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

 


Vintage “Love Letters” Styled Shoot

My love for vintage, pretty things and pink just keeps growing everyday.

I have a burgeoning collection of antique props and I am so happy to have used my darling typewriter that I bought from an auction in Ireland <3

I styled and photographed this beautiful photo shoot, together with some of my friends and colleagues from Dubai’s wedding industry. Monica www.mhgbeauty.com is responsible for the “plot” of the “Love Letters” shoot and for the amazing hair and make up.

Vanila studio www.vanilastudio.ae provided the gorgeous bridal dress, veil and accessories. They always have the right dress for the right occasion and type of wedding. Blossom Tree www.blossomtreedubai.com created the perfect bouquet for this shoot.

You can read more about the shoot and this love history on My lovely Wedding blog

www.mylovelywedding.com/love-letters-a-blog-by-monica-at-mhg-beauty

 

 


Wedding Hassan & Zainab – Desert Palm

What a pleasure to photograph Hassan & Zainab`s wedding. A lovely couple, that choose to do a local Emirati wedding with a twist. A gorgeous outdoor wedding that took place at the beautiful Desert Palm hotel, in Dubai. The planning was done by the amazing team of The Purple Chair, that created a rustic chic decoration, with beautiful colours. The flowers were abundant and many wooden elements were used. The cherry on the top: the kosha! One of the prettiest I have ever seen. Wishing this amazing couple a future live together,as pretty as they are <3

 


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

 


Autumn wedding – Rixos The Palm

My favourite season of the year is Autumn. When winter is arriving and all the colours in  nature are so beautiful and deep.

A group of talented vendors in Dubai got together to bring all these beautiful tones and colours to a beautiful wedding set up.

Get inspired and enjoy.

 

 

Lovely Dubai vendors❤️
Planning/styling: @theweddinghaven
Photography: @paula.scalco
Venue: @rixosthepalmdubai
Video: @lovespelldxb
Flowers: @blossomtree_wedding
Hair: @steve_wahab
Makeup: @thelouisemonique
Rentals: @partysocialuae Signage: @_the_party @decallicious
Linens: @tabletopsevents_ae
Dress: @thebridalshowroomdubai
Assistant planner: @noha_sharaf
Stationery: @creativeboxdubai


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

 


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

 


Couple Shoot – Winter Dream – Vitoria & Tiago

Dubai has beautiful winters…! And what a better way to celebrate love than a winter sunset at the Beach! The lovely couple Vitoria and Tiago are very stylish and have a love for folk and dark colours. So I choose a theme that would suite their style! And the cherry on top, a guitar, an antique camera and hot chocolate with mellows! Just fall in love with it…