rye, new york photographer specializing in newborn + family photography
This time last year Tom reached out to me about capturing the moment he proposed to his girlfriend, Chelsea. To say I was excited and nervous is an understatement! We met a few days before the day to scope the area at Tod’s Point in Greenwich, CT and decided to pick a quiet spot where the sun would be setting over the water behind them as he got down on one knee! The plan was for me to wait on a bench along the path until they arrived and then follow them and wait for the moment. Thank goodness I arrived early…..it was this day in August last year and everyone was out to watch the sunset! Tables were set up along the waters edge and people were enjoying a picnic dinner – right by ‘the’ spot!!!! I quickly texted Tom to let him know there was a change of plan and that the chosen spot would be super crowded. We decided I would wait in my car and watch for them to arrive, then follow them along the path until Tom found a quieter spot…..phew!!!!!
Romance was definitely in the air and Tom put so much effort into making this a special surprise and night for his fiancee. A night out at a local restaurant had been arranged and Tom made up a story about their table not being ready for a while and suggested instead of waiting they go for a walk on such a beautiful evening.
And you guessed it, she said YES and I captured the moment! The pressure was then off and we stayed for a while to take in one of the best summer sunsets of 2021 before the newly engaged couple headed to the restaurant to begin the celebrations.
I still get goosebumps when I look at these images! Wedding plans are underway for 2022 and I couldn’t be happier for this special couple. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness together!
"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!"
"Jo is fantastic! She did professional headshots for me, and I'm super happy with the results. I would highly recommend Jo to anyone looking for a professional photo. She was responsive and flexible, working with my schedule and adapting location as needed. She coached me on how to get the best, most flattering shot, and the photos were great!!"
"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!"
"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!"
"I cannot say enough good things about Jo. This past session was our 5th time working together and as always it was such a pleasure! She is very responsive both before and after the session. During the session she is engaging and always gets my sometimes reluctant little one to feel at ease and have fun. The quality of the pictures are beautiful and I look forward to working with her again and again to capture my family."
"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!"
"After pouring over all the images, I can honestly say they are the best family photos I've ever been part of. Jo 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. 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."
"I worked with Jo for my recent branding session and had a fantastic experience! From the planning stages to delivering my gallery, Jo was so responsive and professional. During the shoot she made me feel comfortable and confident and helped me pose to look both authentic and flattering! She really nailed my vision. The turnaround time was also excellent! I am so pleased with my images. They reflect my personality and brand perfectly. Can't recommend her enough!"