Why choose us?

"I never knew we could look so good!"

We hear that a lot. That's because a professional portrait taken here at Barkers Photographic, could be one of the best you've ever seen of yourself or your family.

Some people become self-conscious and 'hate' having their picture taken. But we know how to put you at ease so you get a great photo. We know how to pose people for best effect. We know how to use the power of good lighting for the most flattering result. And, even more importantly, we know how to help you relax in front of the camera so you actually have fun and enjoy the experience

As you'd expect, we provide professional portrait photography for babies through to teens, single individuals adult sittings, and couples, families, and friends or any other combination of people, making all ages, shapes and sizes look fantastic. We also take photos of pets (we run an annual pooch pawtrait competition) and we are creating a niche with motorcycle portraiture. Please see the photo gallery for examples of our work.

Our state of the art 980 square feet studio has four different walls - including high key (white background), low key (black background), a feature wall and a green screen. We also use gels creatively to mix up the backgrounds. Lighting is one of the key aspects of photography, and we have invested thousands of pounds in lighting, soft-boxes, reflectors, beauty dishes etc to ensure that we can capture perfect portraits.

We take photos in a wide range of styles - from formal to fun, casual to classic. We encourage you to bring a change of clothes as we have a changing room as well as a restroom with baby changing facilities.