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photoshoot for Valentines

Hello everyone

We all need a Valentines day Photoshoot! Its that time of year again where all the ladies and gents become so romantic and show one another just how they much we mean to each other.

You know us humans are strange creatures, we get stuck into routines and every day life takes over and we forget to show each other just how important we are.  We shouldn’t though. Time passes too quickly. Before you know it we are old and time has disappeared.

 

Its good that we have such occasions to give us a little nudge. A nudge in the right direction to bring out the romantic side of us.

 

For those of us lucky enough to have that significant other in their life. Now is the time to spoil them.

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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.

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This is one of my Favourite images!

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Last Day of Arab Fashion Week, backstage images

Hey guys follow our Blog of our sister company #thelisptickmakeupinstitute for exclusive backstage photographs.

 

Its amazing!

 

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Exclusive Backstage Photographs. Here are just a few shots taken by our amazing photographer, Goran.

 

The models and all the teams worked so hard together to bring the whole show to a great and satisfying exhibition of these amazing designers works. It takes a lot of organising and structure to pull something like this off.

 

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of our sister company , The Lipstick Make Up Instate and have a look into our 1st Anniversary Party with mini Fashion Shows and a recreation of Azerbaijan.

See what me and the team get up to at The Lipstick Make Up Institute.

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Fun In The Sun

Every Sunday we have teamed up with Nikki Beach Dubai and we celebrate, “Amazing Sundays”. Our sister company, The Lipstick Make up Institute does all the native American Indian make up on the guys and girls. Making our statement that we are fast becoming the best make up school in Dubai.

Everyone come and join us, its fun in the sun. Its not like work for us. We brought two of our make up students who travelled just to Dubai to join our Lipstick make up School. Rima from Jordan, Mirjam from Germany, Wilmarie from South Africa and Vishva from India, just too many to mention.

We feel very blessed that they value what we do so much that they travel just for us as our reputation is beginning to travel.

Just look at our pictures and make your own decision.

We have the headdresses, sarongs, make up and the vibes!.

Check Out our Pictures!!!

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Our BG Sister Company is Blogging again! http://thelipstickmakeup.institute/blog/

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We Just love it!!

 

The last blog we said’ Its certainly not make up to go out partying to Barasti or Mahiki ha ha.” Well this make up for sure is just the opposite.

 

Here is a sneak preview at one of the images!

 

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Behind The Scenes of A family Beach Shoot

Family Beach Shoots are the most amazing shoots to do.

I love them. In fact, I love everything to do with photography.

The photographers main aim is to capture the love and trust between family members is  that the photographer can claim his or hers for sure.

Capturing the relaxed bond, love and emotion as well as fun on film for families to cherish forever is why I do this job. Nearly 28 years I have dedicated my life to photography.  Still I am moved and commuted and eager to get the best out of every shoot. I try to do nothing half hearted.

As I tell my staff all the time if they are not chatty enough or not operating 1000% percent.

It does not matter if you are tired or thinking about a relationship etc anything, your personal problems are just that. Anyone who comes to us must be made to feel the best we can make them feel. They have entrusted us with on of the most valuable possessions they might ever have as photos are everything!

They will allow us to look into their relationships, family relationships, they will show their emotions to us who are complete strangers, (Sometimes) !.  So we need to make them feel relaxed from the moment they enter the studio.

Making people feel good can only be good for the soul and reflects back on you as a person and makes you feel good. Adopt this policy in life and you will not go far wrong.

Hope you enjoy the onset shots taken from my phone by my photographer, “Jack” so we could share with you guys a sneaky preview into our beach shoots.

Everyone should have one at least once in their lifetime.

 

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Incredible Videos From The Hair show with @hairsalonuae and #thelipstickmakeupinstitute

I have never seen a guy cut hair with a hairdryer and scissors with just precision and style as Khaled Bou Kamel from the @hairsalonuae.

 

The Lipstick Make Up Institute supported this legend at the Hair show and we were all blown away, excuse the pun! by his creativity  and flare. I just had to share it!

 

 

 

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