Family Portrait Photography Bucks

Precious family time – Family Portrait Photography Bucks

Family Portrait Photography Bucks – My clients and how I work with them.

It was time to hook up with my lovely clients again.  I’ve worked with this gorgeous family before.  They’ve decided to have a yearly photo session with me to record the fact that their little boys are progressively becoming less little.  Last time we played and frolicked at Stowe Landscape Gardens.  This time we decided to go for a homely, comforting environment.  Their place, a completely different look.  The boys performed as I knew they would and had lots of creative input.  Most of that input involved either flying through the air or attempting gravity defying stunts.

Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo 2015

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo Photography 2015

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo  Bucks |

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo 2015

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo Photography 2015

Mum and Dad waited patiently until the boys had used up a little energy and then suggested snuggle time for some more serene shots.  It’s so nice to observe the dynamic of a family.  These cuddly shots made me think of Sunday mornings luxuriating in having no reason to rush around.

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo

Family Portrait Photography Bucks | © Kelly Jo 2015

Working with families brings me so much joy.  Capturing each person’s character and charm is what I strive to do.  We do this as a team.  I don’t boss around or work to a set agenda.  I go with the flow, allow my subjects to be themselves and show me the way.  Then Hey Presto – there they are, being themselves in front of the camera.  It’s a very rewarding way to do my thing.

Family time away from gadgets, homework, job pressures, cleaning, tidying, stressing and cooking is precious and often all to rare.  Why not set aside some pure time?  Time to spend talking, playing and being silly.  If you like, I’ll get that all down on ‘film’ for you.  Let me help you to remember your ever changing family and make heirlooms to treasure.

For more examples of my FAMILY Portrait Photography Bucks images please click here

Fancy a chat?  I’m here, cup of coffee in hand, ready to gabble or type.  Get in touch here

Portrait Photography Bucks | Kelly Jo 2015

 

French Bulldog Puppies

French Bulldog Puppies – portrait session with the cutest kids on the block

It was time to meet the latest addition to the Premier Bullz gang of French Bulldog Puppies.  I was pacing the studio waiting excitedly for my subjects to snuffle through the door.  Soon four little 8 week old faces were peering at me from their portapuppy dwelling.  As soon as they were released they attacked me with licks and bounces.  One little chap grabbed the camera strap and tried to make off with my Canon.  Another was very interested in licking my eyeball.  This is quite a change from the usual behaviour of my clients.  Mercifully it’s not often visitors to the studio stand on my hair and sink their teeth into my hand.

Kelly Jo Hearsey Photographer Buckinghamshire

Kelly Jo Hearsey Photographer

Sara from Premier Bullz is the temporary Mummy to these lovely French Bulldog Puppies and she clearly has such a bond with them.  They love her so much and she was able to entice them into the studio for some wonderful shots.  I asked Sara if it is difficult to see them go off to their new homes when they are collected by excited and proud new owners.  She admitted that she always had a little rush of sadness when she says goodbye.  However, Sara has an amazing relationship with many of her new ‘parents’ and they keep her up to date with puppy progress.  She is treated to photos and video of her litters when they have moved on to pastures new.  Sara loves to keep track of their development and see their little personalities emerge.

Talking of personalities, the little bunch that I encountered on the day of the shoot were all very individual indeed.  One little man was very laid back and chilled.  He allowed his brother and sisters to clamber all over him and acted as a bean bag while he slept.  A little lady was very cheeky and explored every nook and cranny of the studio without stopping for a moment.  Then there was the very tiny little lady, white with a grey face.  She was very delicate and dainty.   And finally a blue boy, beefy and beautiful with a very mischievous air about him.

Enjoy the photos and please let me know what you think.  Don’t forget, you too could have professional portraits of your precious pooch.  Have a look at some examples here on my lovely new website’s PET PORTRAITS page.

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo Photography UK

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo

White French Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo

French Bulldog Puppies

French Bulldog Puppies UK | © Kelly Jo

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The Methuen Shakespeare Globe Launch

The Methuen Shakespeare Globe Launch – our VIP event in London!

The day had finally come.  There had been much anticipation within the Methuen Shakespeare Team.  This was the night.  The night of The Methuen Shakespeare Globe Launch.  The night where Judy Methuen would have the chance to show the world her history making piece of art. We gathered at The Globe as the final group of Shakespeare Fans trotted off on their tour of the theatre.  We set to work, moving the art into place and creating a space for our VIP guests to browse and enjoy.   Pete, our ever patient contact from The Globe, took us all outside for a briefing.  He then said ‘Oh, and of course!  There’s your poster!’  We all spun on our heels to be faced with my image of the head of the bust.  Proudly displayed at the front entrance of the exhibition.  I think my face says it all..

Kelly Jo Hearsey | Photographer BuckinghamshireI’m slightly agog.

Kelly Jo Hearsey & Sarah MethuenKell & Sarah Methuen, Judy’s daughter and driving force, basking in glory

In a crazy rush we prepared welcome drinks, adjusted chairs, beautified and took a deep breath.  The VIPs started to arrive and we started to do our best mingling.  It was a real treat to watch Judy chatting with all her admiring guests.  She was animated and passionate about her art, telling stories and giving insights into her magical world.

Artist Judy Methuen | © Kelly Jo Photography

Judy Methuen Artist | © Kelly Jo Photography

Thomas Wheatley - Actor | © Kelly Jo Photography

KellyPhotosatGlobeVIPMy photos out on display in The Globe’s big exhibition room

The beautiful Sarah then introduced Judy, along with Roger Taylor, our cultural links chap.  Roger interviewed Judy and she spoke about the physical process of making the bronze.  She also discussed the background of the Cobbe Portrait and its role in the project.  Jude explained how for many months she would do her best work on the bust at 4am!  Judy then took questions from the audience.  Sarah unveiled the bust to a rapturous applause.  It was so wonderful to watch as the audience filed up on stage to feel Will.  He loved it!

Sarah Methuen & The Methuen Shakespeare Bust

Sarah Methuen | © Kelly Jo Photography

Judy Methuen Artist | The Methuen Shakespeare

Judy Methuen - Methuen Shakespeare Bust

Methuen Shakespeare Bust | © Kelly Jo Photography

Onwards and upwards from here. Sarah Methuen and I have hatched some cheeky plans and will be sure to be telling you more about those later.  If you’d like to know more about the Methuen Shakespeare Bust click HERE.  For more of my ART photography click HERE!  xx

I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives – The Maoui Deba

I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives – The Maoui Deba comes to the studio

It’s been a very exciting time for Natalie and the gang at I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives.  Chef Karim Maoui has teamed up with Natalie and the design team to create a brand new member of the I.O. Shen knife family – The Maoui Deba.  Natalie and Karim worked together on creating the piece.  Karim came up with the specific shape of the blade and the dimensions.  He consulted throughout the whole process and the end product is breathtaking.  The Maoui Deba has gone out to test with some of Natalie’s chef pals.  The comments coming back from those guys are extremely encouraging.  It seems clear that the Maoui Deba is going to be an integral part of the I.O. Shen set.

Natalie arrived at the studio bright and breezy on Friday morning.  She had an armful of gorgeous products and….Garfield.  Yes, Natalie is not your average client.  Her brief was to get sexy photos of the knives.  And some of Garfield.  It was not for me to question why.

Kelly Jo Hearsey in the Studio | Kelly Jo Photography

Kelly Jo Hearsey | Photographer BuckinghamshireHere I am creating the signature I.O. Shen look – black background and glossy knife reflection.  I love to use cutting edge (sorry) technology for my shoots.  In this case a pint glass and some blue tack.

Kelly Jo Hearsey | Photographer BuckinghamshireUnder pressure being totally judged by the G Man

I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives | © Kelly JoAnd here’s the result.  Beautiful, stunning and flippin’ sharp.  The Maoui Deba.

We created some other shots including a fabulous I.O. Shen leather knife wrap with shoulder strap.  And some more knives, yummy!

Kelly Jo Photography Buckinghamshire | Studio Shoot

I do love working with I.O. Shen Master Grade Knives.  Natalie is an amazing business woman and connector.  She has creative ideas and a strong brand identity.  Yet she allows myself and Julie from Jamtastic Design to go all arty and let our juices flow!  We’re very happy to have such a great little team and I can’t wait for the next sexy knife art fest.

To see more of my COMMERCIAL IMAGES please feel free to click HERE.  Do let me know what you think! x

 

 

The Methuen Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe Theatre

The Methuen Shakespeare – A Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe Theatre in London

You might have seen me jumping up and down about having a Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe Theatre in London.  It’s true, my work is being exhibited there for the whole summer!  “What’s that all about?” I hear you cry.  Here’s the story.

Since the beginning of 2014 I’ve been working with a team of extraordinary people.  The project is unique and exciting.  An artefact of great historical significance is at its centre and the creator is one Judy Methuen.

Judy is an artist of the highest standing, based just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon.  Her daughter Sarah Methuen is the driving force behind the project.  She asked me to get involved on the photography side.

Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe

So what is The Methuen Shakespeare?

The Cobbe Portrait (belonging to the Cobbe family) was discovered in 2006 and is argued to be the only portrait Shakespeare actually sat for.  This makes it the closest evidence we have as to the true face of William Shakespeare.  Skip forward a few years and Judy Methuen noticed in her ancient family tree a Methuen married a Cobbe.  This possible connection between descendants sparked Judy’s imagination.  She has always been fascinated by Shakespeare and more recently the Cobbe portrait.  As a highly skilled sculptor she felt it only right to create a bust of William, with proportions and detail taken directly from the Cobbe Portrait.

“If the Cobbe Portrait is the closest thing we have to a photograph of Shakespeare then the Methuen Shakespeare is our first chance to meet him.”

I followed Judy’s progress as she created the bust.  I came into the project to photograph the clay sculpts and followed them on their journey to Red Temple Foundry in Birmingham.  Jim at Red Temple carefully and lovingly created the bronze over a number of weeks.  I was lucky enough to photograph every stage of the process.

Once the first bust was ‘born’ Judy proudly presented it to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon where it can be seen on exhibition there permanently.

I was honoured to accompany Sarah Methuen and the second bronze to The King Edward School in Stratford-Upon-Avon.  There we ensconced ourselves in William Shakespeare’s classroom to create some fabulous images of the bust.  The common room was a superb location too, the huge table bearing the scars of many a school boy’s graffiti exploits.

Methuen Shakespeare Globe Exhibition | © Kelly Jo

The Methuen Shakespeare is now creating a storm in the Shakespearean world and interest has really gathered momentum.  Before we knew it The Globe Theatre on the banks of the River Thames in London had given us a whole summer’s exhibition space.  We installed the exhibition this month.  Another bronze bust takes centre stage accompanied by my images.  We also have an entire display cabinet filled with artefacts that give you an insight into Judy Methuen’s world.  Here in this cabinet sits a fabulous painted bust observed by hundreds of Shakespeare enthusiasts passing daily through the theatre’s exhibition space.

We’re having a wonderful VIP invitation only launch at The Globe this weekend.  Judy will be forced to bask in the limelight of her glory while we clasp our hands under our chins with huge pride.

If you get a chance to visit The Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe Theatre in London this summer have a look at our wonderful display and let me know what you think!

To find out more about the Judy and the Methuen Shakespeare please visit the website

To see more of my own artwork you can visit my ART page.

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeJudy carefully adds the final touches to the clays

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeJudy’s Magical Workshop

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeThe wax head ready for the mold.  And a banana.  At Red Temple Foundry, Birmingham.

Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe

Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe

Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeBack in the common room.  The bust sits on the graffiti covered table at The King Edward School, Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeSarah Methuen carefully arranges the bust in its new home for the summer, The Globe Theatre

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeMy photos on display in the ACTUAL GLOBE! Goodness me.

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeOur display cabinet at the exhibition.  Lots of my photos, Judy Methuen’s artefacts and precious things. At the centre is Judy’s fantastic Methuen Shakespeare painted bust.

Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeThe queue to get into the Globe exhibition on the open day stretches right down to the Tate.

Shakespeare Exhibition at The Globe

Shakespeare Exhibition at The GlobeIn the Royal Box. Where else?

Kelly Jo Hearsey - Photographer BuckinghamshireWill and I enjoying the show.  We do seem to be watching two different performances.

Hair & Makeup Photography London

Hair & Makeup Photography London with Kick Hair UK and Makeup by Hannah White

Hair & Makeup Photography London.  Love those words all in a row! I’ve been working with Dom from Kick Hair UK for a number of years now.  We work well together.  Dom has been in the hair industry all of his working life.  His salon is Kick Hair based in Twickenham.  It’s an intimate, trendy place with a fiercely loyal client base.  Every few months Dom will decide to get a new look for the images on the walls of the salon.  He decides on the theme, finds a model and we gather a team.  This time we got together with Makeup by Hannah White and our model was the lovely Solly.

I set up the studio in the salon while Dom & Hannah created the look.  They worked well together and Hannah followed Dom’s brief to the letter.

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Together they developed ideas until they were happy and Solly was suitably beautified.  Then it was my turn.  Solly was great, she has as natural beauty.  She’s not a professional model and has very little experience in front of the camera.  But she was amazing and took direction well.

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Hair & Makeup Photography London

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Once we were happy with our studio shots we took the kit off to our next location, a local church on Twickenham Green.  We wanted a different feel to the images.  Dom felt that the shadowy textures of the church gave an atmosphere and I had to agree with him.

Hair & Makeup Photography London

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Hair & Makeup Photography London

KICK Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

After getting some fab shots of Solly in the church we made our way back to the salon for a change of look.  Hannah took charge and added a few small drops of colour to transform Solly’s make up.  A lovely summery look!  We then set up in our final location of the day, a little alleyway just round the corner.

Hair & Makeup Photography London

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Hair & Makeup Photography London

Hair & Makeup Photography London | © Kelly Jo

Hair & Makeup Photography London

Dom is going to be using the images both in the salon and on his website.  Commercial, professional & beautiful images that represent what you do are key to making your business stand out.  For more examples of my photography for businesses have a look at my COMMERCIAL page.

If you’d like to find out more about the team click on the links below:

Kick Hair – Domenic Hand (Twickenham)

Makeup by Hannah White (Wanstead)

Kelly Jo Photography (Buckinghamshire)

Welcome to my new Website! Kelly Jo Photography Relaunches

Hello and welcome!  My new Photography Website is here at last…

It was time for a change.  My old photography website was really lovely and five and a half years ago it really did the trick.  Since then I have moved on with my career.  It has taken twists and turns and seen many changes. So what have I been up to?

I now do lots of work in the Commercial Photography sector.  This means that I’m creating beautiful images for a company’s website or getting involved in ad campaigns.  It’s all been very exciting.  I visit companies and take head shots of their staff.  I also do lots of Food Photography which makes my creative side go crazy – as well as my taste buds.

My work with families has progessed too.  I now almost solely work on location with my clients.  We will go on an adventure and end up with some unique images that show each personality.  It’s a lot of fun and I’ve so enjoyed making so many new friends through what I call ‘work’!

Baby photography is a really important part of what I do and you can see from my portfolio that I’ve met some lovely little characters.  Babies visiting my studio find themselves in a warm, safe and comfy environment.  New families can feel safe and secure.  It’s a wonderful thing to be involved in and capturing those first weeks or months of a little life is a such an honour.

As you can see from the images on my new website, I am really into Pet Photography.  I have been photographing precious little members of the family that generally have fur and a waggy tail.  The expressions and personality of the animals really comes through in the images, take a look here!

That’s where I am.  I am thrilled launch my new site and very proud to display my work.  The build comes courtesy of the ever-amazing http://www.navitasdesign.co.uk/ and the gorgeous design is by http://www.jamtasticdesign.co.uk/

Please get in touch and let me know what you think of my new site, your comments are so important.  Hope you’ll have a good look round! xx

Kelly Jo Photography

 

 

Pet Portrait Photographer Meets…French Bulldogs

Pet Portrait Photographer meets French Bulldogs – My new friends!

As a Pet Portrait Photographer I get very excited to meet new creatures.  I’ve been having fun with my new pals at Premier Bullz!  I was welcomed by Fudge, Lucky, Rosie and the gang. Lots of excitable bouncing, wagging and tongue flapping!  Each little scrummy creature had their own personality and attitude.  It was fascinating to observe their little world.

And so heralds the start of a lovely new chapter.  I’m going to be working lots with Sara of Premier Bullz.  We’ll be creating some portraits and delicious artwork of her gorgeous gaggle of French and English Bulldogs.  Being a Pet Portrait Photographer has got to be up there with the best jobs in the world!

The Frenchies were adorable.  The snuffled around me.  They snorted and oinked their way hither and thither.  It was really hard to concentrate on photographing them, they’re so cute and crazy!  No wonder they get the nickname Batpig!  I completely fell in love with these characters and relish the thought of seeing more of them.

I’m extremely excited to launch my all new 2015 Pet Portrait Photography package – your chance to own some simply stunning, timeless images of your little friend to treasure.

Do you have a beloved best friend whose portrait would take pride of place on your wall?  Why not get in touch for all the info.  Gift vouchers are also available.  Click here to contact me!

French Bulldog | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog Portrait | © Kelly Jo Photography Buckinghamshire

French Bulldog Pet Portrait | © Kelly Jo Photography Buckinghamshire

French Bulldog | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog Pet Portrait | © Kelly Jo Photography Buckinghamshire

Dog Bulldog Portrait | @ Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog | © Kelly Jo Photography

French Bulldog | © Kelly Jo PhotographyAll images © Kelly Jo Photography – Pet Portrait Photographer

Cake Smash Photo Session | First Birthday Portraits Buckinghamshire

Cake Smash Photo Session – Charlotte gets stuck in!  Happy First Birthday Little Lady…

Cake Smash Photo Session – how gorgeous was this?  I had photographed Richard & Liz’s wedding.  Then their ‘bump’.  Followed swiftly after by newborn Charlotte. We felt it only correct to get together for her first birthday.  To celebrate we had a Cake Smash photo session here in the studio.  Mummy Liz joined in the fun and Charlotte devoured the scrummy cake.  She was quite taken aback that she was allowed to squish it!  A big thanks to Rosedene Bakery of Aylesbury for the devine two-tier Victoria Sponge with fresh fruit, both Liz and Charlotte thought it was utterly delicious.  Charlotte began very daintily and picked at the fruit with great care.  Soon enough she realised that she was allowed to really get stuck in.  Within a few minutes she was away!  Charlotte has a wonderful sense of humour, what a great little personality she it.  She giggled and squished.  As you can see from the photos this was a really lovely time enjoyed by all.  I do love Cake Smash Photo Sessions.  It’s a great way to celebrate a first birthday and you get to take the remainder of the cake home!  Don’t worry, they will never be able to eat it ALL!

If you’d like to find out more about my Cake Smash Photo Sessions please get in touch by clicking here or calling me on 01296 730389.

For more about the wonderful Rosedene Bakery (including their amazing Afternoon Teas delivered to your door!) click here.

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

First Birthday Photo Session

 

Food Photography Buckinghamshire by Kelly Jo – Rosedene Bakery Aylesbury

Anna is cooking up something scrummy to get VERY excited about at Rosedene Bakery – Food Photography Buckinghamshire

This is where Food Photography Buckinghamshire gets down right devourable.  Local business lady Anna Atkins-Carter visited my studio.  She was laden with samples of the most delicious, delectable, devourable delicacies you could ever wish to lay eyes on.  It took every fibre of my will power not to knock her to one side and dive head first into the Victoria Sponge.  Anna has created a gorgeous new concept….homemade cakes and bakes just like your granny made.  These are  delivered to your door, ready to be demolished by you and your loved ones.  Not only does Anna supply her eager customers with cakes and teatime treats, she also has a wonderful new product.  Afternoon Tea delivered to your door! Scones, Bakewells and other fine fair for a ready-to-go treat.  You can even hire vintage china tea sets from her to really impress your guests.  Anna is going to be offering Baking Lessons too. These are workshops that get you back to basics and build your confidence in the kitchen.  Anna’s own granny inspired a love of baking in her and she is dedicated to passing that same inspiration on to others.

From a food photography point of view this was a great job for me.  Anna left me to style the images which is something I love to do.  I used props from around the house along with the pieces Anna brought with her.  I love to set a scene.  Adding interesting props makes the images have depth and interest.  I want to be able to show my client’s products in the most attractive light possible.  I believe the answer to this is attention to detail.

To find out more about Rosedene Bakery, Anna and her glorious world of all things yummy, visit her website: www.rosedenebakery.co.uk

 

Afternoon Tea Photography Aylesbury

Bakewell Tart

Commercial Food Photography Buckinghamshire

Rosedene Bakery Commercial Photography

Food Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury

Commercial Photography Aylesbury