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The UK’s leading Photography Franchise

With little, or no experience of photography, our dedicated franchise support team can help you achieve your dream of opening your own successful full-time photography business.

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Reviews from our portrait customers

Chloe ★★★★★

“Having never had a shoot before we were a bit nervous about how it would go. We felt comfortable and happy. The photographer was very easy to get along with and we got some lovely photos.”

Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

Megan ★★★★★

“Andy was so accommodating, he was patient with my family and got the most amazing shots! Took many different kinds of photos to give us a full range to choose from. There was pressure at all and we felt very comfortable the whole experience.”

Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

Julie ★★★★★

“Friendly service, easy access to the studio with no parking issues. Good quality photos and we’re very pleased with the results.”

Studio: Barrett & Coe Romford

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Franchise Support Programme

We provide comprehensive support which helps start your own business, through to becoming a professional photographer

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Run Your Own Studio


Operate your own professional studio within three to four months without any prior photography experience

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Why You Should Choose a Barrett & Coe Franchise?

Low Start-up Cost

One of the UK’s most exciting and affordable franchises


Knowledge and Experience

Barrett & Coe have trained more people (with no experience) to become professional photographers over the last 20 years

Strength and Reputation

We are the leading group of portrait studios in the UK, also working with over 100 independent photography studios, giving national coverage for companies wishing to run nationwide promotions.

40+ years in the Photography Industry

Benefit from our experience, so you avoid the pitfalls of starting a new business

Comprehensive Training

Our photographic training is designed to take you from beginner to professional in just 3-4 months

Marketing Support

Gain access to proven local and national marketing campaigns

Guaranteed appointments from National Partners

Client bookings in your diary from day one

Telemarketing Support

High average order value appointments booked by our experienced team

Pro-Lab Support

Cutting-edge products and processes to present your images to clients

Client Testimonials

“Great atmosphere, friendly photographer who made us feel so comfortable and got the most incredible pictures of our little boy”

Client Name: Gemma
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

“Stephen was such a good photographer so patient and had working to get the dogs in the right pose”

Client Name: Peter
Studio: Barrett & Coe

“We had a great time. They were so accommodating and very easygoing when it came to our little one needing to be fed. We weren’t rushed or made to feel uncomfortable. The shoot itself was fantastic, they did a number of different poses and arrangements to make the most of our day. The photo viewing was amazing and the pictures were beyond outstanding!”

Client Name: Aimee
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

“Relaxing and a calm atmosphere which is important for animals on a photoshoot. It felt comfortable and friendly.”

Client Name: Mandy
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

“Great photos and worked well with my son.”

Client Name: Toni
Studio: Barrett & Coe Shrewsbury

“Excellent photographer, very relaxed, amazing photos.”

Client Name: Gemma
Studio: Barrett & Coe Bristol

“Amazing studio and super friendly photographer and staff.”

Client Name: Laura
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

“Absolutely loved each and every one of the pictures. Even between my little boys meltdowns, each photo managed to have a smile or a calm face on!”

Client Name: Courtney
Studio: Barrett & Coe Buzzard

“Matthew was very professional and made us all very comfortable. He was very good with my 3-month-old, which made him relaxed and resulted in some gorgeous pictures! Matthew communicated with us throughout the whole process, and the pictures were extremely high quality.”

Client Name: Emma
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"Great service and amazing photos."

Client Name: James
Studio: Barrett & Coe

"Andy was absolutely brilliant and we were so thrilled with the results of our shoot."

Client Name: Anna
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

"Great quality shoot and friendly and professional photographer."

Client Name: Kirsty
Studio: Barrett & Coe Welwyn

"The session was great and the photos were top notch and the photographer was very knowledgeable and had great expertise."

Client Name: Chinyere
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"Overall a good experience."

Client Name: Deepthi
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

"Such a friendly and skilled photographer - made our day very enjoyable. great setting and facilities."

Client Name: Terry
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

"Excellent teamwork!"

Client Name: Deepthi
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

"Matthew at Lichfield was so lovely and got some amazing photos of my little boy. Really captured his cheeky little character."

Client Name: Rebecca
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"We were all made to feel very welcome and relaxed. The photographer was very patient with our baby girl and kept us up to date on the shots he was trying to achieve throughout the session."

Client Name: Letitsha
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"Superb experience. We felt very comfortable, and the staff listened to what we wanted to achieve and suggested ideas to fulfill our vision. Thank you!"

Client Name: Megi
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

"It was a great experience."

Client Name: Megi
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"The photographer that welcomed us was friendly, nice, and accommodating. We enjoyed the session and I loved all the pictures taken"

Client Name: Dorcas
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

"Very friendly photographer, nice comfortable environment, no pressure to buy."

Client Name: Karen
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"Very friendly, enjoyable photography experience. We were made to feel at ease, Thank you!"

Client Name: Angela
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"Great experience, Steve was very patient."

Client Name: Chinyere
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"Great experience, Steve was very patient."

Client Name: Colleen
Studio: Barrett & Coe

"A very enjoyable experience!"

Client Name: Tina
Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

"Our photographer was superb and the whole experience was enjoyable from start to finish."

Client Name: Jemima
Studio: Barrett & Coe

"Very friendly, informative and our photographer captured the most perfect photos of our family."

Client Name: Kayleigh
Studio: Barrett & Coe Lichfield

"It was a lovely experience and our photographer was professional and child friendly"

Client Name: Nozizwe
Studio: Barrett & Coe Sidcup

"The shoot was great fun and the pictures turned out amazing."

Client Name: Stuart
Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

Barrett & Coe Franchise Benefits

Looking for a better work/life balance?

We’ve trained people from all walks of life to become professional photographers

Past career: Banking

“I’m in control of my own destiny, with support from Barrett & Coe and other franchisees”

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Past career: Logistics

“I’m doing something I really enjoy. It genuinely doesn’t feel like work!”

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Interested in starting your own business?

Call 01603 629739 for an initial discussion about our franchise opportunity or email

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