Aug 24 2015

Engagement Photography|Norfolk {matthew & Gulnoor}

Engagement

Photography|Norfolk

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

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Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

Family Photo Shoot Plantation Gardens Norwich

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Oct 19 2014

Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

It was way back last year, when I met with Jamie and Claire, to talk about their exciting wedding plans. I cooked us all dinner, and as we ate, they filled me in on all the details of their dream wedding.  It was to be in the  luxury Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain. I was thrilled to be their chosen photographer. After the excitement of shooting Paul and Jo’s wedding in Portofino, Italy. It felt good to be planning another destination wedding in the sun.

The countdown to the wedding flew by and before long it was time to make my way to Spain. It was a very early start as I drove through a misty  September sunrise. Although I was loaded down with heavy bags of camera equipment, I still had a spring in my step, happy to be jetting off to the Spanish sunshine.

Driving from the airport, on the ‘wrong’ side of the road, is never an enjoyable experience. but. It was soon forgotten as I sipped a cold beer on the beach, accompanied by the entire wedding party. We ate tapas, chatted and got to know each other, as the sun set over the tranquil sea, illuminating the sky with  a multitude of pinks and purples.

I jumped out of bed nice and early to super warm sunshine. Perfect day for a wedding. As I travelled up into the mountains towards Mijas, little wispy white clouds drifted in. A photographers dream. Up and up we went, then I saw it, Hacienda San Jose.  At the top of a winding driveway,  lined with tall cypress trees, there sits the gleaming white villa. It’s tower dominating the skyline. I couldn’t wait to explore.

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After a big breakfast by the private pool, I got to work. The place was buzzing with activity. Room after room of people preening and preparing for the best day ever. Claire and Jamie had thought of everything and the preparations ran like clockwork. I watched the garden transform in front of my eyes. Claires vision for her dream wedding had become reality.

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The bridesmaids looked beautiful in their natural dusky pink dresses as they helped Claire into her dress. There were tears as Claire’s mum, Sue, fastened the buttons. Such an elegant lace dress. The open back was perfectly suited to such a sleek woman as Claire. Bridesmaid Chloe handed Claire her bouquet of roses and they were set to go. Dad arrived to walk his beautiful daughter through the Hacienda and into the garden. He looked like the proudest man on earth.

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Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire

Waiting at the altar in the warm late afternoon sun, Jamie looked smooth in his pale blue linen suit. Still making jokes and laughing as he awaited his bride. Preceded by bridesmaids and flower girls and their handfuls of fresh flowers, Claire arrived, a vision of perfection. Her smile beamed as she took in the beauty of the garden and its transformation. Sheer excitement to see Jamie and marry the man she loves.

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The ceremony was highly emotional as Jamie and Claire read their hand written vows to each other. I don’t think anyone held back the tears, as they spoke from the heart. Then came the turn of the flower girls. Each had a few words to read, both were overcome with emotion and there were too many tears to talk. A loving hug from the bride and groom helped them through, although this soppy old photographer had to pause to wipe her eyes!

A traditional custom in Spanish weddings is the giving of coins. After the blessing, the 13 coins are given by the groom to his new wife to symbolise his willingness to support her and trust in her. The bride accepting them signifies her willingness to trust him and be prudent.

After the ceremony, everyone made their way up to the lawn. Homemade cocktails were being served in old jam jars. Looking out over the distant mountains, feeling a slight breeze, this was the perfect way to cool down in the warm sun. The (not so formal) formal photographs took place then it was time for the long awaited speeches. They were hilarious!

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After some amazing food, as the golden hour approached, I took Jamie and Claire off  for some photos in the Hacienda and its surrounding gardens.

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Time flew by as people partied into the night. Dancing and singing under a beautiful sunset. Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain is a truly magical place to be.joanna killingworth photography | Jamie and Claire Hacienda San Jose Mijas Costa Spain | Jamie and Claire sunset | Jamie and Claire sunset | Jamie and Claire

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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.


Apr 7 2013

Cathy and Les. Snowy Engagement shoot

Piping hot flask of tea at the ready and wrapped up warm, I headed out to Eaton Park to meet Cathy and Les for their engagement shoot. The weather did it’s best to put us off, but Cathy and Les just cuddled up tighter.

Looking forward to shooting their wedding at Southwood Hall, in May. The sun will shine on us this time, I am sure of it!

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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

Sara and Christopher’s Wedding

Back in September I had the pleasure of shooting with Nicki Thurgar . We really did have fun in the sun as we covered Sara and Chris’s special day. And look out for the most amazing Choccy woccy doo dah cake! Here is a little peep of my images. Keep an eye on Nicki Thurgar’s site for all of her amazing photographs from the day.                                                                                                                                                     

 


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.