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Come and join the Crew at one of the UK’s most successful Family Photography brands!

Are you ready to embark on a creative adventure with Bartley Portrait Studios, a dynamic and long-loved family photography brand in the heart of Warrington, Cheshire?

We are on the lookout for a creative and enthusiastic photographer to become the next shining star in our close-knit team!

What’s in it for you?


  • Full-Time position: 5 days per week including at least one weekend and 2 evening shifts in the week
  • Competitive Package:  Starting with a base salary of £24,000 during your initial training, and quickly moving to £25,500 OTE once you’ve mastered the art of both photography and viewings (estimated time frame approx 2-6 months depending on the individual) PLUS additional £2,500 bonus potential once trained.
  • Enhance your skills: We invest in you! We have high standards for our clients, so we will ensure that you have comprehensive in-house training to elevate your skills in both photography and client interactions.
  • Fantastic team bonuses: Earn an additional £2500+ per year on top of your salary! Our team works hard to achieve our business goals, therefore, we believe in rewarding team excellence. We don’t set unachievable targets or just ‘dangle the carrot’, we WANT everyone to achieve them (and they do virtually every time!)

What we’re all about:


We’ve been capturing timeless moments and creating memories for families for years, for the past 18 years in fact! Our team of 12, which now includes 4 full-time photographers, is like a creative family, and we want you to join us on our journey.

We’re a family run, fully independent studio, we love that and its a huge part of our success story.

The Role:


At Bartley Portrait Studios, we steer clear of capturing the ‘ordinary’ family photo production line. Our mission is to craft something truly unique and personal for each client, providing a photographic experience unlike anything they’ve witnessed before. As a vital member of our team, your role involves photographing families with children of all ages, including newborns and dogs. Your focus is to deliver an exceptional and enjoyable experience, creating fantastic photographs that will be cherished and proudly displayed on their walls for years to come. From the initial welcome to the final design and print, you will ensure that we not only meet but exceed all expectations.

In addition to your photography responsibilities, you will be an integral part of our ambitious team. Your involvement extends beyond capturing moments to actively participating in training, administration, sales, and maintenance activities that contribute to the vibrant life of our studio.

What we’re looking for:


• Exceptional interpersonal skills with outstanding verbal communication.
• Vibrant personality, displaying strength, confidence, and natural enthusiasm.
• Well presented along with exceptional personability, particularly adept with individuals of all ages, especially children.
• Inherent passion for delivering top-notch service to customers consistently.
• Embraces values of honesty, integrity, empathy, and patience.
• Diligent, hardworking, and conscientious in all tasks undertaken.
• Exhibits strong organisational and time management skills.
• Resides locally (ideally within a 30-minute drive).

How to apply:

To be completely honest, full-time, salaried positions in the photography industry are very rare. Our inbox is often flooded with applications, and therefore to be considered, we want to see you stand out by showing some thought and enthusiasm!

Sorry, but sending us a link to an Instagram page as a portfolio, along with what equipment you have, won’t catch our eye… nor is a neverending list of qualifications without a showcase of portrait photography in your portfolio!

Make your application count – We are looking for candidates who truly believe that this is their dream job and who can see it as a long-term career with us.

Using the form below, please send a covering letter and CV providing evidence of how you meet our essential criteria along with low-resolution portfolio images (10MB max please) or a link to a professional online portfolio.

We regret we are unable to respond to incomplete applications or unsuccessful candidates

Best of luck 🙂


Please note that successful submissions will receive an automatic email response. If you have any issues with your submission (which could happen if your file sizes are too large) and have not received this email, you can always apply directly by email – recruitment@bartleystudios.co.uk