Category Archives: Studio

WELSH MPA (MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT (6-12) PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019

This is the image of a super cool Eleven year old swimmer which helped me win the Welsh MPA Children’s Portrait (6-12) Master Photographer of the Year 2019… 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

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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 Photographers Association Portrait Highly Commended…

The MPA Chairman ‘Ray Lowe’, called this ‘A Teenager with Angst’… Delighted to pick up a Highly Commended Rosette in the Portrait section of the Master Photographers for this moody image of Pen Y Bont swimmer Freya… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant,

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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…

Master Photographers Association Highly Commended Rosette January 2019…

Delighted to have collected another Highly Commended Award from this month of January 2019’s Master Photographers Association Monthly Portrait Competition for a Studio portrait of two beautiful dogs… 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

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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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The Actress and Musician…

This is Sarah Bennington, a talented Welsh actress and musician who has recently starred in the TV programme, ‘Anoraks’, and also plays the flute for the Welsh National Opera… Sarah recently came for a headshot session and wanted a combination of moody and happy shots for her portfolio, but we couldn’t help taking an image

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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…

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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Professional Studio Headshots… South Wales Photographer Allan James…

Professional Studio Headshots… These headshots were recently taken in our Bridgend Studio, South Wales and feature Abby Louise Edwards who is embarking on a new career in Television. We wish her luck… During our headshot sessions at Allan James Photography we aim to create an acting/modelling portfolio with around five to ten images that can

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Children’s Modelling/Acting Portfolio…

Children’s Modelling/Acting Portfolio… This is Reegan Davies a young Welsh model and actress from Maesteg who has been in demand a lot these last few months. She has been photographed by lots of different photographers such as Dani Geddes, Anna Salek, Teresa Gregory and Magdelena Siencka. She has also recently worked for some fashion brands

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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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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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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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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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