Surrey based entrepreneur, JoAnne Temple, has launched a new and exclusive photography experience which aims to celebrate and empower girls aged 4 – 18 years.
The new venture, Frank & Bloom, is a service designed for parents in the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire area who want to embrace their daughter’s inimitable personality, talents and character and capture it in timeless, natural and un-posed portraits.
The Frank & Bloom experience is unique in that it’s not only about creating visually beautiful images but about allowing girls to be free to be themselves, focussing on their interests, hobbies and personalities in front of the camera.
JoAnne, an award-winning artistic children’s photographer who has run a successful family photography business locally for 5 years, said: “Frank & Bloom is dedicated to girls being themselves. I’m hugely passionate about capturing girls just as they are. No airs, graces or pretence. I want to celebrate them for what makes them unique and, through my photography, help to boost their self-esteem.”
Explaining why the business is called Frank & Bloom, JoAnne said: “I want to encourage girls to be frank or honest about who they are because I believe they are at their most captivating at that moment. I’m all for celebrating diversity and freedom and want girls I photograph to ‘bloom’ – to feel empowered to show their individuality, their quirks and to let their character shine through.”
She continues: “Girls are photographed in a relaxed outdoor environment where they can be themselves. I want families to have images of their daughters on their walls that depict their true character and for the girl/s to feel proud to be different and empowered when they look at them”.
Jo encourages her customers to involve their daughters in the process from the beginning, so they are engaged and invested in what will happen on the day of their photoshoot. The girls can also choose to be featured on Jo’s website at the end of the process, a service she hopes will help to further boost their confidence.
By providing a unique photographic experience exclusively for girls, Jo believes Frank & Bloom can also address a wider subject matter than just photography, of relevance to parents bringing up their daughters in the 21st century.
She explains: “Frank & Bloom has a much larger purpose than just photography and I intend to use my blog as a platform to inform parents and girls of similar organisations or initiatives in the UK, who’s aim is to positively encourage and support girls of all ages.”
She continues: “More so than ever, there are some extremely important issues and challenges that girls are facing, particularly girls in their tween and teenage years. I hope to be able to tackle these more complicated and sensitive issues with the assistance of guest experts over time.”
“Whether through my photography experience or my blog, if Frank & Bloom can play even a small part in encouraging self-worth, contentment and confidence in girls then it has accomplished its purpose.”
Photo sessions are available across Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.
For more information visit: www.frankandbloom.com