About Us

Third Avenue Photography is unlike any other photo company out there. We pride ourselves on being different and operating beyond the boundaries of your everyday photographers. We are a collective force of creative talent that work together to share our knowledge of the field. When you book with one of us you’re receiving the skills of all of us. We’ll always go that one-step further for you.

Dan Collins

Dan Collins

Dan is the founder and owner of Third Avenue Photography. The youngest of the team, when he’s not behind the camera you can usually find him in some obscure country around the world. An IFBPA photographer for BodyProfile, photo editor to the stars and photographer to the winner of Miss England & Mr England, Dan knows his stuff. Master on Photoshop, he has the best looking Facebook profile around. Dan currently shoots with the Canon 6D.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Sam is the second founding member of Third Avenue Photography. Sam is a genius. Not the evil kind, but the kind that just knows everything. This guy eats, sleeps and breathes photography. He’s an events king who knows how to get a crowd going. Photographer for Mococo and videographer for the winner of Miss England, he’s kind of a big deal. Sam is also an aircraft engineer… you know, in case you ever need an airplane at a photoshoot. Sams camera of choice is the Canon 7DMK2.

James Ardern

James Ardern

James is our resident sound and video guy. Professionally trained sound engineer and self-taught videographer, he tends to only show up on special occasions. When he’s not creating a masterpiece that Steven Spielberg would be proud of he’s crafting the minds of the future by working in a school. He’s the Benjamin Button of the group that just doesn’t seem to age. Seriously. James currently shoots with a Canon 650D.

Kiri Dowdall

Kiri Dowdall

Kiri is the one that keeps the boys in check. Outstandingly creative she’s like a human version of Pintrest. Like James, Kiri only joins us on special occasions because she’s a bit tied up these days saving lives in a hospital. When Kiri joins the guys on a shoot, you know magic is about to happen. Cute, quirky and exceptionally bubbly are just a few of the words she’s never been compared to before, but we’re sure people think it. Kiri shoots with the Canon 5DMK3.