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Win a FREE family photo shoot!

Today the sun was shining, it wasn't snowing (which given the weather here this week was something of a miracle!) and we're at the start of the long Vappu weekend! And I have to say all that sunshine put me in the mood for a fabulous photography giveaway! Would you like to win a free… Continue reading Win a FREE family photo shoot!

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Photography Workshops for Mums

Calling all mums in Oulu and York!! Last year I launched my first ever workshop designed for mums who wanted 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. As the summer approaches I'm sure there are… Continue reading Photography Workshops for Mums

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Winter Fun ~ Jo Jackson Photography

Last weekend we went to the Winter Village (Talvikylä) at Nallikari with the girls. It was so much fun! Reindeer, huskies, snowmobiles, snowboarding, just about every kind of sledging you can imagine and campfires perfect for cooking sausages over. I love days out like these where I can get happily carried away with my camera… Continue reading Winter Fun ~ Jo Jackson Photography

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Small Business Saturday

Today is small business Saturday - a day to emphasise the importance of working with and buying from small businesses - and as such I want to thank everyone who has booked sessions or weddings with me this year.It really does mean a lot to my little family and I. <3I can promise you that every… Continue reading Small Business Saturday

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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