Your plane starts it’s descent, you haven’t yet stepped foot on terra firma and yet the turquoise waters and lush green mountains of the Seychelles grab a hold of your heart and pull you into their grasp. I challenge you from that point on, to resist falling completely and utterly in love with this country.
On sharing my news some have asked, why the Seychelles? How to begin? Firstly there is an intensity to the light in these Indian Ocean islands that makes even your everyday photographer swoon. There is a uniqueness to the colours in nature which will turn your head. You will look, then look again and wonder can the water really be THAT blue? And there is a warmth exuded from those who greet you at every turn, in every sense of the word, it truly is paradise.
For all of these reasons and more, my family and I have chosen the Seychelles to be our new home. We are excited for our adventures ahead – for us as a family to be surrounded by green once again, for my boys and their yearning for boat life, and for me and my camera… well I can only hope it’s the beginning of a beautiful new relationship.
Just think, the main island of Mahe is only a four hour flight from Dubai with no time difference so it’s a must-visit for those yearning for an injection of island magic. And if you’re planning a barefoot wedding or hideaway honeymoon on one of the 115 islands and would love some gorgeous photographs to remember them by please do get in touch, I’ll be sure to un-tie the boat rope and meet you there.