Venture is a photography studio that can be found in many cities; we have visited two different studios over the last three years. Recently we went to the Venture photography studio in Palmers Green, London.
Having children, childhood memories become so important. Capturing them even more so. They grow-up so fast! So often you find yourself trying to capture the new milestone they have achieved that week. The cheeky smile, wobbly walk, funny face or just the sparkle in their eyes. Venture help you do just that, capture the ‘natural’ image. Some outstanding examples of which can be found on the website.
There are many studios that take family photos, so what makes Venture special? They really make it into an experience. To start with there are the phone conversations prior to the shoot to ask about you and your family. They try to get to know you so they can capture the image that you are after. You do pay a premium for it but you really feel like you are getting what you pay for.
We planned the appointment around food/nap times to ensure happy baba during shoot. From the first call you are asked to think about what it is that you want from the shoot, they do take a variety of different styles too. I love natural images. I wanted to capture our family playing, laughing and just having fun. You can also take along a change of clothes and items that you/your little one is into. Little lady used to love limes (how random) so we took some the first time we went. For little man we took balloons. You can take pretty much anything. Once again the website has some great examples, I would have a look at these if you want to get some professional photos taken, no matter who you choose to take them with.
Once you get there the fun really begins. It is an hour of having fun while a photographer captures your special moments. Obviously the photographer is the key person! Our photographer was George – he was fantastic, had a good sense of humour and was really patient with the children too. You need someone who can make the children smile and giggle so you can capture ‘the image’. He even had ‘Let it Go’ playing in the background.
After a week or so your photos are ready to view and select. The only problem, if you can all it that with an awesome photographer like George was there were SO many stunning images to choose from. The selection process is a great part of the experience – you have a private room with your photographer discussing each image while the kids are given toys and crafts to keep them occupied. You can spend anywhere from £100 up to many many £1000’s – budget is your choice but you are never pressured. Try to think about where your frame/image will be placed in your home and think about how you will feel about ‘that’ photo after having looked at it for years on end. Mr. Man likes the photos that capture the children’s personality, not necessarily just a smiley baby face, though they are nice too.
With Venture Photography you are not obliged to purchase anything if you don’t want to. Having said that, we were going to get one free image with the voucher we used to book the shoot anyway. While it is expensive, they really are pieces that you will treasure forever. If you choose to purchase any you can be confident that you will find something that you will love as they have a varied choice of hand crafted frames and picture styles to suit your home. Small note – spend above a certain amount and the digital collection are provided free via the Venture App.
Wherever you go, whoever you use, professional photos of your little baba taken by a photographer who understands you will be cherished forever.