Review from U2 2 (The worlds no.1 U2 tribute)
U2 2 are the world’s longest running U2 tribute, with over 24 years experience, spanning 1200 concerts. The band have been photographed by Jo Allen on numerous occasions across different U.K. venues. Jo is a consumate professional who exudes a friendly nature. Her work and effort is always second to none and she is a clear asset to any event. From a band’s point of view, Jo manages to capture live performance really well. Never intrusive, yet always managing to capture intricate shots. Having looked over Jo’s portfolio, we can recommend her work for all manner of styles needed.
Jo has taken photographs for us on two occasions, one in a more formal setting and one at my son’s 5th birthday party. Jo is very friendly and professional, and nothing is too much trouble! She has brilliant, original ideas for some superb photos. Jo is so good with children and makes them feel relaxed which, in turn, produces some fabulous, natural photographs. I would highly recommend Jo Allen Photography and I very much look forward to meeting up with Jo again in the near future. Thank you Jo for our amazing photos which we will treasure for years to come.
Jo did our sons christening photos and we couldn’t of been more happy with them. Friendly reliable service and would highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks again Jo!
Jo did a fantastic job photographing our wedding, especially as neither of us are fans of the camera! The photos flowed really well and she really put us (especially the photophobic groom) at ease and got some brilliant pictures despite the venue not been the most photo friendly. The photo screen and props on the night was a massive hit with our guests, I’d highly recommend. Thanks Jo x
We have used Jo Allen photography on a number of occasions snapping precious moments of our baby daughter. She is great with kids! Will be using her again in the future. Would highly recommend. Very friendly and professional.
Our band u22 have known jo for a few years now and I have to say she is one of the best photographers we have ever had the pleasure of working with. She truly has the knack of capturing live performances and just right moments. Over the years she has produced some magical shots of us & we hope to continue to work with her for many more years
Ste AKA Adam Clayton u22
This is One very professional snapper and brilliant lady
Jo will go that one step further to make your occasion even more memorable.. for weddings, christenings, birthdays she snaps the most natural pics.. would highly recommend x
Jo has done the photography for our wedding, our children’s party’s and our youngest daughters cake smash for her 1st birthday.
I have recommended Jo to many people and will continue to do so.
Jo is very friendly, brilliant with children and very professional.
I have always been very happy with our photos and look forward to many more occasions for Jo to capture.
(“Stars in their Eyes” winner, Singer with Achtung Baby and The UB40 Experience)
I first met Jo during my Achtung Baby (u2 tribute) years. In fact I was first introduced to Jo’s work before i was introduced to her and it was her work that told me the first thing about Jo and more importantly her work!
I just started seeing these images on social media and thought “wow that’s a cool picture of the band” and thought maybe it was the venues photographer that had taken it ? But it wasn’t just a standard image that you’d normally get from your average venue photographer. No, these were different. More detailed and you could see there was more attention to detail. I also noticed the quality was far more superior than the average shot !!
I remember thinking “wow if we get offered these pictures there gonna cost a fortune” but to my surprise no they were offered free to us because Jo just wanted to perfect her art and was more than happy to use us for practice lol So we were more than happy to be used in such a productive and positive way as a lot of those photos helped us to promote ourselves in those days.
On meeting Jo i kind of expected a classy character because you just can’t create that quality of work without having something special about yourself ! and i wasn’t disappointed. Jo was warm and very unassuming and was only interested in you and what you did. She rarely talked about herself or her work and that didn’t surprise me as in my opinion Jo’s work speaks for itself. It really is that simple.
There would suddenly be a text before a big show and it would be Jo asking if she come along and take some shots? “Yes of course please do” would always be the answer. Then after a brief hello etc she’d be on it non stop working the angles and doing her thing!
I introduced Jo to UB40 sax man Brian Travers a couple years ago and she photographed a show we did with him in full black and white images which were amazing and I’ll keep forever, she worked without fear and wasn’t intimidated at all by her company and surroundings that night just the perfect professional you’d expect producing that quality of photograph.
All in all a lovely open friendly human being who transfers her persona into her work, not intentionally but quite naturally !!!
In a word “ stunning”
After nearly 16years of being together, me & Nick set a wedding date!! I had Jo’s number passed to me from a lady I know…after only speaking to her over the phone, she sounded great! We arranged a meeting where Jo came round to meet us & have a chat, instantly she made me feel comfortable & happy for her to be such a big part of our special day. From start to finish Jo was amazing!! Such a great lady. Not only before & on the wedding day but also producing the most amazing pictures for me & nick to keep for ever & remind us how fantastic the day was. A massive thanks to her always!
(“Stars in their Eyes” winner, Europes no.1 tribute to George Michael)
I’m absolutely blown away by the pics! I’m so picky when it comes to my publicity and there are defo some money shots in there! You’re a talented lady! I’m doing a theatre tour from November so these will feature for sure and I’d like to hire you for studio work if possible too! I feel as a George fan you know how to capture his profile just right!
Jason and Claire Wall
We had jo as a photographer at our wedding
And would definitely recommend her to anyone she made us feel so comfortable when having our photos done she was so friendly she was like part of our wedding party we had an amazing day and can’t thank jo enough for all her hard work and an amazing job she did with our photos and what a lovely lady she is
FiL Straughan – Quite possibly the best Luther Vandross tribute vocalist in the world!
10 stars for personality, capturing a moment and just being sooo soo sooo soo koool…. WOW !!!
Oli Jobes of The Lost Notes
Some beautiful live photos – a real talent
Mike and Kelly Weale
Now the madness has calmed down we would like to say a massive thank you to our amazing friend and even better photographer for making our day truly amazing. You captured our day perfectly and we will treasure these moment forever. You made everyone feel comfortable and the kids adored you.❤️❤️xxx
Great addition to our party, so many props to choose from and we were able to get some great group shots in, jo and her husband were amazing and really freindly. jo was very helpful in helping me select the perfect package. highly recommend.
Steven Collazo (Lead Singer of legendary group Odyssey)
Amazing photographer! She captured some moments from one of our live shows that are so appealing to the eye you can almost hear the music… We use these often for our publicity and get lots of compliments for her work. Highly, HIGHLY recommended.
Jo was our photographer for our wedding. She captured some amazing moments and delivered us stunning photos. She is lovely and makes you feel so comfortable we felt like we have known her for years. Jo goes the extra mile and puts so much time into planning the best photos. Thank you Jo! xx