Apr 20 2015

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot

Plantation Gardens Norwich

The journey continues and once again, I get to work with Emily and her beautiful little family. Emily and Lee had been together many years, but, as it does, life has had its ups and downs. Thankfully this lovely couple have found each other again. Lee’s little boy, Joe, and his half sister, Poppy, are totally inseparable.

The fun and games started with a walk through Norwich. We were headed to one of the city’s well hidden secrets. We went to the Plantation Gardens, a truly mysterious spot concealed in the centre of town. Living in Norfolk is perfect for photography locations. Close enough to the coast for a beach shoot, or maybe a wander round one of our beautiful country houses. Close by is Blickling Hall, such a fantastic shoot location.

In the beginning there were a few tears, but soon enough, they were replaced with laughter, as Joe and Poppy blew bubbles into my lens. Blessed once again with clear blue skies, the shoot was so much fun. The Gardens offer so many hidden areas to discover, including a zig zag staircase to climb and its beautiful pond. A wonderful playground for children and adults alike.

I am such a lucky girl to call this my job. I think working with children is very special, and I really do enjoy what I do. If you like my photographs below and would like to book a shoot, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jo x

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

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Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

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Oct 1 2014

Birthday Cake Smash Waterloo Park Norwich

Birthday Cake Smash

George enjoyed his first birthday cake smash at Waterloo park, Norwich

It was a busy week for Joanna Killingworth Photography. Just before jetting off to Spain to shoot a wedding, I got to spend a few hours with this little chap, George, for his  Birthday Cake smash photo shoot.

Quite a few months ago, I first spoke to Georges mum Sarah, she introduced the idea of a cake smash shoot for her sons first birthday, a first for me. So I did a bit of research and came up with a few ideas. Never did I imagine the scene, as I arrived at Waterloo Park, Norwich, on the afternoon of the shoot. There stood Sarah and husband Luke with balloons and pom poms and a big red chair. I love it when a client embraces the shoot. George was happily bashing his balloons.

George was a perfect model. He smiled and played whilst we got  to know each other. As I snapped away, we decided it was time to bring on the cake. Big, blue and gooey it was too! Irresistible right? Well George was wary of such a thing and not sure if he should touch it, so gently, gently was the way to go. Finger after finger of blue icing being licked away. It wasn’t too long before, with help from the grown ups, George was munching fist fulls of delicious sponge cake and white chocolate.

After a little clean up, George joined mum and dad for some tickles and cuddles. I hope you like the photos. You were all brilliant Sarah, Luke and George. 

I am offering family lifestyle shoots in Oct 2014 for the reduced price of £150 (a saving of £45) For further information go to www.facebook.com/joannakillingworthphotography this  October. No hidden costs, all images on USB with permission to print.

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Aug 20 2014

Lifestyle Photo Shoot with Poppy

Lifestyle Photo Shoot With Poppy Eaton Park Norwich

A Lifestyle photo shoot with Poppy.

Eaton Park in Norwich is a real gem of a shoot location. I visit this place pretty often. I shoot lots of engagement shoots here, but also do the Norwich 5k park run here regularly too. Come rain, shine or snow, there is always a good angle for a great photograph.

This visit was a little bit different. We had to be very sneaky about It. Poppy’s mum Emily, a close friend, has a birthday coming up. This shoot was a surprise. I was worried she would spill the beans, but Poppy is such a little angel and really good at keeping a secret.

It was such a perfect shoot, running around the park and picking wild flowers. Blessed with perfect light as the golden evening sunshine warmed our skin. I also had the help of my two children, Ella 10 and Jak 9. They are experts at making Poppy giggle. Maybe I should have them with me at every shoot? Or not.

I really enjoy working with children, they always touch my heart with their willingness to get involved. Poppy knows me very well, I have photographed her lots before. The first shoot was when she was only a tiny baby. She is so much fun to be around and always ready for a cuddle. Although I may be a bit biased as she is malso my goddaughter.

I love to work outside with natural light. Tonight did not disappoint with the most beautiful golden hour as the sun set. I couldn’t have asked for more. The city of Norwich sure is a fine city. Time went very fast as usual, and before I knew it, the shoot was complete and it was time to head home. I rewarded my helpers with fish and chips as a special treat…yum.

I hope you like the photographs. if you would like a shoot of your own, i’d love to hear from you. 

Jo x

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Sep 19 2013

Newborn photo shoot | Sebastian | Norwich |Norfolk

 Newborn photo shoot

Baby Newborn photo shoot are always such a beautiful occasion, worlds away from the high pressure and fast pace of shooting a wedding. This shoot was certainly no exception. Baby Sebastian was a delight to photograph. He was a real sleepy head, only waking a couple of times, for a little feed.

I first met Craig, Sebastian’s daddy, when we worked together a few years ago. I was so excited to hear his partner Hannah had given birth to a beautiful baby boy, even more excited when they asked me to photograph him. I have already photographed Craig with his sister Emma and her children. We had a great family photo shoot in a local nightclub of all places! It was during the day, closed to the public, but all painted white, great location.

Newborn photo shoots usually take up to around 4 hours. This may sound like a long time, but the time flys by so fast. To get the lovely sleepy photographs you see here, it is important to ensure baby is happy and relaxed. Patients is most certainly required here. I use white noise on my phone and plenty of cuddles to get baby into a deep sleep.

I prefer to photograph babies in their own home, its more relaxing for both mum and baby to be in a familiar setting, with everything to hand. My little studio is simple to set up. Even easier if I can shoot with natural light, as I did with Sebastian, without the need for extra lighting. Having said that, I have a great little set up at my home, perfect for Newborn photo shoot.

Heres a little taster of our newborn photo shoot together.

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If you are due to have a baby soon and would like a Newborn photo shoot, I would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to Contact me here.

Jun 25 2013

A day on the broads with Sue & Jon

You gotta love it when your bride and groom say they want to do their engagement shoot on their boat! Today we spent a lovely day on the broads, aboard ‘Destiny’, and very relaxing it was indeed. I am really looking forward to their special day, Jon and Sue are such fun to be around.

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Jun 20 2013

Charlotte & Ben’s Hockering Hall Wedding

A wonderful day was had by all. Charlotte and Ben got married at Hockering house in Norfolk. The day was filled with laughter and tears. They had the cutest flower girls. The cake was blueberry and white chocolate, and to top it off, we were drenched in golden evening sunlight.Take a look at this little taster.

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Jun 14 2013

Jo & Paul

In less than a month I will be jetting off to Portafino in Italy for the wedding of Jo and Paul. It promises to be a stunning occasion.

Jo & Paul are both so much fun to photograph. Here’s a taster of the fun we had in the sun last weekend at Forncett St Peter where they live.

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Apr 7 2013

Fun in the park with Freddy, Dexter and Digby.

Although the weather was bitterly cold and windy, it didn’t put my model, Freddy, off his photo shoot in Waterloo Park this week. We spent the morning with his dogs Digby and Dexter. If only they were as well behaved as Freddy. Digby had a mud roll the minute we arrived in the park. Good job he’s beautiful.

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Oct 20 2012

Alexandra & Tristan’s Wedding Ingoldisthorpe Hall Mt Amelia

I first met Alexandra and Tristan, unusually,  just a few days before their wedding day. I met them at their venue, Ingoldisthorpe Hall, Mt Amelia out near Sandringham, Norfolk. This place really blew me away! I have seen some amazing venues in my time, but this place is simply perfect.

Upon meeting Alex and Tristan I was immediately put at ease by their calm and kind nature. No sooner had I sat down and Tristan was making me a ‘proper coffee’, whilst we chatted wedding plans. I then went on a guided tour of this 9 bedroom country manor. The views were superb. On the horizon I could just see Hunstanton beach. The house sits in acres of land, partly wooded. The biggest most majestic oak tree was to be the spot for the forthcoming wedding ceremony.

As I drove away from this place, the sun was setting, I was filled with excitement for the coming weekend shoot and the sun set was out of this world. call me soppy, but i had to hold back the tears as I sat and watched the sun drop below the horizon.



On the day of the wedding, I was made to feel just as welcome by all of Alexandra and Tristan’s friends and family. The sun shone and the day ran like a dream. The  intimate ceremony under the oak tree was a very emotional affair. Just their closest friends and family surrounded Alex and Tristan as they said their vows. The wedding  rings were passed among the guests, they silently bestowed their own wishes and sentiments upon the rings as they each held them in their hands.

The wedding party then made their way up to the house where they enjoyed Pimms on the lawn followed by an amazing picnic on an array of multi coloured blankets. Oh and not forgetting the home made ice cream. So many flavours, my favourite was Gin and lime marmalade- yum!

It was hard to leave this shoot, but I was only needed for the day time. I am sure they had the most amazing evening. I hope you like the blog.

Sep 4 2012

Emma And Jack

This weekend I was privileged to shoot alongside the lovely Jamie Groom.  We spent a wonderful day at Albion Days in Gt Melton Norfolk.  We enjoyed a truly relaxed blessing with Emma and Jack and their family and friends. The wigwam tents in the apple orchard of The old Rectory were a perfect setting for everyone to chill out as night fell and the fire pits blazed. A truly amazing venue, a truly blessed couple.