A PHOTOGRAPHER who launched her own business with her father is celebrating 10 years of snapping people’s cherished moments.
Judith Graham set up Village Photography in Mountbatten Avenue, Hebburn, with her father Derek a decade ago, and since then has seen their studio bookings soar.
I’m not going to say it has been easy especially with the recession, but we keep looking for new ways to deliver our photos.Judith Graham, Village Photography
The pair also go out on the road snapping events and have captured on camera more than 500 wedding couples celebrating their special day, as well as being photographer of choice at a range of prestigious events.
To celebrate reaching the milestone, the pair have invested in two LED inflatable photo booths to add to their portfolio of photographic services for customers.
Together, the couple have more than 30 years’ experience in the profession.
She said: “Since we started we have done more than 3,000 portraits, and over the years have covered events including David Rathband’s Blue Lamp Gala, the South Shields Lectures for David Miliband.
“We have also covered the X-Factor and re-take nights at the Ramside Hall and Harwick Hall, and have had the pleasure of meeting stars including Olly Murs, Kevin Keegan and Stan Boardman.”
Judith has also been a strong supporter of South Tyneside’s own X-Factor stars Joe McElderry and Jade Thirlwall, and various charities.
As part of Village Photography’s birthday celebrations, Judith is offering people the chance each week to win a free photoshoot with a 8x6 mounted print of their choice which can either be a family, Frozen theme or children’s portrait shoot.
Judith, who found her talent in photography after being bought her first camera at the age of 11, added: “We have been going now for 10 years and we are still here. I’m not going to say it has been easy especially with the recession, but we keep looking for new ways to deliver our photos.”
Judith is now gearing up to launch pirate-themed photo shoots to compliment the Frozen shoots Village Photography already offers.
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