Welcome to the first blog of Ginger Hound Photos

I’m Ally and thought it might be helpful to give you some details about the person behind the lens.

I first got interested in photography when I was given a Boots 110 camera aged about 9. I still have that camera today, though its only for display purposes as quite frankly it takes rubbish photos!

When I should have been studying for my A’levels I took an evening class in developing film and darkroom processes. I’ve always loved learning in relation to photography. I enjoy both the technical aspects and the creative side. If I won the lottery I would probably blow it all on photography courses, though I expect Hubbie would have other plans….. ski chalet anyone?

Before I began my photography business I had 20 fantastic years working in the rail industry and did jobs such as Station Manager at London Liverpool Street (it’s on the monopoly board) and London Victoria and also was Programme Manager for cable theft prevention in the rail industry.

A couple of years ago I decided to pursue my photography business and I find that I am loving the way I can put people and their pets at ease, have a ton of fun and get great results at our sessions.

I know that our pets mean the world to us -our dog means everything to us and is spoilt rotten. I grew up with various animals (including 30 chickens) but Gelly, short for Gelert, is our first dog – I waited a long time ! My passion is for capturing the love that you have for your animals and I hope I can have the opportunity to do that for you!