Taking Opportunities | Artifact Motherhood, May 2022
My biggest sweetheart……
May 2022 | New Delhi | India
Taking Opportunities | Artifact Motherhood, May 2022
My biggest sweetheart……
May 2022 | New Delhi | India
Sometimes my sweetie, it’s on the blurry days, where we feel we have to work hard to see out through the fog, that we find our strength, and I see you, and your sister, brave enough to share your vulnerabilities, and yet walking through those days with increasing strength. This is part of…
picture and words on absolute point. As visuals help, the message of hope is so clear in this image. Thank you x
Beautiful image, sentiment and words Kirsty, they are growing up indeed.xx
What a beautiful tribute to your girls… Such a reflection of your beautiful soul❤
Love the symbolism here.
You have another talent to your beautiful images, and that is the way you write so poetically from your heart. I’m literally feeling every word, and I adore this photograph of her.
Wow, such an incredible image. So soulful. It feels like she is listening to every word you have written here.
kirsty, this is absolutely incredible and your words touch me so deeply. xo
Wow, this portrait paired with your words are perfection. <3
Such a powerful imagine and sentiment. Really did stop me in my tracks. Beautiful, Kirsty.
I love this. It can be a struggle to watch your children muddle through but so rewarding when they show you the courage and resilience they have built. I have no doubt your girls will grow to be strong, empathetic young women! Beautiful capture Kirsty xxxx
The image and your words, fits perfectly!!
I’m so proud to be a member of Artifact motherhood. It’s a beautiful collaboration of artists/mothers from around the world. Sharing stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Our hopes and dreams for our children. With little nuggets of wisdom here and there. These are more than photographs with dates written on the…
Oh, the emotion and storytelling are here is everything. I love how you captured the details of stillness and quieter moments during this time. And it is so important to look for the slivers of light during this time. Beautifully done, Kirsty!
Oh what a special post and I love that you did that and celebrated anyways and gave them the day to feel extra special..what beautiful memories and moments. Xx
This is absolutely breathtaking! Each image left me in awe. I love the way you turned a disappointing thing into something so beautiful!
These are such gorgeous portraits of your girls. Their delicate gestures with which they are doing each other’s hair are so sweet, bearing witness of their relationship, I am sure. What a beautiful thing to do on that day, and celebrate in spite of it all.
Your images are always so stunning with a certain gracefulness to them. These are strange times but I’m happy you are still finding ways to connect with friends and enjoying your own family.
There are such gorgeous images Kirsty. I’m glad you celebrated the day anyway, it’s the special gestures like these that keep us alive during these times of social distancing!
I’m hugely honoured to be joining Artifact Motherhood; a collaboration of artists from around the world who have come together to share our stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Through our writings and visual records, we want to create memories that are more than photographs with dates written on the back. Started by Diana Hagues and Hollie Stokes, these posts are the artifacts we are leaving behind for our children and for generations to come. Please check out the next artist in our blog circle, and continue through all the artists until you get back to me
I am so honoured to be “standing next” to you in Artifact Motherhood. I look forward to your posts and beautiful photos on Instagram, we even the UAE, motherhood of 2 girls and Chloe in common ! I hope one day we meet. xx
Nice to meet you Kirsty have you as part of this wonderful little community! I really enjoyed reading this. I’d love to hear more about your life abroad and what led you to live abroad. It’s something in my heart I am desperate to do but it doesn’t seem like it will happen at the moment. Take care and stay safe during this time, Jess x
I love how you refer to your being here as somewhere safe to rest and wait… that’s so beautiful. I know you yearn to be back on the road and to be reunited with a life of colour and culture. I’m happy you and the girls are safe here but I know that when this is done you will get back to your adventures and they will be all the more beautiful for it. Love your images as always Kirsty. Stay Safe. xxxx
A rollercoaster of emotion indeed. What an incredible change for your family, and beautiful captured in your art and words.
You are very right about how only time will tell how this will change us all. Thank you for sharing your story and beautiful images.
Kirsty I can’t begin to imagine how massively this has changed your lives. I know you will all adapt to these new times, children especially are so wonderfully resilient – and hopefully you’ll all be away again on exciting travels sooner than you know. Sending much love xx
Firstly, I want to say thank you for being part of Artifact Motherhood and to share your beautiful words with us. I feel I know you already through following your journey, reading your captions and pictures on Instagram, but I love this post more because it is a penned letter to your daughters. Through this, I also get to learn about experiences in other parts of the world that seems to have been ignored or only briefly touched upon in the news. As heart-wrenching as it is, it shows humanity in its beauty – the talk of resilience, coping, right down to thoughts of essential workers and poorer people left behind. You shine a light on all of them and I hope that stays with you and your girls no matter where you are.
Oh Kirsty, recently I watched a video on how some of the people in India had to go back to their home because of the lockdown and one family with a small baby had to walk nearly 700km just to reach their hometown. I can’t imagine the suffering and difficulty they have to face throughout the journey! And not to forget all those in a domestic violence situation, since the lockup, I have heard many new cases and some are really troubling. I wish I could do something for those families. All I can offer right now is my prayers.
I am really happy that your family are safe in England enjoying precious time with the whole family. Hoping that you’ll be back on the road soon for many more adventures!! Take care my friend. XX
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.
These are stunning, Kirsty. I love how some are detail-oriented (the hair flip) and some are really expansive. That guy in the tent was probably thinking, what the heck???
Simply gorgeous Kirsty! x
These are just beautiful,works of art,so proud of you both
Follow your curiosity…. find an adventure…. grow your photography…. read on…..
Happy 2019!! And thanks for the wild ride 2018!! I’m delighted that I got to capture families all over the world this year – our move from Abu Dhabi saw me branch further afield, and try new things, meet different people and embrace change. The constant throughout all this was my desire to capture connection,…
I can not believe it’s been FIVE years of the Wish You Were Here Project – that’s amazing… Most projects fizzle out after a year or 2 so five is an incredible achievement. I’m so, so happy to have a photo a week of little moments in our days and our travels and our normal…
I’m kind of in disbelief that we just finished year 4 of the Wish You Were Here Project. The fact it’s still going is such testament to the wonderful group pf ladies who contribute little snippets of their lives each week. For me it’s a little piece of calm in an otherwise full speed whirr of…
Such a lovely photo journey, Kirsty!! I love how you capture your girls in so many different places and seasons, but your style remains constant. I love your breakouts…wish you would do another one!! 🙂
[…] a ride….lets see what adventures we get up to in 2019!! Bring it on, love, Kirsty xx PS here’s 2017 if you want to see a little more of our adventures […]
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what an enormous blog post of incredible beauty! You really are the master of capturing beautiful light and love all in one frame, and yet doing it time and time again.
This summer my girls and I travelled to Thailand for a couple of weeks break from the UAE summer heat – yup, I know just swapping one kind of heat for another, but the change of scene was so good for us too – I love my travels with my girls, so I thought I’d…
[…] got to travel, of course, with 2 trips to France, one to England, plus a trip with my girls to Thailand and a family trip we called the “Mountains and Monasteries” trip to Eastern Tibet […]
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Another summers day in Abu Dhabi, another trip to the beach! When you’re stuck slogging it out here in the heat and need a change Saadiyat beach is perfect – not necessarily refreshing, if I’m honest, because the water feels like bath water this time of year and the salt makes it sticky, but it’s…
[…] when I took a whole load of pictures – you can see some at Saadiyat beach over here and here and a trip to the fossil rocks in the desert with friends over here – but you can always […]
I’ve been focussing on capturing my kids a lot this summer as we’re hanging out in Abu Dhabi for quite a long time this summer holidays. Despite the soaring heat and crazy humidity and dusty skies we’ve been out and about a lot and spent some afternoons at the beach. The girls are becoming little surfer girls and…
[…] adventures when I took a whole load of pictures – you can see some at Saadiyat beach over here and here and a trip to the fossil rocks in the desert with friends over here – but you can […]
I love it when we venture a bit further afield and stumble across new places to explore – a friend had described where this place was to me and when I found it the beach there was perfect like that. Not too much else around, some houses way over in the distance but nothing much to…
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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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Jessie Nelson - I always love the way you incorporate light and shadow into your photographs. The way you describe your daughter… I am also proud of her! I hope she achieves every dream she sets forth for herself.
Jo - Yes we are so aligned in our teen worlds, albeit continents apart. These are beautiful heartfelt words and photographs Kirsty, and you are so right… achievements DO come in all shapes and sizes. She will certainly be shining her own version in every way. Best of luck to your biggest sweetheart, we see and hear you x
Hollie Stokes - I found myself nodding in agreement, achievements do come in all shapes and sizes! I hope you are celebrating HER and all those hills she has climbed. Beautiful storytelling written and visual.
Anouk Godbout - Kirsty you brought me tears. It’s such a nice tribute to your daughter and her support team (you all). But it’s also so universal and shared by so many parents with kids with any difficulties in life and school (I am part of it and I work with so many parents who also are). Thank you so much for sharing.
Leila Balin - Go girl! I love how determined she is and how clear, that whatever she chooses, you are all by her side cheering her on. Just wonderful.