A PHOTOGRAPHER has snapped up a former homeware shop in Leek and turned into his own studio.
On Saturday, September 7, Joe Scrivens, aged 33, will be hosting the grand opening of his new photography gallery, One Little Daisy which is located at 56 Edward Street, formerly known as The Bay Window.
His new business is aimed at brides and grooms, new mums and families who want to capture precious snaps.
One Little Daisy is somewhat unique to most photographic businesses, because Joe specialises in natural light and lifestyle shoots, always using the light that comes from his huge bay window to light up his subjects, as opposed to artificial lighting.
For wedding shoots he offers an observational, documentary style in order to tell a story, while for newborn, child and family shoots he often uses a location, such as Tittesworth Reservoir or Rudyard Lake to create a vibrant, punchy and natural environment for the shot, therefore straying away from the usual tired looking white backdrop.
Joe used to be a teacher of science at Westwood College where he worked for four years, and away from that he has also worked for an education technology company, which built digital educational content.
However after working from home for five years, where he has made his photography much more serious having had a love for it for most of his life, he has now decided to open his own gallery. He said: "I wanted a premises where my clients could come and consult me and see my products.
"I wanted people to have a really comfortable environment where they could relax and discuss bespoke photography needs.
“I am confident that the service I can give people is unique and of a high quality and I place customer service as paramount importance, so I don't believe it was a large risk as I am confident I will be successful"
Joe hopes that he will provide local people with the best natural lifestyle photography they have ever seen and he said he is "very excited"
for the imminent grand opening of One Little Daisy and "can't wait to get started".