Category Archives: commercial


ak54photo-studio2-18I am building a studio portfolio to update to my website shortly.  The trouble is staying true to my style indoors.  This simple portrait shows my development so far with a beautiful little model.

Hair by maxine smith






Sometimes my future feels a long long way away.  I made the decision to focus on the photography that I love, children’s photography.  I shoot commercially for fashion brands & also do portraiture shoots by commission.  It is scary sometimes to let everything else go.

There is so much that I love to photograph in this world but when it comes down to the essence of what makes me happy, it is photo shoots with children.  I say it a million times but the freshness with which they view the world makes me smile & remember that it is the perspective that we apply that makes us see the positives in life.

Being freelance & actively narrowing your opportunities feels counter productive but at the same time it could just mean I focus completely on where I want to reach.  Shooting children’s commercial photography, i’m not going to stop until i’m shooting International campaigns!

* I will still be photographing food, but this is my therapy!!

Hair Styling Vicky M Hair

the golden days



The shoot is for Kiki Minchin’s Rebel Summer Jewllery collection.   It evokes the mood of the summer’s of my childhood.

Model – Kaitlin Pilcher @ Boss///  Make Up – Kim Lumsdon/// Hair – Charlotte Wardle

how the magic is woven…

The editing process is a huge part of photography since the launch of the digital age.  Not that it didn’t exist in darkrooms & when shooting with film, just the magic can be shared more easily now…   This is an example of how seasons can be changed.

ak54photo-howthemagicThe shoot is for Kiki Minchin’s Rebel Summer Jewllery collection.  The brief, to shoot with reminiscence of a vintage summer past.

This before & after post shows an image straight out of camera & after the edit.

Model – Kaitlin Pilcher @ Boss///  Make Up – Kim Lumsdon/// Hair – Charlotte Wardle


through the looking glass

ak54photo-through the looking glassthe way in which we look at the world is different viewed through glass.

I have been so so behind with my editing, life has  flipped 180 & turned inside out in the past 3 weeks.  I am reaching normality (well my normality) again & editing outstanding shoots.  This image was an out-take from a jewellery shoot that I completed for Kiki Minchin. Her jewellery is gorgeous & beautifully stylish in it’s simplicity.  She is going to be big in the next couple of years.  Watch this space!

The model, Olivia, has an otherworldly feel & one of the things that I love so much about photography is that it has to contain some of the subject, some of the photographer & some magic to resonate as an image.  This has all 3 & also it intrigues, as to me, it looks like Olivia’s view is leading to another world, one defiantly found down a rabbit hole.  There is a haunted quality & I love that the image could have been a vintage photograph uncovered in a box of an attic somewhere, dusty & undiscovered for decades.

the story of a shoot


I get asked a lot of questions about my photography. This is a full shoot, as was presented to my client. My style is a fusion of fashion & fine art. This was a portraiture commission, that I styled and shot in natural light at sunset. Something that is not that common in Manchester in September!

click here to see the whole shoot

all that glitters

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I’ve been working with an amazing jewellery designer on some street style images to launch her website. The jewellery is gorgeous & her website is launching soon. In the mean time check out facebook


the tribe that we belong to…



Lyla and the Tiger

Lyla and the tiger///ak54photo

We all have forces that protect us, i think of them as our animal guardians.



From a commercial shoot with the amazingly talented Ewan Sim, that evokes feelings of a Tarantino film set. Ewan is a singer, songwriter based in Manchester, UK. To hear his work visit




a shot of work in progress for a fab new cake business… sugar & caffeine, everyday staples!

urban goddess in colour

the urban goddess facebook page launched today , check it out… very excited for the website to open!

urban goddess

A brand to look out for…Urban Goddess..beautiful lingerie, watch this space. The shoot was a dream.