Warwick business keeps developing
SEVEN years under Noelene Luck's care she's handing the keys of Duggan's Camera Centre over to a new owner.
Mrs Luck left her permanent office job to follow her love of photography and took up event photography.
She captured weddings, award ceremonies and the annual Santa photos before taking a casual position at the store.
With little hesitance she took over the business seven years ago and has made it a well known shop in Warwick.
"It all happened very quickly, but it's been a great journey and I'm looking forward to the next chapter," Mrs Luck said.
Moving into retirement Mrs Luck has sold the business to Allora locals, Bronwyn and Scott Christensen.
Dealing with the struggles of dairy farming the family was looking for an alternative income.
"We stopped dairy farming in 2014, due to the milk price crisis and ongoing drought, it was getting tough," Mrs Christensen said.
"Our daughter works casually in the shop and when we found out Noelene was looking at selling, it all came together."
Looking after mostly cattle Mrs Christensen has also worked in office management jobs and is now upgraded to business owner.
Well known for camera accessories and custom made frames, the store also provides book keeping services such as laminating and book binding.
" Noelene has established a great store and we hope to continue the same level service," Mrs Christensen said.
For daughter Stacey Christensen working with her parents will be a different experience.
"It will take some time getting used to having mum in the store all the time but it should be fun."
The nineteen-year-old is an avid photographer her self, focusing on landscape and animal images.
"The long term goal will be to keep the business for Stacey to take over one day," The new store owner said.
Mrs Christensen said there are a lot of keen photographers in the Warwick and Allora area which they are excited to work with.