Caramel Lifestyle Photography
- Serving Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Portrait photography for discerning clients, captured at their best by a master of his craft.
Professional Photography from a highly respected multi award-winning photographer
I was the first, and to date, still am the only person in the UK who can call himself a Master Qualified European Photographer
Commercial Photography Fashion and Beauty
Formerly senior photographer and Managing Director of Manchester based Avalon Photography Limited, my commercial work has included still-life, people, fashion beauty, food, and lifestyle photography, with many blue chip clients, design and advertising agencies in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and the rest of the UK. Client list
My portrait photography is aimed at the more discerning families, couples, and singles looking for something specially created for their lifestyles. Contemporary professional portrait photography is now more relaxed, moving away from traditional formal posing and repetitious backgrounds, to show real situations and capture natural expressions. I am particularly keen to be a part of an event, or a situation where people are being themselves, and I can use my photographic skills to record just how people are, whilst looking for good light and composition.
As a wedding photographer, I seek to go with the flow of the day, looking for those brief interactions between people, capturing the mood rather than dictating it. My clients won't be bossed around and their guests kept waiting whilst the photographer takes over. The images will be shot digitally, and lovingly-prepared in colour or black and white, or a mixture of treatments in a high quality album as standard.
PR and Events
I like to create something different and eye-catching in my PR and corporate portrait photography, recognising the greater PR potential of images that catch the eye of a magazine editor.
I create portfolios for models and actors, and if your taste is for the unusual, creative, romantic or avant garde, then I am more than happy to work with you on a special photographic concept. Recent unusual projects have included underwater photography of mothers and babies, pregnancy sequencies, and loving couples in tasteful intimacy.
I like to think that I can offer you the reassurance that using an experienced qualified professional photographer brings, but also the originality of an artist.
Among other cities, Caramel Lifestyle Photography may serve the following areas: Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Tameside, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford, Wirral, Stockport, Cheadle, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Hale, Sale, Alderley Edge, Warrington, Macclesfield, Chester, Bolton, Bury, Preston, Blackburn, Oldham, Glossop, Leeds, Harrogate, Halifax, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Wakefield, Kendal, Windermere
Engagement or Pre-wedding
Actors, Dancers and Models
Mothers and Babies
Singles and Couples
I love to capture moments of tenderness between loving couples, and show them simply enjoying each other’s company.
I aim for natural and relaxed, not posed and uncomfortable.
A great photograph can make a temendous difference when used on dating websites, and on Facebook.
I have been photographing people for over 35 years, and know how to show them in the best light: literally. The basics of lighting, composition and timing come as second nature, but at the same time, every person and situation is different. I use all of my experience, but do not work to a formula. I even encourage the accidental, which can often surprise, and take us in an unexpected direction.
Children can be unpredictable, which is exciting.
I like to work in my subject’s familiar environment where they are at home, or maybe in a favourite location. Sometimes it can be a good idea to be in a completely new place, where the reactions to what is around can take people’s minds away from “posing”.
After decades of studio work, shooting advertising and fashion, I can use artificial light skilfully, if required. I will create something which is right for you.
“I have received the photos and I am very very happy with them. They are better than I could've imagined!” Babsi (who was photographed at 8 months pregnant).
“Just a brief note to thank you for the photos – I’m really pleased with them (pity about the quality of the models you had to work with!!). I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you.” Andrew Glover Director Driver Consult Ltd
“Many thanks for all the images and doing such a great job. It was a much better experience than I imagined. I shall recommend you to my friends.” Nicky Owen, Owner of Epigram
“Hi there, Happy New Year to u too...bin meaning 2 get bak 2 u, bin overrun wth kids/xmas etc...feedback ????? Verdict ????? Unbelievably heart-stoppingly sensational - apparently !!!!!! He thought they were overwhelmingly 'real' 'beautiful' 'captured my essence' etc etc etc...I DID show them to a couple of trusted friends who all said they thought they were sexy/classy/stylish etc etc !!!! I certainly cudnt hav hoped for a better reaction - in fact, I was amazed it was quite sooooo favourable/dramatic n had such impact !!! Xxx” Susie (from her Blackberry) (who had a session as a gift for her husband)
“Hi Ian the shots are awesome!!! absolutely brillant, I am over the moon, thanks so much!!! I love the different moods you have created due to weather/ scenery change,i cant tell you have pleased I am!! “ Abbe Meek, Whispering Smith (fashion)
“They are fantastic. You have every reason to be very proud!!” Sue Luya. Bott and Co, Solicitors
“The kids have already asked “where’s Ian – is he coming to play with us next week?” So you’ve got fans there!” Emma Lishman (now Mrs Andy Bounds)
“I felt my confidence grow as we worked. Ian's clear direction and positive suggestion of physical stance and shape helped guide me through the entire photographic shoot”... ...”So, my last testament to any woman considering working with Ian Cartwright is just "DO IT!"” Jane, actress.
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