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Columbia Photography Photography is my passion, it's all I've ever wanted to do, and I've been a full-time photographer since 1986. I spent my early photography career on-board luxury cruise ships sailing worldwide. I'd take souvenir photos of elderly passengers in a truly remarkable variety of different places and poses. My time at sea was fantastic, meeting great people and experiencing many different countries & cultures.

Eventually I tired of globe-trotting (and constantly being told to 'Bugger Off' by my less than enthusiastic elderly models). I knew it was time to head back to England and indulge in some serious photography. Once I'd decided upon Bournemouth, Columbia Photography opened its doors in 1993, and there hasn't been a dull moment since. The comfortable, modern studio is located at 19 Columbia Rd, Ensbury Pk.

Bournemouth. There's parking for one vehicle on the shop forecourt, in the bay marked 'Reserved Parking', Additional parking can be found on the nearby side roads (Beswick Avenue). Please contact me before visiting as I may be in the middle of a shoot and I'd hate for you to waste a journey.
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read more › Wedding photography is all about emotion, love and romance. Young couples hold hands and old couples link arms, and the bride's Dad sheds a tear or two during the ceremony. As a wedding photographer, that's what it's all about, love and romance. My style of wedding photography is very informal and relaxed. It may be described as a 'documentary' or 'reportage' wedding photography. I work quickly and unobtrusively to tell your complete wedding story. I also ensure I record all the little details.

read more › Every wedding package includes digital copies of all your wedding photos, an online gallery & free downloads and video slideshow, and Packages also include a beautiful wall print of your favourite photo. You're guaranteed a high quality & professional service, original & creative images, wonderful compositions & competitive prices. See below for all the package details. We also offer Off-Peak wedding packages for midweek (Mon - Thurs) & Winter weddings. Photo Add-On's must be purchased and paid for prior to the wedding.

read more › We have the finest quality, hand-finished wedding albums, each album beautifully designed just for you. All your photos are hand printed for the finest presentation. We have elegant 'Bellissimo' wedding albums, with images flush to the page. If you'd like to visit the studio and see these gorgeous albums for yourself, please let me know. I'll pop the kettle on, we can have a chat about what you want from your wedding photographer and I'll show you some samples of my work. Ellie & Oscar were married at St Andrews Church, Melcombe Bingham, with their reception at the nearby Athelhampton House.

read more › Louisa & Mike - Athelhampton House Wedding All wedding photographers love an Athelhampton House wedding, and I'm no different, it's my favourite. Sherborne Abbey wedding photographer Louise & Ed kindly asked me to be their Sherborne Abbey wedding photographer. This impressive building, known. Jon & Katie's Wedding at Branksome Dene Community Room Let me tell you a little about Katie & Jon's wedding at Branksome Dene Community Room. Tim & Ellie's Dorset wedding Tim and Ellie enjoyed a wonderful wedding day, bathed in glorious Spring sunshine and a chorus of birdsong.

read more › A pre-wedding engagement portrait session is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other a bit better. You see how I work and I find out how you react to the camera, which poses you're comfortable with and what style you prefer. You'll be photographed individually and together (as you will on your wedding day) in a variety of relaxed and comfortable poses. Please bring along a few outfits to vary the colour and style (we have a small changing room). A few days later you'll return to the studio for your viewing.

read more › I've listed below a few of my favourite Dorset wedding suppliers. Having worked in the wedding industry for years I've met many wonderful cake makers and fabulous florists. The suppliers I've listed below are all very good and I've personally worked with them or seen their work on many occasions. I receive no reward for these recommendations, I just know that these guys are top quality and won't let you down. Although these wedding suppliers may not be the cheapest, you really do get what you pay for.

read more › People want portrait photography for many reasons, but ultimately everybody wants the same thing. I've been a Bournemouth portrait photographer for 25 years, in my Columbia Road photo studio. In this time I've photographed thousands of Mums & Dads, Granmas & Grandads, newborn babies, toddlers and infants. Many, many happy memories safeguarded for generations to come. Your Portrait Photographer will photograph you for 45 mins - 1 hour. You'll be advised on poses and clothing. Bring along a few outfits, we have a small changing room available.

read more › Maternity portraits are a wonderful way to record a unique moment, a moment that you'll want to remember forever. Insure those memories with a professional portrait session. You're welcome to involve others in your bump shoot, your husband, partner, and children. We keep a variety of props, but I would encourage you to bring along your own bits and bobs so your portrait session is truly unique and personal to you. Check out our maternity 'bump' gallery for ideas, and see our tips and advice below.

read more › Baby photography for your newborn keeps those wonderful memories safe forever. When you see photos of your adorable little baby, tiny fingers and toes and an angelic smile, it all comes flooding back. You'll feel like you're cuddling your little one for the very first time. Baby photography is about creating beautiful photos of this special time for generations to come. Take a look at our Baby Photo Gallery and check out our fantastic Baby Portrait Packages. Your baby photo session lasts approx 1 hour.

read more › Passport photos for babies and children of any age, satisfaction guaranteed. Your baby will be photographed in our professional studio. Your child's photograph is checked to ensure it meets all the official guidelines. If you're applying online, we can give you a passport photo code to input during your application. Photo codes include a HMPO Passport Photo Acceptance Check to highlight any possible issues before you leave the studio. Applying online is cheaper, and the whole process is very simple.

read more › Family portrait photography should show everybody's unique personality, and the bonds of love that tie you together. Family portrait photography is about your sense of family fun & unity. It's also a great excuse to get all the folks together, Nanny and Grandpa, Mum and Dad, and of course the kids. If the older folk won't join in then just get all the kids (or grand-kids) together for a shoot, they tend to be up for it. Have a look at our family photo gallery, read our portrait tips and advice, and when you're ready to book please get in touch.

read more › With child photography you need to understand children, know how to make them feel comfortable and bring them out of themselves. As an experienced child photographer I have all the tools to capture wonderful photographs of your children from toddler to teenager. I know you adults out there can be a little bit camera shy and just want photos of the kids, but I'd urge you to consider joining in. Why not get involved and make it a family portrait session, I'm sure in years to come your children will treasure your family photos.

read more › So your daughter loves fairies, or your little lad's obsessed with pirates? Well book them a photo shoot! Your daughter can dress up in our high quality fairy & princess outfits, your little boy can be a knight or a pirate. They'll have fun and you'll take home a selection of beautiful childhood memories. Lots of different outfits and a huge selection of stunning backgrounds await you. Fairy photography brings a smile to everyone's face, and the children love it.

read more › Cat and dog photography in the studio Some animals may find the studio environment intimidating or not be comfortable travelling. If you think your pet may be like this, then it may be wise to meet at an outdoor location. If you keep larger animals such as horses then location is the only option. Call us on 01202 513 535 to discuss. No photos or digital files are included with your portrait session, you decide which photos you'd like to invest in at your viewing. Session price covers studio time & equipment, professional editing, preparation of proofs & your private viewing in the studio.

read more › So you need passport photos, but hate squeezing into those uncomfortable little photobooths. There is another way, visit our professional photo studio, with parking and a comfortable reception. You'll be photographed in a modern studio by a professional photographer. Using studio lighting we'll capture you looking your best, and promise to create a pleasing image. Baby passport photos from newborn upwards. Children with additional needs are no problem. We understand the difficulties in using photo-booths with small children, just call us to make an appointment.

read more › Because you need a quick headshot capturing you looking your best. For web use only, if you also require a print-ready file this is available for 10 extra per image. A 15 minute studio photo session. You'll be photographed a variety of poses using different lighting and backdrops. Both web and print ready files included. Because you need quality headshots, with adventurous lighting and different backdrops. You want to view a private web gallery and choose your favourite photo/s in your own time.

read more › We cover everything from large corporate events and social gatherings, down to a small family party. We can offer event photography, prints, digital files and presentations. Your event photographer can optimise your image files for printing, your website, or social media. If you want a mobile portrait studio at your event with prints offered for sale to your guests, please get in touch.

read more › Whatever the celebration, be it an 18th Birthday party, golden anniversary, hen night or engagement party, we'd be delighted to photograph the happy event for you. Any size party at any location, from a small family gathering at home to a large venue. All the edited photographs can be provided as either printed photos, digital files, digital downloads, or a combination of all three. Please get in touch to find out more. You may be interested in out mobile 'photobooth' portrait studio, giving your guests a wonderful photo gift to remember the occasion by.

read more › Photos for your website, product shots, staff portraits, architectural photography, press releases, functions & events, headshots, or simple I.D. photos. Whatever your needs, I've worked alongside many businessses with many different requirements, from huge mutitnationals down to Joe Bloggs working from his garden shed. Every client is treated with the same care and professionalism. The aim is to provide you with the images & technology to meet your needs, increase your sales, and project the exact image you want and need.

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