Alison Dodd Photography
I’m a full-time professional freelance photographer, providing mobile studio and location portrait photography services across Merseyside, Cheshire & Lancashire. Covering Liverpool, Southport & Formby, to Wirral, Chester & Warrington and all places in between. I’ve worked professionally with film and digital images for 32 years in the photographic and reprographic industry. And I cover a wide range of styles from family, baby, maternity & newborn portraits, to creative headshots, fashion, commercial, editorial, corporate and events photography.
As a mum I realise the importance of photographing the precious stages in a child’s development, and I believe a professional family portrait is the best way to preserve those memories for generations to come. As a business owner myself I also appreciate how a professional touch can go a long way to making your brand and business stand out from the crowd.
Family, Children, Newborns & Baby Portrait Photography
I can bring my professional mobile studio to you, which is ideal for smaller families of up to 4 people, or babies & newborns where they feel more relaxed at home.
Location portrait photography uses natural daylight in your favourite surroundings such as a local park or gardens. This gives a more natural look and is ideal for toddlers who like to run around and for large family groups.
Your portrait will be the only one I do on the day. This means that your photo shoot will be planned exactly as you want it and it’ll be fun & relaxed.
For more information on all of my photography services, please see the service boxes below.
Headshot, Fashion, Commercial & Events Photography
A mobile studio photo shoot offers the greatest convenience and least disruption for you or your business, as I can set up in your office or event venue. I use professional studio lights with a high-key white or black background. For creative headshots I also allow enough time for a change of clothing.
A location photo shoot is ideal for informal headshots or events using natural daylight and surroundings. It could be in a local park, outside your office, or wherever your event is taking place. This will give a more natural look to your portraits. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, I can reschedule your location photo shoot for a different day.
I also capture events using reportage photography, or use my professional mobile studio for more formal events.
For all commercial photography or events, I offer a bespoke professional service at a competitive rate.
Choose either a unique mobile studio portrait session in the comfort of your own home, or an outdoor location photoshoot at a place that’s special to you. Includes professional digital editing, no travelling costs to studios, no hard sell, products delivered personally to you, plus a complimentary natural digital makeover on all purchased images.
For your newborn or baby portrait I can bring the studio to you, using a professional mobile photography studio with white backdrop to give a modern clean fresh look. This is ideal for babies as they feel most at ease in their own environment, and ideal for mum as it all happens in the comfort of your own home.
Choose from a beautiful range of luxury frames & albums to showcase your portraits. I will help you choose a product to compliment your room. Choose from contemporary, lifestyle, traditional or vintage frames, fine art wall displays, float frames or luxury hand-made digital & traditional albums with gifts & accessories to match.
Commercial photography plays a key role in selling your product, brand or service. I work closely with you to understand your needs and help you create a consistent and professional image for your business. I use the latest professional mobile studio equipment or can make use of your premises depending on your requirements.
Professional creative headshots are essential if you wish to make a good first impression. They are ideal for actors, authors, dancers, entrepreneurs, models & musicians. Or anyone who wants to make their CV, portfolio or social media profile stand out from the crowd.
Professional business and corporate headshots provide consistency and help to portray your brand and business in a professional manner throughout all of your marketing material. From websites and printed brochures to social media and LinkedIn profiles.
Graduations are momentous occassions and deserve to be recorded properly. I can capture the fun during your graduation day using either reportage style photography for a location photoshoot. Or I can bring my mobile studio to your home for a more formal portrait session.
I cover a wide range of events from corporate event photography to charity fundrasiers, parties, weddings, christenings, festivals, balls or dance events. I can either bring my mobile studio to your event or provide more relaxed reportage style photography.
Karin Harvey, Liverpool
Alison provides a wonderful personal service, she is very patient and engaging ( which can be a challenge when photographing 7 month old twins!!) the result: beautiful photographs capturing moments that can be kept forever. Thankyou Alison
James MannHead DI Program Management / Pharmaceutical Industry
I needed some professional headshots for work, knew Alison’s capability and no hesitation going straight to her !Easy, relaxed, well organised start to finish. I liked the suggestions to try some different backgrounds / lighting.The resulting photos now shared widely, and got lots of good feedback from colleagues too ! James
Jackie and Brendan O'Leary, West Midlands.
Laura’s Graduation July 2018- We didn’t want the usual formal Graduation photograph. We wanted fun photographs to match our daughters fun personality. Alison was quick to reply to my emails. Alison planned an outside photo shoot around many of Liverpools iconic landmarks. Alison had obviously planned well ahead and we had a well organised hour photoshoot. Laura loved her time in Liverpool and her graduation photographs will be a lifetime reminder of her 3 years there. Alison was warm and friendly and at no time did we feel rushed. She even added a little time to take pictures with her grand parents outside the hotel we were stopping at. The final edited photographs are wonderful. The photo shoot and photographs were more expensive than I had originally planned however for a bespoke service and lasting memories..........definitely worth the money. We would highly recommend Alison.
Eddie CroftMusic Teacher
I hired Alison to cover my Christmas concert event, which music pupils have a chance to perform in a warm and supportive environment. After browsing Alison's online portfolio, I felt that her style would be very complimentary and the photos would provide lovely moments for the event, and I was delighted with the results. Alison is very professional and friendly and the pictures perfectly captured the spirit of the event beautifully. Would highly recommend! Thank Alison!
Sarah and Luke Curtis, Gateacre, Liverpool
Alison, thank you for coaxing the most enchanting portraits out of my very camera-shy family. We really enjoyed our session in Calderstones Park and are exceptionally pleased with the resulting artwork. Little boys are growing up (too) fast into big boys - would love to immortalise another chapter next year. Sarah x
Claire and Andrew Higgins, Crosby, Liverpool
Gorgeous photos and a really lovely person.... goes above and beyond to make your family feel comfortable whilst making beautiful memories!! Alison first photographed our first born at 12 months old and we have asked her back to photography our newest member of the family at the same age. Alison also captured photos of our two children together so naturally, just being themselves and has brought out their real personalities. We now have matching family portraits hanging on our walls, just beautiful. We can’t praise her patience and professionalism enough. Highly recommend!
Dawn Rawcliffe, WirralEvents & Promotions Organiser
From start to finish Alison was a consummate professional. Alison returned my call within 5 minutes after leaving her a message. She is very welcoming on the phone, I felt like I’d know her for ages. Paperwork and contracts were sent quickly with no hidden costs or last minutes surprises. The kit is very professional as was the shoot but Alison manages to keep this informal and fun. As a freelancer I needed new business photos quite quickly, from my initial phone call to receiving my photos was 5 days, fantastic. The photos have already paid for themselves, after uploading them with an agency I had secured a new contract that day. Very happy. I would recommend Alison to anyone who wants a photo shoot with a professional experienced photographer with a talent for making you feel at home. 5 stars.
Thomas Allan and Gill Jones, Formby
We have a great framed photo for our wall and a dozen smaller ones following our sitting at home. Alison made us all relaxed and was really accommodating in doing indoor and outdoor family portraits. Recommend.
Kirstie and Jasmyne, Liverpool
Hi Alison, We have now viewed all of the finished frames and photographs and we are delighted at the quality of all of the products which have exceeded our high expectations. As well as this, the service that you have given has been exceptional, especially the mock-ups of the large frame photographs which gave us real clarity of choice. We would have no hesitation in forwarding your contact details to anyone we know that is looking for a user-friendly, top quality service. Again, many thanks for all of your help and for the great pictures of Jasmyne that we will all enjoy for ever. Kind regards John
Peter Trewin, LiverpoolAuthor
Having found a publisher for my third crime/mystery novel set in Liverpool, I needed a professional author headshot. Alison showed great patience and professionalism and I am delighted with the end result.
William and Rebecca Thomson, LiverpoolFrom Dunfermline, Scotland - family photoshoot in Liverpool
Alison took some wonderful shots of our nieces for us. The photos are beautiful, she handled two teenagers in a friendly and professional way to get the most natural photos possible. We can't recommend Alison highly enough.
Fem, Donald and Ramon, Papua New Guinea
We loved all of our photographs Alison. From the photoshoot to the handling and packing of the products. This is by far the best service I have received from a photographer. I have hired a lot of photographers in the past and no one comes close to you... Perfection is what you gave. Ramon and Donald loved it! I will definitely keep in touch Alison, we have not only found a perfect photographer, but we found a Friend! Regards Fem
Laurence and Adele Clark, West Derby, Liverpool
We now have a beautiful family portrait to hang in our living room. Thank you Alison so much.
The Dennigan Family, Liverpool
Alison came to our home at short notice when my son made a surprise visit home from Abu Dhabi. It was my birthday and my daughter Kate had arranged for a portrait of the four of us as a gift. I'd always wanted a picture of us all together....a sort of heirloom, a moment captured in time on a print and not on a sim or a memory card. Alison went out of her way to fit us in around her own plans and holiday. The photo shoot was at our home and Alison brought everything and set it up very quickly. The whole experience was so enjoyable and fun, and the photos were icing on the cake. We loved it! The photos themselves are amazing, I love them, we all do and have ordered extra as family gifts. I would recommend Alison to anyone, her work is fab but it's worth mentioning that she is also the sweetest, lovely lady and it was a pleasure meeting her.
David and Sheila Laird, Liverpool
Would like to said a massive thank you for making our wedding so beautiful, when arranging our wedding we wanted someone different to your normal wedding photographer, we didn't want false, static, planned, photo's, we wanted natural, personal and momentary photography, we found this in you Alison, so impressed with your devotion and pride in your work, but how you develop a close friendship with us, listening to what we would like, our wishes and your own input was fantastic, all our family and friends where so impressed with you, specially how many times you looked over the area and venue in weeks before the event, our day was perfect and we couldn't of found a more professional , lovely, friendly person as we did in you, thank you so much the photograph's were fantastic, a true professional, David and Sheila Laird.
Chris and Sue Wells, Liverpool
We would not hesitate to recommend Alison Dodd Photography to anyone who is thinking of having a series of portrait pictures taken for either business or personal reasons. When Alison visited us she was polite, friendly and professional. She set up and later dismantled her studio quickly and efficiently, and was adept at getting just the right shots. We were also very pleased with the finished product, which Alison had carefully retouched to improve them even more. We would be delighted to use her services again in the future and she is definitely one of the best photographers we have used. We hope her business goes from strength to strength in the future. Very best wishes, Chris and Sue Wells
Alison Jones, Aintree, Liverpool
Alison was extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable throughout the session. She listened to my requirements and ensured they were met. I am thrilled with the final photos and impressed with Alison's communication and prompt response in getting the final images. I would definitely recommend Alison to anyone requiring headshot photography in the future. Alison Jones.
I recently moved to Liverpool on a short term work contract and been a photography junkie, I googled and was drawn to Alison’s website. As with anything new, I was slightly apprehensive but any anxieties I had disappeared the minute I met up with Alison. She truly has a way of making you feel like you have known her for awhile - she is an ultimate professional. The weather was not at it’s best having being born in warmer climate and all but Alison rolled on the floor at times and went to all sorts of lengths to ensure we got the best angles. Long story short, I got the edited photos a few days later and sweet mother of moses did I underpay her for her services. priceless moments encapsulated forever - thank you so much Alison.
Shino's Coffee Lounge, LiverpoolProprietor
I would like to say a massive thank you to Alison for the fabulous photos of Shino’s Coffee Lounge. She has really brought the place to life, and her attention to detail and professionalism is second to none. Her photographs have really helped to promote our business, and her expertise shines through in the quality and layout. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alison for any professional photographs. Many thanks Alison. Best wishes Sinasi Capkan
Janice & Jonathan Northcroft, Mossley Hill, Liverpool
Hey Alison, just opened up the frames - we were waiting for the time to open them and enjoy, un-rushed...thank you so much, they're absolutely stunning. They capture a moment in our lives that we will surely remember forever. You did a beautiful job and we really appreciate it. Thank you for capturing this special moment on our behalf. Love, Jan Jonathan and Ishbel xxx
Louise Hammond, Liverpool
Hi Alison, Just got home and the pictures were waiting! They are beautiful I'm so happy! Thank you so much, I will be passing on your details to friends, family and colleagues. Take care, Lou xxx
Neil Carnall, Halewood, Liverpool
Headshot Photography: They are excellent I am happy apart from I was trying to look 15 years younger - Aah well you can't win everything. My company was happy with everything. Once again I shall be happy to refer you on any future recommendations.
The Jones Family, Cronton, Knowsley, Merseyside
We had Alison photograph our 6mth old daughter and found her very patient and understanding. We were very pleased with the photographs and would definitely recommend Alison to our friends.
Heather Vaughan, Little Sutton, Cheshire
Alison came to my 'big birthday' party with over 70 people present, and I was truly impressed with the quality of the photographs, and the natural way that she captured my friends and family. The cameos are lovely, as are the 'action' shots of us all dancing. I particularly liked the addition of some black and white shots; they added a lovely contrast and were totally appropriate. I'd definitely recommend Alison to anyone wanting to capture those special events on camera.
Kerri Bankes, Liverpool
Beautiful photographs! Alison, you cleverly captured our little girl's personality in keepsakes we'll treasure forever. You invoked a sense of fun and freedom to the shoot, making it such an enjoyable experience, thank you! We'll be back again, and have been enthusiastically recommending you to friends and family.
Ann & David Lipscombe, Chester, CheshireCouple Photography Liverpool
We felt quite apprehensive for Alison's visit to our home with her mobile studio but within minutes we were totally relaxed and enjoying the experience. Alison has a knack of putting you at ease and in a very short time was taking some great natural photographs of us. We are absolutely delighted with the final results which shows Alison's skill and professionalism as a photographer. As a result we will certainly call on her again and will recommend her to our friends and colleagues.
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