Beach photoshoots +four kids with amazingly fun personality + and beautiful weather = a photographers dream. I had only heard of the Palm Island in Dubai, but visiting the family for their session was a great opportunity to meet a local family from the Emirates. They taught me so many things about the history and the culture that makes the UAE unique from their neighboring countries. I also learned a few family secrets from the girls on who snored louder, who got the most attention, and who had the worst hair days. Made me want my girls to grow up sooner, just to start sharing those funny facts with us.
I also wanted to capture the children experiencing the beach on their own terms, so I wasn’t too concerned about bringing props with me.