It is always such a treat to come across talented photographers in Dubai and today I am introducing you to Monica Chindalia. She captured this gorgeous little girl as well as her family. I can`t get enough of those cheeks, such a happy little girl!
Monica Chindalia Photography
A word from the photographer…
Mitali had been thinking of getting a family shoot but kept postponing it. When her daughter turned one it seemed like the opportune moment. She contacted me for the shoot where she wanted to capture the essence of her daughter’s first birthday along with a complete family shoot. I met her in her beautiful penthouse and with the help of some balloons captured some fun portraits of her daughter and later headed down to the beach. The weather was perfect and though the beach was crowded we did manage to find our quiet space and captured some timeless family moments.
Describe what you do…
I am a family/maternity and newborn photographer who loves to create beautiful images. I love to capture the connection in relationships;of a mother and its unborn child, unconditional love of parents for their kids, sibling love and the love between couples. I strive to capture those memories that they can cherish forever.
Why do you love what you do…
Growing up, I was always interested in Arts and used to spend hours sketching and painting. I still do the same but with a different medium-my camera. Even with an MBA degree under my belt and and a few corporate jobs here and there I came back to what I loved the most-creative field.Photography has given me a voice -to express myself and to help my clients express themselves.
For me to be able to create something tangible in terms of beautiful memories is huge. We only realize the importance of photographs when we look back at them after a few years have passed. How precious it is to relive those memories,to realize and marvel at how small and tiny our kids were, to relive that special moment again and again. For me to be able to do that for others id very satisfying.
Your main focus of photography…
My main focus of photography has been portraits-family/maternity/
newborn. Though recently I have started enjoying capturing a bit of fashion and glamour. This summer I did a 5 day workshop with the acclaimed wedding photographer,JerryGhionis in LA and will definitely be exploring wedding photography in the future.
Why do you love Dubai..
I love Dubai for how cosmopolitan it is. For me Dubai is home away from home. I love that in one weekend you can go off-road in the desert, ski the next morning and enjoy dinner at any of the amazing restaurants that the city has to offer. Couple it with 8-9 months of beautiful weather and you might never want to leave.
Your favourite place to go for a relaxing cup of tea?
For a relaxing cup of tea I can only think of my home!! For me nothing can beat the home made indian ginger tea. Dubai does spoil us in terms of new places to eat and enjoy your coffee/tea. I really like Maison Mathis in Arabian Ranches for it’s French charm and scrumptious brekkie
Your favourite holiday destination?
With the entire world to discover I cannot pick one favorite destination. Although, our safari adventure in Masai Mara has been the most memorable.