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It seems crazy to me that I haven’t blogged since last months letter to the girls, but our summer has been full, and we’ve drunk up the fun by the bucket load – I’ll share more of our summer fun soon, but for now please head on over to read the heartfelt letter of Emma […]

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  • Rashmi Pappu - I adore Saffy’s haircut so much, but more than the haircut I adore her spirit! All little girls should have her confidence and her giving heart. You must be so proud of her Kirsty. Our girls are such beautiful people, inside and out.

  • Ginger Unzueta - oh, Kirsty, I love this. she is most beautiful any way she has her hair and that confidence..that is the beauty that flows. motherhood, so many wonderful phases, lessons, and loves we go through. thank you for sharing this. xo

  • Jessica Downey - Soooo beautiful!

  • Emma Wood - No no no, this beautiful letter is not just about your sweet brave girl making the decision to cut her hair, it shows how hard it is for us Mamas to let our babies grow up. But you do let her, in the best way possible. I already feel how inspiring you are to me as a Mother and a friend. You don’t smother, you nurture and you inspire. I could learn so much from you and I know that I will. Thank you for coming into my life with your wise words and your gentle ways, my life has become richer with you in it. <3

  • shalonda - oh sweet saffy!!!! what a beautiful independence and CONFIDENCE you radiate with!!! i adore your haircut but more than that i am smitten with watching you grow up through these letters your mommy writes you. xoxo to you too Kirsty ;)

  • Kate - Oh sweet Saffy, what a big brave girl you’re becoming, and what a compassionate one too. Which charity did she send her hair to if you don’t mind me asking?

  • Catherine Vargas - LOVE those pictures and your little girl is adorable :)

  • Amy - These photos of your big girl are so telling — I can see how much you love her in each and every one. And I am so going to write a letter about hair to my girls! Love this so much, Kirsty! You are such an inspiration to me. <3

This month I am linking to one of the loveliest souls I know Debbie of Delight Fine Art Photography as she writes to her gorgeous daughter…. Until next month, Kirsty xx

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  • Amy Lucy Photography - [...] Next please visit the blog of my dear friend and kindred spirit Kirsty Larmour | Abu Dhabi Photographer. [...]

  • Mairi Clare - Hi Kirsty

    Not quite so original as Indy, but Aaron did a similar topic last year and he was the only one who put anything remotely thoughtful (all the other children bar none put sports star/popstar). He wanted (and still wants) to be an engineer and palaeontologist – the TA apparently had to get the dictionary out to put the second one on the display.

    It made me very proud that he knows his own mind and didn’t just follow the crowd. We continue to support his dream and will see what becomes of it in years to come – we have kept the sheet he wrote it on :-)

  • Letters to Our Daughters | July 2013 » Minneapolis Photographer – Olive Avenue Photography - [...] So everyday I sign to you…”You are good.  You are smart.  You are beautiful.”  Everyday I pray that you let go a little more of the weight you’ve carried since the day you were orphaned.  I pray that the innocence of childhood will return…and that you will run free. You’ve stumbled across our special photography project called Letters to Our Daughters.  Follow the chain of letters written by amazing moms and photographers across the globe…starting with one of my photography heroes and one of the sweetest people you could hope to meet Kirsty Larmour | Abu Dhabi Photographer. [...]

  • amy grace - you are the most amazing mama. i always know i will leave here feeling full. i know anything these girls will be will be ok, as long as they find their joy. and you will lead them there. you make the world good. you make it bigger. you make me want to stretch myself. xoxo

  • Kate - To bring up dreamers, children who can see beyond themselves and beyond the here and now is a great gift to them Kirsty, especially in this day and age – you are doing a wonderful and important job by stretching their imaginations

  • Kirsty - Mairi Clare, that’s wonderful :D I think in the pressure to teach kids schools sometimes forget to let them dream and follow their own paths – clearly the TA was not a Friends fan!!!

  • shalonda - KIRSTY! i read this post smiling…i can feel it, i can see it and you are one amazing mama to have captured it. THE DREAMS OF A 5 year old are truly magical and simply beautiful….incredible sweet friend just incredible

  • Debbie Wibowo - Dear Indy, when you invent a machine that can turn us into rainbow unicorn, I’ll definitely buy that machine. Because I want to have rainbow hair and rainbow wings, and fly to places. Like your mom said, keep your dreams alive and they will take you to beautiful places.

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I can’t believe I haven’t shared this yet – a couple of months ago the beautiful Teresa and Thomas magazines first 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 magazine, and alongside […]

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  • Kate - It looks soooooo cold but so gorgeous and that is one cute dog (as well as your girls as always!!!) Congrats on the magazine feature Kirsty, your work is always just so real life and wonderful and you deserve it.

Ramadan Kareem to you all. It’s the first day of Ramadan, the start of the holy month here in the U.A.E. and it’s also July’s Project 10 day. I shot this 2 days ago as the school holidays had started – it was a day of hanging out, heading to the supermarket and also delivering […]

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  • alpana - i so love seeing your images and reading about your adventures!! And your girls are always a site for sore eyes. I had friends that fasted for Ramadan and it amazed me how they were able to do it! xo

  • Summer - Kirsty, I’m so intrigued by your life and your pictures tell such an amazing story. Love these my talented friend.

  • Gorete - My mind often travels far when seeing images of your beautiful girls. I love seeing the colors and typography of your part of the world. Beautiful work Kristy!

  • Kate - What a perfectly lovely ordinary day. I really like that you get into the spirit of things

  • Janine - Love these, Kirsty! Little hands at the piano and the girls snug in the shopping trolley. It was lovely to talk to you the other day. I’m going to read your tips on Ramadan now. Jx

  • Mette - Lovely pictures, as usual! And thanks for the Ramadan-tips, as this will be my first Ramadan ;)

Tomorrow marks the last day of school and the start of our Summer fun – in case you’ve not noticed I can’t wait!!!! And that also means we can start ticking things off our Summer Bucket List that I mentioned in my last Letter to the girls. Whilst there’s nothing I like more than just […]

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  • Carly - Can’t wait to follow along/live vicariously :) Have fun you crazy Larmours!!

  • Kate - Hoooooooray for summer holidays… it looks like you’ll have a wonderful, fun filled time :D and I love these pictures of the girls having fun too

  • Jenny Solar - Love the photos!! And your bucket list! SO glad you’ve joined us for the Summer Bucket List Challenge! Hope your summer is super!

  • Sarah B - Loooooooove the out of focus pics Kirsty, so arty. And looooove that you’re doing this with your girls

  • Debbie Wibowo - absolutely a summer they won’t forget!!! <3 <3 <3

  • A Letter from Indy from Summer 2013 » Letters from the Larmours - [...] Our Summer bucket list can be found on Mama’s work blog over HERE… [...]

I hope I’ll be able to catch up on some of my blogging this summer – I have so much fun from last summer to share… but for now, please head on over to the next letter – one of my favourite “keepin’ it real” ladies – she always has a lesson in motherhood for […]

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  • Sarah Cornish - Oh gosh, those sandy bottoms are SO part of summer. Now we have poolside wediges (we miss the beach so) but i can relate to every image you posted. These are precious! Your summers sound so much like ours, Kirsty. Your girls are going to have so many beautiful memories to look back on. You are such a special mama! I love following your adventures and travels too.

  • Rashmi - Love the photographs of your sweet girls. We have to make our summer bucket list too. I feel sad that this year I am working more because of the studio (rent!) and so the girls will be in a couple of camps… i love our lazy summers of the past. We need to meet soon friend.. our girls would get along so well, and so would we. xo

  • letters to our daughters / june 2013 » The Red Balloon Photography - [...] the circle with my sweet friend Kirsty Larmour who has two incredibly adorable girls. Posted in Families, Kids, Letters to our daughters, [...]

  • Katie - Love this one kirsty because you always make life fun and yet so down to earth for the girls. They will grown up to always treasure that – have a fabulous summer xx

  • Vinita - Love the summers and lovely images and so nice that you keep this up!! Any chance to meet in India this summer?xx

  • Kirsty - Thanks Vinita :D not heading to India this summer – think we’ve done our big India trip for the year with going to Holi in March!!

  • Janine - It all sounds perfectly wonderful :)

  • Summer Bucket List | Abu Dhabi Photographer » Kirsty Larmour Photography – Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Photography - [...] that also means we can start ticking things off our Summer Bucket List that I mentioned in my last Letter to the girls. Whilst there’s nothing I like more than just hanging out and seeing how the pattern of the [...]

I’ve always been one who doesn’t take the path of least resistance – I’ve always pushed myself to keep learning, to keep being an observer, to stay true and authentic, but to grow and be open to change and new experiences – I try to do this in life, and in photography… but often this […]

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  • Alysha - These pictures are beyond gorgeous. They speak the language of decades; perfectly aged yet still so modern. Thank you so much for opening up and sharing them with us all <3

  • Kate - These just have that classic film look, but the whole beautiful, real, Kirsty feel about them. I love that you pushed yourself and did this – I want to see more now – please take more.

  • alpana - gorgeous, Kirsty! And so much more special to create these memories with your grandfather’s camera.

  • Kylie D - These are all just perfect – because they are raw, they are your vision and you and your beautiful gal just hanging out. what more could anyone want? I know I would like to see more please…..kx

  • Lena - Kirsty – love this post!! I think all of us feel a bit vulnerable sometimes (although you definitely don’t have a reason to!) and it is such a inspiration to see you push past those vilnerabities and with such amazing result. Love these images and how happy Indy is! Xoxo!

  • Summer - In love. Film scares me for those same reasons Kirsty. And light meter ap? I’m going to look for it right now. These are awesome and the fact that they were taken with your grandfathers camera makes them even more awesome.

  • Jill - Hey there Kirsty! you’ve discovered the magic of film! ah, I can’t wait to see where this takes you. beautiful treasures you got there.

  • Sheye Rosemeyer - Gorgeous Kirsty. So much inspiration right here..love what you do.
    Sheye xo

  • Janine - This fits you so perfectly. I hope you make this a regular habit. And you know how much I adore your little muse. Jx

  • Mum - your Grandad would have been so proud of you.They are so sharp and real Indy looks as if she could step out of the page. You must do more ,you have such a talent

  • Shamma - this is amazing, i was wondering can people book photoshoots with you? and how much would it cost for pictures taken?

  • Canon AE-1 Program {Film photography} - Janine Coveney Photography | Janine Coveney Photography - [...] by friends who shoot film, including Kirsty Larmour & Ninka [...]

Project 10 time again – 10 photos throughout one day day… I’ve been totally inspired by a project some of my photographer friends have been doing called “Kids were here” (See Summer and Ginger‘s take on this). It’s a project that documents the little ways our kids make their presence felt – I think we […]

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  • alpana - so lovely to have a glimpse into your kids’ world! I miss seeing their adorable faces but this is the next best thing:-) Their reading reminds me of what I used to read as a kid – Famous Five and Secret Seven. They aren’t as popular in the US but I got R a few books when I went to India last!

  • robyn oakenfold - how wonderful are these. your simple daily items really makes me so very happy… it is a quiet glimpse into your days. but i agree with alpana… i miss your sweet girls. oh and i must look up some of those books for my girls.

  • Summer - Umm yeah, we all have lipgloss, pink cups and pencil sharpeners all lined up on our couches. Ha. Love every one Kirsty. I’m convinced these kinds of photos will open the memory floodgates in a different way than any others we take. You amaze me. Xo

I can’t believe we’ve been doing this project over a year now – I honestly can’t imagine not doing it now – it’s something I treasure so much. Now please head on over to visit the wonderful friend I am so thankful to for believing in me and asking me to be a part of […]

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  • jess - love this kirsty…such wise words that we often overlook in our busy lives. and these images? perfection. xo

  • Wendy laurel - I love these photos!! The tree and the girls and their outfits. Beautiful.

  • courtney - oh kirsty! i love the images + your wise words. love.

  • Janine - Trees are amazing and another thing we sometimes take for granted. Great post, Kirsty. I agree wholeheartedly with your wise words. X

  • Emma Wood - Your letters are always so beautiful and so very close to my heart. Your girls so often remind me of my own and I see and feel the love that you have for them in every word and image. <3

  • julia - I am completely crazy about these images, Kirsty!! So beautiful and so full of the essence of childhood. It really is all about the little things, isn’t it <3

  • Nai Nai and Ye Ye - We take your wise words to our own hearts, and remember our grandgirls climbing trees in the Dordogne and AD, and making scones where/whenever we meet. All luv. NN +YY

  • Kylie d - You amaze me every month with your beautiful words and of course fabulous images. Your girls are very lucky to have you as their Mamma. Kx

  • carie - i love following your blog. please, please!! Where are these incredible rompers from??? this post truly captures discovery in childhood.

  • Kirsty - Carrie, thank you, and they’re from The Measure

  • Ginger Unzueta - I love this Kirsty ..of course the pictures are beautiful filled with gorgeous light, but your words. Such wonderful reminders to share with our children. We try to share this and root it in ours as well. That every day together is a gift . What we have is lovely and we are blessed and grateful to God but truly what we are most grateful for is the simple things. The love that is all around us through any type of say we have that and that is golden. Love your family so much!

  • Katie Ebenezer - Simply gorgeous :)

  • amy grace - kirsty, you are giving them a map. a wise, honest, carefully drawn map. and teaching them that feelings go with it, and that they are their own sources. you pictures…off the charts gorgeous. tree climbing is an obsession in my house. and we live somewhere in which there is a shortage :) this tree, their wide open, joyful faces, illustrate the very thing you are telling them. i love your pictures. they make me feel happy. from this far away. happy and free. but kirsty, you are the best mother. i always leave with that knowledge. xoxo

  • Debbie Wibowo - Oh be still my heart! Absolutely ADORE the pics, Kirsty. They are just sooo cute and scream a fun-filled childhood. I also agree with what you wrote in the letters. Beautiful things come in small packages…xoxo

  • shalonda - KIRSTY!!!! oh how these images just capture the magic of childhood…and are a beautiful depiction of your words…it IS the little things that make the biggest impact! xoxo sweet friend

  • Sara T - I love the color and light in these. Those outfits are so darn cute. What is more quintessential than capturing your girls climbing trees? I love your words and the talks you have about being happy, keeping happiness and that it comes from within. Always adore their sweet faces and your letters of endearment. XOXO

I always ponder about what to photograph for my Project 10 – sometimes it’s a scramble at the last minute, or pulling something together from a day over the previous month – sometimes it’s more deliberate, sometimes it’s the every day moments, and sometimes it’s a big day or a special event for us… this […]

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  • efi panagoula - colorful Kirsty as always!!! love the superwoman / rainbow girl!!

  • alpana - your photos always make me smile, Kirsty! Your girls are just so gorgeous. One can never have enough rainbow anything!

  • Nancy - LOVE the rainbow girl idea! I think my youngest thinks “rainbow” is an actual color ;) My fave is the shot of her dashing to school. Awesome!!

  • gorete ferreira - You are creating such sweet memories! I think your ladies would get along great with my girls:)

  • Sarah - Awwwww, how perfect is she? Love her creativity and attention to detail and how perfectly HER it is <3

  • Kylie D - Rainbow girl – you will indeed go far in this world… I have no doubt of that – your spirit is always captured so beautifully by your Mumma. Kx

  • amy grace - i feel like this month embodies all the color and independence and tenderness that is your life with your girls…you always reach me. you, my dear, are the rainbow. xoxo

  • Sarah - Beautiful story and images. Indy’s spirit shining through – gorgeous!

  • Kati - LOVE IT!! Rainbow Girl…how clever is she? You’re such a wonderful mom! xxx

  • rowe - such a perfect thing to document and the images tell the story perfectly! i adore the ones of the rainbow hair, her little rainbow nails and the super cool tattoo! the last one is so beautiful… gorgeous 10 on 10, as usual!

  • Lynet Witty - AKkk! I die of how cuteness she is! I love this! The chalk colored hair! Rainbow necklace! And that foto with her cape flying–great captures!

Is anyone else cold? I was sitting at my desk feeling unseasonably cold while editing this morning, which is ridiculous given we live in one of the hottest countries on earth, and it’s APRIL!!! what I needed was some nice warm pictures to make me feel happy and sunny…. so here goes….. Last summer my […]

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  • Sarah - They are GORGEOUS!!!! And what a beautiful setting and stunning light – they must have just looked perfect as flower girls together. Love seeing little snippets of your travels too – so different from AD.

  • Kate - How gorgeous and colourful and full of fun they are. This is surely how childhood should be? A little whimsy, a little fun, a lot of love…

  • Kati - Such Fun! Love the light and those smiles! xx

Now please head over to see what the wonderful Julia of Julia Stotlar Photography is sharing with her beautiful daughter Wren…. until next month, Kirsty xx

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  • jess - love this! such great advice and words for living. i’m sure their laughter will drown out those old ladies any day :).

  • Amy Lucy - Kirsty, every time I visit your blog my face lights up with a giant smile. Your images capture the joy and freedom and light that is childhood. Your words are so true, and ones that we should all take to heart. Next time it rains here, I’m taking my kids out to jump in puddles. xoxo

  • amy grace - kirsty…first of all, i was making sounds when i looked at these pictures. ohhs and ahhhs like crazy. because oh, the joy you capture. it’s as if you have a magic wand and are able to transform a scene into the way we feel it move. stunning and epic and wonderful pictures. “that day it rained”, and then your honest kind of humor. and the words – i read this twice, the second time to soak up the advice for myself. it was so relevant to me too, at thirty five, after some things that left me feeling shaken. you are such a pleasure to know. and these girls are as beautiful and alive and LUCKY as their mama. xoxo

  • summer - AHHHH…the joy of the simple things…in love here! And YES dirt washes off…these are the carefree and glorious things childhood memories are made of! Your kids will have more of these kinds of memories than most Kirsty! They are so blessed. And the negatives that happen to all of us are the things that help us to grow and enjoy life ironically…it’s one of the VERY most important lessons to be learned if you want to be happy in my opinion! Just love every word and image!

  • shalonda - OMG kirsty your ps was so wonderfully perfect i laughed out loud and signed all at the same time. WOW so simply perfect. and holy wow i adored that last images when you posted it to Facebook but the others…they take my breath away. you are incredible my friend

  • julia - Oh Kirsty, these images make me SO HAPPY!! I feel as if I can hear them splashing and laughing, and it makes my heart soar. Your letter resonates with me as well – such wonderful advice for your sweet girls…splash away!

  • Emma Wood - Kirsty, you amaze me more the more I know you. Your images are so special. I’ve felt a connection to them ever since I first ‘met’ you and now that I’ve really met you I think they are even more beautiful to me then ever. You have the ability to take ordinary moments and make them little works of art and your words to your sweet girls are so tender and precious. I’m really really looking forward to our next meeting. <3

  • Rashmi - Kirsty, your two beautiful girls, they are a rainbow of life colours.. i always feel so JOYFUL when I see their photographs. It makes sense though, they have a mother who shines such a strong light on them, showing them the way and that light is refracted by the prism that is life, in turn showing is the beautiful rainbow of colours that is your girls. <3

  • Debbie W - I love you, Kirsty for letting your daughters play in the puddle! :) I so completely agree with you. Sometimes we are so afraid of doing things that other people put label on, that it takes away the real fun in live! And I so agree with you about growing from the negatives. I tell that to Jo too, but you said it more beautifully. And I so adore those pics, Kirsty! The jump in the puddle, emptying the rainboots…such a perfect childhood. xoxo

  • Kati - This project is amazing and your girls will cherish your words. xx

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