Podcast #2: Joanna Brown on Authenticity in Wedding Photography, Redefining How Women Are Visually Represented, Being a Bride & Balancing It All

Photographer Joanna Brown by Laura Aziz

My guest this episode on the Love My Dress Podcast, is the wonderful Joanna Brown – a gifted British wedding photographer who resides in Brighton in the South East of England, and Normandy in France, where she’s renovating a beautiful property, alongside her young son, Fox, and fiancé, Andrew.

Joanna has been photographing for the past 30 years and shooting weddings for the last 13 of these. We met online, shortly after Joanna entered the wedding scene, and then went on to meet in person and get to know each other better when we attended the wedding of a mutual friend and colleague. Eventually, we would work together when, 10 years ago, Joanna photographed the contents of my book, Style Me Vintage Weddings, published in 2013.

(Lead image by Laura Aziz Photography)

Joanna has come a long way since then – her body of work, which has been featured in Vogue, The Together Journal, The Lane and of course, Love My Dress, has evolved into a truly exquisite collection of art that sensitively, playfully and timelessly portrays the essence of human connection, life and the pure moments of the joy that unfold on a wedding day.

Jo’s passion for sharing how she sees the world is infectious. She said recently, “My art is basically my heart in physical form. As long as my heart is still beating then I will continue to make art.” And through her 13 years of creating art for couples in love, she has remained unwaveringly true to her authentic self and unique perspective on life.

Photography Joanna Brown standing next to her horse.

In her own words, Jo is “committed to living a creative and abundant life full of colour, vibrance and adventure and carving out an unchartered path.”

I am so delighted to have had the opportunity to join Joanna in conversation and share her wisdom, insights and personal story with you.


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.