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.
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
I can’t wait to capture photographs of you that are full of emotion and beauty and are telling 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. Below the videos are a discpription about my family packages.
FAMILY LIFESTYLE SESSIONS
This is our “Authentic Story” Collection
It is great for Family or Maternity and includes:
A 60-90 min Photography session on location where we will go out on a fun adventure together. The preferred time is at the Golden hr 90 min before sunset.
This time will be good for your family to connect authentically. Stiff poses is not my thing. 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.
To get to know each other better we will book in a Consultation over the phone or Zoom meeting to plan your session with styling/ location and a way for us to connect, so we can capture YOUR AUTHENTIC STORY in the best way and so we feel comfortable with each other. I think that’s the key in capturing great genuine photos.
I’m happy to help with styling guidance if you prefer.
You will receive free access to a selection of Maternity dresses and women’s dresses from my Client Wardrobe.
Around 2-3 weeks after your session you will receive an Online gallery to choose your favourite images from, in the comfort of your own home.
15 professional edited images in High resolution are included.
I spend a lot of time editing 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.
You will get access to a professional print lab where you can print your favourite photos from.
You have the option to Upgrade to full gallery if you wish.
Please Contact me for a full pricelist.
All this for only $550 or 6 payments of $95 ( I can do this as a payment plan)
A $200 non-refundable booking fee is due at time of booking to secure your Session Date.
The booking fee is deducted from the overall coast.
The balance is due on the shoot session day unless you have elected a payment plan.
These family packages are for one family only, contact me for extended family rates.
Let’s create some Magic Together!
I've listed out 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 that suits you. Every session is unique, and I can as well 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 at 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 has been 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 at your online gallery. This are beautiful keepsakers! You wil have the option to upgrade to your full Gallery as well.
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 weatherforcast 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?
Make 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 theire 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 theire thing for a bit, througing 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 otheronce in the family until they feel ready to step in again. This is one reason I don't have a direct shoot plan. I take it 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!"
READY TO BOOK?
I WILL TAKE CARE ABOUT YOU
More about me if you 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 exploring 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 images are 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 and shot 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!
ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME
TO MAKE MEMORIES
"A DREAM YOU DREAM TOGETHER IS REALITY"