Shane and Ingrid

Shane and Ingrid Bruer have a passion for capturing each client’s unique personality and relationship dynamics. Their goal is to create art that is individual to each client. With attention to the beauty and value of each individual, their photography represents the importance of the little moments, having faith in the bigger picture and taking time to remember the journey along the way. What is important to their clients is important to them and they count it a privilege to be invited into that important place for a season or a lifetime.


Shane and Ingrid have been married for over 20 years and have been photographing professionally for over 19 years. Shane is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with the Professional Photographers of America. He brings an eye for lighting and pose with attention to detail, along with a sense of humor to create a relaxed environment for each session. Ingrid’s sensitivity to their client’s comfort is her top priority and she is committed to making sure that relationship dynamics are honored and portrayed in the way that is important to each person.

Throughout the years, Shane and Ingrid have learned that clients respond to an experience where they can be themselves, laugh, share and connect to each other. Coming away from a photo session, you will have experienced a fun, trusted, skilled and stress-free process with a friendship started that will keep you coming back through all the stages of your life. Shane and Ingrid love to help clients be themselves so they can capture what’s most important. With the flexibility of several location options, as well and a full studio, you are sure to find the setting that best fits your personality and style.

Shane and Ingrid believe in doing life together, both as photographers and in raising their family. On a day off, you could catch them hanging out at home together with their four kids.  Shane has a personal passion for racing, but really enjoys coaching his kids in basketball and baseball in the community of Washington, IL.  If not attending to the busyness of raising a large family, Ingrid enjoys outdoor walks, a good book with a cup of coffee, and watching her kids do what they love.


Shane and Ingrid’s fusion of contemporary photography and photojournalism, allows you to embrace and capture your relationships through art that you can treasure for a lifetime. The result is highly personalized and meaningful images – both to you and to them. Your life is their inspiration. Their inspiration is your life portrait.