This is a super duper late post but I thought of sharing some of my favorite photos from our photo shoot last January. We never get around to taking pictures of the whole family on a monthly basis but I aim for at least one proper photo shoot every start of the year.
For 2014, I thought of holding the photo shoot at the DIFC. When our friends came over in October last year, I managed to obtain a permit so they can go around the centre and take pictures without being told off by the security. And then I thought, well, my family hasn’t had any proper photos within the financial centre so might as well do our next photo shoot where Mommy spends most of her time during work days.
I booked the first of January because I was certain the place would be deserted by then. And I was right. Thankfully, our dear photographer’s schedule was also clear that day.
Our financial centre is literally a concrete jungle. The main building, The Gate is of grey marble so I thought of coming in for the shoot in all grey ensemble, too. Only Lexie had brought with her a salmon pink dress that she wore for her first birthday party in Manila because she didn’t have any solo photos wearing such pretty dress.
|my darling son (i miss his long hair!)|
|by The Gate|
|Jumeirah Emirates Towers background|
|my most prized possessions|
For next year, I was thinking of doing it in a gaming arcade so there’ll be more candid shots. Either that or in a resort or water park to make it more fun.
We are so grateful that we are blessed to have such wonderful friends who take photos of ours every now and then, and gladly for free. Their talent is immensely appreciated by our family, and we will forever be thankful for what they share to us.
For more of Beth Balde’s work, you may visit her IG page: shutterbug_beth.