When did you start Sarah Thew Photography?
I grew up in Prudhoe, Northumberland and at the age of six I was given my first camera from my Uncle. From that moment my passion for photography grew. After graduation my life was again transformed when I met and married Peter. We now have two gorgeous daughters, Holly & Jessie, now 13 and 11, who are both budding photographers and plan to be my little apprentices!
In 2001 I began my professional career in photography. Fourteen years later I have a very successful studio in Shotley Bridge and this year I will have completed my 400th wedding!
Could you tell us a bit about your photography services?
Our Shotley Bridge studio has been our home for the past four and half years but as of March 2015 we are very excited to announce we will be moving up the road to Blackhill. We love Shotley but we have outgrown our tiny studio with the amount of props and accessories we need in our shoots.
We want to know more about the future of your business, tell us more please:
We will be opening the doors to our new studio mid March in the old Coop building on Durham Road. It is a huge space and allows us to be more creative with our new products. We will boast one of the largest photography studios in Durham and the Tyne Valley! We also have a fabulous design company M Design NCL, ran by Maddy Ashworth who will be joining us, proving a range of design services!
We will also have a large area that we will be hiring out as a party venue, this will run alongside the photography and design studio. Ideal for children’s birthday parties, we have a mini kitchen so all you need to bring is your party food and entertainment. Jittabugs, another local business will be running her classes from here a few days a week!
What is the best part about your job?
The best part of my job is the variety, I get to share in so many happy moments, weddings, birthdays, births….. you name it we cover it!
All our new products and information will be on our website www.sarahthew.co.uk and our Facebook Page.