Jacqui Nightscales

I’m a South African photographer based in Dubai who strives to capture the essence of life. Passion and client satisfaction is what drives me to create the perfect portrait. Whether I photograph your engagement, wedding, maternity, family or newborn session - I will always be looking for THE moment that will make your heart smile forever.

Jacqui Nightscales

I’m a South African photographer based in Dubai who strives to capture the essence of life. Passion and client satisfaction is what drives me to create the perfect portrait. Whether I photograph your engagement, wedding, maternity, family or newborn session - I will always be looking for THE moment that will make your heart smile forever.

Sessions with me

Photography is the only thing that I’ve ever wanted to do. It challenges me and excites me at the same time. Straight after school, I started doing darkroom courses and began developing my own film and printing my own images. I went on to study photography full time for 3 years and have been loving my craft for the last 15 years. My primary passion is people. I love capturing the essence of someone. Those natural smiles, spontaneous looks and the moments that unfold during a shoot keep me loving what I do. I really can’t imagine doing anything else. My camera is an extension of me and it’s those moments that are magical for me.

I want my clients to feel completely at ease with me. I know how difficult it is to be in front of a camera. I have years of experience directing people. I will tell you what to do, then let it happen naturally from there.

I photograph many different genres of people. From babies, to weddings to corporates and events. Each is very different but my style remains the same.

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Email me for my packages and availability
jacqui@nightscalesphotography.com

Family sessions:

As a natural light photographer, I don’t have a studio but prefer to bring moments to life in a relaxed, natural setting. I have various locations that I love to shoot at, because I know they work, they capture the essence of Dubai, and I know that your family can relax and have fun. It’s all about the moments. I want to capture the little things that make your family quirky, those moments that mean the most, those little things that your children do now that they will have outgrown in a year’s time. I photograph my sessions at sunrise or sunset, whichever is best for your family and children’s sleeping habits. After our session together, I put together a private online gallery with a password, for you to view the images we took, and choose your favorites. Because I know what makes a great photograph, you know that special photo that touches your heart – so the final choice is yours. I do not share any images without permission.

Maternity sessions: 

I’d love to capture this exciting time and celebrate how beautiful you are. I love pregnant bellies – it’s a celebration of womanhood! Ideally sessions are photographed between around 30-35 weeks when tummies are rounder but you can still feel comfortable. For me, having a baby isn’t just about the mum. Whether it’s your first child and mum and dad are just so excited to meet their little bundle, or it’s your fourth child and all the siblings can’t wait to meet their new brother or sister. It’s about family. It’s about those relationships. It’s about love. I want all that love to show in the photo’s, that anticipation, that excitement. I do have a selection of maternity gowns for mum to choose from if she’d like to wear one.  As a natural light photographer, I don’t have a studio but prefer to bring moments to life in a relaxed, natural setting. I have various locations that I love to shoot at, because I know they work, they capture the essence of Dubai, and I know that your family can relax and have fun. After our session together, I put together a private online gallery with a password, for you to view the images we took, and choose your favorites. Because I know what makes a great photograph, you know that special photo that touches your heart – so the final choice is yours. I do not share any images without permission.

Newborn sessions:

Newborn babies are best captured 7-10 days after birth when they are still very sleepy. I will treat your little bundle with the greatest of care. I’ve au-paired and done summer camps because I just love children! Each little baby that I meet is just perfect. I marvel at their little features – the little fingers and toes, the little pout – just pure baby goodness! I want to capture the essence of your baby, without all the distracting props. Props will go in and out of fashion. I try to keep my images as timeless as possible. I do use accessories, but only when they emphasize how adorable your little one is.

Corporate and events:

Please contact me with your requirements. I have photographed The Fifa Under 17 World Cup, Pink Caravan, Tennis events and openings, Business magazine covers, CEO portraits and brochures, Restaurant openings, fashion shows, VIP tour groups and private shoots for the government and Sheikh’s – please get in touch with me. I’d love to hear from you.

  • An amazing photographer!!! You never imagine the pictures would look this amazing until you see them. She made the shooting so much fun l and tried everything to make my Mila smile and it worked!! Thanks a lot Jacqui for the brilliant photographer and person you are…’ -Amani Islambouli

  • Jacqui is a professional photographer and a great person to meet.  She would do anything just to capture the perfect moment. She is SweeT, PaTient, CarinG, LoVinG.. Will definitely do another photo session with her in the future.’ -Hiba Al-khaldi 

  • I just want to say a very big thank you to Jacqui for her amazing hard work on our maternity and newborn pictures of Illiana. She’s a fantastic lady who’s so easy to get along with and approchable, a trait so important for a photographer who is taking such intimate pictures of one of the most special and important parts of your life. She goes above and beyond the call of duty working extra long hours to get that perfect shot. A perfectionist who certainly achieves just that – perfection. Can’t wait to see more of you Jacqui as we’ll be looking to you always for our family photography! Thanks for capturing these unforgettable moments for us xxx’  –Desiree Schmucker

  • Best photographer, best character! No one in the world is as kid and family friendly as she is! Want great pictures? I def think she is the way!’ – Julie Bartzik

  • Jacqui is AMAZING! Every picture is absolutly perfect and always has that WOW effect. I have never met someone so dedicated and professional, she will do anything to get your perfect shot.’ -Tracey Tops

Blog

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Mar 4th, 2015 Outdoor maternity session in Dubai | Connie & Gavin

Doesn’t Connie’s henna look absolutely beautiful? These 2 love birds have been together for 10 years. A long time ..

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Mar 4th, 2015 How to photograph a family of 6 – the Wall Morris Family

After a session is finished, everyone is supposed to ooh and ahh at my photo’s – well I’m hoping they do anyway. It’s ..

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Mar 4th, 2015 Excitement of baby Zoe’s arrival – Mark & Mae – Maternity session at Bab Al Shams

Mark is also a photographer, not the same field as me, but the pressure was still on for me. I know if he’s anything like ..

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Tel: 00971 (0) 558093908

I am based in Dubai, but am available for travel world wide. Please get in touch with me for any questions that you may have.

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