Andrew P Collier

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4 01, 2021

Your family portraits – where are they now?

2021-01-04T07:59:59+00:00January 4th, 2021|Family Celebrations, Family Portraits, Pets, Uncategorized, Urban Portraits|

Stuck in a drawer or out on display? We’re probably all guilty of having packets of printed photographs in drawers which were taken before the convenience of taking photos on our mobile phones. And what about the photos on our laptops, USB sticks, DVDs (yes, [...]

22 11, 2020

Pet portrait trio 1 – pet photography in South Cheshire

2020-12-02T17:39:30+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Capturing the true character of a dog in a photograph is paramount. It turns a good photo into a great photo. Capturing the true character of THREE dogs in the same photograph involves more than skill and experience – it involves patience.   Good job I have it by the [...]

22 11, 2020

Family portrait photography in Anglesey, North Wales

2020-11-22T17:04:46+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

I’ve been photographing families for many many years. Thank goodness the very old fashioned notion of simply lining up family members to say ‘cheese’ is long gone. It’s not just about capturing faces, it’s about capturing fun, personalities and making lasting memories. In years to come, this family will be [...]

22 11, 2020

Pet photography in Cuddington, Cheshire with Mitch the Border Collie

2020-11-22T16:51:13+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

‘Life is like a box of chocolates’. Obviously Forrest Gump was referring to life in general when he said this. But, the same goes for photographing pets. You never really know what to expect.   My own bundle of furry joy is Rocky. Many of my clients have met Rocky [...]

22 11, 2020

Liverpool | Family portrait photography in Hope Street

2020-11-22T16:49:01+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Liverpool, home of The Beatles, is one of my favourite locations for one of my favourite types of photography. A genre with raw edge and a degree of cool that doesn’t really happen elsewhere. Urban portraits, street portraits, there are loads of different names for them but they are amongst [...]

22 11, 2020

Northwich | A family portrait session with young children

2020-11-22T16:45:43+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Family Portraits, Uncategorized|

Northwich in Cheshire is one of the most popular places for me to go to take family portrait photos. I’m lucky that I’ve been chosen by so many families and pet owners to take their portrait photographs. This session from March 2019 was taken as part of a practice session [...]

28 05, 2020

Lymm Dam | Family portrait photography

2020-09-01T16:25:55+00:00May 28th, 2020|Children, Family Portraits, Warrington|

Here’s a story about a beautiful family portrait session at Lymm Dam. I’ve photographed literally hundreds of family portrait sessions over the last twelve years and most have had a significant reason behind them. The family portrait session I did for Jane and her children was poignant and marked an [...]

22 05, 2020

Pets | Lifestyle product photography

2020-09-01T16:28:56+00:00May 22nd, 2020|3. Commercial, Dogs, Pets|

This post is about a product photography session I did last year for treatyourdog.co.uk. It’s been a while since I posted any commercial work on here. I usually post my commercial work on my commercial photography website yourcommercialphotographer.com. Very occasionally there is a cross over to my social photography and [...]

15 05, 2020

How might family group portraits look in the future?

2020-09-01T16:29:50+00:00May 15th, 2020|Children, Family Celebrations, Family Portraits, Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington|

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused so many problems in so many areas of our lives. Social distancing and hand washing have become the norms. We smile and wave as we cross the street to avoid people coming towards us. Apart from the terrible death toll and economic impact, the virus [...]

14 04, 2020

Dramatic portraits – seven years apart

2020-11-21T08:06:21+00:00April 14th, 2020|Family Portraits, Fashion portrait, Teenagers, Urban Portraits|

Portrait – what does it mean? It means different things to different people but the dictionary definition is ‘A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and [...]

5 04, 2020

Dog photography | A Golden Retriever in Chester

2020-11-21T08:04:49+00:00April 5th, 2020|Pets, Uncategorized|

Chester is a great place for dog photography with some great locations within the city and in the surrounding countryside in Cheshire and just over the border in North Wales. Dog photography is one of my favourite parts of portrait photography. There is something really special about capturing the character, [...]

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