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Venture South Woodford

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Venture South Woodford

Venture Photography South Woodford

Our South Woodford Studio Details

Opening Times

Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed-Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat-Sun: 9am – 6pm
(By Appointment Only)

How to Get There


Venture Studios South Woodford is currently situated on High Road between the Winston Churchill roundabout and the underground station.

Parking Information

Parking is accessible around the corner from the studios on Derby Road (Pay and Display, free on weekends.) There is also a car park (free at the weekends) behind Tesco Express located at 253-269 High Road.

The Local Area

We have the very popular cafe on the corner of our street where our customers may want to go for a coffee or light snack before or after their photoshoot experience with us. For those attending their experience towards the end of the day, you might want to go for a delicious meal at one of our neighbouring award winning Indian restaurants. We’re also a short walk towards South Woodford station which will bring you to many Italian, Turkish, or chain restaurants.

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About Us

Venture South Woodford is one of the original Venture Studios that founded the Venture brand back in 2000, having previously belonged to the owners’ father, Ken Bray. This studio has been a family photography studio since 1964 and when the opportunity came to join Venture and help create the brand, it was snapped up in a flash!

Still very much a family run photography studio in South Woodford, we pride ourselves on the highest quality of customer service. We provide a great interactive experience and produce quality framed art for our customers to enjoy, cherish and smile at for years to come. 

We love photographing families, children, babies, couples and pets, and our experience really shows when you book a photoshoot with us. We are the premier photography studio in East London and have had thousands of happy customers since opening over 50 years ago.

Our images will capture the spirit of who you are – not just what you look like. To experience Venture for yourself simply purchase one of our photoshoot experiences from the website.


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Baby Changing


Eleanor –Operations & Photography Manager 

Eleanor is the resident Disney fan, social media guru, theatre enthusiast and hopeless romantic, who is a big personality in the studio.

Joining the studio in 2014, Eleanor has loved being able to welcome back her beautiful returning clients, as you always feel part of the family…and seeing all your 4 legged friends.

Ieva – Photographer

Ieva (or also known as Eve) is a coffee and a big City lover, who loves taking natural photographs with a funky twist in them. 

Joining the studio in 2023, Ieva is still warming her chair in the office. With her chatty personality she is looking forward to chatting with every single one of you to assure the best experience in our studio.

Headshot of franchisee and viewer Jonathan

Jonathan – Franchisee and Viewer

Having been with Venture from the beginning, Jonathan has seen it all! Having moved on from photographing families he now specialises in viewings and says the best part of the job is witnessing the laughter and tears of clients viewing the amazing results of their shoot. Great fun!

Julia – Diary/Booking Co-ordinator and Photographer

Julia has always been passionate about photography. She loves magazines & celebrity spotting. When she’s not pottering in her garden or walking through Epping Forest, you’ll find her at the cinema, theatre or an exhibition,  soaking up London’s culture.

Her favourite photographer is David Bailey and her claim to fame is that one of her images was once displayed next to his at the William Morris Gallery. She loves meeting new people and is excited about creating beautiful memories for families to cherish forever.

Amelie – Photographer

Amelie is the studio’s heavy metal goddess, Tik Tok superstar and talented musician (she plays SIX different instruments)Joining as our weekend photographer originally, we are now ecstatic to have her as part of the full-time team.

Her passion for photography has grown out of a love for art, and Amelie can often be found putting paint to canvas or relaxing infront of the television with a bowl of Spaghetti and Coronation Street.

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

South Woodford Studio Specialities

Venture South Woodford Studio has lots of large entrance points for props of all shapes and sizes, motorbikes and cars welcome. We also offer makeover shoots with makeup facilities, and have loads of lovely newborn props to help you to get those cute shots.

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 South Woodford delivers a fun and friendly photography experience for all types of occasions, whether it’s to mark a celebration or if it’s just for fun! We offer four different types of photoshoot experience packages; Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond for couples and individuals, families, pets,, maternity and newborn, and cake smash. Our teams are trained to make the photoshoot process as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, so your images feel natural and relaxed for the best results.

Once you arrive at your local Venture Photography Studio, you’ll be greeted by our lovely 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 photoshoot, and choose your favourite. You will then receive a beautiful piece of framed artwork 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

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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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