Venture Leeds

A stunning building on the edge of the hustle and bustle of the city centre, set amongst up and coming indie bars and restaurants, back with a convenient multi storey carpark.

We are very proud that from your first reservation conversation, to stepping through the door into our two brilliantly equipped, easy access photography studios, browsing the wall art gallery, or settling down in our cinema-style viewing  room with popcorn, freshly brewed coffee or a glass of ‘lightly-chilled’, everyone’s attention to detail to personalise your visit is quite simply an experience second to none.

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62-64 North Street

Monday Closed
Tuesday Appointment only
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

Meet the team

  • Mark - Studio Owner

    Studio 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. He has a wealth of outside business experience leading him to become the captain of our ship and a ‘proper genius’ 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 our creative talents to cone 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.

  • Anj - Head of Bookings and Viewings

    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 into 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 homes, totally under client instruction ensuring 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 of display of your images.

  • Lewis - Studio Manager and Head of Photography

    The ‘big man Lewis’- Our studio manager and head of photography, 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 practises, 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 as our studio manager.

  • Alice - Photographer, Production and Viewer

    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.

  • 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 goes above and beyond 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.

  • Sophie - Photographer

    Lovely Sophie, a very artistic photographer with a background in ‘boudoir’ photography so if glamorous bump photography is your ‘thing’ Sophie is your go to photographer. She ALWAYS goes the extra mile to bring her own gentleness to new baby photography and yet is more than happy to jump around with your toddlers and teens. She loves dogs and will happily undertake unusual photography briefs with every extreme undertaken with a smile even including a baby recently balanced on a motorbike in the studio!

  • Georgia - Social Media and Front of House

    ‘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!

  • 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).

  • Holly - Bookings

    Holly specialises in taking care of our ‘new mum and dad’ clients organising studio sessions to capture the special ‘bump’ photographs even before baby’s arrival, to tiny newborn photography shoots with parents and grandparents too. It’s Holly who will make the longer bookings needed to allow our team of photographers extra time to capture the earliest collection of the best tiny baby images, often at very short notice should the baby decide to arrive early. Holly is bright and fun, and as a mum to Louie and Olive can relate easily to the trials and tribulations of being a new parent.

  • Makenzie - Head of Production

    Makenzie heads up our team of edits ‘wizards’ for both our Leeds and Liverpool Studio, cropping images to suit our clients individual needs looking at every minute detail of every photograph striving for perfection. She prepares images for printing at the laboratory and it is her eye for detail that we rely on for the overall quality of all our work. In her spare time our lovely Makenzie cares for her house trained rabbit Sunny, who yes, has been in for a visit, she is a jewellery designer- check out her quirky style and take a glance at her sensationally stylish earrings when you visit.

  • 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 pictures 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- weALL love Alex to bits.

  • 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.

  • Kath - Exhibitions

    Another cornerstone of the Venture Leeds operation, a staff member for over twenty years, who looks after our exhibition stand with the sunniest of personalities, and the kindest of dispositions. Kath is a mine of Venture information and detail, spending her time travelling to stunning exhibition and country fair locations to spread the word about the importance of capturing family memories for generations to come. Smile sweetly at Kath….. She sometimes has vouchers to GIVE AWAY!!!

What our customers say...

  • Rebecca B.


    My girls loved their photoshoot. They really enjoyed having their hair and make-up done. We were made to feel very comfortable.

  • Hannah H.


    Photographing one puppy can be a daunting task, let alone eight! Lucy didn’t hesitate for a minute, patiently entertaining their antics and taking some gorgeous images! Thank you Lucy for making the photoshoot such an entertaining, enjoyable experience!

  • The Pryce Family

    Palmers Green

    Ben and the team were so caring and supportive when we had our newborn shoot. Bonnie is our first child and was only ten days old but they did a cracking job!