I am someone who believes I was born to create. I genuinely see it as my calling, and I think it might even be in my genes (my grandmother was an avid painter and so is my mother). I caught the bug at the age of 12, when I first started toying with Photoshop and getting into photography, and I now take photos almost every day. When I am not shooting weddings, I exclusively shoot on film (I’m the proud owner of around 40 film cameras), and I find joy in capturing the beauty of my everyday life, from the way the golden morning light reflects off my coffee cup to the little folds and stains on the paperbacks I carry with me everywhere. And I absolutely love film – the human, living quality of it, with its unpredictability and little imperfections.
I have an Art Foundation from the prestigious Falmouth University. I’ve had my images published in The Guardian, Digital SLR Photography and F-STOP, among other sites, and I have won awards for my short films. I currently reside in the beautiful Oxfordshire, living with my boyfriend in our remodelled van and living out my passion for traveling. I dedicate my summers to working at festivals and as a professional wedding photographer and often keep my winters for exploring as much of the world as I can.
When I’m not out photographing everything around me, you can find me in the shop silversmithing, making ceramics, illustrating, graphic designing and even tattooing (and in fact, you can find many of my creations, from jewellery to temporary tattoos, at my Etsy shop, JoellesEmporium)…If you are interested in seeing the rest of my portfolio check out Joellepoulos.com. When I’m not working on or developing my art, I’m still, well, making (I wasn’t kidding when I said creating was my calling)! I bake and cook constantly, as well as woodwork (I hand-converted my van into my home over the course of a year), play guitar and sew. Don’t let this overwhelm you though; I am extremely easy-going and relaxed, and I get along with everyone! I love a good, deep conversation; just give me an interesting topic and I’m your girl.