Another Amazing Sunday

Hi everyone

Feeling relaxed and chilled after another, “Amazing Sunday” at Nikki Beach. Every week we are there doing the photography and make up.  Its just feels like the most relaxing place in Dubai. Very chilled atmosphere, cool music and of course with winter upon us the weather is amazing!

As you can see by all our pictures everyone just enjoys themselves. They get into the spirit and come to my make up teams to get their Native American Make Up done.

Everyone gets into the spirit of the day that turns into night. Not only is the DJ pumping to he tunes but there is added entertainment from the electronic Violinist. Sometimes, there is the addition of a drummer that beats out and echoes the bass of the tunes from the DJ.

 

We have all the head dresses too so we can take some amazing photos of you. Photography is what we do as a job but its not really. Its a way of life. I know I am privileged to have found this forte in my life. I have carefully selected my staff who have the same passion as me too. As there is no point in doing something that you hate and just to pay the bills. In this vocation, it will show. You cannot disguise passion. You either have it or you don’t.

 

I have been a photographer now from starting at the age of 16 years old at college so really 29years. Still, I awake every day wondering what the day will bring. Each day, each light, each blow of the wind brings something new. Even if I go to the same beach every day using the same backdrop I will never repeat the same picture twice. A picture is taken in the moment. Each shot is an individual portrait.

 

Enjoy the pictures and we will check in again with you next week @ #thelipstickmakeupinstitute which is fast becoming the best make up institute in Dubai and #yhstudiosdxb at #nikkibeachdubai.

Ciao for now!

 

 

 

 

img_1260 img_1257 img_1254 img_1185 img_1134 img_1129 img_1109 img_1072 img_1051 img_1048

 

 

 

 

 

img_1046 img_1040 img_1025 img_0939 img_0936 img_0911 img_0898 img_0892 img_0843-copy img_0839-copy

 

 

 

img_0831-copy img_0829-copy img_0826-copy img_0823-copy img_0819-copy img_0817-copy img_0816-copy img_0803-copy img_0799-copy img_0797-copy

img_0797-copyimg_0796-copy img_0792-copy img_0791-copy img_0789-copy img_0788-copy img_0787-copy img_0783 img_0781-copy img_0780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK Wedding Shoot with Yasmin Hussain

Well, I was honoured and extremely chuffed to be invited to the UK to do a wedding shoot. As with anywhere in the world, its so difficult to get someone to do something professional, reliable and consistent. I am all these I am very glad to say. Years of practise with photography.

So my reputation proceeds me., which I am happy to say!

On the morning though my heart did sink For Kerry and Lee as the heavens opened. I did however have faith in the British weather. It changes at the drop of a hat and I was relying on this! True to my word it did and we got some incredible shots by the lake and the swans all decided to fly together and this just created a perfect original wedding shot. Just what I like!

I try to bring some kind of editorial feel into a shoot.  Clients think  they want really traditional as this is what makes it more interesting. We always think we know what we want but when we are offered something slightly different then , normally, we love it. Its not because we didn’t want it in the first place. Its just that we did not understand it or imagine how it would be. Once in context then we generally like it.

I just love the one of Kerry with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth. On the day I really wished that I had brought a leather jacket with me and a pair of boots.   Kerry could have worn them. The shot I would have got would have been , “wicked”. The outfit would be fit for any #nightclub in the UK or Dubai!

 

It reminded me of a shoot for a magazine I used to work forin Cheltenham called Cotswold Style” I shot a beautiful model in a similar outfit sat on a chair with the Union Jack! It was for the Queens Jubilee.

 

Enjoy the images. I loved shooting them. I just wished I had my make up team with me @thelipstickmakeupinstitute.

img_3280 img_3287 img_3292b img_3384b img_3415 img_3442 img_3468 img_3500b img_3503b img_3520b img_3535 img_3546 img_3573 img_3596 img_3644 img_3672b img_3696b img_3700b img_3711b img_3745 img_3756 img_3756b img_3758b img_3759b img_3767b img_3783 img_3792b img_3800b img_3832 img_3844b img_3847b img_3869b img_3883 img_3932 img_3940 img_3946b img_3962 img_3967 img_3992 img_3996 img_4009b img_4014b img_4019 img_4029 img_4039b img_4051b img_4054 img_4061b img_4062b img_4091b img_4101b img_4126b img_4127b img_4137 img_4144b img_4150b img_4163 img_4187 img_4198b img_4219b img_4226b img_4253b img_4258

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of my Favourite images!

img_4059b