Henrys of Derby Photography have an enviable reputation for the creation of lasting memories from little babes in arms, to family portraits that will become heirlooms for generations to come. Henry Januszewski LMPA, has been a successful Photographer in the Derby area since 1987.
From the very earliest days, Henry started out going door to door, taking portraits in peoples homes. Within a short time, it was clear Henrys skills of being a ”peoples” photographer was very clear in the standard of his work and his professionalism from the start.
Shortly after, Henry started taking his people skills to the little people in the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire areas, taking portraits in nurseries and playgroups.
The demand from nurseries and playgroups accelerated when Henry bought a Mobile studio, which was literally a mobile studio on wheels, to the nursery or playgroup. It was unique as it didn’t interfere with the proceedings of the day for the toddlers, he didn’t take up any room on the premises (other than in the car park), so everyone was happy.
The word soon spread very quickly that it kept Henry and Elaine very busy, on top of looking after their own growing family of five beautiful children. It soon became clear that business was growing, as well as the family when Emily and Edward, the twins added to the family. Living in a semi-detached with a growing family, meant Henry and Elaine had to look for premises to continue their photography business.
A move to Belper in 1994 meant they could have the family home back and continue. They opened up in King Street, Belper, running Henrys Photographic Services. This incorporated Henrys Portrait Studio and a retail shop providing developing and printing services film, albums and framing sales.
Their eldest daughter Helen, joined the team in 1996, to help in the running of the retail side with Elaine, whilst Henry concentrated on the studio and wedding side of the business.
Having joined the Master Photographers Association, Henry soon qualified as a Licentiate of the Association in 1995. He went on to win awards with the association for his work, namely children’s Under 5 category, families, babies and pets. It became clear that his speciality was with families and in 2000, Henry moved back to his home, having built a studio at home in the garden at Little Eaton.
Hundreds of babies and families have been through his studio since then. Free on street parking makes it easy for parents with small children to walk only a few yards to the studio. Parents very often say how patient Henry is with the children, this enables him to get them to feel very much at home. The studio sessions are one big playtime!
In February 2013, the studio closed for 2 months for a makeover and what a transformation it was. Doubling in size Henry combined the studio together with the viewing room. It made everything more self contained and Elaine got her front room back!