Being a family photographer is very personal so I imagine you would like to find out a little information about me before booking a photo session.

I wasn’t born into photography and there was no hand-me-down camera to learn with.   It was a passion and dream I followed quite late in life (not that I’m really old just old-er!).  When I pick up my camera, I can drift a million miles observing.

I’m a mum to a gorgeous young boy who, way before he was big enough to realise, inspired me to take up photography.   You’ll probably recognise my son sooner or later as I take lots of photos of him, both personal and for promotional purposes, which I share on my website.  Fortunately for me, he’s still co-operating after 8 years!

We have 2 shih-tzu’s, Buddy and Mylo.   Buddy (who has different coloured eyes) is at his happiest curled in the warmth.  Mylo is the wild one who we rescued and loves nothing more than to pretend he’s an Andrex puppy rolling toilet paper all over the house!

I have little down-time but when I do, it’s with a glass of wine (or two).  I like to read a good psychological thriller and if I was to choose a film, it would be a rom-com.

In 2017, I’m working on joining a gym (although I haven’t quite reached there yet!) and putting pen to paper to plan my novel (an ambition of mine forever).

Family is very important to me and I’m lucky my nearest and dearest are also my best friends.

If you would like to know more, please take a minute or two to read “Why choose me as your photographer?”

Ali x

mother and son photo at Nottingham portrait studio

“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.” — Annie Leibovitz