Family & Couples Gallery

“Family:  Where life begins & love never ends…” – Anon

Thank you for visiting Victoria Akbik Photography; a Lifestyle Family Photographer available for on-location child, couple, family, engagement, maternity, newborn and children’s Birthday party photography. My tagline is “Capturing moments to celebrate life & love…”, and quite simply, that’s what I aim to do.

I love having family & couples sessions and thrive on witnessing all those magical little moments and interactions within a family or between a couple. The individual dynamics are different with everyone I meet, and I genuinely love to get the best out of each & every the session. I like a very natural, lifestyle approach to my family and couple sessions… Never forced – with plenty of laughs and fun.

My outdoor family & couples sessions are held in the early morning or late afternoon to maximize the beautiful light.

For the majority of the session, I will prompt you and your family members to interact with each other. You will never hear me ask you to “Say cheese!” Don’t feel pressured to sit a certain way or make a certain face. I will always aim for some photos of everyone looking and smiling at the camera but that is generally not what I build a session around. My approach to photography is informal and relaxed.

I love natural light (sometimes with a little fill-flash), and natural settings, and my goal is to see how I can catch you and your family naturally. I like to document those gorgeous little details – as well as the ‘big picture’. I want to find out about you and see what makes your family tick; this is how I capture your personalities, true emotions and unique dynamic. But remember, we’re aiming to have lots of fun & laughter and capture you living life to the full here in Abu Dhabi.

Flat-Rate Photography:

I realise that many of my Clients will be leaving the UAE in the future so I believe in providing digital files of your session.  This means that you are able to print as you choose from your portfolio of photographs – without having to contact or incur extra costs from me.

For this reason, I opted to be a flat-rate photographer so your photography package cost includes:

  • Flash disk or CD with an album of at least 30 high–resolution, print-ready, beautiful images of your session
  • Carefully hand-edited & adjusted for skin blemishes, exposure, brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, etc.
  • Presented in a creative combination of colour, black & white, sepia etc.
  • Includes a set of low-resolution, screen-ready watermarked versions of your images for online or email sharing
  • Photographer signed print release for all your images

Please get in touch to enquire about package rates & get talking to book your family or couples photography session and capture your own special Abu Dhabi moments in time…

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Website. If you enjoy my work, your Likes, Comments and Shares are ALWAYS welcome and very much appreciated! Don’t forget to check out more of my work on Instagram, my Facebook Page and my Pinterest Boards… And you can even follow me on Twitter!

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Hello, my name is Victoria and I am a lifestyle family photographer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  For me, photography is an essential way to preserve priceless memories and freeze moments in life. Time is all too fleeting and before we know it, the years pass by and we look back and wonder where the time went. We can’t stop time, but maybe – if I had a super power – that is what I’d wish for.  Our best chance is to document our lives so we have a window into our past that we can visit whenever we like. I find so much joy in using my skills to create priceless memories for others. It challenges my mind and breathes energy into my soul.  I celebrate freezing those moments to capture not only the big picture, but also the beautiful details and time-capsule minutiae, to celebrate the love and connections within family and kinship.


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