A family of four…family shoot

Posted on: October 16th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

When one of your favourite photographers moves back to Dubai you rejoice from the rooftops.  Andy and I first met Chloe when she asked us to do a styled maternity shoot with her.  From then on, I cannot get enough of her work and follow her like a hawk on all her social media links!  Her passion…

Happy Birthday Joshua…family

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell 1 Comment

Where has the time gone?  Our little boy is one…I can honestly say with all my heart (like all other mums I`m sure) that this past year has been the best year of our lives. Watching our little boy grow and explore the world around him has been one of life`s biggest blessings! To celebrate…

Meet Monica from MHG Beauty…interview

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Through `i am captivated` I have met such amazing and talented people and one of them is Monica from MHG Beauty.  She is one of Dubai`s go to ladies when it comes to hair and makeup! Monica has always been so supportive and willing to contribute her talents towards `i am capitvated`s` projects. It has…

Wool Wrapped Vases…DIY

Posted on: August 28th, 2016 by Carolyn No Comments
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Hello lovely readers! I am thrilled to be a guest again on ‘ i am captivated’. I really enjoyed sharing how to make DIY Marbled Mugs in July and I am so excited to show you another fab crafty project today. In case you missed my last post, let me start by introducing myself. My…

Sophisticated wedding shoot

Posted on: July 12th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

It is always refreshing to feature a wedding that is refreshing and unique.  I love the idea of this beautiful desert styled shoot…the black wedding dress definitely pushes me out of my comfort zone but it really does work!  It is striking and sophisticated against the softness of the desert dunes.  The decor definitely shouts `modern…

A serene maternity shoot…

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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When I receive images from Maria Sundin Photography in my inbox my heart skips a beat as I know they will be nothing less than beautiful.  I have seen a fair share of desert shoots but I am sure you will agree with me that this maternity shoot is quite spectacular.   I could stare at…

Marbled Mugs…DIY

Posted on: June 27th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Hi there! I am so excited to be featured on Carolyn’s lovely blog.  I have been a reader of ‘i am captivated’ for a long time and I am thrilled to get to share a great DIY project with you today. Before I jump into this month’s DIY post, let me introduce myself. My name…

Party Camel`s 3rd Birthday

Posted on: June 19th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Who doesn`t enjoy a party, especially one with a whole bunch of colour?  I was so honoured to have been invited to Party Camel`s 3rd birthday a few months ago and then extremely disappointed to have missed it due to a lack of planning from my side! It looked like such fun and it certainly…

A bundle of `cuteness`…newborn

Posted on: May 29th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments

Choosing which images to use was not an easy task, as I found myself staring for ages at every single one!  Firstly, because Lianne from Dinkyheart Photography, never fails to amaze me with the way she so perfectly captures the beauty and perfection of a newborn and secondly because I can`t believe my own baby…

Chilly Days…

Posted on: May 17th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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It is hard to believe that we were enjoying chilly days here in Dubai a few months ago, as the heat has seriously been turned up a notch or two in the past week or so!  Now that summer has definitely arrived, I find myself wishing I had enjoyed and appreciated the cooler weather a…