rye, new york photographer specializing in newborn + family photography

Meet Jo Bryan

Hello!

The first thing you'll notice when we chat on the phone is my accent! I'm British and moved from the UK to Rye, NY in 2005 when my kids were 5 and 7 years old. Fast forward to 2021 and I still have my accent, although the kids lost theirs within a few weeks of arriving! We're now US citizens, my daughter graduated college in 2019 and is a Registered Pediatric Dietitian, and my son graduated college in May this year - how did that happen?! Believe me, the empty nest comes around quicker than you expect so don't wait to capture your growing children.

We're incredibly fortunate to live in this beautiful part of New York with the Long Island Sound, Rye Town Park, Edith Read Sanctuary and Marshlands Conservancy right on our doorstep, plus many more locations in nearby Connecticut. Each season offers a different, but equally beautiful backdrop for an outdoor session with me!

If you don't live locally I'm more than happy to meet you at your favorite location so just let me know and we can discuss during your session planning.




I believe...

They are perfect the way they are and don't need to be 'posed' or surrounded by props. Babies, gently wrapped or full/partially naked, are in charge during their session and plenty of time is allowed for feeds and diaper changes! 

newborns

There's nothing more important than capturing family connections, whether candid or gently 'directed' by me. It's not unusual for me to get teary-eyed while editing session images as I come across those special connections and moments. The in-between hugs, the smiles and laughter from kids goofing around, and the random signs of affection captured when no-one is looking. I feel privileged to capture and 'freeze' these moments which remind us that "photographs are the great pause of life".

Families

Kids should be encouraged to be themselves. It's not about the smile - if they want to then great, but the most important thing is to let their moods and personalities shine through.

children

Capturing the real you so you can connect with your clients!

Enjoy a relaxed and un-rushed session as I guide you through natural poses that will leave you feeling more confident about being in front of the camera and happy with your images.

With social media being such a huge part of our lives, our digital identity has an important role in promoting our personality and professionalism so it's important to make the investment in you and put a face to your brand.

headshots

Our children grow way too fast and before we know it they've flown the nest, so please get in touch and allow me to preserve some special memories for you, and them. They will definitely thank you for it. Watching kids thumbing through their session image book makes my heart sing every time!

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