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"I am so so happy we hired Jo for our family photography needs this year! Jo is all around lovely to work with! She is warm, caring, friendly, laid back, and GREAT with kids! I have a 3 year old and 1.5 year old and was so blown away by Jo's suggestion to come to our home and meet our little ones prior to the session. It made such a difference having a familiar face behind the camera the following week. Needless to say the session was a little wild with two little ones, but Jo managed to deliver amazing family photos and such sweet action shots that really captured our children's personalities! I will cherish our photos forever and look forward to booking future sessions with Jo! I cannot recommend her enough!" ~ Erica

"I have 2 boys and we hadn’t had a family photo done since my first son was 1 year old (he’s now 6!). I reached out to Jo based on the local moms’ recommendations and I could not have been happier. Let me tell you, I left our session feeling sad and defeated. I actually cried because I felt like my boys were just impossible to get good shots of. They weren’t listening and they were being difficult. I just felt like we’d get the pics back and I’d be so disappointed. I WAS SO WRONG! Jo clearly knows what she’s doing. She sent me many many photos that were just gorgeous. It was so hard to pick favorites that when it came to making an album I told her to just do it because I now trust her immensely. I will use her again and again, and I don’t plan on waiting 5 years for the next one! Don’t hesitate, she is brilliant!" ~ Emily

"Jo is a special kind of photographer, she is warm, kind and super calm. She makes what at times can be a stressful “family” photo shoot a delight and most importantly she gets “the shot”. Jo can connect and work magic with the most reserved camera shy kiddo and pair that with a super flamboyant sister so that they both shine to create the most perfect picture in time that you will treasure for ever. My personal favorite talent of Jo’s is that she has an eye for capturing the intimate love of a family and capturing those precious moments. We have years of portraits taken by Jo and I look forward to many more." ~ Claudia

"Jo is amazing!! She really is able to capture the emotion and love between the people she is photographing. We had a wonderful experience working with her from start to finish and couldn't be happier with the results. We will absolutely use her again!" ~ Sam

"We were recently introduced to Jo and booked our first family session. After pouring over all the images, I can honestly say they are the best family photos I've ever been part of. She is as patient and kind as she is talented. Despite four rowdy kids ages 4-9, she was able to capture some of the most precious moments through her lens. She got multiple full family shots as well as individuals of each child and parent/child pictures and I love them all! Working with Jo was great and she made what usually is my kids least favorite family activity (family pictures) so easy! She's flexible, friendly, calm and makes everyone feel at ease. I will treasure all the photos she took of us this year and am looking forward to continuing to work with her well into the future." ~ Julia

"I cannot say enough good things about Jo. She not only took beautiful pictures of our family but also helped me the day of the shoot to style our outfits. We have two very active kids under 4 years and she still managed to capture some beautiful pictures!!! Jo will definitely be taking our pictures over and over again!" ~ Andrea

"Jo is so warm, professional and talented! Her energy was so pleasant and made all 7 of us very comfortable. I was hoping to get a few nice shots with my folks and of my girls but I ended up purchasing the entire gallery (100 photos) because there were so many beautiful shots. The photoshoot in itself was a special experience captured by the all the photos. Thank you Jo for this memory. I highly recommend Jo Bryan Photography for your next headshot, family photo shoot or special event." ~ Liz

"Jo has done a wonderful job photographing our family for the past several years, which is no easy feat. She is calm, puts everyone at ease and is fun to work with. She has the unique ability to capture rare emotions and special moments between my boys. Everyone’s personalities shine through in her work and her photographs are some of my most treasured assets. I couldn’t recommend Jo more!" ~ Christie

 

"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!" 

"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!" 

"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."

"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 was a delight to work with. She was prompt, friendly, and made everyone feel comfortable. 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! ” 

"We have done 2 family sessions with Jo (with 3 very difficult toddler and baby boys, mind you), and I just cannot properly articulate how wonderful our experience was. Apart from the amazing end product (I will treasure the images forever! It is magic that she produced these with the tantrums being thrown!!), it is Jo's unbelievably warm, easy-going, yet super professional manner that makes her, in my opinion, the very best. We have had 2 gift certificates to other studios in Westchester & CT, and nothing compares. We are loyal Jo Bryan clients and I look forward to the pictures of happy memories being captured in years to come!!" ~ Cristina

"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." ~ Lora

"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!"

"Jo is amazing! She has been photographing my family for years. She captures the personality of my children perfectly & is a joy to work with. I can't recommend her enough!" ~ Jen

"Working with Jo was such a relief! Finding it impossible to ever get my 3 active children to pose for a portrait, she instead captured them in their natural, playful form, which turned out to be the best shots. She was also quite flexible with scheduling and very helpful with edits. I would recommend Jo to anyone!"

"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!" 

"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’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! ” 

"Jo worked with my extended family to memorialize my mother's 70th birthday on a blazing hot Saturday in July. From the moment she arrived, Jo put everyone at ease. Corralling 9 children ranging in ages from 2 months to 16 years old is no easy task, but Jo managed to capture each child's independent spirit all while keeping a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The photos turned out beautifully, and I will definitely be calling her again in the future. Highly recommend!" ~ Margaret

"Jo is the utmost in professionalism but more importantly she is in touch with her client(s). I have used her in the past and will most definitely again! Highly, highly recommend!" - Ann

~ Thanks so much Jo! I love my headshots, you've done a beautiful job of capturing a natural look, just as I wanted. My husband really likes them too and he's my biggest critic!" ~ Kully

"Jo is so sweet and energetic. She was able to bring out my true smile. The headshot 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."

"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."

"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 and comfortable with Jo. 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." 

"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. 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." ~ Ann

"I couldn't recommend Jo Bryan Photography more highly! I was dreading having a professional work photo taken, but Jo actually made it enjoyable. Not only is she an extremely skilled photographer, but she also has a gift for making people feel relaxed and natural. Jo is also extremely professional--the housekeeping part of my experience was simple, efficient and best of all--I had my photos in less than a week which I felt was above and beyond. The only problem I had was that I had a hard time choosing." ~ Courtney

"I was so nervous going into my headshot session with Jo Bryan, but she had me at ease within minutes. She knew just how to find the right background and the perfect light. In the end she gave me tons of great shots to choose from, all of which felt natural and authentic. I am so happy that i found someone so professional and talented." ~ Annabel

"I recently had a head shot session with Jo for my new travel business. Jo made it incredibly easy and knew exactly what location and light was required to capture the fun, adventurous but professional essence of my business. Apart from Jo’s talent, professionalism and ability to make the sessions relaxed and fun - she manages to really capture the personalities of her clients. I am so happy with my pictures and highly recommend her!" ~ Soldi

"I just had Jo take some professional photos of me for my business website, cards and LinkedIn and they came out better than expected! She was very professional, skilled, friendly and all of the other qualities I was looking for in a photographer. I highly recommend her services for anyone needing a professional photographer." ~ Chris

"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."

"I cannot recommend Jo highly enough. She made everything easy from our first conversation to sending me the final version for my headshot. I had seen her work through the Front Steps Project and loved how she captured every family's personality (and with over 300 families, that is beyond impressive). After a posting recommending her for headshots, I knew it was time to reach out to her. She should be your first and last call." ~ Colleen

"Jo is a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and warm. Although I hate having my picture taken, she put me at ease. I am very happy with the head shot she took for my business." ~ Susan

"Great experience! Easy to work with. Efficient. I received my proofs quickly and my final product sooner than expected. Highly recommend and look forward to working with Jo again on another project." ~ Laura Lee

"Jo is amazing! She takes the most beautiful, natural pictures and was able to capture our brand in a few clicks.  I've been putting off having my headshots taken for the past few years but she made it into a fun experience, by bringing out my natural smile. We look forward to having her support our events and team headshots too!"

"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." 

"We worked with Jo Bryan Photography for a photo shoot while we were in New York. We decided at the very last minute that we didn't want to miss the opportunity and managed to connect with Jo by sheer luck and we couldn't be more thankful we did. Jo was a rockstar! Not only was she extremely well prepared and insanely talented but she also was completely willing to help us with some fun and crazy ideas. The photos turned out amazing and we had entirely too much fun shooting them. Over the course of a few hours we danced on bridges, climbed rocks, borrowed mops from city workers, sang with a choir, jumped down stairs, slid down handrails and met all sorts of fun people while trekking across all of Central Park and beyond. Jo was up for everything we had in mind an so much more! We loved working with her and cannot recommend her enough!" ~ AlterEgo Marketing

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