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It all began with John Sawyer, who advertised his portrait photography services from his home at 4 Grove Road, Norwich, in 1849.

In 1854, he leased premises at 32 London Street, Norwich, and in 1863 employed 19-year-old Albert Edward Coe to manage the company. In 1883 Albert Edward Coe bought the business, and the original studio was used until 2005.

Andrew, the current owner of the business, is Albert Edward Coe’s great-grandson. He has achieved many national and international portrait awards, along with being chosen to be the Portrait Photographer for the British Olympic Team in Barcelona and Atlanta.

Reviews from our customers

Chloe ★★★★★

“Having never had a shoot before we were a bit nervous about how it would go. We felt comfortable and happy. The photographer was very easy to get along with and we got some lovely photos.”

Studio: Barrett & Coe Essex

Megan ★★★★★

“Andy was so accommodating, he was patient with my family and got the most amazing shots! Took many different kinds of photos to give us a full range to choose from. There was pressure at all and we felt very comfortable the whole experience.”

Studio: Barrett & Coe Leighton Buzzard

Julie ★★★★★

“Friendly service, easy access to the studio with no parking issues. Good quality photos and we’re very pleased with the results.”

Studio: Barrett & Coe Romford

Established in 1864

100+ UK locations

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Family Photography

As one of the largest portrait companies in the country, Barrett & Coe offer a friendly service combined with beautiful, modern, relaxed photographs.

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Baby Photography

Pregnancy and your child’s first few months of life are the most special times, our talented photographers capture these precious moments forever.

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Pet Photography

From cats and dogs to guinea-pigs and rabbits we can capture unique images as a timeless reminder of the bond you have with your pet.

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