“Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory.“
Whether you are awaiting your baby, holding your newborn in your arms or have children that run around like wild ones, all of these moments are precious, beautiful, worthy of documenting and my soul aim is to ensure they are not forgotten.
Lifestyle documentary photography is my passion and I believe it gives the perfect blend of family portraits and joyful storytelling images at the end of it.
I want to see the real you and capture your family's life, connections and emotions honestly and beautifully.
"Jo is a truly talented photographer and has the ability to make the whole family feel so at ease when capturing some precious moments...
She successfully captures life as it happens and these are the memories I want to look back at and show my kids in years to come."
Why do I love it so much?
Basically, I come out in hives at the thought of spending our time together whilst instructing you all to sit in a line and smile at me! I would much rather be chasing the kids under the kitchen table or up a tree, capturing cuddles and giggles on the bed or watch you all make a mess baking cupcakes.
Don't worry about the kids not behaving, they will be excited and with three of my own I know, like you that you just have to ride that energy!
The joy of this style of photography is its all about real moments, not the sterile picture perfect ones.
Remember, these family photographs are not just for now but for the years yet to come. You will treasure them for showing you these long lost moments, for having captured all the little things that vanish from memory with time, for cementing all the memories that make up your unique family story.
They are your own little pieces of life that say 'we were here!'
"I want to see your connections together, the laughter and smiles when your kids make you giggle... because that's what makes YOUR perfect picture. So, throw your smiles, laughter and play at me.
This is your story."
I create a relaxed environment and work with natural light in your home or on location, armed with my camera, lens and a smile!
In a place you are all comfortable, perhaps hanging out at home or garden, visiting one your favourite places, playing games or walking in the woods.
Playing with your small people and having a cuppa and a chat with you is all part of my job to ensure you are at ease. We go with the flow, follow the mood and relax into the shoot. I am great at disappearing into the background so you forget I am there as well!
"I seek out the light and the colour in your life, see the connections between you and let your story shine through."
Together, we will get photos to treasure, photos you will pass on to your children, that tell your beautiful story, and say 'this is us!'
If you are still here with me reading, then I think we may kindred spirits and I can't wait to meet you!
" What I love about Jo's photos is that they are "real". They portray real everyday life.
She captures the best smiles and hugs, and beautiful moments of connection between people." - Pam Sadler
I truly believe in the value of capturing your family story, not just for you now but, more importantly for your future self and your children to treasure as they grow up too. After all, this is your legacy and it deserves to be honoured!
I also believe these photos should hang proudly on your walls, but I know how hard it can be to get around to doing it... so I have the solution for you! Keep on reading!
I work with a session fee, which secures our booking and covers my time in the shoot, as well as my time creating a beautifully edited and curated slideshow which will be sent to you 2 weeks after our shoot date.
Beware... it can be super emotional seeing you photos for the first time, so have some tissues ready! (I know I cried when I watched my own family photoshoot slideshow) but if they do make you smile or cry then I feel my job will be done because we would have truly captured your family story!
When you have relived the session and viewed the slideshow (like a million times!) then, it's time to choose which collection you will invest in for your family story and you do this directly in your gallery link.
I have three collections, that suit all budgets starting from £300 and they all include digitals and store credit. I love this! It means you actually get around to ordering your photos for your walls because it is included in your package and it is completely customisable. No longer will you be stuck with unwanted print sizes or frames. Now, you get to make your own package up that suits you perfectly!
Just to give you an idea a 2 hour session will result in approximately 70 - 100 images in the final gallery so there will be plenty of images to choose from and my clients tend to go for the Storyteller or Legacy collection
Everyone is different, some people want prints to pop in different frames around the house, other prefer a book to look through together and some want 'wow factor' framed wall art that will make their friends stop and stare.
It's completely up to you... take your time and know that what you decide on will always be treasured forever.
up to 2 Hour Shoot
A mix of lifestyle and documentary photography.
Capturing real and authentic moments of your family, while you enjoy a wonderful time together!
We hang out, have fun, chat, play and take photos!
Perfect for both 'In Home' or at an outdoor location
This session fee includes the photo shoot and access to view a fully edited online gallery
But first... we need to make sure we are the right fit for each other, so let's chat!
I want to get to know you and your family, what makes you tick, what gets you smiling, what do you love to do together and what do you want to capture in your photos.
I believe the best way to do this is to speak to each other... no form filling or questionnaire, just a good old fashioned chat!
5 hand edited digital images
£100 store credit
20 hand edited digital images
£300 store credit
All hand edited digital images
£600 store credit
Mummy & Me
A unique weekday offer for Mums and their
awesome small people!
20 minute shoot
3 high resolution digital images
Selected from a private online gallery of at least 20 images