School Days | Abu Dhabi School Photographer

I am certainly not the first Mummy to take “Back to School” photos so I take no credit on originality here, BUT, this year is special because it marks my baby girl starting school (well Foundation Stage, which is like Kindergarten or Reception or Pre-school depending on where you’re from) – and well, I couldn’t let that pass without capturing some of the excitement of this week!

My kids actually wear uniform to school but in the interests of creativity I decided to ask them what they’d wear if they had their own choice!!

I totally, wholeheartedly approve of their choices – they seem somewhat Kate Middleton inspired, a mix of high street and designer – a bit of GAP, Mothercare, Monsoon and Next with a bit of Stella McCartney and Polo thrown in!!

I’d have loved to have done these outside but man, it’s still so hot here in Abu Dhabi…. so we had to make do with our living room and our Ikea table and stools and chalkboard!! But I am so not complaining!

Saffy LOVES her school and I’m so thrilled about that – I’m hoping this rubs off on her feisty little sister!!

It’s a big year for Saffy too because she enters Year 1 – in the big school, where they get to play in the big playground and do “proper” lessons – not sure what she’s been doing the last 2 years if not proper lessons 😉

If you see me in the supermarket these few days and I’m looking a little down it’s cos I’ve lost my trusty sidekick , my fellow Starbucks girl, my trip to the park playmate, my arts and crafts advisor and my all day long hand holder…. and she’s growing up far. too. fast….

If you’ve had little ones head off to school for the first time and celebrated with pictures come back and share a link with me – or if your big ones have headed back for a new term – I’d love to see how you all captured it.

Happy back to school week, Kirsty xxx


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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.

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