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The Cardiff Experience

At Venture Cardiff we recognise that we all have our own character and passions..... and as we grow up, our interests and experiences gradually shape our character to make us ever-more individual. It’s this that writes the story of you, and your family.

We pride ourselves on using our skills to create stunning images which convey your story.

We’ll take the time to get to know you and the people you love most, so we can understand what makes your family who they are.…that’s why your Venture experience begins long before you reach our studio.

Whether you are experiencing Venture for yourself or buying a Venture experience as a gift we’ll tell your story in a unique way and create a lasting record of those special moments to treasure forever.


229 City Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3JD

Opening times

Mon: closed
Tues - Sat: 9am - 5:30pm
Sun: by appointment only

Evenings and weekends are appointment only


T: 02920 490044


The Adkar Family

This was our first photo session as a family and we had such a brilliant time. So much fun and laughter it was lovely. Thanks to Rob who did the photoshoot and the viewing with us. He made us feel really comfortable and more so made our little one feel really comfortable.. Thanks for all the efforts to put our pictures in such a beautiful manner.

Meet your venture team

The team at Venture Cardiff will take the time to get to know you and the people you love most… we’ll capture the spirit of who you are, what makes you smile, the things you do together which make you the family you are… telling your story… in a unique way and creating a lasting record of those special moments to treasure forever. And we’re here to talk you through any aspect of your photography experience, please feel free to give us a call.

Robert Simpson – Photographer

Originally from Cambridge, Rob has called South Wales his home for last six years. His laid back, zen like approach always manages to put even the most nervous family members at ease (whatever the age, or species!) Rob’s true flair lies in capturing relationships and stories within the families he meets. This passion for story telling is why Rob spends any free time he has watching documentaries from around the world.

Matt Coe – Photographer

Matt has recently joined the team from Sheffield and has brought along with him a lot of experience, being a previous Venture “Photographer of the Year”. He has a great eye for the little details and makes every family feel welcome with his warm approach. Matt’s main source of energy comes in form of Haribo, which he always has a constant supply of. Matt is never not thinking about photography and spends most of his free time learning new, cutting edge techniques.

Josh Cox – Photographer

From the green village of Ynysddu, Joshua has blossomed from his humble beginnings into a vibrant and passionate portrait photographer. Josh’s quirky nature never fails to bring a fun experience to his studio sessions, always resulting in a lot of laughs! When outside of the studio, Josh is always keen for an adventure. You can often find him capturing the beautiful Welsh countryside, from the coast to the mountains.

Lisa Corten – Photographer

Lisa grew up in a large family in Risca. Her love of family transfers directly into the studio where she is always able to capture the importance of relationships. Her love of vibrancy and colour is not just evident from her style and tattoos but is also shown through the images she captures. When not in the studio, Lisa enjoys photographing a wide range of sporting events from surfing to football.

Milton Parathyras – Manager

From the age of 12, Milton knew he wanted to capture time and preserve it forever. Taking pictures became a way of life, through school, army and eventually studies. Working at a founding studio then launching Cardiff in 2002, Milton has been a passionate brand ambassador since the beginning of Venture. He loves working within a great team and feels it’s a privilege to be able to do what he loves every day; still capturing time, 30 years on from when he first started.

Laura Barruffo – Diary Manager

Laura came to Cardiff for university over a decade ago. She is due to marry a Welshman this Summer, so really calls Cardiff home. She has been with Venture since the early days, heading up our diary department. In 2013, she was recognised with the accolade of “Telesales Person of the Year” at our national award ceremony. Laura has a creative background, so outside of the studio she can normally be found making jewellery and other masterpieces!

Jo Geraghty – Assistant Diary Manager

As one of our diary team, a job that involves both organising and chatting to people, Jo’s personality is a perfect fit! Her genuine passion for what we do saw her move from a client to a staff member. Due to her personal experience with us, she gives fantastic advice for families, especially if they are a bit nervous! When not in work, Jo spends her time running around after her three cheeky children.