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

On location – Family Portraits Buckinghamshire

Family Portraits Buckinghamshire in the great outdoors

I knew we were going to have fun photographing Family Portraits Buckinghamshire.  Great setting, gorgeous family.   I’ve known Billy & Katie for years and have kept track of their growing family. It was a real honour to be asked to make some little heirlooms for them.  The kids climbed trees, ran up and down hills and generally just did their thing.  Will, Indi and Bo are such scrumptious children.  Photographing them in the beautiful Hughenden Park gave them a sense of freedom, giving me a chance to capture that feeling.

It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.  The surroundings at Hughenden Park are like a dream come true for a photographer.  At every turn there is another opportunity to create a gorgeous image.  From the tree lined avenue to hilly expanses.  It’s hard to beat for its variety of opportunities.

One of my favourite moments was when the children all sat on a ‘log’ bench. I hid behind it with my camera and popped up to surprise them.  We got some great expressions and I was delighted with the composition of the shot.  I loved that the family had brought their sweet doggy with them and she made the photographs complete.  It’s great to bundle together on the grass or just let the kids go crazy and run around.  There are no rules when it comes to Family Portraits.  I let the family dictate what happens and give a little bit of gentle direction if it’s needed.

If you would like to know more about making your own family heirlooms please get in touch by clicking here.

Group Portrait

Family Portrait Buckinghamshire

Little Girl Portrait

Children Portrait

Portrait of Boy

Children and Dog's in family portraits Buckinghamshire

Portrait of Golden Retriever

Father and Son Portrait

Portrait of Three Children

Family Portrait Outdoors

A Family Portrait Like No Other

Family Portrait Photography on Location with Kelly Jo

I had worked with this wonderful family several years ago and when Julia came to me for a meeting to discuss ideas for a very different family portrait I was very excited.  Julia was insistent that she wanted a unique portrait that gave you loads to look at while capturing the essence of who they are as a family.  I had the idea of cramming as many of the family’s belongings as possible into a space that was relevant to them.  We ended up in a stable filled with a porridge bowl, books, wellies, sports kits, cooking stuff, magazines, clothes, equipment and lovely little clues as to who each one of them are.

The shot took 3 hours to dress and comprises of lots of different images blended together to ensure the lighting was correct.  This has to be one of the most satisfying shots I’ve taken, such a lot of detail work, just what I love!  What do you think?

Would you love to have your own unique, special family portrait?  For more info please get in touch here

Family Portrait in Stable

Baby Portraits Buckinghamshire | Newborns

Baby Portraits Buckinghamshire – Charlotte is here!

Baby Portraits Buckinghamshire – Client: Richard, Liz and Charlotte

A mere four weeks after excitedly celebrating ‘the bump‘ in photos, Richard and Liz walked back through my door adorned with cheeky, tired grins.  In Liz’s arms lay the bundle of beauteousness long awaited – Baby Charlotte Poppy!  Three and a half hours of motorway mayhem had taken it’s toll and the little lady was very unimpressed with the whole situation.  A much needed feed and new nappy later and we were off again, recording the next chapter in this adorable family’s life.

When I looked through the lens I absorbed the image of Richard and Liz gazing at their new treasure with so much love.  I wish I could bottle that sense of pride.  And I could understand it…that little lady is totally edible.

From meeting a potential bride and groom all the way to being honoured with the title ‘Aunty Kell‘, this is a spectacular story I’m so proud to have told.

You can see the beginning of the story with Richard & Liz’s Wedding Day here

For another look at the Bump Photos with Charlotte still yet to make an appearance click here

Baby Photography Buckinghamshire

Baby balanced on arm

Family & Baby Portait

Close Up Baby Image

Close up of Baby's Hand

Baby Girl Portait

 

Baby Photography

 

 

Pregnancy Photography with Kelly Jo

Bump Celebration

Richard and Liz – my lovely loony bride and groom got married in 2011 and I was lucky enough to have been a part of their very special wedding day at The Tythe Barn in Launton.  Rich and Liz are….how can I say?  Lunatics, luscious and extremely lovable.

From the day I met them I knew I’d met a couple who see things the way I do and feel the way I feel.  From being their wedding photographer I would now say I am their pal, life-long.

A few months ago Richard and Liz popped round to see me with cheeky excited grins on their faces…they had some news!  I was so overjoyed to hear that a gorgeous little addition to the happy family was due to make an appearance at the end of June.  Of course photographic plans were hatched and last week we got together for a Bump Celebration.

This bubba is going to be cherished and I can’t wait to meet him or her.  It goes without saying that I’ll be photographing the next chapter of the story – newborn scrumptiousness.

Watch this space!

For more information on Pregnancy and Newborn Baby Photography email me here OR why not give me a call? I love a good old natter! I’m on 01296 730389.

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Pregnancy Photography Buckinghamshire

Weddings, Babies and Lots of Love

One couple’s fairytale

12th June 2010…I strolled through the sun dappled gardens of The Tythe Barn at Launton.  Close by were Drew and Victoria, that very hour newly wed.  They giggled, gazed and smooched as I photographed, it was a truly memorable day, full of love and excitement.  Fast forward to a chilly February morning in 2013, there’s a knock at my door and in from the cold appear Victoria, Drew and…..Sam!  Two have become three and I had the absolute honour of photographing my beautiful bride and groom once more, this time with their perfect dumpling of loveliness Sam.

Sam found my strange noises and deranged expressions at first bemusing, followed by interesting and finally entertaining.  Smiles were plentiful and I got that whole ‘grit your teeth ‘cos you want to scrumble them up’ feeling with Sam, he’s a joyful little man.  It means the world to be able to document this wonderful couple’s adventures, long may it last.

If you’d like to know more about Kelly’s baby and family photography, get in touch with her by clicking here

Wedding Couple

Daddy, Mummy and Baby

Mummy & Daddy Kisses for Baby

Baby Portrait

Baby wrapped in faux fur

Baby Portraiture

Smiley Baby

Baby Photography with Kelly Jo

Dazzling Megan makes my day

When little Megan came to see me the first thing I noticed staring at me from her cosy car seat was her amazing saucer-like eyes.  I adore a baby’s curiosity and Megan’s expressive little mush seemed to say ‘What on EARTH is going on here?’  She’s a treasure and I’m so glad I was able to capture those eyes.  I used natural light to really make the most of Megan’s brand new adorableness.  Can you see the ‘catchlights’ in her eyes?  They are made by a window…which is pretty apt I believe.  I’m grinning crazily while I’m writing this, just looking at Megan’s photos makes my day a great deal sunnier.

Say hello if you’d like to know more about natural light baby portraits…I’m so excited about new ideas I want to try.  Email me and tell me the story of your little person! Click here to get in touch…

Baby Photography

Baby Photography

Baby Photography

BabyPortrait

Baby Photography

Newborn Natural Light Baby Photography with Kelly Jo

Little Nemia makes her debut

There’s nothing more magical than the transformation from bump to bubba.  Photographing the gorgeous Rina and her bump was a relaxed and perfectly lovely experience.  From then on I sat in my studio with camera poised, tapping my fingers, huffing, fidgeting and checking my watch waiting for the arrival of Rina’s little girl.  Then….YES!  Nemia burst forth in dramatic and speedy fashion, she couldn’t even wait for her daddy to get the things from the car in the hospital car park before she flew into the world!  At eight days old Nemia made one of her first outings to my studio to be adored, cooed over and pixelised with love.  She is a real corker, a delicious dumpling.  I feel so lucky to be the able to capture her scrumptiousness at this precious, sacred time.

Blooming

Tiny Feet

Baby Portrait

Holding Mummy's Hand

Baby

Baby Portrait

Wedding Photography at The Oxford Belfry

Anna & Dan’s perfect celebration…

Weather was kind, family was poised and ready, Joseph was busy being cute and plied with various bribes to keep him smiling as he waited eagerly for Mummy & Daddy to get married.  The Oxford Belfry was witness to a day full of pampering, preening, beautifying, worrying, laughing, anticipation, emotion, jubilation and most of all….sheer happiness.  Anna and Dan had waited a long time for their big day and when it came it was all they’d hoped for.  Family and friends came together to celebrate this gorgeous pair tying the knot and Joseph brought a tear to everyone’s eye when he charged down the aisle to be the first to give the bride and groom a celebratory hug. I loved being with these guys on their day, I felt at home, all warm and fluffy.  Congratulations to a really wonderful couple…

To see the gallery of the full day, please click here

 

Brides & Bridesmaids

Bride & Mother

Bride & Son kiss

Bride & Groom in Wedding Ceremony

Bride, Groom and Page Boy

Bride and Groom

Bride, Groom, Pageboy, Balloon

 

Newborn Baby Photography by Kelly Jo

Florence makes her debut

I can’t help it, I’m glowing with pride.  I’m delighted to introduce to you my beautiful little niece Florence.  At two weeks old she is diddy, delectable and down right delicious.  At only 5lb 13 ounces, she effortlessly popped into the world and beamed a big light of love on us all right from the start.  When her Mummy opened the front door to me cuddling a nappy-clad Flo I mistakenly thought she’d welcomed me with a small roast partridge.  On closer inspection I realised that Mel wasn’t being insensitive to my vegetarianism and it was indeed a very curled up brand new person.  Mummy, Daddy and brother Willis are very proud and excited to have Flo move in and complete their family. I can’t wait to be naughty Aunty Kell who teaches her rude songs.  Welcome to the world Flo!

To see the full collection on Florence’s photos click here

Natural Light Baby Photography by Kelly Jo

Do you have a big tummy with a wriggly baby inside and would like some beautiful newborn baby photos of your little sprite when he or she arrives? Or perhaps you have a friend or family member who you would like to buy a newborn session for as a gift?

I am able to come to your home to create photos just like Flo’s using natural light and lots of snuggles.  Get in touch!  Click here to email or call me on 01296 730389.

Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby

Smiling Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby's Foot