MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFETIME
Your kids grow up way too fast so cherish the moment now. It's ALWAYS the right time to have your memories eternalised into photos.
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
I can’t wait to capture photographs of you that are full of emotion, beauty and tell your authentic story. But I'd like to think that you will also enjoy the process as much as the end images. From styling your session, to having your photoshoot, to holding your hand-edited fine art prints
(if you choose to print them, I encourage you too.) I have collaborated with some of Australia's best ProPhoto labs so you can order your prints in the comfort of your own home.
About Your Family Session
My Photography sessions are mostly on location where we will go out on a fun adventure together. The preferred time is at the Golden hr 90 min before sunset.
I love to capture those authentic moments, the real smiles, the kisses, the cuddles….The real You and your Family and your CONNECTION to each other!
Images that makes your heart melt, even many years after when you are looking back at these precious moments. This is Why I love capturing Families.
I spend a lot of time editing your photos to get that extra artistic look, just like how black and white photographers used to add contrast and highlights to their photos in a dark room. That’s why there’s 20 images included and you have the option to upgrade to full gallery if you wish.
The Family Lifestyle Experience
All this included for YOU...
60-90 min Photoshoot - on location or studio.
Pre consultation - We will plan your session over phone to decide on your best location for your authentic family story and creative direction.
Help with Styling Guides - I’m happy to help with styling advice if you would like me too.
Lifestyle Photoshoot- I will help you to guide your family into relaxed compositions. It will be a mix of guided portraiture and just exploring the natural enviroment around us and letting the kids be just kids.
Image Collection - You will receive an online Gallery around 50-70 images for viewing.
20 Retouched high resolution images
UPGRADE to Full Gallery available
Please contact me for full pricelist
This is for immediate family only
Additional person $50
LET'S CREATE SOME PHOTO MAGIC TOGETHER!
I WILL TAKE CARE of YOU
More about me, if you would like to get to know me a bit better!
I'm Ingrid Sjodahl, a Professional Photograper!
I'm so excited you are here!
For as long as I can remember I have loved capturing people, faces and emotion. As a little girl I used to draw faces. Funny, character-filled faces… and I still do. It was the birth of my first son, Leon, that awakened my love of photographing children and families. I would take images of him every day because I felt he was growing up too fast and I wanted to remember all our little adventures.
I’ve always loved exploring nature and finding new beautiful places and it was this love of adventure that led me all the way to Australia from my home country Sweden. The country best known for meatballs, ABBA and IKEA… and I’m a big fan of all three!
I love creating family photos that are filled with emotion and connection. Filled with life and all its perfect imperfections. Emotion in photography is more than just a smile. It’s the look in your eyes and the little moments in-between that say who you are and create your own unique visual story.
Headshots and personal branding photography is my other specialty. Strong portraits that say who you are and what you do.
I can shoot both in studio or on location on the Central Coast or Sydney, and love doing both.
I hold a BA in Information Design from Sweden and a Diploma in Commercial Photography from Raffels KvB,Sydney. I have worked as a wedding photographer, commissioned photograper for fashion editorials for magazines such as Elle, working with clients such as Prada, Chanel and Bulgari.
I always felt that my dream was to shoot fashion. The creativity involved and collaborating with other artists appealed greatly to me. But when my partner Scott and I had our first son and we moved back to Australia after living in Sweden, I felt that I didn’t want to go back into that industry. Shooting models may be “easy” but shooting real people and creating artworks for them to treasure for years to come is much more rewarding. Being able to show a mother how beautiful she really is – now that gives me joy!
My background in understanding clients’ briefs does come in handy in both family lifestyle photography and image branding photography. I try to figure out who you are and the best way to portray your authentic story.
So, let’s talk about YOU! Just BE YOU!
I've listed a quick outline of my process and gathered some frequently asked questions and shared some answers that can help you decide whether we're a good fit. Feel free to contact me on my email or give me a call to discuss what type of images suits you. Every session is unique, and I can put together a special package for your needs.
"You probably have a few questions before you book your shoot?"
Before your session.
Once you've booked your session I like to have a chat where we go over the details of the shoot, such as location, wardrobe choices etc. This is also a good opportunity to get to know each other a bit better so that we can all feel relaxed on the day and enjoy ourselves and not feel like complete strangers!
During your session.
Please come on time or a bit early. This is especially important if we are shooting before sunset. If you have suggestions during the shoot, feel free to voice them as I want us to have fun together and I am always open to trying them out. I will guide you throughout our time together. Remember that we are not aiming to capture 'perfection', we are aiming to capture you.
After your session.
You will receive your online gallery 2-3 weeks after your photoshoot to select your favourite images in the comfort of your own home. If your shoot is urgent, please let me know at the time of booking so that I can accommodate your needs. The images are hand-edited. This final step is crucial in ensuring the image reaches its full potential, as well as the most time consuming part of photography. I offer beautiful prints and albums from The best Professional labs through your online gallery. This are beautiful keepsakers! You will have the option to upgrade to your full Gallery if you like.
"A DREAM YOU DREAM TOGETHER IS REALITY"
How do I style my session?
After we choose your location, or if you have some spectacular dress then we could decide the location after that is discussed and where you see yourself in that dress…
It is best to talk to me. I can put together a mood board and some clothing suggestions.
I have a few pieces and some accessories in my client wardrobe I lend out for shoots if you wish.
What happens if we've booked an outdoor shoot and the weather forecast says rain?
I do love a bit of dramatict weather for shoots. It's beautiful with a more dramatic sky and some wind. However, if it rains, etc. I will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule.
How much make-up should I wear?
Keep it pretty natural. A nice foundation and a some lipgloss and a natural eye shadow. If you wish to book in a make-up & hair stylist I know a few really great ones. Please contact me and I will pass their details down to you.
What happens if my children are misbehaving during the shoot?
I understand you. I have kids my self and they can misbehave. Don't worry. Let them do their thing for a bit, throwing rocks, running around and I will capture those authentic moments. If they start to cry take your time to comfort them. I will focus on the others ones in the family until they feel ready to step in again. This is one reason I don't have a direct shoot plan. I go with the flow and together we will capture your Authentic Story!
— MADELAINE VALLIN
CEO - ASHC
— Liesl Karlsson
Musician and Songwriter
" We have been using Ingrid and her team for many years now both for family and business. She is an amazing photographer, so professional and experienced. I can't recommend her enough! "
"Ingrid is a true perfectionist. She put so much thought and planning into our family shoot and it made for a really natural and fun session. She made us feel relaxed and comfortable, the kids enjoyed themselves, and it all shows in the photos and video. Thank you Ingrid!"
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