A Teddington photographer who has experienced success at a Ham market after three months has decided to set up her own stall.

Louise Oliver’s photographs of Richmond’s parks, landscapes, as well as her floral portraits, have been a “hit” with Ham Parade Market visitors.

Now, she’s decided to set up her own stall this month.

Louise said: “Launching my photographic prints through HAM MADE gave me a unique opportunity to engage with customers and sellers alike.

“Listening to their feedback helped me expand my portfolio, and given me the confidence to go out on my own.

“Hopefully, this brings me a step nearer to making photography my full-time career.”

HAM MADE was launched in March earlier this year in a bid to “shine a light” on creative people within Richmond borough.

People who previously could not afford to set up a stall are now able to find a way to do so which is cost-effective.

Craftspeople can now get a space on a stall to sell their product, in return for 20 percent of all sales profits to cover costs.

Ham Parade Mark committee member Emily Percival, who had the original idea for HAM MADE, said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled. This is exactly what I hoped HAM MADE would do.

“Give a boost to local talent and show that our community supports its residents.”

Louise started her own stall on Saturday, July 7.

Ham Parade Market is on the first Saturday of every month, with the exception of January.

For more information, visit: www.hamparademarket.org