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Holiday Mini Sessions

It’s that time of the year again… yes the Holiday Mini Sessions are here. YEY!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography is now booking mini sessions between 25 Nov 2016- 5 Dec 2016 for Child/Family/Couple Portraiture at 550AED only.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Before Sunset!

Hello!

Our Emirati sojourns officially began yesterday with a short trip to Al Ain, the beautiful Garden City of UAE. It surely is a very pleasant surprise with more greenery around, hardly any high rise in sight and of course much lower decibel levels.

There’s so much to do here for  everyone- Museums, Forts, Zoo etc. It’s a family getaway for sure. All we had time for yesterday was the Al Ain zoo and a drive to the top of Jebel Hafeet to experience the spectacular sunset from the top.

Rising 1,240 metres, Jebel Hafeet is the emirate’s highest peak, and UAE’s second that stands guard over Al Ain and borders Oman.

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The Craggy Jebel Hafeet

The ride to the top is not an easy one but the views of the craggy and beautifully weathered mountain all along surely are worth the trouble.

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Beautifully Weathered!

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The Way up

Once on top, all you need to do is find the right place to stop and park ( many stopover points all along) and enjoy the view.

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The Setting Sun

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A Different Perspective

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Half Way there…

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Al Ain after dark

We thoroughly enjoyed a few hours of bliss up there and will be going back soon again. If you are in and around Al Ain, surely take time out to enjoy this view from the top. I can assure you of an unforgettable experience.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Coffee Time!

Coffee is always a Good idea! As simple as that.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Happy Diwali!

Here’s wishing each and everyone a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali. Hope you Dream Big, Sparkle More & Shine Brighter than ever.

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Happy Deepawali!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Precious & Precious!

Hello,

Surely you must be thinking why I added a second precious to an already existing one in my title today. So when ever I work with siblings, I notice one very simple but evident thing. For mothers , both her children are equally precious in their own special ways. Every child is unique and a mother cherishes each child equally but differently. And my Precious & Precious signifies exactly that. And of course that they look precious!!!

Here’s presenting a super boisterous brother sister duo, Nuan & Hikmat. They were a joy to work with. Their mom & dad surely are lucky to have such adorable kids.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

 

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The Duo!

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2 Brats here!

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I rock!

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The Amsterdam Pride!

Hello,

The National Coming Out Day (NCOD),an annual LGBT awareness day, was celebrated on 11 Oct in USA. It actually reminded me of a very colourful and unique event witnessed in Amsterdam in 2015, the Canal Parade – Amsterdam Gay Pride.

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Celebrating love!

Amsterdam Pride or Amsterdam Gay Pride is a citywide gay-festival held annually during August, meant to celebrate equality, freedom and diversity. The festival attracts several hundred-thousand visitors each year and is one of the largest publicly held annual events in the Netherlands.The Canal Parade is the highlight of Amsterdam Pride and is a very happy and joyous event.

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The Talk

The Canal Parade is exciting to the core. People dressed in colourful & fun attires, some dressed to impress, some definitely dressed to kill! Boats with the craziest music and the most outrageous tricks. The spectators cheering the participants and enjoying everything to bits! Whoa… What an event!!! A most memorable one.

I grabbed this opportunity to click some beautiful portraits and street shots and I was glad to be there.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Kitty Catz

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Transportation!!!

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So Much Fun!

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Animal Lover!!!

Hellooz!

I am delighted to contribute to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Animals.

Delighted because I simply love animals. My mum still tells me stories of me making doggie friends very early on, bringing home kittens after rescuing them from a thorny bush, putting my hands inside a cage just to pet a wild cat and many many more. As I grew older, I never outgrew my love for all things alive.

So for me spotting an animal and clicking it is not just a chance event. Everytime I am out clicking, I keep my eyes and ears open for an opportunity to spot ’em. I like to capture those moments- some fun, some crazy, some cute, some different and mostly very ‘animal’y. I love the fact that they don’t care about me clicking them, they just remain as they are and let me be me. Of course I do ensure that I respect their space not only while clicking, as I would of any human.

I am sharing herewith a few jewels captured till date. I truly believe that all creatures alive are Special in their own way and we need to Love and respect them.

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Eyes of Gold

I’d never seen anything quiet like this one. A slate grey cat with a soft uniform fur and beautiful golden eyes. I think she belonged to the security guards of a housing complex in Kryvyi Rih -Ukraine.

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The Couple

On a photo walk in Mumbai I found this couple, who’d just had a big row and weren’t ready to make up. Grr… I am sure the male was at fault!!! ;o)
They did present a great photo opp to me.

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Furrr ball

While the tourists gallivanted the streets of Florence, this fur ball just went about his job of sleeping and ignoring admirers like me. I think he was pretty great at it.

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Live Life Cow Size

Who wouldn’t want a life so great, that you’d roam about the beautiful Swiss Alps in search for food, laze around in the plains, drink the pristine waters of the lakes and return to the barn at night to sleep. I want to Live Life Cow Size!!!

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The Mexican

“Ola Amigo” said this parakeet when I walked passed him in the narrow alleys of Ixtapa’s flea market. Oh so Mexican to make my head turn and demand a very well deserved attention. Sad he was also behind bars!!

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Chip or Dale???

Celebrity sighting was definitely on the cards on my evening stroll in Central Park, NY. Chip or Dale… its for you to guess!

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True Beauty

The only bear I saw on my trip to the Bear Mountains, USA was this huggy bear and it was Love at first sight. After numerous hugs and kisses and a few photographs to remember him, with a heavy heart (only at my end) I left for home. I have never seen a Dog so grand and commanding so much respect. Bow Wow Wow!

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Familia..

I know this family isn’t roaming about the jungles of Africa but the Cologne Zoo doesn’t seem like a bad option right now..huh! Enjoying the afternoon sun, this family of Giraffes does paint a very perfect “Happy Family Portrait” kind of picture. I know there aren’t Happy Happy in captivity, but at least they look well fed and safe from any other threats.

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Bird Watching!!!

Finally, one of my favourites. This seagull looked pretty darn satisfied just watching his fellow gulls fly past him over the canals in Amsterdam. I remember him being there for almost 12-15 mins just “Bird watching”.

Hope you enjoyed these clicks as much as I enjoy experiencing them. I wish to keep finding more of such beautiful moments, to see them in their own element, enjoying their natural habitats, wild and free.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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QUEST FOR FREEDOM {WCP}

Hello friends,

Life seems to be back on track and I am clicking more and more, always on a quest to find a better picture. To shake up things on the Photography front, I participated in the Global Photo Walk by 500px on 17 Sep 2016 and ain’t I glad. The photowalk started at the Deira Fish Market & covered the Gold Souk, Spice Souk and of course the creek. Somehow my fascination for fish markets took over and I spent a lot of my time here. One of the last images I liked in the fish market sits so well in the Weekly Photo Challenge – Quest.

As I was about to exit the fish market, I noticed a dead fish lying on the drain cover. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for that little fish as my mind conjured up a story about its quest for freedom and its way back home. From getting caught in the nets of the fishermen that morning to being brought here in a bucket full of fellow fishes to somehow managing to jump out of the bucket and somehow finally reaching as far as the drain cover but finally not being able to get through the narrow openings in the drain cover and dying lying there in the Dubai heat – huh… my story was complete. The story of that lone fighter on it quest to find home again. Sad it died but at least it tried!

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The Lone Fighter

All this happened within a few seconds of looking at this fish. I clicked the picture and then went away. Its funny how the human mind can travel in so many different directions and make us feel much more than what we see.

Anyhow, hope you get it too.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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All we have is TIME!

Hello,

So as you can see I am trying to get back into the groove and post more.. Still Time to get to my normal self, click more and share even more…

Speaking of Time, I am spending a lot of it with my lil wonder and he inspires me to share something very special with you all out there.

All we have is Time with our lil ones, 

It’ll fly and they’ll grow 

All that will remain are memories 

Of moments spent sharing Joy, Making magic and Spreading Happiness. 

So make the most of those moments

They are never going to be enough

& I promise not a single moment with them

Is ever gonna be waste of your Time

Because when you measure your Life’s worth

They definitely will be the treasures you Cherish the most!

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Happy Days!

Cheers & Joy , Always!

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Marhaba Dubai!

Hello everyone!

I know I know I’ve not been active enough lately and there is a valid enough reason for that. I just moved to a new country and the move has taken most of my time lately. So from the rainy hustle bustle of Mumbai, life has now taken me to the hot & humid hustle bustle of Dubai.

I am just getting back to being me and this is all I have for you today! Will soon share my Dubai experiences with you. Enjoy!

Cheers & Joy, always!

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Hello new city!