Hi, I am Jo, and I am a London wedding photographer and the creative force behind Joasis Photography.
My style revolves around creating artful photographs that are natural, ethereal, and timeless, often described as an alternative, modern, documentary wedding photography. I want to capture fleeting memories and cinematic portraits; influenced by light and emotions and that intimate connection between the two people. All while making sure this experience is super relaxed and fun for you too. I am super down to earth and an extroverted introvert (yep, there is such thing). I totally get the 'I hate my photos taken' and 'I am awkward in front of a camera'. I really do!
In fact I seem to have two distinctive sides of me: outgoing and sociable with sarcastic sense of humour, and quiet, moodier, super shy soul who prefers to hide at home and drink oversized mugs of coffee while having warm slippers on!
I am lucky enough to frequently work together with my other half, Raf, documenting weddings in London, rest of UK and Europe. We live with our daughter in South East London.
(Bad-ass profile photo by my friend Veronika Ward
Hello, thanks for popping by!
Things that make me tick
The love of my life, Raf, and our amazing daughter, Olivia
Cuddles and hugs or huggles as Olivia calls them!
Black and white photography
Mid century design
Music (big fan of Ninja Tunes label and 1970 rock bands)
Dystopian fiction books
Edgy dramas (currently digging DARK after Black Mirror obsession)
The Office (the British version), Monty Python shorts
Cool pic by Tim Dunk
''I'm really delighted with the pics. Thank you. You have a beautiful eye that you can take somewhere gritty and dirty like Peckham and see through oureyes and paint the day with magic and love and whimsy. Jo let us move and act and stand how we like. She made small suggestions but generally asked us to act naturally which in turn allowed us to be ourselves which comes through in our pics.''
''As a film producer I have very high standards when it comes to someone's eye, creative sensibilities and their natural ability to react and build in real-timescenarios. Jo has a flair for composition, colour use and balance in the frame that is absolutely second to none. Full of ideas, flexible yet clearly thespecialist she exudes professionalism and the results speak for themselves. It was a special day, she made it even more so and more than that - became afriend in the process. Magic.''
We know how you feel being on the other side of the camera! Raf and I celebrated our 7th anniversary with a photoshoot with our friend Gary aka Marshal Gray Photography. Apart from stunning portraits we have gained invaluable experience of being in our clients' shoes!
And a few random facts about me:
I studied Politics and then completed an MA in Market Research
I am a cat person (no worries, I will pet your dog too!)
I do not wear high heels (unless I really have to)
My hair has sported every shade of red and I do not think I have had the same haircut twice
I had lived briefly in France and Holland before making London my home in 2002
My adventure with photography started with a film camera I carried everywhere around London
My favourite lens is 35mm SIGMA ART f1.4
I am a pescetarian and so is my family
I keep letters, cards from friends and clients, and little things from my travels
I am a qualified but non-practising reflexology therapist
And to wrap up.
Weddings are truly amazing experiences for me. The energy, love, laughter and unforgettable memories fill my heart and motivate me to create work with an intention to exceed my couples' expectations.
After browsing through my portfolio, pop in to my personal photo blog, visit my Instagram and Facebook to see latest work, and get in touch - I would be very happy to have a friendly, no obligation chat, ideally over coffee or a glass of wine.
Hope to meet you soon.