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meet the team

Meet Natalie and Lianne, The Photo Club founders, photography teachers, the PR team, the accountants, marketers, web designers, social media managers, compliance and business set up specialists, the IT support, customer relations specialists...the list is endless and between them, they do it all!

In addition to being wonderful Photo Club teachers they run their freelance photography businesses PLUS the commercial photography company, '"Wild Child".

Natalie Robinson from The Photo Club UAE

Natalie Robinson

Co-founder & photography teacher

Natalie has a BSc in Geography and an MA in Environment and Development studies. Natalie's background is in learning and development; previously working in London in various training, development and graduate recruitment positions both in retail and law.


Natalie is originally from the UK and moved to Dubai in 2010. She started her photography journey in 2012 and has built a successful family photography business.


Natalie was shortlisted at the annual Time Out Dubai Kids Awards for ‘Best Maternity / Family photographer in Dubai’ in 2019 and became a Click Community Click Pro in 2020.

Natalie has three children who keep her super-busy when she’s not shooting other people’s families. She is addicted to self-development and in her spare time can be found listening and learning from others; then practicing and experimenting creatively with her camera. She loves her beagles, breakfast of any kind, the beach at sunset and regularly gets itchy feet for travelling somewhere new.


Lianne Dawes

Co-founder & photography teacher

Lianne has been a photographer for over 14 years. After graduating from University in the UK with a degree in photography, she moved to Dubai in 2008 and studied for a degree in Psychology whist working as a nursery teacher and behaviour therapist for children with Autism and developmental delays.


Lianne then went on to combine her two loves (photography and working with children) and established her very successful family photography business, dinkyheart photography, in 2011.


In her spare time Lianne is studying towards an MA in Psychology and is mama to Ede and her two dogs, Maisy and Obi.  When not photographing families or studying, Lianne’s greatest photography passion is ‘epic landscapes’ and you will find her Instagram peppered with dreamily edited wide open images of places in the UAE and abroad. She loves ice-cold lattes, spending time in her garden and travelling – current favourite places include Goa and Sri Lanka.

Lianne Dawes from The Photo Club UAE
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