Diep and Dzung wedding banquet

Diep and Dzung started the celebrations for their wedding before the ceremony. Why have only one wedding day when you can have several? 

I met with the bride and groom at a Holliday Inn in East London where they were getting ready. Some of the groom's closest relatives were there to help and Alicia Vu was doing Hair and Make up. 

The party headed to Regent's Park, North London for a photoshoot and then to the amazing Yi-Ban for a most sumptuous banquet. 

Mr and Mrs Smith — A wedding in central London

Petra and Jeremy got married in the stylish York & Albany, a Gordon Ramsay pub in trendy Camden, North London.
Soon after our arrival at the location, I started photographing Petra getting ready while the second shooter covered the groom. 

The ceremony followed in a private but beautiful room with seats just for a few family members while other guests waited (and partied) in the pub downstairs!
After the ceremony, the bride and groom joined all the guests for an afternoon and evening of pure joy. 


Runarchy commercial — Behind the Scenes

Last April I shot the Behind the Scenes for #Runarchy, a very cool sportswear brand launching their online shop in September!
The commercial was directed by Anna Radchenko, shot by Annette Remler and produced by Edvin Dubrovskiy. The video was shot at East London Studios.

It was great to be on set with such a great team!! Looking forward to more opportunities with the same crowd.


The video can be seen here :)


Dir: Anna Radchenko
DP: Annette Remler
Producer: Edvin Dubrovskiy

1st AD: Linute Remeikaite
2nd AD: Pedro Rilho
1st AC: Ryan Parkins
2nd AC: Mahalia John
Gaffer: Noah Furrer
Spark: Peter Kehoe
Spark: Rob Shears

Production Design: Felix Coles
Art Director: Luis San Martin
Construction Manager: Tom Watson
Props Master/ Stand-By Props: Ross Davidson
Make-Up & Hair: Yulia Yu
Make-Up & Hair Assistant: Yanan Xu
Stylist: Una Ho

Behind the scenes Photographer: Joana Saramago
Runner: Max Gabbay
Runner: Recce Gibbins
Runner: Anastasia Polner

Editor: Sugga Suppiah
Colourist: Jason Moffat
Online Editor: Av Bains
Text Design: Irina Hasselbusch

Soundtrack by KIMMYBEATBOX


Alzira — A Fado singer in London

It was yesterday that the singer Alzira performed at the Portuguese Love Affair Deli in Columbia Road, Hackney, London. With Alzira played two amazing fado guitarists, Ricardo Martins (on European tour) and Álvaro Vinhas. 
It was a very nostalgic evening for me. It brought back memories of Lisbon, old kitchens, grandmas and everything I miss in general.
Fado does this to you and you only realise it when you stay away from home for a long time.

Pat + Rui = Love

I just sent the photos to the bride. She tells me that she's emotional and she can't stop looking at them. And this is why I love my job! 
Pat and Rui got married in a *beautiful* sunny day in December and I flew to Lisbon to do the photos. If you've never been to Lisbon before, this is what the Winter there looks like.
The photos shown here were taken after the ceremony, on a stroll down Avenida da Liberdade, one of the main avenues in Lisbon. 
I have to thank the couple for being so amazing and for trusting me entirely. It was a very special day that I got to share with them. I am very honoured!

This year's wedding season is about to begin. If you love my work and are getting married soon, please get in touch to book your photo shoot. I cover small and big ceremonies, in the UK and abroad. Just drop me a line using the contact page to know more.  


I also created a little slideshow that you can see here. Enjoy. :)

Women's March — London 2017

I'm so glad I could join this beautiful march. Londoners from all walks of life united in a beautiful feminist march against hate and bigotry. 

Portrait in Lisbon

I met with Sofia Tonicher, Head of Production at Midas Filmes for lunch at the recently renovated Palácio Chiado in downtown Lisbon, Portugal. 
We've been friends for many years and it's not the first time I photograph her. 
I saw an opportunity for a portrait when we saw the frescos. Such a classic setting with beautiful yet low key natural light, I had to take that chance.
We had been talking about Portuguese cinema and I think I took that as an inspiration.

Sofia Tonicher posing next to a fresco in Palacio Chiado, Lisbon — all rights reserved 2016©Joana Saramago
Sofia Tonicher posing next to a fresco in Palacio Chiado, Lisbon — all rights reserved 2016©Joana Saramago

Babis Alexiadis and Ron Arad's Curtain Call

Go visit if you can, the amazing installation Ron Arad's Curtain Call at the Roundhouse in London.
One of the artists, Babis Alexiadis (very talented animator!!) asked me to photograph his animation and so I did. It is beautiful! You are surrounded by magic! Just go before it ends!


And this is Babis, posing for my portrait. Thank you Babis!!!