Behind Pop! are a creative couple that have turned Pop! Studios into a hugely popular brand.

And it all started conceptually with an award-winning pop-up shop in Derby’s Intu shopping centre in 2014...

Wendy and Simon Mackney, with daughter Matilda as a huge inspiration, have complete confidence in their product and know that without question, the concept of Pop! Studios will provide a whole new way for families to experience photographic art across the UK.

Wendy Mackney

She is the ultimate driving force behind the expansion of the brand throughout the UK and brings operational and management experience to its concept. Wendy constantly looks at different ways to market the brand, increase sales and drive customer care. Working behind the scenes, she focuses on ensuring they deliver the perfect customer experience.

Simon Mackney

Simon Mackney

Simon is a multi-award-winning photographer and is the creative brains behind the work that is delivered at Pop! Studios. Simon strives for the best images and won Gold at the March 2018 BIPP national photographic awards.

“Amazing experience for my son and for us to watch!

We received our little superhero’s pictures today and they are great. The whole experience was fantastic; from the calls before the shoot to check if we had any questions, to when we arrived to pick up the photos, the service was professional and they were great with kids. We love the final product. Thank you so so much.”

Lorraine Droney

We call our employees ‘the Mackney family’ at HQ and it’s an ethos we would like to continue with our franchisees.

With our strong team of 19 experts, who have over 73 years of experience between them, we support each other in every aspect of the business.

One cannot operate without the other and it’s this close teamwork that helps create Pop! Studios to what it is today. We create such individual artwork for our customers that it’s kept ‘personal’ all the way from studio shoot through to collection.

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At Pop! we always achieve our aims by applying our core values to everything we do.


We provide customers with an experience that exceeds their expectations.


We focus on providing customers with a warm, friendly, helpful service.

Health and Safety

Everyone within Pop! Studios ensures consistent adherence to strict child protection and safety guidelines to protect our customers, staff, businesses and our brand.


We approach every challenge with imagination and an open mind, as this helps us to find a bright solution.

Continual improvement

We understand that excellence is a moving goalpost and that skills, knowledge and practices can—and should—be regularly improved.


We are clear and forthright in our promotion, pricing, contracts and dealings, as this builds trust and goodwill with both our franchisees and our customers.


We maintain a high standard of professionalism in all our business operations.


We focus on instilling, building and maintaining a positive team spirit.


We put our heart into our work and that shows in the products we create.