Newborn Lifestyle Session Reading, Berkshire – baby S, 10 days old

I mostly shoot newborns in my home studio but one of my clients requested a home lifestyle session after I had done a bump shoot for them and I decided to go for it and try something new and more natural using only natural light.

I really enjoyed the session, and managed to capture baby S both awake and asleep in her own home with her lovely parents at only 10 days old, they were both smitten with her. I wanted to go for a more relaxed and natural look so we did not really use much in the way of props, their apartment had a lovely window which let in lots of natural light and while a bit more challenging as the light kept changing I do love how the images came out.

I am thinking of offering newborn lifestyle sessions in the near future, they will be 2 hour sessions in your home with a more story telling feel to them and will be offering the images in both colour and in black and white. I will also be able to take some photos of baby in their nursery if they have one and in this case mum even had a lovely milk bath with baby S.
Please get in touch if you are interested in having a similar session. Your home does need to have good natural light preferably with large windows and a minimalistic look 🙂


Alesssandra - Thanks Allison for the shooting. I really enjoyed the session and I loved the result. The pics are amazing and you really captured my baby’s character. Also, love the bath pictures: I was still a bit shattered from the birth and the hospital stay and definitely not in a great shape and they make me feel gorgeous!

Cake Smash First Birthday Photographer, Reading, Berkshire

I had the pleasure of meeting 13 month old baby M today for her cake smash and she was fab, very very mobile so I had to be quick with her!

She absolutely dug into the cake, I normally have to smash it a little for babies in most shoots but in this case she did it all by herself! 🙂

Cake is by my lovely cake maker Heidi who does a fab job every time.

Nicola - Hi,

I am interested in your cake smash for my daughters 1st birthday in June, ideally looking to do it beginning of June on a weekend if possible? Also we would like a couple of photos taken as a family (with Mum and Dad) is that something your could do also?

Kind regards,

admin - Hi Nicola

Tried to email you but my email bounced back. Please contact me on if you are still interested. Kind regards, Allison

Charity Mummy & Me Photo Shoot Sessions


One of my close friends is running the London Marathon this year to try and raise some money for Brain Cancer UK, she has recently experienced a family member being diagnosed with brain cancer, so I thought I would have a fundraiser in the studio to help her reach her target amount of fundraising.

As it is coming up to Mother’s Day I thought it would be a great idea to do some Charity ‘Mummy and Me’ sessions in the studio. So if you fancy a chance for getting on the other side of the camera as I know a lot of mums don’t do, myself included, then please come along to the studio on the morning of Wednesday 2nd March. There will only be a limited amount of slots available so please do get in touch soon and reserve your spot as soon as possible. Please email me at or message me via my Facebook page.

The session fee is £25 and includes one high res image from a choice of around 10 images via download, and if you would like all the images it will be an additional £50 (images will be available via download again). The session fee of £25 will be donated wholly to the charity and if all the images are purchased an additional £25 will be donated to the charity.

Also if you cannot make the fundraiser but would like to donate to Claire’s London Marathon fundraising page please click here.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Cake Smash Photography Shoots, Berkshire

Happy new year everyone, I keep saying I will blog more often but time always runs away with me 🙂

At the moment I am doing very limited sessions due to family commitments but I am enjoying having some time off and am instead taking lots of family photos. Please do contact me sooner rather than later if you would like me to do a shoot for you this year as I am quite booked now until the summer!

Anyway I thought I would post some photos of a lovely boy who I have photographed since he was a teeny tiny newborn, he recently turned one and came for his First Birthday session, I will blog his full session soon but thought I would share some of his very adorable images when he had a splash in the tub after getting messy with the cake, I think this was most definitely his favourite bit and he did not like getting out! 🙂

Splash in the tub is almost always done at the end of a First Birthday Cake Smash session and serves two purposes, to clean all the cake off and mainly to get some adorable photos!


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