Venture Photography Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Experience
Whatever your story is, our photography will reveal it. Whether experiencing Venture for yourself or buying a Venture photographic session as a gift, the end result will be an invaluable personal work of art for your home.
We are confident that you will enjoy your Venture photoshoot experience and cherish your images and our hand-crafted frames.
Meet the Team
What is your job role? Managing the team.
How long have you been working for Venture? Since the franchise started in 2000.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? Obviously Kenny for creating wonderful images especially ones of my family.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Working with the team to create memorable images for customers.
Hobbies? Watching movies, reading, walking, but most of all spending time with my family and friends.
What is your job role? Boss's Husband.
How long have you been working for Venture? Since the beginning.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? Arnold Newman. He was the first Photographer to take portraits in the sitters own environment, giving him the name "The Father of Enviromental Portraiture". His sense of composition is second to none and he has photographed almost every major world figure.
What do you enjoy most about your job? The fact that my job is also my hobby.
Favourite Film? Some like it hot (because I like Jack Lemmon), Moulin Rouge (for the styling) and the Bourne series.
Favourite Music? Very ecclectic taste, Jazz, Classical, Opera, Rolf, Folk, anything really that is good, not Radio 1 or X-Factor.
Hobbies? Photography, food and drink, eating out and cooking, travelling, listening to music and singing in the choir.
What is your most memorable experience at Venture? Being a founder member, becoming the first ever photographer to achieve the Venture diploma in photography.
Chris - Style Director
What is your job role? Style Director/Photographer.
How long have you been working for Venture? Since the Summer of 2000.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? Myself of course! No to be honest I like a few photographers mainly David Bailey, Mario Testino, Ansel Adams and Rankin amongst a few!
What do you enjoy most about your job? That no day is the same! Photographing lost of different variety of people and not forgetting the people I work with!
Favourite Film? Hmmm hard question to answer I’ve too many to mention! Probably Highlander, Trainspotting, Braveheart, Lord of the Rings are high up on the list! Definitely not soppy films!
Favourite Music? No real genre if its good I’ll like it! Definitely not any of the X Factor stuff though, i.e. Jon and Edward.
Hobbies? Spending time with my wife and kids! When I have time and when there is snow, skiing and more skiing...whenever I can, mountain biking...even when I'm not working photography, hanging out with my wife and kids!
What is your most memorable experience at Venture? When the studio went on a weekend trip to Brussels and the 2007 Gala dinner in Birmingham!
David - Photographer
What is your job role? Photographer.
How long have you been working for Venture? Four years.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? Joel Grimes. The lighting on his pictures is fantastic and has a real eerie mood to them.
What do you enjoy most about your job? The people I work with! I work with two guys and the rest are women, so its awesome! I have a good laugh at work!
Favourite Film? Don't have just one movie, but some of my favourites are; The Shawshank Redemption, Blow, Fear and loathing in Las Vegas. Anything with Johnny Depp is amazing!
Favourite Music? Indie/Rock, Rap, Hip Hop.Bands include Friendly fires,Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kasabian, Kanye West, Dr Dre. Anything really as long as its not death metal!
Hobbies? Going to the Gym, downhill biking and mainly partying with mates!
What is your most memorable experience at Venture? My first Gala Dinner in Birmingham. Free indoors carnival, enough said!
Claire - Photographer
What is your job role? Photographer/Previewer.
How long have you been working for Venture? Five years.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? David Eustace
What do you enjoy most about your job? Taking photos.
Favourite Film? Comedy's and Chic flicks, but Sex in the City is in the Top 10.
Favourite Music? Will listen to most types of music.
Hobbies? Chilling with friends and family, and going on holiday!
What is your most memorable experience at Venture? During my training I sat in on one of Kenny's session's, only for his trousers to rip in the crotch area, what was worse, he didn't realise and being new I didn't want to tell him....
Helen - Photographer
What is your job role? Photographer.
How long have you been working for Venture? Four years.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? Bill Brandt, Juergen Teller
What do you enjoy most about your job? Creating fabulous images.
Favourite Film? Toy Story, Top Gun, Amelie, Breakfast at Tiffanys.
Favourite Music? Kings of Leon, Florence and the Machine, Syd Barrett.
Hobbies? Cinema, Shopping, Theatre, Food, and spending time with loved ones.
What is your most memorable experience at Venture? When I asked a lady to make her children laugh, she flashed at them! I told her I would tell everyone. You know who you are!
Debbie - Photographer
What is your job role? Photographer.
How long have you been working for Venture? Five and a half years.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? I like lots of different photographers it’s hard to pinpoint one, I do really like old style black and white portraits.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Screaming kids!!!
Favourite Film? The Goonies still gives me a good laugh, ET makes me cry and I can’t stand Titanic.
Favourite Music? I like a wide range, I listened to the Smiths on the way to work today and Goldfrapp on the way back last night if that helps.
Hobbies? Being on holiday and exploring new places, live music, spending time with friends and eating good food.
What is your most memorable experience at Venture? Joanne and her spectacular chair dive!!!!
Natalie - Design Consultant
What is your job role? Design Consultant Manager
How long have you been working for Venture? Seven years.
Who is your favourite photographer and why? David for his experiance with clients in the studio and Chris for his photographs.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Helping customers choose their images and how to design them in our products.
Favourite Film? I love 'Taken' starring Liam Neeson.
Favourite Music? Paolo Nutini and Florence and The Machine.
Hobbies? Photography, running and skiing.
What is your most memorable experience at Venture? Too many! I love showing customers their work when they come to collect it.
The rest of the team
Being part of the Meadowbank Retail Park, we have 4 hours free car parking. Just remember to park as close to the steps at the West side of the car park as we are situated on London Road.
At Venture Edinburgh we are able to provide a number of different photographic services in our studio including:
Family Portrait Photography
Baby and New Born Photography
Pregnancy and Maternity Photography
Dog, Cat and Other Pet Portrait Photography
For many years Venture Edinburgh have been forging business links in and around the Edinburgh area with like minded and forward thinking companies. The list below will give you a feeling for the types of businesses we have formed corporate partnerships with.
If you are interested and wish to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, please call the Edinburgh studio on 0131 652 8130 and ask for our corporate manager Heather.
Over the past few years Venture Edinburgh have worked along side this fantastic wedding and prom dress shop. We are delighted to be working with such an innovative and exciting company and are pleased to recommend Pretty Woman to any of our clients.
Any bride who dreams of choosing her bridal gown will enjoy choosing from the Pretty Woman range. They provide every style and size of bridal dress you could dream of. They are proud that They can offer on of the largest selections of wedding dresses in Edinburgh. Pretty Woman pride themselves on having the largest selection of Bridesmaids dresses in Edinburgh.
For your prom evening they stock one of the widest ranges of beautiful prom dresses in Edinburgh. They also stock a range of accessories, including veils, shoes, tiaras and jewellery.
Their aim is to use their experience to help you buy with confidence and find your dream wedding gown at Pretty Woman.
Laings Jewellers is based in the centre of Edinburgh and was established in 1840. We are proud to support this unique jewellery specialising in diamond rings, watches and boutique items to suit any sort of style or fashion. We are sure that you will be as thrilled shopping here as we are to work with Laings. "Everyone has choices when buying jewellery and watches. That's why our team are trained to provide excellent service and to do all that we can to make your experience both enjoyable and rewarding.
The Kilt Hire Co.
Venture Edinburgh is delighted to be working with this fantastic kilt business. Located in the town of Musselburgh, on the East coast of Scotland. Their first premises were in one of the town’s smallest shops, so small you could touch both walls at once! Their reputation for keen pricing and commitment to excellent customer service quickly grew, with regular customers coming back time and time again to both hire and buy. Since those early days, they have expanded and moved premises three times in Musselburgh before finally settling in their very successful Bridge Street site. They also have shops in Haymarket and Dundee.
Over the past year Edinburgh has been working with Harley Davidson, and what a fantastic year it has been. We have had a substantial number of clients in with some of them bringing in their motorcycles to be photographed, with fantastic results being achieved. We look forward to many more years and more fantastic photoshoots with the beautiful motorcycles.
Harley Davidson Edinburgh are Scotland's Premier Harley-Davidson Dealership. They have state of the art service and repair facilities on site, with the full range of 100% genuine parts and accessories available for all models from Sportster to Ultra Classic Electra Glides. Most importantly we have the latest range of Harley-Davidson motorclothes, helmets, leathers, t-shirts, boots, goggles, collectables and much more.
Face and Body
Face and Body are Scotland's premiere non-surgical cosmetic clinic providing treatments that create natural looking aesthetic results to help men and women look their best and feel more confident.
Nothing boosts confidence like knowing you are looking your very best. Our cosmetic treatments and therapies help you look naturally youthful and healthy.
With a wide range of effective, non-surgical cosmetic treatments, we can suggest ways to safely fade away your signs of ageing for natural looking results. Our experts are always on hand to assess your needs and suggest the treatments or products that can make a real difference to you.
Dog Creche Edinburgh
Citidogs was created by Sarah & Sandy who are like minded in their love of dogs and who have experienced the anxiety of having to work all day but feel guilty about leaving their dog at home alone…and so Citidogs Creche, Dog Day Care centre is the solution. Trainers, behaviourists, rehomers and passionate dog lovers, have realised that many of the behavioural problems they saw in many dogs resulted from a lack of proper training and socialisation, and that many of the people who really wanted to give a dog a loving home could not because they were out at work all day. Thus Citidogs was born. Citidogs is a superior and exclusive dog day care centre providing a portfolio of services to dog owners. Animal Welfare is of paramount importance to the philosophy or our business. Our aim is to delight dog owners and provide a fun and enjoyable experience for all of our dogs. Our credo is "Exceptional care for Exceptional Dogs" and we are committed to the safeguard of all animals and their welfare. Added benefits of Dog Day Care Include:
- Cost effective complete solution for all day care facilities
- Happy content dog
- Increase in your dog’s health, vitality and well being
- Well exercised dog
- Your dog can play and socialise all day
- Peace of mind and freedom from anxiety for you! And not fogetting a bit of special 'you' time, when dashing home for the dog is a reason you miss a glass of wine after work, or a long lunch with friends.
Our Little World online is a unique place where we share great products that we’ve found and used ourselves and on our children Charlie and Daisy.
Nobody ever says bringing up children is easy, and nobody ever says starting up a business is easy, but we felt so passionate about these products that we had to find a way to combine the two. We’ve even opened a shop at 6 Maygate, Dunfermline, and in November 2011 we opened our second shop at 346 Morningside Road, Edinburgh! If you are ever in the area we would love you to come in and see us.
And now its here, we want to make buying for babies and children simple, by providing products you know you can trust - because we’ve used them, our friends and family have used them, and we believe in them.
So welcome to our Little World online, we hope you enjoy your visit and we look forward to seeing you again and again
Meadowbank Retail Park
17 Earlston Place
Open 7 days
Mon - Thur: 9am to 8pm
Fri Sat & Sun: 9am to 4.30pm
t: 0131 652 8130
- The photgrapher was very good at photographing a crawling baby and the chaos that involves.
- Fun, exciting and made me feel like a kid again! You don't realise how much you laugh until you get your pics and you're laughing all the time! Fantastic experience.
- We had a really fun and enjoyable time at Venture! I dont particularly like having my photo taken but would definitely recommend Venture and was thrilled with my pictures! Thanks. "Woof, woof".
- Photographer got ourselves and our kids very relaxed for the photos and we were amazed with the finished products.
- Great Experience, the kids loved it. Lovely pictures, a good gift to give to customers.
- Great time at our photo-shoot & viewing session. Staff very friendly & helpful. Fantastic experience overall.
- Fantastic day at the photoshoot. Great personal service for myself and family. Unique photos, all in all 5 star!
- We had a fantastic day with the kids and sister and we have amazing pictures to keep forever. Thanks so much for making it so memorable.
- Loved the Photos, very happy with them. All staff were so friendly and very professional. Janice my previewer was a great help and very patient!!
- Really Brilliant experience. Will want to do it again when kids are teenagers.