Children’s Portrait Photography

We cover a wide range of genres in children’s photography to suit all your needs with examples which can be viewed scrolling below such as…

Your children mean the world to you and having a professionally taken photograph of the most important people in your life is a moment to treasure forever.

At Allan James Photography we know your children are the most important things in the world. So for us, a child or children’s photography shoot should be a special, memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved and involve lots of fun as we record their unique personalities. If they’re having fun, it’s easy to capture those spontaneous, individual moments whilst they are playing, laughing, giggling or interacting with their parents, siblings, or even if they are just posing for the camera at our children’s photography Bridgend Studio.

And these beautiful moments will then be recorded for you to Forever Cherish…

Child/Children’s Session 


  • A Photo Session lasting between 1- 2 hours in either our Children’s Photography Bridgend Home Studio on Broadlands or On Location across South Wales (A combined shoot will last approximately 3 hours)
  • My time and talent to produce memorable and beautiful photography
  • Professional editing of your images by one of Wales’ Top Photographers
  • A Slideshow of your imagery to view later
  • The option to purchase the digital images free of Watermark, order prints, frames & canvasses at reasonable prices
  • Knowledge that your photography is produced by the very best equipment
  • PRO Member of BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photographer Association)
  • Qualified Master Associate Photographer of the Master Photographers Association
  • Qualified Associate Photographer of the Royal Photographic Society
  • Multi-Award Winning Photographer
  • Welsh MPA Master Photographer of the Year 2019/2020 & 2021
  • Welsh MPA Master Children’s Photographer of the Year 2019/2020
  • Fully insured with Enhanced DBS
  • Children’s Photography Bridgend
  • Children’s Photography Cardiff
  • Children’s Photography Swansea


  • Welsh Photographer of the Year 2021 MPA
  • Welsh Commercial Photographer of the Year 2021 MPA
  • SME News Business Elite Awards – Wales Most Outstanding Family Photographer 2021
  • Welsh MPA Children’s Master Photographer of the Year 2019 & 2020
  • ‘THREE BEST RATED’ Best Rated Photographer Bridgend 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Welsh MPA Master Photographer of the Year 2019 & 2020
  • Welsh MPA Commercial Master Photographer of the Year 2019 & 2020
  • Cardiff & South Wales PRESTIGE AWARDS Newborn Photographer of the Year 2020
  • Inaugural MPA Landscape Gold Winner February 2021
  • International MPA Commercial Gold Winner April 2020
  • Royal Photographic Society ‘Blue Ribbon Award 2019’

We are pleased to announce we have signed up to the MPA Master Photographers Association COVID-19 protocols and we have also received the COVID-19 training from BCBC (Bridgend County Borough Council) so that we can observe best practices for you, your families and ourselves when we meet you On Location or at Children’s Photography Bridgend Studio.


Children’s Studio Portraits

At the beginning of our studio sessions we like to take our time to get to know your children and allow them to relax, rather than putting them straight in front of the camera. Once they are comfortable in the environment, this allows us to capture them in a natural way and we can show their true expressions and personalities. During the shoot we aim to take a wide range of portraits. In the studio we have lots of different backdrops to choose from, to enable us to create a wide range of imagery for you to choose from.


On Location / Outdoor Portraits

We love to do outdoor photography throughout the year in local beauty spots including our many beaches, Ogmore Castle, Bryngarw and Margam Park, as well as travelling further afield to Roath Park in Cardiff and other locations in South Wales. The best time for outdoor photography is early mornings or evenings; photoshoots in bright sunlight cause lots of shadows and often result in people squinting. We will often book in two dates for an outdoor photoshoot in case we need to rearrange due to the weather. Outdoor shoots are an opportunity to capture more natural shots of children playing and interacting. They are also ideal for large family groups or to have a more scenic image with local scenery as the backdrop.

Example of images captured at an outdoors shoot


Baby & Toddler Studio Portraits

We understand the importance of capturing memories of your children at key stages in their life. Babies are a pleasure to photograph at around 6-12 months old as they are learning so many new things and are full of natural smiles. We have lots of props we use at this age to help baby sit or stand in order to capture the perfect image. An important memory is baby’s first birthday, for which we do offer cake smash shoots, but we also enjoy capturing other images to mark baby and toddler birthdays, using other props, balloons etc to create your desired photographs and memories. Some of the hardest photographs to take are of toddlers, however, they can also be the most rewarding. Toddlers are naturally curious and strong-willed, it can take time and perseverance to get a set of beautiful images of your toddler, but they will invariably reflect their individual personalities and create lasting memories.


Fine Art Portraits

Fine Art photography will give a selection of emotive images of your child that brings out the best in them. Clothing and styling is very important in these sessions to give the right feel to your images. Feel free to have a look through the images or call us for a chat about options. It’s always good to bring a few changes of clothing along to the shoot to get some different images. The images will capture your child/children looking natural, with no forced expressions.


Model & Acting Children’s Portfolios

Model and acting portfolios are a specific type of image, similar to a job application. Your child needs to show their versatility in confidence in these commercial images to give that wow factor to potential agencies and employers. There is a lot of competition on the acting and modelling markets and we want to make sure your child id shown in their best light to pursue their chosen goal. We will take a number of images including full body shots, head shots and half body shots, on a plain background. You are likely looking for 3 Headshots for Spotlight or about 8 images for a modelling portfolio. Our prices and packages reflect this, though you may want more images so you are able to change them periodically or keep them for yourselves. It is good to bring one or two changes of clothes to the shoot and plain, simple clothing is best. Big patterns or logos will distract from the subject of the image which must be your child.

School Photos

The School photo is the most bought photograph. However, School Photographers only have a few minutes with each child to create that perfect image. We have the time to work with your child/children, relax them and pose them to create the perfect School Photo in our Studio. We aim to be competitively priced compared to School Photography Companies, but can add that extra special feel to your image. School Photos make the perfect presents for family members as prints, mugs, keyrings or other products.

Christmas Festive Photos

Our busiest time of the year is the run up to Christmas – not surprising with our amazing Christmas offers! Every year we set the Studio up with Christmas props and backdrops and photograph your children in beautiful Christmas scenes. We always order many packs of Christmas cards for you to send your favourite image to your friends and family as well as providing prints and digital images for you to show off on your social media and around your house. Christmas shoots are by far our most popular and we have a number of customers who have been to us every year without fail, to catalogue their children growing up. These can also make great gifts for friends and family in the form of keyrings, coasters and mugs as well as prints, canvases and frames.

On Location and Studio photographer based in Broadlands, Bridgend and serving around Bridgend, Cowbridge, Porthcawl, Maesteg, Ogmore, Llantrisant, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff…

Children’s Photography Bridgend

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