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Andrew Jackson Photography & Twitter

Just a quick reminder that we will be using Twitter to promote competitions, wedding tips, portrait ideas and generally “stuff” about Andrew Jackson Photography. Please follow us at AJP_photo. We’ve quite a few wedding shows coming up, plus some new training workshops so sign up and we’ll promise not to be dull. Or tweet too […]

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Andrew Jackson Photography & Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol

This weekend, we’ll be attending the Ashton Court “Classic Weddings” Open Day, with doors open from 11-6pm. We’re big fans of Ashton Court. The main music room (above) is a stunning space, ideal for ceremonies and / or for the wedding breakfast, and with separate bar space and room to greet guests, this is an […]

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‘Fifty Shades’ of Valentine’s Boudoir Portraits

Are you looking for the perfect valentine present? Well, look no further, because we have the ideal solution. But first, I have to say  “look away now” if  are after ‘Page 3 or top shelf glamour’ – this really isn’t the offer for you… ‘Viva Boudoir’ is much more sophisticated; much more about unlocking your inner […]

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Posing a Portrait Question 2013

Serious post this. When did you last have a portrait taken? Of you, with your partner, with your family? Last December, I attended three funerals – two of which were very much ‘out of the blue’. Inevitably, that started me pondering “the meaning of life, the universe & everything”. One thought was how important great […]

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Congratulations On Your Christmas Engagement

Big congratulations to all the couples who announced engagements over Christmas! It is a lovely time to get engaged as it also starts a year (or more!) of planning. At times it will feel as though you have a jobs list as long as your arm, but we really do recommend that you aim enjoy every […]

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Andrew Jackson Photography: Christmas Opening Hours

Just thought it might be useful for those of you taking advantage of the Christmas season to arrange wedding meetings or portrait shoots to advise of our working hours over the break: – Business closes 5pm, Friday 21 December. Closed 22/23/24/25/26. – Open Thurs 27 & Friday 28 (usual hours) – Closed 29/30/331/1/2 and re-opens […]

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Capturing the Moment: Wedding Photography

Lots of our couples focus on the spontaneous, fun shots and these are lovely. But we also recommend a few minutes away from the maddening crowd to capture some intimate, more thoughtful images. Sometimes, a moment of stillness can make the most delightful pictures, especially when in a beautiful setting. The perfect wedding album has […]

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Boudoir Christmas Gifts

Bored with pouting Page 3 style boudoir pictures, shot against moody black backgrounds? Well, so are we. Hollywood glamour should be fun, should be easy like a Sunday morning and should provide images that you can’t wait to show friends. If you want ‘Fifty Shades’ that’s fine but there is an alternative –  sunlight, smiles, […]

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Andrew Jackson Photography & Fireworks

I know Nov 5th is rapidly becoming a distant memory, but before it fades completely, here is a quick slide show. I’m often asked to take firework pictures at weddings and it’s always makes me slightly nervous. The weather is critical – too much breeze and the crisp lines of the bursts will be lost. […]

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Andrew Jackson Photography & Christmas Vouchers

As we near the end of November, I don’t feel quite so bad using the ‘C’ word. A portrait shoot makes for a great Christmas present: the experience itself is great fun & the pictures will be fab. Forget all the “I don’t like having my picture taken” nonsense – even the most camera-shy relax […]

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