About Me

Capturing the essence of each moment: from shy smiles to the dapple of sunlight on a rosy cheek. Jo Ellen Pictures is about marrying the wonder of family with the nature around us.
I’m Jo. I’m fortunate to live in a stunning corner of the world, nestled in the beautiful West Kent countryside. For a photographer, I am privileged to have playful rivers, shady redwoods, dream-like barley fields and country estates as my playground.
I cannot escape nature, nor do I want to. The great outdoors provides a canvas for truly authentic photography. Here you, the subject, can simply be all that you are. Whether you’re a family with playful children, wanting to capture all that makes them unique, or a wedding couple wanting a documentary of the ‘little moments’, it’s nature which inspires.
I have three great loves: photography, nature, and those two little bundles of energy I call my kids. The three aspects together inspire and influence each other.
Instilling a love of nature in my children has led me to document their childhoods with honesty and authenticity. Watching the seasons changing, yet forever inspiring, as I watch my children bloom in to the personalities they are is one of my greatest sources of happiness.
It’s this essence, combining photographic skill, the wonder of our local West Kent area, and the spirit of you and yours behind the lens, which makes Jo Ellen Pictures both exquisite and unique.
To achieve the candid and authentic pictures you see here, a relationship must form between setting, photographer and subject. It is integral to capturing beautiful shots. I will playfully entice smiles in your children, be the calming presence as a bride’s nerves jangle, and provide a sense of security and confidence with your precious newborn. It’s this which achieves the genuine emotions and reactions as they happen.
I cannot put my camera down. I cannot spend a day without delving in to my local area. I cannot look at my children and not see a new spark, or a tiny moment of who they are and will be. Let me bring this to your photography shoot. Experience it for yourself. This is real photography for the real you.
I offer authentic family photo shoots, newborn home-based shoots and wedding photography in and around Sevenoaks, West Kent, as well as nipping over the border to Surrey and Sussex.

We cant recommend Jo enough, she captured our day so beautifully! Posing for wedding photos can be a slightly awkward experience, but we felt so at ease around her. She directed our guests around perfectly and blended so well into the back ground. We don’t really understand how one single person can manage to capture so many small details and moments of one day!

Rachel and Ben

Wow, Jo was absolutely incredible at our summer wedding. We wanted relaxed photos with a few formals and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The photos are incredible and capture so many amazing moments from the day. Thank you so much Jo xxx

Becky

Super talented and absolutely great with the kids! Loved every moment of our session and so so thrilled with the pictures. You have a true gift for capturing everything about the individuals you work with Jo. Also super fit keeping up with my two in the barley fields. Thank you once again. Xx

Evelyn

We can’t recommend Jo enough we were made to feel like we were just out on a regular dog walk! Jo was extremely patient with our little girl and accommodated all our animals!! Natural and relaxed photos in the country side just what we wanted.

Nat

Jo was our wedding photographer and i found her through hashtags on Instagram. I admit that such a big decision did cause me some anxiety, but Jo was so accommodating and her emails and responses really put me at ease. When we met in person to discuss details, it felt like she’s our long term friend. Me and my fiancé felt so comfortable around her and i think it is so important on your wedding day.
We felt very comfortable to pose for phots on the day, it is unbelievable how easy it was! We received our photos so fast and i am happy with every single photo Jo took and edited. Thank you so much for capturing our day so wonderfully and making those moments memorable for us
I highly recommend Jo to anyone on their special occasion and i am sure you won’t regret your choice!

Ian and Aysa

We have just received our photos, they are fantastic, natural and reflect us as a family perfectly. We are delighted. Jo was brilliant, was flexible and fitted in with what we were doing. Thank you ! X

Donna

We had a laid back wedding and wanted the photo’s to reflect the atmosphere, with few formal shots, Jo was left to get creative. The results are stunning. Thanks Jo, you are amazing.

Lorna

Jo recently photographed our wedding and all i can say is WOW!!! She make you feel so at ease and every picture taken is so natural and shows all the laughter and fun in our day. We cant thank her enough!! I would happily shout from the rooftops to recommend this gorgeous lady!!

Lee and Zoe