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So far Andrew Collier has created 38 blog entries.
9 01, 2022

The Black and White Season – why I love it

2022-01-09T14:53:38+00:00January 9th, 2022|Black and white, Family Portraits, Liverpool, Manchester, Teenagers, Urban Portraits|

I've always loved black and white portraits. Colour is great but black and white just has that extra something. The French would call it 'Je ne sais quoi' which translates as a quality that cannot be described easily. And that sums it up really. Many of the fantastic [...]

7 01, 2022

Why I’m focusing on boutique wedding photography

2022-01-08T10:12:38+00:00January 7th, 2022|1. Weddings|

Wedding photography - why I’ve changed direction. I’ve been photographing weddings since 2009 and I’ve shot all kinds of weddings since then. I’ve always seen myself as a photographer who enjoys shooting weddings rather than being a full time wedding photographer, and I always enjoyed the smaller, more intimate boutique [...]

7 08, 2021

West Kirby | Family portraits on the beach

2021-08-07T08:40:08+00:00August 7th, 2021|Beach portraits, Cheshire, Children, Family Portraits, Liverpool|

West Kirby has a brilliant beach When summer comes it's time to head off to the beach and that means it's time for beach portraits. West Kirby is one of my favourite beaches in the North West. Family portraits on the beach are special and huge fun. Beach portraits [...]

23 07, 2021

Family portraits at the beach | Wirral

2021-07-23T15:04:59+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Beach portraits, Children, Family Portraits|

Family portraits at the beach are so much fun. Imagine the sand in your toes, a sea breeze, the sound of the ocean. I think they are more fun than any other type of portrait. I don't think you can do formal on the beach or running along the water's [...]

13 03, 2021

Brand photography for Creating Adventures

2021-03-16T08:27:42+00:00March 13th, 2021|Advertising photography, Branding, Charity events, Cheshire, Personal work|

Brand Photography - something different in lockdown. Like thousands of other photographers, I haven't been able to photograph family portraits, weddings or family events during the lockdowns over the last year. Apart from the lack of income, it's really frustrating not to be able to do the things that [...]

6 03, 2021

Three dogs near Crewe | pet photography in South Cheshire

2021-03-06T04:23:10+00:00March 6th, 2021|Cheshire, Dogs, Pets, Uncategorized|

Will you photograph more than one dog? Many of our dog photography clients have small breeds and tend to have more than one dog. Three is a popular number. As a cheshire based dog photographer I'm often asked if I wouldn't mind photographing three or more dogs at a portrait [...]

21 02, 2021

Liverpool | Family portrait photography in Hope Street

2021-08-09T13:52:12+00:00February 21st, 2021|Family Portraits, Liverpool, Urban Portraits|

Liverpool is my favourite urban photography location Every city, town and village has its own photo opportunities but Liverpool is abundant in its sheer range of amazing locations and backdrops for location portrait portrait photography. Every part of the city centre has so much variety that you're spoilt for choice. [...]

18 02, 2021

Lifestyle portrait sessions are COVID secure

2021-02-18T14:57:46+00:00February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Our lifestyle portrait sessions are Covid secure and take place outside when the law allows it. Prior to your session we'll ask you the usual COVID healthcheck questions we're all asked before an appointment these days. At the beginning of the session we'll do a temperature check with each person. [...]

2 02, 2021

Anglesey | Dog photography in North Wales

2021-02-02T16:56:52+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Anglesey, Cheshire, Dogs, Pets, Uncategorized|

Anglesey is one of my favourite places to work As a dog and family portrait photographer based in Cheshire with clients all over North Wales I must admit that I love a day (or a few days) out photographing in Anglesey. I met this lovely little Jack Russell during a [...]

26 01, 2021

Family portraits on the beach!

2021-01-26T07:43:14+00:00January 26th, 2021|Anglesey, Cheshire, Children, Family Portraits, Uncategorized|

So many families in Cheshire take their holidays in North Wales and particularly in Anglesey. When we were planning this shoot before the first lockdown in 2020 we were going do the shoot at home in Knutsford in Mid April. As a portrait photographer based in [...]

18 01, 2021

Creating unique wall art in Tarporley

2021-01-26T07:42:49+00:00January 18th, 2021|Cheshire, Family Portraits, Warrington|

Why the half built house? When Roger and Sally and their daughters decided to have a family portrait we were originally thinking about going to somewhere like Delamere Forest. Then we got talking about their new house which was being built near Tarporley in Cheshire [...]

4 01, 2021

Your family portraits – where are they now?

2021-01-18T15:13:32+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, [...]

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