Louise launches her family photography business
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Hold-it, flash bang, wallop - what a picture
Busy mum Louise Fenner struggled to find a job that fitted in with her role caring for 18 month-old daughter Ella.
Her answer to the problem, which faces many young mums, is to launch her own business.
Louise, who lives in Ipswich, has always been a keen photographer so now she has launched a children’s and family photography service.
She said: “I got my photography degree a couple a years ago from Suffolk University (UCS).
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“And I was working at Jessops when it originally closed down... the same week I found out I was pregnant.
“I had my little girl’s christening, and we didn’t have any decent photographs.
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“I thought other parents must feel the same, about all the special times in their childrens’ lives, so there had to be a place for family photographs.
“Photography doesn’t need to be out of reach of families.
“I take lots of photographs of Ella of course, and for family and friends.
“I have seven nieces and nephews and there are lots of things that happen in a family.
“We also have a dog.
“It is amazing how many people call their pets their babies as well.
“I started a Facebook page and I got a lot of support from people to build up my portfolio.
“I am specialising in families, children and events.
“My partner, Rob Fox, has been incredibly supportive. I am really grateful.
“I love to work with the kids, and sometimes Ella can come along too. I really enjoy it.
“She already quite a little poser already and she can play with the other children.
“As a mum too it is nice to get out of the house, Even if I am running a few minutes late, with Ella, people always understand.
“Digital photograph gives you so much more flexibility, whether you are doing a wedding or a family party.
“Back in 2005 if I did a wedding I did ten rolles of 36 (images).
“Hopefully a couple of thousand photos at a wedding is enough.
“I like to take the informal, off-the-cuff photos. I did my first wedding, this time, in November.
“They are great events when the whole family gets together.”