About me

I have always loved taking photos; they can capture moments or tell stories so powerfully. It’s a pretty personal service, one that let’s you into people’s lives and their space; we’re trusted with some big moments – capturing first smiles and I do’s, creating those brand images that capture the essence of you, freezing fleeting moments and the magic that occurs between families in the freedom of real, natural interactions.

I photograph feelings, gathering natural light and candid moments; finding the curiosity, the laughter, the passion, the you. Definitely preferring to find the personality and character above the (imperfect) posed shot. 

A teacher by trade, I am now starting to share my time between both careers. From taking relaxed family shots out at a favourite haunt or capturing the spirit of dance events to wandering around festivals and music venues or providing promotional shots of products or corporate events, I am happy behind the lens, creating those shots that give wonderful memories. My favourite way of working is to be in the background, letting events unfold around me, noticing the small details, glimpses into characters and settings, which makes the taking shots of those magical images easy. 

When I’m not behind the lens, you’ll find me hiking in the hills, on powder covered mountain tops, paddling down wild rivers, chasing my two boys around or sat curled up with a good book and a large slice of cake! 

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch and let’s work together!

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A few testimonials from clients.

“We love, love, LOVE our family photos by Ali! 😍

It was lovely to shoot in our own home, not only making it easy to work around baby Luna, but also helping us relax a bit more in front of the camera.

My husband hates having his photo taken. I only get one shot at a selfie with him and he swore our wedding was the only time he’d have a professional shoot, but after some gentle nagging from me, he agreed. I explained this to Ali and she made us both feel completely at ease. She naturally chatted to us and encouraged us to play with Luna, enabling her to capture some lovely, genuine moments.

We love the mixture of candid photos and more artistic angles Ali is so brilliant at capturing. These are photos of a special time when our baby was tiny we’ll cherish for years to come.”  Abi and Phil, from newborn shoot.

“My husband Callum and myself got married in June 2019 and we chose Ali to be our photographer. We wanted most of our photos to be of natural situations, family and friends talking with some comedy poses along the way. Well,  Ali delivered. We have hundreds of stunning, natural photos, where our families are just enjoying our special day. the photos really bring out how much fun everyone was having and we can not thank her enough for that. I don’t know how she does it, but even photos of us getting ready to pose for a photo are just fantastic. Ali is a exceptional photographer who helped us with the best places to have some more formal shots and also judged where comedy photos would work. She even gave me a nudge to come outside when “the light was perfect”, because if I’m honest, I wouldn’t know when it was perfect, so having her there to capture our day was amazing. Ali is so friendly and easy going,  having her take our photographs was just a breeze, we cant recommend her enough. Thanks Ali.”  Callum and Adam from a Wedding shoot.

If you have any queries, please get in contact!

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