My passion for photography started as an avid backpacker off the beaten track. I still love exploring new places and corners of the city I live in but once I became a mom, I started specializing in family photography. I'm passionate about capturing authentic moments and feelings. My photography style is bright, natural and timeless. I love back-lit images and movement shots!
- My background is in Criminology but life took another turn - many other turns in fact! I've lived in five countries in the last 15 years, and am a trained ESL teacher and proud mom of two gorgeous small boys.
- I definitely couldn't live without family, friends, sports and coffee.
- I'm hopeless in the kitchen!
Favourite Place to Shoot in Dubai
For me, the desert is just magical!
Akemi can shoot any length at beach locations or Miracle Garden, but requires a 60-minute minimum booking for downtown Dubai, Old Dubai, and desert locations. Desert locations may also require an additional travel fee.
Pricing starts at $250 USD for a 30-minute vacation shoot
Customer Love for Akemi
"Akemi was GREAT to work with!" - Sandra
"We love the work with Akemi,we had so much fun and the results are amazing." - Charisma
"Akemi was such a sweet and fun photographer!! The pictures came out amazing and she was very helpful!" - Yusra
"Akemi was amazing, extremely friendly and Incredibly talented. She ran around us while directing us and snapping pictures. We absolutely love all of the pictures!" - Melissa
"Better that I could have ever imagined. Akemi know exactly what will look great on a picture, she is funny, helpful, extremely professional and super creative. What a joy to have her as our photographer, she really knows her stuff!!" - Denise
"This is the second time we’ve chosen Akemi. We are thrilled with the moments she captured. She made the walk through shoot so simple and fun even with a baby and toddler. " - Juliana
"Akemi was absolutely amazing. Super friendly, helpful and happy, we had an instant connection and felt so good having her around us. She knows exactly how to get the best out of you and she knows what will look stunning on your photos. Akemi is incredibly skilled with the camera, her tipps and suggestions are extremely helpful, she is creative, fun and has brilliant ideas. Our photos are breathtakingly beautiful, we are so grateful to have booked the shooting with her, having the best couple shots ever made from us." - Denise
"Akemi was amazing to work with! She's laid back, fun and professional! She made the experience enjoyable and the finished product was incredible!" - Kristine
"Akemi has a really positive vibe, she makes us feel comfortable and also gave us tips on how to get the best shot." - Cam
“Akemi is a wonderful photographer and very easy to work with. The photos she took of our engagement at the Miracle Garden were simply fantastic!” – Christine & Clement
"Akemi is really amazing. She made us feel relaxed for the whole shoot and the kids had a lot of fun too." - Jil
"Akemi is an absolute pleasure to work with, and a true master of her craft. The photos are absolutely breathtaking!" - Alexa