About us


O’Brien Cooper Photography has been a professional photography studio since 1993. Before this point we were a semi-pro operation since 1989.


Bob Cooper LMPA – Master Photographer – has been actively involved in photography since the 1960’s.  He is a past Welsh Fashion and Glamour photographer of the year and Pictorial and Illustrative Photographer of the year  and has run courses in all types of photography for over ten years. He is also a tutor of photography for Goleg Gwent in Wales, Torfaen ACL and O’Brien Cooper Photography has provided training courses and lectures for various educational establishments including the University of Wales.

Bob has been a professional photographer since 1992 and a Master Photographer since 1999 and has covered more than 1500 weddings, 3500 baby portraits, 6000 thousand  family and individual portraits and over 1200 commercial assignments.

The business has been studio based since the mid 1990’s and run various studios in Wales but now operates from our native Hampshire prior to retirement.

The business will close in its present form on the 1st September 2017. We have run the business for a full year beyond the original closure date in order to allow past customers to claim their images. That option is now closed and no further images can be supplied to customers.

We would also like to give notice that when the business does close we will no longer be available via this site or via our business e-mail address. The business phone number will also close.


* Awards

  • 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 Avante-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)

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O’Brien Cooper Photography in Hampshire can be contacted via our “Contact Page”