Hi, My Name is Ingrid
I am storyteller. I document people, their movements through life and those precious moments that you wish wouldn't end. Documenting moments outside of time and creating safe places to allow others to relax and express and explore is what makes me feel like I'm part of something bigger. It gives me a felt sense of being part, and interacting with this world. capturing images has always been a passion for me. As a little girl I was running around taking photos of everything and anything - moving or still, beautiful or otherwise. Taking photographs not only taught me how to express my thoughts, but it gave me a medium to express my creativity in this world. This was something I had never experienced - to be able to show people how and what I see. To be able to capture people as the individuals that they are. I grew up in a fluid and creative household and was surrounded by art and photography my whole life. My Mum especially helped me to plant and nurture my creative outlets, guiding me through life, always encouraging me to express myself. Slowly I started to weave my graft into my career which I consider to be an enormous privilege, and for the past 8 years I have been utilising my craft on a professional level by capturing weddings, families and love.
The Bachelor of Photography lead me to the commercial side of my practice, which was another way to express creativity on a whole other level - developing and designing creative imagery for brands, corporate and fashion portraitures. I have also experimented with film which gives images a whole other window of depth and something I feel excited about. Majoring in Creative Advertising lead me to explore past my own Journalist/Documentary style learn new ways to capture subjects and people through a different lens. This process expanded my knowledge and skills and I now apply these skills in all forms of my photography, with my work often taking a journalistic approach. My journalism work has also given me vessel to get messages out into the world that are particularly moving to me. I would love to be there to capture some for you . Whether it's a special moment in your life or to create epic imagery for your brand. I will always feel a deep gratitude and love this work and the people that allow me to be with them. It feels so empowering to make someone else feel seen, and it is an honour and a privilege to do this work. I hope you'll take that journey with me. My camera is my tool and you, my art. Thank you for being here with me.
I acknowledge the homelands, seas, skies and waterways of all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay my respects to the traditional custodians whose ancestral lands I work and live on.
"THE SWEETNESS OF A SINGLE MOMENT. STOLEN GLANCES, SMILES OTHERWISE ONLY SEEN FOR A SECOND. QUIET MOMENTS OF BIG EXHALES. SMALL GIGGLES AND BIG LOVE. DRINK THE SUN AS IT WARMS YOUR FACE. THE BURNT ORANGE OF THE SUN BEHIND CLOSED EYELIDS. THE SMELL OF SALT OR THE WIND ON YOUR FACE. HOLDING YOUR DEAR ONES NEAR. THE INTIMATE EMBRACES WITH YOUR GREATEST LOVES. A MOMENT THAT YOU WISH WOULD LAST FOR ETERNITY. THIS IS WHAT WE LIVE FOR."
Bachelor of Photography
Griffith Queensland Collage of Art, Bachelor of Photography. Major - Creative Advertising, Minor - Photo Journalism.
Ophelia Series -Australia's top emerging photographers award (art) - Highly Commended.
Presented to a graduating photography student in recognition of excellence in an advertising body of work with a strong conceptual framework in still and moving image.
Life as a Wedding Photographer.
The first wedding I ever attended was my cousins wedding in 1994, I was 5 years old. I remember this day clearly, I was so envious of the bride as she walked down the isle. From that day onward all I wanted to do was get married, I would play dress ups in my sisters clothing and steal her lipstick, she still brings it up to this day.
I feel so blessed to working in the wedding industry and I am extremely lucky to be doing what I love. Each and every wedding that I have documented has been a different experience, and they are all so unique from each other. It makes me extremely happy that I get to document my clients big day and they get to keep those memories forever.
On October 13th 2018, I finally got to have my time as a bride. As you can see in the image, it was a very wet and muddy wedding, but it was the most magical day of my life. The day seems a little blurry now, but I will cherish these photos forever.
I aim to capture treasured moments and build friendships with my clients so that they feel completely comfortable.
Image credit - Ash from Lemon Poppy Photography