an angel called lulu

Georgia & I grew up across the street from each other… so she’s more like a sister than a friend. Only we don’t fight anymore like we used to! So this shoot was very special. When I got the news that Georgia & Sean had had a girl I was so thrilled because George is such a girly girl and I knew she’d love having a daughter. They named her Louise but she has the nickname Lulu (and boo boo!) and those of you who know me, know I have a Lulu too & love that name!

Sean is besotted with his little angel… you can see it in his eyes. She’s already got him wrapped around her little finger. We had a great time doing these photos… it was more like a catch up than a photo shoot. We started in their beautiful home & then Sean walked Lulu to the park while Georgia & I drove (we didn’t want to walk back up the mammoth hill)!

Lulu is SO cute… every time we put her on her tummy her arms went straight out. It seems she just wanted to fly. And in the time I was there, she didn’t grizzle once. Talk about THE perfect model! And I love how attached she is to her Sophie giraffe. I love Sophie!

After we’d finished they (force) fed me up before I headed off to a meeting. What are friends for! Georgia makes a mean potato salad!

George & Sean, I’m so happy you asked me to do your photos. I hope you love them x

Maree Hunter - June 6, 2011 - 8:06 am

How gorgeous !

SHIRLEY MEADOWS - June 6, 2011 - 8:16 am

Yet another beautiful baby and fabulous work Ali.

Kelly Durie - June 6, 2011 - 9:43 am

She is SO gorgeous, she has grown so much already. Such beautiful pics Al, I have too many faves! The family shots are beautiful too, you all look so gorgeous and happy xx

Lisse Crompton - June 6, 2011 - 10:21 am

You must be ecstatic when you get model families like that! So adorable, loving and happy. The way you take your photos showcases that to perfection!

Mim - June 6, 2011 - 12:19 pm

What can I say that hasn’t already been said…a truly gorgeous bub is Lulu and so happy. As for Mum and Dad, the love they have for their little Lulu is so obvious..also love the pics of cute bubby things and toys…all in all a fabulous shoot.(yet again)x

Megan Callaghan - June 7, 2011 - 11:11 am

What fantastic photos and what a gorgeous little girl. I love the ‘parachute’ shots – brings back lots of memories of my girls. Love the toys photos too and so glad Sophie made an appearance. Beautiful family Georgia.

Emily - June 9, 2011 - 1:53 am

What an ADORABLE little girl, and as usual Ali – beautifully captured xx

Georgia Kennedy - June 16, 2011 - 2:47 am

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, we just love the photo’s! Thanks to Al they turned out wonderfully. We can’t recommend Al enough as she is very relaxed and doesn’t make you feel at all uncomfortable. Can’t wait to get some more photo’s done in the future. xx

forever after

Do you remember that torrential rain in March? Well Cara & Johnny’s wedding fell right in the middle of it. It rained and it rained… and it rained some more. I was so worried for Cara on my way to her family home but I needn’t have worried at all because when two people promise their lives to each other it doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing. Rain didn’t stop the love that day. Nothing could have wiped the smile off Cara’s face. She was radiant. And John was clearly besotted with his bride. The wedding and reception were held at John’s family property and the surroundings were absolutely stunning. Their guests partied long into the night and everyone had a ball.

Cara & John, thank you for inviting us to share in your special day x

p.s. My wonderful & talented friend Eraldo Sauro shot this wedding with me and some of the photos in this post were taken by him.

Genevieve Reid - May 13, 2011 - 8:51 am

Oh Ali, your blogs&photography updates always seem to make me cry ! They are so touching AND so beautiful, you always always capture the moment.
We must catch up, I have much to tell you plus I need your creative input for the next stage of my business plan. Lets talk soon, Gen xx (PS send my best to Eraldo)

Peta - May 13, 2011 - 9:35 am

I may be biast but love, love, love! You’ve truly captured the feeling if the day beautiful shots can’t wait to see them all. Was a perfect day and now cara and Johnny have the most perfect photos to keep forever x x x

SHIRLEY MEADOWS - May 13, 2011 - 4:51 pm

I remember the day you did the wedding, just before we left for Spain. But you would never know just how much rain there was by the pics, they look so happy and such beautiful shots, the bride and groom must be delighted with your work, yet another hit Ali.xxx

Nora - May 13, 2011 - 5:50 pm

You have done it again! You have managed to capture a magical experience and make

it feel so intimate and special. Gorgeous pics!

Fabulous work!!!

Nora

Cara & John - May 14, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Thanks Ali! We love them!!! Can’t wait to see them all, its very exciting to re-live it all again. And the rain looks great! x

Kelly Durie - May 20, 2011 - 6:29 am

What a beautiful bride, such beautiful pics. I love the one of the bride standing under the umbrella looking back at you. Gorgeous work again xx

Megan Callaghan - June 7, 2011 - 11:15 am

Looks like a fab day – great date for a wedding (same as my anniversary). Love seeing such happy people in gorgeous photos – congrats Ali and Eraldo.

Rubie

I met Rubie & Emma back in October when I was at the Jinky Art retreat in Bungendore. My dream was to shoot a little girl playing in an open field as the sun went down. And, well… I got my wish! When Emma & Rubie arrived I was so excited. Bungendore is such an inspiring place, worlds away from the busy city life and to be able to shoot Rubie while she played in the field with her red balloons was magical. Emma & Rubie, it was so lovely to spend time with you. I hope you like the photos x

Megan Callaghan - April 12, 2011 - 10:42 am

Ali, what gorgeous photos! And yes, a gorgeous place too for a shoot. I love the balloons! What beautiful little girl.

Kirsten Baird - April 12, 2011 - 11:01 am

Amazing babe! Just gorgeous! Xx

Nora - April 12, 2011 - 8:27 pm

you are so talented,amazing

Emma - April 12, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Hey Ali, it was so lovely to meet you and we LOVE the photos, they are just gorgeous. You are so talented. Take care Emma & Rubie xx

Nads - April 25, 2011 - 11:45 am

These images took my breath away Ali. You surely got your wish Ali and gave this family a dream come true. You continue to excel.

Mim - May 2, 2011 - 6:46 am

I’m sure that beautiful Rubie will always remember the day these wonderful photos were taken as it shows in her face the joy and fun she was having. I love the way the clouds and sun appear to be inside the balloons in the first shot. You have done it once again ! xxx

Kelly Durie - May 7, 2011 - 2:47 am

Such beautiful pictures, she is truely gorgeous and what a beautiful location too!

Amelia

Meet beautiful little Amelia… she made the trip home from the UK with her Mum & Dad for Christmas. She was so adorable and had just one bottom tooth… so cute! It was lovely to meet you Nicole & John. I hope I get to see you all again on your next trip home x

Mim - March 12, 2011 - 11:03 am

How cute and gorgeous is this darling little girl Amelia, and what a lovely looking family. Ali, you really do “have it” when it comes to getting the right shots. Wonderful work…love it. xxx

Kelly Durie - March 13, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Oh she is so gorgeous. That little one tooth is divine. I love the shot of her crawling towards you.
Beautiful shots x

Lucy De Luca - March 22, 2011 - 2:23 am

stunning shots..

SHIRLEY MEADOWS - April 27, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Such beautiful photos, you do such a great job.

coogee beach babe

Soraya spends lots of time at Coogee Beach with her Mum & Dad and it was for this reason that Denis & Ludmilla chose it for their shoot. It had to be one of the busiest days of the year… Sunday the 2nd of January! But the hustle & bustle is all part of Coogee and people being in the background didn’t phase this laid back family. It’s what Coogee is all about!

Soraya is little miss independent and full of character. Such fun to chase around. And I adored the outfits (and accessories!!) that Ludmilla dressed her in. I hope you enjoy this little snapshot of your shoot guys x

Maree Hunter - March 3, 2011 - 4:00 am

what a beautiful family.
stunning pictures yet again ali. your work is amazing

Kelly Durie - March 3, 2011 - 4:43 am

Such beautiful pics, and how cute is she!! Adorable!
x

Kimberley Owen - March 3, 2011 - 4:57 am

Ali they are absolutely divine!! I love the one with the My Little Pony on the beach. Just gorgeous! x

Fi Mims - March 3, 2011 - 10:57 am

Beautiful shots Ali!