I hope this section answers any questions you may have about your photo-shoot with Alison Forbes Photography. If you have anything you wish to discuss please feel free to call me on 07912614001


Why should I book a photo-shoot with Alison Forbes Photography?

If you are looking for affordable great photos of all the family, in fun and relaxed settings then you’re in the right place.


How do I book?

If you are thinking about booking a family photo-shoot then get in touch ASAP by facebook message, email or call 07912614001. Please provide your name, the date and time you wish and your phone number, and who will be in the photo-shoot.


Where will my photo-shoot take place?

I believe outdoor photography is the best, I aim to capture images in natural light and I love meeting families out and about. Some great places are Hengistbury Head, the beach, Wick park, Highcliffe castle, Upton Country park, even back gardens can make great settings. I am happy to travel in the Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole areas.

I also have a portable studio kit and can come to your home which is great if you have a newborn or small children.

I can also run the photo-shoot at my home in Christchurch.


What happens if the weather is bad?

If your family don’t mind a bit of cloud with a chance of rain we will probably go ahead, however in the case of bad weather I will call you on the day and reschedule or I can bring my studio kit to your home.


Are there any hidden costs?

I believe that everyone should be able to have great images of their family. Photography should be accessible for everyone and family life is expensive enough.  My fee covers an hour’s photo-shoot, edited images and all you images on a disk, you will then have the rights to print any of these images as you wish. 


Editing style

Too much of a good thing? Your family is gorgeous enough for me, I will enhance each and every image to make sure they really shine, and everyone is looking their best. A lot of children’s photography is heavily edited but I like to keep everyone looking natural.


How long does a photo shoot usually take?

A normal photo shoot usually takes about 1 hour. However when photographing children I always allow extra time.


How many outfits can I bring?

I am happy for you to bring as many outfit changes as you would like within the hour, it gives variety to your images. Some outdoor shoots may not have changing facilities in which case changes with coats or jumpers may be best.


What can I expect on the day of the photo shoot?

I will text or call you on the day to confirm the place, time and do a weather check. When you arrive we will have a quick introduction and discuss they type of photos you would like, and any specific requests. We will then have an explore, stopping at great backdrops for the ‘everyone looking at the camera’ shots, I will suggest a variety of different poses for you and your family and get some candid shots in between, however it is your day and I am happy for you to take the lead if you wish. Overall I aim to provide a relaxed and happy environment for you and your children which in turn will shine through in your images.



How long does it take to get my images?

I aim to have your images edited, on a disk and in the post to you in 7-10 days. I will provide a few sneak-peaks on my facebook page unless you ask me not to. Your family’s privacy is important to me.



Cake smash!
Celebration time? I offer a fun filled cake smash session for £95 in your home, my home or outdoors in the summer. Your cake smash will include a delicious frosted cake*, props, bunting and balloons, photography of the cake smash and photos in the bath after if you wish, editing and all your images on a disk. Please book all cake smash photo-shoots at least 2 weeks in advance. A £15 deposit is required at the time of booking.

*if your child has any food allergies please could you provide your own cake, I will take £15 off the fee for you.


If there is anything I haven’t covered please do call me on 07912614001, I’m happy to help!