Brother and Sister hug and smile during an Autumn Mini Shoot on Suffolk farm with Alison McKenny
Man and Wife hug and smile during an Autumn Mini Shoot on Suffolk farm with Alison McKenny
Photography Awards won by Alison McKenny Photography 2021
Grandparents and Grandkids smiling during a family portrait shoot
Extended Family photograph taken during an outdoor photoshoot with Alison McKenny Photography
A mother and her daughters posing during a Spring Mini Session in Suffolk countryside
A family of four standing on the beach at Southwold, Suffolk
Older couple hug and smile at each other during a family photoshoot
A baby sitting in a wooden bowl in a field in Suffolk with his big sister leaning on it and chatting to him
3 children racing each other down a country track during a family photoshoot with Alison McKenny Photography
Mother in green dress holds baby boy during Mother and Baby Photoshoot in Suffolk studio
Sisters holding hands and smiling on a country lane in Suffolk
A family of four walking on the beach at Southwold, Suffolk
Two sisters sitting on the ground with their Baby Brother on a Family photoshoot in Suffolk
Little Girl smiles and hugs her Dad during Summer Outdoor Family Photoshoot on Suffolk farm
A father and son smiling during their family photoshoot with Alison McKenny on her Suffolk farm
Two sisters wearing winter clothes pose for a Portrait Photoshoot on a grey wood background
Mother and daughter cuddling and smiling on a country lane in Suffolk
Extended Family Photo taken in a field in Suffolk
Little girl smiles with her Golden Retriever Dog during a Spring Mini Family Photoshoot in Suffolk
Mother and Daughter smiling on an outdoor family photoshoot in Suffolk


I’m Alison McKenny, a multi Award Winning Professional Portrait Photographer since 2011 and a trained specialist in Family Photography. I am based in a village called Stoke By Clare, which is in Suffolk but right on the Cambridge and Essex borders so we are easily accessed from those area’s too.  I am lucky enough to live on our Family Farm and we have lots of beautiful, outdoor locations available for photo shoots including our very own wild flower fields.

Some of my clients prefer to choose locations that are special to them so I am available for shoots in Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

I do lots of outdoor portrait photoshoots but I also have my own dedicated home studio, so indoor sessions are also possible if that is your preference.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and there is lots more info below including prices and the answers to many of my clients frequently asked questions. 

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"We would definitely recommend Alison"

We would definitely recommend Alison. Her photographs are gorgeous and she was really amazing with the children (and adults).

Her communication both prior to the shoot, helping with outfit choices, and on the day – in directing and composition of the photographs.

Thanks Alison for such precious memories we will treasure always.

– Gemma and Jonny

"We are extremely happy with the beautiful photos"

Alison took wonderful photos of our large family group to mark a special anniversary.

Beforehand Alison provided lots of information and guidance on what we should wear to help make the shoot work as well as possible.

She was so calm, friendly, warm and professional throughout the shoot, everyone felt at ease and really enjoyed the morning.

Alison captured everyone really well and did a brilliant job getting the best from all the children. We are extremely happy with the beautiful photos Alison took for us, they will be treasured for years to come.

I would recommend Alison wholeheartedly and wouldn’t hesitate to use her again. Thank you so much!

– Jo

"We really enjoyed our family photoshoot"

The final photos are stunning and we really enjoyed our family photoshoot.  Alison was calm and relaxed as she lead us through lots of shot ideas. 

Her experience shined through as she adapted our poses to get the best pictures and made us feel comfortable at all times.  

– Ben and Suzanne

"Alison is so patient, wonderful with children and has the most beautiful setting for photoshoots."

“We have used Alison McKenny photography for a number of occasions now and have always been so pleased with the photos we have received. We will be back to see her!”

– Holly & Craig


To book any of the photoshoots below, a retainer of £99 is charged upfront.  This is then deducted from whichever collection you choose to buy.  Extended Family Shoots must be committed to purchasing the ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ Collection or the ‘Endless Love’ Collection. 

If you would prefer to buy a piece of Wall Art instead of a collection, then the £99 is not deducted from whatever product you buy, and there is a minimum order of £399.

Hair and Makeup Artist is available on request at £55 for hair or makeup or £110 for both.

At the end of the photoshoot, we will make an appointment for your viewing and ordering session in the following two weeks which we can do in person or via Zoom.  You don’t need to decide which Collection or Products you would like to buy until this meeting and you have seen your gallery of x20 to 25 images and chosen your favourites. 



Extended Family photograph taken during an outdoor photoshoot with Alison McKenny Photography


Pre Shoot Consultation

1.5 Hour Photoshoot

Viewing and Ordering Session

20 High-Resolution Fully Retouched Digital Images

Print credit of £199 towards Mounted Prints or Wall Art

£50 Credit towards your next family Photoshoot

with Alison McKenny Photography

Full use of my studio wardrobe and props

Midweek or Weekend dates available



Pre Shoot Consultation

1.5 Hour Photoshoot

Viewing and Ordering Session

10 High-Resolution Fully Retouched Digital Images

Print credit of £149 towards Mounted Prints or Wall Art

Full use of my studio wardrobe and props

Midweek or Weekend dates available



Pre Shoot Consultation

1.5 Hour Photoshoot

Viewing and Ordering Session

5 High-Resolution Fully Retouched Digital Images

Print credit of £99 towards Mounted Prints or Wall Art

Full use of my studio wardrobe and props

Midweek or Weekend dates available



Book a 30 Minute Photoshoot on our family farm in Stoke By Clare

and enjoy a fun family session creating memories to look back on for years to come.

Choose your favourites from a web gallery of the best 10 to 15 unedited images

which will then be retouched fully before delivery

30 min shoot plus x3 Digital images – £199

You are then welcome to buy extra Digitals, Prints or Wall Art once you have seen your images






Two little boys in white shirts and blue shorts sit on a box beside a lilac bush during a spring family photoshoot with Alison McKenny


Minimum Order – £399 if purchasing without a collection above

Additional time for photoshoot or viewing – £80 per hour

Digitals and Mounted Prints  (only available if purchased with a collection)

Additional Digitals  – £50

Mounted 8×6″ print to fit in a 10×8″ Frame – £40

Mounted 10×7″ print to fit in an 11×14″ Frame – £50

x10 Mounted 8×6″ Prints  – £349

x15 Mounted 8×6″ Prints  – £499

x20 mounted 8×6″ prints – £599

(For 10×7″ Prints, add £10 per print to the prices above)


Luxury Picture Folio Box

perfect for displaying and storing up to 20 mounted Prints

from one session or multiple shoots with us

Available in White Wood, Black Wood or Walnut Wood.

10×8″ Wooden Box including x5 Mounted 8×6″ prints – £599

14×11″ Wooden Box including x5 10×7″ mounted prints – £749

Wall Art

Framed prints from £399 (20×16″)

Acrylic Wall Art from £399 (20×16″)

Archival Canvases from £349 (20×16″)

Framed Canvas from £399 (20×16″)

Elegance Frame with a circular Fine Art Print from £499  (20×20″)



8×8″ Album – £399

10×10″ Album -£499

Framed print of little boy in wheat field

"The photos have turned out even better than I imagined."

I couldn’t recommend Alison enough! She was fantastic and made everyone feel very comfortable throughout the session.

The photos have turned out even better than I imagined.

I can’t wait to have more taken in the future! 

– Andreea

"We love that she has captured such special times for us so beautifully."

“Ali has taken photos for us on a few occasions now, including maternity, newborn, and more recently a Family Shoot. Ali makes the photoshoots so fun and relaxed and I always love every picture! The framed prints that we have bought have been of amazing quality and look brilliant about the house marking those special moments. We will definitely be booking her again in the future.”

– Issy

"The pictures are absolutely stunning"

“On a scale of 1-10, I would give Alison a 12! She is responsive to emails, a consummate professional when it came to giving clear instructions to prepare for the photoshoot so that we got the very best out of it and most importantly, she had a robust written, safe and effective COVID safe set up for the pictures, so we felt very well prepared and safe. The pictures are absolutely stunning of our family and in particular our baby, we ended up getting all of them as they were so good and I’ve received so many compliments from friends and work colleagues who have seen them. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”

– Fionnuala


Outdoor Family Shoots are how I started in Photography and probably what I am best known for. They are happy, smiley, colourful images that are full of fun and action.  I will put you in a nice spot with lovely light, give you something to do so you aren’t necessarily thinking about the camera and then photograph you all interacting with each other.

I take individual portraits of your children, then sibling photos, photos of Mum and Dad together (as they often haven’t had a nice portrait taken of them together in forever!) and any other combination you can think of. 

These shoots suit those who just want to have some fun with their family and have a preference for natural-looking photographs.

If you would like to bring along a family pet, including horses, you are more than welcome as I love animals and love photographing their bond with my clients and their families. 

Most of these sessions are based outside on our family farm, but I’m happy to go to a location of your choice if there is somewhere special you all like to go.   Or if you would prefer some photos in the studio, we can do that too.   These photo shoots are specifically tailored to you and your family.   

The shoots are 1 to 2 hours long and we can take breaks throughout if you feel like your kids need a moment, or a snack or a few minutes to run off some energy!  It’s all very relaxed and fun and an opportunity to have some quality family time together. 

My clients love them and often come back year after year to update their images as their children grow.   

What should we wear for our shoot?

Most of my clients ask this question and I always say the same thing.  Choose something that you are comfortable in and feel good in first of all.  My preference is when clients choose something in block colours rather than  those with large prints or logos as they distract the eye from your lovely faces.   If you are a real print person, than wear your favourite print and get the rest of the family to wear colours that compliment your print, as that way you still have a cohesive look to your images.  And if you are having an outdoor shoot, I’d recommend avoiding black as it really drains the colour from the image.  I actually wrote a blog post with lots of ideas and inspiration so click here to access that info: What to wear for your photoshoot

Can we bring a pet?

So many of my clients ask if they can bring their family pets along to the shoot as they are very much a part of the family. I love animals especially dogs, cats and horses, and actually did a degree in Equine Studies when I was younger so am very confident in working with and photographing horses. Pets can join in on a Family Lifestyle session and if you like that more natural, unposed look and we can even try for some action shots of your pet chasing a ball or doing tricks if they enjoy that. We can take some individual photos of your pet as well as with family members, as they often have a special bond with certain members of the family.

the grandparents want to join in too, is that ok?

Absolutely!  I love doing extended family photoshoots and especially as families have been separated so much due to COVID, I know a lot of my clients are keen to get photos of their parents with their grandkids, as they missed them so much.   

What happens if the weather is bad?

I always have a chat on the phone with my clients a couple of days before the shoot and we always have a discussion about the weather.  Using weather apps, it’s possible to get a good idea of what to expect.  If the weather is bad in that it’s rainy or really windy (15mph or more), I’m happy to either change the time of the shoot to later or earlier that day, or to another day altogether.   I will always offer the option of a studio shoot instead, but if outdoor photos were what you really wanted, I’m happy to reschedule.  I’d rather that then having my clients hair blowing across their face in every image.   

I just want Digitals! Do I have to buy Prints?

There is no pressure to buy anything at all but Digital Files are only available to purchase with a Collection.    The Collections also include a Print Credit which you can spend on Mounted Prints or Wall Art.

Having been in this industry for 11 years now, I know a lot of my previous clients who just bought Digitals have never found the time to do anything with them, which is such a waste.  When investing in a Professional Portrait Shoot, I want my clients to have photos that they can display around their homes and enjoy every single day.

As I use the best suppliers I know my clients will receive top-quality products that will last for years and years, so that future generations can also enjoy their family portraits.

I would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to contact me using the form below.

If you don’t receive a reply within 24 hours please do email me directly at or call me on 07966 468944! Thanks and I’ll look forward to hearing from you!