Largest Women Empowerment Event in The MENA region Returns – Photobook Photography Article

Obai and Hill launches Second Edition of the Women Power Summit. Leading PR and Design Firm, Obai and Hill, announced the launch of the Second Edition of the Women Power Summit at a press conference, held on July 24th at Isa Cultural Center. The summit will be hosted this year on October 13th and 14th at the Isa Cultural Centre, to present successful female leaders in diverse fields; who will be highlighting partnerships at the workplace, emphasizing on communication and…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Saudi Wedding Album – Photobook Photography Article

The gorgeous bride and her beautiful mom.  I love this photo! This is a very special and a very long post.  There are more pictures in this post than I have ever published before in a single post.  I’ve shown photos from Saudi weddings before, but never like this.  I hope you will enjoy coming along with me step by step, inside a Saudi wedding that I attended on Valentine’s Day (I know, right? How romantic!) here in Jeddah.  Above…

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If you can dream it, you can create it! – iPhone Photography Article

Manifesting our dreams takes a lot of thought and work and vision.   I distinctly remember the first time I connected the dots, when manifesting my vision really happened to me.  My dream was to rent a little cottage on Moody Beach, Maine for a week with a girlfriend and our total of four daughters.  I verbalized this dream to a counselor I was seeing.  It didn’t end up happening exactly as I had envisioned, which often seems to happen thanks…

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Solo Women Van Dweller – Do you feel safe? – iPhone Photography Article

Why I love van dwelling! Do I feel safe? Before answering this question I would like to share some of my history.  As a child I was never a girly girl. In fact the one photo of me playing with dolls as a child was posed. I preferred to play outside, run, climb trees, ride bikes, and build campfires in the many campgrounds we visited in Washington State.  In my teens I sometimes rode a unicycle to jr high school…

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A Peek Inside a Saudi Wedding – Photobook Photography Article

In December I attended a family wedding at the brand new Hotel Galleria by Elaf in Jeddah.  The lobby is quite elegant and it’s several stories tall. It has a grand European ambience.  The exterior of the hotel is spectacular. We arrived after dark though, so I don’t have any exterior shots, but you can see some HERE.  Traditionally, Saudi weddings are notorious for starting very late in the evening and lasting until the wee hours in the morning.  I believe this…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Abaya Fashions in Jeddah – Photobook Photography Article

It’s been a while since I posted about abaya fashions. When I first moved to KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) back in 2007, pretty much all that was available was a black heavier polyester blend with the differences being in the subtle embellishments and a slight variety of styles.  I would ask for different colors or prints in lightweight cotton or linen or some type of thinner flowy fabrics – but it just didn’t exist. Beige abaya with red and…

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Cold! Northern Maine cold! | Nanette Faye Photography – iPhone Photography Article

Day 10 of the Gentle January photo challenge presents the prompt:  COLD! Last winter, I spent a good part of the month of January with my sister on her organic farm in Northern Maine near the Canadian border.  It was a January that brought snowstorm after snowstorm. We spent most days shoveling snow and “feeding” her wood stoves. My honey spent many days helping us out too. The snow and wind blew so hard we could barely holler to each…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates – Photobook Photography Article

SUSIE of ARABIA: Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates Pages Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates I just watched “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates,” a short New York Times video documentary regarding the historic elections in Saudi Arabia last December.  The film features three different Saudi women who were not only granted the right to vote in local municipal elections for the first time ever last year, but who also decided to run for office.  While Saudi Arabia remains…

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