ABOUT

OUR STORY

Originally founded by directors Kathryn and Michael, the original CARRO duo, our team is made up of artists and strategic thinkers bringing personality and ingenuity, creativity and fire to your images.
On the Wynyard estate, our two-floor photography studio has a 56m2 versatile shooting space, a perfect canvas for fashion photography, family portraiture, newborn photography, pets or products. We have a designated make-up and hair lounge for any pre-shoot pampering, a cinema projection screen with seating for training or viewing your captured images, a complimentary drinks menu including champagne, kitchen facilities, bathroom and state of the art cinema preview room with a 14 person capacity. For family shoots, children are able to choose a DVD of their choice complete with popcorn or nibbles.
Situated in a convenient location between the A19 and A1 in County Durham, we are not far from Newcastle, Gosforth, Ponteland, Northumberland, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, York, Richmond, Harrogate, Darlington and Leeds. No location is too far, as international photographers we cover worldwide destinations and spend much of our time in London.
Our team includes full time photographers and artists who have worked in the wedding and commercial industries, at London Fashion Week and featured on the front cover and in editorials for publications such as La Di Da magazine, ETC Magazine, Unveiled Magazine, Kiss The Bride Magazine, Belle Bridal Magazine and Amour Fou Manchester Fashion Magazine. We have worked overseas and photographed celebrities.
As international photographers and artists in addition to business managers, our team has had experience in creating photographic sets, art based installations and importantly a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the challenges, budgets and daily operational requirements within the wedding, business marketing and events industries. We know what captivates clients and how to capture the wow factor in your advertising campaigns and wedding album. Whether we are waist high in the sea, shooting from a boat or out of the side of a moving car window, nothing is impossible.
CARRO was born out of the idea that we could use our photographic and artistic talents to create captivating lasting imagery. The industry is saturated with stock photography and step and repeat shooting. Bespoke has a new dimension when it comes to CARRO shoots. We aim to personally provide you with our expertise, support and tools to empower you to develop and realise your photographic ideas and campaigns whilst most importantly remaining affordable.

MICHAEL CARRUTHERS
(MANAGING DIRECTOR)

KATHRYN CARRUTHERS
(DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)

Kat Carruthers is based at her Northern England studio and works commercially in London and internationally. With a medical background, 1st class honours in Occupational Therapy and a triple distinction diploma in the arts, she is a self proclaimed ‘academic nerd’. Kat co-founded her photography company which expanded quickly into an employed professional team. Kat has contributed to and consulted on publications in the business and lifestyle sectors and is a columnist for La Di Da magazine. Although her time is used in strategic management she is a photographer and filmmaker, gaining inspiration from shooting each season at London Fashion Week, LCM, Barcelona Bridal Week and LBFW.

Kat has shot international editorials and weddings and her images feature on a number of published magazine covers. She has taught photography and has masters level qualifications in student mentorship and education. She has a passion for coaching and moulding ‘tomorrow’s talent’, including artists on this platform. She hopes to receive submissions from those who are looking to develop, critically analyse and engage in this portal to raise up other artists, collaborate and have respect for diversity in style.

MICHAEL
GATENBY
(DEPUTY MANAGER)

VICTORIA
WHYMAN
(OPERATIONS MANAGER)

INTERNS
(MARKETING)

ASSISTANTS

WITH THANKS TO OUR PAST INTERN TEAMS