Ian Temple Photography | About

Our service commitment to you is 'professional photography with a personal touch'


Ian Temple Photography operates in the north west English counties of Staffordshire and Cheshire. Based in Cheshire, in a region surrounded by open and wooded countryside, vibrant towns and picturesque villages, allows us to offer our clients a wide selection of environments for their lifestyle portrait shoots. In addition, our mobile studio of lights and photographic backgrounds allows us to cater for lifestyle shoots, event photography and more formal portraiture at an indoor location near you.

Ian is a licentiate member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and has been professionally photographing weddings and portraits since 2005. Ian ensures each client receives the same high standard of service, personal care and attention to detail.

Ian combines a variety of contemporary and traditional photographic styles to create stunning works of art. While the production of exceptional images requires considerable technical expertise and direction, our natural and friendly approach creates a relaxed atmosphere for clients – one in which emotions and nerves can be tempered to make way for greater imagination and creativity.

The pre-shoot consultation process will enable you to meet Ian to fully discuss your requirements and photographic preferences, thereby ensuring Ian's team are equipped with sufficient knowledge and understanding of the task at hand.

Ian understands that not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera lens. Due to experience, Ian he knows how to get the best out of everyone and have the ability to put clients totally at ease during the shoot, whether adults, children or dogs. Our relaxed, natural and imaginative approach allows us to capture individual spirit and personality, personal bonds and those special moments - celebrating life, love and family.



Many wedding couples prefer their photographer to be out of sight and let the day naturally unfold. That makes total sense since it is their special day and a great way to capture those spontaneous moments. However, with a purely reportage or photojournalistic style you may later regret not having those group images of your close family and friends. After all, how often do all your family and friends get to celebrate such a unique and happy event together? That is why at Ian Temple Photography we tend to mix unobtrusive photojournalism with some naturally posed traditional groupings and special artistic portraits of the couple. Of course, if it's your wedding day then it's your choice.

Every wedding is a unique event, so each package includes a face to face consultation and pre-wedding shoot with Ian to ensure he understands your specific requirements and photographic preferences. While we offer a range of standard packages, each may be tailored to your personal needs and budget.

Standard package prices start from £750, with a deposit payable on booking.

Lifestyle & Studio Portraits

Stunning... Energetic... Sensual... Romantic... Love... Friendship... Family bonds... Lifestyle portrait... sessions involve a journey starting at your home or other chosen location and allow us to capture the essence of you in a variety of meaningful settings.

Ian combines his relaxed approach, imagination, technical skill and sensitive direction with the variety of contrasting backdrops from your journey to produce a range of fresh and natural images - Unique and personal images of you, your friends and family where your spontaneity, individuality and bonds of love and friendship shine through. Each shoot is relaxed, full of activity and spontaneous fun and laughter - a truly enjoyable experience.

More formal portraits are invariably shot at your home with our mobile studio kit or a rented studio. Ian's creative approach and experience of using studio lighting will provide you with a wide selection of stunning images, whether for your corporate literature, formal passport or family portrait.

Prices start from £65 for a one hour shoot, payable on booking. An additional charge of £100 or more is applied for the services of a professional makeup artist.

If you require a bespoke portrait package (such as a model portfolio) then please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Boudoir portraits serve to celebrate the female form in various styles and settings and make a special gift for a partner, friend or loved one. Shoots of this kind are either based in your home or a studio and are handled by Ian and his female assistant with considerable respect and sensitivity.

Prices start from £65, payable on booking. An additional charge of £150 or more is applied for the services of a professional makeup artist.

Pet Photography

Some of us have special four legged friends or work with animals. Ian Temple Photography are pleased to offer a special type of lifestyle portrait service for you, your pets and other animals. In fact you may wish to combine this with a family lifestyle portrait session. As for our other lifestyle services, this type of photographic session is taken at a location of your choice. Our wellies, walking boots and waterproofs are always at the ready.

Ian is experienced in action photography, handling a range of lively dog breeds and capturing those special moments and expressions.

Prices start from £65, payable on booking.