Exterior of Venture 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


Meet the Team

Studio Open Since 2000

Joshua –Studio Manager

After taking the leap from leafy Wales, Josh has recently moved to London to put his wealth of expertise into the South Woodford studio.

Fortunate to be joining a passionate team, he is focused on giving family’s an exceptional experience and a unique personal touch.

Outside of work, you’ll find him taking his wife and daughter to the great outdoors for regular adventures, creating beautiful memories by the mountains and the sea.

If you manage to cut through the welsh accent on the phone, gweld chi cyn bo hir!

Eleanor –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.

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

(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.

What our customers say

Kim. W

Leamington Spa

A wonderful experience. Maria the photographer did us proud. Highly recommend.

Ella. P

Leamington Spa

Maria is a talented and passionate photographer who captured stunning images of our newborn. They created a comfortable and enjoyable photoshoot experience, resulting in breathtaking photographs that we will cherish forever. We highly recommend Maria for their professionalism and dedication to capturing life’s precious moments.

Z. Lewis

Leamington Spa

A great studio with professional and patient photographers.