Deanna Templeton (born in 1969, Huntington Beach, California) is an American artist working primarily in photography. Templeton lives and works in Huntington Beach, California.
Deanna Templeton was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. As a teenager, Templeton discovered and was inspired by punk rock. At the age of 15, she started to photograph the Los Angeles punk scene.
Deanna met Ed Templeton at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert when he was 15 and she was 18. She recalls, "He looked older and I looked younger so we met somewhere in the middle." Two weeks later, they went on a date, and two weeks after that, they were girlfriend and boyfriend. The two were married three years later in 1991. They both became vegetarian in 1990, vegan in 1991, and have not consumed meat or dairy products since.
Templeton started to pursue photography at the age of 15 when her mother gifted her a camera. She used the camera to explore and document the local Los Angeles punk scene.