“Myself, mum, family all commented on how polite and courteous Ian the photographer was around us the family and our guests. Ian was excellent at capturing the special moments that we experienced, without being intrusive.”
— Annette Wade, 80th Birthday Party Organizer

This is me

This is me


About Me

  I started taking photographs as a hobby and then over time started getting asked to shoot for friends, family and other people. I always noticed and enjoyed the look people had when flicking through the images I had taken, it was pure joy!

  What I love about being a photographer is giving someone photographs to last through generations. I remember as a child flicking through my parents’ photo albums and slides (yes, 'SLIDES!!') and reliving memories. This is what I want to give my clients, photographic memories to make you smile now, and in years to come.  

 Other things about me... I've have been a professional musician and teacher for over 16 years which has given me a real understanding of working in all situations, conditions and with a wide variety of people and I bring this to how I work with my photography clients. I'm also a passionate rock climber (see image of me dangling off a rock) and love getting outdoors in the Peak District, which is sometimes like a second home to me.... and I'm obsessed with music, all styles of music, new, old, everything.

Me on Sky Arts: Guitar Star Season II - Episode 1

Me on Sky Arts: Guitar Star Season II - Episode 1

My Style

I'm a Nottingham, UK based photographer with a passion for taking photographs. Whether it be a wedding day, new baby, family portraits, birthdays, parties, photos for business or promotional use. I believe in trying and capture moments in the most natural way without.

  My style is to be like a 'fly on the wall', in the background taking photos as things happen, catching people unaware to gain realistic natural expressions. I have a laid back, easy going and fun manner to make my clients feel at ease to get the best results when conducting a photo shoot for formal shots or portraits. With these two approaches I like to mix them together in an album of images to give my clients the best of both perspectives.

  I always like to get to know my clients, understand them and what they want from me so I can incorporate this into the shoot/session. I try to ensure that the images I capture have a personal feel and reflect the person/people I'm shooting without the images feeling clinical or false. I always try to create the same feel when shooting events or live music.

I love rock climbing - this is me in fontainebleau picture Richard Pickford

I love rock climbing - this is me in fontainebleau picture Richard Pickford

 

“I’ve just looked at the photos - actually have a tear in my eye... the quality is incredible you have perfectly captured the event - what an exceptional talented photographer you are! Thanks a million.”
— Penney Poyer-Schalom, Nottingham Good Food Partnership

Enjoy looking through my website and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask by completing the form on contact page or sending me a message on my facebook page or instagram. I promise to get back to you as soon as I can - also leave a phone number, it's better with a phone conversation

Mucho Amore