Dedicated to girls being themselves, Frank & Bloom is a unique child photography experience in Walton-on-Thames and Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire areas, exclusively for girls aged 4-18.
Hello! My name is Jo Temple, photographer and owner of Frank & Bloom and I provide a relaxed photography experience in Walton-on-Thames for girls of all types aged 4-18. My aim is to enable them to connect their personality with their visual identity by producing natural, unguarded and stunning images of who they truly are.
Whatever their character, the girls will recognise that their identity isn’t about surface beauty, it’s so much more. Their parents will feel the images align with their parenting and mirror their intent to raise strong, self-assured girls.
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was 10 and quickly became my source of artistic outlet. I am a member of the Guild of Professional Photographers and have won awards for my images. In an abstract way, Frank & Bloom is a manifestation of my mum’s and gran’s guiding philosophies. If a girl can experience a sense of liberation by others celebrating and encouraging her to simply be herself, then I sincerely hope that Frank & Bloom can play some measurable part in that.
A photography experience in Walton-on-Thames takes place outside on location. Anywhere natural, authentic, beautiful – Overgrown fields, wild flowers, bluebells, lakes, lavender fields, stately homes, old buildings, a funky urban street, graffiti skate parks, beautiful woodland, fields of gold, the beach or rustic farm buildings.
A photoshoot will ideally take place around sunset and sunrise as this is when the best and most amazing light occurs.
A Commitment To Excellence
I take on no more than 2 photoshoot experiences a month, so I get to spend the time I need with each client. Every image you receive is hand edited, no batch editing here. Every image I edit for you must have the wow factor. I imagine every image, blown up, on your wall and it must have impact. I edit for quality and take as much time as it needs to get the very best result from each shot.
Why Frank & Bloom?
The name Frank & Bloom means ‘You are the most captivating when you are just yourself’. I firmly believe that girls should feel free to express their personality, quirks, talents or interests.
Whatever a girl’s disposition, Frank & Bloom’s objective is to enable her to feel comfortable enough in front of the camera to bloom.
“Sit pretty and smile” is not my approach as I aim to capture a girl’s essence; giving her a photograph that screams “This is me”. With my passion for natural photography and dedicated to girls being themselves, Frank & Bloom candidly focuses on a girl’s personality in a relaxed environment where she can be herself.
I aim to create timeless images that you will be proud to display in your home, giving girls a visual reminder everyday of who they are and why they are loved. An initial questionnaire and pre-session consultation to discuss your girl’s personality underpins the focus and location of a photography experience in Walton-on-Thames (or locations further afield). During the photoshoot I will combine gently posed shots along with capturing spontaneous, unguarded moments as they unfold.
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.””