Lovely boy, funny, cheeky, hardworking'.... 'thanks Nan I'll take it from here' .... 'you missed out professional!'
Hi, I’m Jools Hart, born in South West London and raised on the London/Surrey borders, let's just say a while back… remember Swap Shop, Spangles and Marbles?
Professionally qualified photographer and a Member of the Master Photographers Association, my certificates sit proudly alongside my 33-yard Swimming Certificate, god those pools were cold.
My childhood was great, long summers, freezing winters, two older brothers, a sister, Look-In, Action Man, weak orange squash, penguin biscuits, banana sandwiches and hiding behind the sofa when Dr Who was on. School was cool, just a place to hang out with friends and laugh, I wasn’t very academic and rubbish at spelling (thank the lord for autocorrect). Art was my thing but they wouldn’t let me do it every day which I found odd.
16 and the big wide world beckoned followed by 25 years of (London Commuting) working within the creative industry, printers in Tolworth, a graphics company in Soho, Top Reprographics in Russell Square, National Newspapers in Wapping…. Professional football coach (yes I know diverse), then Photography.
I’ve also been surrounded by imagery, whether it was dad the architect, grandad the painter or through work, retouching endless images or just being dragged around art galleries as a kid.
I love lifestyle photography and capturing the moment, it makes history, distinctive and timeless, I love to people watch and love to watch life, grabbing that moment through the lens. Always working at a top-level has influenced me to produce high standards of work, this influence has helped carve my philosophy which is always to create that one image which speaks volumes about life and that I can achieve this in a professional but relaxed fun, natural atmosphere. (god I went all serious there)
I've been told I have a creative eye, must run in the family... the creativity, not the eye but I did have an uncle Claude from Margate who had a wooden leg
I’m Piscean, travelled the world, never skied, have two boys, love a cuppa, a chat, shepherds pie, apple pie and golf… oh and I had a near-death experience but God wasn’t ready for my poor sense of humour.
Let's get together and put the kettle on
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I take the utmost pride in my work and the service that I offer. I will always commit giving all my clients 100% professionalism to achieve customer satisfaction.
'Jools is a wonderful photographer and a kind, warm and highly professional individual. He could not do enough to make sure that our wedding was captured beautifully in pictures and the service he has provided has been excellent. We are so happy with the photos and would highly recommend Jools to you.'
Sarah and Jim
HIGHLY RECOMMEND We we're looking for something different for our engagement shoot and we asked Jools to help us with ideas and location. We couldn't be more happier with the photos, especially the black and white ones. They were really natural looking and full of emotion. Jools made us so at ease throughout the shoot. He was really professional but so easy going, wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Paris and Dan
REALLY GREAT PHOTOS AND SERVICE Jools did a great mini shoot with my son and our two dogs. He spent an hour on Oxshott Heath with us and produced some wonderful photographs. Really pleased and will definitely use him next time we have family photos done.
A true professional from start to finish attentive to what pictures we wanted and made sure everything about our special day was Perfect. Captured us all in fantastic joy and happiness. Could not of asked for better, as Jools did it for our wedding. Thank you so much. from Caroline & John
Jools captured perfectly the joy and excitement of our daughter's 21st birthday party. We have a lovely selection of group and informal pictures which is exactly what we asked for. Countless friends have commented on our "amazing photos" . The shoot was particularly challenging due to a very dark marquee but this was no obstacle. Furthermore, it all felt effortless and Jools blended in without interrupting the festivities. I would throughly recommend him as an event photographer.
Fabulous! Jool's captured every moment without anyone knowing he was there! Will always be using Jools for my events.
Jools takes pride in his work. He showed kindness, patience and enthusiasm throughout the shoot. Was delighted at his skill in suggesting backdrops and capturing the moment. Hence he produced such beautiful natural photographs that I will treasure
Jules was great, really listened to all the shots we wanted and got some lovely ones of all our close family and friends ! Couldn’t recommend him more ! Thank you so much for capturing our memories perfectly ! Jenny and Tim
Had a portrait shoot at Rufford Abbey as a 21st birthday present. Jools made it so much fun and photos were brilliant, definitely recommend him!
My husband and I saw a beautiful picture of Denbies Vineyard, taken by Jools, where we often walk, at Jools Hart's gallery in Leatherhead town centre. Jools arranged for the exact size we wanted together with the frame. We have just hung on our lounge wall where we have recently moved and it looks fantastic and is a pleasure to look at. The service was great and Jools informed us of the progress of delivery. Would certainly use his company again.
The professionalism that Jools showed throughout the night was nothing but exceptional. Jools captured my other halfs surprise birthday party brilliantly on two of his professional cameras. He worked around the numerous groups of friends & family and engaged in conversation with everyone there. The final photos were brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend his service to anyone looking to celebrate an event such as this!
Really love the pictures. I bought 2 and loved them so much I bought 2 more and so did my friend. Clearly a very talented photographer and would highly recommend him. I have recommended him to many friends and work colleagues.
I held a party to celebrate my 50th birthday, Jools attended the whole evening, capturing natural shots of the guests. The photos show the fun and great atmosphere enjoyed throughout the night! Really pleased with the pictures. Would highly recommend 😄
Needed some professional headshots for acting and musical work. Jools was great to work with, came round to my house to do the shots which was very convenient. Quality and style of photo's exactly was what I wanted, nice and relaxed and not looking staged. And the finished results were not over touched up, so retained the natural look.
We were looking for something a little different from the standard studio shoot, and Jools came up trumps, with an outdoor woodland setting. The quality of the photos produced was really outstanding, and everything was arranged without fuss in a short time. Jools claims to capture the essence of his subjects, and I wholeheartedly concur with the success he had with this on our shoot.
Had a really good time shooting with Jools today, friendly and a great experience whilst having a giggle. Stunning photos. Would highly recommend!
Fantastic, pics turned out great .highly recommended
Jools is very professional and immediately puts you at ease. You were very patient with our newborn twins and we absolutely love the photographs- thank you, thank you, thank you!
Had a fab experience with Jools very fun shoot and loved the photos very creative.