About Us

Our aim is to provide a fun, friendly and relaxed experience for all our clients resulting in a classic natural style photography.

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How we began

Village Photography is a family-run photography business which specialises in providing professional family and pet portraits across the North East of England.

Our unique father-daughter team comprises of me, Judith, the owner and primary photographer, and my father, Derek. Together we offer over 50 years’ professional photography experience. We are both full time Professional Members of the National Photographic Society and have both been awarded Licentiate and Qualified Master Photographer qualifications, in recognition of our skills and performance in both wedding and portrait photography.

More recently my niece Emma joined the team, Emma looks after all the administration and my diary, if you register to take part it will be Emma who calls you.

My love for photography began when I was 11 years old (not giving my age away that’s nearly 39 years ago!). I love photographing children, families and dogs. I had already captured a few weddings, birthday parties, stage performances when I eventually turned my hobby into a profession in 2002. Initially capturing weddings, I opened my first studio in South Shields in 2006. I very quickly outgrew it and moved to my current studio in Hebburn in 2010, which allowed me to expand the portraiture side of Village Photography. Especially capturing our furry dog friends. I trained in the art of Newborn Baby Photography and over the years I’ve attended many training seminars capturing, children, families and dogs. And I still use the techniques, health & safety from these training seminars in my studio today.

In 2017 we were the Pet Portrait Photographer Of The Year, 2018 we were Photographer Of The Year and 2019 Runner up Photographer Of The Year for the National Portrait Awards.

My love for my boy Zeb led me down the dog portraits path. I love meeting all the dogs that come in, and I would sit on the floor and stroke them and cuddle them all day if I could. I love all the cuddles and sloppy kisses!

photographer of the year - Judith

What locations we service

Located in Hebburn, we are pretty centrally based to cover all these towns: Newcastle, Gateshead, South Shields, Hebburn, Washington, Sunderland & Durham.

What else we do that’s special

As well as raising funds for Guide Dogs to name and sponsor a guide dog puppy, we also run a Children’s Portrait Competition, a hobbies portrait competition and a Me & My Family Portrait Competition raising funds for two fantastic local charities who help bereaved parents & hospitals nationwide.

If you would like to register please click here to register your interest in The North East Dog Portrait Competition
Ralph Danby - dog photography in Newcastle

Our Studio

Village Photography
16 Mountbatten Avenue
Hebburn
Tyne and Wear
NE31 2QP

Call Us

Studio: 0191 428 1037
Mobile: 07947 153 935

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