2017 Highlights…Happy New Year!!!

It’s almost a wrap for 2017! My sincere apologies for the lack of blogging this year - it’s on my new year’s resolution list to get better at! I love to share my work but most of the time I’m so busy getting creative with my camera and doing the part of this job I love the most which is being in the moment with my lens! I was incredibly lucky this year to take some time out before wedding season to explore one of the the most amazing countries and take part in a challenge that pushed not only my physical limits but my mental abilities too  - you can find out about my epic adventures in Nepal here. Thank you to all my couples and everyone I have had the pleasure of working with in 2017 - I’ve been all around the country working at some of the most amazing wedding venues and I was so pleased to be reunited with my friend Irene Recupero at La Dolce Vita Events for a wedding in Sorrento at the  Hotel Grand Cocumella this September (despite taking the English weather with me). This year has been an incredible journey and I feel so lucky to be able to do a job that I love and stay inspired by working with so many wonderfully creative people. Thank you to all my couples for the opportunity and also my commercial clients this year who have enabled me to expand my business into other areas - I’m very excited to be launching my new commercial and lifestyle photography website very soon so watch this space! Here is a very small round up of my personal favourite images from the year! Happy New Year to you all and see you on the other side! Love Jo x

A big thank you to all the amazing venues I’ve worked at this year, for accommodating me and keeping me working at my optimum with all your yummy catering. I hope to see you again in 2018.

With thanks to: 

Dodmoor House Exclusive Wedding Venue, Northamptonshire 

Cripps Barn, The Cotswolds 

Caswell House Wedding Venue, Oxfordshire 

The Grand Cocumella Hotel, Sorrento 

The West Mill Exclusive Wedding Venue, Derby 

Jephson Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa  

St John’s Smith Square Wedding Venue London

Park Farm Wedding Venue, Shuckburgh 

Primrose Hill Farm, Warwickshire 

Alrewas Hayes Wedding Venue, Staffordshire

Millbridge Court Wedding Barn, Surrey 

Severn Valley Railways Weddings, Worcestershire 


Nepal 2017 - Travel Photography - Pre Wedding Season Expedition…

Beware of oncoming traffic

Misty morning arriving in Kathmandu

Symbolic Prayer flags

Getting ready to fly into the gateway of Mount Everest - Lukle airport is reported as being the most dangerous in the world

Lukle Airport

Thankfully not the accommodation for the night

Simple living

simple pleasures - this little girl was over the moon with her power ball we gifted her!

starting young with incredible strength and determination

mesmerised by the blue eyed mountain dog

Bathroom facilities for the next two weeks

Innocence

The bridge of terror - well only when donkeys and yaks are crossing

Guarding their teahouse

Symbolic good luck wheels

Looking fresher than at the 85 mile mark

trekking friends

The most amazing toilet stop view

He just wanted my watch! I just wanted to kidnap him!

A day at the office

How much further!?

Aerial view of beautiful Namche! almost half way!

Monastery in Tengboche - no photos allowed inside but an eyeopening and overwhelming experience

So much respect to the Porters and Sherpas - such strength and determination

Everest is there somewhere?

Mountain Yoga Vibes

On the road to Everset

Made it! Phew! 5380 metres high!

Cheers!

Professional climbers set up camp in preparation to reach the summit! Everest Peak - 8,848 metres high

We made it! but the boots didnt :(

welcome home canapes?!

An unsuspecting monkey at the Pashupatinath Temple where people are cremated publicly on the banks of the river Pashupatinath Temple

Colourful Sadhu Monk at the Pashupatinath temple

Colourful Tika powder used by hindus

Durbar Square

Durbar Square

Entrance to the Boudanath Stupa Temple

Kathmandu by night

So…another one to tick off the bucket list before wedding season kicks off! Climbing to Everest Base Camp wasn’t quite the relaxing holiday I had in mind. And I can tell you, it was no holiday! More of a challenge shall we say! In actual fact, the most mentally and physically challenging thing I think I have ever done but the most amazing experience I will hold close to my heart for as long as I live. I trekked 85 miles in total, battling altitude sickness to reach heights up to 5550 metres, I met some wonderful people and experienced a country that is rich with unique cultures. The warmth and charm of the nepalese communities truly made me feel at home and their determination and resilience to rebuild their country after the 2015 earthquake made a powerful impression on me. I have so much respect for the sherpas and porters whose livelihood from a young age is to trek daily through the mountains carrying heavy loads of luggage and other items necessary for mountain living and to the people who run the tea houses that accommodate 1000’s of trekkers each year providing warmth and food to make their dream of reaching base camp a reality. I won’t go on here as I think the photos speak for themselves but thank you Nepal for allowing me to realise one of life’s dreams :) 


2016 Highlights…Happy New Year!

Thank you to all my couples and everyone I have had the pleasure of working with in 2016. I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to do a job that I love. This year has been my busiest yet with 25 weddings to shoot and commercial work to boot! In April I was truly inspired when I attended the Snap Photography Festival down in Wales, in the middle of nowhere for a four day retreat of workshops and hanging out with likeminded awesome photographers! I learnt so much about myself and my business and it felt great coming away feeling like I am part of a community!  If you are an aspiring photographer or just want to hang out with great people then I recommend you give it a go. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead for 2017 and continue to expand my business internationally with weddings to shoot in Sorrento, Italy and New York City! Here is a very small round up of my personal favourite images from the year! Happy New Year to you all and see you on the other side! Jo x

Thanks to the following venues for accommodating me this year and for just being awesome. You’ve kept me working at my optimum by ensuring I was well fed and watered at all times and for that I salute you! 

Venues: 

The West Mill, Derby 

Cripps Barn,  The Cotswolds 

Sandon Hall, Staffordshire 

Warwick House, Southam 

Wethele Manor, Leamington 

Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey 

Caswell House, Oxfordshire

Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire

Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire 

Court Farm, Frome, Somerset 

Redhouse Barn, Worcestershire 







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