My aim as a freelance writer and photographer is to breathe life into words and photos by putting my heart and soul into their creation.

I take my inspiration from many wonderful things in life including my love of food, gardening, travel and the natural world. Much of my work reflects these interests, but I also specialise in writing about a wide range of lifestyle subjects, bringing out the sparkle in other people’s stories.

With professional training in food and nutrition under my belt, I have a real passion for food, cooking and recipe testing. I use my skills and creativity to develop and craft recipes and food stories which I complement with food photography to entice and whet appetites. My kitchen garden serves as the source of ingredients and as the subject for my gardening images and my curiosity means I regularly grow and photograph new and unusual produce. I’m a big fan of natural light photography and try to use it whenever possible when I am creating images.

If you need someone to work on a complete package of images and text for recipes or articles including vegetarian, fish, puddings and baking I’d be delighted to talk to you and discuss ideas for development.

When I’m not working with food my work focuses on the natural world and travel photography – both globally and within the UK. Being based on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, I find that inspiration is never far away but when travel takes me further afield, it’s a privilege to embrace different cultures, share adventures and bring the story to life again afterwards with words and images.

I concentrate on creating images for editorial use, to accompany articles and content that I have been commissioned to write, or recipes I am working on, but I also have a large stock catalogue covering travel, food, landscape, nature and gardening photography. I regularly supply images for a range of calendars and produce prints by special order.

If you would like to license any of my images for use, please contact me directly.

Alternatively, a selection of my photographs may be licensed via Alamy. Stock photography by Alison Thompson on Alamy

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