A ballerina in the desert

It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 months since we left Abu Dhabi behind and jumped across the Arabian Sea to India. It’s hard because Abu Dhabi is in all of our hearts, it’s a place that made us who we are as a family, and definitely made me who I am as an artist and photographer. As artists we sometimes follow our own hearts, and sometimes we work with the vision of others and keep our own unique stamp and way of seeing the world on it. This all applies even when working with our own children.

My daughter was born in this desert land, it’ll always be special and hold a space in our hearts. She wanted one last shoot for herself, before her first ever tutu went into storage and she wanted it in one of her favourite places… and preferably with camels… and so that’s what we set out to do… because artists, and Mamas, and little ballerinas all follow our hearts.

A Ballerina at the fossil rocks in Al Wathba Abu Dhabi
A girl in a tutu walks through the Fossil rocks in Abu Dhabi
Camels and a girl at the fossil rocks Al Wathba Abu Dhabi
A girl talks to camels in the Abu Dhabi desert
Beautiful sunset at Fossil Rocks Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Silhouettes of a girl in a tutu at the fossil rocks Al Wathba, UAE
Desert photo shoot at Al Wathba Abu Dhabi
A girl in the Abu Dhabi desert photo shoot

This own’t be my last Abu Dhabi post but for now, thank you Abu Dhabi, you’ve been nothing but beautiful, Kirsty xx

PS I talked a lot about collaborating with your children for photos, taking their ideas and working on them in my “Photography on the Fly” guide, which is available to purchase over here

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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.

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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