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Farm Studios
London End, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0EZ

01604 812465

Charles Ward Photography is one of the most versatile and innovative photographic studios in Northamptonshire. As a commercial photographer for over 30 years, Charles and his team been fortunate enough to work with a whole range of clients, from leading blue chip brands to small and medium-sized local companies in all kinds of sectors to private individuals. And we’d like to work with you.

Meet Our Team


Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward

Born and raised on the family farm in Earls Barton (where our studio is located today), Charlie developed a keen interest in photography in his late teens. At that time, he was working in the shoe industry at Barker Shoes (started by his great grandfather) and used photography to record new shoe designs in Italy. Having mastered his craft, he went professional back in 1985 and hasn’t looked back since. Ask him what he loves photographing best and he will probably tell you aerial views from a helicopter, cars and food - quite an eclectic mix!


But Charlie's talents are not confined to the camera, he is also the creator of Pip Ahoy! a delightful pre-school children's animation that is voiced by Sir David Jason OBE and currently being shown on TV. By the way - you can call him Charles, but most of his friends know him as  'Charlie' 

When he's not taking pictures for CWP, you will often find Charlie at classic car and aircraft shows taking photographs for himself. View Charlie's personal portfolio: click here

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Specialisation:  Aerial & Food Photography



James Ward

James Ward

James is Charlie's eldest son and has now formed his own company specialising in motion film work. James is making quite a name for himself, both here in the UK and around the world, filming a variety of subjects from supercars and sports to promotional films for blue chip companies.

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Specialisation:  documentary film making



 Our associates aren't random people that we have added to our site, they are personal friends, who we have known for many years and offer the same quality of service to ourselves. They work with us, often using our expertise and equipment to provide you with great service, photography and video.



Abby Cohen

Abby Cohen

Abby is a very well known freelance photographer who often works with us at our studio an on location. To say Abby is well-connected is an understatement, as she has contacts all over the UK and abroad and can often be found photographing food, cosmetics or jewellery for a variety of blue chip companies.

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Specialisation:  Jewellery & Food Photography



Ali Cooper

Ali Cooper

Ali Cooper is a Personal Trainer, Coach, Pilates teacher, avid runner and mother. For the past 16 years she has trained and worked with amazing adults, children,  groups and companies. Her experience, knowledge and passion help people to achieve their health and fitness goals and be the best they can.  Ali's fitness journey began in childhood and from a young age was a keen athlete and played competitive sports. Furthering her sport knowledge at University, a career as a fitness trainer was a natural path to take. Numerous qualifications in Personal Training, Pilates, Nutrition, Children's fitness and health and Sports Coaching. Ali also competes in running as an elite marathon runner, in cross country and on the track. 

We have teamed up with Ali to offer a complete promotion service for your health and fitness products. 

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Specialisation:  Health & FITNESS Vlogging


Becky brandham

Becky at work in our studio

Becky at work in our studio

Becky is a third-year food photography student at the University of Northampton who is set to graduate in May 2018. She has always had a keen interest in photographing in the food industry and has been with us in a voluntary work experience role since February 2017. Becky describes her attention to detail as her best attribute, often thinking outside the box to create imaginative and diverse imagery

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Specialisation:  Food photography



Kim Gibson

The Imageview website

The Imageview website

Kim first worked with Charlie over 20 years ago as a hair and makeup artist. Kim worked on the wardrobe department of the West End musical Starlight Express and Les Miserable, then going on to train at the BBC television centre in make-up artistry and worked in London and Tokyo, Japan. Kim has recently returned from living in the Middle East to run our VR Photography service called Imageview

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Specialisation:  360 vr property tours



Lauren Perkins photographing shoes at CWP

Lauren Perkins photographing shoes at CWP

Lauren first came to work for us 14 years ago as part of the school work experience scheme and we have kept in touch with ever since. For the past six years Lauren has been travelling the world celebrities as Benedict Cumberbatch, Adele, Ant & Dec, Cara Delevingne and even the boys from One Direction. Lauren is also a real fan of shoes (classic Doc Martens being her favourite), so she is always keen to help out when shoes arrive for photography.

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Specialisation:  Shoe & Leather goods photography