What people are saying…

Lifestyle Portraits Ipswich

Dianne Hunt

“Sandie is so beautiful to work with and makes a shoot very relaxing and professional! Thank you Sandie”
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Newborn photoshoot Ipswich

Sophie Coppin

“Sandie was such a delight to work with for our family photo shoot; before/during & after. She made me and my family feel comfortable and was attentive to our requests. Her communication is a stand out also, I highly recommend her services. It was a pleasant experience and if I ever need professional photos done again, I would use her.”
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Charna MacDonald

Sandie was lovely and super patient with us while my bub had times she didn’t want to be photographed. Sandie made the whole experience a delight and didn’t leave me feeling like it was a mission to get photos done. Would definitely recommend her to others.

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family photo session Ipswich

Melinda Gibson

“Highly recommend. Would use again. I am beyond delighted with the photos of my daughter, her dad and his puppy. From the start, Sandie was responsive, helpful and enthusiastic. Sandie chose a wonderful location, managed to tame a playful puppy, and captured the love between father and daughter. I can’t thank her enough! These photos will be treasured.
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Portrait Photographer Ipswich

Christine Thomson

“I highly recommend Sandie from Heart in Focus. From the first time we spoke she was very professional and very helpful to what I wanted. She listened and came up with some great ideas. She always kept in contact with me to discuss any further ideas I wanted. When she arrived she made us feel very comfortable and we had a fun time doing our photos. Lots of laughs too. These photos are very important to us and Sandie did a perfect job. Sandie also helped me to download these photos as I was very confused how, she was patient and we worked it out in the end. So thank you for everything you did to make my son’s day very special”

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Heart in Focus is…

a family photography service in Ipswich, that helps families capture their closeness and connection.
I create beautiful, real life images that tell your story, with short, child friendly sessions. Images that will be treasured memories for a long time to come. I mostly hold outdoor family photo sessions using natural light. However, I am also happy to come to your home.


I chose the name Heart in Focus, because it brings so much joy to my heart when I focus my lens on all the beauty around me. This is also something I want to bestow on all my clients. Focusing my lens on the beautiful people in your life that make your heart sing.
So, whether you are wanting a portrait, baby photos, or family photos, I’d love to capture what captivates your heart.
I will even include your fur babies in your family photography sessions. 
My aim is to provide my clients with the best experience possible, and good quality photographs they will love. 

If you are looking for an Ipswich photographer, get in touch today.

More about your Ipswich photographer …

Outdoor family photographer

Hello, I’m Sandie, and I’m a family photographer in Ipswich, and owner of Heart in Focus Photography.

I have previously worked for many years as a child and family support worker, and a long term carer for a family member; and because of this experience, I am confident in helping people to feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the lens. My sessions are engaging, enjoyable, and full of laughter and joy.

Family means everything to me!

I remember when my kids were young and we booked a family photo shoot. We were in a small studio with a fake backdrop; told to sit or stand a certain way; and the kids had to be on their best behavior; and everyone had to put on their best fake smile (CHEESE!). The photos were ok, but they didn’t capture US.
Something very important was missing from those photos. Needless to say, It was the joy, our unique personalities, and connection. There is nothing more precious than seeing the love and closeness of your family in a photograph. Your kids will look back on those photos in years to come and remember the fun, laughter and love. That’s really the best part of my job!



Many of my photographs have been published in online photography magazines, and I have been the cover artist, and the featured artist in at least 2 photography magazines. Also, I have completed an advanced level course in photography.

Family photography in Ipswich
Family photographer Ipswich
Family photographer Ipswich

I have a range of photographs available on Pic Fair for personal or corporate use. These photos can be purchased as prints for artwork in your home or office.
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