If you could have any pet in the world, what animal would it be?
Amelie: “I would love a pet Giraffe. No wait, a Zebra”
I wanted to take Amelie to a large, open and colourful location that suited her personality. When her mum told me there was a poppy field close to their home it seemed the perfect place. As my sessions are either at sunrise or sunset Amelie got to stay up a little later than usual, which she was very excited about!
The great thing about photographing 5 year olds is their unblemished innocence and freedom to just be themselves. During the shoot we chatted about what she loved to do and how she wanted to be a singer on a stage when she was older. I even got a mini performance.
Why Frank & Bloom?
Naturally the focus for the shoot was on 5-year-old Amelie however her two older sisters, being a major influence and important part of her life, also came along to be in a few images. Before we started I asked the older sisters what their favourite moment in their life was so far. They both agreed it was when Amelie came into the world. So sweet!
Capturing Amelie Forever
I believe that whilst we learn, grow and adapt ourselves to the world around us, our core in-born character traits never entirely leave us. I hope these images will remind Amelie of the fun, open, loving and imaginative person she is as she grows older. #thisisme #thisisher
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.””