If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make and why?
Zara: “Be nice to everyone because then no one would be sad.”
Zara was a thinker, quiet, but not shy. I instantly felt relaxed in her company and she had a quietly confident air about her. She was happy in her own skin and I felt it. She took everything in, listened and talked only when she had something to say.
This Is Me
She saved her smiles only for when she genuinely felt there was a need to smile. She didn’t say it but her whole manner gracefully spoke “This is me and I can’t pretend to be any other way”. Amazing!
Why Frank & Bloom?
A Pond In The Woods
We met at a large open space, an unusual space in the middle of the woods and home to a large pond surrounded by sand.
Zara & Her Horse
Our chat before the photoshoot made me realise how in love Zara was with her horse. I knew I had to find a space where we could meet so I could capture her passion for her best friend and the special bond between them. #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.””