Journal



Just an ordinary morning

Hi, It’s Jo… and this is a little new, but we wanted to be more ‘us’ on here….. so here goes! I’ll start again.. Hi, I’m Jo, I’m James’ other and we take pictures together…Me and my two crazy and equally loving boys have slowly landed in the house with James and Chief.  Our lives have changed hugely in the last few months and everyday since Christmas we’ve been saying, things will calm down soon, once we’ve got this done, and that done…. but the other day, we just said, this is mad… and fast and from the moment we wake up a child, or a dog… are in your face….but we’re ridiculously happy we’ve made it here and have all these things happening around us! We laugh a lot more, we have music nights where James educates us on all kinds of music, we go for early morning walks in the fog spotting the lambs, Have a friday morning dance party before school , we go to work, talk a lot, laugh a lot (there’s a theme!) and pass out most nights at 9pm!

One of the things I’m more aware of than anything is that we only really get once chance at this… and I want to have those seconds, all of them. I’ve met the most incredible guy and everyday is literally an adventure, and I just know that we’ll make the best out of it that we can.  There’s no point having it any other way. So here’s some pictures I took one morning…

 

 

 

Posted
April 12, 2014

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Personal

Going the Distance

Posted
April 10, 2014

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Personal

One morning in Paris

We went to Paris to meet an amazing couple and then the morning after their shoot we went for a walk, safe to say that we love Paris.

 

Posted
April 8, 2014

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Personal

Tom + Jess

Posted
March 31, 2014

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Engaged

Helen + Ben Married

We had the best day yesterday and it feels really good to be shooting weddings again. These two have been together for 11 years and spending time with them honestly feels like they’ve been together 6 months. They got married at the awesome Manchester town hall, if you haven’t been there, please try it’s such a beautiful building. And then they went onto another old Manchester building for the reception at Stock restaurant and when we left them they were pretty much on the dance floor, dancing the night away! Having had a first look at the pictures from yesterday I really can’t wait to share them with Helen and Ben when they get back from Honeymoon!

Posted
March 29, 2014

Category
Married

Band of Skulls

It’s definitely a Band of Skulls kind of morning!!

Posted
March 26, 2014

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Personal

Laetitia & Stephane | Paris

Posted
March 23, 2014

Category
Engaged

Lingerie | James Melia Photographer

Yesterday we shot some lingerie

Posted
March 20, 2014

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Portrait

Lisa & Ben | Manchester

Single frame from Lisa & Ben’s shoot, can’t wait for their wedding!!

Posted
March 18, 2014

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Engaged

Obsessed with Luna

Just a little bit into this at the moment from Bombay Bicycle club, Luna, her voice is something else!

Posted
March 11, 2014

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Personal

Jenna & Mikey

Jenna and Mikey ventured up north to meet with us, we had a relatively lazy and ordinary sunday with them, drinking tea, eating nice biscuits and having a pub lunch! To be honest it was just really great to get back into things and have that moment when we remembered  how much we totally love this!

Posted
March 6, 2014

Category
Engaged

Little ones

Posted
March 4, 2014

Category
Portrait

Cults

New discovery the band Cults, absolutely in love with this song. Definitely a good alternative winter song. Pretty cool video too. Footage is from the 1967 art pop noir film, “Col Cuore in Gola.”

Posted
February 23, 2014

Category
Personal

Laura & Richard

A Cath Kidston, ruby coloured, huge laughter filled day for Laura & Richard!

Posted
February 12, 2014

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Preview

Victoria & Darryl

Victoria & Darryl have that really simple kind of love, we saw it from the first time we met them, it’s like they’ve been looking for each other for years and now they’re found each other.. they pretty much have big smiles on their faces all the time. Sweet smiles and giggles from Victoria and the kind from Darryl that just tells you that he knows he’s the luckiest man alive and he’ll do anything to make her happy. Their wedding was a few days before New Year and what a new year it will be for them.. a new year, a new life. They are expecting their first incredible little persons arrival in 2014! Congrats you two!

Posted
February 10, 2014

Category
Married

Our little adventure to Boa Vista

Posted
January 30, 2014

Category
Personal

Golden SX70

Posted
January 16, 2014

Category
Personal

A new addiction to Pale green ghosts

Sorry about the possible innapropriate lyrics.. but it’s worth it!

 

 

Posted
January 14, 2014

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Personal

Emily & Henry Married

Emily and Henry are a pretty cool couple! We met them in the very cold february of this year, when we all sat eating cheese and pickle sandwiches in their warm and cosy London home! The wedding was all about their infectious happy personalities and it was really clear to see that everyone in the room loved these two and we’re so happy to see them married that day!

Posted
December 12, 2013

Category
Married

Volcano Choir

My new favourite

Posted
December 5, 2013

Category
Personal

Leo

Posted
December 2, 2013

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Portrait

Jenn

Posted
November 27, 2013

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Portrait

Peter & Jayne

A very happy man!

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Category
Married

Freyah

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Category
Portrait

Essi – Polaroid

Posted
November 13, 2013

Category
Instant Film

Amy & Doug Married

Posted
November 11, 2013

Category
Married

Sarah-Alyce

Posted
November 8, 2013

Category
Portrait

Jenny & John Married

Jenny and John are in an instant of meeting them, like the friends who’ve been with you since you were at school… and they’ve pretty much been together all that time too. Their wedding day was a total joy to be a part of….All about their family and friends, all of them interconnected strongly through the time they’ve spent together growing up.

Posted
November 7, 2013

Category
Married

Ailyce

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Category
Portrait

Bear’s Den

Last night we went to see Bear’s Den at the Deaf Institute in Manchester with friends, we’re now totally hooked!  Incredible, just such an incredible sound.

Posted
November 5, 2013

Category
Personal

Peter & Jayne

Posted
November 3, 2013

Category
Married

Penny & Giles

We met Penny and Giles for a walk in the woods one Sunday morning.

Posted
October 21, 2013

Category
Engaged

Daughter

Tonight we’re going to see Daughter and bloody can’t wait!!
Definitely one of my favourites from this year.

 

 

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Category
Personal

Subia & Jayes Married day one

Subia and Jayes were married in three different, but equally as beautiful ways.We couldn’t get over how these two looked over at each other through the whole day!  Here is a little look into what happened on their first day of celebrations!

Posted
October 16, 2013

Category
Married

Lanterns on the Lake

We went to see Lanterns on the lake last night, they where pretty amazing.
Happy Wednesday!

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Category
Personal

Michelle & Adam

Images taken at Gods own Junk Yard….. an amazing place, go see and help them keep the place alive!!

Posted
October 14, 2013

Category
Engaged

Emily & Tom Married!

Posted
October 13, 2013

Category
Married

My new love – Polaroid land camera

Recently I started taking an old Polaroid land camera (104) to weddings and well, everywhere. I’m sure I’m late to the party with lots of other photographers using it already…. but I’m not them, and it’s so much fun! Here’s a couple of prints taken of Hannah & Jonny… as with any film it holds so much more value than a digital print, not that there’s anything wrong with a digital print!!

Posted
October 11, 2013

Category
Instant Film

Emma & Simon Married

Emma and Simon made us laugh from the minute we met them! It’s funny how busy life can be but as soon as you see someone again you can remember instantly little details about them..,  Emma is from the Lake District and is amazing at Vintage wedding styling and she has has a totally infectious laugh, which she does, a lot! Simon is an Aussie, tells great stories and has a slight obsession with vegemite. These two couldn’t be any better matched and when you just watch and listen to them together, it’s hard not to accidentally stare a little bit. They married in the village hall at Watermillock.

Posted
October 10, 2013

Category
Married

Jessica – Major Lazer

A little obsessed with this at the moment, happy Tuesday!

 

Posted
October 8, 2013

Category
Personal

Jodie & Lee Engaged

These two got married this last weekend and it was amazing!!
Here’s a couple of images from their engagement shoot.

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Category
Engaged

Polica – Love

Really loving this!
And what an awesome video…
Going to go see them in Feb anyone fancy joining??

Posted
September 25, 2013

Category
Personal

Jonny & Tamsyn Married

Such an amazing couple we even made friends.
The full wedding will be hitting the journal a little later!!

 

Posted
September 24, 2013

Category
Married

Ben & Jen Engaged

We went on a little adventure to meet Jen & Ben & so so so looking forward to their wedding!!
To see the full gallery of images click here.

Oh yeah and I’ve got complete glasses envy!!

Posted
September 13, 2013

Category
Engaged

Impossible Project Film

Love this film and the imperfections it brings.
Polaroid SX- 70 Land Camera Model 2
Impossible Project PX-70 Color Film

More of my instant film here.

Posted
September 10, 2013

Category
Instant Film

Deap Vally

You know sometimes you hear a band on the radio and then you hear them on the internet and then you see them on Tv  and then and then….. Pretty amazing track & love the video.

 

Posted
September 9, 2013

Category
Personal

Living Creatively

This is the way to do it, i think, … make as much as I can count, experience moments, make memories, feel the raw and real, notice and listen to the everyday and the beautiful.
It’s not always easy, of course there are times when everyday things are just…. everyday and need to be done.
But on the whole I know I feel so much more alive when i’m excited about pretty much most things around me.
It’s a way of seeing things that makes the difference, noticing the light and the way it falls on our everyday moments.. in my mind I capture creatively… which helps me to stop and to see things as they happen.

All images taken on my iphone out and about, edited using VscoCam (more…)

Posted
September 5, 2013

Category
Personal

Bears Den

Amazing band & a new-ish discovering!

Posted
August 29, 2013

Category
Personal

India

One of my favourite things about impossible project film is that it can be a little unpredictable, sometimes in a good way. This is photographer and good friend India Hobson shot with an sx-70 – px-70 film.

Posted
August 27, 2013

Category
Instant Film