Click on the timeline dates below to learn the history of Innes Photography

  • 1947

    First Registered Company.

  • 1954

    Donald Innes purchases the current premises in The Square, Hessle.

  • 1971

    Ivor joins the company and a new corporate logo is introduced. Later that year Donald Innes dies age 71.

  • 1976

    The Ivor Innes Laboratory formed, adjacent properties are purchased and new studios are built.

  • 1985

    More buildings purchased for laboratory and studio use.

  • 1987

    Large studio at the Square premises is constructed with infinity cove.

  • 1990

    Lowfield Studio in Anlaby is opened by the mayor of Beverley and a new logo is introduced.

  • 1991

    Top awards are won in Kodak competitions.

  • 1994

    Innes sponsor art exhibition and Ivor is placed on the BIPP Education committee.

  • 2000

    Paul and Helen commence employment and further investment is made in high end digital cameras and equipment, making Innes one of the first major studios to embrace digital capture.

  • 2002

    The Lowfield Studio in Anlaby is closed and commercial photography returns to its original home in Hessle. A major refit of Hessle Studio is undertaken at a cost of £130,000.

  • 2003

    An major arson attack on the Hessle premises causes major disruption for several months. All wet processing is finished and total digital capture and printing is undertaken.

  • 2004

    The retail space is redesigned making it suitable for displaying the stunning art prints, portraits and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories.

  • 2008

    The lastest Hassleblad digital backs are bought for both Helen and Paul's studio together with some new Bron lighting, making both studios suitable for working on large projects where 2 studios are run alongside each other.

  • 2011

    After a visit to Photokina in Germany, the first Sinar 86H digital back is brought into the UK by Innes.

  • 2012

    New cmyk proofing machine and calibrated monitors are installed.

  • 2013

    Huge investment is made in to expanding camera and lighting equipment keeping Innes at the forefront of the industry.