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That’s just as important a question to me as it is to you as I would want you to choose me for the right reasons. If your answer is yes to most of the following questions, then I am the right photographer for you.
Do you have a girl/s between the ages of 4 and 18?
Do you want your girl/s to recognise the importance of their inner beauty over their surface beauty?
Do you prefer natural photographs to ones that are forced or staged?
Do you love the outdoors and nature?
Do you prefer quality over quantity?
Do you prefer a personalised service over a factory style service, designed for the masses?
Would you prefer your products to be environmentally friendly whilst still of the highest quality?
Absolutely not. Whether they are an extroverted skateboarder or a quiet as a mouse bookworm, there is beauty in all the girls I photograph.
Your girl/s will never feel awkward or pressured to be anything other than themselves. The photographs will capture natural, unguarded moments, whatever they are doing.
Once I have met you and your girl/s and understood their personalities, we can all decide on a suitable location and how the photos might be captured. Whether it’s watching a sunset, practicing a dance routine, dressing up, sports, riding bikes, climbing trees, running, skipping, cuddling their beloved pet, chatting or nothing at all!
I see it as an extension of the Frank & Bloom experience for those families who are happy to share their images on my website. It gives me the opportunity to give positive feedback on my experience of the girl/s on their day, as well as reminding them and their family of moments through their session.
I believe sharing their images can actively encourage them to feel more confident in who they are, and interestingly they often feel they are part of something important in doing so. I hope the stories inspire and encourage other girls to be themselves as well.
Absolutely not. You only hire me to take images of your girl/s and it is entirely your choice.
A draft proposal of what I hope to write about your girl/s is sent to you before anything is published. It is up to you and your girl/s as to whether you want something to be changed or omitted entirely, and we will work together on this until you are happy.
Once we have finalised the text I do ask for confirmation by email that you are happy with it, and that that you have consulted with your girl/s and they are also happy to proceed.
It is a free service to be featured on ‘The Girls’ page and no sensitive contact or identifying information is ever included other than their first name and age. No birthdays, surnames or addresses etc.
I announce my mini sessions around 2 months in advance, after which they tend to sell out quickly. For information on current dates and locations please check my availability page.
If the current mini sessions do not suit you then please sign up to receive my newsletter on my contact page and be the first to know about future dates.
My Full Session fees cover areas within a 45 minute drive of Woking during peak times. If you are further afield than that we can still work together but there would be an additional charge to cover the time and costs of getting to you. Please get in touch to discuss this. There is always a solution that can be found.
Locations and surrounding areas that are within a 45 minute drive of Woking are Addlestone, Aldershot, Alton, Ascot, Ashford, Bagshot, Basingstoke, Bookham, Bracknell, Byfleet, Camberley, Chertsey, Chessington, Chobham, Claygate, Cobham, Crowthorne, East Horsley, Egham, Elmbridge, Epsom, Esher, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Frensham, Frimley, Godalming, Guildford, Hampton, Hartley Wintney, Haslemere, Hook, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Lightwater, Liphook, Moseley, New Malden, Oxshott, Pirbright, Reading, Richmond, Ripley, Sandhurst, Shepperton, Staines, Sunbury, Surbiton, Teddington, Twickenham, Virginia Water, Walton on Thames, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Wimbledon, Windsor, Woodley, Woking, Wokingham and Worcester Park.
Being based in Surrey these are the natural areas for me to promote my business however I can travel further afield when needed. It may be that we look to find a photoshoot location equidistant from us or I could come to you. My session fee would need to change to reflect my costs and time to get there and back. Please call me on 07967 112607 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can make this work.
No. In my opinion a studio can make the experience too staged, unnatural or daunting for the subject.
No. I can also arrange sessions from after school, Monday – Friday.
Either at sunset or sunrise as this is when the best and most amazing light occurs. It depends on the time of year of your shoot but here’s a rough guide to the times you can expect, related to what season you book in:
Spring – as early as 6.30am and as late as 7pm
Summer – as early as 6am and as late as 8.30pm
Autumn – as early as 8am and as late as 4.30pm
Winter – as early as 8.30am and as late as 3.30pm
From experience these are the times of day that add a whole lot more magic to your photographs. I do not dictate this to clients though.
If it is heavily raining, your shoot will need to be rescheduled. Surprisingly though, cloudy days and snow can often create some amazingly unique shots, with heaps of character.
In short, not a lot but don’t worry. Once you have secured your booking we will arrange a time for your pre-session consultation and we will go over everything then.
Yes of course. This is entirely up to you and your girl/s. My service is designed to focus on capturing a girl’s character and personality – her interests, her quirks and how she expresses herself. If she likes wearing makeup and you are comfortable with that, then why stop her?
Yes of course but the main focus of the photoshoot will naturally be on your girl/s and their relationship with them.
Yes but not in the way this question might suggest. I use Photoshop only to enhance light, sharpen details and compose an image in the best way possible. My purpose is to try and capture your girl’s character and prove that her true identity isn’t about her surface beauty. To change anything that related to her physical image in anyway would contradict this entirely.
No there is no obligation to buy whatsoever. Please feel free to call me on 07967 112607 to find out more details on my pricing and discounts.
Up to 25 colour images for a full session and 10 colour images for a mighty mini session. If I feel some images look great in black and white I will provide those in addition to this. If those images are purchased in colour then you can have those black and white images for free.
Yes. I offer volume discounts and from time to time I offer flash sales on my website and Facebook/Instagram promotions. Sign up to my newsletter here to get notified or like my Facebook page or Instagram page and you’ll be the first to know.
Yes. The session fee needs to be paid up front but I’m happy to receive payments in three monthly instalments for the images and products that you choose. Full payment will need to be received before products and images can be handed over.
Of course! Tell them to call me on 07967 112607 or email me at email@example.com.
Yes. I am fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
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Feedback from clients
"Jo finds out what the girl is actually about and then photographs them in their element, capturing the character of them, rather than just making it about 'prettying' them up. As you can see and hopefully what our girls will see is the energy within us all and the inner light that is in itself more beautiful and powerful than any magazine cover or Barbie doll.””
“Jo did a shoot for my daughter who has zero confidence in herself, but right from the start Jo put her at ease, taking her through the shoot stage by stage. By the end of the day she was buzzing. As for the photos, all I can say is "stunning" and the action shots blew me away! Anya loved all of them, especially the ones of her and her mog. If you want a photographer that captures truly amazing photos and is able to put the child at ease from the start, you won't find better.””
“Lily is undeniably IN these pictures; beyond just being beautiful but being HER. It is so refreshing to see photos of her that aren't pouting or posing and I love that now and in the future she will be able to see her 16 year old self fully open and free. We all felt instantly comfortable and at ease with you which meant we were able to truly enjoy the experience as a whole without any kind of pretence.””
“Jo is an absolute natural with kids and has a natural affinity with them. She manages to make them feel extremely comfortable in no time, and they tend to fall in love with her due to her easy-going, fun, friendly and motherly nature, which makes them feel relaxed and ensures they forget there’s a camera there. This relaxing situation enables Jo to capture your child’s true and beautiful essence."”
"I felt more myself & comfortable knowing you already knew a lot about me. The photos have really boosted my confidence about myself because it shows the ‘real me!"”
"Amelie absolutely loved doing the shoot and she wanted to go back and do it all again! You ‘saw’ Amelie for who she actually was and recorded her personality in a completely natural environment.””
"I cannot help but smile every time I catch a glimpse of one of the photos as they seem to perfectly capture my daughter’s cheeky, beautiful and funny soul in every picture! I love every single photo and I’m already planning to book in my youngest daughter next. Jo, thank you for a gorgeous afternoon and the most beautiful pictures of Imani.””