Hello, 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.
In 2009, I photographed my first wedding and from thereon I was a full-time wedding photographer with a busy diary as well as a children’s portrait photographer.
In November 2013, I opened my portrait studio which is based in Arnold, Nottingham so that I could expand on my portrait photography and focus on newborn and children’s portraiture. I’ve welcomed many newborn babies and children many of whom are of brides and grooms whose weddings I have photographed.
In 2014, I launched AliLulu Portraits to separate my wedding and portrait business and allowing me to focus on each area of my business separately on my websites. You can read more this on my About AliLulu page on my AliLulu Portraits website.
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.
I’m very lucky that my son is co-operative for photo sessions with me. Sometimes these are personal photo sessions and in 2013/2014 we did a couple of personal projects which he helped me with. Although a little persuasion is sometimes required, I think he’s pretty tolerant of me! One thing he says to me is that although he isn’t 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 hold some of his memories.
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, please contact me. If you are wanting to commission me for your portraits, please contact me at AliLulu Portraits.