A Little Bit About Me….

Studying Design Photography at Granville College   (Way back in 1986)  where the true and immense scope of photography was laid bare before me. From there I worked in various fields within the industry, including film processing on an industrial scale, commercial printing, hand printing colour and black and white images, retouching photographic prints with inks directly on to the surface of the paper. Commercial and industrial photography, covering everything from cookware product shots to large industrial machinery, using a variety of medium format Bronica and Mamiya and large format 5×4 and 10×8 inch plate cameras. Freelance snapper at Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United premier games capturing action shots to be transmitted to the tabloids to hopefully be printed on the sports page front cover (the back page of the tabloid). Model portfolio shoots, weddings and portraiture.

Now Jears Later…

I Work from my home in Derby providing my various photographic services in and around Derbyshire From pet shoots to corporate shoots I am more than capable of covering it all. Having trained extensively on Adobe Photoshop and Nikons Capture One suit. I am confident I bring your vision to life. 

portraits self old style

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