I’m Alison and I live in Nottingham with my gorgeous son and our two (slightly crazy) shih-tzu dogs.

It’s fair to say photography is a profession which I learnt quite late in life.   My love for looking at photos grew to creating memories for people, the latter borne from becoming a mum.

I photographed my first wedding in 2009 and have  photographed weddings at many many venues throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincoln and Leicestershire.   

I have a lot of happy brides and grooms who ask me to photograph their babies and children and I feel privileged I get to see families grow.  Following a re-brand of my business in 2014, my portraits are now under the name of AliLulu Portraits.

Being a mum and portrait photographer, I generally stay local but I’m not averse to weddings further afield so please don’t let this stop you from getting in touch (especially if there’s a beach involved!).

In 2016, I was a regional finalist in The Wedding Photography Industry Awards nominated and voted for by my brides and grooms.

regional finalist for wedding photography

It’s always an honour to be asked to photograph a wedding as I know couples are entrusting me to make memories of one of the biggest days of their lives.   I have a full portfolio of photos to give you an idea of my style and, if you like what you see, I would love to hear from you.

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This is me with my son on holiday!

"Cannot recommend Alison enough, highly professional, personal and takes unbelievable photos. Used for our wedding in May this year and Alison exceeded every expectation I had. We now have a collection of amazing photos which capture every moment of the day."
Catherine and Matt

Why I love photographing weddings

For me, wedding photography is all about capturing the emotions and spirit of the day.

When I decided I wanted to be a professional photographer in 2008, wedding photography didn’t actually cross my mind.   I was photographing children and families with  a natural approach (no studio and no cheese) and this is where I felt my photo style shone.    Then a friend introduced me to documentary wedding photography and it completely changed my view of wedding photography.   Up until this point, I had only ever seen formal wedding photos which were staged and non-emotive … a style I didn’t feel the passion for.  As a creative person, I need to feel the buzz about my work and that has always been important to me.

So when I learnt I how to photograph weddings with a story telling approach, I was hooked into this genre.  

It helps that I love to people watch (my ambition is to write a book from a coffee shop although I don’t like coffee!).  

Couples who book me to photograph their wedding do so because of my natural relaxed style (and the fact that I’m friendly!).