How it works

Little Violet Photography, Family Photography Ipswich, proudly offers photo shoots that are relaxed and fun, and give you timeless, elegant photos to treasure and to adorn your walls.

Family photo sessions take place at my Ipswich home studio, or I can meet you on location, or at your house. I love to photograph larger family groups outside, enjoying nature, and great times to get these shots are during summer evenings and Autumn. Get your extended family involved for a walk around one of Ipswich’s beautiful parks, and I will take your photos as we explore together.

Chantry Park and Orwell Country Park are some of my favourite locations to photograph at, and I am also lucky enough to have some local woodland just a short walk from me to use as well.


We were looking for a photographer to take some natural photos of our girls, and am so glad we chose Carly to take them.

She met up with us at a park, and made it a fun shoot for all of us.

We will see you again soon for Christmas photos.


Studio or Location?​

Children love my laid back approach, so even if they are a little shy at first, we soon become friends.

Toddlers and older children enjoy having photos taken outside as they can run about, and we can explore and bond over nature together.

Studio shoots make for that picture-perfect classic portrait to grace your walls. Timeless and elegant, and no weather worries either! My studio can fit families of 6 and under members.

I am happy to travel anywhere within the UK and beyond, so please send me a message to have a chat about your ideas.

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Up to an hour session

Five high resolution images by download

Matching 7 x 5 prints



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Up to an hour session

Ten high resolution images by download

Matching 7 x 5 prints



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Up to an hour session

20+ high resolution images on USB

Matching 7 x 5 prints

HD Slideshow



I only use the highest quality professional labs to fulfil my Client’s orders, so that you can be assured of quality and consistency.

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Five 10 x 8 prints £100

Memory Box with Ten 10 x 8 prints



Fine Art Canvas from £250

Storyteller Frame from £350

Canvas Tray Frame from £300

Acrylic Orb from £200


Fine Art Album with USB 8 x 8


Albums have a textile cover in a colour of your choice and are personalised. They come complete with a matching box. All your images are included in the album.

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Ah what can I say? Carly was great with our family and we got some stunning photos for our walls. Our children are growing so quickly and we thought we needed to get some updated pictures. We will be back again as we can’t imagine going to anyone else now.



If the photo shoot is for a particular occasion, i.e. a birthday present, then it’s best to book at least a month in advance to ensure I can fit you in and get your images to you in time. I would recommend 3 months if you can to avoid missing out.

Otherwise, if you just fancy updating your photos with no time in mind, or want to take advantage of the season for an outdoor shoot, then message me with your ideas and we can arrange a suitable date.

It’s £75 to book, which is then deducted from your final order.

I will send you a guide after booking which will help with this question. It’s an important thing to consider as it will affect your final images.

Ultimately you will wear what you feel comfortable in as they are your photos, your memories, so I am only there to advise.

Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome in the studio by prior arrangement and subject to sufficient space in my diary to allow extra time for cleaning in between shoots.
Friendly dogs are certainly encouraged to join in outdoor shoots, just let me know if you will be bringing your furry friend along.
I am also happy to include your horse as well, please message me to discuss.

Yes of course! 

Due to space restrictions, I can only comfortably fit in about 4 adults into the studio. Larger family groups are encouraged to book an outdoor shoot where we will have plenty of space.

That’s fine, we will reschedule if it rains so hard that taking photos will be impossible. A bit of drizzle or sporadic showers shouldn’t stop the fun, but it really does depend on the time of year and whether young children are involved.

Rest easy knowing that you will still get your photos even if the weather decides not to play ball. We will just arrange another date, or move it to a studio shoot!

No. I strongly believe in printing what you want to preserve, so it is important to have physical copies of your images.

The amount of clients who never get around to printing their own photos and message me saying how glad they are that I printed them for them is impossible to count! 

You have made an investment in your family photography, so it’s only right to display those images in the best possible way.

I use only professional, award-winning photography labs who give consistently beautiful results and offer amazing products so I can be confident in what you will receive in your final order.

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Send us a message to get your Family session booked in.

Both Studio and outdoor photos are taken all year round, with Summer evenings and Autumn being particularly popular times for outside photos.

Let me know your ideas and when you are looking to have your photos taken.

£75 reserves your space in my diary, and this is deducted from your final order.