Led by BIPP qualified photographer, author and trainer Alex Jeffries, we are a new professional family photography company. We make beautiful and elegant images and are the very first company in the region to be awarded membership to the NAPCP, The National Association of Professional Child Photographers, they are an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child and family photographers around the world.


Beautiful, elegant and creative family photography for residents and visitors

We all know that wonderful feeling: when you slip off your shoes at the end of a long day, walk through fresh grass or stroll along the beach. We call it 'that Barefoot feeling', a moment when you're relaxed, comfortable and can truly be yourself. We know that everyone wants to capture great photos of their loved ones (with everybody in the shots), but not at great cost, or in a stuffy formal environment. And so BarefootDubai Photography was born: stylish, contemporary and beautiful images captured on relaxed and fun photo shoots. Whether you're a self-conscious pregnant mum to be, a couple in need of some down time, or a family who just can't all smile at the same time, we can help. We can even soothe your beautiful newborn and capture some wonderful images, at a time when we know you are going through a roller coaster of emotions.

BIPP Qualified Photographer

Alex is a British Institute of Professional Photography qualified photographer. BIPP President, Roy Meiklejon FBIPP, states "BIPP qualifications are among the most rigorous in the world."

NAPCP Member

We are very pleased to be the very first Photography company in the United Arab Emirates to have been awarded membership status to the The National Association of Professional Child Photographers, they are an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers around the world.

Getty Images Contributor

Getty sets quality benchmarks for professional Photographers all across the globe and has the very highest industry standards.

Post-Production excellence

As a seasoned Adobe trainer and ACP Alex and his team posess great editing and post production skills making images that really have the 'wow' factor!!

Stunning images

The Barefoot Dubai team have built a great reputation, not only for creating great images, but also for giving families and visitors what they really want.

  • Photographs - huge portfolio of stunning family photography
  • Price - affordable costs, great packages
  • Delivery - digital files that you own


Photography Shoots
Beach Shoots

Residents and visitors

The Barefoot Dubai team have built a great reputation, not only for creating great images, but also for giving families and visitors what they really want. A photography service which creates beautiful and affordable couples, maternity, newborn and family portraits for residents and visitors is finally here. Barefoot Dubai takes the stress and expense out of professional family photography and captures memories in a relaxed and unique way, in your home and at some of Dubai's most beautiful locations.

Our approach is quite different from other family photographers in Dubai, we have thought long and hard about our costs and deliverables and we are creating images that are a real step ahead of the rest.

Giving you what you want
We know that a lot of the family photography companies in Dubai prefer to charge for each image, whilst this makes them a lot of money, it doesn't really give you what you want. At Barefoot Dubai, we feel, that after chatting to a lot of you and listening to your experiences with other companies, that the days of charging for each photograph or file have passed... Our deliverables, pricing and packages are not based on what we want, they are based on what you want, your wants and needs, we have thought long and hard about this and are constantly reviewing. We think it's working, we are now very pleased to be shooting with clients from all around the GCC and the rest of the world.


What they say

  • I just saw the pictures & I wanted to thank the whole team. Both the maternity and the newborn pictures are gorgeous and I have so many favorites!! Thank you so much for the gorgeous pictures.

  • Great Pictures!!! We loved the shoot, such a great one in every way. It went smoothly and perfectly and the final results are so beautiful. Barefoot helped us to get the best pictures for our baby and for us, and we are really impressed with the final result. Thank you very much for your kind and lovely works. We will definitely do this again!

  • The Barefoot team arrived with big smiles and ready to create a loving friendly atmosphere. As always, the only place in Dubai I would repeatedly recommend for simple family photos that capture every memory.

  • We had such a fun shoot! I think this was my favorite one!! And can’t wait to see the pictures! Thank you so much again to the entire team! I love dealing with you guys!

  • Six awesome photo shoot sessions from 2016 to 2018! I have to admit that I have never thought that my daughter and I could ever be comfortable in front of the camera. But the ‘Barefoot experience’ is just priceless! I literally can’t stop staring at the pictures!!! For more photoshoots to come! Thank you Alex, Sapphire, Ruth & John

  • I booked the Barefoot team for Maternity and also Newborn shoots and must say that I was over the moon with the pictures I got compared to shoots booked with other companies in the past. It was a pleasure to work with the team and see how professional they are, especially how Alex and his team handle with care my little boy Henry. Thank you and see you soon at the other shooting that I will for sure book.

  • The pics are amazing, please thank the Barefoot team on my behalf! I love them. Can’t wait for our next session.

  • The photos were amazing, we are so in love with them! We finally chose some to have printed up framed specifically for our new bedroom which we have decorated with similar colours to the photographs!

  • Thank you to the Barefoot family for our beautiful maternity photos. You captured some wonderful shots that we will treasure forever. You guys are amazing.

  • Abhinav

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sapphire for being so accommodating and understanding during the photo shoot. Doing the photo shoot with a 15 months old and two children is very challenging which we realised but the way she handled it with calm and patience we are extremely thankful and appreciative of. She was the perfect person to help us with this photo shoot and she made it a memorable experience by her caring personality.

  • Loved the experience. It was a wonderful opportunity to get my toes in the sand early in the morning in a really relaxed way. A little bird helped provide a prop. I have had several photo sessions over the years. This was by far the most enjoyable. Thank you Barefoot team!

  • The images are gorgeous, big thanks as well to Sapphire, who was so patient with our son who wasn’t the easiest of subjects! Thank you again for such beautiful photos, am now just trying to decide which ones to print as Christmas gifts!

  • We hired Barefoot Dubai for our second sons newborn shoot. Our photographer, Sapphire & Ruth, the baby whisperer, set up in our living room and immediately made the whole family feel comfortable – even taking a few fun shots of our older son getting ready for his pictures. The best part for me was that they continued taking pictures of our newborn while the rest of us carried on with our day. If we’d been at a studio I would have been struggling to keep a 2 year old entertained the whole time but the whole process was effortless and even better, the pictures we received are beautiful! Very natural shots in our own home with our newest addition to the family! Highly recommend!!

  • We booked our maternity and newborn shoots with the Barefoot team. Sapphire, the photographer, was so professional, friendly and gentle with our baby girl. I would highly recommend the team, the final images were absolutely stunning and I will definitely be booking more shoots with them. Good job team and be ready to receive more bookings from my family & friends!

  • Our family love Barefoot, Alex and his team is very special to us, all the special moments of our small family growth is recorded in those beautifully and professionally taken photos, from my first pregnancy, hospital stay and my son’s first few days home to our second baby’s early days home all remembered forever in those photos. We have taken many studio, profile and lifestyle photos here and in home country, Barefoot is the best, I could see and feel the real care of Barefoot for each image taken, so patient and great with our little one, now I realise why Alex and Ruth’ business card designated ‘Baby Whisperer’, they are so great with babies, ‘Better than the mom I am’. Another important point all consumer wants is the transparency of the pricing, really no hidden charges, all beautifully taken photos are provided to us while as in the past, we had many occasions with other companies that each additional photo requires fees. Thank you Barefoot! Tyler, Cassie and family!

  • Dalal testimonial

    Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. Working with the photographer and her assistant was so easy and they were so sweet and I’m so happy with how the pictures turned out. Again, thank you.

  • Claire

    Beautiful pictures – the photographer came with an assistant and was very hard working and helpful and we got some great shots.

  • Nouf Testimonial

    Thank you, the pictures are beautiful. You are officially my favourite photographers!

  • We had a great experience with the Barefoot family. The photoshoot was smooth, the photographers were lovely, and the pictures turned out to be beautiful. Thank you so much!

  • Moaza

    We have used Barefoot’s service for three separate photo shoots and each time we got perfect pictures for our little family. With a baby it isn’t always easy, but the photographer is so patient.

  • Sharlene testimonial for Barefoot Dubai

    Thank you so much for the lovely photograph print gift that you sent of the girls, it was a lovely gesture and a great surprise. All of the photos are gorgeous, I just have to find enough space on my walls for them.

  • Samar Testimonial Barefoot Dubai

    This is my third Barefoot experience and I am more than pleased and happy. People that see our photos keep asking: “who are the talented photographers behind these amazing shots?” Sapphire is really talented, cooperative and amazing with newborns. Be sure that this won’t be our last time with you.

  • Rashi Testimonial Barefoot Dubai

    Highly recommended! I was very happy with the pictures of the 100 days photoshoot!

  • Thank you so much, we are beyond thrilled with the photographs. You captured such stunning moments of us all together and were so relaxed during the whole process. We were going to hang one or two pictures on the walls, but I think it might end up being more like 9 or 10 because we just can’t choose which ones. Thank you for the professional manner in which everything was handled from booking the shoot to delivering the pictures on time.

  • They are gorgeous! We are absolutely thrilled with the way they came out. You captured our family perfectly and we love the way the photos project our love and joy, and the fun that we have together. We really can’t thank you enough for freezing these special moments that we spend together in our garden every day, and allowing us to cherish them over and over. We will definitely come back to you again for more stunning family images in the near future!

  • The photographs are lovely, thank you! Sapphire captured our farewell to Dubai beautifully and with such feeling.They will be a unique treasure for our family.

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful photos to mark my daughter’s senior year of high school in Dubai. They all turned out great and we appreciate your professionalism.

  • Absolutely best of the best! I enjoyed the experience so very much. The Barefoot team is so highly personable, I felt as if I spent the morning with friends. They are second to none and I look forward to working with them again very, very soon!

  • The shoot was fantastic! Sapphire is incredible – she has such patience and gentle energy that puts the kids at ease and allows us to relax and express ourselves as a family. We honestly enjoy spending time with her.Sapphire even recommended a restaurant for dinner, where we ended our night happily as a family. It all felt more like a family outing with a friend than a photo shoot. Maybe that’s how photo shoots should feel! WOW – the images are incredible!!! My goodness these are fantastic.

  • We had an AMAZING experience with Barefoot Dubai. We wanted to have some great memories captured with our children. They gave us great images. Our session was so fun and easy, such patience with Latifa and Saud. Barefoot gave us the best images i ever had for my kids. I just regret i never knew about them before.

  • We wanted to do something really special for our daughter’s first birthday and contacted numerous agencies and photographers as part of our research. Barefoot Dubai’s information, professionalism, experience and reasonable price, meant that we chose the cake smash package at their studio. The photographer and her assistant were great: well prepared and organised and very professional. Above all, and most importantly, they were very patient, very engaging and very comfortable working with babies which immediately put us at ease. The shoot went well, with good use of props and changes in scenarios to ensure enough images were captured for the final ‘story’ album. A day after the shoot we received 1 teaser photo which was an exciting prelude to receiving the final product. Although we were told it would take 2 weeks for the final images to be ready, we actually received them 4 working days later! Barefoot sends a link with a password so unless you’re living in the 70’s without internet connection, you can download your photos without ever leaving your house. The images were beautiful and as promised, we were given multiple versions: low res, high res, vibrant colour, monochrome and vintage, all without those annoying watermarks that other companies seem to insist on inserting. The after-sales and after-shoot care was great and they were really helpful with our questions even after the shoot had been delivered. I have no hesitation in recommending Barefoot Dubai to capture your little one’s special day.

    Kaiser and Yung
  • OH MY GOD!!!! The pictures are so so amazing. Thank you so much to all of you for giving us these beautiful memories, especially Sapphire who was absolutely amazing in getting Aayan comfortable and getting the right shots from him. She and Ruth were very patient and understanding not only with him but also with both of us as well. I am so glad we chose you to capture this special occasion for us. I love the fact that all the pics are so natural and in the moment and Sapphire has managed to capture my sons innocence and mischief beautifully well. My only regret is that I didn’t find you guys earlier. But you will definitely be seeing much more of us in the future. Thanks once again.

  • A photo shoot with the Barefoot team should be on every woman’s bucket list! The team are SO professional and so good at what they do. The whole team are passionate about their role in helping women break out of their shell to blossom and enjoy the real them. I definitely recommend it to friends and colleagues for boudoir and intimate portrait photo shoots. I really had a fabulous time with you guys!

  • Thanks so much for doing this special shoot! The photographers were so nice and super with the boys! Loving our pictures!!!

  • We had an amazing experience with Barefoot Dubai. We were leaving Dubai and wanted to have some memories captured. And they gave us exactly what we wanted. Sapphire made our session fun and relaxed and she was so patient with our son. So if you are hiring Barefoot Dubai then just relax as they are going to take care of your pictures well, something you will cherish for years to come.

  • Thank you so much, the images are amazing! We had a great experience with BarefootDubai. The shoot went really well and our photographer was more than patient with our baby and really knew how to take the right angles. The pictures turned out amazing and we can’t wait to have the cake smash shoot with you when she turns one.

  • Amazing photos for our Sia’s first birthday smash the cake! Everything was to the perfection with the Barefoot team. You guys rock! Thank you for one of the greatest memories we’ll keep with us through our lives!

  • We both just looked at the photos and we are over the moon! We couldn’t have asked for better, they have turned out so beautifully. Thank you for such a pleasant and hassle free experience – the whole journey has been a pleasure. We will treasure these photos and they will remind us of a special holiday. Thank you so much Alex and the Barefoot team!

  • We just love to look at those amazing baby-shoot pictures of our twins over and over again. A huge thank you to the wonderful Barefoot Dubai team for making this an unforgettable event. You did a fantastic job! We can`t wait to book you for our next occasion.

  • The pictures are amazing and we just loved the session. A very special thanks to Sapphire and Ruth who made us feel very comfortable at the studio so we were able to give our best smiles. They were not waiting for the session to finish, but completely focussed on getting the best shots throughout – that is what impressed me the most. Looking forward to booking again as soon as possible!

  • Barefoot has been our go-to photography company since our daughter was born. We have had two newborn photoshoots for both our kids and a whole family shoot. Can’t say enough good things about Sapphire and Alex as photographers, the assistants in each shoot, the support team and of course, the final results! We have images that have captured precious moments forever. Thank you Barefoot!

  • What an amazing experience from Barefoot! We had a maternity shoot and couldn’t be happier with the pics! Barefoot were absolutely amazing! We can’t wait for our newborn shoot! Thanks Alex and the team.

  • We absolutely LOVE the images!! Thank you so much. I was so exhausted on the day and not sure how the photos would turn out but after seeing the photos I am so glad we decided to do the shoot, and will always have these photos to remember our daughter being only a day old! I am sure we will be in touch again to book her next photoshoot!!

    Bethany and Daniel
  • I just had the chance to look through the pictures. I really don’t know how to express how much I love them! I tried many photographers in Dubai but honestly speaking Barefoot was the best. For sure I will be one of your loyal customers. Thank you so much to the team – everything from A to Z was just perfect.

  • Dear Barefoot family, I can’t thank you enough for the amazing photoshoot and the lovely coffee table book. Thank you so much for everything and for the voucher as well. Hope we will see you soon. Much love from all of us.

  • We had a newborn photo shoot with Barefoot and I can’t say enough nice things about it! The team visited us at home for the shoot, they showed infinite gentleness and patience with our little one, the babies comfort came across as the most important thing! We have just received our images, on the exact day we were told we would get them, and I absolutely love every one of them. The hardest part now will be choosing one or two to print! I can’t recommend Barefoot enough. Thank you for our amazing photographs.

  • We visited Dubai over the New Year holiday and the team were able to accommodate us at short notice and worked with us to make sure the shoot was perfect. Sapphire did a great job of engaging our little one and the pictures turned out great!

  • As someone who has never really been photogenic, booking barefoot Dubai’s new Mompreneur Portrait shoot to get some portraits taken for my website was quite daunting. However, from the moment I arrived in the studio both Alex and Sapphire made me feel very comfortable. Within minutes I was laughing and felt very relaxed in front of the camera. The whole shoot was great fun. And what was exceptional was not only the quality of the photographs, but also how actually empowering it is to go through this process, I felt confident, happy and quite relaxed throughout the whole shoot, seeing the images at the end is simply the cherry on the top. There were over 30 shots I loved that were delivered on the web page from the BFD team, with one in particular that I believe truly captured the REAL me and the image I wanted to portray on my website. I don’t think any other photographer would have been able to take such a great shot. If you are looking for a professional photography team, that will truly capture who you are AND make you look great, I would absolutely recommend Barefoot Dubai.

    Zeta Yarwood, Career and NLP Life Coach
  • Our whole experience with Barefoot was amazing, from the friendly service we received when we first scheduled the shoot, to the gentle way that you worked with our little boy and the beautiful images that we received afterwards. We have already started recommending Barefoot to our pregnant friends and will definitely use you again ourselves in the future.

    Katy and Andy
  • We recently completed a Indian movie (2 States) themed photo shoot, since that is the theme for our wedding as well. We absolutely loved the photos, as they were able to recreate the movie posters and images quite brilliantly. Based on their recommendation, we were able to print and use a map as our background, which was the highlight of the shoot. The whole team at Barefoot was extremely cooperative, responsive and friendly, even when we had to reschedule the shoot. We would definitely recommend them to everyone.

    Manish and Mathu
  • Thank you so much for our wonderful family beach photos! We did a lot of research choosing a photographer and the Barefoot team has exceeded our expectations. From the first email to Kelly all the way through to receiving our images the process has been flawless and professional. Sapphire was amazing, helping our toddlers relax and have fun on the beach whilst capturing the most beautiful images. We hoped for at least one family image to put on canvas and now we have too many to choose from! They are all simply stunning! We love the different styles of photos and we will be recommending Barefoot to all our friends and family!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely pictures. We sat down all together, the whole family to see them. All of us loved it, such a treat. A special thanks to Barefoot for being there to capture such great moments of us to cherish for the rest of our lives. Special Announcement: Our Baby Ahaan arrived soon after the shoot on the 21st Jan. It’s like he was waiting for his parents to do the shoot with Barefoot. A warm hug from the Singh Family and Our Little One to the whole team. You guys are doing a great job. Thank you once again! See ya guys again soon.

    Amit and Juhi
  • Despite a very short notice, Alex was very accommodating with our photoshoot request and timelines, organised our shoot and gave great advice on practicalities. For the shoot itself, our photographer Sapphire did a great job, was embracing our ideas and captured them very well. As the image processing was also good, the final outcome was great, and we now have tens of great images from our special day. Everything was very well managed by the Barefoot team. Thank you.

  • I AM IN LOVE with each photo.. I knew that we were going to have amazing shots, but I am amazed at how natural and beautiful it came out!! Thank you so so much Barefoot… In each photo I see Laila’s soul shining through her eyes and smile! I am sure that when she is older she will be so happy that she had her first birthday shoot done… and done so beautifully… I think I will go over them a thousand times!

  • Thank you and the barefoot family for an amazing shoot, you have exceeded our expectations, the team was very patient with us and gave us lots of good ideas for the shoot. We will definitely recommend your services to family and friends. Hope to see you guys soon for the next shoot.

    Suzan, Yousef and Saif
  • My fiancé and I recently did a Barefoot Dubai photo shoot on the beach, for memories of our engagement. We are both thrilled with the photos. They really are amazing. We had so much fun doing them too! Alex made us feel so at ease. Very much recommended. Thanks Barefoot Dubai!

    Ellen and Jamie
  • Team Barefoot, first of all many thanks for making our son Ahyan’s first birthday so special. A Cake Smash photo shoot! First, we were a bit anxious seeing Ahyan a bit off-mood just before the event. Thanks to very chirpy Ruth and cool Sapphire from Barefoot to turn the situation into a small pre-cake smash party with Ahyan enjoying every bit of singing and cheering. Then… what great shots! In a very smooth way. For sure it was lots of experience showing up when we saw how Sapphire made Ahyan so comfortable with everything and gave us small tips on the fly to ensure that Ahyan’s tempo continued. The little rockstar was all charged up and was enjoying being a centre of attraction we had to literally take 10 inches tall cake away from him, to bring the event to closure. And when the photographs came we re-lived the moments once again and loved each and every snap. Real smashing experience it was. Thank you Sapphire. We had a great end to end professional experience with Barefoot. Kelly’s coordination was superb. Alex: Your team rocks! Many thanks again. All the best to Barefoot to grow leaps & bounds. We will surely be in touch for more assignments.

    Rati and Kausar
  • I’ve lived in Dubai for seven years and worked with a lot of photographers here, and have to say that working with Alex and the entire Barefoot team was one of the best experiences I’ve had. It was fascinating to watch the Barefoot team work so closely and seamlessly together. They were so kind, creative, helpful and all had a great sense of humour – which is important when working with both a newborn, toddler AND tired parents who are not getting much sleep! I think it also helps that Alex is a father too – so he understands first hand the kind of shots that you want to capture. We were able to view the shots as we were taking them, which was so lovely to see (and also helpful for new Mums still trying to hide the baby weight!) Another reason we booked Barefoot is because they provide so many great photos. I know that some photographers prefer to charge per photo, or only provide 20 or so, with extra fees for additional photos. Barefoot provide 30 – 40 at least which is fantastic, at no additional charge! They also provided all of the digital photos in colour, sepia and black and white so that we could easily decide how we’d like to view them. I simply can’t sing Barefoot Dubai’s praises enough – they were an absolute delight and I’m planning on booking them each year to take some family snaps.

    Katie Fielder, Emirates News, Dubai
  • We had a great time yesterday and loved every moment of our shoot. We had such a lovely time, Alex was fantastic and really made my 3 year old feel at ease. The pics are great and truly can’t wait to have them framed and put up in the house. Thank you for all your help, you have a lovely team, I will make sure to recommend you to others.

    Natasha, Spencer and Alex
  • We had a wonderful photoshoot for my baby’s first birthday , it was such lovely experience. Everyone was very friendly and professional throughout the booking and communication stage. Alex was the photographer, I highly recommend Barefoot.

    Bouchra and Anders
  • I wanted to thank you and the barefoot team! We had a smash cake shoot, the Barefoot team arrived on time with all their equipment. They were soft, calm and kind, always smiling! Sapphire is a true professional! Always explains her steps in advance, gave ideas on how to calm our son or how to pose to get great pics. Her assistant too, was grabbing my son’s attention when necessary, to sooth him and make him smile, clearly, very friendly, child loving girls. We loved it and really admired the work! Words are not enough to thank BarefootDubai!

  • Oh my gosh!! We just love them all! Thanks so much to you and Alex for all your patience on the day and for being so gentle with baby Charlie. We will cherish the photos forever.

    Anna and baby Charlie
  • A big big thank you to the Barefoot team for being extremely patient with Darren and of course us. We had an amazing time and enjoyed the shoot thoroughly. Being professional is a great thing however it really does touch a parent when one can see the warmth and love you guys have towards babies and you really did go out of the way to make sure that everything went on smoothly. From the time of setting up to the various parts of the shoot, to the clean up, everything seemed like a walk in the park because you guys made it so comfortable for us. We felt we had friends over doing the shoot for us, that’s how easy it was. So once again thanks a ton for doing a fabulous job and also for quickly sharing a few pictures as promised, just the next day. We are surely going to recommend Barefootdubai in our circle of friends and can’t wait to do an outdoor shoot once the weather gets pleasant.

  • The team at Barefoot Dubai are an absolute pleasure to work with! From the first enquiry up until photo delivery – we found ourselves in the most professional hands throughout the entire process. We booked the maternity and newborn bundle. Sapphire made us feel completely at ease for the bump shoot in the comfort of our own home, incorporated our own ideas in the photos and made some great suggestions with regards to setting, poses, light and accessories. We were thrilled to receive an extensive set of stunning images, which we keep looking at over and over and over again! Soon it will be time for the bump to pop, and we can’t wait to add photos of our little one to the already amazing collection. Thank you, Barefoot Dubai!

  • I had been searching for a good photographer for my baby girl for a while when I ran into the website of Barefootdubai. I was immediately impressed by the quality of their work as shown in their portfolio. I decided to contact them and they got back to me in no time. They were open and honest about their prices and what was included when you paid for the session, this was very impressive given that other photographers I contacted, didn’t quite disclose this information until 3-4 emails with continuous questions. The Barefoot Dubai team was always responsive and willing to address all my concerns. I really appreciated the fact that they are honest and upfront about their business, costs and packages. When it came time for the shoot two of their team members came to my home. They were excellent at handling my baby and they brought tons of different props for the pictures which I didn’t expect. They were able to capture very special images even though my baby was being quite fuzzy and distracted. They were incredibly patient and took their time to get the images right in between her crying spells. They also agreed to have my dog in the shoot which was very important for me. Overall it is my opinion that the services of Barefoot Dubai are of the highest quality and I do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is considering a newborn photo shoot.

  • Thank you barefoot team for the beautiful lifetime photos taken of my newborn daughter. You have certainly preserved a precious memory. Looking forward to more shoots to come!

  • Sapphire was an absolute blast to work with! It was our first ever photoshoot and we were wary as to how comfortable we would feel. Sapphire made us feel totally at ease, was very professional and even helped us with posing. You can tell she loves what she does, which is what you want in a photographer. I want to thank Barefoot for everything, we love our photos! We will definitely be booking you again!

  • From the moment we contacted Barefoot, we knew that we could trust Alex and the team. They were very professional and accommodating to our requests, responding to all my enquiries. We loved all the pictures we received and a big thank you to Sapphire for making it a fun photoshoot session; we had a wonderful time, lots of laughter and smiles. The pictures are just amazing, we both got many favorites ones. Great work Sapphire!!

    S.A. and J.K.
  • We had a lovely time at the photoshoot and Barefootdubai was perfect with us, making us feel very relaxed. When we got the photos sent through we were thrilled with the results! There were so many beautiful ones to choose from, and all looking so natural. We would thoroughly recommend Barefootdubai – professional from start to finish!

  • We had our photo shoot with Barefoot on Palace Beach so that we could have the great Burj Al Arab building in the background. It was very hot, (June) windy too and our 17 month old son wasn’t being very cooperative. After 20 minutes I was ready to quit and accept that the shoot was a failure. But Barefoot persevered and kept us motivated to try alternative photo set ups, angles and poses. I’m so glad they kept us on the beach because really they have produced a fantastic set of photographs. We’re leaving Dubai after six years and now we have the perfect farewell present.

    Sean and kirsty
  • The photoshoot from Barefoot Dubai is probably one of the best gifts I could give to our family. The Barefoot team have helped us preserve special memories in such amazing way, that we cannot help revisiting the pictures again and again and again! I would highly recommend Barefoot services to all those people who want special moments of life to be captured and you will be able to relish them for a lifetime!

    Pooja and Rishi
  • We really enjoyed our photo shoot and we loved every single photo. We were so eager to share them with our family. Everything was so smooth from booking the appointment, to the actual session and then receiving the images. We recommend Barefoot to all and we will definitely go for it again.

    Noor & Ali
  • My daughters are not the easiest of clients: they have a strong concept of what is cool and what is embarrassing, and they don’t take direction easily, particularly since their mother will display the images for perpetuity. They refused beach photos and the Burj Al Arab background. Barefoot were great. They booked their studio at a convenient time, and they were set up and ready to go when we arrived. Alex and Sapphire wasted no time in getting the girls organised and posing like professionals. It was an absolute win/win scenario: the girls relaxed and enjoyed themselves during the session, and the resulting photos reflect that. The pictures were sent to us very quickly afterwards and we were really pleased with them. I would really recommend Alex for any kind of family pictures: it was not just the technical abilities, but the easy-going, pleasant manner that helped to make the most of the situation and get the best out of the difficult models.

  • Barefoot delivered in seven days exactly as they promised. Not only did the images come out superb, but also my one year old had an incredible time at his cake smash. Its quite rare to find such fine professionalism in EVERYTHING – liaison, execution and delivery. Barefoot every time, hereafter!

  • It was a great experience having my three kids photographed by Barefoot – the team were really relaxed, so pictured my kids in their ‘natural’ state, exactly how I wanted them to be. I also love that you get all the photos delivered so conveniently for sharing in web resolution and printing in high resolution as well. I would most definitely recommend Barefoot.

  • Thank you so soooooo much for the pictures. They are all extremely beautiful. We appreciate the awesome work done by Barefoot and we will spread the word to all our friends and families. Alex is extremely patient and a truly wonderful guy to work with. You guys are a wonderful, professional team and we wish you continued success in your amazing work.

  • We would highly recommend Barefoot to anyone looking to have their special little one photographed. At the moment we are watching our gorgeous baby boy changing every day and our stunning Barefoot photographs mean we have a precious snapshot of him how he is right now. It is going to be unbelievably hard choosing which images we want to frame. At the moment we could have a whole wall dedicated to his first photoshoot! Thank you to the Barefoot team.

  • Thank you for my first photoshoot, for keeping me safe and sound, i will introduce you to my little brother/sister next time round!
    Baby Pranav, 14 days old.
    If you’ve had a baby you’ll know how chaotic those first few days are, but I’ll remember the photoshoot morning as one of the loveliest, almost spiritual experiences, thanks to the atmosphere Barefoot created for Pranav – I didn’t want them to leave! They are wonderful with babies, patient and happy to accommodate requests even if the official shoot time is over. Professional newborn shoot specialists and also a timely delivery – highly recommend Barefoot without a second thought.

    Rashi and Himanshu Sagar
  • We had fun doing the photo shoot with Alex. He was very professional the whole time and very patient in picturing our son. We certainly recommend Barefoot Dubai to capture those priceless family instants.

    Lila and Louai
  • Love all the images so much – thanks for capturing us so naturally! Also thank you for making us feel so comfortable… I normally hate having my photo taken but was completely comfortable and relaxed on this shoot. You must have sprinkled some magic dust in the air because no other photographer has been able to make me feel relaxed before.

    Louisa – Editor, Aquarius
  • Thanks so much to Barefoot for the amazing shoot. My parents loved the experience and we are delighted with the results! I have already been talking about Barefoot Photo shoots whenever I get the chance and hope to refer many more people to you.

  • We had one of Barefoot’s new Abra-Cadabra old Dubai romantic shoots. The general attention to detail and absolute focus on getting the perfect shot is what makes working with Barefoot so special. They genuinely care about their customers and focus on making you feel comfortable and relaxed also. We absolutely loved the unique pictures we received from our photo shoot and will be using them for our wedding website and save the dates.

    Sarah and Richard
  • Thanks to Barefoot Dubai, we now have stunning images of our 7 month-old precious girl, Raneem. We opted for the Home Studio Shoot, which resulted in capturing beautiful images of Raneem. ‏Barefoot were very professional in dealing with her and they went the extra mile to ensure that we had a memorable photography experience. We look forward to booking another photoshoot with them very soon.

    Hiba, Nawar and Raneem
  • We loved our pictures and the entire experience. Barefoot were so relaxed with our toddler and got some great shots in between the wiggling and chasing after him! The presentation of the photos was also really good and a great deal of thought went into the editing which made them just perfect. Highly recommended!

  • Going through 10 months pregnancy is a beautiful journey and with the superb photographer Sapphire at Barefoot capturing the special moment for us – the pair of ‘parents to be’ is forever memorable… We loved those professionally taken photographs at the beach with the images of us so casual and at ease, enjoying the stunning sunrise. When first time viewing these photos today, I felt so emotional, proud of going to be a mother, excited and happy to welcome our first baby to come. Looking back, it was my husband’s idea to have the special journey captured by a professional photographer for my pregnancy, delivery at hospital and new born and after we did quite a lot research, we are so pleased we chose Barefoot for a full package for these three special occasions and now we are so excited and look forward to the delivery day just around the corner. Thank you Sapphire, Alex and Barefoot.

  • Thank you Barefoot Dubai for our lovely pictures!! Michel loved his cake smash and we couldn’t be happier with the results… Barefoot was a joy to work with and captured some great memories for us.

    Sarah and Waseem
  • We have booked a photo shoot with Barefoot Dubai 2 weeks ago. Even before arriving to Dubai, Alex had contacted us by email and made sure that what is needed to be brought and what is going to be provided by him. The payment method was easy and convenient. We met Alex at the location of the shoot and he was so cooperative especially when dealing with our son (2 years old). Few days later, we have received the images and they were stunning. I would definitely recommend Barefoot Dubai to my family & friends due to the great experience we have enjoyed. We are looking forward for our next photo shoot with them soon.

    Turki & Najla, Saudi Arabia
  • We loved the whole service, from booking the shoot to receiving the pictures. Alex & Sapphire were great with dealing with a baby. They gave us time for taking breaks, kept the baby calm, and brought great props to use. The pictures were gorgeous. We would recommend them to anyone!

  • Thank you for our beautiful pictures – what a treasure they are! Sapphire was brilliant to work with. Her calm friendly demeanour was terrific with the kids, so she was able to capture the funny, loving, free-spirited side of them that we know as parents. Our photos are the perfect balance of professional suggestions of a variety of shots, but still fully-capturing the spontaneity that comes with small children being barefoot on the beach – achieving just what we wanted. Also a huge ‘Thank you’ to Alex, for working so hard to get final images to us as per the deadline needed. We look forward to working with you again!

    Cynthia and Gill
  • It was such an amazing photoshoot! We were really tensed about how it would go with our newborn… But Alex and Sapphire made us all extremely comfortable. Thank you Alex for catering to all our requests! The pictures came out amazing and we will cherish them for a lifetime! I highly recommend them!! worth every penny.

  • Thank you very much for the beautiful pictures! We all really enjoyed the family shoot we had with Alex, it was a special moment. We found him very professional and patient. He always tried to satisfy the best our needs. I would highly recommend Barefoot to anyone who wants to capture maternity or family images.

  • Thank you to Alex and Sapphire for capturing such amazing photos with such great imagination. They turned out great despite the most humid and windy afternoon ever! Ended up with a beautiful sunset background. Really quite special and over the moon with the results! Thanks guys for keeping my kids interested and capturing shots I had never envisaged. So pleased with the service from start to finish too.

  • Thank you for our lovely photos we absolutely love them!! We had so much fun taking the pictures on the Beach. Alex made us feel very relaxed and comfortable. We were allowed to bring our creativity to the shoot and Alex captured a very memorable time for us in Dubai. He is very professional, creative and open minded. I highly recommend Barefoot Dubai for capturing those priceless moments. We booked a 1 hour slot and received all our images in Art, Colour, Black & White and Sepia!

    Ria & Bejan
  • If you have a baby then we would highly recommend the package where Barefoot come to your home and set up a studio. Our 7 month old baby James was far more relaxed being at home, which meant more smiles (helped by Alex’s never-ending ability to make James laugh!) and the convenience of being able to give him time out when necessary (a quick feed or nappy change). It meant James was happy throughout the shoot. Alex and Sapphire are also full of ideas for the shots – it’s clear that they have plenty of experience. But, most importantly of all, we loved the final result – the photos. The fact that you’re given the color, b/w and sepia photos is a really nice touch. We plan to do a beach photo shoot when James can walk.

    Sean, Kirsty and James
  • My family and I were very pleased with the way Alex and Sapphire managed the photoshoot. They were professional at their work, but at the same time very patient and warm towards my 8 day old nephew Aryan. Barefoot is exceptionally good at their work and I would happily recommend them.

  • Thanks a lot Alex for the beautiful pictures. They are just amazing!!! Every single moment you have captured is just priceless for us. Highly recommended for everyone!!!! Can’t wait for the weather to get better for another photo shoot on the beach!

  • We booked a 4 month baby shoot with Sapphire from Barefoot Dubai for our daughter. We found her to be extremely professional, patient and thoughtful when she visited our home, where she captured some outstanding shots of our daughter which we will treasure forever. We would not hesitate to recommend Barefoot to anyone who wants to capture their family’s special moments.

    Gemma Plowman
  • My family had the most amazing time in Dubai on our Family vacation. We were overjoyed to capture this experience in images that will last forever. Truly priceless! Barefoot was excellent in every way. I recommend it to anyone looking to capture precious moments.

    The Kornegay Family
  • The family shoot was the first for our family, and immediately after Barefoot delivered the images, our social media channels were crowded with comments from people admiring the amazing captured moments. It was a delight shooting with Sapphire from Barefoot Dubai and an experience worth repeating and recommending to friends.

    Nacho and family
  • Excellent images of my 1 month old daughter!! I would definitely be scheduling more shoots and would highly recommend to my friends!! Superb client service. It took me less than a minute to schedule the shoot.

    Kamna and Dheeraj
  • We have been extremely satisfied with both the service and the quality of the photographs that Barefoot shot for us. We are unfamiliar with Dubai and got a little lost on our way to the photo-shoot, but the photographer (Sapphire) happily waited another half an hour and made sure that we got all the shots we wanted. Really good experience!

    Lasse and family
  • Thank you so much for being so patient with Mansour, you were great with him and very professional dealing with the whole photoshoot! The pictures are so lovely! Can’t wait to show them to the rest of the family and I will be definitely recommending you to everyone I know.

    Alia and Mansour
  • The Photos look brilliant and very well taken, so professional. We were lucky to be recommended to go with you and will always recommend Barefoot to whoever concerned. I don’t want also to forget the excellent exceptional attitude of Ms Sapphire.

    Muadh and Norah
  • Action speaks louder than words and that’s what we experienced during the photo-shoot of our twins with Alex and Sapphire. Amazing clicks are just the end product of how comfortable Alex made our little ones feel during the shoot and hats off to their patience working with twins. Go for Barefoot – Alex. Highly recommend!!!

    Naziya and Naushad
  • Our pre-wedding photo shoot with Barefoot couldn’t be more fun and relaxing; everyone who sees the images asks who the photographer was, amazing service at a reasonable price – one to recommend!

    George and Joanne
  • We were made at ease and comfortable from the beginning and the photographs are exactly what we were looking for. Barefoot was very accommodating with regards to location and timings. You will definitely not be disappointed!

    Katy and Paul
  • Dubai became part of our life and with the help of Alex it is already a cherished memory for years to come. It was a day to remember and Dato our 4-year-old son keeps pushing us to go for more photo shoots now, thanks to Alex! He was great with him and we are looking forward to meeting him in future!

  • Having had a few family shoots in the past, this was by far the most relaxing and easy morning in the park. The kids had a great time, Barefootdubai really captured their personalities without them even realising. A great keepsake of those precious moments all for a very reasonable price. Amazing – one to recommend.

  • Just seen some sample shots for a family beach shoot, that was won as a prize on my website www.mamaknowsdubai.com – They are fab, and delighted to have given the family such a great Dubai memory, they look great – nice work!

  • The barefoot Dubai product was perfect for what I wanted – a fun, short, affordable and professional photography session. Alex made us feel comfortable from the outset.

  • We had great fun taking our pre-wedding photographs with Alex in Dubai… The slot was only 1 hour but honestly we had the best pictures and great memory, totally worth every penny… Highly recommend!!

  • Baring all when you are pregnant is a pretty scaring prospect, but Alex just makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable – he captured some really beautiful shots of the bump and my family and I really couldn’t be happier with the outcome.  Memories to really treasure forever.

  • I was really self conscious at the start of my maternity shoot but Alex was so enthusiastic and encouraging and had lots of great ideas. It really made me feel amazing and the images he took were absolutely gorgeous.

  • Anyone considering a Barefoot photoshoot, choose Alex, you will not be
    disappointed. We love our photos so much!

    Julie Graham
  • I really like the fact that you give the hi-res pictures as a download link as part of the deal I’ve heard that other photographers only give you one print.

  • A relaxed and casual morning, and the resulting pictures are great!
    They are now huge canvases on our walls and look so good.

  • This was a great birthday gift for my sister and her family, they loved the
    experience and the photos have pride of place in their lounge.

  • I love the pictures, they are amazing, you were awesome! We had lots of fun
    and the session was great.

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