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Start Up Success, Chique Open Second Photography Studio


Chique Photography began in October 2014 and offers photoshoot and makeover experiences. Co-founder Jane Earnshaw got in touch with Business Enterprise Fund to help begin her business venture with a Start Up Loan.

The studio, based in Huddersfield, features shabby chic décor and a range of packages from couples and family photoshoots to hen night experiences. After a successful first year trading, doors have opened of a modern and stylish studio in Wakefield this November.

The opening day was a big success with a big list of bookings. “It was almost too busy!” said Jane. “We’re off to a great start.”

A quick business expansion was planned and Jane has big plans to continue growth, with her eyes set on Sheffield for 2016.

“We found BEF online and were put in touch with Julie Micklethwaite. She was absolutely brilliant and gave us the help and advice we needed.”

In total the Chique has 12 self-employed makeup staff and 8 photographers and is looking to recruit more to cater for the growing demand.

“It’s really important that everyone is well trained. Our photographers have to put up with very quick turnarounds and our makeup staff are professionally trained. We want to be the best and create a truly special experience for our clients.”

Chique’s success is also down to their unique and diverse offering, which includes boudoir photoshoots for the more daring!

“We want to give ladies confidence and give them a great experience. It’s very rewarding!"

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