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The Wandsworth


At Venture Wandsworth 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.

Contact your studio

Venture Wandsworth, 501a Old York Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TF

Opening times

Mon - 10am - 6pm
Tue - 10am - 6pm
Wed - 10am- 9pm
Thurs - 10am - 9pm
Fri - :10am - 6pm
Sat - Sun: 9am - 6pm (by appointment)

Evenings and weekends are appointment only


T: 020 8870 5877


Our Customer Experiences

The studio is where your experience comes to life

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The Gilbey Family

The whole experience was like a party. You have achieved fabulous photographs that really represent our family!

Our Services

At Venture Wandsworth we offer a number of services and facilities to make your visit an amazing experience. We have provided some useful information below as you may wish to take the opportunity to spend a little more time in our area. If there is any further information you require please do not hesitate to contact us.


The nearest Car park is across the road from the studio, near Homebase.


We have a changing room for those all important outfit changes. We also have baby changing facilities for our mini stars

to visit

Here is a selection of our favourite London tourist attractions for all the family. The National History Museum that boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world, The Science Museum – see, touch and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years. Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo!

to eat

There are many restaurants located close to our studio, these are a few of our favourites. Il Pagliaccio’s serves simple homemade pasta and pizza favourites in a long-running family-friendly Italian restaurant. Konnigans restaurant is an eclectic mix of old and new; serving contemporary British food with influences from the Mediterranean and South East Asia. With rustic terracotta tiles and an open brick fireplace, Doukan restaurant in London sets the tone for relaxed, authentic dining.

Meet your venture team

The team at Venture Wandsworth 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.

Mike Broad – General Manager

Mike has a degree in photography from Portsmouth University and ran a photography studio in Knightsbridge for 6 years. He is a friendly and efficient studio manager who is always willing to help and likes a challenge. The best thing he loves about his job is seeing families when they come to collect their finished artwork, the reactions and smiles are always amazing. His passions outside of work are technology and motorbikes coupled with a love of milk chocolate and Ribena.

Dawn Wong – Style Director

Dawn spent 13 years of her life in New Zealand but is a Hong Kong native. She decided to travel to London for a new adventure and has been working for Venture ever since! In her spare time she loves travelling, cooking, vintage markets and music gigs (and is a huge fan of The Beatles!) She is also a big animal lover with dogs, cats and squirrels being some of her favourites. Her creativity and cheeky character will be sure to bring you a fun and one-of-a-kind experience!

Ash Smith – Senior Photographer

Ash is Wandsworth’s bearded photographer. After a brief stint as a male model while studying for a photography degree Ash found his way to Venture. He has worked in several Venture studios, has won several awards and has bags of experience over 9 years with the company. He is a friendly guy with a big heart and will get you relaxed and laughing for your shoot. Ash’s life revolves around his 3 huge passions, photography, snowboarding and coffee.

Laura Gearey – Photographer

Laura has had a passion for photography since she was a child and went on to study photography at college . She has a knack for making people smile and feel at ease. Always full of smiles and energy, she’s a small girl with a big personality and will have you bouncing off the walls in your photography session! In her spare time Laura enjoys socializing, playing pool and listening to music. She is very fun and outgoing and works brilliantly with children.

Kirsty Lauder – Photographer

Kirsty is a laid back, micro pig loving Welsh girl. She has always had a passion for portrait photography and working in such a creative environment means Kirsty is able to express this through many different families, characters and pets alike! She loves seeing the family’s faces smiling and joking throughout the session, knowing that she has been a part of creating wonderful life time memories. Kirsty enjoys spending time with her family & friends and the odd bit of shopping too!

Louis Headlam – Digital Artist

Louis is a friendly and chatty guy who has a love for photography, movies, sports and music. He has always loved working with images and getting the best out of them, he brings a smile to all of his colleagues, being the joker of the team there’s always a positive vibe around him. Louis has a big passion for arts and his second biggest love is music – you will always see him with his headphones on.

Emily Forster – Bookings Team

Emily is the office bubbly blonde! With her fun and warm personality she is a perfect fit for her role on the diary team. Having moved from San Francisco Venture was her first job which made the transition to her new life across the pond much easier. She loves the amazing close knit team and arranging fun and personalised photo shoots for our clients. Outside of work Emily has a great love of lipstick and sushi and is also a registered Art Therapist.

Annala Walker – Bookings Team

Annie is friendly and chatty making her perfect for her role on the bookings team. She has always had a love of photography and loves working with such a wonderful team and lovely families. Away from Venture Annie puts her fashion degree to good use designing and making garments. When she gets the chance she loves to travel and explore different cultures, picking up creative inspiration along the way.

Nik Lauder – Business Development

Nik is our resident Irishman and Business Development Executive. He has a warm and friendly personality and loves nothing more than a good chat, especially over a pint of Guinness! Nik’s love for photography began when his dad gave him an old Canon and ever since hasn’t stopped snapping away at festivals and gigs all around London. When he’s not working, Nik loves cooking and travelling.

Jade Maychell – Bookings Team

Jade is a fun-loving Northern girl who loves nothing more than a good cup of tea. Her warm nature and love for people suit her role on the bookings team. Outside of the studio Jade loves visiting Art Galleries and is passionate about children’s book illustration. She loves to travel and spend time walking her dog, Barney.


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