Local Business Heroes - AJ Photos & Designs

A new photography studio in town offers professional shots, instant printing, gift personalisation, and brings a little colour to Eld Lane!

AJ Photos and Designs was opened recently by Jonathan and Angeles, a married couple who have been visiting friends and relatives in Colchester for the last 11 years, and finally decided that our town was the place for them! They cite the relaxed feel to the town and its friendly residents as instrumental in their decision to call Colchester home.

With a wealth of photography experience gained by running their own successful business in Spain, a photography studio and shop was the natural choice for the couple.


The shop offers photographic portfolios, newborn, toddler and family studio sessions, wedding and commercial event photography, as well as instant photo printing, personalised gift items, such as phone cases, mugs, caps and keyrings,  and those services that we all need from time to times, such as passport photos, compliment slips and business cards.

When not working in the shop, Jonathan and Angeles are… well, working! Often to be found out scouting for good locations for photo shoots, the Castle Park and Clacton Beach are particular favourites of the couple.

Jonathan tells Colchester Life that it’s always a little frustrating starting a new business, taking time to get established and encouraging customers to give their services a try, but with patience they are sure their professionalism and enthusiasm will prove a success.

Certainly the couple have an infectious energy and the lovely shots they have displayed, of their beautiful daughter in particular, show just what they can do. Check out their Facebook page for samples of their work and any special offers: https://www.facebook.com/ajpho...

And Colchester Life discount card holders, AJ Photos and Designs are offering 10% of any of the items in their shop in 1B Eld Lane upon production of your card! Jonathan and Angeles, Colchester Life wishes you well!