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.

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Baby Photography

Baby Photography

Baby Photography

BabyPortrait

Baby Photography

Frosty Day

A moment to reflect

It was -5c when I left the house at 7am this morning.  Foggy motorway, spluttering & chugging cold engine of my poor old car, slippery lanes.  But then the sun came out and I was surrounded by a sparkly winter wonderland.  I got to my job on time, a beautiful location shoot at The Crown, Playhatch, near Reading.  I was photographing gorgeous sofas and chairs for an upholstery company – all sumptuous velvets and decadence.

When I left I followed the cross country route to take in the spectacular scenery.  For a change I took my time and found a beautiful scene near Watlington.  It really does feed the soul to have some photographic ‘me’ time.  I love Winter.

 

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

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Toddler Portrait

Toddler Portrait

Toddler Portrait

Child's Portrait

Child's Portrait

 

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

 

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

Fun on the Farm!

Charles & Fleur

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I was lucky enough to be able to join Charles and Fleur for some silly time at their beautiful home in Buckinghamshire.  They were kind enough to show me how to make mud pies, run around like crazy things, hug trees, wave sticks and generally be gorgeous.  This dinky brother and sister team made me very welcome and I felt it only right to act like a five year old too. I don’t need much of an excuse. Thanks to all the family for inviting me to join you and I am so proud to know that in designing your family portrait album I have created an heirloom to pass down the generations.  See you in a couple of years for some more Fun on the Farm!