Pet Portrait Photography – English Bulldog Puppies!

Wrinkly Wonders – English Bulldogs take over the studio – Pet Portrait Photography

This is Pet Portrait Photography at its cutest. Picture the scene.  There I am, peering through my camera lens, cross legged and stooping low to the ground.  My subject is a gorgeous little 7 week old puppy called Rosa.  She sits in a demure fashion, fluttering her eyelashes, patiently waiting for me to get the shot.  In contrast, on my lap is her brother Leo.  He is biting my hair, pulling at my camera strap and nibbling at the seams of my jeans.  Just as I’m about to press the shutter he attacks my chin and I get an amazing shot of the floor.  It’s no good.  I have to put the camera down and ask Puppy Rosa to be patient while I attack her brother back, smothering him in lots of kisses and squishing up his gorgeous wrinkly chops.  Pet Portrait Photography requires lots of patience and plenty of love – I’m glad to say I have endless supplies!

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STOP PRESS!  Rosa (pictured here without the brown dots on top of her head) is looking for a family to love her.  She also has a sister who needs a loving home too.  Interested?  Get in touch with Premier Bullz for more info.

Pet Portrait Photography English Bulldog Puppies | © Kelly Jo Photography

Two English Bulldogs Puppies Playing | © Kelly Jo Photography

English Bulldog Puppy Portrait |© Kelly Jo Photography

English Bulldog Puppy in a Basket | © Kelly Jo Photography

Two English Bulldog Puppies Playing | © Kelly Jo Photography

English Bulldog Puppy Portrait | © Kelly Jo Photography

English Bulldog Puppy Portrait

English Bulldog Puppies Portrait Session |© Kelly Jo Photography

Wedding Photography at Britwell House, Oxfordshire

One Snowy Day in Spring…

Laura & Fred basked in the hot sunshine of March 2012 and decided to set their wedding date for a year later.  Spring 2013 however didn’t materialise.  By the time the big day arrived winter was still clinging on stubbornly with its icy fingers.  We did what Brits do best; sleeves were rolled up, last minute weather related adjustments were made and a stiff upper lip was displayed by all. The weather simply enhanced the excitement and created a sparkling, magical atmosphere. Everyone snuggled in safely for the ceremony and Laura gracefully arrived at Fred’s side.  Serene and smiling throughout, Laura was determined to keep calm and carry on with our plans for the photographs.  Donning her practicle boots and armed with a huge surge of adrenalin, Laura hitched up her dress and strode down the steps of Britwell House to play in the snow with her new husband. None of us felt the cold as we took in the beautiful gardens and marvelled at the beauty of the house dressed in white.

This was one of those unique days where fate played its part…Britwell House is a fairytale venue for a wedding. Laura & Fred are a fairytale couple & a true joy to be around.  And the snow made the fairytale complete, the frosting on the cake.

To see more of Laura & Fred’s Snowy Wedding Day click here

Wedding Greeting Card

Britwell House

Wedding Shoes on Swan

Wedding Flowers

Bridesmaids Hands

Usher

Wedding Ceremony

Bride and Groom

Bridesmaids

Bride and Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids on the stairs

iPhone Wedding Photo

Snow Wedding

Snowy Wedding

Snow Kiss

Bride

Bridesmaid

Bride

Bride & Groom in the Snow

Audi Wedding Car outside Stately Home

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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