Category Archives: Children

The Boy , The Stick and The Dai Cap…

The is a Studio portrait I took recently of a One year old who turned up with the coolest clothes. The image was also awarded a Highly Commended Rosette from the Master Photographers Association for the month of April… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg,

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Master Photographer Highly Commended Awards…

Delighted to have picked up two Highly Commended Awards this month from the Master Photographers Association… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…                              

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To be a Young Child…

Toddler and young children shoot are always fun and active as we chase them around the Studio on On Location in search of smiles… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff… Allan James Photography LTD…

Sweet Dreams Little One…

I like to think Newborns have sweet dreams as they sure look peaceful when in a deep sleep… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…

The Newborn Beanbag…

At Allan James Photography we always start our newborn photoshoots using the beanbag which is nice and snuggly for babies and provides lovely backdrops for the curled up and naked poses before moving on to bowl, bucket, macro and family images… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge,

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Among the Flowers…

In the Summer of 2018 I was commissioned for an On Location shoot to capture a range of images of a boy among the buttercups and also a few with his beloved horse… We hope you like them… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore,

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Children’s Model Portfolio…

This is – Cute as a Button – Harriet who recently came in for a Studio shoot to update her model portfolio.  On actor’s and model’s shoots we have a wide range of backdrops to help co-ordinate with what your child is wearing to ensure you receive the best images. Below are a few examples

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One Year On…

One Year On… It’s always lovely to photograph a child, year on year, and watch them grow up before your eyes… A Special Moment indeed 🙂 On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…

Highly Commended Master Photographers Association…

This month I was delighted to receive a Highly Commended Award for a Studio image of a beautiful blonde boy from the September Portraits of the Master Photographers Association. I am especially proud as this features some of the best photographers in the United Kingdom… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and

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Grey is the New Black…

At Allan James Photography we are firm believers in offering our clients a choice of colours in the Studio backdrops we offer. We have a wide range of choice, but one classic colour that is chosen time and time again is the ever fashionable grey background.  It is often selected for Newborn, Children, Family or

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I am more than a Photographer… I am a Master Photographer…

On a recent Blog about the RPS I explained my middle age panic and sudden urge to achieve some form of official recognition for my photography. I wanted to prove to myself that I can do it and hold my own amongst the best both in portraiture and in Landscapes, Macro and Wildlife. I made

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Bruce Springsteen is The Real Reason Why I’m a Photographer…

Well, okay, Bruce Springsteen is certainly a big part of why I’m a photographer! A few years back my eldest son, Benjamin, sang on stage with Bruce at the Millennium Stadium. After the show I was caught up in the emotion as much as a super proud dad could be, but quickly I came down

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Newborn Baby Photographer of Bridgend South Wales…

Welcome to my blog on Newborn Photography and what to expect at a typical session at my Studio in Bridgend, South Wales… PRO Member of BANPAS, the Baby and Newborn Photography Association… What to Expect When I’m Expecting You…. The diary of a newborn and baby photographer is a complicated place! Nobody told your newborn

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Royal Photographic Society LRPS Panel…

LRPS Panel, Royal Photographic Society… Last year an urge overcame me – something to do with middle age I guess – where I wanted to receive recognition for my photographic ability with the world renowned Royal Photographic Society, and so I made a decision to join their illustrious organisation and begin a process of becoming

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A Christmas Photoshoot is such a Special Joy for the Children and their Families…

It’s Nearly Christmas… The Festive period is nearly upon us and it’s time to get those images of your children ready for the Christmas Cards… At Allan James we have a special offer this year… For just £50 you get the Christmas Shoot, An A4 Print, The Digital Image and 10 Christmas Cards…    We

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Children’s Headshots for Model’s, Actor’s, Spotlight or just Keepsakes…

A Children’s Headshot/Close Up is so important these days especially if they have ambition to be an actor or model and feature well in Spotlight to catch an employer’s eyes… Having a Headshot/Close up portrait is a daunting prospect for most people but actors, models, branding or just simply children often take this in their

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Dandelion Child…

A Child of the Dandelion… I recently had a request to photograph a beautiful child, with the imagery specifically set amongst the dandelions and dandelion clocks of Wales as this flower has special significance to this family… One of the wishes of this particular shoot was to produce images with a warm and airy feel to them.

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Bluebells of Wales…

2017 was a great year for the beautiful Bluebells of Neath Port Talbot, South Wales which blossom towards the end of April and last into the middle of May when they sadly start to droop and lose their lustre. Across the woods of Wales, such as the magical Ten Acre Wood of Margam – which I

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A Cake Smash To Savour…

Let be me your Cake Smash Photographer… A hugely fun and entertaining Cake Smash session with the beautiful Branwen and her older sister Arya as seen in our montage above. Cake Smash sessions take place in our photography Studio in Broadlands, Bridgend near Cowbridge and contain lots of laughs, outfit changes and let’s not forget

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The Modelling Portfolio…

I’m Going To Be A Model… When you put your modelling portfolio together you need to think about what type of model you would like to be. There’s Children’s modelling, Fashion (Editorial), Catwalk and Commercial to name just a few. So for us it’s important to present yourself, or your child, in the best possible

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