WITH PASSION, CREATIVITY, INSPIRATION & LOVE.
Inda Reid is considered one of the best headshot, portrait and wedding photographers in Southern California. She is also an award-winning director and cinematographer for her films. Inda is based in San Diego via Los Angeles, but still shoots at studios and events in L.A. and Orange County. She and her talented photo and cinematography team (Predator Productions), welcomes every assignment with fresh eyes and an open heart. Whether it be a corporate video, editorial shoot, commercial, or celebrity wedding, she continually incorporates cutting-edge style, creative techniques, and various formats that tailor to their clients' needs.
"Inda throws herself into her work with wild creativity and reckless abandon. You can tell she loves what she does, and she's damn good at it!" - Antonio Banderas, Actor/Producer
INTERVIEW WITH INDA REID
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Don't force anything... The subject should allow themselves to relax and enjoy the process. The beauty and "art of the image" is already there organically; it's just a balance of perfect light, form, composition and expression. When these various elements meet at the right moment, THAT is when a great photograph is born.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
What is the ultimate vision for this photo session? What is the purpose of doing this shoot? What emotional reaction do you want to invoke from the viewer with your photographs?
What do you love most about your job?
I enjoy lifting people's spirits. Seeing the true beauty in them, or their family, or their love, and translating that honesty of emotion through the lens. The ultimate joy is when my clients see their final images or their videos and they finally realize how truly amazing they are.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I have always been a visual and artistic person. Since I was a pre-teen I took a film photography class at High School. I became a journalist for my School paper (and in College). I started acting and directing professionally then went to graduate school and received my masters in Fine Art. While working as a waitress and aspiring actress in Los Angeles, I began taking headshots for all my friends that were low on money. Like wildfire, everyone started getting agents and booking acting jobs, including me! I began taking so many photos that I didn't have time to work as a waitress anymore, which is fine by me, because I was terrible at it!
Why should our clients choose you?
I am respectful, upfront and honest about my abilities and rates. I'm a consummate professional, but extremely easy to work with. I foster a positive, uplifting environment and will collaborate with you, offering up new and interesting ideas (but only if you want me to)! I am extremely respectful of your time, energy and vision and will deliver your photos (and/or video) beyond your expectations in a timely and professional manner.
Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.
All my galleries are online for your viewing. You can download the high resolution images or Videos from your laptop, computer, iPad or smart phone. You can also order prints and other photo gifts and albums directly from your Gallery.
Inda is a director, photographer and artist. She is a former professional actor/singer/performer (who has opened and toured with bands like Destiny's Child and 112). Her photography and production company heavily revolves around her passion for Theatre, Art and filmmaking. She is currently involved in many projects but will continue to be a reliable resource for her actors, friends and clients. Inda is an aspiring single-engine pilot and an award-winning film director. She loves to create, inspire and mentor young artists, and is a passionate traveler who can't get enough of the great outdoors. Inda is based in San Diego & Los Angeles but travels routinely for many assignments (and happy to do so :)
"Live life by design, not by default.” - Inda Reid
MFA Theatre & Directing, The University of Arizona
Richmond College, London UK ~ Study Abroad Program, Armstrong State University
BS in History, Georgia College & State University
Inda is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, and ASCAP, IMDB Page