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Wedding Photographer Norwich Norfolk, Coe

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Saturday 24th March 2018



Andrew Coe
Barrett & Coe Ltd
Thorpe House
79 Thorpe Road
NR1 1UA Map link for Barrett & Coe Ltd

tel:- +44 1603 629 739
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e-mail:- Andrew Coe

Specialist Photographer for :-
Wedding photography

The family photography business was opened in 1854 by Andrew’s great-grandfather, and his own photographic career spans fifty years! He studied at the Regent Street London Polytechnic (then the only photography degree course in the UK) from 1961-1963. After working with Max Warwick at Colour Labs International, during the mid-sixties Andrew created the largest commercial photographic company in East Anglia, GGS Photography, in 1975. He was also a leading aerial and marine photographer, and one of the first to undertake colour photography at weddings. Andrew started with 10 weddings in 1971, and had over 600 with a team of 20 in 1974 alone. In the 80's Andrew began the first chain of mini-labs each with a wedding/portrait studio attached. In recognition, he was made President of the Association of Photographic Laboratories, representing the UK photographic industry in Chicago, speaking at the PhotoMarketing Conference in 1986. Kodak acquired a share in this company and it eventually became the first Kodak Express and Snappy Snap’s.

Returning to active photography at 50, during the 1990’s, he became a leading wedding and portrait photographer, achieving a Licentiateship and Associateship of the BIPP and MPA. Winning every category in the 1994 East Anglian MPA awards; the BIPP Photograph of the Year and the Fuji and Agfa Portrait Photographer of the Year, he competed and won various awards in New York and Las Vegas where he lectured, as well as speaking engagements in Madrid and Oslo. He was official photographer to the British Olympic Team in Barcelona in 1992, and Atlanta in 1996.

Today, his company has the training side, along with over 100 franchised or independent approved studios providing more than 10,000 portrait appointments each year. Also through Barrett & Coe’s BluePrint training programme they provide a unique, advanced, ongoing business development support service.

Andrew is also a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International).

Status. Professional Member

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