About your experience

Your photography studio portrait experience lasts about an hour on the day but some people like to stay a bit longer to enjoy a luxury hot chocolate in The Photo Cafe afterwards!


Your experience begins at our wonderful Photo Cafe to discuss what type of photos you want us to create.

Latte and cameras


Once in our award winning studio our qualified photographers will take a variety of amazing photos of your family. These are generally a mixture of group and individual pictures. You’re welcome to invite family members along to the photoshoot if you wish.


You’ll be invited back to view your images about a week later after they have been professionally edited. This normally takes about 45 minutes but can take longer when choosing the right type of wall art for your home.

Croydon Studio viewing room

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We hope you have a great time with us so fill out the form below and we’ll be in contact shortly to book in your studio portrait experience
  • e.g. parents, 2 kids, grandparents etc.
  • School name, etc.

“We had a fantastic session with Memory Gate Photography Studios. This was the second time that we have used them and we were very happy with the wonderful photographs on both occasions. Never rushed and very calm, Michael and Marcin went out of their way to understand what we wanted and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. They managed to capture some very natural smiles in our photographs, as well as managing to get the two of them smiling together – not always easy to do, especially with my shy elder child! Most of our personal photographs taken usually end up with either the backs of their heads, or blurred as they don’t stand still long enough, and we have very few of them together, yet Michael made it look easy! Family portraits bring a lifetime of memories and pleasure and we will not hesitate to use them again in the future”
Tasmin Clements 

How to find us

Photo Cafe is situated inside Croydon House at:
1 Peall Road
just off Thornton Road by the Big Yellow Storage.
Opening hours
Monday – Saturday
9:30am till 5:00pm
Nearby public transport :
Therapia Lane tram stop is a 10 minute walk from the Photo Cafe. Brading Road bus stop is across the road from the cafe and serves the 264 bus for customers coming from Tooting and Mitcham and central Croydon.
On street parking on Peall Road is free but limited. The West Retail Park on Peall Road has a large free car park.
Disabled access
Unfortunately we do not have disabled access at our Croydon studio.