Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Venture Portraits: Family Photographers

Venture doesn’t just do portraits, it also tells ‘stories’ that celebrate life and relationships; the sort of things that make us who we are. And they do it in a way that is premium and aspirational.

Venture is a product, a service and an experience, all rolled into one and is at the forefront of the key trends of customisation and personalisation. Kids, families and relationships are at the heart of what the company does and for them Venture is a vehicle for self-expression that dramatises individuality and captures the ‘real you’.

A Venture new generation portrait is personalised, contemporary and like nothing else. The ultimate in bespoke art, a Venture pushes the boundaries of creative expression in order to reveal people’s true character. Venture comprises a team of talented photographers, designers and interiors experts who are committed to the highest standards of photography. Every one of Venture's 350 photographers is an expert in their field. Each is trained to the highest standards and consistently challenged via a programme of training, and an internal awards structure that ensures an evolution of the company's standards of excellence. This ultimately results in images that are not only truly unique but also completely imaginative - transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

The company searches for original and unexpected creativity and demands creative excellence at every stage of the process, using the world's most advanced digital processes to deliver the final iconic result. Venture is the only portrait business with a new product development team dedicated to identifying the latest trends in colours, materials and technologies and its statement pieces are the ultimate accessory when it comes to customising a home. Ventures individual hand-crafted portraits are the best there is in today's modern portrait arena.

Taken from Hot Spot Blog

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

More information about venture!

For more information about Venture you can now look HERE. This article explains a bit more about the company.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

How does it work and What is the end product?

step 1 the venture session

step 2 the digital experts

Spend an hour in the state-of-the-art studio. It’s relaxed, informal and lots of fun. Bring your own props and lots of personality, and let the photographers do the rest.

Thanks to the talented photographers and digital artists, your Venture portrait will be absolutely unique. All of the creative experts are specially trained to reveal the real you.


step 3 the preview show

step 4 stunning products

They’ll reveal the amazing images of you and your family in an exclusive preview show. Bring a hanky! Lots of people find it quite emotional (in a good way)

Once you’ve chosen your favourite image, they can show you the range of exclusive frames and displays that will bring it to life. The result is a contemporary piece of art that will transform your home. To get an idea of the kind of photos that you will end up with, have a look at the widget on the right hand side!



What should I expect?

There are 3 main parts to your time with Venture before you leave with your beautiful Photographs ; Gallery , Studio and Preview .


When you first arrive, you are greated by a range of the best pictures that have been taken. This gives an idea of the quality on offer, and who know, you may see you face up there next time you go...


This is the fun bit! the photographers are very friendly and once you get used to the posing and get into it, it is really good fun. Enjoy it!


You get to see the images straight away in a room like a cinema projected onto the wall in all of their glory! Many people can find this quite emotional, so bring a hanky!

Where did they come from?

Where did they come from?

Brian Glover-Smith, the founder and CEO, began his career as a photographer in 1976. After gaining lots of invaluable experience within the Industry, he teamed up with a group of like-minded individuals and launched Venture and in the process changed the way that Family portraits were seem. They made theminto an art form.


What then?

After opening the first studio in 2000 the company has never looked back, moving towards being a major player on a global scale. They now have nearly 100 studios across the UK, as well as several in Ireland, Hong Kong and the USA.

What now?

In 2006 Venture was awarded the status of a Superbrand. Joining the likes of Mamas & Papas and Huggies, this accolade ensures we are seen as the leading portrait brand in the UK. Having been selected over our main competitors to receive the award, it's testimony to the high levels of effort, creativity and service that all our staff strive to achieve for all our customers. You can read the Superbrands entry here.