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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Thanks for stopping by! My name is Alison and I am a natural light on-location photographer who specialises in newborn, baby, children's and lifestyle family portraits. My style is creative, relaxed, natural and artistic. I love fun, cheeky and creative portraits that tell a story about each family.

    This blog is where I showcase my recent portrait sessions. You will also find some photos of my two girls, as well as news and special offers. Enjoy having a look, and if you need more information please visit my website for galleries and pricing. I can also be contacted on (03) 5447 8588 or

new arrival ~ lollypop photography ~ Bendigo newborn photographer

My style of newborn photography is often referred to as “lifestyle”. Capturing the new addition to the family in there own home, in their own space, with things around them that are personal to them and where the family feels most comfortable. Photos they will look back on and remember the little details like the cradle next to the bed or that special blanket that Grandma knitted for the new baby. Studio shots are gorgeous, however I much prefer to photograph newborns in their own home. It’s also much easier on the family not having to pack up travel to a studio, feeling comfortable feeding in their own home and also not having to worry about being organised as it’s such a busy time in those first few weeks. Siblings can be happy playing with their toys and then joining in when needed. Here’s how a lifestyle newborn session looks.

sisters ~ lollypop photography ~ Bendigo family photographer

sisters make the best friends …

winter mini sessions ~ lollypop photography ~ Bendigo children’s photographer

The winter mini sessions end on Friday 1st August and I’m looking forward to some lovely winter weather this week to fit everyone in!
Here’s my favourite from last week …

airlie beach sessions ~ lollypop photography ~ Queensland photographer

Nearly time for the Airlie Beach sessions. If you would like a session up north there is still some availability.

one on one mentoring days ~ lollypop photography ~ photography mentoring Australia

I had a lovely day mentoring Michelle from Michelle Gilbertson Photography. She travelled all the way from South Australia! We started off with a newborn session followed by editing and marketing and ended our day with a late afternoon family and children’s session. There was also lots of general photography discussion throughout the day. Here’s what we got up to …

Photography mentoring sessions are one on one so they will be geared towards your individual needs and the areas you would most want to work on, but here is a rough outline of the what we would cover.

Camera settings, lenses and equipment
How to connect with clients
Ideas for each age level and what to focus on
Posing children and families
Guiding clients with clothing options
Getting creative and finding inspiration
Indoor techniques with natural light
Styling a shoot and using props
Finding great locations
Backlighting and how to find gorgeous light
Editing in photoshop CS5 covering lots of editing techniques and tips
Using actions (yes I use actions! It speeds up my workflow and gives me the results I like)
Marketing, branding and how to find those clients
Pricing and products

7 hours jam packed full of all things photography!
This includes two shoots of your choice either newborn, children or family. The children’s shoot will have a creative theme including props.

Also included is a 30 page workbook which covers all the above so you don’t need to be taking notes all day and have something to refer back to.
You are more than welcome to email me photos after the session for critique or ask any questions you may have. This will be ongoing support for as long as you wish.

You must live outside a 200km radius from Bendigo to attend a mentoring session.
Price is $975 and includes lunch and afternoon tea. Or bring a friend along and it’s only $700 each.