My philosophy:

Photographing and writing narrative stories about people behind travel and NGO's is my specialty. I enjoy meeting new people and taking ample time to listen and record their stories. A slow, deliberate travel experience - not rushing from place to place - elevates the strength of my creative voice and provides you with the best possible feature. I believe an authentic, cultural connection with others provides the bits of life-affirming narrative needed to craft a memorable story. I am a storyteller, and I look forward to giving voice to your compelling travel and humanitarian stories through photography and writing. 


My Professional Story: 

I am a Pacific Northwest girl who is a travel, cultural, humanitarian photographer, and part-time freelance writer. I have been photographing everyday life and the human spirit for over ten years. My photography style documents candid, unscripted cultural moments. I have a keen ability to capture people in a relaxed and unposed state, contributing to the documentation of human nature in its purest form. My photo-editing process is minimal, as I want to keep the integrity of the moments I am documenting.

I connect easily with others. During a recent press trip to the Czech Republic, one guide said, "We have had a lot of photographers come through our tour, but I have never seen one that puts people at ease as you do."

Let's work together! Whether you just want advice, or to meet me as a future friend in photography and writing, or send me a shout-out, I would love to meet you. Contact me: contact@ingridmcquivey.com


My Personal Story:

My early years consisted of old-school travel when U2 cassette tapes were all the rage, Kodak click-boxes captured images, and cell phones did not exist. However, I don't claim bragging rights of the good old days, because I like my modern conveniences, such as my digital camera that does not lie about my images displayed on the mini screen. 

Currently, my days are filled with travel, photography, writing, hiking, Netflix, volunteering, and walking the countryside. I become giddy over family and girlfriend adventures; marking off restaurants from my Portland food list; spending the day at Powell's Books, and researching travel destinations.

I look forward to working with you!