Ingrid Pape-Sheldon Photography
Couple standing outside at a park

One Fee for whatever you wish including: Senior, Engagement, Couples, Family, Relationships, Beauty, Dating, and more…


After you see the images, you purchase only the prints you want, and the image files are included.

Ingrid, these are remarkable. They're absolutely the best pictures ever taken of me.
Alice Porter, Managing Editor at


Your photo session will be an event to remember, and the memories will be as good as the images created. We know many people do not anticipate enjoying having their photo taken, which is why we do not take your picture. Instead, we create your portrait together, as you are part of the creative process. Most of our clients find the whole experience surprisingly enjoyable and even therapeutic. Having your session relaxed and inspiring for you, your family or your friends will be reflected in the images that emerge out of the shoot. Everything that needs to be cared for will be cared for because that is what yields the best results. When you feel good, you look great.

Cup of raspberry tea with berries and flowers


Your unique needs will be first and foremost. The kind of shoot you want, and what kind of images you wish will determine how we need to prepare. To help you clarify your vision and aims, we'll consult until we all feel ready for your shoot. We will remain available to advise throughout the process.

We are also available for a clothes consultation before the shoot if you wish. If you want to do the shoot at a location other than our studio in Ballard, we can look at that and see how to make it work.

Nikon camera


The shoot itself will be energizing yet relaxing. We'll go through your clothing options first (bring all you want) to find what works best. The shoot time will be about two hours, and more if needed and you are up for it.

White reveal wall with matted prints on narrow shelves


After the shoot, Ingrid will go through all your images, and the best ones will get an initial retouching and gathered together as a presentation. When they are ready, we will invite you to come back to the studio for a viewing session. Come on your own, or bring whoever you want. This will be relaxed and informal, and you will be given plenty of time to make your selection.

heirloom black portfolio box for your matted prints.

This is also the time to consider how you might display the prints, for instance, how the framed images might look together as a collection on your walls. You can think about sizes, whether you want color or black and white, or even purchase an heirloom portfolio box to protect your prints.

Matted print of a woman


After you make your choices, we'll do a final retouching before we produce your prints and repeat until they are at their best. We can produce almost any size and finish you desire. For any print you buy, you will also receive a high-resolution digital image file. You can use these online and even make your own prints. There is no obligation, of course. You only chose and purchase the photographs you wish. It is entirely up to you.


Your needs are unique, and we're happy to help you clarify them whether you decide to go ahead or not. Feel free to call or email us. We would also be pleased to meet with you in person at our studio or any other suitable location. Together, we can get a sense of what is possible creatively.

Meanwhile, if you have more questions but are not yet ready to contact us, try our FAQ page. Or, perhaps more to the point, view our galleries, as Ingrid's work speaks for itself.

Color portrait of a woman against a dark background

Professional Photography at our Seattle studio in Ballard and on location.