Project 10 August | Abu Dhabi Lifestyle Photographer

I can’t believe we’ve been doing this project for a whole year – I love how it makes me slow down and capture a day in our lives – which doesn’t mean every picture is “hang on the wall” worthy, but does create a picture of us that I’ll be able to look on in years to come when all this is just distant memories…. it’s still our school holidays and we’re back from our European travels which means lots of long lazy lie-ins and slob out days with craft projects… it’s still in the high 40 degrees C (which is over 110F for my American friends!) so daytimes are very relaxed, but we do often head down to the beach late afternoon – which is exactly what we did on this day…

We started out after breakfast with some DVD time – one of my kids always seems to be watching TV upside down!We then embarked on another of our holiday craft projects – making rag dolls (I’ll blog some more soon but check out some previous summer crafts here). I’d been saving up some old sheets just for a project like this! The hair and dresses still need finishing – that’s a project for another day 🙂We then headed down to the beach – which it being Ramadan is blissfully empty, a sight that’s impossible to see any other time of year given that it runs almost the whole length of the city waterfront…

I decided to try my underwater housing down at the beach for the first time – I really didn’t pick a good day – It was dull and there was no sun through the haze and I’ve really never seen the sea so choppy – not proper waves, just choppy sea and lots of wind – so it was a big experiment in what I could capture, sometimes missing the shot as I was thrown under, or one of the girls was… but despite all of that I captured some that I love and I embrace the imperfectness of them, because that’s what this project is about – capturing things, just how they are…..

Now head on over to Canada to see what Robyn and her gorgeous girls have been upto….

Until next month, Kirsty x

(Head over here if you’d like to read about how we started this project in August 2011)

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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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