We specialise in family portraits in Bedford including larger groups. We also offer pet portraits, children's portraits, photo parties, headshots, boudoir shoots, fantasy and cosplay shoots and cake smash photography.

"The Photos were really beautiful"   -  "Thank you so much, really appreciate and love the pictures"  - "Thank you for sending these through, we love them" - "Thanks for these, they look great"  - "Thank you for the swift and professional photo service" - Just a few comments from a few of our happy customers.

Gift Vouchers
If you have bought or been given photo shoot gift vouchers, please make sure you book a session before they expire. You can buy gift vouchers either online or direct rom the Picture Gallery Shop on the High Street

Christmas Opening Hours

The Studio will be closing for Christmas at 5pm on Saturday 18th December and then re-opening on Thursday 6th January. 

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Harpur Studio is a family-owned portrait photography studio based above The Picture Gallery in the High Street, Bedford
with a foundation built on providing quality photography combined with great service to create fabulous photographs.

Our photographer, Stuart has a wealth of photographic experience going back over a decade, including fashion, editorial, commercial, school and nursery and of course portrait photography. He has exhibited in central London galleries and is widely published Internationally. He also meets Vogue's exacting requirements with a photographers profile on the Vogue Italia website. So you can be assured of a friendly, professional photography service to perfectly capture your portrait, family, headshot, boudoir or fashion photos.

If you are looking for something a bit different for your child's birthday party why not book a photo party.
Take a look at our photo party page to read all about our fun and crazy Birthday party photo shoots.
We also specialize in our ever popular Cake Smash photo shoots to commemorate a child's 1st or 2nd birthday.

If you're looking for something fun, modern, and a little different, take a look at our "Box collection" photo shoot. The originator of the Box photoshoot in Bedford, our original box photoshoot collection is great fun and comes beautifully framed in your choice of frame ready to hang on your wall.

If you are after a high quality profile picture, for a website, social media page, book cover, brochure or agency, our headshot session is what you are after. A quick and professional headshot photography session providing your images in digital form, often the same day.

Ever thought of trying out modelling with a view to becoming a model, it's a tough business and not many earn a living from it, but we offer very affordable, no risk, model taster photography sessions so you can give it a try, or a discounted digital portfolio session to start you off with some high quality images for a model portfolio.

If you want a bit of escapism, our 'movie' or fantasy themed photoshoot might be for you, producing a professionally edited movie type poster.

If you want to boost your confidence, a boudoir photoshoot might be for you, a relaxed and gentle session at your own pace to build your confidence, and 'boudoir' doesn't mean you have to show flesh or wear something skimpy, it's all about feeling confident and sexy.

We produce high-quality portrait photos all backed up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
We’re just that sure you’ll find something you love.

A warm welcome awaits you with a friendly atmosphere in a bright and engaging, modern and well equipped portrait photography studio.
Whether you are looking for a traditional family portrait or documenting your child’s milestones, we’ve got you covered.
From beautiful portrait pictures, to quality canvas pictures and picture frames for display in your home, don’t let that moment slip away without capturing and preserving your memories in a portrait! Unlike some studios all our prices are displayed upfront and there is no 'hard sell' to try and persuade you to buy, we let our photographs do the talking.

Book your portrait sitting today by calling us on 01234 363914 or 01234 262609, or why not book online? It's so easy!

Please NOTE - Unfortunately as we are situated on the first floor our studio is not suitable for  anyone who would find it difficult to climb the stairs.

Headshot Photography

Are you looking for a profile picture for social media, that dream job, or dating site?

Why not book a headshot photo session and let us capture your best side!


If you are looking for something a little different and fun for the whole family why not book one of our Box photo sessions at Harpur Studio.

Box Photography Sessions are a fun and creative way of getting photos that really show a person’s personality. Kids love to play in the box, and adults do too! The whole family can let their wild side run free, bearing in mind that what ever happens in the box, stays in the box! The entire session is completed within the box. Our photographer then puts his artistic skills to work to create a unique piece of art which will look amazing up on your wall, a centerpiece for any modern home, and a talking point for years to come. The box session is for everyone to enjoy including the kids, parents, grandparents, and even your family pet.

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Harpur Studio creating beautiful memories just for you!

At Harpur Studio in Bedford we specialize in family portraits, pet portraits, photo parties, cake smash photo shoots and head shot photography. Click on the "learn more" link to find all the information you need on our professional portrait sittings and book your sitting today!

Headshot Photographer in Bedford

Need a professional photo for your profile picture, a book cover, a brochure or an agency? Then a headshot photography session is for you

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The Box Collection photoshoot - Fun Portrait Photos in Bedford

The original and best, home of the box photo shoot. Fun, family photo shoot in the box! At Harpur Studio

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Professional Family Portrait Photographer in Bedford

We specialise in large family group portrait photography. Book today!

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Professional Pet Portraits in Bedford

Bring along your pets for a portrait photo to treasure forever!

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Cake Smash Photography in Bedford

A cake smash photo shoot for 1st or 2nd Birthday

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Photo Shoot Parties in Bedford

Photo parties are great fun. Book yours today!

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My First Year Portrait Photography in Bedford

3 photo shoots to document a child's first year.

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Product Prices For Harpur Studio in Bedford

All the information you need on our product prices

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Professional Boudoir Photography

We specialise in vintage glamour or 'old Hollywood' styles but cover every style of boudoir photoshoots to produce beautiful boudoir images

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Poster feature shoot

Unleash your imagination, escape the mundane

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Premier Platinium Portrait Shoot

For those wanting something special

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Model 'Taster' Session

Have you every dreamt of becoming a model?

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Digital Portfolio Session

A special discount for a model or product portfolio session

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Bespoke Session

If you don't think any of our standard services fit what it is you are looking for, or if you are after something a bit more special, then we are happy to discuss your requirements and offer a no obligation quote

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Perfect Pet Portrait Photography

Bring your pets along for a pet portrait photo shoot, after all they are a part of the family too.

Book your pet sitting today!

Cake Smash Photo Shoot!

One hour of messy fun in our studio with a cake smash photography session

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Photo Parties Photography

Create some memories with a fun, crazy photo party photoshoot

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Creating Lasting moments at Harpur Studio

Capturing memories that will last a lifetime!

Book online, or call us on 01234 363914 to book your sitting today.

  • 13 High Street, Bedford. MK40 1RN