YOU don’t just want a series of family ‘portraits’ to show what your family look like; you want your family photos to bring you so much more.

You want them to convey true character and personality, expressions, connections and relationships.

You want them to be a genuine reflection of who your children are and how you roll as a family

You want your photos to be genuine.

When you look back on your photographs in years to come you want them to evoke all the feelings and emotions you have right now. You want them to bring the memories flooding back. Not only for you but for your children too

MY approach to family photography is about capturing your family in the most natural and fun way possible. Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, I create spontaneous and captivating portraits that tell a story and hold more memories than a contrived smile or grimace will ever do. That moment is everything but it is a fleeting one, one that needs to be captured in order to make it last forever.

Welcome to my unique style of family photography and your first step towards getting those lovely natural, emotion and memory charged photographs of you and your loved ones that will be cherished forever more.

My eldest daughter said “We should have more fun times like that” and my youngest daughter’s smile told a story itself! Capturing moments in time of our family was what we wanted, Alistair caught those moments and surpassed our expectations.

Glenda Bullock

Session fees start at £75

‘Watch Them Grow’ programmes (unlimited photoshoots) from £250

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All year round! Spring, summer, autumn, winter and every moment in between – I love it all. There really isn’t a ‘best time’ – the occasion may well be the most important factor and we can schedule your shoot in celebration of that.


Out on location or in the comfort of your own home. The choice is yours! A very popular location that I enjoy having exclusive access to are the stunning, private & secure grounds of TYLNEY HALL HOTEL But there are many beautiful choices of locations throughout the year and I’m happy to come to you! The choice is only limited by our imaginations!

how long?

In order to get the best out of everyone these sessions aren’t rushed. Typically an 1 hour to 1½ hours is more than sufficient for producing a beautiful range of images in a variety of settings – photos of you all collectively, individually & children together – close-ups, connections, details and in the landscape.

who is this for?

Those of you who love expressive images of your family. Those with a spirit of adventure. Those who think a muddy knee and hairs out of place scream good times. From the very young to the not so young – newborns, toddlers, children, teens, parents, grandparents. Even the family dog! Having had the absolute honour of doing this for over 10 years now I love working with you all…and have a worrying ability to properly engage with all ages. 

can we bring our dog?


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I was fortunate enough to be gifted a Family Photo Shoot for my Birthday, and what a gift it turned out to be!
With a camera shy little boy and a reluctant husband, I cannot believe the images captured during the session. Alistair brought the best out in all of us, natural beautiful images that I had to second glance to be sure it really was that ‘camera shy’ son of mine.
The grand reveal of our framed photos brought tears to my eyes, I can’t wait to show everyone my new wall art!
Thank you Alistair.


We chose to have a lifestyle shoot with Ideal Imaging in the late spring. Alistair was professional yet personable from start to finish.
During the shoot he gave us direction, which was helpful, but throughout, Alistair also spoke directly to my children, just about “kids stuff” which was great and put them and us at ease.

It was a very refreshing experience and one which we would highly recommend. Ideal Imaging has produced for us some fantastic photos and memories for us to cherish forever.


I was unsure about having this done as I’m not a fan of having my picture taken (like most!) and how he would get the best out of the children and a crazy dog! My fears were quickly put to rest when we met Alistair and he made us feel comfortable and at ease. It was a relaxed and fun experience in the beautiful grounds of Tylney Hall and I’m so happy with the pictures I have seen so far and can’t wait to see them all. I highly recommend having this done, the memories and pictures are priceless.


Not only do we enjoy Alistair’s company, but his utterly professional nature, cutting edge equipment and veritable array of display options add up to a product and memories of which we are proud and will enjoy for years to come. We are so happy and grateful to Alistair for capturing these special moments in time. Now we just need more wall space to display our portfolio of bump to baby pictures!!!


Got home today to see that Alistair had dropped our family portraits off and wow! They are amazing and the big one is already on the wall! It truly is even better than I thought it would be, and thanks for your patience with our 6 month old Lewis – who is deaf and was intrigued by all the pretty trees …. so getting his attention wasn’t the easiest! Thanks again they look incredible!!!


Can highly recommend Alistair. We booked him to take a family photo and he made everyone feel really relaxed. We didn’t stop laughing from start to finish and as a result we have some fantastic photos that are really natural and show everyone at their best. He even got my 15 year old son to smile which was just short of miraculous. Fantastic experience which gave us amazing photos.
If you’re thinking of having a family photo I can highly recommend.


We could not have asked for a better experience altogether! Great location which Alistair knows how to explore at its best, tons of patience to photograph kids, a really fun day and what’s more, lovely family portraits to cherish forever! I can not wait to have them on our walls!


The reason I would say AJ is perfectly suited to be a photographer of little ones is because he just gets them! Having his own family he knows how to create an atmosphere that everyone can relax in and has an instinctive understanding of when to help set up a shot and when to just sit back and capture a family doing what it does naturally – that’s how he manages to achieve the quality of photo that he does. The fact that he is very flexible and comes to your own home or location of choice adds to the photos and helps make them even more personal and unique to your family.