Abu Dhabi Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer

I am a natural-light portrait & lifestyle photographer currently based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. I’m excited to now be able to offer portrait sessions including engagement, maternity, baby, child & family, prom & high school, and feminine portraiture. Please have a flick through my portfolio to familiarise yourself with my style and feel free to contact me to find out more. I look forward to hear from you soon.

“Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Hello I’m Cara, and right now I’m an Abu Dhabi Photographer. I’m also a lover of mountains, spicy food, shoes that I can’t walk in, and great big fluffy clouds. In Abu Dhabi I make the most of golden desert light but occasionally catch myself dreaming of taking pictures through rainy windows.

My pictures are a reminder that sometimes when I look with clearer eyes, there are miracles (however small) hidden in everyday moments. I love the unexpected when it happens, the unplanned and unexpected twists – they are often the most precious moments of all.


My Photography style is at the meeting place between fine art and lifestyle, posed and un-posed. I usually start off with an idea, perhaps even some props, but after that, I’m happy to color outside the lines. I have a wide range of influences but love it when the every day reflects a sense of curiosity and magic.

I love to do photo shoots around Saadiyat beach, both in and out of the water. If your home has plenty of natural light I can also arrange portraiture sessions in your own home. Photo shoots can be very natural, documentary style, and also enhanced with the use of props, either in a natural setting or in your own home.
A great portrait is all about capturing the expression that rings true, and it’s true what they say – the eyes really are the windows to the soul. I love to look out for authentic expressions and emotive gestures. At the same time, I love to incorporate props into my sessions too. Each prop is unique to the person and the mood of a picture and the options are vast and varied. Clothes can also be important to a picture’s general mood and style, from a favorite dress to a unique costume.

Here in Abu Dhabi there is fortunately an abundance of beautiful light to work with. Golden hour really means golden hour in this desert country. As a natural light photographer I love to seek out locations with perfect light and shadow to create drama and contrast. In a home, it’s always best to make the most of gorgeous window light too.

Contact me to find out more about my photo shoots and my special offers
on seasonal shoots and mini sessions.

In ordinary moments, there is always a little bit of magic.