Travis Studios

Man building cyclorama infinity wall in a studio

A story of a photographer

This is me a few years ago building the infinity wall and studio space in Walkden, 3 years after deciding to make this my full-time job. I was teaching at the University of Salford and raising my twin sons on my own, photography was my the only creative outlet I could find the time for. I was known to my colleagues and students for always having a DSLR with me that I was fiddling with. In fact, I've always had a camera with me.

My Mum used to photograph cars for Auto Trader magazine in the 1980s and I would go with her in the school holidays and sometimes she would let me take the polaroids while she filled out the details. Now I think about it, I've been a professional photographer for 32 of my 42 years... While messing about pretending to be a teacher and other silly jobs... Hmmm.

All this was around the time I met my biggest fan, Jessica. She believed in me as a photographer and gave me the confidence and support to try to do this full time. Now here we are, married, with 2 sets of twins (5 children in total) a crazy dog and a Portrait Photography Studio.

God loves a trier...

Triptych photograph of a couple in love.


“Craig is one of the most talented photographers out there. He has built a quality business where he dedicates himself to every project - whether that's a wedding, a concept shoot, or a portrait shoot. I've had multiple jobs done by him and could not fault any of it.
I would recommend him to everyone.”

—Adelina Court

““I needed portrait photography for a consultancy website. Craig came recommended and didn't disappoint. He keeps his focus on the client on multiple levels. He idenfies your need and keeps it in mind throughout his shoot and editing work. He takes care to ensure you're comfortable at all times when training his cameras on you. His photography is pin sharp and shows he instinctively knows how to capture the best of people. After working with Craig enquiries for my consultancy grew rapidly. Stop here. Hire.”

—Jonathan Stones

“What can I say? Craig and Jessica photographed our wedding at the weekend, they both made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera. Craig covered every single aspect of our beautiful day with such professionalism, we've so far only seen a few of the photos as he is still tirelessly working on them but those few have been worth his competitive prices 10 times over. If I could give a million-star review for CT photography then I would. 5 stars does not in any way seem enough.”

—Rachael & Paul

“Had the pleasure of working with Travis Studios today on a cover for a single I am releasing in January & I could not possibly be more pleased with the results. Makes you feel so comfortable during the shoot, has fun with it & you can tell he has such a passion for what he does! An incredible experience and makes you leave the studio feeling amazing about yourself. Could not be more happy !! ❤️❤️”

—Emily Kate Smith