honest storytelling, made for the heart







honest storytelling, made for the heart



If you're here, then you're probably looking for a photographer or videographer for your upcoming wedding or elopement. If so, congratulations! This is such an exciting time for you, all the planning is starting to get underway and I'm sure it's all beginning to feel very real. Choosing your photographer and videographer is often one of the most important decisions when planning an event, but don't worry, I'm here to help. 

You might want to choose Familiar Joy if you're looking for someone who can be unobtrusive, while still capturing all the most important parts of the day. If you want someone who won't make you pose for ages, but instead captures the natural atmosphere of your event and the real story; someone who understands the celebration at heart and creates work that reflects that joy, then you might just want to read on...

Videographer & Photographer

based in northern ireland, specialising in


"Jo made every effort to prepare with us in the lead up, cared about every little detail I had told her about and made sure to capture them. On the day Familiar Joy were fantastic, disappearing into the background but capturing everything just perfectly!"

✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

- Gemma and Emmett

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Hi! My name is Jo

and I'd love to help capture all the memories of your wedding

Here are some things I also love - 

・my husband Patrick (and our cat Fergal)
・board game nights that go on far too long
・exploring the rivers of Ireland in a canoe
・chilling out to indie folk music
・a good Indian takeaway
・and the fact that my job is documenting the best days of peoples’ lives

more about me

Love is always bestowed as a gift -
freely, willingly and without expectation.
We don't love to be loved;
we love to love.

- Leo Buscaglia

recent journal entries

Fun filled wedding at Larchfield Estate

An intimate lockdown wedding in the Mourne Mountains

North Coast Elopement in a Tiny Private Church

A family centred wedding in Millbrook Lodge