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Bonfire Night ~ Family photography, Oulu, Finland

"Remember, remember, the 5th of November,Gunpowder, treason and plot..."Having grown up in York I have no excuse to forget Guy Fawkes' Night. He was born in the city in 1570, in the building next door to where my parents used to work- and haunted it too so the stories say!Here in Finland there are no… Continue reading Bonfire Night ~ Family photography, Oulu, Finland

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Anniversary ~ Jo Jackson Photography

Today was the day I know my whole family has been dreading for several months now. Today marks a year since my darling Dad left us.It's been hard, so hard, and I know the pain never truly goes away when we have to say goodbye to loved ones.Tonight we lit lanterns and the girls picked… Continue reading Anniversary ~ Jo Jackson Photography

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Forest fairies ~ Children’s photography, Finland and Yorkshire

Seeing as we were heading into the 'wild' for the weekend it seemed appropriate to take along their fairy dresses and see if we couldn't manage a mini fairy photoshoot over the course of our trip.Luckily for us the sun was shining, the girls weren't too blueberry stained and there were plenty of pretty places for… Continue reading Forest fairies ~ Children’s photography, Finland and Yorkshire

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Weekend in Kuusamo ~ Family photography, lifestyle photography, Finland

Last weekend we drove across the country to a little cottage not far from Murtovaara, near Kuusamo. There was cold running water and limited electricity from a solar panel down by the lake but it was just perfect. Open fires, wood burning sauna, the lake right outside the cottage, berries carpeting the forest floor and… Continue reading Weekend in Kuusamo ~ Family photography, lifestyle photography, Finland

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Summer fun ~ Family photography, Oulu, Finland

Last weekend I got to photograph a family I've known for several years now which is always lots of fun. Their eldest son has been a pupil of mine and earlier this year he left my preschool classroom for the last time before starting school this past week. They grow up so fast....We shot some… Continue reading Summer fun ~ Family photography, Oulu, Finland

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Rain, rain… ~ Family photography, Oulu, Finland

...go away!!I don't know about you but I'm not ready for summer to be over yet. We had glorious sunshine and patches of real warmth this week but we've also had the sort of rain that would make Noah start reaching for his tools!Thinking back to the sunshine of last week, here are some shots… Continue reading Rain, rain… ~ Family photography, Oulu, Finland

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Moments Matter – Family Photography Workshops ~ Oulu, Finland

Calling all mums in and around Oulu!!I'm launching my first ever workshop designed for mums who'd like to take better photos of their families by helping them understand their DSLR cameras and by helping them to approach family photography in a relatable and fun way.For more information on the workshop and how you can reserve… Continue reading Moments Matter – Family Photography Workshops ~ Oulu, Finland

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Evening at the beach ~ Family photography, Bridlington, Yorkshire

Before heading back to Finland, my family and I headed to the coast to spend the evening at Bridlington last week. Many many years ago it was our home, we lived right on the front in a holiday flat, and it will always have a special place in our hearts. <3Luckily for us the sun… Continue reading Evening at the beach ~ Family photography, Bridlington, Yorkshire