We Love Local - Barrett and Coe

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Douglas And Gordon

Tell us a little bit about Barrett and Coe?

Barrett & Coe have provided thousands of fabulous wall and shelf portraits to families throughout the UK, and as one of the largest portrait companies in the country, offer a friendly service combined with beautiful, modern, relaxed photographs. Our award-winning Kingston studio first opened in 2009.

We do studio portraits - babies, pets, toddlers, teens, couples, whole families and often 3 generation or more all together. It's great creating portraits that people really love - it's very satisfying, and makes people really happy!

Barrett & Coe is unique because of the way our customers enjoy their time with us, and that shows in the fantastic photography we create for them.

We offer industry leading courses in wedding and portrait photography. We have trained over 200 people with little or no experience, many of whom are now making a full or part time living from their professional photography.

What made you want to get into the photography business?

I have always loved photography ever since studying it in Sixth Form - it's a moment in time captured forever!

Have you had any strange or funny portrait requests or stories from your time at Barrett and Coe?

One of the most unusual subjects I have photographed is a pet shoot when the customer brought in 2 cats and hedgehog! I have also photographed the last 3 Prime Ministers - Cameron, Brown and Blair - on location in Westminster.

At Douglas & Gordon, we love local. Why do you love your area?

We love the easy access to central London, the river, the restaurants and the shopping – and, of course, Richmond Park. Indeed, the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park is lovely for a family walk, and The Albert is a great pub!

Anything else you would like to add?

We love to support good causes, so if you are raising funds for a charity we are happy to donate family portrait vouchers.


Barrett and Coe are kindly giving away a family portrait session worth £160! To enter, head on over to our Facebook page and tell us why your family loves living in London.

To find out more about Barrett and Coe, visit their website at http://www.barrettandcoe.co.uk/