About Me – Tenterden Portrait Photographer

FROM TENTERDEN WITH LOVE

Well, hello…

As you’ve probably worked out by now, I’m Inga and I’m a lifestyle portrait photographer specialising in bump, baby and family portraits. I’m based in Tenterden, Kent but I also cover lots and lots of surrounding areas like Wittersham, Ashford, Rolvenden, Northiam, Hawkhurst, Sandhurst, Rye, Folkestone, Whitstable, Canterbury but I’m always happy to travel so don’t click away if you’re not a fellow Kent-dweller.

Raised in Belgium and educated in Manchester (quite the cultural shift, lemme tell you), I stayed there for 20 years before moving down to the Garden of England 6 years ago to raise my two kids: a gorgeous, free-spirited girl and her cuddly  & slightly rebellious younger brother. Following becoming a mum, photography began to play a bigger role in my passions and take up most of my free time. I’m currently developing my passion into a growing business and I have never loved a job more. Exciting times ahead…

What floats my boat? Big blousey pink peonies, Pinterest (guilty), Cosmopolitans (guiltier), Apple Gadgets (even guiltier) and, when I’m not working or chasing after the munchkins, I devour family, wedding and lifestyle blogs. If you fancy a nosey at my style or what I’ve been up to, it’s best to have a peek at my Instagram feed.

MY STYLE

I like to document life as it happens. I keep my photography natural and unscripted; I think children should be photographed in as informal a way as possible so that their personalities can shine through brightly. I’m not interested in perfect homes or perfect children – give me fun with a side of chaos any day of the week!

When you first have a baby, everyone tells you to savour those first few days, weeks and months. It’s all “She’ll be at university before you know it!” and “Treasure this time when they can’t talk back!  It’s enough to make a new mum quite anxious! That’s why lots of people recommend taking the pressure off having to savour every little moment by having a few lovely photographs taken.

I recommend shooting in your own home rather than using a more formal studio setting, your family will be more relaxed and we’ll get some great natural light.   It’s all about creating happy childhood memories.  I’ll work closely with you to create a gallery of prints that truly reflect your family’s personality.  For babies, I like to focus on special little details: the sole of your baby’s tiny foot, their rosebud lips or their long eyelashes.  For family shoots, I’ll often convince you to be snapped outside, or even on a nice long family walk. The sky’s the limit: show me where your family’s happy place is and we’ll go from there.

Like the sound of all of this? Well, let’s get you booked in either by contacting me on ingakeyes@me.com or by using the contact form. 

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