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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

one on one photography mentoring ~ lollypop photography ~ Victoria photographer mentoring

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.
Here’s some photos taken and edited at the last mentoring session …

summer at the beach ~ lollypop photography ~ family beach photographer

Dreaming of warm summer days at the beach on this cold and rainy autumn day today. I will be at the beach again over Easter if anyone would like a wintery beach photo session. Lots of lovely layers, beanies and blankets to snuggle up on the beach! A different feel to summer, but still the lovely, simplistic tones of the beach.

and a couple of behind the scenes shots …

at home ~ lollypop photography ~ Bendigo family photographer

This family are very lucky to have this beautiful location as their backyard. I love travelling around Victoria discovering new places, meeting new people and photographing them where they live.

a few days new ~ lollypop photography ~ Bendigo newborn photographer

Just one today …

April Special Offer
Book a session in April and receive a free mini brag book valued at $250. Autumn is a great time for a photos with lots of rusty tones and lovely weather. This will be the only special offer available this year. If you already have a session booked in April you automatically receive the special offer. The usual session fee of $100 and minimum purchase of $500 applies. To book, please email

the beach ~ lollypop photography ~ beach photographer

The days are starting to get cooler but I am still hoping to have one more weekend for Point Lonsdale beach sessions. After then, it’s up to Airlie Beach in August for some more! Here’s my gorgeous friend Jo (who is also a talented photographer) and her beautiful family …