Hyku moved to the UAE in 2010 to work for a professional photography studio. Here she learnt the subtle nuances of professional portrait photography; working with children and families in often challenging circumstances. She took the time to develop her natural affinity with people by applying it to a wide range of ages and nationalities; quickly learning how to work with individuals to dismantle tension and take images of genuine smiles with praised results.
In late 2011, she began to establish her company and herself as a brand. Hyku D Photography rapidly gained a network of loyal clients and fans, owing to her unique approach to a traditionally male-dominated industry. Her warm, effortless interpersonal skills and her sharing of professional and private life through her blog separate her from the crowd. By frequently updating her network of her exploits, Hyku is able to connect with her clients and fans and allow them to follow her through the excitement that is a day in the life of Hyku Desesto.