Archive for May, 2014

Newborn Amelie Grace

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

If you are like me and you just adore these photographs then you will be pleased to know that these are just the first of many images from Melissa Beattie Photography that you are going to find here on `i am captivated`.  Be sure to keep posted for a `formal introduction` feature of this incredibly…

DIY chest of draws…

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

If you looked at the final product would you ever say that Jacqui Madsen from Brooke Eva found it at IKEA and used it for her son`s nursery before giving it a whole new look?  Wow, I was so impressed when I saw her DIY work and it certainly got me thinking about how I…

Love Notes

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

When I sit down to write a post it usually takes me a lot longer than it should as I find myself browsing through a variety of blogs and social media on the hunt for beautiful things and inspiration.  It was during one of these mornings, that I came across Love Notes and I immediately…

Claire Barlow Photography

Posted on: May 18th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

A family is most certainly one of life`s richest blessings, and it must be an incredible experience to be able to capture moments in a family`s life that they can cherish forever!  Claire Barlow captures all this, from the innocence of a newborn to the inquisitive mind of a toddler, to the love between a…

Mother and Daughter

Posted on: May 11th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

Recently a few of my friends have become “new” mums with tiny little babies to love and to cherish.  When I leave after a visit, I realize the enormity and responsibility motherhood brings.  What an incredible blessing it is to have a child. I do realize however the sacrifice that a mum makes to look…

True Love

Posted on: May 10th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

It is incredibly hard to describe how I feel when I come across a photograph of a couple on their wedding day.  You can actually feel the bond between them and the love that they share when you look at their photos.  This is how I felt when I saw Peni and Jeremy`s photographs.  Pure,…

Newborn innocence

Posted on: May 10th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

How adorable is this little one?  A beautiful baby girl, who has no doubt wriggled her way into her parent`s hearts.  Maria Sundin was the lady behind the lens and captured these precious moments to treasure forever.  The natural light in this home was just perfect as it enhanced the innocence and purity that a newborn…

A blue and white baby Mubarake

Posted on: May 9th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

A very big welcome to Polkadots & Ribbons and what better way to introduce this contemporary children`s events company than with one of their beautiful `Mubarake` events. I had never heard of a `Mubarake` until Nimati explained that this happens in the Arabic culture after the baby is born and it is very similar to…

Win a competition with Love Notes

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

Here at `i am captivated` we cherish mothers and with Mother`s Day just around the corner we are delighted to be able to express our gratitude to these amazing ladies with a give-away competition from Love Notes.  See the details of the prize below:   The gift wrapped prize includes: (valued more than 240 AED)…

Once Upon a Tea Time

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

Setting the tea tray and baking a fresh batch of scones is sure to make a friend popping over for a catch up, feel extra special. Most ladies I know, love the idea of a high tea with beautiful cups and saucers and cake stands, with delicious treats.  For my bridal shower in South Africa…

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