Venture South Woodford

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. So it has actually been a family photography studio since 1964!

When the opportunity came to join Venture and help create the brand it was grabbed with both hands!

Still very much a family run studio, we pride ourselves on customer service, giving a great interactive, fun experience and producing great photographic art for our customers to enjoy, cherish and smile at for years to come!

We love, families, children, babies, couples AND pets and can’t wait to welcome you to one of our state of the art studios!

(Please note that here is a car park (free at the weekends) behind Tesco Express located at 253-269 High Road)

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221 - 223 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PB

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm (by appointment)
Sunday 9am - 6pm (by appointment)

Meet the team

  • 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 - Diary/Booking Co-ordinator and 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 in chatting with every single one of you to assure the best experience in our studio.

  • 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.

  • 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!

What our customers say...

  • Scampi the Cat


    Ben was very professional in making sure I was very comfortable. There was lots of discussion with my owner prior, to maximise our time when we visited and we were so happy with the result!

  • Esther O.


    We had fun on the day of the shoot! Beth was lovely and made my daughter feel at ease.

  • Alanna B.


    Delighted that Venture captured our newborn baby so beautifully.