JOASIS PHOTOGRAPHY

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MODERN ARTISTIC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A CREATIVE EDGE.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1850
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Full Description
My approach to photographing weddings could be described as modern and alternative to traditional, heavily posed, wedding photography. I work with my couples to create artistic but natural looking portraits; photographs that are unique and different as you are. I aim to capture the essence and atmosphere of your wedding. Weddings are extremely emotional events and you may go through a rollercoaster of feelings from slight anxiety to an abundance of joy and love. I want to memorise these moments, create a collection that will make you remember how you felt, how much effort you put in planning every single detail that make the wedding your own and unique; a collection of artistically daring photographs. I do that while helping you to be at ease when stress kicks in, acting as an emergency make up artist, fixing your dress when bridesmaids' nails are too long to fiddle with it, stitching mother's dress that ripped in a rush (none of these things may happen to you, but they did). Weddings are intimate affairs - finding a photographer you can trust and get along all day is important. It helps me, as a photographer, too. By the time we get to spend 9 or so hours together I make sure we know each other well through pre-wedding consultation/meeting, engagement photo session and frequent contact. Joasis Photography photograph weddings in London, Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey and the rest of UK, and is available for destination weddings anywhere else in the world. Her work has been featured on Looks Like Film, Rock My Wedding, Love My Dress, Brides Up North, Huffington Post, Inspire Weddings, Mr and Mrs Unique, Style and the Bride, Magpie Weddings, and Rock'n Roll Bride. Jo lives in South East London with her partner Raf and their daughter Olivia.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jo
My style revolves around creating artful photographs that are natural, ethereal, and unique. I want to capture fleeting memories and cinematic portraits; influenced by light and emotions and that intimate connection between the two people. I work in a documentary way with a good dose of creative, but relaxed, portraits. I will be privileged to be a part of your wedding experience.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(38)
Nicola & Edmund
Married in September 2019
March 2020
Excellent photographer, with such beautiful photos!
I found Jo highly recommended on a bridal facebook page, and I'm very glad I did! From the beginning Jo was organised, and great at communicating. We met to go over what we wanted, and she put us both at ease with her professionalism and friendliness. I knew I didn't need to worry about this aspect of my day any more! On the wedding morning, Jo fitted right in with my wedding party and at the church and venue, Jo discreetly captured everything we wanted. She kept us calm, and considering we gave her such a small window for our couple photos, we were surprised with how many she was able to capture! We loved our photos, and the lovely way we received them! We've had lots of compliments about them, and are very pleased we chose Jo as our photographer. Her photos are beautiful, and she is a very reliable safe pair of hands!
Rosa + Andrew
Married in September 2018
November 2016
I can't rave enough about how happy we were with Joasis Photography.
I can't rave enough about how happy we were with Joasis Photography. Jo is just lovely and someone you want hanging around you and your guests on the wedding day. The pictures are wonderful and arty (in an unpretentious way) and capture all the action and little moments of the day - all our friends and family have commented on how great the photographer was. We were sceptical at first about having an engagement shoot but we had so much fun and it made us more relaxed for the big day; plus the photos were brilliant. We just received our USB in a lovely box full of little details. A big thank you!
Rose and Andrew
Married in September 2018
November 2016
I can't rave enough about how happy we were with Joasis Photography.
I can't rave enough about how happy we were with Joasis Photography. Jo is just lovely and someone you want hanging around you and your guests on the wedding day. The pictures are wonderful and arty (in an unpretentious way) and capture all the action and little moments of the day - all our friends and family have commented on how great the photographer was. We were sceptical at first about having an engagement shoot but we had so much fun and it made us more relaxed for the big day; plus the photos were brilliant. We just received our USB in a lovely box full of little details. A big thank you!
Misty + Matt
Married in September 2018
November 2016
The photos were beyond anything I could have imagined - truly creative, and beautiful in a way that I wasn't expecting.
Professional photos of my fiancee and I were something that I really wanted but was nervous about actually doing. Thanks to Jo's friendly and approachable manner - any nervousness was gone way before the day of the session. We both really enjoyed getting to know her during our session and she put us both at ease. The photos were beyond anything I could have imagined - truly creative, and beautiful in a way that I wasn't expecting. I can't wait to use Jo for our wedding. Thank you for such wonderful work.
Lesley + Gerome
Married in September 2018
November 2016
Oh my gosh our photos are amazing! We love them all!
Oh my gosh our photos are amazing! We love them all! Seriously all the moments captured and in such a beautiful creative way. So stunning, we honestly don't know where to start. We're honestly finding it so difficult to choose what to put on our thank you cards, it's just too difficult. The shots of family and all their reactions and them having fun. Thank you so much Jo for your hard work and creativity, we cannot wait to share them with everyone. Honesty our smiles are from ear to ear when we look at them and we actually cannot stop looking at them. Cannot wait to receive our USB!
Ruby + Ash
Married in August 2018
November 2016
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL..!!! We have such gorgeous pictures, sometimes you hear of couples not liking their pics, NOT US!!!!!
After a wedding what are you left with? It should be loads of amazing memories...if you chose the right photographers that is! In our fairy tale wedding we did just that. I initially met Jo & Raf at a wedding fair and fell head over heels about their work. Convincing my boyfriend (at the time) to meet with them so he could also see what I was so excited about, needless to say their work and equally such a personable couple didn't need to convince him much..SOLD! Fast forward to now being officially engaged and planning a wedding. Both understood what we wanted and how we wanted our day to be captured - we were very firm on one thing...we didn't want the typical posey pics - we wanted creative candid moments. And Joasis delivered all that we wanted, and more. On your wedding day you are surrounded by family and friends, Jo and Raf felt like they were part of both the bride tribe (Jo) and Grooms side (Raf), they blended in seamlessly into our day to the point we were a bit disappointed when their scheduled time to leave arrived. A month on and we have been communicating with each other about day to day things, and yesterday Jo sent us a message to say the pics were ready.. Eeeekkkk.. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL..!!! We have such gorgeous pictures, sometimes you hear of couples not liking their pics, NOT US!!!!! I have been following Joasis and their work since we met and this build up has been well worth it ♡ unfortunately for us we have to now chose out of all of these wonderful pics to see what we want in an album. One piece of advice for couples looking for a wedding photographer: Go with your gut, sometimes we get hung up on the price, but its important to have the right people to capture these sacred moments. We don't regret it for a second. Thank you so much Jo & Raf, its been an absolute pleasure having you part of our Rashid Tribe, and we hope to catch up soon. Xxx
Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

London, UK

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (4)

Silver Certificate of Excellence - Bridebook Wedding Awards 2018
Shortlisted For Bridebook Best Weddings Photographers
Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 &2019
30 Rising Stars Wedding Photography 2019 Nominee by Rangerfinder Mag
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I am very lucky with my couples and each wedding I have photographed by now was truly unique. A festival wedding that was totally DIY-d by the couple and their friends has a special place in my heart - we have been so impressed by the level of planning, organisation and love shared on the day. Being included in the thank you speech made us feel very special too!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

documentary, creative, modern, daring, relaxed

What about your business are you most proud of?

I have created and keep developing my business while bringing my daughter up. Everything I have achieved so far is a fruit of hard work and I am eternally grateful I can do a job that I truly love, that brings my 100% job satisfaction, that makes so many people happy. I would not swap my life for anything else! If I had to choose one thing I am really proud that would be my website - I have built it myself and everything you see there is a result of my vision and work.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

You are getting married to each other, not to your families or friends. Plan the wedding like you want it! Think what you love, what are your passions and what is most important to you on your wedding day, and plan it accordingly. Delegate and let go - remember that there may be a couple of things that do not go according to the plan BUT no one will notice! I promise! And have fun! (That is so much more than 1 tip!)

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

There are so many! I loved totally personal place cards that featured a polaroid photo of either the bride or groom and a guest. These were funny pics too!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

My business operates on building a connection with a couple from the very first enquiry. I find out a little bit more about their wedding and if I am available on their date I suggest a non obligation meeting/consultation in London. If it is not feasible, we arrange a phone call to chat about their wedding day and how I can help. This stage is very important to me. I take a limited number of bookings each year so it is essential that we are a good fit for each other - ultimately we will spend 10 or more hours together! Booking process is very simple. Short booking form to fill, followed by 30% deposit payment and we are ready to sign an online contract (super easy!). I offer affordable engagement sessions to all my couples - it is yet another opportunity to meet and chat about the day in more detail. Plus they get a set of creative photos to keep or use for their wedding if they want to (stationery/welcome signs/guest book, slideshows etc). Throughout the time leading to the wedding I am in touch with my couples and available to offer advice, supplier recommendations and generally getting all excited about their plans. Proud to say we often become friends by the time of their wedding day!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I always ask the couples to sneak out after the dinner to take a natural portrait at the golden hour (just before sunset). It also gives the couple a minute to contemplate on their wedding day and have some brief intimacy before returning to their party.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

T-Rex chasing the wedding party! It was dinosaur and lego theme wedding so this was not completely out of the blue.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Good humour and on a practical note - wellies and umbrellas for fun shots! There is usually a break in the rain too so simply do not worry about it!

Describe how you got into photography.

I learnt photography with a film (now pretty vintage) Nikon camera 14 years ago. I loved street photography and I wandered the streets of London, partly sightseeing, partly looking for hidden beauty in shabby nooks and crannies. I shot my first wedding in 2009 and I fell in love with this genre. Since then I photographed weddings and children on a part time basis while having a different career in market research. The birth of my daughter in 2012 has been a life changer - I wanted to spend more time with her and I finally felt ready to follow my dreams! Here I am now - still living the dream.

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