All of a sudden we're here again and another year has passed. My eldest is now 11 and the preparation for her mini birthday shoot included debating between pairs of earrings and trying to find a hairstyle that would allow her 'dyed hair' to show. Something that never would have happened a year ago. She… Continue reading Time flies
Last spring I met up with two very brave and beautiful young ladies to take their confirmation photos. It was a gorgeously sunny day at Nallikari but it was unbelievably windy which meant it was freezing! Their smiles never faltered though and I can only wish I had half of their poise! Here are a… Continue reading Awesome confirmation photos in the snow!
Yesterday I gave some advice about taking the pain out of your family photo session. Today I'd like to give a few pointers for making the most out of an autumn family shoot. Autumn is one of the most popular times of the year for arranging portrait sessions and it's easy to understand why. After… Continue reading How to prepare for your awesome autumn family photo shoot!
I'm not going to lie. In pretty much every family photoshoot I've ever had there's been a moment where one (if not all) of the children involved give up and lose interest in what's going on. I try to reassure the parents, who look naturally concerned when their children are frowning at me and my… Continue reading Top tips for a painless family photo shoot
So you want to know what a mini session is, right? Of course you do! That's why you're reading this post. In short, a mini session is essentially an shortened standard photography session and as such there are a few easy ways you can make sure you get the most out of your time in… Continue reading What is a mini session? ~ Jo Jackson Photography
The weekly challenge continues with some more fun themes to round out January.Week Three: In my cupI was hope hope hoping that the temperatures would drop again when this theme came around. Another frozen activity you can try when the mercury falls far enough is to throw boiling water into the air. When we woke… Continue reading Little Leap 52 – Weeks 3 & 4
This year I'll be taking part in a weekly photography challenge - Little Leap 52.There will be a different theme each week and I will need to try to take a photo to fit in with it.It should be a lot of fun and I'll obviously be sharing my efforts with you as the year… Continue reading Little Leap 52
My Dad was an amazing man. He was kind and fair, he could make anything grow and flourish in his garden and he overcame with considerable dignity more illnesses and challenges in the last years of his life than was ever fair for one person alone to face. He had an entrancing twinkle in his… Continue reading My darling Dad
If you've read any of these so far, you'll know I don't really tell short stories and this one is no exception. This is also the most personal of my photography stories so far. So, don't say I didn't warn you. :)When I'm not taking photos, I'm a preschool teacher. Apart from photography, I have… Continue reading Why I want to photograph you and your family
This is relatively easy to answer.There are all of the obvious reasons - they're so pretty, they're full of love and laughter, all those gorgeous details crying out to be captured. Who wouldn't want to take photos of a wedding?But the main reason I want to photograph your wedding is to do with my own.7… Continue reading Why I want to photograph your wedding