Newborn Photographer – Reading, Berkshire

Really need to make an effort to blog more often so I think I am going to do sneak peeks here as well as Facebook this year and then hopefully get a chance to do a full blog later!

Meet gorgeous little J, 17 days old who came to visit me this morning 🙂 He fought his sleep very hard but was a little star at the end!


Win a 20×16″ Canvas – Newborn, Baby & Family Photographer, Reading, Berkshire

Have you have had a photography session with Magic Photography in 2014? Would you like to win a 20×16″ professional canvas with one of your session images? All you have to do is leave me a review of your photo shoot experience and you will be entered into a draw.

I feel this is a nice competition, firstly to be able to say thank you to all my lovely clients this year, which has been a great year. And also to be able to use these reviews on my website so that future clients can decide if I am the right baby or family photographer for them. I love my job and I feel very grateful to receive any feedback from clients, in order to provide an even better service in the future.

You can either leave a comment at the bottom of this blog, (make sure you provide your name so I know who you are!), or you can also email it to me at For a bonus entry please head over to my Facebook page and leave an entry using the Review * System. All entries need to be submitted by 21st November 2014.

If you have already provided me with a testimonial you will also be entered into the draw! 🙂

I am also going to be compiling a slideshow of images from 2014 so if you have any favourites, please feel free to let me know so I can include them!

Thanks! xx


Priya Vijayakumar - I came across Allison’s magical baby photography about a year or so before our little baby came along while searching the internet. I was immediately drawn to her style of newborn photography which was unique and natural…I was completely thrilled when she responded immediately to our request and booked us in! The first telephone conversation with her further added onto my excitement because Allison came across as an extremely friendly person who was suggesting all the best things possible for our future baby photoshoot!!!

On the day Allison was very welcoming, I must mention that her studio was simply wow with all the beautiful props!This being our first experience with newborn photography I would say that we had the best experience. Both me and my husband were quiet nervous about how our daughter would pose but with Allison around everything seems so easy and flowing.

What makes Allison stand out is her Patience and Creativity! With our girl refusing to sleep it proved to be a challenge to get the right poses in the beginning. However with Ali’s tireless endurance she managed to get the most amazing shots of her.
I was overjoyed when we saw the proofs and the fact that everyone back home in India loved the pictures is testimony enough.
We have and will definitely recommend Magic photography to ours!

It has the ‘Most Baby Friendly Photographer’!

Charlotte Street - Allison has taken our family photos several times now and will continue to do so for many years to come. She is friendly, welcoming and super talented. Having a yearly record of my two boys as they grow is priceless and Allison is worth every penny. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Adam and Amy McLaughlin - The session with Allison was fantastic, very relaxed and focused on the baby’s needs. Allison had lots of great ideas for newborn shots but was also happy to accommodate our own ideas.
We have recommended Allison to others and will definitely be using Allison again in the future as our baby grows up.

Claire Oakes - We have used Allison numerous times. She has produced some wonderful photos of our family, many of which have been blown up onto canvas and adorn the walls of our home. As a pregnant mum she made me feel relaxed enough to bare (almost) all and I have some lovely tasteful photos from the bump shoot. Watching her work with my newborn was quite amazing, she is so patient and skilled and I was delighted with the resulting images, particularly those with big sister included. We have also used Allison for outdoor shoots; including one of our extended family (8 adults and 4 children at the time), arranged as a golden wedding anniversary gift. The resulting canvas and photobook are fantastic, Allison was so good at getting normally camera-shy family members to relax and smile! We look forward to using Allison many more times in the future as our children grow up.

Xmas Mini Photo Sessions – Reading, Berkshire


It’s that time of year again! Hope you have all been having a wonderful year, it has been a busy year hence the lack of blogging!
I will be holding Xmas mini shoots on Saturday 8th November, Tuesday 11th November and Wednesday 12th November. There are limited sessions available on Saturday 8th now so please email me on as soon as possible if you are interested.
The background this year will be a winter wonderland, I will have some props available for use especially for under one year olds but feel free to bring Xmas party outfits, winter woolies or Xmas pyjamas will also look great! If you have a budding Elsa or Anna from ‘Frozen’ the backdrop will be great for ‘Frozen’ type images too! Olaf the snowman may also be making an appearance 🙂
Sessions are best for sitting up babies upwards but we can also do some belly type shots for younger babies who have head control or little babies can also lie on their backs, family shots can also be done but will be a little extra.
Sessions will be 20 minutes and there will be two packages available:
Anna Package – £55 including 2 images via download link (plus free digital Xmas card template)
Elsa Package – £75 including 5 images via download link (plus free digital Xmas card template)
Additional images will be £15 each after the session, and £10 from each session will be donated to Remember My Baby charity (, a charity I am very closely affiliated with. If you would like a family image too this will be an additional £25 but you will get an additional image added to your package, please let me know if you would like this prior to booking the session so it can be added. All packages are payable prior to the shoot, payments can be made by BACS or credit card.

Looking forward to getting all festive! 🙂 

First Day at School/Back to School Photography Shoots, Reading, Berkshire

First Day at School/ Back to School Bespoke Photo Shoots

Have you got a little one just about to start school or going back to primary school?

I am thinking of offering bespoke school photo shoots at my studio in Burghfield Common, near Reading, for those extra special memories of such an important milestone for your children.

You can personalise some of their images with their name, age, name of school, teacher etc. as below.

The shoot will take approximately 20 minutes and you can choose from these packages:

1. Reception Package – includes shoot & 2 high resolution digital images via download £75

2. Primary Package – includes shoot & 5 high resolution digital images via download £95

3. Secondary Package – includes shoot and all edited high resolution images on DVD £145

Additional images on DVD will be £20 per image. I can also provide you with additional prints or products at an additional cost.

I will be holding these sessions the first week in September if there is enough interest, please email me at if you are interested in booking one of these sessions, there will only be limited sessions so please book as soon as possible 🙂

Bridal Boudoir Studio Photo Shoot, Reading, Berkshire

Third post of the day today, wow! 🙂

Something quite different to the work I normally do but I loved doing it so hope to do it more in future! Back in April this lovely bride commissioned me to do a bridal boudoir session so she could  surprise her fiancé the night before their wedding with some lovely photos of her. They got married in May and she very kindly let me blog them, apparently he loved them, she looked absolutely fabulous! What’s not to love? 🙂

Please contact Allison at if you are interested in having something like this done for a special occasion or just because you want to have a great experience with some lovely photos to look back on in future!

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