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"More Than A Photo Shoot. It was such a beautiful experience being with Jo. She made my son so comfortable and encouraged him to be his regular excited self. She captured all the beauty of his personality and beyond. I would use Jo time and time again. The added excitement was receiving the photos  in a timely manner. It was such a joy, thank you!" 

"I can't speak highly enough about Jo's photography, and I recommend her to anyone looking for family pictures. Our photo location was at our beach club. Jo set us up in such a variety of places that we had so many great options to choose from. What impressed me about our final product was how natural the poses look. I get more compliments from these pictures than I have from any others. People love the natural lighting and softness of the colors. I will definitely use her again for our next family photos."

"Thank you so much for being so wonderful yesterday. Your way with kids is truly magical! I know we weren't the easiest bunch to photograph!"

"Gosh, these are amazing. You have such a knack for relaxing the girls - they look exactly like themselves. Those last solemn ones of Kate are her exactly."

"Jo has such a relaxed and approachable nature and sense of calm! Our 3 children had a wonderful time playing and posing for her and the resulting pictures are a treasure. She even invited our crazy dog to join the  mix which turned out amazing, thank you! We will be back for more!"

"As I knew Jo, and was familiar with her work, I felt relaxed and confident that all would go well! During the session, Jo was professional, calm, so easy to work with and very easy to trust that she knew what would get the best shots. The studio is a wonderful space and I love that it’s just her there without other people looking on. I love the images! The editing hit that fine balance between maintaining the integrity of the shot, and polishing it to the point where it is just a better image - without losing the ‘realness’ of the shot."

"Singing the praises of Jo Bryan who took beautiful photos of my little one and our family. We were a perfect storm of teething baby, stubborn dog, and stressed out mommy and daddy, and yet she handled us all with patience and grace. Thank you, Jo!" 

"I was excited to get a headshot, hoping the session wouldn't take too long and that the photographer was diligent. I immediately felt welcomed in Jo's peaceful studio which has a nice open feeling. I immediately liked Jo and she gave positive feedback and offered recommendations on poses that might work. We even found a solution for my attached head/neck look! Jo is friendly and warm but also professional. She shared the progress along the way which helped me relax and take an active part in the session. I was wowed how fast the images came back! Communication was quick and thorough. Jo put together a good selection of images to choose from and I have to say this was my most pleasant headshot experience so far." 

"When I first looked at our pictures, I thought Jo was amazing! We wanted holiday card pictures to show a warm family with my home as one of our good memories because our time living in the U.S.A. is limited.  Jo understood everything and made  beautiful Rye, my home and my family into the photo, just like a picture. Those pictures are our treasure. I’m really glad that I got to meet Jo. Thank you so much!"

"Jo did a fabulous job photographing my two young sons and captured beautifully candid shots that really felt 'real' and showed each of their personalities.  She was extremely patient with them and just wanted them to relax and have fun and I couldn't believe how many fabulous shots she got throughout the time we were together.  She has an eye for the right lighting and background for each group of shots that make them look natural yet artistic.  We also took some fun family pictures at the end of the shoot where once again she was able to capture happy and natural looking photos.... definitely not posed.  I would recommend Jo to anyone looking for a beautiful keepsake of your children for life.  We ended up making our photo shoot into a lovely coffee table book we will cherish forever (as will my mom and mother in law who got the books as a gift for Mother's Day!).  Thank you Jo!" 

"Jo is so sweet and energetic. She was able to bring out my true smile. The session was quick and easy. With only a few shots, she got the perfect one! The final image is stunning, and as a mom, that isn't something I always see in myself."

“Jo’s relaxed, patient and creative approach to her craft, has enabled my husband and I to capture some very special moments and memories of our family over the past 3 years. Although we have now returned to the UK, I would not hesitate to cross the Atlantic to repeat the experience we have had with her. We cannot thank her enough. Getting a decent photo of 3 hyperactive kids is both an art and a gift which Jo is certainly blessed with.” 

“Jo takes the most beautiful and amazing photographs! We love how she captured our daughters’ personalities and our family spirit. She is such a talent and so much fun to work with!” 

“Jo is an amazing photographer. We have hired her to capture images of our family each year since we arrived in the US from Brazil. It is incredible how she can see through her lens and create magical moments and lovely pictures for us.” 

“Jo was a delight to work with. She was prompt, friendly, and made everyone feel comfortable. Her photos came back to us in a few days – no waiting around endlessly. Perhaps most importantly, she has an amazing eye to capture the moments that you want to remember. We will enjoy our photos from her for years to come.” 

“My experience with Jo was nothing less than wonderful. The way she was with me and my family, especially my 1 year old daughter, was amazing. She never rushed us and took her time to make sure everything came out perfect! Which of course it did and I couldn’t be happier with the final results! Thank you so much Jo!” 

“Jo did a wonderful job taking our family holiday photos. She captured beautiful pictures of my 2 year old daughter and great family photos with myself, husband, daughter, and even our dog. She was extremely patient during the photo session and got us our pictures back in a timely manner. I highly recommend her and would definitely use her again! ” 

"I really don’t love having my picture taken, but it was time to update my headshot for my website. I knew that Jo took beautiful photos — and now I’ve had the fun of participating in her creative process…just the right angles, the right light and the right set up to bring out the best me in the final product!  Jo made me feel comfortable and through both the session and the editing process made sure I got exactly what I wanted."

“Jo was a delight to work with during my 4 year old’s cooking-themed birthday party! There were a dizzying number of kids covered in a mix of pizza sauce and chocolate syrup. I was so preoccupied with leading the party that I didn’t have a single minute to take a picture myself. I was beyond delighted with Jo’s presentation! The pictures were a collection of beautifully captured magical moments in time. No “say cheese” moments here. The photos were intimate and yet her presence was barely recognized. Start to finish, working with Jo was a true pleasure and we couldn’t have been happier.” 

“Jo has worked for me twice to photograph an annual fundraiser. She is always prompt, professional and does a wonderful job capturing the spirit of our event. She’s a pleasure to work with and the pictures always turn out amazing!” 


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