We get asked many questions and hope that we can provide some of the answers you need here. If you can’t find what you are looking for please call or email us.

What makes us different from all other photographers?

When you choose Life is Beautiful Photography you have the comfort of knowing that your photographic experience will be to the highest professional level; you can trust us and know that you will have guaranteed beautiful results.  We believe in hand made over mass produced, quality over quantity, craftsmanship over cost effective. The world is filled with wonder and we believe in the importance of capturing it. We do not believe in hidden costs or a pushy sales environment.  We sell memories, laughs and create magic moments that last a lifetime – we are after all, the storytellers of life!

What areas do you cover?

We have a new cozy studio on Woodbridge Road, Ipswich and we also have the facility to set up our mobile studio to photograph anywhere in the UK.  The travel costs within 25 miles of IP5 are included in all shoots, however outside of this area we charge 49p per mile.  

What days can we book a shoot?

We are open by appointment only at the studio, although we are available 7 days a week – Monday to Sunday.  Sessions start at 9am and the last session starts at 4pm (excluding newborns).   If we were to come to you we would just need around 6 foot of space to bring our studio to you!

If I am having a newborn session, when should I book in, shall I wait till the baby arrives?

No do not wait as we get booked up very fast. Due dates are not always accurate, so give us a call and we can provisionally book a slot normally about 2 weeks after your due date, then we will contact you again a few days before the shoot once your new bundle of joy has arrived and confirm the appointment. If baby is early, we will try our hardest to rearrange your shoot to accommodate.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Us

The diary of a newborn and baby photographer is a complicated place! Nobody told your baby that they are expected to turn up for their portrait session and while some can’t wait to get here, some are fashionably late. This makes our diary a wonderfully fluid place!

When you first book your session you will be required to pay the Creative  fee to reserve your place in our diary. As a guide, we usually book newborn sessions two weeks after your due date – just in case baby arrives late and so when baby does arrive this also gives you time to settle back in at home. If baby is early, please let us know as soon as possible so we can capture those all important newborn curls.

We take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that we can ensure we can fit everybody in and work around midwife and health visitor appointments once baby is here, so please do not wait to secure your session.

Your portrait session can take place in our studio or  in the comfort of your home.   We want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable so you are able to feed on demand and put your feet up!

So that we can capture your baby perfectly while they are still so brand new, for most of the session your baby will be in their birthday suit. Newborn clothes never fit correctly so we don’t get to see all those beautiful details that say ‘hey I’m brand new!’ We have a vast amount of props and accessories for you to choose from and we tailor to each session.

One of the most common things is your baby is guaranteed to poop and/or pee on props, blankets, perhaps even us or you! This is just part for the course, something we are used to dealing with on a daily basis and something we allow for. All of our blankets and props are washed after each session and we bring plenty of cloths and towels with us.

Your newborn portrait session can take up to 4 hours and the reason for this is your newborn will need feeding, cuddles and cleaning throughout the session which is baby led rather than photographer led!

What happens if I need to rearrange the shoot?

We understand that everyone gets unwell at times (even us photographers do!!) so we would want you to look and feel your best when having your images taken. We do not offer refunds, but if you let us know before your shoot date, we will rearrange your session at a time and date that suits you, with no cancellation fees.

What edits do you do?

We look at each image as an individual frame, retouching it to perfection.  We will edit at least one image in Black and white to show you the effect and at the viewing we give you the choice if you would like to buy the image in colour or black and white.  We also provide digital newborn artwork – please look at our newborn gallery for examples.

When can I aspect the images to be available to view?

Our turn around time for editing your beautiful images is around 1 – 2 weeks.  We book your Viewing in at the same time as your session and then you are invited for your viewing in our home in Martlesham.  This is where you will have your gallery showcased to yourselves and choose which images & products you would like to purchase. All products and images chosen are to be purchased at this time.  Once you have had your viewing we do upload a preview on our Facebook site so please feel free to tag and share. Orders will take around 2-3 weeks for completion.

Do you offer online galleries?

 We don’t offer any online galleries as we want you to experience your viewing process on the big screen.

I haven’t been able to schedule a date for the viewing – what do I do? 

 We understand that life goes extremely fast and sometimes getting a date in the diary for viewing your images can be a little tricky, but we strive to get a date sorted within 2-3 weeks after your session.

What payment options do you have?

We accept cash, cheque (made payable to Miss G Street) and BACS – we have a card machine but cannot accept cards over the phone, only as chip and pin.

Do you supply frames?

Yes – We supply a wonderful new range of Fine Art frames – details are on the price list under Wall Art!

Do you supply digital files?

Yes –  Please see our prices for more information.

Do we get any discounts?

Yes! If you book in with us on selected photo sessions.

If we have purchased a session do we receive anything free with the shoot?

Your Creative fee does not include any Prints/Digital or Wall Art.  The fee covers our time taken, use of props and time to retouch your beautiful portraits to perfection.  The £99 Creative Fee for most of our sessions  will be deducted from your final order.

We do not believe in pressure selling and if you would like to purchase any products, this can all be done separately after your session.

If we have won a competition/raffle do we receive anything free with the shoot?

We value our customers and with competition winners, you win the shoot (the value of the Creative £99 fee – our time taken to capture and edit your images). We hope that you fall in love with the photos and if you do wish to purchase anything, then you can when you come back to view your images.

The Creative Fee will be deducted from the final package.

Polite notice to Friends & Family

We would absolutely love to photograph you, but please remember we are a business. Thank you.