I’m Kirsty, I’m a storyteller

Where does your heart beat loudest in telling the stories of your family? For me, it’s in the little moments. The quiet touch, or reassuring look, the eyes closed soaking it in, the stroke of the hair, the squish of the hug. The bits that make you, you. I made this video for a class…

Weathering Winter | Artifact Motherhood March 2022

We really aren’t used to winters, we tropical girls. We’re used to the sun on our faces, sprinkles of freckles on our shoulders and feeling the earth beneath our bare feet. And at most maybe adding a bobble hat if we go to the mountains, or a hoodie against the chill. On December trips for…

Both Sides of the Lens 2021

Yet again I’m grateful to the most wonderful set of ladies who’ve helped to keep me accountable and in the frame of my family memories over the last year, just as they did through 2020. It’s so difficult as “the photographer” of the family sometimes. Photographing actually forces me to slow down and savour moments….

Season of Motherhood | February 2022

A feeling of “Here we go again”… continued life in limbo… This is part of ARTIFACT MOTHERHOOD – a project shared with other female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words. Our seasons are short snippets in the midst of real life where we pause…

Wish You Were Here 2021

Well here we are, at the end of another strange year, and at the end of another year of the Wish You Were Here project – our 8th and final year. It’s been a beautiful conversation of images with some incredible artists, week in, week out, through travels and adventures, and so much more. Global…

Delhi Again | Artifact Motherhood, October 2021

Here we are again girls, back in Delhi. We’ve been here since August and so much feels the same, but so much feels different. The first month was spent sitting at these same windows, the ones we watched the second wave rampage across the city through. We were held indoors again, but this time not…

Season of Motherhood | August 2021

Floating, drifting, at sea. Untethered, but together. Facing each wave as it comes. Gasping, then breathing through. Metaphors in photos of a life, in limbo. This is part of ARTIFACT MOTHERHOOD – a project shared with other female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words….

Through the Windows | Artifact Motherhood, May 2021

Through the windows. Girls, I seem to have inadvertently created a little series of images with a common thread. A series of you both, and occasionally me, gazing out of the windows of our Delhi apartment. Pauses in our days, wondering what’s going on and how things are on the other side. It’s May 2021,…

The Smiles of India | Our Why….

Everyone who comes to India is struck by the people of this country. I think it’s impossible to come here and not be impacted by the kindness, the welcome, the smiles, the waves, the chats people want to engage you in in the street, the hospitality you’ll be offered. One of the things I’ve found…

India Covid-19 Art Sale

UPDATE: We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our fundraiser, and the number of people we don’t even know who have donated to our appeal. We are Kirsty, Saffy and Indy – a Mum and 2 teenage daughters currently in Delhi, India, and feeling a desperate need to do something from our lockdown isolation to…

Both Sides of the lens

In late 2019 a group of female photographers were chatting about how we always encourage our clients to get in the frame. We reassure them of how much their kids love them just the way they are, reminding them they don’t want to be missing from the images of these years of their kids lives,…

Season of Motherhood | March 2021

Learning new light. How it filters through differently on different days. Different intensities. Different shades. Different patters to observe and respond to. Metaphors for life This is part of ARTIFACT MOTHERHOOD – a project shared with other female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs…

Artifact Motherhood | February 2021

Artifact motherhood is a 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.

Seasons of Motherhood | December 2020

We’ve walked to this spot, jumping over the cracks in the limestone pavement to reach it, for 3 seasons now. Watching flowers pop up from between the stones, and sun, wind and rain shine or lash at it. We’ve even got up to see the stars here in the dead of night. It’s my favourite…

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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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