Jo Russell Photography: Blog http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jo Russell Photography jo@jo-russell.co.uk (Jo Russell Photography) Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:13:00 GMT Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:13:00 GMT http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u665623536-o927151710-50.jpg Jo Russell Photography: Blog http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog 80 120 Baby Ted http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2018/4/baby-ted  

Gorgeous baby Ted was only 10 days old when we met, he loved having his pictures taken!

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Nathan's Bar Mitzvah http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/11/nathans-bar-mitzvah

Nathan's brilliant Bar Mitzvah and party!

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Ken Follett's Award Party http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/10/ken-folletts-award-party

Macmillan

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Allie's Bump http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/10/allies-bump

Allie and I met while we were both working at Bar Mitzvah's, me as a photographer and Allie as a dancer/performer. 

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Lucie's Headshots http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/9/lucies-headshots

I met Lucie just five short years ago when she was studying for her Bat Mitzvah.

She is now a working actor and I was so glad to see her again when she asked me to shoot her new head shots!

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James' Bar Mitzvah Party http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/9/james-bar-mitzvah-party

Wow!

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Wedding Details http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/8/asian-wedding-details

I love shooting all the details at a wedding!

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Corporate Headshots http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/8/corporate-headshots

Some of you may know that I was a member of BNI for nine years and when my business changed and adapted, so did my marketing strategies.

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Beautiful Baby Ivy http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/7/beautiful-baby-ivy

Its so nice when I get to revisit past clients, especially at huge milestones like the birth of their first gorgeous baby!

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Jack's Cake Smash! http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/6/jacks-cake-smash

You only get to turn one once...

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A Surprise Engagement http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/5/a-surprise-engagement

Charles surprised his girlfriend Tash with a beautiful and intimate proposal at the Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield. 

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Mike and Zara's Engagement http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/5/mike-and-zaras-engagement

On a chilly day in May Mike, Zara and I went on a stroll through the grounds of Hughenden Manor in Wycombe. 

They regularly visit the grounds and after recently getting engaged they decided that it would be the perfect setting for a shoot to commemorate the start of their new journey through life together. I had so much fun getting these lovely relaxed shots and meeting lots (and lots) of local dogs! 

I can't wait for their wedding!

Flash you later,

Jo x

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James' Bar Mitzvah Pre Shoot http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/5/james-bar-mitzvah-pre-shoot

James is a huge fan of musical theatre, so what better way to explore this than a tour of London's iconic Theatre Land!

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Ken Follett - A Column Of Fire Book Launch http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2017/3/ken-follett---a-column-of-fire-book-launch

We were lucky to be asked by the lovely Pan Macmillan to cover another of Ken Follett's book launches, this time within the beautiful setting of The Dorchester, London. 

 

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CLS and Sam Lee http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2016/11/cls-and-sam-lee The City of London Sinfonia present Died For Love with Sam Lee...

Last night Sam Lee performed to a captivated audience in St John in Hackney.

It is a stunning space, and each note played filled the air with emotion.

Sam commanded attention from his audience, who were sat (some with eyes closed) listening intently to every beautiful melody that he and the orchestra created. His enthusiasm for his craft was infectious, you could tell he truly loved his music and the experience of being able to perform it from the huge smile on his face throughout the night.

Ive never been to an orchestral performance before and from the moment I stepped into the hall, it felt like I had been transported to a magical space. The audience arched around the orchestra, some sat on chairs and others on cushions on the floor, like children waiting waiting for story time to begin. They were guided on a journey through these wonderful swelling and ebbing pieces, reminiscent of great film sound tracks such as Lord Of The Rings. 

It was a wonderful evening, and I hope the shots I captured tell that story.

Flash you later

x

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Natalie and Owen's Wedding http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2016/11/natalie-and-owens-wedding

Natalie and Owen had a gorgeous winter wedding at the beautiful Woburn Sculpture Galleries.

 

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Ken Clarke's Book Launch http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2016/10/ken-clarkes-book-launch Kind Of Blue...

 

Last week Pan Macmillan helped Ken Clarke launched his book, Kind Of Blue, by holding a gathering of around 150 people at London's iconic Ronnie Scotts jazz club.

Guests were treated to canapés and champagne, while a jazz trio played in the background. A local book shop had set up a stall and were selling through their stock of the books at a rate of knots, while Ken patiently sat close by ready to sign copies for the happy buyers. After a few words from the publishers, Ken spoke about the journey he'd been on while writing his memoirs, how he had learned to use a dictorphone and how amazing his granddaughter looked in her mothers shoes! 

I love shooting launch events like this, and count myself privileged to be called on by Macmillan whenever they need me.

Flash you later,

Jo x

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Nina's first birthday http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2016/10/ninas-first-birthday Happy birthday Nina!

 

I was contacted by Nina's dad the day before her first birthday and was able to meet this lovely family outside the V&A kids museum in London. 

We spent an hour playing in the park with bubbles and streamers, capturing the obvious love Maks and Lena have for this gorgeous little lovely. Then a squirrel decided to steal her cupcake wrapper so she ran after him with dad in tow as she's not mastered walking on her own yet - it was so adorable! :D 

I had so much fun with them that day, let me know if you know anyone celebrating a birthday who would like some portraits shot - Id love to help!

Flash you later,

Jo x

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Ethan's Cake Smash http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2016/10/ethans-cake-smash Happy birthday Ethan!

 

Ethan is a dude.

He is the most joyful little man, full of smiles, and his inquisitive nature means he is always at his sisters side seeing what she's doing and trying to copy her.

Ethan had only tasted sugar recently, as we shot this a couple of weeks after his birthday party he had already tried cake, and knew exactly what to do with the one we put in front of him but his big sister helped (just incase!). 

Ive known this lovely family for a few years now - I shot their bump session with their first, then her newborn session and cake smash, then their second bump session and Ethan's cake smash.

All their shoots have taken place at their home with a portable studio, which is really easy to clear up from as we can just cut off and fold up the backdrop, taking all stray crumbs with it! 

Let me know if you you would like to smash any cakes too?

Flash you later,

Jo x

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Tony Robbins' Book Launch http://www.jo-russell.co.uk/blog/2016/10/tony-robbins-book-launch Tony Robbins' book launch for No Cunning Plan

Tony's book launched at the Union Club in London this week.

His guests included his partner and son, industry professionals from the publishers Pan Macmillan, and recognisable faces like Rowen Atkinson who feature in this book.  

It was a great evening, and Tony loved his bouquet of turnips which he was presented with at the end of his speech. 

A friend of mine was very excited that I was shooting this launch as Tony is a personal hero of hers, she was even happier that I managed to get her a signed copy of his book - I definitely won some friend-points there :D 

Do you know someone who is launching a product or book and would like shots taken of it to spread the word over social media or in the press? Let me know if I could help :)

Flash you later,

Jo x

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