I haven’t blogged for nearly a month and there’s a reason for that. In December, I took a break from work to stay at home and look after my brother, Karan, as my mother was forced to go went on a holiday to India. This meant fewer places for me to go out and eat at, and less time to blog anyway.
Then, I left for India on January 2, 2012, for a week to attend a wedding. And what a gorgeous wedding it was. That’s the bride and groom at the altar 🙂
I came back with around 800 RAW photographs, out of which nearly 600 have now been sent to the family. So when I returned, my time was spent in finishing those.
Two or three days after I returned, the newlyweds and family came to Dubai for the weekend (the groom’s family was based here) and I spent the entire time with them. More photographs followed; I still have to edit those!
I also have been working on another project, which took up most of my nights. Details on that to be posted soon, once it’s ready to go live.
And then there is the reason for these photographs, which also took up some time. After seeing my photographs for BakeFestDxb 3, I was contacted by one of the bakers there, Layal, asking if I would take photographs of her creations.
I demurred at first; I’m not a professional. She didn’t care; said she loved what I’d done then and would I take more? Food and photos…put them together and I’m game.
These are just a few of nearly 200 photographs I took over three days, of her work.
To check more of them out, see her Facebook page, Loul’s Sweet Treats, and let me know what you think.
(Disclaimer: Just to point out, I don’t classify myself as a food photographer; only a food blogger who likes taking pictures of food. I’m well aware I’m not as talented as some other people out there I know and I think there’s something to be said about honesty upfront. Whoever has contacted me for similar things, I point out I’m not a professional and cannot deliver what only professionals can. Also if I think there’s no way I can give decent photos across, I decline.)
Regular programming to ensue.