Family Photographer Nottingham at Home

Hello,

I imagine you would like to find out a little information about me before booking a photo session?

So, here goes.   I’m a proud mum to a gorgeous young boy who, way before he was big enough to realise, inspired me to take up photography.

We have 2 shih-tzu’s, Buddy and Mylo.  (Aka, The Calm and The Storm who sometimes clash and cause utter chaos!)

I love to spend my spare time with my family.  I value this immensely as there never seems to be enough time and always wish I had more.

A few years ago I started reading psychological thrillers and I’m always on the look out for another must read book.   On the flip side, if I was to choose a film it would be a rom-com.

I would love to write a novel .  Although creative writing isn’t my forte, it’s an ambition I carry with a storyline constantly ticking away in the back of my brain.

In 2017, I’m working on joining a gym (although I haven’t quite reached there yet!).   [Edit: Better late than never, I joined the gym June 2017!)

How I got into photography

One of the questions I’m most asked is, how did I get into photography.    Without a doubt it was when my son was born and I became obsessed with taking his photo.  (I think this happens a lot with new mums!)

Taking into account my age and my timeline for starting my business, you could say, I followed my passion and dream quite late in life.   My business took off really quickly through hard work, training, late nights and luck meeting people who believed in me and liked my style of photography.

In 2008, I started photographing professionally and set up my business under the name of Alison Edwards Photography (which is now my wedding website).   After photographing many, many families and weddings, in 2013 I decided the time was right to set up a base and moved into my studio to flourish with my newborn sessions.   Moving into 2014, I rebranded my business and AliLulu Portraits was launched to represent solely my portrait photography.

I’m very open about my introduction into photography and, whilst I had always loved photos (particularly black and white), I was by no means born into photography nor there was a hand-me-down camera to learn with growing up.

It’s a real privilege to be asked to photograph families and the feeling I get when I pick up my camera is hard to explain.   I can easily drift a million miles into my own world and it’s a tool which has helped me shield my shyness over the years.

I think it’s a job you can only successfully do if you truly love it.  And I do.

Thank you for taking the time to read my page.   If you would like to know more, please take a minute or two to read “Why choose me as your photographer?”

Ali x

mother and son photo at Nottingham portrait studio

“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.” — Annie Leibovitz