A best friend duo are combining their passions to open a new photography and pole and aerial fitness business in Ipswich.

Zoë Gibbs, an award-winning photographer, has unveiled a new premises in Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate in Ipswich.

For the last eight years, she has been based at Underwood Hardware in Felixstowe, and has been specialising in portrait, baby and wedding photography.

Now though, she has made the move to the Brookhouse Business Park, in the hope that it opens her up to a new audience in Ipswich.

Ipswich Star: One of Zoë Gibbs' photographsOne of Zoë Gibbs' photographs (Image: Zoë Gibbs)

Along with this move, she has also teamed up with her friend, Katt Strudwick, to open a new pole and aerial fitness class group in their new studio in the same location.

Prism Aerial Arts will offer classes in aerial hoop, pole dancing and pole fitness.

Zoë said: "Opening a pole and aerial studio alongside my best friend Katt has been a dream for years and now our dream is coming to life.

"This is at the same time as my business, Zoë Gibbs Photography, gets a bigger and better space, which is so exciting.

Ipswich Star: The new studio in IpswichThe new studio in Ipswich (Image: Zoë Gibbs)

"We are pleased to offer this inclusive, happy space to the Ipswich area."

Her business partner, and friend Katt, added: "Pole dancing has been a huge part of my life since I started 10 years ago at university.

"Having a best friend who is as passionate about pole and aerial as I am and as driven to create a gorgeous, inclusive space is the best feeling in the world."

They went on to add that they look forward to welcoming Ipswich residents to the studio for a photo session, pole class, or both.

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