JVR Photography

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

Meeting up with Liz from JVR Photograph was such fun.  Her energy and love of life and photography oozed out of her and I felt as if we`d connected straight away.  We had to keep forcing ourselves to concentrate on what we wanted to order as we could not stop talking.  I was so touched…

Chasing Tydes

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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Although I am not a mum, I understand how precious the time with little ones is, especially as they grow up and change so quickly!  When I saw Chantell`s photos, I was spellbound and blown away by her incredible talent. I  felt honoured as I was able to share treasured and exciting moments in her…

Ugly Duckling Photography

Posted on: January 25th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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When I started the quest to launch my blog and make my dream come true I don`t think I quite knew what an exciting adventure I would embark on.  I always knew Dubai was full of creative and dynamic people bursting with ideas but it wasn`t until now that I have truly been exposed to…

Summer Romance

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

Bursts of pinks, lace, candles and Stellenbosch, what could be more romantic!  Marzelle and Gus are not new to `i am captivated`  as you may remember their desert engagement photos.  They tied the knot surrounded by their family and friends at the beautiful Nooitgedacht Estate.  There is just something so peaceful and dreamy about getting married…

Something for the little people…Bumble & Mouse

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

You can imagine my excitement (coming from South Africa and treasuring any opportunity to visit a game reserve) when I stumbled across this stall at the Ripe Foodie market one Friday morning…Bumble & Mouse.  Well, actually, it was my little niece of three who spotted it first.  Who could possibly walk past this unique brand…

Life`s little blessings

Posted on: January 12th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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There is something breath taking about maternity photographs, especially these beautiful ones captured by Celeste Van Rooyen.  Sian looks stunning – healthy and serene and I love the way Celeste has kept these photographs elegant and sophisticated while capturing the pure excitement that these two must have been feeling as they waited for the arrival…

Gul Photography

Posted on: January 12th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

As we start the new year and continue to celebrate all the talents and creations of the different people in this incredible city of Dubai, it only seems natural to introduce you to Gul Photography.  It is always refreshing to meet someone who is genuinely warm and interested in other people`s dreams and talents.  There…


Posted on: January 1st, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments

How special to have beautiful baby Evalit on ‘i am captivated’.  She is growing up quickly, bringing her mum and dad lots of joy.  I am privileged to know the Black family and was very excited when Cindy sent me these photographs by Celeste van Rooyen.  Cindy and John only had positive things to say…

Rock ‘n Roll

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 by Carolyn No Comments

We finish the day with some more delicious treats from our talented Ana from Nice Ribbon Atelier.  She created these gorgeous goodies for a little girl who wanted a rock ‘n roll party.  I love the touch of pink and purple as it softens the look and makes it more feminine while still keeping the…

Home is where the heart is

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 by Carolyn No Comments
I love this are attached to the kitchen.  One day I would love to be able to put a table and chairs in the kitchen.

For our second home tour, we headed off to a beautiful villa in the Green Community. We were lucky to capture the home before Jeanine and Mark began packing it up for their 15th move. Although the Holmes family have moved from one house to another, it is a priority to make each one feel…