About me

Creating art from my heart

Hi there!

My name is Ali, I am a professional lady wedding photographer, Mum to 8 children and Nanna to 4 gorgeous Grandchildren.

Everyone who knows me, knows that family time is very important to me. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I'm a sucker for Dad jokes haha.

When we aren't at home, my family and I love to go hill walking around Lancashire, spending time to just stop and enjoy the natural beauty around us. Waterfalls, Castles, Abbey's and Gardens up and down the country, and my hometown in Kent, are just some of my favourite places to be. Walmer Castle, in Kent, has the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen!

I love all things artsy and crafty, including portrait photography, all skills that have been passed down from my parents.

My style of photography is emotive and relaxed. Of course, there will always be the odd posed shot, but, I try to keep those to a minimum and make them look as natural and as unposed as possible. I have learned, over the years, that natural shots lead to a stress free experience.

Some of my favourite places to take pictures are at the Ornamental Gardens, Ashton Gardens, the Beach and Sand Dunes, (this is usually where I end up falling over haha), all of which are right on my doorstep! I am so lucky to live in Lytham St Annes. It's such a beautiful, well kept, town.

If you have enjoyed looking through my work, and you feel that you would like me to capture some memories for you, please get in touch with me. If I don't answer my phone, I'm not ignoring you … honest 😉 I'm probably busy with a client … please leave me a message, a text message, a whatsapp message or drop me an email. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

SERVICES

I want to remember every minute of it.

Wedding Photography

My aim is to capture your special day as inconspicuously to you as possible. Capturing emotions that are going on around you, tender moments and details, things you may have missed on the day. Therefore I like to keep posed shots to a minimum, leaving you to relax and enjoy your special day.

Portrait Photography

Coming from a large family, and having a large family myself, I realise how time flies by so fast. One minute you are holding your baby in your arms and the next, your baby is having a baby of their own. This is the reason why I feel so passionate about capturing every precious moment possible.

TESTIMONIALS

Fabulous, lasting memories

  • We had a lovely photo experience.
    Alison was ever so patient with our 6 month old daughter and didn't mind waiting while we settled and fed her. We didn't feel rushed or stressed which we were very grateful for. It was nice to have the photos done in our own home, in familiar surroundings.
    We had numerous poses done and we are very pleased with the end results.

    Alison & Tony

  • I adore the pictures that Alison has taken of me and my daughter. The whole experience was so magical.

    Alison made us feel relaxed and comfortable, we had lot of fun while Alison was snapping away, my daughter really warmed to Alison as she made such an effort to make my daughter feel at ease. We had lots of giggles while my daughter was dressing up as a princess and posing for her pictures.

    Alison had some amazing creative ideas, a lovely and very talented lady, you can really tell her heart is in the work she does.

    The end result, the pictures are simply astonishing, I am so pleased with the whole experience, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and I will be recommending Alison to everyone.

    Colette Mazzola

  • With Alison, it is not purely a photograph, she is capturing of a really magical moment in your life.

    Alison's passion and dedication for 'getting the shot that matters' for you, is at the heart of her photography.

    There aren't many who can make you feel at total ease and have your best interests at heart. Mixed with her expertise in photography - you really do get that picture - making you feel totally special.

    Alison has a multitude of ideas of her own, but she also listens and does her absolute best to incorporate yours into her photographs.

    Alison took pictures of my first grandchild and I am extremely in awe of them - never to be had again. Thank you!

    Deenario

  • I have been wanting some special photos of myself and my daughter Zahra for years but have always felt that I didn't take a 'good' picture but eventually plucked up the courage to ask Alison to take some for us.

    It was the best thing I've ever done and Alison has finally convinced me that I really do take a 'good' picture! The whole afternoon was a lovely, relaxed experience in my own home.

    I placed myself in Ali's hands and she created a whole set of lovely pictures of me, of Zahra, and both of us together.

    From the moment Alison arrived she gave us the confidence to be ourselves in front of the camera, and gave me one of the best days I've ever had with my daughter.

    I will certainly be having another set done in the near future and I have every confidence that they will be just as beautiful as these!

    Thank you Alison, you have a wonderful eye and I can't recommend you enough.

    Dot & Zahra

  • We asked Alison to take photographs of us and our "bump" and we so thrilled with the quality of the shots that we asked her to take the most precious photographs we have - those of our newborn baby Daughter. We then went on to ask her to take the photographs of the Christening.

    We cannot compliment Alison and her work enough and cannot thank her enough for the beautiful photographs she has taken of our family. I don't generally like to have my photograph taken yet Alison made me feel totally at ease and for the first time, I actually enjoyed having my photograph taken and cried tears of joy when I saw the photographs she had taken.

    On the day of our children's Christening, our families and friends were all made to feel very comfortable, and were able to laugh and joke with Alison making the day so much more special for us all.

    There were no hidden costs of any kind, everything Alison promised to do, she most certainly did and so much more besides. The quality of the prints and the time in which we received them was exceptional and each time we received our prints, Alison handed to us a beautiful surprise gift including a frame photograph of us which we treasure.

    Alison has created the most fabulous, lasting memories for us and we will be forever thankful.

    Jackie and Carl Hopkins

  • I booked Ali to take some shots of my bump and my son because I only have a few photos of my previous pregnancy.

    Ali is a natural when it comes to making her subjects feel relaxed in front of the camera.

    Having only moved house a few weeks previously, our place was pretty chaotic but Ali is a genius at finding that spot where the light is just right and you'd never know that the rest of the room was filled with boxes!

    I was really happy with the shots and so pleased I have some beautiful photographs of this special time - in fact I've booked Ali to take some shots of my son and my baby daughter later this year.

    Julia Legge

  • Over the years I've had lots of photographs taken, when I was younger, when I had my boys, when I got married, 'model' days and then there was Alison!!! My daughter and I had an amazing time, relaxed in our own home and the photographs said it all FAB-U-LOUS, thank you so much, we will treasure them and the experience, all my friends will be seeing them.

    Thank you again

    Tracy and Carrie

  • Alison,

    Thank you for the wonderful photographs you took of me. The results are amazing and i would recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer.

    You made me feel very relaxed and had some wonderful ideas. it was a pleasure to have you take my picture.

    once again Thank you.

    Victoria Baker

  • We had Alison take some beautiful photos of our week old son which are always commented on so when we set a date for our wedding there was no one I wanted more to capture the memories of our day than Alison.

    Alison is so easy to warm to, she makes you feel confident in front of the camera which shows through in her amazing photos!

    Zeb and I could not be happier...... Wouldn't hesitate to recommend in the future.

    Thanks

    Ali xx

  • I found my whole photographic experience with Alison on my wedding day a very relaxing one.

    Not only did she work with my ideas as I had some specific ones. But she had lots of great ones herself.

    And the results were amazing. Just what I had in mind and more.

    Thank you Alison, it was the best day of my life and you helped it be that way.x

    Juliette

  • The photographs Alison took of our wedding day were fantastic.

    It was lovely to have her with us on the day, her unobtrusive manner suited us perfectly, this was reflected in the relaxed nature of the photographs, we didn't want stuffy, posed shots.. and the fact that we all forgot she was there has made the photos look all the more natural.

    Alison has left us with some very special memories of our wedding day and we would recommend her to anyone...

    Lizzie and Paul

PRICING

Creating art from my heart

Portrait session

  • Up to 2 people
  • Up to 2 hours of my time
  • Up to 10 images on USB thumb drive included in the price
£85
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Family session

  • Up to 4 people
  • Up to 2 hours of my time
  • Up to 10 images on USB thumb drive included in the price
£125
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Wedding

  • The ceremony
  • Group shots
  • Bride and groom portraits
  • Reception up to the first dance
  • Up to 200 Full resolution images on USB thumb drive
£750
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Wedding plus

  • Behind the scenes with the bride
  • The ceremony
  • Group shots
  • Bride and groom portraits
  • Reception up to the first dance
  • Up to 200 Full resolution images on USB thumb drive
£995
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  • Pricing includes travel of up to 30 miles from FY8, St. Annes, Lancashire.
  • Each additional mile will be charged at £1.00.
  • For weddings a non refundable Deposit of £100 is required to confirm the booking.
  • Additional hours for weddings charged at £30 per hour.
  • For portraits and family sessions a non refundable deposit of 50% is required to confirm the booking.
  • Full payment is required on or before the booking.
  • Additional digital images available for £21 each.