Sep 28 2015

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers

My Season Favourites

The nights are starting to draw in and the chill of Autumn is in the air. I am coming to the end of another fantastic wedding season.  To bring back the memories of summer, I thought I should re visit my favourite Wedding Flowers of the 2015 wedding season. Planning a wedding takes months, sometimes years. Plenty of thought is given to the big things like the venue and the dress, but also, just as important, are the little things, the details, THE FLOWERS! As a wedding photographer, the details are a great part of the story of the day, and when it comes to designing a beautiful wedding album, the details are what brings it all together.

I am a girly girl when it comes to the little details, I really love the individuality that they bring to each wedding. A huge part of this is the Wedding Flowers, be it the table centre pieces or the church decorations, every detail matters. This season I have seen some fantastic Wedding Flowers. From rainbows of wild flowers to sweet smelling bouquets, i’ve really have seen some beautiful creations.

I wanted to share with you a selection of my most loved bridal arrangements. I am sure you will agree, they are breath taking. I hope this blog gives you some inspiration for your 2016 wedding plans. I am taking bookings now for 2016/17, so please get in touch to chat about your wedding photography. I look forward to hearing what your flowers and details will be too.

My style of photography is very unobtrusive, I work in a relaxed and contemporary way. My photographs are reportage style and nothing too formal. I believe it is important to let the day happen naturally and be there to capture those special moments as they unfold.


Jo x

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Aug 24 2015

Engagement Photography|Norfolk {matthew & Gulnoor}



Hurley Lodge

Engagement Photography|Norfolk {Matthew & Gulnoor}  It had been a very hot day in Norfolk, but as early evening approached, it was starting to cool down nicely and the light was stunning. I met with London based students, Matt & Gulnoor, for their photo shoot, at Matt’s parents house in Dereham. Hurley Lodge is hidden down a country lane, nestled between rolling crops. A perfect location for their engagement shoot.

We took a nice walk around the extensive grounds, through the apple trees and the wild flowers. Then we wandered down the lane, to play in the corn fields. It was all great fun, until Matt was chased by a horsefly…his constant running away was comical.

We escaped the biting bugs and headed back to the Lodge for some sunset shots. As we waited for the perfect light, I spotted the sports car. Matt and his dad’s pride and joy. The boys built it themselves, it seemed only right we should use it for the shoot. Bright red and very fast, off matt and his fiancee Gulnoor sped, down the lane and out of sight. Upon their return, Matt turned to me and said, “your turn” and he took me for a spin too…wow, it was so much fun.

We arrived back at just the right moment, in perfect time, to capture the sun, as it set over an amazing shoot. I look forward to returning to Dereham and Hurley Lodge for the wedding.

An engagement shoot may seem like a luxury, but in my mind, it’s an essential. I am aware that some people don’t like having their photo taken, me included.  After a bit of time together, in front of the camera, people soon relax and actually start to have fun with it! When it comes to the wedding day itself, the photography side of things becomes the last thing you need to be nervous about.

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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

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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 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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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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Jun 4 2013

I Do…Lizzie & Will Engagement Shoot Helmingham Hall-Suffolk

What a stunning venue for a wedding. The spectacular, moated, Helmingham Hall sits proudly amongst its tranquil gardens and Red Deer park. Lizzie and Will took me for a long walk in the gardens, it was hard to take in the beauty of this place. I look forward to shooting their wedding here in August.

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Oct 16 2012

Tracy & Carl’s Engagement Shoot

Waterloo park in Norwich made for a great location to shoot Tracy and Carl’s E shoot. The early evening sun was perfect for chasing around with these guys and their 2 dogs.

I am looking forward to photographing their wedding in November at Wymondham Abbey.
















































































Oct 15 2012

Laura & Danny

Its time to get caught up on my blog posts. Wedding season is coming to a close. My editing had been taking up so much of my time, but now I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so here are a few posts from this summer.

When i look out of the window at the grey clouds and drizzling rain, that blistering hot weekend at the beginning of September seems a distant memory. I had two back to back weddings this weekend. The 8th saw me shooting with the brilliant Mr Jamie Groom again. This was the wedding of Danny and Laura at  St Mary’s church near Kenninghall, Norfolk. Laura had eight, yes eight bridesmaids and Danny had just as many good men behind him. It was a great day of shooting with plenty of emotion. Then we dashed over to Lenwade House Hotel for the reception. Laura’s attention to detail was amazing, such a beautiful cake too. A quick Bride and Groom shoot by the river saw an amazing sunset.

This is a little sneaky peek from me. Take at look at Jamie Groom‘s blog for the entire shoot!