a peek inside | kristin ingalls

It’s time for another installment of our ‘peek inside’ series and today is CMmentor Kristin Ingalls!  Kristin is an incredibly talented natural light photographer who is so kind and knowledgeable.  Our photography forum wouldn’t be quite the same without Kristin and we are happy to have her here today on the blog sharing a little glimpse into her world!

a peek inside | kristin ingalls

a peek inside | kristin ingalls photo

1. Ketti camera bag – I’ve always wanted a Ketti bag, and when Clickin Moms came out with their very own version in colors that go well with my wardrobe, I had to have it.

2. Kelly Moore camera bag – Okay, I admit it, I have a bit of a problem with having too many bags in general, so one camera bag just wouldn’t do. I also have a Kelly Moore Hobo bag in gray.

3. Nikon D40 – I really only use this when I want a camera that is small and light such as on vacation.

4. Next up, my mainstay, the Nikon D700. I love the low light capabilities and the full-frame goodness.

5. When I am feeling like a change I have a Nikon F100 film camera. I don’t think they are still being made, but you can find them used at a great price.

6. Nikon 35mm 1.4G

7. Nikon 50mm 1.4G

8. Nikon 85mm 1.4

9. Nikon 105mm Micro

10. Nikon 135mm f2 DC

Not pictured: Lensbaby Composer Pro and Sweet 35 Optic (it was hiding in my camera bag) and the zoom I used to take the lens picture.

11. Lens Pen – I have a couple and love them.

12. Always need a few extra cards.

13. Bandaids. With my own kids, you never know when you might need one. I also usually have wipes and hand sanitizer.

14. I admit that I don’t think I’ve ever given a client a Smartie, but I almost always have them. I do use lots of stickers and bubbles on shoots though but those didn’t make the photo.

15. WhiBal card

16. Ballpoint Pen.

17. Nikon SB-600 – For me this is a rarely used piece of equipment, but when I need it I’m glad to have it.

18. Remote Trigger – I don’t usually bring this along, but it’s nice for when I want to get into the photo. Only half is pictured.

a peek inside | kristin ingalls photo

I used to have my desk tucked in the back corner of the house, but found it really hard to get anything done. One day I decided to move my desk right to the middle of the action in our front room. Even though it’s not very quiet, overall I love the new location. It’s nice to be able to sneak in a few minutes of work between the homeschooling and driving around.

1. An evolving wall display. I hope to cover the whole wall someday. It has a mix of frames and canvas.

2. My set up. I have a 15” MacBook Pro and a 27” external monitor. I also have an external hard drive and card reader. The family computer is right next to mine, except when I need the extra desk space.

3. This is my bookcase that holds most of the business paperwork, newborn hats, etc. as well as my camera gear.

4. This is a 30×40” canvas that fills the space I never knew what to do with before I decided to get something big!

a peek inside | kristin ingalls photo

a peek inside | kristin ingalls photoKristin Ingalls, Washington
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With her Nikon D700 and assortment of prime lenses in hand, Kristin loves to take portraits and describes her style as “organic and clean/pure with just a hint of whimsy.” She has an art/design degree from college and worked for years as a designer but like so many others really got into photography once she had children. In her own words, “I started to capture our family life, and somewhere along the line I got bit by the photography bug.” Her ideal day off would consist of shooting for herself, spending time with friends, and some quiet time alone curled up with a good ebook and possible a Starbucks/Tazo Iced Green Tea and chocolate. With her husband and three daughters, Kristin currently resides in Kirkland, WA.

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46 Responses to “a peek inside | kristin ingalls”

  1. Genesis
    Dec 27 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    It is fun reading more about you! I love your workspace and the photos you have hanging look amazing!

  2. Dec 27 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Loved the peek! You have a beautiful space!

  3. Heather N.
    Dec 27 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I loved reading more about your Kristin!

  4. Adele Humphries
    Dec 27 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Beautiful work/living space! Love your photo-wall!

    • Dec 27 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      Thank you, Adele. I started collecting frames a while ago, and was glad to finally get everything up when we rearranged the front room to be my office.

  5. Dec 27 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Love your work space and your photo wall Kristin! <3

  6. Jennifer Hill
    Dec 27 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    What is your favorite “go to” lens?

    • Dec 27 2012 at 7:03 pm #

      My 85mm 1.4 is my go to lens. It’s been a great lens for me.

  7. Dec 27 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I LOVE the font you made. How cool is that?! I also loved seeing all your gear and beautiful work station. I have to show my husband so I can get out of the laundry corner, haha!

    • Dec 27 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      The font program was a Pinterest find. I rarely buy apps, but it looked like too much fun not to try it. :)

  8. Dec 27 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Beautiful space, Kristin! I loved reading more about you, especially since I’ve had the pleasure of meeting you in person! That font you created is awesome!!

    • Dec 27 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      Thanks, Ashley! Hopefully we will have the chance to meet again someday soon.

  9. Karen Porter
    Dec 27 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Thank you for allowing us to peek in at you. I loved it. Your space is beautiful as well as your work. And your font is too cute.

  10. Dec 27 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    So fun to read this! Love your space <3 And now I want to try that font making program! :)

  11. Dec 27 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Thanks, Megan! For what it’s worth, my husband tried the font program, made an “A” and decided it was no fun, so ymmv. :)

  12. Dec 27 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    So nice to learn more about you!! I am so intrigued about the font making program. Do you mind sharing what that is?

  13. Dec 27 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    love this!! what a cool office/living area, Kristin!! super cool about the font – I pinned that too…must check it out!

  14. Dec 27 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I love, love, love your workspace, Kristin!! And the font thing….how cool!! I had the greatest time learning more about you. :)

  15. corinne m
    Dec 27 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    LOVE that font! I need to make my own :)

    Great to learn more about your awesome self!

  16. Erin B
    Dec 27 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Loved this perspective,insight and inspiration to your photography. Just starting my journey but excited to see my growth. Thank you for sharing.

    • Dec 28 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      Just starting out with photography is such an exciting time! Thank you, and enjoy your journey!

  17. Katie
    Dec 27 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    What Nikon lense do you use the most?

  18. Dec 27 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Kristin, I love your space! And the photo wall is SOOO awesome, I love it. I have to look up that font program, how FUN is that?? Thanks for sharing with us!

  19. Dec 27 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Fun share! Your photo wall is just fantastic! Love to hear more about another WA friend!

  20. Dec 28 2012 at 8:41 am #

    I always love the Peek Inside posts and yours is no exception! I love your workspace. And now I want to make my custom font! Would love to know which program you used!

  21. Dec 28 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Love your peek inside, Kristin! You are such an inspiration! <3

  22. Dec 28 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I love reading more about you, Kristin and it is so cool to see your space! I really hope we can hang out again, soon!

  23. Dec 28 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I love seeing this, Kristin. You are so sweet and your workspace is lovely. Lets meet for coffee like we talked about soon. Especially now that we have the Northwest Boy Choir / Vocalpoint! connection. I love how small our world is!

  24. Dec 28 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Loved seeing what you carry in your camera bag and the lenses you have. Beautiful work space too!

  25. Dec 28 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    So fun learning more about you, Kristin!! I love your office chairs and workspace <3

  26. marsha
    Dec 28 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    So good to get to know a bit more about you Kristin! I am re-reading your BO right now-love your work :)

  27. Dec 28 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Loved learning about you (and those chairs!).

  28. KimG
    Dec 29 2012 at 2:23 am #

    Very cool to get to know you more! Love the look of your home/space and love love love your work! Do you use the 135 much? I’ve heard good/bad things about it and wonder if I would ever want it down the road if I sold my 70-200. You know how it goes…the never ending perfect set of lenses quest! LOL I miss my PNW home…every-time I see one of your photos I am reminded of that!

  29. Jan 13 2013 at 2:24 am #

    Beautiful work area!! It was so nice getting to know a little more about you, Kristen. I’ll have to look into that font maker. Looks like fun!

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