Welcome to Studio 1 Photography

capturing memories to cherish since 2009

Photography for the whole family

Ashley and Emma welcome you and your family to Studio 1 Photography. Our photography studio is based within Penmore House, a beautiful Grade II listed building in Hasland, just outside Chesterfield. With free parking visiting us couldn’t be easier.

If you are looking for the perfect choice for photography, our studio has got you covered. We offer Family Photoshoots, Pet Portrait Session, Bump to Baby Photo Experiences, Professional Headshots, Boudoir Photoshoots and even Children’s Makeover Parties. Alongside this you can book a bespoke photography session to suit any occasion or group.

Our family run photography studio has been delivering professional family and lifestyle portraits for over 14 years. All of our photography is of the highest quality but with affordable prices. Studio 1 is a relaxed portrait studio designed to make you feel at ease during your visit. We are passionate about capturing memories to display as pieces of art around your home for you to treasure forever.

Our aim at Studio 1 is to offer inspired, creative story telly Photography delivered at the highest quality with the most affordable prices. Studio 1 Photography is a relaxed portrait Photography Studio, designed to make you feel right at home. We feel that this is important in order to capture those natural unique moments to treasure forever.

At Studio 1 Photography we specialise in Capturing the people that are closest to you…. Husband, Wife, partner, a new born baby, A child that’s growing up fast, A teen that’s moving away, A daughter that wants the best party ever or just a reminder of the whole family, children, grand parents and of course your pets.

We capture photographic memories and transform them into gallery-style pieces of artwork for your home.

Family of 4 and a dog having a family portrait taken in a photography studio on a white background

Family Photography

baby in a portrait session

Newborn Photography

Pregnant Lady with a baby bump for maternity photography chesterfield

Pregnancy Photography

Black dog pet portrait photography

Pet Photography

Baby at a 1st Birthday cake smash photoshoot with a pink cake and balloons

Cake Smash Photography

children lying in a circle with top hats and smiling at a Children's Makeover party

Photoshoot Parties

Photoshoot Experiences

Your Portrait Experience at Studio 1 Photography is all about you and those you love. Through conversation we will learn about your individual personalities, so that we fully understand what you would like to achieve during your photo session. We know how daunting the thought of capturing a perfect family portrait can be, but we can guarantee a fun filled experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Your photo shoot time may vary, but generally will last up to 60 minutes (120 minutes for a newborn photography sessions). The session will take place in our spacious photo studio which has ample space to capture the whole family together if required. Whether we are capturing precious moments with your newborn, beloved pet or your extended family (up to 20 people) you will have our undivided attention. Each photography session is private as this makes it all the more enjoyable.
Many clients tell us that they like to book professional family portraits every few years, so we love to welcome back families of all sizes. We can capture as many combinations of people as you like during your session, recording the wonderful relationships that everyone has with each other.
After your photoshoot we will invite you back at a mutually convenient time to view your images in our private viewing room. Your family is welcome to join you once again to help you to decide on your favourite shots.

family generations through the years family photography photoshoot


Multi frame product for family photo0graphy in a room setting

We offer a wide range of professional wall art products, including frames, canvasses, fine art float frames, glass free photo panels and prints – all of which can be used to create personal pieces of art for around your home. Choose from single or multi aperture layouts in a huge variety of colours and styles. The range of options available means that your finished piece will be truly bespoke and perfectly complement your photographs and home interior.

All of our products are printed and hand crafted in house using real wood, acid free mounts and Giclee fine art prints by our highly trained craftsmen. This means we can maintain our high standards from click to finished product.

Meet the people at Studio 1 Photography

A little About us

We are Ashley and Emma Layton, a friendly husband and wife team. At Studio 1 Photography, we combine our two professions and passions – photography and make up artistry. Together our mission is to offer a superb service to our customers, helping you to achieve inspired, creative story telling photography. We then transform this into personalised pieces of artwork for your home at the most affordable prices.

Emma & Ashley owners of Studio 1 Photography wedding pictures

Customers reviews

a newborn baby sleeping and posed for a newborn baby photoshoot

Cathryn Boyer


I contacted Studio 1 via their website regarding a newborn photoshoot. Emma contacted me less than 24 hours from enquiring and a shoot was organised for when my baby was 10 days old. Both Emma and Ashley were very friendly and welcoming.

On arrival, the studio was clean and modern but with a rustic feel. I hate having my photo taken but Ashley made me feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera.

I am very pleased with the final product and so happy that I chose Studio 1 to capture those precious memories. They offer a excellent quality service at very reasonable prices.

I would highly recommend.

family have a fun portrait photography photoshoot

Day Lacey


After a recent visit to the studio for a photo session. We were greeted by a young lady with a friendly and helpful attitude and great smile. We were offered drinks and made to feel welcome why we relaxed and awaited our session.

The session was really professional and the photographer did really well to engage and entice my children to be natural and amazing. The pictures were processed and edited it a swift and professional manner and upon our return the viewing was conducted professionally and in a smart setting, must note loved the use of the tv to view the images on.

The wide selection of images made choosing almost impossible. Highly recommend and will be visiting again soon. Thank you.

picture of a couple on their wedding day posing touching heads

Charlotte and Sam


Had two different photoshoots done by Ash and been really pleased each time first was a family one at the studio and 2nd was just recently of mine and my new hubby’s wedding day. The studio is lovely and feels so relaxed. Ash is just amazing at what he does, easy to get along with and you can tell he loves his job.

Waiting on my wedding photos but I know I’ll love them as I loved our family shoot.

Gift Vouchers

studio 1 Photography Gift Voucher

Choose your photography experience, whether is a family shoot, a Newborn, Pet, pregnancy bump shoot, toddler or cake smash shoot. We have photo shoot gift vouchers for all our services.

Gift vouchers are the perfect way to inspire a friend or family member to have a photography portrait session. It’s likely that the person you are gifting the experience to will never have thought of booking a professional photography session. Its the perfect gift to create a lasting memory.

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