About Joanna

I’ve had a love affair with film since ever I can remember and took the first step with a BSc degree in Multimedia and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism; with my first real job as an on-screen reporter in the newsroom of STV.

After deciding I really wanted to be a programme-maker; I took off to London to work for GMTV and then went on to produce a wide range of programmes and documentaries for BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV and Channel 4.

bowery productions family

Spending six weeks in a car crossing America with Russell Brand, working on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, travelling across South Africa with acclaimed photographer Rankin, travelling through Eastern Europe for a series with Kirsty Wark, and getting a bunch of stolen flowers from Philip Schofield from the set on This Morning, I had more than enough stories to entertain my friends and family for years, and decided I’d rather make wonderful wedding memories instead.

I met my second camera shooter and wonderful bag-carrying-husband Donald after spotting him as an actor on television – as my chat-up line was: ‘I fancy you off the TV’. It’s a miracle that we actually got together!

When we got married, we really appreciated the importance of a wedding film. For me, it has always been about the couple, the family and the day. I didn’t want to look back on just us; I wanted to see my family and friends and also re-live the moments I had missed and the moments I was too excited to actually take in.

When my little boy Oscar was born, I finally gave up my staff job as a tv producer at the BBC to start Bowery Productions and have never looked back. I am so lucky to have Donald as my second shooter; we have been filming together for years, and it works. He knows what mattered to him when we got married, and I know what mattered to me, between us we totally have your day covered.

I absolutely adore what I do. I still produce and direct documentaries for TV, but with weddings, I have a job that allows me to work with great couples, film such happy events, see the most stunning dresses and film the most beautiful shoes..?  To me, it’s the best job in the world.

The things I love…

Mad Men, Gregory’s Girl, yoga, malt whisky, dark chocolate, reading, the Bowery in New York, fashion and of course filming.