Hi, my name is Ida and I am a wedding, portrait and fine art photographer based in London and the South of England. I love to tell stories through images and in this way see the world and connect with others in as many ways possible. Here you can view my portfolio, follow my recent adventures, buy prints or book a portrait session with me.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
I have loved taking photographs ever since I was a child. My earliest memories of photography are of those little Kodak disposable cameras, cheap film cameras and my brother's Polaroid. I remember the feeling of excitement when we got the films developed, to see these moments of life frozen in time and to hold the memories in my hands.
When I was sixteen I borrowed an SLR film camera from my Dad and studied in the dark room at college. Since then I feel as though I have been on an incredible journey. Every time I go out with my camera I discover something new about light, connecting with my subjects and conveying mood and emotion in my images. I love to tell stories through my photos, to find beauty in unexpected places and share my vision of the world with others.
My work as a portrait and wedding photographer leads me to connect on such a personal level with so many people. When shooting a wedding it feels like an honour to be a part of such a meaningful day in the lives of two people, and their family and friends. When I send them their images and they see for the first time the moments they had experienced during a whirlwind of emotion, it reminds me every time of that childhood feeling, of turning fleeting moments into something tangible and immortal. This is the magic of photography.
"Ida was a dream photographer for our wedding day! Right from the beginning she understood the style we wanted for our wedding day and the photos to capture it. She asked the right questions and made sure we were the right 'match' for her style and approach. We couldn't have been happier with the photos Ida took - she captured the fun and madness of the day as well as some really special intimate moments. She took care not to be intrusive and was like an invisible ninja weaving through the chaos of the ceilidh and squeezing into some tight spots in our very intimate venue! Through her pictures she told the story of an unforgettable day for us and they are photos we will treasure always. Thank you Ida!"
- Lucy and Tom Burnett
"We are beyond happy with the stunning photos Ida produced for us. Not only is Ida extremely professional, making sure she got all the photos we asked for plus many more, she applied her own wonderful style to the shots. Ida has a great eye for superb photos and her attention to detail is second to none, picking up on all the little details and photographing the bits we would have missed. On top of that Ida took us for a pre-wedding photo shoot, to help get us accustomed to how she works and to be comfortable on the big day. The pictures Ida got on the pre-wedding shoot were beyond expectation and indicative of her talent for capturing those special moments. Ida left us feeling relaxed and at ease on the day, and in full confidence all the moments we wanted to be captured would be. We can’t recommend Ida enough. She is completely amazing and her photos will help us remember our big day for the rest of our lives.”
- John and Hannah Beech
"Ida is an amazing photographer, and we were very lucky that she captured our wedding. Her photography reflects the enchantment of the day, and she completely captured the personalities and characters of our loved ones and us. Neither my husband nor I are big fans of traditional approaches of a static group photo or the endless photos of a bride and groom trying to pose in ways that are simply not natural to them. Ida has the perfect blend of knowing what will work best in framing a shot and how to translate the personality of her subjects. Her understanding of the environment, her keen eye, and her professional skills (the afternoon shots are simply beyond description) culminates in a beautiful collection that we and our families treasure. Seeing the photos for the first time, we felt not only that we were reliving the day, but that we were suddenly privy to the small moments that we might have missed. This is perhaps what stays with us long after – we can see that day in new ways and see the coalescing of the important parts of our worlds. The creativity, generosity, and charm that are part of Ida come across in her photography. Importantly, Ida’s photography crystallised the atmosphere of our wedding, and its fusion of cultures. Because of my Hungarian-Russian heritage, the wedding was held in a restaurant and park just outside of Budapest – Ida worked tirelessly to capture the enchantment of our guests, the candid exchanges between old and new friends, the environment, and our own excitement. The photos convey the familial rustic atmosphere and the importance of nature for my husband and I. Overall, Ida captured our whimsical and flighty traits, so that we can look at our photos decades after and remember the day authentically as we really are."
"The quality and care displayed in Ida's photos of our wedding is exceptional. Our online album is presented extremely professionally and is a testament to Ida's thoughtful, discerning approach. We knew Ida was going to be the right kind of person for our wedding as her communication and kind spirit before the day really put our minds at ease - not to mention her beautiful portfolio of photos. We have recommended Ida to several of our friends.”