Industry Insider: Meet Katie Ingram
When you take a picture that really encapsulates someone’s most cherished moments it fills you with happiness & purpose.
Photography has so many doors for photographers, why weddings?
Weddings? I love love! As corny as it sounds I could watch people get married & love one another every day if I could.
hat are your favourite moments to capture?
I aim to project the atmosphere of the day and the personality of my clients through my photography with achieving innovation & elegance – but always understanding & taking in mind what the client envisions, and to better it! I also aim for my clientèle to enjoy their wedding day to the full, it is hugely important to me that they have the best day of their lives.
I try & have a fly on the wall approach & judge by their personalities by how much direction they may need during the day. They are getting married – which is HUGE, so I am always the first to congratulate them once they are married. Yes, I see people marry most weeks, but it doesn’t make their day any less special – and I want to make them feel like their wedding is the only one I have all year! I love & enjoy my job, and that’s why I do it.
I gravitate towards fun loving couples which want to enjoy their wedding to the fullest & try and encourage 20mins or so for a chance to create some jaw-dropping images of just them to cherish forever.
What was your inspiration for this shoot?
The inspiration behind the shoot was whimsical woodland, which I feel shows through the imagery. The models were breathtakingly stunning and just wore your beautiful gowns to perfection.
Do you have any favourite wedding shoots from the past?
My favourite wedding shoot to date would have to be a trip to Lake Como this year. The bride & groom invited me to photograph them on a speedboat after the ceremony.
Being a photographer you really do get the share the most intimate moments with your clients, and speeding through the spray of the ice-cool lake with the sun glistening off the boat. Its a moment I’ll never forget.
What is some advice you can give to brides to find the right photographer?
I think it’s important to book a photographer for their style & work ethic. It’s a long days work, so you need to make sure they are inspired, and enthusiastic about your big day!
More from Katie’s website:
About me…. What can I say? I am utterly in love with my job (if you can call it a job!) I feel so lucky and privileged to be such a significant part of this special day in people’s lives.
I photographed my first wedding when I was 20, and have never looked back. The honour and enjoyment to be part of such a romantic day is a hugely rewarding gift.
I have a natural style of photography, with a feminine romantic touch. I take on all ideas and suggestions thrown my way, and aim to use my creative flare to create imagery that will be unique to you! I bring all of my own props including sparklers to add excitement to the imagery and just to make things a little bit different if that is your desire. I want you to enjoy the time with me as much as possible; if you look through my testimonials I am told it is my strength to make clients feel comfortable so that the photos can look as natural as possible.
I will edit a few images the evening of the wedding so that you can have a sneak peek of how amazing you looked on your wedding day and to get you excited about the end result! I have accepted all requests sent my way for weddings; from sewing up dresses, cutting up bouquets, to carrying extra items that won’t fit in a bridal handbag!!
I am not only a photographer, but a personal assistant, as I said previously, I want you to be as happy as possible on your wedding day, and I will do everything I can to make it go as smoothly as possible!
Find more information about Katie and other vendors involved in the shoot below.
Director and Shoot Stylist: Little Wedding Treasures
Photographer: Katie Ingram
Flowers: The Flower Barn Coventry
Venue: Hogarths Hotel, Solihull
Enzoani Retailer: Sammie Lou Bridal Couture
Hair Pieces: Eden B Studio
Hair: Lindsey Dowling
Hair: Layla Caims
Makeup: Cheryl Taylor
Makeup: Danielle Wells
Model 1: Maria Gardner
Model 2: Danni Wells
Model 3: Louis Lewinson