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Venture Leeds

Venture Photography Studio in Leeds

Our Leeds Studio Details

Opening Times

Mon: Closed
Tue: Appointment only

Wed: 9am – 5pm

Thu: 11am – 8pm
Fri-Sun: 9am – 6pm

How to Get There

Directions

We’re currently situated on North Street with a convenient car park right behind the building. We’re also opposite the building college. If you get lost, give our team a calling us and we’ll point you in the right direction. We’re also on a street of independent cafes including ‘Three’s a Crowd’ and ‘The Swine That Dines’ – all of which are great places to visit after your shoot.

Parking Information

Parking at Venture Studios Leeds  is easy, we’re just around the corner from a multi storey car park, Trafalgar Street Parking, which is less than a minute walk to our front door.

The Local Area

Leeds is such a wonderful city with lots to do and lots of attractions to visit whilst you’re here. We’re in the indi-trendy area of the city but we’re within an easy walk to John Lewis and Harvey Nichols. With lots of shopping centres, bars and cafes to choose from you can always find something to do after your visit.

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About Us

At Venture Photography Leeds, we take great pride in using our skills to capture stunning images that truly convey your family’s story. We offer bespoke photoshoot experiences for everyone and our years of experience ensure you get the highest quality images taken in a relaxed studio atmosphere.

When visiting our two brilliantly equipped, easy access photography studios on the edge of Leeds city centre, the team’s attention to detail to personalise your visit is quite simply an experience second to none. Our stunning building sits amongst trendy bars and restaurants, and backs onto a convenient multi-storey car park. 

Choose your favourite image from the shoot to be printed in a stunning, hand-crafted frame that your family will be able to treasure forever. You can purchase one of our bespoke photoshoot experiences here, for yourself or as a gift. Simply select Leeds as your local studio. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Horse
Facilities

Complimentary
Tea & Coffee

Baby Changing
Facilities

Breastfeeding
Friendly

Mark –Studio Owner

Studio and business owner Mark, has over 30 years of experience in the family portrait industry.  He began his career as a junior photographer working his way through every possible photographic scenario imaginable with a wealth of outside business experience leading him to become the captain of our ship and a proper marketing guru, steering everyone, from client to colleague, through the waters with a safe pair of hands on the wheel. He’s brill to work with, not only because he gives every one of us an adequate free reign allowing, under his ultimate control, our creative talents to come to the fore ..but he buys the cookies too! A perfectionist in everything he does with a keen eye to ensuring the experience for both client and staff in the studios is a pretty fine one!

Lewis – Studio Manager & Head of Photography

The ‘Big Man’ Lewis – a gentle giant of a man with a deep laugh and a huge sense of fun. Lewis heads up our photography team with a wealth of world-wide training, experience and genuine care for his clients which, when combined with his natural talent, his penchant for fine art practices, and the most incredible pet photography we have ever seen, makes him a legend throughout the team and a pleasure to work with every day. Lewis has been with the Venture Photography group for some years but still manages to keep his work fresh, personalised and of the utmost calibre as he takes us to the next level.

Anj –Bookings Manager

It’s Anj that starts your journey – making your booking, asking loads of ‘bonkers and bizarre’ questions to ensure your photographer has all the information about your  family before you come in to plan the session so we  ‘shoot to suit’. Anj’s purpose is to ensure Venture Leeds is not a ‘conveyor belt’ operation and every client experience is personalised to get the best results. Anj finishes your journey too, she heads up the viewing room team – she is trained to style the final photographic results with a professional eye for display, coordinating your chosen images with the best frames, mount style  and size of wall art pieces for your home, totally under client instruction but with a keen eye to getting the perfect end result on the wall. A sort of ‘Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen’ with slightly less facial hair?? A mine of professionally suggested style tips if you need them to get the very best results on the wall.

Lisa – Bookings

Lisa has worked for Venture longer than Venture has existed!! She eats, sleeps and breathes the client experience with professional, helpful knowledge delivered in a fun and friendly manner. There is nothing this lovely lady doesn’t know about the diary, the viewing room and the after sale service. She is a gem of a lady with a big smile and a glint in her eye.

Sue – Bookings

‘Our Sue’- a valued member of the bookings team who balances the diary and bringing up her gorgeous daughter too. Sue works from home (if she calls you might even get to hear her cutey dogs in the background). She is super- efficient and brilliant at finding the perfect diary session for your shoot. When she is in the studios, it will be Sue calming your pets and cuddling your babies (with your permission of course).

Sophie –Photographer

Our Sophie! A very artistic, calm and creative lady whose company throughout the shoot you will certainly enjoy. Sophie started her career as a ‘boudoir’ photographer, so if a glamorous maternity and bump shoot is your ‘thing’ Sophie is your ‘go to’ photographer.

She ALWAYS goes the extra mile to bring her own gentleness to capture the very finest new baby images to cherish and yet is more than happy to jump around with your toddlers and teens. She loves dogs and will happily undertake unusual photography briefs, spending time researching varied photography briefs to cater for almost every request you can think of!

Ruby – Photographer

‘Rubes’  A true asset to the Venture Leeds team with her bubbly fun personality and her determination to be the best of the best. Ruby has an extremely keen eye when it comes to selecting the best of the photographs from a shoot to add to a viewing presentation. She has a degree and is now undertaking, at incredible speed, the full Venture Academy training programme which she attacks with gusto incorporating her own ideas, energy and artistic integrity, listening to the client brief and interpreting the instruction as only a Venture team member can do.

Alex –Production

Our in- house edit wizard. An incredible talent hidden behind a great big beard! He is super clever at removing everything that is unwanted on images and adding extra bits that are. He can whiten teeth, clean nails, shoes and noses and ssshhhhh fill in bald spots and smooth away wrinkles – we all love Alex to bits.

Georgia –Receptionist

‘G’ started her career with us as a Saturday girl, serving teas and coffees and making fresh popcorn for the viewing room visitors. She now has properly joined our Venture family to undertake our social media, doing video reels, behind the scenes and all sorts! Even getting the team involved! Check out her work on our website, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. She’s fun to work with and keen to please everyone who visits, normally dressed with a splash of pink or matching hair accessory!

Alice –Photographer

Soft and gentle Alice- a photographer of extraordinary ability, She is the ‘quiet one’ of the team AND gives the photographer skill to editing too. She is an absolute powerhouse of exceptional talent. Alice goes out of her way to ensure her client’s needs are met in a welcoming and tranquil environment gaining a photographic result beyond words. It’s Alice’s work that brings a tear to the eye for many a parent at the viewing and has a couple of the viewers reaching for a tissue too! You think we would all be hardened to it by now? Not a chance when Alice is at work. She catches us off guard with her easy use of your accessories, achieving the softer shots that mums and dads love so much of their precious newborn babies. 

Contact Us Today

For general enquiries, or if you would like to contact our head office, please call 01606 558854 or click here to navigate to our web form.

Our Photography Services & Packages

Leeds Studio Specialities

Our Venture Studios Leeds have been blessed with two large studio rooms with one being large enough to accommodate 16+ clients and recently even accommodating a horse! We also have two viewing rooms both with large cinematic screens so that you can see the images from your shoot in the best possible quality. Being an older building the rooms at Venture Studios Leeds are all spacious and airy.

Families come in all shapes and sizes and here at Venture Studios, our speciality is capturing images that make your family and all the individualities within it, come to life! Our most popular package includes your chosen image in a stunning piece of wall art – the perfect centrepiece in the room of your choice.

Our bespoke 2 hour newborn baby photoshoot is a very special experience. In the first 14 days of your baby’s arrival, we invite you to our warm, cosy studio setting with soft lighting and plenty of time for a quick cuddle or feed between poses. Create lasting memories of the unforgettable early stages of life and book one of our packages today.

We’re a nation of animal lovers. Our pets are treasured members of our families, loved just as much as the humans in our lives.  So, at Venture Studios, we positively encourage you to bring your animal companions along for a photoshoot, either with the rest of the family or a solo shoot of their own, and we will capture their personality and some stunning portraits for you to take home.

At Venture we recognise that your family may be just the two of you or you on your own. We all have our own special journey and stories to capture.

Cake Smash Photoshoots are quickly becoming one of our most popular photography experiences. Whether it’s to mark your baby’s first birthday or another milestone in their life, then this is the photoshoot for you! Bring along your baby’s favourite cake and a cute outfit you don’t mind getting messy and we’ll do the rest!

Expecting a new member of the family is always an exciting time. It might be your first, second or fifth child! Every time is magical, and each deserves to be celebrated. At Venture, our Maternity Photography Packages capture the unforgettable stages of your pregnancy.

How it Works

Venture Photography Leeds delivers a fun and friendly photography experience for all types of occasions whether you’re commemorating a special event or simply wanting to make lasting memories with the ones you love. We offer a selection of four distinct photoshoot experience packages – Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond – designed for couples and individuals, families, pets, maternity and newborn, and cake smash. Our team of expert photographers are skilled at ensuring the photoshoot process is as comfortable and relaxing as possible, resulting in natural looking photos that are full of life.

Once you arrive at your local Venture Photography Studio, you’ll be greeted by our wonderful team to walk you through the photography process. After your photoshoot you’ll then be invited back for a viewing session where you can see all of the images taken during your photo shoot, and choose your favourite. You will then receive a beautiful piece of framed art from your photoshoot. You also have the opportunity to purchase further images and frames from our wide selection.

25 Years Experience

Comfortable Studios

Options to buy Additional Frames

(interest free*)

Book an Experience

To book an experience with us today head to our photoshoot packages page where you can choose the most suitable experience for you.

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