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Mr Handsome | Abu Dhabi Baby Photographer

This little chap captured my heart – he had nothing but smiles and charm all through his shoot – and that coupled with the beautiful light in his parents house just made my job almost too easy!!!Kirsty Larmour | Abu Dhabi Baby Photographer

I can’t wait to see you again little Mr Handsome, love, Kirsty xx

  • Debbie Wibowo - Toootally handsome. Those eyes will melt everybody’s heart.

  • SarahB - Future Heartbreaker!!! His Mommy needs to get that printed on a t-shirt!

Letter to my Daughters – October 2013

I can’t even explain just how much I love this project – how sometimes everything just becomes overwhelming but writing these letters are my moments of peace… how sometimes as I formulate the words in my head the right set of photos comes to me – I knew right as I took these on day one of our camping trip that they and the words I was feeling would just mesh together perfectly – so please forgive me the overload of photos this month – the light, the girls exploring, the early morning haze – everything just felt so right…. and following on from that please head over to my lovely friend Emma of Emma Wood Photography – she has written to two of her daughters this month, and I feel truly honoured to have met both of these wonderful young ladies…

PS How beautiful are these dresses? How perfectly do their oranges work with the amazing warm haze and scenery? they’re from Courtney Courtney

PPS all pictures edited with Heart Throb from the new “Storytellers” action set from my lovely friend, and fellow letter writer Sarah at My Four Hens Photography – these actions are seriously just wonderful


  • Amy Lucy Photography | Love Letters - [...] and exceptional mother who lives life fully and presently. Please visit the blog of the sweet Kirsty Larmour | Abu Dhabi Photographer to see her photos and letter to her [...]

  • Emma Wood - There could never be too many from you Kirsty. And these this week made me cry. I can’t put into words how your images translate your feelings and after spending time with you and the girls, I feel that more than ever. Your kind heart, your beauty from within and out and your ability to create a wonderful safe and exciting world for your sweet girls makes me want to be a better mamma – you inspire me and I adore you. <3

  • Amy Lucy - Ah, your photos never disappoint, Kirsty. Just stunning. I am always taken away, transferred to another place with your images and thoughts. Add this post to the long list of favorites from Kirsty. <3

  • Debbie Wibowo - Everytime I see pics of your girls, I always think how rich they are to be able to explore different places and parts of the world. I often wonder the same thing too, Kirsty about what would my kid be in the future. One thing I am certain is that your girls will be great in what they choose what they want to be because of the rich life experience they’ve been exposed to. xoxo

  • Kate - These pictures make me want to pack up and explore. Your words make me want to too. In Love.

Project 10 October 2013 | Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Photographer

It’s that time again… to document an ordinary day, of ordinary observations in 10 (or so) photos…. this was last week, just a regular old school and work day for us… followed by a ridiculously busy afternoon of chores and errands – no wonder I’m feeling so exhausted this week!!! Thank Goodness the Eid Holidays started today:D

Early morning, dumping her breakfast dishes in the sink – I love that she still wears these pj’s that she’s had for years and are far too short for herLunchboxes and laundry…..After school dropoff I opened some photo deliveries from the USA….Which included these…. which you may have seen on the wall at Arabesque Ballet Centre – I may be biassed, but the one on the right of those 3 cheeky little ballerinas is my favourite… I’ll blog some of these images soon…Off to the mall after school…To pick out some new pumps for this little Lady’s hip hop classes – yes, there’s me in a picture too, as she admired herself in the mirror!!We then called by the supermarket to pick up toiletries for Eid donations which go to the many workers camps around the UAE.When we got home we made sausage rolls for the next days lunchboxes – veggie of course!! And Saffy tried out her video skills on her ipod to document the process…I LOVE that her hair tips are still pink – we did this the first week of the school holidays and I honestly thought it would have washed out by now, but no, it’s still there (albeit faded) and pink dip dyed hair has just become so part of her – chewed plait ends and all!Left over pastry scraps get made into pesto twists! Also for school lunchboxes.Sort out the laundry time…And a work in progress – we are making a big collage of instagram pictures of our summer holidays – I got them printed at Origrami, and they are fabulous but we need to actually attach them to the canvas and get it on the wall….

Now please head over to see my lovely friend Efi from Studio 8 Photos in Thessaloniki, Greece…

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Eid. Eid Mubarak – hope everyone has a lovely break, Kirsty xx

Wallzical – Learning Made Whimsical | Abu Dhabi Commercial Photographer

There is nothing I love more than working with creative people who’ve chosen me for the simple reason that they love my work – people who have their own ideas and direction for how they want to represent their brand, and yet let me do my thing too. From the minute I met the team behind Wallzical I knew it would be one of those meeting of minds kind of collaborations.

Their wall decals are fun and bright and yet educational, which makes them so much more than just decoration – they are pieces that kids will want to interact with and learn from – and they are so beautifully drawn too that they are still art. Their tag line is “learning made whimsical” which just instantly made me want to see more…

This week they launched their website, so without further ado here are just a few of Wallzical‘s fabulous designs….. and as you can tell, the kids had a great time shooting these:DWhen you go to their website you’ll see each design, and as you roll over the pictures, you see each one on a wall “in action” which I love. And there’s loads of information about each design, and the learning categories they fall into, as well as the fact they’re made in the USA from fabric and are PVC free – perfect for our little ones…Seriously, who wouldn’t want to learn to count with ice cream!!!

Lots of singing was done during the shoot!! These next two just for starters!

And here’s another thing – their fabulous team have offered a 10% discount to readers of my blog – valid until the end of October 2013 if you enter WALLZIKIRSTY10 at checkout. At the moment they’re shipping only within the USA – but I know so many of us here in the UAE have a Shop and Ship account for all the fabulous stuff we just can’t find here ;)  Head on over to and check out the rest of the designs….

I hope you love them as much as I did, Kirsty xx

PS can you guess which design was my favourite?

  • Sarah B - These are gorgeous and captured in such a fun way. I think your favourite would be the moon, or maybe the hippo ;)

  • Debbie wibowo - Eep! I love them all but the hippo is my fave. Love the happy and colorful design. You did an amazing job capturing the happiness of the design with your adorable girls, Kirsty.

  • Katie - Perfectly done kirsty, I love them. And just look at Indy’s little pink pom poms and saffy with long hair :D

Little Miss 1 | Abu Dhabi Child Photographer

Sometimes I meet kids that are just a whole lot of sweetness bundled up on one neat little package – just like this little sweetie – who had her pictures taken on her first birthday:D

And since I’m on a blogging roll and determined to catch up with myself, look out for more baby sweetness coming very soon,

love, Kirsty xx

  • Sarah - Sooooooo sweeeeeet! What amazing eyes and captured in such beautiful light too

Letter to my Daughters – September 2013

I love the other women that make up this project, but one who makes me nod at her wise words, and makes me laugh with her worldly thoughts is Rashmi – I hope I’ll meet her one day, but until that day I’ll just keep reading her blog… head over there now to read this months letter to her girls, Rashmi Pappu | Alexandria VA, Washington DC

Until next month, Kirsty xx

PS these pictures were taken on film back at the beginning of summer – small, still moments of our simple life… they’re far from perfect, just like life, and that’s what makes them perfect for this month…

  • Ginger Unzueta - I love your realness Kirsty, coupled with the optimism. We certainly all face hard days as mamas, as children, as people, but as we look and find the joy, the things to be grateful for within these times, somehow we find the peace we need. What a beautiful example of that this letter is to your girls.

  • Anna-Liisa - Ours has been a grumpy home this month too with lots of exhausted small and big people trying to get used to all the day to day things we have to cram in! Hooray for Eid holiday just round the corner to cheer everyone up! Love the colours in these photos Kirsty, they are very delicate. Xoxo

  • Debbie Wibowo - Oh Kirsty, I giggled reading your letter this month and I love your positive energy in seeing the good during the not so good days. It is the cloudy days and the sunny days that make our world a whole and what make us grow. I am sure that when they grow up and look back on those cloudy days, they would be able to say that your wisdom helped them go through it. …And those pictures are just perfect. You captured a beautiful sisterhood!

  • Sara T - Kirsty! “Down in the dump, grumpy guts”. I adore this saying and I will repeat it in my house one day, thanks to you. I do love your optimism even in those months you are trying to regain your life’s rhythm. It can be so difficult, but rewarding once the rhythm is reset and peace is restored. I adore the way you write with conviction. I don’t think you are delusional. I think this is the ebb and flow of life. I have my kids on a goal and point system complete with a checklist every morning. Mornings in our house are “golden”.

  • rowe - how i can relate to every word… how we love them more than life itself but they can make us crazy at times and on one hand we feel like it will never end and on the other we find ourselves dreaming of days where things feel normal again! sometimes it takes little longer than we hope to reach our happy place but when we do, we are so thankful because of the grumpy days! i like to think the grey cloud days are kind of a blessing in disguise! maybe thats just me? rowe x (p.s. love your imperfectly perfect film photos lovely)

  • Sarah C - I love this. So real, and so the image is so beautiful! We have plenty of times like these. Our four children are all so different and sometimes that is enough for them to get along so well, and then other times they are seriously outshouting each other and I am ready to hide in a corner lol! We also have a growler too so I may have gotten a giggle there. I love you and your sweet girls, and though we have never “met” in person I feel like you are a dear friend. Some day I hope our girls can meet, because I know my little ladies would adore yours!

Oh Charly | Abu Dhabi Senior Photographer

I can’t believe I’ve not blogged these pics – especially when I’ve had someone as gorgeous as Charly in front of my lens!! Charly came to me on a school work placement and was a dream of a girl to work with – she assisted me on some shoots and learned some of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes when running a photography business.  Not only that, but she helped me pull together one of my favourite shoots to date – the Wizard of Oz Shoot (which if you’ve not seen you really should pop over and have a look at – it also featured in Dreamer magazine :D) so that should tell you just how far behind I am on blogging! So as part of her work experience I told her she had to have the camera turned on her – and feel what it was like from the other side of the lens…. this gorgeous girl works hard both sides if you ask me!!Charly actually found this building and suggested it herself which I loved! We found all sorts of crazy stuff in there like discarded passport photos and old film reels – it was fabulous! AND it gave us lots of great variety in capturing images in different lighting situations – which made for great fun for me, and a great learning experience for her.Charly, I am so sorry it’s taken me so long to blog these – I had a fabulous time working with you – you’re a super smart girl and I know you’ll go far in life – thanks again, a million times for a great week, Kirsty xx

  • Sarah B - Gorgeous girl and such a fun, different, interesting setting too – must have been fun to play around like that

  • Janine - Wow! Great shots in an amazing location! You must have been like a kid in a candy store with all that beautiful light and those textures. Beautiful. Jx

  • Rebecca - These are soooo great Kirsty. It’s not very often I fall in love with “Senior” photos. What a cool location. XO

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