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  • I have always loved Ogmore Castle and the Stepping Stones and often photograph it early in the morning or at sunset… I hope you like this image… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and
  • The Belly Dancer… Interesting shoot creating images of the beautiful Amina, a belly dancer, for her modelling portfolio… On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…
  • 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…
  • It’s been awhile coming, but I’ve finally managed to get close to the Kingfisher to photograph it with a good level of detail… Hope you like…   On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and
  • Delighted to say I received another Highly Commended Award from the Master Photographers for a Studio Portrait in the 2018 October Portrait section featuring the adorable Gwilym… #Morealikethandifferent On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot
  • Puffin in Flight… Earlier this year I joined the MPA – Master Photographers Association in order to take my craft to the next level. Well, I’m delighted to say I picked up a National Award at this year’s event with my Puffin in Flight image that I took this summer
  • 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
  • Actress Nana St Bartholomew-Brown Morgan in the Studio… This is actress Nana who came to our photography Studio for Headshot and Fine Art updates for her portfolio… Nana was born in London and raised in Ghana and Nigeria. She graduated from the University of South Wales with a BA in Drama &
  • Dog photography in the Bridgend Studio or On Location… At Allan James Photography we love dogs and we know how special they are to you as their owners, so why not commemorate their individual beauty and uniqueness with a gorgeous image that can be hung on your wall… On Location
  • Puffins of Skomer Island, Pembroke, Wales… This Whitsun half-term I managed to visit the beautiful Skomer Island in West Wales for the first time with my family. I had a hot Summer’s day photographing the unique, comical and colourful Puffins that habituate the Island for a few months every Spring
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • An Ogmore Castle Engagement Shoot… This is Jo and Blaine who we’d like to congratulate as they are getting married in May 2018 and they have asked us to photograph their Wedding in Tenby, Wales at the beautiful Manorbier Castle… Jo is a swimming teacher in our Swim School, Little
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Time to Graduate… A Time to Celebrate… Graduation Photography… Graduating from University, College, School or even just achieving is a special moment in your life. This noteworthy milestone deserves to be recorded in High Definition by a professional photographer so that you and your family can celebrate and remember this
  • 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
  • I’m first and foremost a portrait photographer in the Studio and On Location. I love the immediacy and interaction of portrait sessions and the quick turnaround of the imagery to my clients, but occasionally I’ll get asked to photograph a Wedding, and Wedding photography is a just series of portrait
  • At Allan James Photography we love nothing more than taking our equipment and lighting out On Location across South Wales to help capture the perfect headshots for our client’s Portfolios. Recently we had a Great Photo Shoot with Francois Pandolfo, a Cardiff born actor who has starred opposite Peter Capaldi
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Moment to Treasure Forever… At Allan James Photography we understand the joy of having that special moment captured and hung lovingly on your walls for you and your family to cherish over the years. That’s why we have gone out of our way to source the very best canvases we
  • At Allan James Photography we love nothing more than undertaking family adventures across the beautiful scenery of South Wales. It’s the time to capture those candid, beautiful and expressive photographs of your children playing among the leaves, splashing through the puddles, or even posing for the camera amongst in the reds,
  • Family Portrait Christmas Cards
    We are now taking bookings for our annual Christmas Card Portrait photo shoot sessions. Please book your session in plenty of advance, we have a large amount of bookings already and we would like to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience this exciting Christmas photo shoot. Our beautiful