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

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

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


Emma Kaye

Emma Kaye

Emma Kaye is a fully qualified Home Economist and food stylist working throughout the UK. She has been working with Charlie for a number of years and they have now teamed up to offer a number of food styling and photography courses, starting later this year. Emma has over twenty five years experience and works with a number of well known blue chip companies, such as Innocent, Morrisons, Waitrose, The Co-Op, Asda, M&S, to name just a few.


Lauren Perkins

Lauren Perkins photographing shoes at CWP

Lauren Perkins photographing shoes at CWP

Lauren first came to work for us 15 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 such 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.

Specialisation:  Shoe & Leather goods photography

Becky brandham

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.





Specialisation:  Food photography




Ted is a new arrival at CWP and is a Bedlington Whippet - a rather adorable mixture and very friendly. Hopefully, you will meet Ted when you next visit us.