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Happy Holi – Abu Dhabi Travel Photography

Tomorrow is Holi in India. It’s also known as the festival of colours – a festival that says goodbye to winter and welcomes the all the colours and vibrancy of spring. Last year we were in India for it and I’ve been loving spending time going through the photos to try and get a little post ready for this years Holi.

Here’s just a few of the fun we had – the kids got really into the spirit of it and didn’t mind people throwing colour at them and LOVED throwing colour at themselves!! Keep scrolling down for a video and some links to more photos from out and about on the streets.

We stayed in Jaipur, which is one of my favourite parts of India and these were from the day before – out on the street buying Holi colours. Kirsty-Larmour-Holi-India-travel-photos-01Kirsty-Larmour-Holi-India-travel-photos-02We started off the day of Holi in nice clean clothing (our lovely friend Courtney from Courtneycourtney made the dresses for the girls to get trashed) white is great for showing off all those crazy colours!!!Kirsty-Larmour-Holi-India-travel-photos-03Kirsty-Larmour-Holi-India-travel-photos-04Kirsty-Larmour-Holi-India-travel-photos-06I think it’s safe to say my kids loved it!!! Here’s a short video of more photos and some video clips of the fun (my first attempt at doing this!!!)

The Larmours – Holi 2013 from Kirsty Larmour on Vimeo.

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Hope you enjoyed this little taster – we love India, and we loved this experience – for everyone who’s out there celebrating this year  HAPPY HOLI, love Kirsty xx

PS Some more pictures over on my travel blog here and here - you’ll even see me getting into the spirit of things and not just hiding behind the camera!!!;)

  • Sarah - Love theses so much – love your spirit of adventure and how much fun the girls are having in them xx

  • Kate - Yes, yes, yes!!!! I’ve been waiting to see these a whole year you editing slacker!!! But now they’re here I adore them because you’re all having so much fun and it looks like such an amazing time – I remember the dye stained Indy’s hair and it was coloured for a while!!!!

  • Francisca Garreton - Happy Holi! Love the colours and it looks like the girls loved ot!!!

  • Kirsty Larmour | 5 Minute Project - […] This is a submission from our trip to Holi, the festival of colours, in India – my 5 and 7 year old daughters got thoroughly into the spirit of it and we let them run riot with some Holi paint!!! Some more pics of the whole day, and a video on my blog at http://kirstylarmourblog.com/2014/03/happy-holi-abu-dhabi-travel-photography/ […]

Project 10 | March 2014 – Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Photographer

The birthday party edition…. given that my girls have their birthdays less than a month apart throwing 2 parties a year is just beyond the realms of this mama’s capabilities!! Usually they have to take it in turns but this year we decided to do a joint party, and to hold it at their dancing class – a disco diva/rock star party!

We held the party on a Friday as it’s their Baba’s day off – the day started with Indy opening presents as her birthday actually fell on a Sunday and Sundays are choc full of school and dancing classes and very little free time inbetween, so she had presents from us a couple of days early….

And then I got on with the rock star cake decorating!!! Which was followed by favour wrapping… (delicious cookies from Arlequins)

Indy then got to take her new orange bike out to play – if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen how thrilled she was with it!! And then there was the very important business for Saffy of making a party playlist!!

A few pre-party photos, and selfies:)

And then we headed off to Arabesque Ballet Centre where their party was held – Indy got on with practising some routines!!

Their friends arrived and much dancing and games followed – including a special routine to “Happy” taught to them and all their friends by their beloved Hip-hop teacher Miss Jessica.

And then cake time…. (thanks to my fab friend Emma who took over the camera duties while I did the Mummy duties) and a little before and after of their rock star cake

And time to go home – in a car jam packed full of balloons!!

The girls had asked for donations instead of gifts – they wanted to send a girl in a developing country to school and I couldn’t be more thrilled that their friends got on board with this idea – they raised enough to send a girl for 18 months and have chosen for it to go to someone in Ethiopia – the look of delight at working out just how much they’d raised was worth more than anything.

Huge thanks to all my fabulous girlfriends who helped make the party a success, and helped keep me sane while trying to juggle everything on very little sleep!!!! You know who you are and I love you <3

Now pop over and see the day of my lovely friend Robyn of Little Bug Photography in Calgary

Next month I think we’ll be back to a rather more normal day!!! Until then, Kirsty xx

 

  • Rashmi - Absolutely adorable!! It looks like such a fun party!

  • alpana - Love these pictures! Your girls are the sweetest. They look so very happy with all their balloons.

  • Gorete - Love these Kirsty, looks like your divas had a blast!

  • our project ten: march » little bug photography | robyn oakenfold | blog - […] that you have seen my day please go check out my dear friend Kirsty’s day with her two girls in Abu […]

  • robyn - Oh i just love this… such a special and fun day to document. And what wonderful girls you are raising to want to donate money instead of gifts… big time love for that!!

In this Moment – Week 5

At the start of January I shared a new weekly project I’m doing with my friend Rowe who lives in Bali – you can read the intro to it here.

It was about sharing just a small moment from our day – a moment that makes us pause – something that may be very ordinary, but makes us want to just take it in – and this is the last week of January and into February….
Day 29 – Chinese New Year

Day 30 – Mama’s birthdayDay 31 – in the desert with the class teddy bear

Day 32 – carousel ride with the class bear

Day 33 – goofing around after school

Day 34 – making friends with some of Mama’s photo subjectsDay 35 – She’s 8!!!!

It feels as if January went by VERY fast now I’ve posted all of it – but the good news is I’ve continued to shoot almost every day since then. When Rowe and I started off we decided not to put ourselves under any pressure to post past January and so now I’ll share intermittently – along the same theme, of moments from the every day, but not every single week – I hope I’ll make it through with a record of the whole year, but again, I’m not going to beat myself up if I miss a day…. so keep your eyes open for future instalments – until then, Kirsty xx

  • Mum - Love reading your posts over and over .It brings us a bit nearer you. So proud of you all.

The One into Two Project | Week 17

“One city, one passion, 2 people, 2 styles…. One theme, one week, 2 pictures, 2 interpretations – the One into 2 Project”

Week 17 – make

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Jillian Greenhill Photography

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This is a project between 2 photographers in the same city showing how we both make different interpretations of the world around us -  you can read how this project started here…  Kirsty xx

In this Moment – Week 4

Three weeks ago I shared a new weekly project I’m doing with my friend Rowe who lives in Bali – you can read the intro to it here.

It’s about sharing just a small moment from our day – a moment that makes us pause – something that may be very ordinary, but makes us want to just take it in – and this is the third week of January….Day 22 – Helping Mama with deliveries

Day 23 – taking photos for birthday invites

Day 24 – ipod time

Day 25 – bath time

Day 26 – at our local bakery

Day 27 – backseat dancing

Day 28 – reading to the class teddy

And here’s a moment from Rowe’s week… please head over to see the rest of her week in Bali

I’ll be back again next week… Kirsty xx

  • rowe - so many beautiful moments captured! this is actually my most favourite week of yours so far! i LOVE the birthday invites and reading to class teddy… AWESOME!

  • {in this moment ~ week four} » rowe timson photography - [...] from kirstys week… i love how different our lives are but equally beautiful! please stop by her blog to see [...]

The One into Two Project | Week 16

“One city, one passion, 2 people, 2 styles…. One theme, one week, 2 pictures, 2 interpretations – the One into 2 Project”

Week 16 – dark

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Jillian Greenhill Photography

This is a project between 2 photographers in the same city showing how we both make different interpretations of the world around us -  you can read how this project started here…  Kirsty xx

Letter to my Daughters | February 2014

Now please continue the circle to the lovely Courtney Keim to see her letter to her adorable little one…. until next month, xx

  • shalonda - oh kirsty!!!!! first of all i am utterly captivated by these images and then when you dropped the bomb on me that they were from two years ago i was even more so…just beautiful! first borns are such unique little characters aren’t they? i see so much of my cheeks#1 in s, as she is just mere steps ahead of my 7 year old…keep soakin it all in mama xoxo

  • Rashmi - Kirsty, I love these photos of sweet Saffy when she was six. I love that she is not a trend follower and has her own mind. I love that you recognize her uniqueness and embrace it with a full heart. You are one amazing mama. xo

  • Debbie Wibowo - Oh Kristy, I can totally relate to this. Jo also has a tender and soft heart that I often worry about people using her. Jo sounds like Saffy. Are all 1st born like that? :) She might have a tender heart but I believe that will be one of her strengths too. One day, she’ll move the mountain! It’s a beautiful and the 3rd pic melts my heart.

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