I knew after my first birth that I would be wanting a birth photographer next time. So when I got pregnant with my second child, I reached out to Jo.
As magical as I thought birth photography was, I still had some pretty big reservations about how vulnerable I would feel having someone I had never met in my birthing space.
However, after speaking to Jo for the very first time on the phone, I knew I had made the right decision. She instantly made me feel at ease, encouraged me to ask questions, and reassured me about my concerns.
After a few video calls (we live four hours apart so meeting in person wasn’t possible), I honestly felt so comfortable with her. She also has the most beautiful energy and I realised she is exactly the type of person I would want in my birth space.
On the day of my sons birth – the day we first met in person – she walked into my home with that beautiful energy I knew she would. & took incredible photos of moments that are now not only memories, but also captured to look back on time after time.
I would recommend Jo as your birth photographer in a heartbeat, and wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again in the future. – Janay Thompson
I honestly cannot recommend Jo enough, having her as a birth photographer was an amazing experience. Not only did she take beautiful photos of my second daughters birth, but as a person she is amazing to have with you during such an intimate time. She is calm and encouraging and I can imagine she is the best person to also have as a doula.
The photos that she took are incredible and captured the birth and our family perfectly. There were even moments that I hadn’t realised were happening, such as my dog sat next to the birth pool as my daughter was being born, that I would have never seen if it had not been for her taking photos.
Her photos are raw and real but also heart warming and I could cry looking at them. She’s also a really lovely person, easy to talk to and warm and welcoming. She wasn’t intrusive at all. She’s just amazing, I would 100% recommend having her photograph your birth! – Morgan Thomas
“When my daughter told me she was having a birth photographer, I must admit, I was a bit apprehensive about it. I wanted my daughter to feel relaxed and comfortable without a camera being shoved in her face and I worried that this would also be a distraction and an intrusive experience.
How wrong was I!!!!!
We met the birth photographer prior to the birth and it immediately felt like we had known each other for years, she is so warm and natural with us.
When the day arrived, she slipped into the room, made herself known to us all then she slipped into the background. It was not intrusive, in fact, we all forgot she was there, however not only did she photograph the birth, she captured the emotion of each moment of everyone there.
The photographs are absolutely outstanding, much more than we could have anticipated and she captured a moment in time that would have otherwise only been stored in our memories.
I cannot thank and praise her enough. There are no words to describe how thrilled, delighted and privileged we are to have had her document the birth of our first grandchild.” Audrey
“I was apprehensive of the dynamic of having a photographer along for our birth ride, but Jo was both adelight and a breath of fresh air in our midst! Unobtrusive and attentive in equal and appropriate measure. The quality of the images she captured, both emotional and photographic, make me smile from the inside out every time I look at them. We are so very glad to have had her on board, an opportunity not to be missed!” – Jessika Burridge
“What a wonderful lady Jo is, so warm and welcoming as though we had already met! I’m so pleased with the service and the photos we have received from her. Jo has done an absolutely wonderful job, thank you again. I highly recommend her.” – Lauren
“I was a bit nervous about what to expect with having a birth photographer but Jo laid all my fears at rest. A lovely lady with a very special eye for a picture. The scenes that she captured are amazing! We were very glad to have her around as she was a joy to be with. A happy friendly person with respect of what we had going on. So unobtrusive at that times we hardly knew she was there. She was totally part of our birth experience and I highly recommend her. Thank you so very much Jo!” – Gaz
“I was really excited to have a photographer be at the birth but started to doubt it as we got close to the due date. During the labor, which was a long one, I didn’t want a lot of people around so I wasn’t sure about having a photographer but I also didn’t want to regret not having her. I was so glad that we called Jo. She was very respectful of our space and made sure she wasn’t in our way. I knew she was around but I was in my own zone. She kept aligned with keeping the space peaceful. She is just a beautiful spirit. I absolutely love all the photos I got from her. I’m so grateful that she was able to capture the special moments my daughter was born, Thank you Jo!!!” – Liza Lim
What an incredible experience we had with Jo photographing (and supporting us during) the birth of our baby! As a midwife I’ve seen so many amazing births and how amazing the human body can be, so when the time came for me to have a baby, it meant a lot to me to be able to see my own birthing experience! Jo instantly put us at ease and supported us from the first video call. She came to our house for a small maternity shoot to get us used to being photographed and to get to know each other a little better- those photos in themselves were beautiful!
By the time I was in labour I felt totally comfortable with Jo being there and she proved to be a great and attentive birth supporter as well as a photographer. The photos are stunning and to be treasured forever! My midwifery colleagues loved them so much that several have asked for Jo’s details for their own births! It was so lovely to be able to give some of my colleagues who cared for us some special photos of them at work too (we never really see ourselves doing our job!). I had a hospital birth after being induced, so not the experience I ideally had planned, but Jo’s photographs make me look back on my daughter’s birth as a magical event and demonstrated that birth can be both beautiful and special regardless of the setting or circumstances! What an amazing talent to have! – Kate Andrews
“Absolute spectacular service. Such a warm lovely lady who does everything with a smile. She’s so good you don’t even know she’s there. Would recommend to everyone.”
Father to Zach
“I wasn’t a fan of having a birth photographer. I thought she would get in the way and spoil the intimacy. I am glad to report I was wrong. I didn’t even realise she was there. She was discreet, and the end results were magnificent. It was incredible to look back on the most beautiful moment of my life, and even more so for my wife. I would recommend Jo in a heartbeat. What a beautiful, amazing and talented woman.”
Father to Zia Phoenix
“Such an amazing experience having Jo at Zach’s birth. She made every effort at all times to make everyone calm, comfortable and able to enjoy the moment. The photos are just to die for. They are moments that I am so glad were captured and so perfectly. I honestly hardly remember her being there, once to say that she had arrived and after everything was over.
Meeting up before had and having the maternity shoot made sure there was nothing awkward between us and I can honestly say that I feel so close to Jo after everything and can’t wait for round 2!!”
Mother of Zach
“The photos are just to die for. They are moments that I am so glad were captured and so perfectly.” – Ffion
“When my friend told me about birth photography I was very unsure. I didn’t like the idea of someone there with me and taking pictures. However, when I looked into birth photography and met with Jo my opinion quickly changed. She was so down to earth and compassionate. She stayed with me the whole time and even helped out when my Mum fainted! She played a massive role in the birth of my child and the images are beautiful!! I will cherish them always. It was the best experience of my life. I would give Jo a million stars if I could and would recommend her to everyone. Thank you Jo!”
Mother of Tyler Lee