Sam Adams took part in the July 2021 cohort of the Starter Company Plus Program. Her business, Darkroom Images is photography business. We specialize in portrait and event photography. Getting Married? Congrats! Let us document this special day for you. Expecting a bundle of joy? Amazing! We can capture that special journey for you. Newborn baby? Awwww….who doesn’t love baby pictures?
We can be there for all your needs, big or small.
WE asked her a few questions about why she wanted to start her own business and what the experience has been like, as well as how working with the Business Advisory Centre Durham has helped her on entrepreneurial journey.
The business was created out of our love for friendship, nature and all things photography. My partner, Peter Day and myself, have been friends for 30+ years. We spend a lot of time outside capturing nature on photo wherever we go. That resulted in our hobby turning in to a profession.
Our mentor at BACD was invaluable. She had a wealth of information from her own experiences of business ownership. Patrice was able to explain how and why steps were important to success.
Our advice to someone who wants to start a business would be: Do your research. Be organized. Expect some bumps. BUT know that you’ve got this!