Product Photography

I love photographing details, products, jewellry and a pretty set of crockery.

My love for stylings comes from my background of being an architect and my love for vintage from when I did a specialisation in Italy restoring old buildings.

I love putting some nice pieces together, adding a vintage touch, making them as pretty as possible and letting the magic happen.I love adding fresh flowers as it always makes everything prettier and romantic.

Below is a collection of some of the work I have done for brands in the UAE, both styling and photographing. The vintage props used are from my personal collection of antiques that I have been collecting over the years (and I am very proud of).


For the Love of Music

Once again my love for vintage, pretty in pink and flowers inspired me for a dreamy soft shoot.

Myself and my very talented friend Monica got our brains together and produced a styled shoot called ” For the Love of Music”.

I used many of my antiques props and my background in styling to produce this shoot. Together with many of my favourite wedding vendors in Dubai.

A series of love stories that is being publish on Joelle’s blog, from My Lovely Wedding.

I feel so happy to be able to express my art and my emotions through photos, and I hope you enjoy seeing the images, as much as I enjoyed creating them and photographing.

 

Photography, styling and props: Paula Scalco 
HMUA, story and concept: Monica  MHG Beauty 
Blog: Joelle – My Lovely Wedding www.mylovelywedding.com
Dress and Accessories: Vanila Wedding Boutique
Mini Portraits: The Party
Flowers: The Flowerful Project 
Cake and Cookies: Lashaante Bakery lashaante_bakery
Model: Courtney
Violin: Paddyman music

 


Alice in Wonderland – Wedding styled shoot

I love everything that is mystical, sweet, pretty and dreamy.

And since I was a kid, I always loved all the Disney films and stories. After 30 years, it seems that nothing have changed! My favourite colours are still pink and baby blue, and I still imagine myself as a Princess sometimes!

So, together with many talented vendors in Dubai, a magical shoot was put together! I could not be happier with the result. And I am pretty sure many grown up girls like me, would love to have a wedding day like this!

Enjoy the images and dream on…

 

You can check the features here:

List of our lovely Vendors:

Styling / planning: Theweddinghaven
Photography @paula.scalco and @joemaldeaphoto
HMUA @blushbeautyinc
Cake @niceribbonatelier
Flowers @firenzeflora
Stationary @creativeboxdubai
Signage @_the_party
Bridal gowns @thebridalshowroomdubai
Rentals @partysocialuae
Venue @poloclubdubai
Models @tamarapauny and @rafacegon


Tropical Bliss in The desert

A perfect location,some amazing Dubai vendors. The Wedding Haven’s vision brought to life in this Tropical Bliss … in the Desert styled shoot! Enjoy the beautiful colours, a real couple in love and the soft photos!

 

Creative Direction & Styling: The Wedding Haven

Photographer: Paula Scalco

Hair and Make-Up: Monica by MHG Beauty

Flowers: Firenze Flora

Stationary: Design by Louma

Signage Text: E-Walls Studio

Headpiece: ANAQA

Bridal Dress: The Bridal Showroom Dubai

Venue: PER AQUUM Desert Palm

Cake: Sugarology

Rentals: Party Social

 

Featured:

 

www.wedding-haven.com

www.knotsvilla.com

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White, green & orchids

When a group of creative Dubai vendors get together, and a beautiful photo shoot comes to live!

On this styled shoot, the colours white, gold and green were used to make a simple and stylish set up. Enjoy the photos <3

 

Featured on:

www.cakeandlaceblog.com

 

Lovely Vendors:

Photography: PAULA SCALCO PHOTOGRAPHY

Event Planner: THE WEDDING HAVEN

Florist: BLOSSOM TREE DUBAI

Decor: THE PARTY

Rentals: PARTY SOCIAL

Venue: FOUR SEASONS DUBAI

Stationery: CREATIVE BOX DUBAI

Wedding Dress: VANILA STUDIO

Cake: LITTLE MISS CUPCAKES

Hair & Makeup: MHG BEAUTY

 


The Vintage Soul Bride

When you photograph your dream bride; with a vintage look that brings you back in time.

In this photo session I was able to dream and incorporate so many elements that I love. I styled it with some vintage objects that I collect, and my love for antique can be seen. The back light was magical and let me put that extra soft and dream look in the photos, that I always look for.

Together with a dream team, magic happened! Monica from MHG beauty did the perfect hair and make up, and recreated perfectly a glamorous vintage look, with a modern twist. Vanila Wedding Boutique provided the most perfect Helen Miller  dress and beautiful accessories. Green and white flowers by Flowers Blossom Tree were so fresh and perfect for this shoot. The blog is up on the always lovely My lovely wedding Blog.

I hope you enjoy as much as I do. So put your vinyl on, turn the volume up and enjoy it.

 

Featured on: My Lovely Wedding www.mylovelywedding.com

Photography & styling: Paula Scalco Photography

Hair and Make up & concept: Monica MHG beauty

Dress and accessories: Vanila Studio

Flowers: Blossom tree Dubai


Rock box

I took part in this amazing project of the launch of  a new brand called Rock Box www.getrockbox.com

The shoot took place in the amazing and very exclusive hotel Zaya Nurai Hotel in Abu Dhabi www.zayanuraiisland.com. The place is like a magical Island and the boat drive to get to the hotel is unbelievable. The private villa with its own pool and modern decor was the perfect setting for the photos.

Hair and makeup on the bride and bridesmaids models were beautifully done by lovely Monica www.mhgbeauty.com

Flowers were provided by the always amazing Firenze Flora, that carefully choose greens and bright colours    www.firenzeflora.com

 


Wedding in Muscat – M & T

At the beginning of the year, I had an honor to photograph a lovely couple, in one of the prettiest locations I have been.              The wedding took place in Muscat, Oman. So I flown from Dubai to join my colleague Tara Atkinson to shoot this dream wedding.The hotel that the bride and groom choose is the beautiful and traditional Al Bustan Ritz Carlton. The colours were soft and the bouquet was amazing, matching the bride`s beautiful off white dress.Wishing the lovely couple Manar and Tony, a wedding as perfect and enchanting as their wedding day.

 

 

 


Green Dream – Bridal Session

 

This session has so many nice details and inspiration, and was carefully tought by each vendor that particpated.

If, like me, you love cute things, pastel colours and flowers, I am sure you will love the photos below!

Every single detail was carefully tought by each vendor that participated.

My vision was to do a simples, rustic and femini photo shoot. And everyone involved made it possible. The bride model Katie and her bright green eyes were enhanced by the amazing make up by talented Louise. She also did a romantic and loose hair style.

The Flower Market opened their shop doors, and prepared the most gorgeousgreenary flower set up and a lovely fresh flower bouquet.  Aquae Jewels came along with some elegant and chic jewelry. They are so beutiful and made the photos look even more elegant.

The_party created the cutest pastel colours ring boxes. With lovely saying and engraving. Also some wooden keys that gave a special touch. To close with a golden key, the amazing white bridal gown from The Bridal showroom! That will make every bride feel like a real princess on her big day.

All my vision came together, and was captured with my amazing Fujifilm Kit!

I used both XT1 and the new XT2 to capture the images. A combination of lenses (60mm, 56mm, 23mm) was used. And also my cute and pink Intas Mini 8! It always bring a nice touch to any event.

 

Photography: Paula Scalco

Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique

Flower set-up & Venue: The Flower Market

Gown: The Bridal Showroom

Jewellery Boxes & Signages: The Party

Jewellery: Aquae Jewels

 

Featured on:

The Louise Monique


Tea Party at Sponthiphoria

As you can imagine by my website, I love everything that is pink, sweet & vintage.

So I was over the moon to get to photograph this cute Afternoon Tea session, in one of my favourite places in Dubai – Spontiphoria Boutique & Cafe.

An afternoon tea with the girls is always a good idea! Specially when you get pampered first, and have your hair done! After you can chitchat and enjoy all the details. Beautiful cakes, delicate wooden toppers and cute table decoration.  All complimented by vintage books, fresh flowers and the most beautiful mix of crockery!

Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed spending an afternoon in this hidden gem of Dubai <3

Photography: Paula Scalco Photography

Location, cakes and sweet treats:  Sponthiphoria

Wooden cake toppers: The Party

Hair stylist: My Be Bar