my eyes xx

  • Rashmi - Kirsty.. I am literally grinning ear to ear.. you describe SIX so well, especially your saffy’s SIX. Oh my.. so much energy… so much get up and go.. what a beautiful beautiful age. You will treasure this forever… we forget the little things so quickly and this will be a wonderful reminder of her six year old whirlwind energy!

  • Kate Pizzo - I don’t know how you do it, not only are you creating a keepsake for you and your girls but you are really putting yourself out there. So hold. I love it, your words one from the heart and really are amazing. Miss Saffy is just gorgeous too! Xo

  • Emma Wood - Kirsty, your words are beautiful and your images are inspiring. You seemed to have managed to capture so many different parts of your sweet Saffys personality. She’s such a little sweetheart and honestly reminds me so much of my little 6yr old. Loved reading this, and having this special peek into your life with your darling girl.

Sometimes it’s a refreshing change from my real life to get to run around after 2 happy, spirited little boys… Big brother is great friends with my Indy – can you imagine the fun their class teacher has with these two cheeky smilers!! I shared some of their pics over on Facebook – they had […]

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  • kati - Of course another awesome and fun family session graces your blog. Such a good-looking family!

  • Rashmi - Love these Kristy! The second to last one of mom with her son is really gorgeous! xo

  • Janine - Beautiful family. Fun session 🙂

This month I shot my Project 10 photos on a Saturday – our girls hanging out day – I wanted to shoot with a different perspective so I only used my 100mm macro lens to try and capture the little details of the day – sometimes we’re so caught up in capturing the big stuff […]

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  • Our Project 10: St. Anthony’s Edition « Andrea Linn - […] After you are done viewing my day, check Kirsty’s day here. […]

  • Andrea - Gorgeous photos! Always happy to see your day.

  • Nancy - What a lovely approach. Great details & such great stories to go with them, I need to do this more often!

  • Life with Kaishon - What a beautiful day. I think I love the hair swish the best : )

  • kati - Ya know hon….I need to do something like this for my kids! I think I need a kick in the pants! Love it!

Oh gosh am I behind on blogging – it’s not that I don’t have sooo many gorgeous shoots to share, it’s that running around after 2 active little girls, running a business and life in general gets a bit hectic and blogging has slipped down my list – I was reminded of how bad I’ve […]

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  • kati - Good looking family! Well done hon! I know they LOVED them all! xx

  • Kate - Super sweet Kirsty and so natural looking. The ones on the bed are my favorite – lovely family

  • lina - wooooooooooooow i liked them very much. did you take photos on their home ?

This is the first of my letters that I introduced a couple of days ago. They won’t always be picture perfect, or eloquent, but they will be from the heart, and I’ll be writing them each month for my 2 treasured girls.  I’m undertaking this project with the most amazing set of ladies….. Now head […]

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  • Amy Lucy Photography - […] please visit the blog of my dear friend Kirsty Larmour | Abu Dhabi Photographer. She has an amazing ability to show her love for her daughters in each and every one of her […]

  • Letters to Our Daughters | April » Emma Wood Photography - […] Sandager | Rashmi Pappu | Julia Stotlar | Stephanie Cribbs Beaty | Amy Lockheart | Kirsty Larmour | Valeria Spring | Sarah Lynn […]

  • Rebecca - So beautiful Kirsty! What an amazing project and what a gift for your daughters. I may have to do a similar project with my children. Hope you don’t mind. You’re an amazing mommy. XO

  • Amy Lucy - Oh those sweet and silly girls of yours…how incredibly precious. It warms my heart so much to read your beautiful letter! I love your little family filled with sugar and spice, and I hope I can meet you in person someday soon. xoxoxo

  • Jody - Your sugar and spice are just the sweetest things Kirsty and their smiles are infectious. You can sense their closeness in these photos. These words… “one day you’ll need each other more than you do today” put a lump in my throat thinking about my own mother and sister and my daughters. I’m so glad we are doing this together. xo

  • Kristy Milton - oh kirsty, what a beautiful project. i am so excited for these letters to your girls every month. you letter is beyond so sweet tho them. and i love seeing it in your hand writing, that was like icing on the already delicious cake 🙂

  • Val Spring - Oh my friend, your words are beautiful, so incredibly touching, and filled with such love. I can tell what a happy home you have. Your girls irradiate happiness. I’ve told you a few times, there’s something so special about them. So happy to get to know you through two projects that are so close to my heart! These images just put such a gigantic smile on my face! Thank you!

  • Rashmi - Kirsty, your girls are so beautiful.. and the letter so precious. When I was reading it, I felt like you wrote my story.. i felt the exact same way.. knowing deep down i would always be a mummy and have two girls (just like my mom). I love that they call their Dad ‘Baba’. I am so happy to have met you because of this project. xoxo

  • stephanie beaty - Gorgeous girls and beautiful sentiments! Such a gorgeous picture of your love for them. xo

  • Louise - Tear jerking Kirsty. Those precious girls of yours are so special – can’t wait to see more of this series

  • Carly - What a lovely project! So happy to be following along! Your girls and your words are stunning

  • Emma Wood - Those sweet precious little girls…just so beautiful. I love your words to go with them Kirsty – made me teary in best possible way. <3

  • Lena - Kirsty – this is beautiful – the images, the letter, the whole idea behind it – beyond priceless! Cannot wait to read your future letters to your girls!

  • Julia - Kirsty, what a joyful letter to those bright and beautiful girls. Your images of them tell so much about who they are and how they feel about each other – so much love there. I’m so happy to be a part of this project with you.

  • kati - So very touching! What a wonderful gift you have given your girls! Even if you never write another one….they will treasure this always!

  • Myra Kushon - Touched my heart. What a beautiful gift to your girls.

  • Sarah Cornish - Aww they are just SO beautiful! I love your letter so much! I love how you formatted everything too. Thank you so much for sharing your sweet girls with us. I can’t wait to read more of these letters sweetheart! I am completely honored and excited to be in this group with you!

  • Sara Rosetta - *tear* sniff sniff. beautiful words Kirsty. x

  • Letters to Our Daughters | May » Emma Wood Photography - […] Sandager | Rashmi Pappu | Julia Stotlar | Stephanie Cribbs Beaty | Amy Lockheart | Kirsty Larmour | Valeria Spring | Sarah Lynn […]

  • Letter to my Girls – what it’s all about | The Catto Family - […] If anyone in the UK wants to start this circle too I’d love to hear from you…………it works by adding a person to the bottom of your letter to send the viewer along to.  I’m happy to do this with my blog too. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailMoreLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in letters to my girls and tagged daughters, emotion, family, letters, letters to my daughters by Karen Catto. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  • Letter to my Daughters | May 2012 » Kirsty Larmour Photography – Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Photography - […] is the second of my letters that I introduced last month (the first is here).  They won’t always be picture perfect, or eloquent, but they will be from the heart, and […]

  • Emma Wood | Emma Wood Photography • Letters to Our Daughters | May - […] Sandager | Rashmi Pappu | Julia Stotlar | Stephanie Cribbs Beaty | Amy Lockheart | Kirsty Larmour | Valeria Spring | Sarah Lynn […]

  • Emma Wood | Emma Wood Photography • Letters to Our Daughters | April - […] Sandager | Rashmi Pappu | Julia Stotlar | Stephanie Cribbs Beaty | Amy Lockheart | Kirsty Larmour | Valeria Spring | Sarah Lynn […]

I’m nervous… this week I’m starting another new personal project… it’s on a subject closer to my heart than any I can imagine… it involves pictures, and words… the pictures come easily, mostly… the words, not always so much… but I’m excited, and invigorated and motivated by the sheer importance of it… and I’m humbled […]

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Today is Earth Day. I totally forgot – until I saw this post over on the Bloom Forum – this explains why it’s environment week at the girls school too!! Which got the girls and I to chatting about what we do to help protect Mother Earth. And here are just a few of their […]

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  • Kate - So cute – you’re so good with them – and Indy always looks so enthusiastic about everything she does! And I KNOW this is just the tip of the iceberg of what you do, you Eco mama!!!!!!!

  • Beth Ross | Tyler, TX Photographer - LOVE these!!! What a fun and creative session with your girls. The light is so pretty and I love your processing.

  • Andrea Holroyd - Hello You

    I completely forgot it was Earth Day today..anyway, as usual you are an inspiration. Be proud to know you inspired me to use fab washable nappies. Like you, we try and live a very green life too – I hope I can make it as fun for Lawrence as he grows up as you do for the girls. Am checking out up-cycled clothing next…

  • courtneycourtney - Yes! Love my eco-mamas!!!

  • Amy Lucy - Love, love, love! Such a great post!

  • Kate - I’ve learnt new things…I had no idea you were vegetarians! This is a great post and one to keep, it’s great how aware you are of your footprint. If everyone did it, we’d all be moving in the right direction. Brilliant post!!

  • Sara T - Awesome. Love that you mentioned the Bloom Forum post! Thank you. Beautiful imagery of your babies! Awesome Earth Day inspiration.

  • Debbie Wibowo - What a cute post to celebrate Earth Day! You are a rock mama!

The weather is Abu Dhabi this winter has been crazy! Loads of sandstorms, and despite me getting my first session rained out in 4 years, we’ve actually not had our usual 2 days of rain….. so when there was a major downpour the other night the girls grabbed their wellies and not being bothered that […]

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  • Louise - Hahahahahaha – way to go on soaking the ballet costume Indy!!!! Love them – love that you get so excited about rain every year!!!

  • Lena - Awww – love the sheer joy on their faces! They are ADORABLE!!!! And are those pink markers on the knees in the last image – love that!:)

  • Janine - Fun! It’s awesome that our kids love the simple joys of puddles 🙂

  • Kate - I love it!! Your girls are so super cute!!! Rain puddle pictures always bring a smile to me face 😉

When my girls grow up I’m going to the Mum of these two for lessons on teenage girls….. I kid you not… this session was just a delight – from the first time I met them, to our telephone and email exchanges, I just knew they were one of those families on my wavelength…. And […]

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  • louise - Beautiful girls – and so fabulous to see you diversifying your work too 🙂

  • Corinn Gray - Love your processing. These are beautiful images. You really captured some great memories for this family!

  • Skye - These girls are beautiful! Your light and processing are gorgeous too 🙂

  • Heather - Beautiful, I especially love the black and whites- they are gorgeous! Lovely ladies!

  • Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer} - What a GORGEOUS family, these photos are beautiful. You captured them perfectly 😉

  • hope - you did a beautiful job!!! lucky lucky girls

  • Leslie - Such pretty light Kristy! Way to find it and show off this sweet family perfectly!

  • Jenny - gorgeous girls -and beautiful images – i’m sure mom and dad are proud!

  • Val Spring - Umm how awesome are these??? Seriuosly, such a beautiful family! Btw, when you get advice from Mom about having 2 teenage girls, would you mind passing the info along?

  • Janine - In love with that light ♥ Beautifully captured, Kirsty.

  • Cara Harrison, Cincinnati Senior Photographer - Love these! The girls looks so relaxed and natural. Great work. They are beautiful!

  • Zoe D. - Gorgeous light and images!

  • SarahInParis - WOW stunning girls Kirsty and family. What beautiful photos of them. Just stunning!

Aaahh.. April.. time for a little break from school and a little break from Abu Dhabi for me and the girls – we headed off to Istanbul in Turkey last week to have a little fun, to relax, to sightsee, to eat our bodyweights in baklava, and to just hang out together. I feel like […]

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  • Natalie - Fabulous images, Kirsty! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. So lovely to see places I’ve visited through your eyes : ) and YAY for your beautiful self to be in a photo with your gorgeous girls too!

  • Mommy3Bs - Your kids always look like they’re having so much fun – I love seeing these more “regular” days in your life – as if travelling as much as you guys do is “regular”!!!

  • kati - I love looking at your travel photos…and LOVE your day in the life. I need to do that! I HAVE to make it so before my kids are grown! xx

  • efi - as always my fav days are your days lol!! love the colors!

  • SarahInParis - Love this post Kirsty, love your travels, love your girls and LOVE the idea of this project. Think I need to explore this a little as looking for a good project or too. Thanks for sharing Val’s link too. xx

  • robyn oakenfold - i love your 10 on 10’s each month, it always makes me want to tag along on one of your trips 🙂 Canada is a very interesting place to visit too btw, hehe! i love what the girls are wearing!! i love it all! xo

  • Janine - You know how much I love that you go on these adventures. So exotic and so far away. Lovely pics.

  • Jennifer Foster - Ahhh these are perfect! Your shooting style and your travels seem to go hand in hand. The girls are incredibly cute and so blessed to be able to have these experiences. I know they will appreciate them immensely when they are grown. Just gorgeous images, I live vicariously through you K!

  • Andrea - You are my travel idol!!! I want to be like you someday. LOL. I love to travel too but for me we mainly hit the states but that’s ok…lots to see here. I love seeing your posts each month though. I can visit different countries through you 🙂

  • Letter to hold me accountable! » Letters from the Larmours - […] 2011, Oman, India and our recent girls trip to Turkey (although you can see some from India and Turkey on my work blog!). So, here, to get me started are some pics from last years various travels and in […]

Sometimes the most beautiful photos are the simplest ones – baby sleeping, baby stretching, baby in Mama’s arms, baby being adored by it’s loving new parents. I adore the simplest pictures, where nothing else needs to be said…That’s how I feel about this beautiful family… <3 <3 Kirsty xx

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We love living right on the edge of the desert. Our winters are taken up with trips out for BBQs and the occasional camp out, and Saffy even asked for her birthday party out there this year… it’s just the most stunning scenery…. I’d been wanting to do a shoot out there with my girls […]

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  • Antonina - Stunning. I want to live where you live AND have a gorgeous girl to photograph! 🙂

  • Michelle Stone - just beautiful, Kirsty!!!

  • Jill - magic! i love these.

  • Carly - These are so amazingly beautiful!!! Love the light, love the textures, love those sweet models! You’ve inspired me to travel to our sand dunes, Kirsty!

  • Vicky - Wow, these are amazing! I love the bw one with the feet in the sand….

  • Lena - Oh my goodness – they are BREATHTAKING!

  • kristianne koch - Oh wow the light and the location and the subject and the wardrobe! So beautiful. Here’s to pulling off a perfect vision!

  • Natalie - ohh Kirsty, these are just gorgeous! love everything about them! breathtaking scenery and a beautiful daughter too, love Indy’s dress! 🙂

  • Raquel - These are breathtaking! And what a beautiful place to live 🙂

  • Jobrina Hofleit - OH Kirsty, these are beyond stunning!!!!!!!!! The light and location and not to mention the most beautiful little model………just like others have said…..BREATHTAKING!!!!!!

  • SarahInParis - Kirsty these photos are breathtakingly beautiful. Everything works so well together – the outfit, the location and your gorgeous girl. You must be such a proud Mummy (of your photo skills too!!).

  • Janine - I’m melting, too. Dramatic location and super cute Indy ♥

  • kati - Hon…I LOVE your travel photos! Well…I love all your images. Your baby is getting so BIG!! xxx

  • jess - these are incredible! you are so fortunate to live somewhere so exotic :).

  • jessican - Oh Kirsty! These are breathtaking. Just amazingly beautiful. I love the scarf ones. WOW, awesome.

  • Sarah Albert - Absolutely stunning! These are awesome Kirsty!

  • Kate Pizzo - I have been pondering what to write…anything I put is going to sound lame because words can’t express just how much I LOVE this set!! BEAUTIFUL, love them. They made me want to get on a plane and come to see you, the pictures are so perfect, I felt like I could touch the sand. And how cute Indy is, just perfect. The colors were the cherry on top. Thank you for sharing your corner of the world xo

  • Amy - Just trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. These absolutely blow me away, Kirsty! Just absolutely stunning work!!

  • isabelchipi - Preciosas las fotos!!!

  • Nigel Ingram - I agree…these are just lovely; I’ve lived here (Abu Dhabi & Al Ain) since ’90, and have photographed the dunes so many times (Kirsty should try the reddish dunes of Al Ain), but these are so fresh; like the best glossy magazine shoots; love the colours of the clothing and the play of light.

  • In the Mountains | Abu Dhabi Kids Photographer » Kirsty Larmour Photography – Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Photography - […] When I moved to the U.A.E. I was struck by what a beautiful and geographically diverse country it is.  A few months ago I showed off how amazingly stunning the U.A.E. desert is in a shoot (which you can see here!) […]

  • Letter from Autumn 2012 » Letters from the Larmours - […] girl – I go slightly stir crazy when I don’t see them for a while – I LOVE the sand dunes, and I’m pretty content with a gorgeous beach, but nothing beats mountains.  So, off we took […]

  • Walking on the Irish Sea Coast | Abu Dhabi commercial photographer » Kirsty Larmour Photography – Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Photography - […] print issue came. I’ve featured in their digital magazine before (pictures from the beautiful Abu Dhabi desert) but there’s really something amazing about seeing your work in print in an international […]

I love weddings… I love the build up, the excitement, the people, the love… I really love the love… but when I’m one of a very, very select number of people at a very intimate wedding, well thenthere’s just even more to love… this wedding was all of those things.. and more… Oh Peta, you […]

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  • Sara T - Beautiful, Kirsty! Love all the color, B&W and depth. They look so happy!

  • Louise - wow, looks just so simple and so lovely – beautiful Kirsty

  • Gemma - Kirsty, thank you so much for creating such special memories of Pete and Scott’s day. For those of us who could not be there, these images mean so very much to us. They perfectly capture them both and are so very much what Peta would have wanted from her special day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts here in Australia xx

  • Kate - Beautiful, happy and radiant – just how any bride should be on her wedding day <3

  • Malisa - gorgeous! I can feel their happiness and emotion through these photos! The black and white close-up of faces is my favorite!

  • Julyssa Schenk - Kristy… what a fun wedding! You captured their happiness so well. Love the LOVE, happiness and processing of your photos. Great job!

  • Lil - Hello Kirsty….Congratulations you so GOT IT SPOT ON the photos have captured how beautiful, genuine & memorable Peta & Scott’s Wedding Day was.

    Being one of a small select few to be able to share this Special Day the photo’s brought an instant smile to my face as that’s what the whole day was all about…SMILING…LAUGHING…CELEBRATING… the love that Peta & Scott have for each other.

    Peta & Scott’s Wedding Day will go down as one of my MOST memorable experiences in Abu Dhabi as an expat…not only did I see one of my dearest friends fulfill a dream of becoming Mrs. McCaw but a day that CHERISHED MEMORIES were built & shared amongst friends!!!

    Congratulations again Kirsty……

    All the best Mr. & Mrs. McCaw!!!!!

  • Kate Pizzo - Does a bride get more stunning than this…what a wonderful day you captured for them! They’re so simple and elegant 🙂

  • jennifer foster - wow, beautiful work my friend! love love the bouquet shots, the whole setup for the dress and shoes- was that there already??? amazing shots, and what an adorable bride, you done good!

  • Louise - These are stunning Kirsty. Love the location outside. Was this somewhere in AD? Which church is it? So pretty. You’re Ace! X

  • Janine - These are gorgeous! x

It goes something like this…. Me: Hey Indy, look at this amazing coconut grove… how about you hold up that really cool spiky shell over there! Indy:….. urggggghhhhhhh stinky….

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  • Kate - ha ha ha ha – classic face!!!!

  • Lena - Hilarious!

  • Louise - too cute!!!! such a funny face!!!!

  • kati - LOL!!! Love you snapped this image!! hahaha

  • Janine - I love that she picked it up anyway, probably just to please you 😀

  • SarahInParis - That’s is SOOOOO funny but so good to see that you too have those outtakes. I thought it was just me!! Love it!

This is a personal Photo Project I’m undertaking – a little challenge to myself – a set of goals to realise to help me grow, as a photographer and as a mother.  It documents the month in our family where all three girls celebrate our birthdays and I’m documenting it as one picture a day of […]

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  • Janine - So many images to love. Happy belated birthday to Miss I. I think these every day moments are so important and will be appreciated more than we know right now, in years to come.

  • Lynn - Sooo sweet and beautiful! And what a wonderful idea…. I need a photography kick in the pants myself do I’m going to do this next mth for my daughters birthday 🙂

  • Kate - Such perfect everyday moments to remember them growing, learning, gaining independence and becoming grown up little ladies

  • Lucia - These photos are absolutely beautiful, such great momentos, such great memories, such a great idea….wish I could/would do that too. I admire your work, Kirsty!

  • SarahInParis - *Love these* Kirsty and thanks for the reminder to slow down and capture the moment with the kid. Life is so crazy it’s hard to let it all slip by. What fabulous memories you are capturing.