Alison McMath Photography

"I love creating beautiful images"


Thanks so much for taking an interest in my website. I am based in Chorley and provide fashion, lifestyle, portrait and creative photography. I started out in the fashion industry in the early 1980s. Then for over twenty five years I worked in the beauty industry and as a makeup artist. Every job I've had, has involved working with photographers. Actually biting-the-bullet and moving towards photography was a long time coming.  It wasn't my plan, but once I started I fell in love with the camera. It is now the number one creative medium in which I express myself.  Last year I started organising my own shoots and my photographs have now been published in four issues (April 17, June 17, Jan 18, March 18) of Femme Rebelle Magazine


I get inspiration from anything and everything around me, but having a background in fashion and beauty has been the biggest influence and I think it's apparent in my style of photography. I have always loved to watch old Hollywood movies, so the glamour of those black and white images instilled a love of the sophisticated movie icon. Quirkiness, eccentric characters, mis-matched patterns and textures, bohemia, fairy tales, renaissance paintings, fine art, story-telling, colour and nature are all appealing subjects to me.


I am proud to have been awarded an Associateship with the SWPP. In 2017 I took part in one of the outstanding Walter's Wardrobe events and did a fashion photography workshop with Lara Jade Photography I have also completed several photography training days at Aspire Photography Training. My mentor is photographer Andy Park at Onyx Studio near Chorley. I have learned a great deal about studio lighting with his help and guidance and am now a resident photographer there.

What the future holds

I am now working towards a Fellowship qualification with the Societies of Photographers. I'm experimenting with light and filter effects in my next creative projects. I am not afraid to try something new and relish a challenge. My professional aim is to always focus on my client's needs and offer the very best service to produce perfect images that showcase their vision.


The Photographer Acadamy

The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP)

The Society of Fashion and Glamour Photographers (SIFGP)


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