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AlisonWonderland Photography

Proud to be called the Digital Queen of Arts in Hastings!

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With a lifetime of photography and fine art experience behind her, Alison has been running her business for almost 10 years, as a natural creative she always approaches her photography sessions for clients with flair and originality.

Alison’s aim always is to provide others with beautiful and unique albums and wall art to treasure forever with images to be passed on through generations, and to empower others to enhance their photography and editing skills with 1:1 tutorials and small group workshops, and therefore pass on the joy of the craft.

 

Services offered by AlisonWonderland Photography

  • Weddings
  • Creative portraiture
  • Family / Children Photography
  • Pets
  • Digital paintings from your favourite photographs
  • Business imagery – particularly products and food.
  • Workshops for small groups and 1:1 sessions to help others learn and improve their own photographic and editing skills

Creative Portraiture Explained


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AlisonWonderland Creative Portraits are Alison’s Speciality, and are so much more than just a photograph. Each image is digitally crafted into an art piece, skilfully incorporating artistic enhancements and special elements to produce a magical and original image, uniquely personal to the client. There are different levels of editing possible, designed to best suit the clients tastes, requirements and budget, from background swaps and added digital elements with full composite blending, to a more painted look with some simple extra elements that simply enhances the scene as it is captured in camera.

These pieces of art are unique to each client and are for all ages. Alison starts the process with a Creative exploration session ( a chat in person over coffee, or via skype or phone if easier) to discover what her client is looking for in their image, sometimes they have a clear idea of what they want for themselves or a loved one, and sometimes they don’t!

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Children often are easy as they have a clear and expressed passion about something at that stage of their life, whether it be Dinosaurs, Pirates, Fairies, Superheroes, Princesses , Harry Potter, Animals, Mermaids, Unicorns or a favourite book or TV show for example, we know what they love and are into, It’s a wonderful thing to capture this element of their life’s story and create an image for them and about them that Is a truly unique piece to treasure.

With adults and older children or teens, Alison creates a visual storyboard (with pen and paper) then sometimes using Pinterest to gather ideas as a mood-board of sorts, to create an idea of what that person’s image will look like and what story of them their portrait will tell. It might be a deep desire or dream they’ve always had, or something representing their inner child, if they can think it Alison can usually create it!

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Alison has produced images that reflects many aspects of peoples personality, love of books, travelling, food, childhood memories, even creating images around old paintings or on the theme of a film or poem that means something to that person, it is personal for each portrait and Alison has a gift for bringing out the right elements to help tell the story in the picture.

More than anything this is a hugely fun experience, with children the photography session often just feels to them like it’s a play session, they have such wonderful imaginations and are so open.

The setting and the outfits and any props are carefully planned for the image that Alison usually already has in her head, she finds just the right light and backdrop to be the basis of the images and the photography happens there, then She spends time in her digital darkroom creating the extra magic to bring these Creative Portraits to life.


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If you have an idea that you’d like to explore for your own Creative Portrait contact Alison she’d love to discuss it with you. If you’d like one for yourself or a loved one but not sure of an idea, Alison can help you in your creative exploration session, everyone has a creative portrait just waiting to be brought to life, you just need to discover what yours is!

In this world of technology and automation Alison believes it is crucial to still be able to tap into our imaginations, have some fun, and create something beautiful and magical that is truly unique to you, she says “I believe everyone needs a little magic in their lives, do
you?”

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