When looking to commission a photographer to document important milestones in your life, it's important that you make the right choice, and feel happy and comfortable in your decision.
To us, the experience of your portrait session is just as important as the images themselves - and we love to get to know each of our clients personally.
Here's a little about us, to help you get a better feel for Amplified Studio, and the faces behind it.
Jordan Gillard BA(hons) AMPA ASWPP QNBGP
Jordan has been a professional photographer for over 10 years, but specialised in newborns particularly when Amplified Studio opened in 2013.
He obtained his photography degree from the University of South Wales and is passionate about proper education in photography.
He has since gone on to be one of the UK's leading newborn specialists, being the only photographer in Wales and one of 4 in the UK to achieve his Associateship in newborn portraiture within the Master Photographers Association. Jordan has won numerous awards for his newborn work, which can be seen on the awards page of our website.
In his personal life, Jordan enjoys landscape photography and spending time at the coastline - having been a keen surfer in his youth. Jordan also enjoys music, 80's movies and shouting at the TV during international rugby matches - preferably with a beer in hand.
But, most importantly - Jordan is a dad to two young boys and husband to his business partner, Sally.
Sally Gillard LLB(hons) CertHE
Sally is a businesswoman at heart - and runs all aspects of Amplified Studio from the marketing, to the product guide and the finances. Sally is also extremely experienced in the art of newborn posing and safety - and often gets called the resident baby whisperer.
Sally's educational background is a degree in Law, with a certificate of higher education in Medical Biochemistry (yup, miles away from her current position).
In her personal life, Sally enjoys relaxing at home reading and watching Corrie.
She's a nerd at heart, with a love for all things Disney, Harry Potter and most importantly - Back to the Future.
Sally is a massive tea pot, so will usually be found with a mug in hand (unless it's the baby), failing that it will be a glass of Malibu and coke.
Again, most importantly Sally is mum to two young boys, so all her spare time is spent with them and husband, Jordan.
Sophie Watts Bsc (hons)
Sophie is our studio manager, and helps in running the day to day tasks, from assisting on sessions, to bookings and the all important VAT returns.
Sophie also has a huge role in the running and organising of the Bijou Baby Fairs, hosted by Amplified Studio.
Sophie is a voice you'll hear on the phone, and a face you'll see in our viewing room.
Sophie's academic background is in accounting and finance, making her a whiz with numbers.
In her personal life, Sophie likes to get outdoors and explore - having also had a background in agriculture. Sophie enjoys watching full series of various TV shows, and horror movies. She also loves Disney and wine.
Sophie's most important job is being a mum to her daughter. She enjoys nothing more than her family days out.