It's been 6 years since I had Joasis Photography at my wedding.
Jo and Rafal were very helpful and considerate throughout the whole pro...
perfectly captured the feel of the day for us
Natasha + Thomas
A happy couple
We'd like to say a huge thank you again for your work on our wedding day. We felt completely comfortable and reassured by your presence,...
Most precious lasting record of a wonderful day.
Clare + Andrew
A happy couple
I found Jo during my time browsing many a wedding blog in the early planning stages for our London wedding. I loved the style of her pho...
My approach to photographing weddings could be described as contemporary fine art. 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 10 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, Surrey and the rest of UK, and is available for destination weddings anywhere else in the world. Her work has been featured on international photo inspiration blog Looks Like Film 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 timeless. I want to capture fleeting memories and cinematic portraits; influenced by light and emotions and that intimate connection between the two people. I will be privileged to be a part of your wedding experience.
Shortlisted For Bridebook Best Weddings Photographers
Location & Contact Details
London, Greater London, England
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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.
artistic, 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 #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 20% deposit payment and we are ready to sign an online contract (super easy!).
I gift an engagement session to all my couples too and 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 #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?
...I do not usually get asked for specific photos- my couples trust me and my creative eye.
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 a dream.
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