We have met people all the way from London, Vietnam and the United States, from all countries of the world and we love making new friends with those of you flying in locally from other GCC areas, as well as the UAE, to shoot with us.

Have a look here to see some of the great things you are saying about us. Thank you!!

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What they’re saying


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! Nilufar

Anna (Charlie)

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. Diana

Claudia Testimonial

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! Claudia


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. Sophia

Areej Testimonial

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! Areej


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! Priscilla


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! Wendy

Sean n Kirsty Testimonial 2

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

Pooja Testimonial

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

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