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Bob Cooper trading as O’Brien Cooper Photography has been photographing, commercial and social events for over 24 years. A fully qualified Master Photographer and member of the Master Photographer’s Association Bob has retired from wedding work and the day-to-day running of the business but remains in full control of the information sharing side of the company.

Bob said recently,

“We have covered in excess of 1500 weddings and too many portraits to remember in our time as social photographers and the commercial side of our business has seen us produce images for hundreds of media projects from book cover shots through advertising work for retail companies to images for prestigious websites and much more

We are now actively helping new photographers and advising photography and image related businesses on how to increase their income and helping new and creative photographers with their art. We do not charge for our services as we are retired from the business but still very happy to help out. If you ever feel in need of a bit of help just give us a call.”

Thanks for taking a look.


• 1994 Fuji wedding print commendation award (via Colab) Welsh
• 1994 Fuji wedding photography award – merit – Colab (National)
• 1994 Fuji wedding photography award – commended – Colab (National)
• 1995 Gwent & S E Wales Monochrome & Portrait Society Silver Award
1996 Gwent & S E Wales Monochrome & Portrait Society Gold Award
• 1997 SWPP Wedding Photographer of the Month April (National)
• 1997 SWPP Wedding Photographer of the Month July (National)
• 1997 SWPP Portrait Photographer of the Month July (National)
• 1998 SWPP Model & Glamour Photography Merit Award (National)
1999 Awarded Licentiate of the Master Photographers Association
• 2000 Awarded Licentiate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
• 2000 MPA/Cherubs highly commended award (road show) (National)
• 2002 Welsh MPA Avant-Garde Portrait (merit)
2004 Welsh MPA Fashion & Glamour category winner (Welsh Fashion & Glamour Photographer of the Year)
• 2004 Welsh MPA Commercial photography (merit)
• 2004 Welsh MPA Pictorial and Illustrative (merit)
• 2005 Welsh MPA Classical Wedding category finalist
• 2005 Welsh MPA Pictorial category winner. Illustrative Photographer of the Year
• 2006 Welsh MPA Classical Portrait (merit)
• 2006 Welsh MPA Fashion and Glamour (merit)
• 2009 Welsh MPA Pictorial and Illustrative (merit)
• 2009 Welsh MPA Fashion/Beauty (merit)
• 2014 Torfaen ACL Tutor of the Year Awards (Photography)

In accordance with new data protection rules we are legally obliged to inform all our customers of the level of information about them held by us.
As we are no longer operating as a business we have no need to hold any information.
We do not hold information on any customers, past or present. Our archive has closed and as per the rules on visual data we did advertise the remaining images that we held by us for a period of five years. As we no longer trade we do not hold any information either digital or visual.
Our business ceased to generate an income as from 16/09/2016 and we now run an information site only. We do not charge for our services but we hope that we can help new businesses with the information and advisory service that we now run.
We operate a purely advisory service for which we do not make charges and we do not create an income from our operations. 
For further information please call 07971 295 166.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I’ve been given a Groupon Voucher within the last few days, which expires soon! What do I need to do to extend the time limit as it appears the June courses are full. I have left message on phone but have heard nothing.

    1. Terri,

      I have e-mailed you directly with the voucher extension details. Sorry for not answering the voicemail but as it was left during non-working hours we can’t action it until we return to the studio in the morning. Hope we’ve sorted everything for you know.


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