Venture Photography Franchise Opportunities

We are the number one market leading brand in the photography sector and we offer a truly unique franchise opportunity.

Photography innovation and customer experience is at the heart of our business. Our studios capture the true character and emotions of our clients. We create pieces of art that can be cherished for a lifetime.

The Venture business model is tried, tested, and proven to deliver outstanding financial returns for franchisees. We combine world-class customer service alongside market-leading standards of photography combined with effective routes to market generating high value customers. All bolstered by a unique range of bespoke products, all hand-made in our UK factory.

Why Become a Venture Franchise?

  • We’ve been successfully franchising since 1998, with low start-up costs compared to many franchise opportunities
  • We offer a dynamic, creative, and fun working environment – who wouldn’t want to make people smile for a living?
  • A proven business model with higher-than-average earning potential of over £100k
  • Exclusive proven territories available across the UK
  • Access to retail finance for your customers with preferential rates including 0% interest free, with an average customer sales value of £775
  • Ongoing product development, leading the industry and hand made in our UK factory
  • Full and in depth training and development on set up and for the lifetime of your franchise

Once You’ve Decided

Venture will support a successful applicant through the entire process of opening a studio, including:

  • Finance – we have strong relationships with the leading banks
  • Legal – we are well versed in the whole process of buying a business and can offer advice and guidance throughout the process
  • Business Planning – we will build a business plan with you for the studio
  • Pre-opening marketing plan – with support from our central marketing team
  • Support with FCA license application
  • Premises viewings and guidance
  • Shop fit guidance and brand guidelines
  • Pre-opening recruitment support
  • Pre-opening training for photography, diary management, sales, management, exhibition, and production teams
  • Recommended spec on IT, VOIP and camera equipment
  • In-studio training with current franchisees for hands on experience
  • Complete access to the Venture Operations Manual


The central marketing team runs online and offline lead-generation campaigns throughout the year to deliver high value leads to all our studios. We have an overarching website for the brand which houses individual pages for all our studios where you can run bespoke competitions and offer discounts for your local area. The team are there to ensure you are on brand in all your local marketing activities with high quality collateral such as catalogues, exhibition stands and materials, digital campaigns and so much more.

From a head office level, we fund a full PPC and SEO strategy to grow brand awareness, website visits and orders generated. We continue to invest in social media platforms delivering leads and paying customers directly from our head office generated posts, blogs, contests and competitions. We actively develop partnerships with other brands and influencers where our ideal customer is the same.


  • Martin & Michelle Hillman – Southampton

    Martin & Michelle Hillman – Southampton

    Martin and Michelle opend their studio in Southampton in January 2012. Before opting for Venture the couple looked at several franchise opportunities on the market. They were open-minded to the type of business they would get involved in, but the decision was ...

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  • Jonny Foster – Eton & Palmers Green

    Jonny Foster – Eton & Palmers Green

    Jonny bought Venture Studios Eton in 2012 from the existing franchisee. Prior to purchasing the studio, Jonny worked at Venture as a photographer, but he had always wanted to run his own studio. “I’ve built up Venture Eton since I purchased the bus...

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