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Sweetness ♥ Abu Dhabi Family Photographer

Often when chatting to potential clients we realise we have things in common – it seems to happen all the time, and I love that - the first time I chatted to this Mum we realised this little sweetheart is just one day younger than my Indy – so we got them together for a playdate! They spent a lot of time playing tea parties so I suggested to Mum that they bring the tea party set along to the shoot.  I absolutely love these of the three (and a half – yes there’s another one preparing himself to join the party soon) of them having a little picnic together.abu-dhabi-family-photo-03

A quick rest for Adrian…abu-dhabi-family-photo-01

And back for more tea!! Is she not the sweetest little thing ever?abu-dhabi-family-photo-04

abu-dhabi-family-photo-05And are they also not just the sweetest threesome ever too?abu-dhabi-family-photo-02

I can’t wait to see how your family changes over the next year – and to get together for more tea party playdates, Kirsty xx

PS I also have some tea party photos of my own girls that I can’t wait to blog (when I find some time to edit them!!!) so watch this space for more tea party scrumminess coming soon. xx

  • Kati - always exciting to see how you capture each family that makes them so unique. this little girls eyes a beautiful!!

  • Louise - oh so gorgeous Kirsty – you’re right, the little girl is just the sweetest and what a super cute idea with the tea party

  • Vinita - Gorgeous!! Sweet family! Love the gorgeous eyes of this little girl!

  • Antonina - Beautiful images, Kirsty! And I love the girl’s dress!

  • Kirsty - Antonina, the dress was made from a Turkish scarf – I loved it too. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone.

Daddy’s Princess * Abu Dhabi Newborn Photographer

Remember the beautiful henna’ed baby bump? Well little Princess Amira is now here and I got to meet her on her one week birthday.abu-dhabi-newborn-01

Oh sweet baby fingers and toes….abu-dhabi-newborn-04

She is already very much Daddy’s little Princess and spent much of our session snuggled up with him – proving me wrong when I say that week old newborns often sleep through much of their first photo shoot!!! I love this dramatic shot of big strong Daddy with his tiny fragile Princess.abu-dhabi-newborn-02

She did give us some moments of sleep, oh so peaceful….abu-dhabi-newborn-03

Such beautiful family moments….abu-dhabi-newborn-05

Mummy and Daddy, Congratulations – cherish these tiny baby snuggles – I’ll be seeing you for your 6 month shoot in no time at all – Princess Amira, don’t grow up too fast! Thanks to all of you for letting me have some snuggles too, Kirsty xx

Your album is ART * Abu Dhabi Photographer

One of the things I love about albums is that they don’t mean your beautiful pictures aren’t on display – on the contrary – a beautiful album is a beautiful piece of art in itself.Albums01

Display it on your coffee table, on an easel, on a shelf, on a book stand.albums05albums02

You can change the pictures on display every now and then so you can rotate your favourites – it’s like the predecessor of the digital photo frame!Albums03albums06

Most of my albums have a spread which goes all the way across 2 pages – which on a 10 x 10 inch album means a 20 inch wide picture – which is pretty decent sized and definitely has some wow factor. This gorgeous family chose their album from my LUSH range – thick luscious pages, slighly textured printing and heirloom quality heavy – they are truly albums to fall in love with.albums04

So don’t think of albums as meaning your stunning pictures and artwork are hidden away – if yours is on display, send me some pictures to show me what you’ve done with it. Until next time, Kirsty xx

Down the Aisle: Caroline and Scott ♥ Abu Dhabi Wedding Photographer

Caroline and Scott brought a little piece of Scotland to Abu Dhabi last week for their wedding. Tartans, thistles, kilts, ceilidh dancing were all incorporated into their big day.

We started out at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr where Caroline was getting ready…abudhabiwedding04I love some little shoe detailsabudhabiwedding02

And the gorgeous bouquet which had lilac beading througout it.abudhabiwedding03Er…. Hello, stunning bride!!abudhabiwedding12

We then headed off to St. Andrew’s church – I’d love to say I got some pics of Scott there, but he arrived after Caroline – shock horror – I believe it was his Dad’s fault (or maybe just the Abu Dhabi traffic???) Anyway, here’s our handsome groomabudhabiwedding05

And his lower half too!abudhabiwedding07

And in case you were thinking I chopped his head off because he’s some kind of monster – no, no, no – here’s the adorable twosome together – I love these twoabudhabiwedding08A little ring shot….abudhabiwedding11abudhabiwedding10

Gorgeous, gorgeous twosome – laughing, flirting, kissing, smiling – just fun, fun, funabudhabiwedding09

Thanks again for having me with you to share this special day, with lots of love and happiness forever after, Kirsty x

  • Caroline - Wow – these are amazing Kirsty – can’t wait to see the rest – just about to forward your email on to family and friends. Thanx so much for giving us such great memories of our special day xx

  • Anissa - Kirsty/Caroline

    These photos are fantastic. They have captured the couple perfectly & I love the creativity of them.

  • Scott - Kirsty – what an amazing preview – just fantasic!! I’m back in Doha now smiling like a chesire cat!!!!!

  • Natalie - Love these, Kirsty! Beautiful images of a stunning couple. love the ring shot too, so creative!

  • Suze - Kirsty- these are so beautiful! Great job!! :)

  • Kristen - Kirsty, these are just stunning! How lucky is this couple to have such gorgeous images of their special day. Beautiful, beautiful work :-) xx

  • Vinita - These images are FAB Kirsty! Great job!!

  • Steph - So lovely Kirsty! I love those shoes!

  • steven buist - Hi, just to say congratulations and best wishes (sorry, a bit late!!) – the pics are great! Take care – steven

  • Margaret - HI…

    i will be having a very simple wedding with 12 of my close friends. i would like to ask if you cater small wedding like ours. it will be so informal but will definitely be memorable to us.

    would appreciate if you can answer my email back. just in case you can i would like to know how much will that be?

    thank you so much.

Giving is Awesome Shoot | Abu Dhabi Family Photographer

Remember my Giving is Awesome giveaway at the end of last year? I finally got to meet the family that I chose to receive a photo session with me. And they were every bit as awesome and deserving as they should have been – I was greeted with hugs of gratitude, and yet it was me who should have been grateful to them, for letting me into their lives for a small amount of time.Givingisawesome02

They were nominated by a group of people who had been involved in raising funds to help with Amani’s schooling. Anyone who has met a child with special needs here in Abu Dhabi knows how limited the facilities and educators who can respond appropriately are – and how much it costs.Givingisawesome01

All I can say is they must have done a great job because in spite of some other family health issues and the trials and tribulations of daily life Amani is a delightful child – as is her gorgeous older sister Hasnah.Givingisawesome04Givingisawesome06Givingisawesome05Just as with all my families I focussed on capturing the connections that made them who they are as a family unit.Givingisawesome07

I think this is probably my new favourite image of 2010 – I’m not sure if it’s the eyelashes, or the glow of a mothers love that comes through the image – but I love it.Givingisawesome03

Thank you, thank you, for sharing the morning with me, for sharing yourselves with me, and to the wonderful people who nominated you for sharing your story with me – I had the warm fuzzies all day after meeting you – Giving really IS Awesome, Kirsty x

  • Anusuya - Kirsty – the photos speak for themselves. All I can say is thank you for your generosity – I know the photos will be treasured for always.

  • Danah - Beautiful work Kirsty! as always ;)

  • Louise - Oh Kirsty, what a wonderful thing to do – and what gorgeous images – I too adore the last one – the little girls eyelashes are beautiful – they look like a gorgeous family

  • Carly - Kirsty!!! These are so GORGEOUS!! I’m so proud of you for doing this!!

  • Tracy - I am very proud to have such an amazing, talented friend. Most gorgeous pictures for such a deserving family :) xx

  • Vinita - Kirsty, these are brilliant! So generous and the family must be thrilled with these images!

  • bonnie - wow. beautiful people.

Real Style your Shoot | Abu Dhabi Photographer

I haven’t done a Style Your Shoot in a long time – if you’re looking for ideas of how to put outfits together for your shoot then check the Style your Shoot category. Something that always surprises me is that I get emails asking where I get my own kids stuff from – apparently they always look lovely!! Why, thank you!

So I thought I’d do a “Real” Style your Shoot edition with some ideas from pictures of my own girls – I hope this helps someone when planning the wardrobe for their own shoot, though I can’t guarantee that all / any of these items are still available, and of course some may have been purchased outside of Abu Dhabi.

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This gorgeous dress was from Marks & Spencer  as were the leggings (part of another set) – but I think what really makes these pictures is the accessories (did I ever mention that BOTH my girls love to accessorise? You should see the size of their handbag collection!!!) The necklace and bracelet were from Claires and the shoes are mine!! The hairslide was from a fabric market back in China.

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Here, the little net skirts were from Next, as was Indy’s bodysuit saying “Princess”. I really don’t remember where Saffy’s top was from but white vest tops are relatively easy to come by. The hairband was from Claires again (it later broke and is now held togather by a piece of elastic I sewed on – I am the ultimate recycler!!!) Saffy’s flip flops from Accessorize.

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Indy’s little outfit was from GAP. Again, the outfit is quite simple, as is the setting so I think the book, one of her favourites, adds interest to the pictures – always remember to bring along your children’s favourite toys and books to a shoot!

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I adored how these two dresses worked togather. I usually say not to mix patterns – but these two just break the rules perfectly – the two dresses share the same vibrant colours and the spots and stripes just act as perfect opposites. Indy’s dress was from Marks and Spencer and Saffy’s was a 25AED bargain from Fine Fair!!!

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I bought these two corduroy tops about 18 months apart. Saffy’s is from Next and Indy’s is from GAP - paired with black leggings from Adams and shoes by Doodles (Indy) and Shoemart (Saffy) with an umbrella from Esprit.

I’ll be giving more styling ideas for shoots again before too long – including a full run down from Saffy’s rock star shoot!!

Until then, happy stylin’,  Kirsty x

  • Antonina - Kirsty, can I just say that (a) the pictures are AMAZING and (b) those styles are absolutely beautiful! Well done and it’s such a great idea! I wish I had my own kids to style & photograph (totally the wrong reason to have kids, but still).

  • Caitlin - Love it!!!!

  • Vinita - Brilliant! What a fab idea!

Belly Art * Abu Dhabi Maternity Photographer

Oh how I wish I’d had some henna art done on my tummy when I was pregnant – what a wonderful celebration of the new life growing inside you. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting this totally blooming Mum to be – isn’t she gorgeous?maternity-AD-02And Daddy to be also seemed pretty proud of his beautiful wife – I adore the connection between them here.maternity-AD-01I can’t wait to hear your news and meet your little lady when she comes into the world, love, Kirsty x

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