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 producer at the BBC to start Bowery Productions and have never looked back. I am so lucky having Donald as my second shooter; we have been filming together for years and it works. He knows the things that mattered to him when we got married and I know what mattered for me and between us we have your day covered.

I absolutely adore what I do. I have been asked to produce TV many times, but how could I give up a job that allows me to work with great couples, film such happy events and – most importantly – film stunning dresses and the most beautiful shoes..? Never! 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.