About Alison

Lifestyle portraits nottingham UK
Hi, I’m a wedding and portrait photographer based in Nottingham and hold a Licentiate qualification in Photography (LSWPP) with the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP).

Quite simply, I love photography. In 2006, this love catapulted into an obsession when a very special person entered my life. My son.

It wasn’t long before I realised that I wanted to progress my hobby into a career and so I began the path which led me here today sharing my love for photography with everyone and capturing special moments, not just for me and my family, but for other families too.

For 2013 I embarked on a personal project with son - Project 52 - which required me to create and blog a photo of him each week. In 2014, we changed the format slightly so that we have a project each month from which I present 14 photos, called Project 12 for ’14.  Like all parents, however, there are days when I have to bribe him a little;-) although I do think he’s pretty co-operative considering the amount of photos I take of him. One thing that he said to me recently was that whilst he’s not always keen on having his photo taking, he loves seeing them when I’ve printed them and when they’re in a frame. When he’s grown up these photos will be his memories growing up.

It sounds cliche but my son inspires me daily in so many ways. I have always been influenced by fashion and I love looking through fashion magazines. The way I see it is that my son reveals my heart and fashion dresses my style … and together it seems to work.

I’m definitely a people person and portraits in any genre will always inspire me.

Photography is very personal so straying slightly from traditional bios, here’s a few bits and pieces that I’d like to share with you:-

My family are also my friends and mean the world to me.
Outdoors + my son + camera = a perfect day.
One of my ambitions is to write a novel.
No matter how many black dresses I buy, there’s always another around the corner that I will want just as much as the others!
My favourite movie star from the 50’s is Audrey Hepburn.
I love a hot climate but also enjoy the warmth and sparkle of Christmas…and love Christmas decorations!
I’m a chocoholic.
I love the smell of freshly cut grass …. and bleach (separately of course!).
My favourite TV programmes are The Wright Stuff and Sex in the City – not comparable in anyway but always watchable!

Thank you for taking the time to view my website. I hope you like what you see in my portfolio and that have you gained some insight into me too. If you would like to discuss commissioning me for your wedding or portrait, please contact me.