Betrothed ♥ Abu Dhabi Engagement Photographer

I was recently asked to photograph the ladies celebration of an engagement (as in betrothal to be married). To be trusted to carry out such a duty was a huge honour as many ladies here don’t have their photograph taken, because on a day-t0-day basis, in public, their faces or hair are covered. Needless to say, in my chats and consultations with the bride to be’s mother I managed to alay any concerns she, or any of the guests might have and I was invited to document this wonderful occasion.  

Out of respect for those concerns I’m only going to post one picture – this is the mother of the bride, and the bride to be, newly adorned with her amazing enagement ring.  Just take a look at their amazingly hennaed hands – just stunning.150809-01

This was a totally different type of photo shoot for me in so many ways – as a natural light photographer I usually shy well away from pulling my speedlight out of my bag, except at wedding receptions, and only when I absolutely have to! I am massively flattered that this family loved my photography so much that they trusted me working out of my comfort zone – which of course is a good thing for anyone to do once in a while!

Thank you to you all for making me feel so welcome – I can’t wait to show you your full gallery – there are some amazing photos of all the ladies!

love, Kirsty x

I'm Kirsty Hello There!


Hi, I'm Kirsty, a lifestyle photographer and photography educator who lives in India. My approach to photography is to capture real life – with a little sparkle on top fueled by my obsession with pretty light. I want to treasure the moments that need to be remembered.

Grab a cup of tea and have a roam around my blog to see my photography style and ideas. (Check out the Details section up there on the menu bar, and the FAQ's for lots of info too). I post pictures on here from recent photo sessions, as well as some personal photo projects and some ramblings about life in general. Leave some love, check my page out over on Facebook to stay up to date, and come back again soon,

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