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Ipswich Autumn Mini Child Photo Shoot Sessions Suffolk

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Oh I love Autumn colours! I have been having such fun photographing you all in amongst the trees and leaves. No other season has such amazing foliage colours. I particularly like the reds of Virginia Creeper, as seen here in the background of this photo taken in an Ipswich park.

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I may as well add that the backdrop of this particular creeper was truly spectacular last year, so I was looking forward to shooting it this year. Unfortunately when we arrived, a little toe-rag was pulling a load of the leaves off, so the vines were very bare. Such a shame. It is a pity some parents do not teach their children the importance of respecting nature.

Some of the backdrops are evergreen, like this beautiful laurel. This shot is one of my favourites from this session, and has been described as ‘haunting’ which I think it is. I like to evoke emotion (whatever that emotion may be) when photographing, and sometimes children do look serious and thoughtful. They have a lot to be thoughtful about, after all, when else do we absorb such a high amount of information each day? School is exhausting, and as this session was after school, I think my model was a little dreamy.

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Our session was brief, but fun and we got some beautiful shots. My model’s pretty long, blonde hair complimented the autumn colours of the trees really well, but also made her stand out.

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Book your shoot now.

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Why should I hire a professional photographer for my family photos in Ipswich Suffolk?

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Please ask yourself a few questions before I begin: When was the last time you got family photos taken? Have you ever had professional photos taken before? Are you sitting on the fence about whether it’s worth it, or whether your iPhone will do?  Let me give you some more information and see if it helps your decision in whether to invest in professional portraiture. If nothing else, it may give you more of an insight into what we do.


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Family photos – we all love them, but who is most likely to take them? Mums, I bet it is you! How many cute snaps have you got of your kids with daddy, or running about on their own? I’m sure you have loads, and they are all wonderful memories. 

I should imagine you have a lot of selfies too. But isn’t it frustrating how that camera isn’t as good as the main one, and you end up with blocky images, really lacking in quality? Still cute photos though, of course.

When did you last sit down as a family and look through your phone at your photos? Are you happy to have your photos sitting on your phone, or would you like to see them more often? Beautifully presented around your house, making you smile each time you pass them?


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Hiring a professional photographer is so much more than just paying them for an hour to snap away to get a few images. You are paying for the photographer’s time and experience, which is what gives you high quality, correctly exposed and professionally edited images. The time they spend on your images continues long after the session is over. They will spend hours afterwards making sure your images are perfect. These images will be sharp, they will print big, and you can use them for albums and wall art to decorate your home.

Your photographer will use their experience to make the most of the natural light available in your outdoors session, and the best way to position all the members of your family. You will probably realise yourself how difficult it can be to get all family members looking towards the camera at the same time! It can be quite tricky when it comes to young children, but a professional photographer will have the experience to get the best results for you.


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The most important thing that professional photographers will capture is your whole family – none of you are missing ‘behind the camera/phone’. Interactions, reactions, playing, laughing. Mums – YOU ARE IN THE PHOTOS! Dress up a bit or come natural, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that you are in the photos for your kids to look back on.

We live in a digital age, everyone wants digital files to put on social media and the freedom to print them when and how they want. However, to really appreciate your images you should print them. And they must be printed by a professional photo lab. High street printers are often not calibrated, and the effort we photographers spend in getting the colours just right are lost when they are printed poorly.

I offer professional prints which are GUARANTEED to be the correct colour and quality that your images deserve. Along with prints you can purchase a stunning canvas of your whole family to hang above your fireplace or in your hallway. Each time you see it you will be reminded of that lovely day and your kids will absolutely love to have it to treasure in the future.


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Has this post helped? I hope I have gone some way in persuading you to put down your camera phone and come out from the shadows and get in the photos yourself! You are part of your own beautiful family, big or small, and you deserve quality preserved memories.

Book your Family Portrait Session now, or get in touch for a no obligation chat.

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Ipswich Suffolk Photographer now offering Family Photo Sessions

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My model call gave me some lovely photos to use in my marketing for my new Family Photo Sessions. Book your session today to get some lovely memories of your family, and make the most of the Summer (though saying that, I’m not sure where the Summer has gone just lately!)

I aim to capture your family in a very relaxed, documentary style way. So not a lot of posing instruction, just natural positions and interactions. Depending on the size of your family, some guidance is necessary, but I keep it light hearted for the little ones as they can find it hard to understand otherwise!

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I am a strong believer that every family should have their own beautiful professional family photos adorning their walls, so they can smile every time they see them and bring back the lovely memories of that time.

My Family Photo Shoots will take place in and around Ipswich. Making the most of our big selection of gorgeous parks, nature reserves and woodland. We are blessed in Suffolk to have such a lot of places to choose from! Imagine your family photographed in bluebells in the spring or poppies in the summer. They always make such gorgeous family portraits.

I will be offering Studio family sessions too once my new Studio is completed. You can book now for September onwards.

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Newborn Composite Images for Newborn Sessions Carly Seaman Photography Ipswich

Big news! I am going to be delivering at least one composite image (an image created using two or more separate images) similar to the ones below in your Newborn gallery.

I will decide the theme unless you have any special requests, so let me know if you have a specific idea in mind. Composites are great as they expand the possibility of themes and backgrounds.

Composite images mean baby is kept safe at all times, and not balanced precariously on unsuitable props. We can place baby on a guitar, horse saddle, in a summer field when it’s really winter, etc etc. There are unlimited possibilities.

Safety first!

Please DO NOT attempt any of these poses at home. As with any newborn photography, it should only be undertaken by a fully trained professional who has been trained and knows what they are doing.

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Ipswich Photographer Carly Seaman Gains Newborn Safety Training Certificate

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As part of my training I had to submit multiple edited images from the day, as well as answer some questions on Newborn safety and posing. Happily, I passed, and I am now very proud to show off my certificate! It will be on display in my studio for you to have a gander at your session 🙂

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I take Newborn safety very seriously, and have further training sessions planned for 2018 with other trainers.