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Hi! My name is Emma and I’m a licensed, family lifestyle photographer. I'm originally from England, and now based in Dubai – although I travel regularly to UK and Switzerland where I have a few loyal clients (and some dearly loved family and friends, which is always a bonus!)

I’m a Canon shooter, who loves sniffing her cats and is obsessed by their little nose breaths. I can’t sing, I have a phobia about public-speaking but will happily chat to anyone who will listen. As many friends can attest to! I love kids, and their attitude – they always crack me up. I’m known as Aunty Freak to my nieces (affectionately, I promise!), Aunty Em and Aunty Rum (ahem!) to many gorgeous godchildren. I take my role as Godparent – and Oddparent (I’m really not making this up!) very seriously! I’m obsessed by the colour green in all its glorious tones, but I have a real allergy to magnolia and won’t tolerate it anywhere in my home. 

I’m a self-taught photographer. It has always been my passion and after a couple of decades of shooting for a hobby, I opened my first photography company in Kenya, 2012, as PICHAcurious. Moving to Dubai and choosing to specialize in family and lifestyle photography lead to Emma Staples Photography, which focuses on maternity, newborn, children and families. My style is very informal and relaxed. I love observing family moments, and often prefer the more candid ones that come after ‘the shot’. I don’t like to pose, stylize or interfere too much during the shoot – I like to see how families interact and capture those intimate looks, jokes and moments.

I feel like I’m living the dream. I get to spend fun hours with families exploring this wonderful Emirate. It’s like being part of your family for a few hours. I get to laugh alongside you, (as usually working with children is wonderfully unpredictable!), witness the most intimate of moments, and I feel very lucky to be able to capture and preserve these special memories for you. I want to capture YOUR family life, and show it in the most natural way possible.

As a location photographer I come to you – whether that’s at your home or one of your favourite places in the city, park, beach or desert.

More details of my packages can be found under PACKAGES, but if you want something more bespoke I’m more than happy to create something unique.

Before any shoot we’ll chat so that I can get a sense of what you and your family’s life is like, as well as what you want from the photo shoot.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in TOUCH. I would love to hear from you.

Love, Emma ♡