About us

Local portrait photographer providing the best photography and experiences

As a local portrait photographer my love of photography and all that goes with it makes it not just a job but a real passion of mine. From photographing products to dogs and even iguanas! I love it all.

A few things we’re great at

Tending to favour a creative, candid approach capturing the real feel of the sitter. Making the portraits I shoot deeply personal. Preferring an honest documentary look to my portraits. I am fully conversant in photoshop retouching, and happy to adapt to the sitters needs and product.

Pet Photography

Pet photoshoots in memorable locations for your pets, yes, even 6-foot lizards!


Calling all dance moms and dads, why not treat your aspiring performer to their very own 2-hour location shoot.


Family and friends portrait photoshoots in your favourite location or at home. Including school photos.


Everything from Product and head shots to company events.


Event Cover for Fund raisers to Charity events to  Birthdays and more. 

custom portraits

Why not have one of our bespoke custom portraits as a centre piece in your home.


. A passionate creative wedding photographer I have a reputation for being friendly and professional with a creative and candid approach.

Local portrait photographer

Pet portraits at home or
on location

I can come to your home with everything I need to create stunning photos of your pets. With a choice of sets and props to make amazing prints for your walls. Or, on location we will explore the area finding those beautiful and unusual places to frame your beloved Fur baby.

Grandads Chair!

A beautiful classic style set with a dark wood floor and subdued lighting.

All at sea

The Boat set, as they sail the seven seas in a boat named just for them, giving that personal touch.

woodland set

Experience the outdoors indoors with the two woodland sets.

flowerbox set

Classic rustic set.

The joy of the outdoors

on location we will explore the area finding those beautiful and unusual places to frame your beloved Fur baby.

Anxious dogs

If you feel that your dog is “unphotographable” or “too nervous around humans” then don’t worry I really do have loads of patience and we can arrange for a free consultation at your home or in a park where ever they feel comfortable.


Taken in your favourite location, capturing the energy and atmosphere of the environment. While framing your fur baby creating beautiful and atmospheric photos for you to share and display.

It’s not all about dogs!

I love a challenge and photographing this 6-foot lizard in an open field was certainly that!

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

“Ian is so professional, friendly and patient, putting all in attendance at each sitting at ease. He volunteers his services by visiting our dog rescue centre (Just For Dogs) on a regular basis to take photos of our homeless dogs. We are in no doubt that his commitment to our cause and the amazing photos he takes of the dogs, greatly increases their chances of finding wonderful, forever homes. Thank you Ian!xx”

Margaret Smith / Ashbourne

Just For Dogs

weve had a photo shoot with the dogs. Ian was so good with them. He spent hours here playing with the dogs, letting the dogs have plenty of breaks and making sure we got loads of great pictures to choose from. highly recommended for pet photo shoots. thank you Ian.

Charlotte Rebecca

“I had a great photo taken by Ian of my dog at the dog festival this year. He was very friendly and very patient as my dog was a little nervous at the start. I mentioned to Ian while he was taking the photo’s I struggle to see her eyes with her being black. He said he would make sure I could see them. And as you can see in the picture below, he did. I would highly recommend this guy and I’ll definitely be having another shoot with him”

Natalie Loomes / Derby

“We decided in December to have portraits done of our Springer Spaniel doglet, Macie & her hoomans… we were put in touch with Ian Richardson photography, we were not disappointed. From the consultation to the finished prints we were absolutely delighted with the relaxed way everything went, Ian is certainly the man to go to for anything you want photographed professionally. Many Thanks Ian for all you did. It is my horse to be photographed next when hopefully the weather gets better. Regards Sue, Dave & Macie. Xx”

pet portrait dog photography
Sue Stride / Derby

“My 2 daughters had a photo shoot with Ian at Wollaton park in Nottingham. They are both young and had never done anything like it before. We met Ian who guided them telling them what he would like. Ian was so professional and such an easy-going lovely person. My girls had an amazing experience & the photographs were beautiful! Would recommend this photographer to anyone”

Vanessa, / Nottingham

Legends Dance Academy

Ian is extremely professional and friendly! We have watched him work and used him for our business website launch and couldn’t have asked for anyone better! Ian had the patience of a saint with our naughty dogs and helped us out with ideas! FANTASTIC QUALITY FOR GREAT VALUE!

corporate shoots product, award ceremonies and headshots
Francesca Hotchkiss

The Naughty Dog Company

Just For Dogs

Helping find forever homes for new hopeful fur babies since 2018. 

Number of dogs photographed
Number fallen in love with!
Photoshoots at JFD