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Abu Dhabi Photographer | My story through photography

As an Abu Dhabi baby photographer I have learnt the importance of capturing my own story. The reason I have a passion for photography is because of my children. The photography bug started when Lucy was born and my husband gifted me my first dslr camera. I wanted to learn as much as possible, so attended various courses, I read and practiced as much as possible. When I decided to become an Abu Dhabi baby photographer 6 years ago, I was so busy focusing on other peoples children that I neglected my own personal photography. I was too lazy to take my ‘big’ camera with me when I was with the children. The iPhone with its built in camera and easy access to apps and social media, would become my main tool. For so long I didn’t open my eyes to the photography opportunities surrounding me.

Over a year ago I decided to upgrade my fuji camera to the fuji x100s. This little camera gave me the inspiration to take as many images as possible. With its built in wifi meant that I could still transfer images to my phone apps to be edited and then easily uploaded to social media. By far my favourite editing tool is A Color Story. I knew that without this easy upload, pictures would sit on my computer for months and months before a I would get the time to edit them, therefore missing my story telling.

I love being able to tell the story of my family, predominately my children through pictures, words I find trickier. I am extremely proud of my children and my photography journey that I want to share it. Whether its the normal every day activities, special events, like Christmas or birthdays or my beautiful children’s achievements. I find inspiration in so many ways, through beautiful light or no light, so using any light source available. Experience as an Abu Dhabi baby photographer means I look for different compositions. I am drawn to leading lines, framing or shapes to enhance the story. Different colours can also inspire me. I am always trying to capture the relationships and personalities of my children. One of my favourite images are the ones when they are sitting virtually on top of each other on our very gigantic couch. I hope one day when Lucy and Finlay are older they love the images as much as me.

I advice everyone to start documenting their stories, you don’t need a dslr to start, a simple camera phone can be used. Beginning projects is a great way to try and discipline you. Maybe a 365, were you take one image every day for a year, or if that is too much of a commitment then an image a week. There are lots of sites to help encourage you, like Clickin Moms who give daily themes.

Good luck with your storytelling through pictures xx

Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Abu Dhabi Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Abu Dhabi photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

March 14, 2017 - 6:38 pm

Linda - Fab pictures! I love the underwater shots! Your family is beautiful xx

March 15, 2017 - 9:52 am

Adele Bishop - It’s lovely to see pictures of your family! Photos really do last a lifetime and capture those special moments, it’s lovely to see that you have created art in even the mundane of activities such as the school run!
Beautiful and informative blog too.

March 15, 2017 - 11:00 am

Sharon - I’m very proud of you Jillian because of the amazing mum you are, and a amazing photographer also, each picture tells a story and yes one day the children will love looking back and remember the amazing times they had and they were all caught on camera , sorry for the lack of photos of you l don’t know if l owned a camera , your work is amazing your children are, and you also, for the amount of hours you put in each day xxxxx

March 15, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Laura - I love your storytelling images! The movement and reflections are my favourites x

March 19, 2017 - 2:21 am

Marcus - I’m so lucky to have our family life captured in such a beautiful, natural way…. don’t ever stop!

Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Best job

Being an Al Ain newborn photographer I feel I have the best job ever. The obvious reasons are having the pleasure and honour to capture the babies in the first few weeks of their lives. That time is very short and precious so to be able to freeze that time in a photograph for the parents is a blessing. As an  Al Ain newborn photographer I get to capture so many different nationalities which makes my job even more exciting but I also have to be respectful to different cultures. A lot of muslim families will have the babies head shaved so it is important to try and schedule the session before it is done. Circumcision for the baby boys is very common, we advice the parents to wait until after the session to have it performed. If they are unable to wait then we will postpone the photoshoot until a week after the procedure. Privacy is also important for a lot of the local families in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as their newborn photographer I always ask permission to use their images for social media and advertisement. Most families will give permission for the baby images to be used but not the mothers.

The newborn photography community can be such an amazing network for support. A photographer who was based in Al Ain, Amanda Haddow Photography but has now relocated to Canada, was a huge help to me. Having friends in the industry is so important. Also having a good relationships with your prop vendors is a must. One of my oldest is Newborn baby posing, they are based in the UK and some of my favourite props were from them, the twig basket we used on baby Khalifa is an example.

Another reason why being a newborn photographer in Al Ain and the rest of the UAE is the best job, is the balance between work and my family life. I adore my job but my children always come first. Being able to schedule my sessions in the mornings when the children are at school means I am available for school pick ups and their after school activities. If there is sports day, for example, Catherine can arrange my diary so I can be there.

Please enjoy Baby Khalifa, an Emirati baby boy we photographed a few weeks ago xx

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Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Al Ain Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com

Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Al Ain newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

March 11, 2017 - 5:51 am

Amanda - What a stunning gallery, your work always inspires me❤I truly miss working with you and agree a community of like-minded photographers is so important!!

March 11, 2017 - 6:46 am

Adele Bishop - Another set of brilliant prints and wise words! The images are stunning with your ever adapting style to keep your work fresh and stunning exciting

March 11, 2017 - 8:11 am

Rebecca Fitch - Stunning photos as always xx such a cute little baby !

March 11, 2017 - 7:31 pm

Rebecca King - Wow, just wow! You have certainly captured the natural beauty of this beautiful boy. I love the use of natural hessian colours and then the extravagance of the vibrant blue teddy and baby blue tones. This collection is simply perfection as always.

March 15, 2017 - 6:31 pm

Kristin Griffin - What a beautiful styled newborn photo shoot! Such a cute baby!!

March 15, 2017 - 10:46 pm

Laura - Love your black and white images, and yes you have a fab job! xx

Dubai Newborn Photography | Workshop Babies

As well as Dubai newborn photography sessions I also offer teaching sessions. A few weeks ago I had  a lovely lady from Oman.  She stayed in Dubai so she was able to learn the art of newborn photography. She is already a successful photographer in her home country, her business is Ron Photography. She mainly wanted to focus on lighting and posing the babies safely. learning a great workflow can make your newborn photography session so much easier and quicker.

In my Dubai newborn photography sessions I often look at the colour wheel for inspiration when styling my sessions. “A colour wheel is a visual representation of colours arranged according to their chromatic relationship”. The colours that are positioned opposite one another are complimentary colours. In the teaching session we discussed the importance of colour harmony, the theory of combining colours in a fashion that is harmonious to the eye. In other words what colours work well together. For example blue and orange. A lot of the time in my sessions I will use the same colour together but different textures, also combining different shades or hues.

On the day we were able to cover all the poses, focusing more on the basic poses. This is to make sure the student when doing her own sessions becomes fully able to perform the easier poses until she gains confidence to try positions like the froggy pose. Experience in my Dubai newborn photography sessions has shown me to leave poses that are trickier towards the end of the session. This ensures you have a full gallery in case the baby becomes unsettled.

We had three beautiful and very different babies on the day, and the lovely mummies made sure they followed the advice before the sessions so the babies were lovely and sleepy. I always look forward to seeing the progress my students make after their mentoring day and I feel honoured to have a little helping hand. The real learning begins when they are taking their own newborn photography sessions.

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Dubai Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Dubai newborn photography

Jillian Greenhill Photography is a Dubai newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

March 9, 2017 - 6:36 am

Adele Bisho - Lovely bright and vibrant colours! As always your attention to detail is sublime x

March 9, 2017 - 11:27 am

Laura - Your colour combinations are amazing. I love how colourful all your newborn session are!

March 9, 2017 - 2:43 pm

Emily - Wow, amazing images. Love the different colours used x

March 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Adele Bishop - Gorgeous vibrant colours! As always exceptional images which capture the beauty and innocence of a new life! Well done Jillian

Abu Dhabi Baby Photographer | Baby Aseel

After a whole year of mainly boys, it is so nice as an Abu Dhabi baby photographer, to start having beautiful baby girls come to the studio. This very adorable baby girl came for her session at 3 weeks old. Ideally the newborn session should be done under 2 weeks. However, I have still had very good results with older babies. The session should be adjusted to accommodate the age. There are certain poses that are not as comfortable as the baby isn’t as flexible so they should be avoided. For the Abu Dhabi baby photographer editing is far easier as older babies are less likely to have jaundice and their tone is much more natural. As long as the parents follow the advice before the shoot, we should still have a happy, sleepy baby. Her lovely parents did an amazing job keeping her awake and as they lived only 5 minutes away meant that she was amazing in her session. I could have cuddled her all day.

Being a baby photographer in Abu Dhabi means that most of our props have to be imported from overseas. The cost of shipping can be very expensive. This means I am very particular about choosing the best vendors and I will stay loyal to them and continue to purchase their products as I know they are amazing quality. An example of this is the stunning rugs from Lunberry. I think I am on my way to owning virtually every colour. Two of the props, the pram and the bed, chosen by the parents for their session, I have had for a very long time from Jd Vintage props. I continually follow my favourite vendors to see any updates for new products that I can invest in to add to my overflowing collection. Purchasing from well known vendors also helps to ensure the products are safe to use for the babies.

Please Enjoy Baby Aseel xx

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Abu Dhabi Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
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Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Abu Dhabi newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

March 7, 2017 - 10:33 am

Laura - What an absolutely beautiful girl. And I just LOVE all the yellow. I want to cuddle her too!

March 7, 2017 - 11:38 am

Denise - Stunning pictures of a beautiful baby. So talented!

March 7, 2017 - 1:03 pm

M - Beautiful work as ever!

March 7, 2017 - 3:06 pm

Rebecca Fitch - What a fantastic mixture of poses and colours! Bet mummy and daddy were thrilled.

March 7, 2017 - 5:50 pm

Emily - Wow, gorgeous colours! I don’t think I could choose a favourite, they’re all beautiful images x

March 7, 2017 - 7:44 pm

Adele Bishop - Beautiful pictures! Loving the spring colours coming through x X the yellow in particular is simply stunning

March 11, 2017 - 7:40 pm

Rebecca King - Oh delightful! A beautiful collection of the seasons from Spring, Summer and a little Autumn you have certainly captured the natural beauty of this little girl. So very pretty!

Dubai Newborn Photographer | Teaching Session

As a Dubai newborn photographer I offer teaching session in my studio located in Abu Dhabi. In January I had the great pleasure of mentoring 2 sisters from Oman. Their business name is The Photo Lounge that specialise in wedding photography. The ladies decided that newborn photography would be a great addition for their past and future clients. They contacted Catherine last year for more information on the mentoring sessions taught by a Dubai newborn photographer.

Luckily they had family in Abu Dhabi they were able to stay with. Most of my mentees travel from all over the Middle East for the day to learn the art of newborn photography. The day started with parent preparation and what advise I give them on the morning of their shoot. I covered styling and how we choose colours and props. Apart from safety the most important thing taught on the day is lighting, what I use and the direction in relation to the subject. As the ladies were very experienced there was no requirements to teach camera technique, only the settings I tend to use and the reasons.

We were lucky to have 3 gorgeous babies. As a Dubai newborn photographer,  two weeks before the teaching day I was able to put out a model call. The babies must be less than two weeks on the day. The parents receive digital images as a thank you and it is completely free for them. The first baby was a boy and was our smallest. We went through the usual workflow that I begin with. Spending time on the wrapping techniques. I taught them the best and safest transitions so the baby isn’t disturbed too much. We covered props and the basic poses on the beanbag. A sweet baby girl visited us next, then after a little break for lunch, we had the final baby. I was so pleased to be able to use the gorgeous flower halos from Created By Carli. The ladies at the end were then able to practice on the  stand in baby treating it as a normal session.

The final part of the teaching day is editing using lightroom and photoshop. We choose 5-7 images to work on so they can see my usual workflow. My editing style is only a guide for the students to see how you can get a beautiful finished image quickly without using too many effects through actions. After the training day the mentees can keep contact with me continuously for support and advice. They are able to become a member of a private Facebook workshop group for only past students.

For more information on the mentoring days email Catherine jilliangreenhillphotography@gmail.com

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Dubai Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com
Dubai Newborn Photographer | Jillian Greenhill Photography | www.jilliangreenhillphotography.com

Jillian Greenhill Photography is a Dubai newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

March 4, 2017 - 10:29 am

Daniela - Beautiful work, Jillian, as always. Had the pleasure to attend one of Jillians trainings in England. I highly recommend her expertise, it changed my business and life in such a positive way. Would love to meet you again someday.

March 7, 2017 - 11:23 am

Laura - I am so happy I found you Jillian! Your workshop was brilliant and you are one of the best teachers/trainers in the photography industry. Beautiful images x

March 7, 2017 - 11:40 am

Mary - Adorable ❤️

March 7, 2017 - 3:09 pm

Rebecca Fitch - Your photos are always so amazing. Beautiful lighting and great use of colour. I am inspired.

March 8, 2017 - 10:32 am

Rebecca King - Beautiful images. You really are the most fabulous inspirational teacher. You really captivate the beauty of each child and have continued to help many others achieve the same.