About

Who is Heart in Focus Photography?…

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.
My relaxed and patient style of working allows our clients and children to feel safe and comfortable in the session.
So, whether you are wanting a portrait, baby photos, or family photos, I’d love to work with you.
I can even include your pets in your family photography sessions. 
I aim to provide my clients with the best experience possible, and good quality photographs they will love. 

More about your 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!

There is nothing more precious than seeing the love and connection family members have with each other. It just melts my heart! And what better way to remember those family connections than in photographs that you and your children will look back on in years to come!


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 our personality, connection, and uniqueness.

I believe that every family should have beautiful photographs that show who they really are; that show their closeness, the fun times, little details, the silliness, the laughter, and most of all LOVE. After all, It’s those connections that make priceless memories.

I mostly shoot in outdoor locations using natural light and nature’s backdrops. As a result, the family have room to move and be themselves. Also, I have a very relaxed and patient work style, which helps everyone feel more comfortable in front of the lens. Yes, even the kids!

I am passionate about capturing family moments, and providing beautiful photographs that families will treasure forever.

Get in touch to request more information.

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 also completed an advanced level course in photography.

Family photography in Ipswich
Family photographer Ipswich
Family photographer Ipswich

I also 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.
Click here to check them out

What people are saying…

Sandie is so beautiful to work with and makes a shoot very relaxing and professional! Thankyou Sandie
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Dianne Robyn Hunt

The photos are awesome! They are making people cry. You captured a pivotal moment and marker of time in our lives. Thank you for capturing such moments and memories.
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Peta Church

Sandie did an amazing job with me and my 4 young children. Fantastic photos.
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James O’Neill

Sandie was so gentle and patient with our little one’s newborn photo shoot. She put us all at ease, and I was so pleased with the different expressions she captured!
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Christine Hess