Children’s Portraits with Kelly Jo

Leila – we’ve told her enough, but does she KNOW how delicious she is?

I firmly believe that eyes are the windows to the soul.  When I look into Leila’s eyes I know I’m seeing a very special little soul.  She has brought sunshine into the world. AND she has an amazing super-power, turning grumpy people into giggling fools.  Or grown-ups into jibbering loved-up starry eyed slush puppies.  There’s nothing anyone can do about it, she’s just too beautiful.

Children’s Portraits by Kelly Jo

If you would like to have your gorgeous little one’s portrait taken by Kelly Jo, get in touch here

Toddler Portrait

Toddler Portrait

Toddler Portrait

Child's Portrait

Child's Portrait

 

Civil Partnership Photography at The Tythe Barn, Launton

Sam, Heidi and their very special day

When I first met Sam & Heidi I could tell that sealing their partnership meant everything to them.   It was all very exciting and I was so delighted Sam & Heidi chose me to photograph what would be my first civil partnership.  Dresses were chosen separately and with great secrecy. On the morning of the wedding they beautified together in the stunning Dovecote at The Tythe Barn.  However, when it came to putting on the secret dresses they kissed a brief goodbye and ‘see you soon!’  Heidi and her very proud father were first to walk up the aisle where she waited for Sam to follow with her equally glowing dad.  They couldn’t hide their surprise and delight when they saw each other’s dresses for the first time.  Amazed giggles….by coincidence they’d both chosen dresses by the same designer and they complimented one another beautifully!  The Civil Partnership Ceremony was personal, magical and emotional.  The feeling of love from family and friends was so strong and their support such an intrinsic part of the celebration.

I have to say I was completely caught up in the day and spellbound by this couple. Sam & Heidi literally radiated joy and love, so many smiles and so much pure happiness.  I wish them all the very best for the future, I’ll certainly never forget their beautiful day.

To see Sam & Heidi’s full gallery, click here

Civil Partnership Images by Kelly Jo at:

The Tythe Barn
Charbridge Lane
Launton
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX26 5DP

 

The Tythe Barn Panorama

Civil Partnership Ceremony

Civil Partnership Ceremony

Brides

Two brides

Brides in a window

Brides through the lavender

Brides at the Barn

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

Sarah & Dean’s Wedding at Marylebone Town Hall, London

Bunting, Pageants, Jubilation….all for Sarah & Dean!

It’s always interesting when a country bumpkin like me gets to travel beyond the fields and cow poo smells.  Wide eyed and full of wonder I arrived early at Marylebone Town Hall and entertained myself by sitting on the steps outside by the stone lions, watching the crazy hustle and bustle.  The wedding party suddenly arrived by Taxi and Routemaster Bus, the bride beating the groom by a good five minutes, go girl!

We made our way to the elegant Yellow Room for the ceremony.  Knowing that Liam Gallagher had TWICE married in this very room made me wonder(wall) if I’d feel his presence still.  Happily not.  The room in fact was filled with anticipation as two families prepared to join together with Sarah & Dean leading the way.  As the ceremony commenced Dean couldn’t hold back the tears.  Of course that set me off (man + tears = me blubbing) and I had to blink my way through their vows.  Suddenly the girls became sisters and the boys became brothers. Hugs, kisses and smiles all round.

Back on the bus, we journeyed to St. Katharine’s Docks and arrived at the intimate, sublime Riverlounge Italian.  Flags flying and bunting flapping in the breeze, the setting certainly befitted such a great celebration.  The icing on the cake was….the cake. Drum roll….a Choccywoccydoodah Cake no less!  Created in Brighton and lovingly, carefully shipped up to London, the cake was Sarah & Dean’s main reason for getting married. Well, that and the fact that they were meant to be together and clearly love each other more than…cake!  I am sad to say I didn’t get to sample it but am considering a divorce/remarry same man scenario to enable this.  I really, really LOVED this day!

To see Sarah & Dean’s full collection of wedding images click here

Marylebone Town Hall

Bride and Groom Quite Moment

Bride & Groom Kissing in front of Window

Bride and Groom outside Marylebone Town Hall

Bride and Groom with Routemaster Bus

Bride and Groom on Tower Bridge

Bride and Groom by Tower Bridge, London

ChoccywoccyDooDah Wedding Cake

Bridesmaids Cuddling

Laura & Tim’s Wedding at The Tythe Barn, Launton

Beautiful people, beautiful day…

At last, the much anticipated day had arrived. I walked into the elegant Bridal Suite at The Dovecote to find Laura surrounded with her bridesmaids and knee high in more cosmetics than I’ve ever seen in one place!  Tim surrounded himself with his lads and got lost on the way to the barn.  But all was wonderful…the ceremony was full of emotion, the guest were full of merriment, the children were entertained.  However, the thing that shone through most on that chilly but dry day was the huge love shared between the gorgeous bride and groom.  I know its a huge cliche but this is truly a match made in heaven.

Venue: The Tythe Barn, Launton

Flowers: Charlie Quartley, The Flower Fairies

Wedding Photography: Me! Kelly Jo Hearsey LMPA, Kelly Jo Photography

Wedding Shoes on Heart Shaped Rug

Bridesmaid getting ready

Bride and her Bridesmaids

Bride on the stairs

Bride and Groom

Bridal Bouquet

Bride and Groom kissing

Boy playing with gravel

The Tythe Barn, Launton – Sunshine, Speeches, Saying ‘I Do’

Kathryn & Colin’s Wedding Day

We’d made plans for a rainy, windy, cold day….just in case.  But we shouldn’t have worried, waking up on this late March morning was a joy – blue skies and gorgeous sunshine.  And talking of joy, the whole day from start to finish was full of it.  Kathryn was glowing from the moment she arrived at the Tythe Barn, Launton.  Colin waited patiently for his stunning new bride to join him in the doorway of the barn for their ceremony, their guests basking outside in the sun.

We had a fantastic time and Kathryn & Colin seemed to soak up every minute of their celebration.  It was so easy to capture the love that enveloped these newlyweds, it was in the air and all around.  Have a truly wonderful life together….

Wedding images by Kelly Jo at:

The Tythe Barn
Charbridge Lane
Launton
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX26 5DP

Bride & Groom Kissing

Bride & Groom Kiss

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom walking away

Guests at a wedding

Bride & Groom Quiet Time

The Bride

Bride and Groom walking away

 

Zumba with The Siblings

Nika & Rina bring the Zumba Love to Aylesbury

Rina Kosi Zumba Instructor

Kelly Jo Photography Nika Bass Zumba Instructor Ayle

I met Nika & Rina at my local Athena Networking meeting. They really lit up the room and talked about their business with true passion.  They run Zumba with The Siblings – a very successful Zumba fitness class held at lots of locations all week in and around Aylesbury.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Zumba – it’s a Latin inspired high energy dance class and is making lots of people slimmer, fitter and happier!  I was thrilled when the girls approached me to ask if I’d do some commercial photography for them.

I went to their Tuesday evening class at Mandeville School.  It was crazy, energetic, colourful, sparkly & fun.  Nika and Rina have an amazing energy that seeps into each of their class attendees.  The dancers clearly feel very relaxed and at ease with Nika & Rina and their instructing style is captivating.

I must admit, my dancing feet were getting a bit out of control as I photographed the ‘Siblings’ with their infectious beats!  If you want to lose some of the pie fallout, get yourself along to Zumba with The Siblings, they’ll dance your butt into shape good and proper.

 

Richard & Liz’s Wedding Day

The Tythe Barn, Launton – Oh, such a perfect day

 

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The anticipation had been building for weeks and finally Richard & Liz’s big day arrived on the 19th November.  I won’t beat around the bush, these two are totally bonkers. We’d had great fun mucking around at The Tythe Barn in Launton a couple of weeks before and I knew their day was going to be one to remember.  It all started perfectly with bright blue skies, chilly but gorgeous.  Liz made the rather splendid decision to stay in The Dovecote at Manor Farm next to the barn and that’s where I found her that morning, surrounded by her ladies.  Much beautifying occurred and merriment/sandwiches were had by all.  In the meantime, back at The Barn the lovely boys did a conga for me and showed off their personalised socks with pride.  The groom seemed relaxed and ready, the bride seemed relaxed and….late.  But soon she was galloping down the aisle and the rest is history, preserved with love by me and my camera of course.  This was one of those weddings where I really was sad to leave.  These lovebirds had simply invited me to photograph their wedding but as I left I felt like one of the family.  I’ll never forget this day and I wish Richard and Liz all the happiness they deserve.

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