Wow, just wow! If you’re thinking of doing a newborn shoot - just do it - and book with Mama Bear! Fantastic customer service and a simply stunning studio makes for a wonderful experience for the whole family. Ali is fab with the babies and puts the parents at ease throughout. Tea and coffee on tap and we even got the chance to chill out a bit while she worked her magic on our little one.The results are just incredible. Highly, highly recommended - thank you.
So happy with my little boys cake smash from start to finish! Ali was so welcoming and every aspect of it has been perfect. Couldn’t ask for more, definitely will be coming again soon!
There aren’t enough words to describe how happy I was with our newborn session yesterday. Ali was so patient with Poppy and took time to form a little bond with her. When my three year old daughter, Ruby, arrived for the last hour of the shoot she wasn’t the most cooperative. However Ali took time to make her feel at ease and by the end of the session Ruby wanted to give Ali cuddles. Not only is this testament to Ali’s kind, caring and patient nature but also how professional she is. Judging by our taster photos you can really tell how much pride and care she takes in her work. I look forward to seeing our full gallery and will definitely be using her services again. Thank you Ali! Xxx
I had a maternity Photoshoot in the cabin and loved every second! Was made to feel so comfortable and the cabin is super cosy. The images are amazing and I loved the relaxed feel of it all. I would absolutely recommend!
Could not recommend Ali enough!!! She was absolutely fantastic at our newborn session. She put us at ease and was so lovely with our baby girl. We are really pleased with the photos she took for us and love the prints and album we got. Thank you so much for capturing such a special time for us.
We visited Ali again today for our babies sitter session, having previously visited for his newborn shoot. Words cannot explain how professional and thoughtful Ali is - not to mention how good she is at what she does! If anybody is on the fence about whether to have a photoshoot with their little one, pay Ali a visit and your mind will be made up. In our opinion, you won’t find a more trustworthy and talented photographer. We will definitely be booking again soon and the 3 of us very much look forward to it - thanks Ali!
I had wanted to get pictures of my boys together once my littlest one arrived and a friend told me about Ali, thank god she did! From the moment of arriving at the cabin for matnernity shoot I felt relaxed and like I had known Ali for years. This really helped with the shoot and the images are just breath taking...A few weeks later we had our newborn shoot and Ali’s genius, passion and patience really paid off as the end results are so so beautiful! Thank you Ali for the lovely memories we now get to keep forever :) xx
I took Dylan to Ali for a newborn shoot at 4 weeks old. Prior to the shoot, Ali was quick to respond to any questions I had and communication was clear.The cabin they have created is so warm and cosy; Ali played a perfect host whilst we were there. Ali is very welcoming and SO very patient to get the most beautiful shots; she spent ages gently soothing Dylan until he was comfortable and sleepy in the required positions. I felt very much at ease and could have happily spent the day chatting away. Ali has a fantastic range of set ups, wraps and props to create the perfect photo. I absolute LOVE the photos she has created for us, (I purchased my whole gallery) now I just need to decide where to put them up at home. I will definitely be back for more sessions to capture Dylan growing up. Will be recommending Mama Bear Phototgraphy to all my friends expecting and with little ones!
Amazing! A relaxed and personal approach sets Ali apart from others. She clearly loves getting to know people and their stories as much as she loves taking stunning photos!The studio is warm, welcoming and so cosy. Ali has all the patience in the world and got my baby to sleep several times while I enjoyed a hot coffee and some chocolate - what’s not to love?!
Brilliant experience with Ali today, just what we were hoping for! The set was perfect and everything felt brilliantly relaxed. Good job Ali
Ali was great at putting my shy daughter at ease, and getting gorgeous pics. Would definitely book again!
Ali is so lovely and professional!!! Her personalisation with her customers is second to none! She is amazing with yourself and with the kids, nothing is rushed, too much and she listens and takes on board what you would like from the session! I was so happy with the bump photos we received. I aspire to be a photographer like Ali one day and will be returning again and again for more photos xx
Our experience with Ali for our newborn photography shoot with our baby boy Jenson was just outstanding. We absolutely loved every part of the experience and Ali made us feel so welcome and at ease. She has such a passion for what she does and is absolutely incredible at it! We will forever cherish our photos of jenson and feel so lucky Ali was able to capture these amazing images of him at such a young age.Having our photos up around the house just make ya beam every time we look at them!We cannot thank you enough Ali! Xxxxx
Can’t recommend and thank Ali enough for our amazing photo shoot! Such a stunning venue and we was made to feel so comfortable and relaxed! Freddie had a great time at his cake smash. The photos are gorgeous too! Thank you for capturing such a special time for us x
Just had the best experience with Ali - fun and super cute cannot wait for the images - amazing photographer and very professional x
Ali was able to book us in for a newborn shoot even though I contacted her quite late. She was very flexible and even offered to swap times/dates due to the extreme heat.During the photo shoot Ali was amazing with our little boy during the shoot which took 4 hours. When our toddler arrived, despite not wanting to cooperate too well, Ali managed to get some fab photos!Returning to view our photos and consider purchasing products was also very relaxed with no pressure. Ali edited the photos and kept us up to date with product options until we were extremely happy.Our product is amazing! It went on the wall immediately.Thank you so much Ali, this is our family complete and the images are beautiful. We’ll definitely be back in the future for more.
Couldn’t have asked for a nicer person to take pictures of my baby bump and then 2 weeks later, pictures of our little boy! At Only 4 days old!! Right from the start Ali answered all our questions before we had even asked them and was so so helpful!! I first met Ali at my maternity shoot back in August! She made me feel very comfortable even though I was very nervous and anxious! She even made me feel cool and comfortable in the cabin regardless of the high temperatures we occurred this summer! She even offered to change the time of my appointment to the morning so the day wasn’t as hot! The shoot was quick but I loved it and Ali got all the shots she needed! She didn’t push me away or say bye straight away, she offered me another drink and nibbles and we had a little chat for a while! 2 weeks later and we were ready for our newborn shoot! Again Ali asked if we wanted to change appointments due to our little man arriving a day late, but we were happy with him only being 4 days old :)) during the shoot Ali AGAIN was brilliant, drinks and nibbles provided and away she went! Myself and my husband could relax and enjoy watching our little man pose (not always cooperating) for almost 4 hours! Just to get the perfect pictures! Ali even fed Our little man during the shoot so we could truly sit back and enjoy the morning! I couldn’t believe the patience she had with him even though every time she had him in the perfect spot he would move!! Lol!! Thankyou again Ali for providing us with our beautiful pictures and memories we will always have.. look forward to more photos for his cake smash eeeek!!
I have been lucky enough to recently have two separate shoots with Ali in her wonderful studio! Each time we were made to feel so special!We booked in for a newborn shoot with Ali where she took her time with our little one, listened to us and incorporated our interests into the images. She worked around our schedule so well that we were able to get some amazing photos of our older daughter with her little brother too!We then had the pleasure of coming back for a Christmas shoot! Well, Ali took her time to make it our shoot unique by adding special details and even a gift from Santa for our daughter to unwrap! Everytime I’ve shown a friend or family member an image from our shoot they’ve commented on how amazing it is and what a stunning job Ali has done!
Ali was so fantastic. her cabin is amazing and cosy, she made us all feel at ease and we really enjoyed the new born session. I have already recommended her service to others i know
We visited Ali when our little boy was 2 weeks old for his newborn photo shoot. On researching, I noticed that Ali was highly recommended and rightly so. You will see lots of comments about the cabin, which took our breath away. From the start she put us at ease, nothing was too much to ask and the whole thing was done in our time. There was no rushing and drinks and refreshments were offered multiple times. A friendly face and lovely person, who runs an incredible business and clearly enjoys what she does. We can’t wait to return for our sitter session. Thank you again Ali! X
What a wonderful family Christmas photoshoot we had! Ali was fantastic. Her patience and energy with two toddlers was just brilliant. The photos really captured how relaxed and comfortable we all felt in her beautiful cabin and our children continue to talk about Ali! We’ll be sticking with Mama Bear Photography xx
What can I say, the whole experience was a delight from start to finish. Ali is not just a wonderful photographer but a lovely, lovely lady to boot!We took our little bundle of joy for a newborn baby shoot... I say newborn, having made it through the initial manic whirlwind that is having a newborn baby to booking our shoot our little one was about 8 weeks old when we went for the shoot! Ali was blooming brilliant, by this time my fiancés paternity leave had ended and he was back at work. Ali was fantastic and was in regular contact with me in trying to find a convenient weekend date for the shoot, as soon as possible and so lovely in ‘frequently’ contacting me to remind me of information that I needed to complete in order for the shoot to go ahead - which was frequently required as I could be ditsy at the best of times pre baby, but horrendous when coupled with baby brain!!The shoot was just a joy and so much fun. The cabin is just so gorgeous and snuggly and packed with everything you could possibly want, such as food, snacks, refreshments and baby changing facilities, including all of the essentials.The great thing is the time Ali allows for the shoot and to get to know you, but more importantly your baby. She is just lovely with your little one, our little girl adored her. The shoot was so calm and relaxed and above all so much fun!Our sneaky peek image was beautiful and captured our cheeky little rug rat perfectly, which made us super, super excited to see the rest of the images and we were not at all disappointed, they were absolutely fantastic!We had originally booked the session with the thought that we would purchase 20 images, but how do you choose just 20 images from 52 unbelievably gorgeous photos? You just can’t, it’s an impossible task, we just had to have them all!!I would and have, recommend Ali and Mama Bear Photography to anyone and everyone without hesitation. Since our visit a number of my friends have been to Ali, some of whom had been to other photographers previously and they, like us, have been blown away by the service received, the lovely lady herself and the images received. I am already planning a ‘cake smash’ shoot with Ali for our daughters first birthday.In short, if you are looking for a professional photographer to capture some of your families most precious moments, look no further than Mama Bear Photography, you will not be disappointed.
As a new Mum & particularly in the first few weeks, going out can sometimes seem daunting but even before I set foot into Ali’s incredibly warm & welcoming studio I felt at ease. The communication from the very start was friendly, prompt and professional.Ali welcomed me and Emily into her home & studio, it was more than ever anticipated; A warm log studio that felt like a cosy chalet with rugs, cushions and candles all waiting for me to come and relax in. As I arrived, I had a lovely coffee and we sat and chatted whilst Emily and I relaxed. Just that small gesture of a genuine chat before the shoot made me feel so relaxed and absolutely cared for. Before I knew it, Emily was fast asleep and all my anxiety about ‘getting it right & her behaving’ had vanished. Ali was so professional yet relaxed, I immediately felt comfortable with her and Emily just getting on. The shoot was so comprehensive, we did so much and nothing was too much trouble. The photos have been everything I wanted and more. I genuinely can’t recommend Mama Bear Photography more; I’ll certainly be back to enjoy more milestones with my growing family.
Excellent experience from start to finish. Tea, coffee and even chocolate on arrival to help us settle in. Felt really comfortable and welcome straight away. Ali even had a bottle of Budweiser on hand to keep my husband quiet.Whilst being creative and professional, Ali also asked our opinion and took our wants and needs into account. It felt like fun with the family, which is exactly want you want when you’re hoping for smiles.We genuinely couldn’t rate the experience highly enough and can’t wait to return with our Newborn in September.Best photography experience we’ve ever had? Yes!! Most definitely.
We have had two shoots with Ali, the newborn and the children’s. Both sessions were brilliant and we felt completely relaxed (as did our children), Ali is genuinely one of the nicest people you will have the fortune to come across. The preview photos we have received are amazing, Ali’s ability/vision is out of this world which is reflected in the images. Mama Bear Photography comes highly recommended from my husband and I and we wouldn’t use anyone else now to capture our family photos. Thanks again Ali xxx
I cannot recommend Ali enough. I’ve always found it a bit awkward having photos taken, but Ali made me feel at ease straight away for my maternity shoot. She’s incredibly talented and a lovely person. Can’t wait to have the newborn photos done when baby makes an appearance. The cabin is a gorgeous environment and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Ali!
Thank you so much Ali, we had an amazing morning at Ronnie’s shoot! The studio is gorgeous, in really calm surroundings. Ali was fantastic with little Ronnie, and the poses and pictures she created were absolutely stunning!What an amazing time we had, the pictures captured Ronnie’s first weeks in such a beautiful way. Ali is so organised and professional and knows exactly how to get the perfect shot.A shoot with Mama Bear photography is a MUST for all parents! Thank you so much again xxx”
I wouldn’t choose any other photographer......ever!! We were made to feel so welcome and as a family we highly recommend Ali at Mama Bear Photography UK. She spent so much time building my three year old daughter’s confidence up. We played, sang nursery rhymes and read stories in Ali’s beautiful warm cabin to make Iris feel relaxed and calm. Along with Ali’s friendly gentle nature we had the perfect set up and Ali captured such beautiful natural shots that I will treasure forever! Thank you Ali, we will definitely be visiting your wonderful cabin again soon.
Hi Ali, thank you so much for today, we both still feel so overwhelmed he is here, today was something we never thought would have happened, so thank you for making us feel so relaxed and able to take time to take the moment in, it’s something we will treasure always.You really were so professional and the studio is beautiful. I will recommend you to anyone and I genuinely did feel comfortable with you handling our precious boy.
We’ve just had a photo shoot for my little boy with Ali. Elijah suffers from hypertonia is isn’t able to sit unaided or able to support himself like most 1 year olds and Ali was amazing with him!Ali made sure that Elijah was always comfortable, happy and most importantly, safe. Ali fully worked around Elijah and with what he was able to do. She is like an octopus in the studio - how she holds her camera, a sound toy, and whilst moving her light and then positioning Elijah I’ll never know. Ali was lovely throughout, making sure we were both happy and comfortable and took the shots we wanted as a family too. There were refreshments in the cabin and plenty of offers for drinks. I would highly recommend Mama Bear Photography to everyone I know and we will definitely be back to capture more moments.
Amazing! Amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Our newborn shoot was spot on with Ali ... I was a little worried as I knew we were a tad late for a newborn shoot as our little girl was an older newborn, more awake and starting to become quite the little diva but Ali had it all under control ... she was so calm and the session was totally baby led which was perfect for us.I suffered quite a bit also with anxiety when Solita was around this age and new people holding her etc but felt 110% comfortable with Ali and I didn’t feel anxious once when I was there. Her studio is also an absolutely beautiful setting cosy and with some lovely little touches it felt like a home from home!I knew from watching that the final photographs would be beautiful but they were even more beautiful than I could have imagined .... she really is very talented. We’ll definitely be booking in for some bigger girl pictures very soon .... we wouldn’t go anywhere else!
We took our (almost) 12 week old baby to Mama Bear Photography and we just loved her. From the second we arrived Ali made us feel totally at ease and relaxed. She was absolutely fantastic with Poppy who was wide awake the entire shoot.The preview picture we got a couple of hours after we left is amazing, we’re so excited to go for our viewing session. Would definitely recommend, absolutely amazing.
A relaxed and personal approach sets Ali apart from others. She clearly loves getting to know people and their stories as much as she loves taking stunning photos!The studio is warm, welcoming and so cosy. Ali has all the patience in the world and got my baby to sleep several times while I enjoyed a hot coffee and some chocolate - what’s not to love?!
Highly recommend Mama Bear Photography. We took our 8 day old son to The Cabin it’s perfectly set up for all ages to relax and feel so welcome. We’ve seen a few sneaky shots from the day, can’t wait to see the rest!! Thank you Ali for an incredible newborn shoot for Freddie and capturing the those precious memories. We will definitely be returning! Xx
What a fantastic time we had. Ali and Leigh were very accommodating and the cabin where the photos are taking is really relaxing and a great setting. Ali and Leigh are both great hosts and also brilliant at what they do. The way they interact with both of us as parents and our child is really comforting.The pictures are absolutely superb, Ali manages the capture all the bits any parent could ask for. I would highly recommend Mama Bear Photography to anyone who wishes to savour the joys of being a parent.
Ali’s studio is so lovely and welcoming and so is Ali herself! Such a lovely person and fantastic at what she does. Got some beautiful shots of my little girl. 100% recommend to anyone.
Can’t recommend Mama Bear Photography enough. Ali is super at what she does and amazing with children. Really enjoyed our experience. Thank you!
Had a lovely time having my daughter’s photos here. Such a great studio and very calm for your little ones. I highly recommend Ali as she does a brilliant job.
Highly recommended for anyone wanting photos of their children from newborn to sitting, cake smash and more. We brought our 18 day old and 6.5yr old to Ali to capture our family of 4. From a warm welcoming to the beautiful warm studio Ali took over and worked her magic on both our girls individually and together to create some beautiful photos. The props she has are classic and timeless with a variety to choose from but I’d highly recommend Ali making suggestions as her vision is second to none.
Thank you Ali for such a wonderful & relaxing experience! The photos are absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented and we will definitely be back for more photos in the future!
What an Amazing Experience....!! My wife and I took our 2 young children to have some baby photos, but by the end I couldn’t help but get involved and have some pictures done of all of us!Ali and Leigh made us feel so welcomed and made the whole thing feel like a walk in the park....From opening the door to their amazing purposely built chalet to the full 1-2 hr photo frenzy... It was awesome! We would recommend to anyone out there!!! :)
Through her love for photography, Ali creates beautiful images to capture precious memories. The Cabin is a welcoming, cosy environment and Ali puts you at ease the moment you step through the door. Isaac and I had a great time for his first birthday cake smash. And despite him possibly being the least messy cake smasher ever, the resulting images were fantastic! Thank you Ali, we can’t wait to come back!
Can’t recommend and thank Ali enough for our amazing photo shoot! Such a stunning venue and we were made to feel so comfortable and relaxed! Freddie had a great time at his cake smash. The photos are gorgeous too! Thank you for capturing such a special time for us x
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!Ali Harris you are such a beautiful person! You were patient and kind, your whole family and household was welcoming and Lillie my 6 year old had an amazing time, choosing songs, dancing and laughing!!”It was good mummy. Really really good. I liked that I could have pictures with mummy and hippo too...”You captured some magical and beautiful moments! I can not recommend you enough!! We will be back xx
I cannot recommend Ali enough. She is an incredible photographer with an amazing studio. From the moment you meet her she makes you feel comfortable and puts you at ease. I went for a maternity shoot at 37 weeks. The range of outfits and accessories she has really shows off your bump and the photos produced are so natural and beautiful. I have already booked Ali for a newborn photography shoot when baby decides to make an appearance.
We were lucky enough to be the first ever clients in the cabin with Ali. From the first minute Ali was warm and welcoming, and put us all at ease. We had a newborn shoot with our then 4 week old baby, Edie, but Ali also did some family shots and some of our 2 year old, Olive, who also had a great time in the cabin. Ali is not just an amazing photographer but also has a lovely way with babies and children- olive warmed to her straight away! The whole experience was relaxed & enjoyable and we are over the moon with the results! Thanks Ali, can’t wait to come back!
Ali is a fantastically talented photographer with the patience of a saint! Our little monkey kept crawling (rather than sitting) and she was brilliant at distracting him, entertaining him and making him laugh for some brilliant photographs! Ali puts both baby and parents at ease with a lovely calm and relaxed atmosphere and doesn’t bat an eyelid if the little one doesn’t play ball! Highly recommended for anyone wanting lovely photos of their little one(s)!
I took Dylan to Ali for a newborn shoot at 3.5 weeks old. The cabin is so warm and cosy and Ali and Leigh played perfects hosts whilst we were there. Ali is very welcoming and so very patient to get the most beautiful shots, she spent ages gently soothing Dylan until he was comfortable and sleepy in the required positions. I felt very much at ease and could have happily spent the day chatting away. Ali has a fantastic range of set ups, wraps and props to create the perfect photo. I absolutely LOVE the photos she has created for us so far and look forward to seeing the full gallery soon. I will definitely be back for more sessions to capture Dylan growing up. Can’t recommend highly enough!
My little boy James went for a fab photo shoot back in Feb, it was amazing to see the natural talent Ali has. James loved it from the minute we got there and Ali instantly set the scene and made us feel comfortable. Capturing the fun and natural moments is definitely your forte Ali. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos as our sneak preview was fab!! Would always recommend mama bear xx
I could not recommend Mama Bear Photography highly enough. Ali is so talented, lovely to meet and so patient (which helps when you’ve got a hyperactive five year old and a wide awake newborn). The passion Ali has for photography and getting those magical pictures shines through and I know I wouldn’t go anywhere else to have my boys photos taken :) xx
Our experience with Ali for our newborn photography shoot with our baby boy Jenson was just outstanding. We absolutely loved every part of the experience and Ali made us feel so welcome and at ease. She has such a passion for what she does and is absolutely incredible at it! We will forever cherish our photos of Jenson and feel so lucky Ali was able to capture these amazing images of him at such a young age.We cannot thank you enough Ali! xxxxx
I can’t recommend Ali enough! We visited the studio when mama bear photography first opened, the cabin is gorgeous & we was made to feel very welcome.My daughter was a breeze and quite liked having her picture taken, however my son was a little terror (was getting bored & wanted to run wild) Ali had so much patience with him & even used chocolate as a little bribery. Ali helped with outfit changes and didn’t think anything of it. My daughter still asks about Ali and having a tea party / playing with her. Fantastic service and I will definitely be recommending her business.
I highly recommend Mama Bear Photography. A friendly, relaxing, professional and fun environment to have your photos taken. You are made to feel immediately very welcome and to relax and enjoy your time in Ali’s fabulous studio - thank you for the wonderful photographs. Keep up the excellent work
Such a beautiful setting! Made to feel at ease straight away and welcomed with a cuppa and snacks for adults and toddlers (very important and thoughtful).There are so many different props and backdrop options and Ali is so creative and willing to share ideas to get the perfect image. She always manages to create the natural images so you never feel like you have to pose!Overall an amazing experience and we’ll DEFINITELY be back with our growing family
Couldn’t recommend her more for anyone wanting to capture the great smile & giggles!!I loved my experience with Ali, she is a fantastic photographer! She captures the most natural smiles & giggles that we see on a daily basis, we now have photos we can treasure. The whole experience was relaxing & she was amazing with my girls. We weren’t rushed at any point, even through a few outfit changes. The cabin was lovely & warm, with great settings. Can’t wait for our cake smash 1st birthday shoot!!