Barefoot Photographer

Hobart, Tasmania
5 out of 5 from 14 reviews.
  • Wedding Photography

    Fashion Photography

    Baby/Children Photography

    Food Photography

    Event Photography

    Family Photography

    Landscape Photography

    Marine Photography

    Portrait/Headshot Photography

    Automotive Photography

    Glamour Photography

  • Barefoot Photographer is a professional photographer based in Hobart, Tasmania

    From Tasmanian destination wedding photography, through to children's portraiture sessions in Tasmania, my abilities and experience will make your next photographic need a pleasant journey.

    BareFoot Photographer Tasmania represents back to roots photography, much like the feeling of walking barefoot on dewy freshly mowed grass......the smells, the feeling, the story all captured by the senses.

    Our worlds are a cataclysmic mix of time-poor chores, digital distractions, and responsibilities that often cloud our ability to stop and accept the fresh air and emotion that surrounds us.

    Photography is but one way of stopping the world around us, by focusing and capturing an image that will last a lifetime.

    Forget the iPhone image with its over-done editing or the instagram flood of 'selfies' -professional photos are an investment and a way to look back at the effort taken to accomplish the actual event.

    Photography for me works at a similar level except I'm engaged to capture all the elements using my skills, equipment and post-processing to then tell the story - in printed form....sorry no smells can be incorporated :)

    As the Barefoot Photographer, I operate where the engagement leads me. Whether it be a destination wedding photography session in Fiji (Still waiting to do one but wouldn't the location be awesome?) or a family portraiture session in Southern Tasmania, I am available at short notice and can willing to travel.

    My studio is was originally located in Snug however I have recently relocated to Blackmans Bay and busy building a newer purpose built from which to provide even more amazing solutions.

    Blackmans Bay is approximately 20 km from Hobart CBD, southbound towards Kettering but just past Kingston. From portraiture and children's sessions to model portfolio enhancements and even 1950's pin-up model shoots.

    Whilst the studio is a safe and controlled haven, I like to hit the road, scout out decent and intriguing locations. This allows me to step out of my comfort zone and seek the rewards associated with location shooting. If this is your preference holler - I'm listening.

    I'm an accredited emerging member of the AIPP ( ) and am currently in the process of attaining full endorsement.

    Technically, I love to experiment with light, composition, form, and with digital post-processing to create unique results. It is my goal to create many different, original looks, and experiment with what can be achieved.

    As a photographer, I believe in bringing out inner 'model' whether it be a fashion shoot, child's portrait or an engagement photo session. My job is to extract that result using my skills and experience.

    For the past 15 years, I've been capturing images at varying levels of professional exposure. Mostly existing in the commercial and digital space, my photographic experience was originally steered towards products and their relevance on websites and other digital initiatives. The last 7 years has seen a natural progression towards people, models and children....with dogs a close runner-up.

    Currently, I specialise in:

    * Maternity & Baby Photography
    * Children's portraiture
    * Fashion labels
    * Portfolios for models, actors, and singers
    * Wedding and engagement shoots
    * Couples shoots
    * Food and generalist publishing engagements
    * Product and e-commerce specific
    * Pets (with a preference for K9's but anything that breathes can be photographed)

    Head on over to my website and the portfolios section to get a feel for what I can achieve - your feedback and ultimate commissioning is the end proof of my feel free to start a conversation today.

    I'm also pretty social and have a heap of social media accounts including

    If you wish to work with me, or make any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email me
    directly at [email protected]

    So the next time you are considering a shoot with a difference get in contact with me directly - recent projects have involved a bunch of different elements such as audio capture, post editing, video and even digital presentations.

    If your project is low on funding and I can see a fit with my portfolio I am happy to explore a TFP arrangement or donation of time.

    BareFoot studio also has access to some really talented make-up and hair stylists and if our re-touching needs to go to the next level we have really good people in that space - one phone-call

    BareFoot Photographer also has a complimentary entity managing the development and design of
    webpages, iOS apps and digital related solutions under the guise of . So
    when it comes to all things web related we have you covered with professional images and modern
    responsive digital presentations.

    OK - enough about me - what about your needs? - pick up the phone and start a conversation today, call the studio on 03 6267 9900 or my mobile on 0419999053.

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    2014 Sustainable Living Photography Awards (Hobart) , , Young Entrepreneur of The Year (Edith Cown University) , , National Business Operator Of The Year (Micro Business Awards) , , Emerging Exporter of the Year (WA Government)


    Wedding photography in Hobart, TAS, Fashion photography in Hobart, TAS, Baby/Children photography in Hobart, TAS, Food photography in Hobart, TAS, Event photography in Hobart, TAS, Family photography in Hobart, TAS, Landscape photography in Hobart, TAS, Marine photography in Hobart, TAS, Portrait/Headshot photography in Hobart, TAS, Automotive photography in Hobart, TAS, Glamour photography in Hobart, TAS

    Industry Affiliations

    AIPP - Australian Institute of Professional Photography, APS - Australian Photographic Society
  • Reviews (14)

    Jame H

    November 20th, 2013
    Barefoot Photographer (Jos) worked with us to capture the moments leading up to the birth of our first child and the weeks following the birth. We just got to see the last shots of our newborn and all I can say is WOW! He has a great eye for detail and put forward some excellent suggestions for locations, positions, backdrops, props and outfits. Although the shots with our newborn had its challenges, his professional approach and endless amounts of patience created a warm and relaxing environment which resulted in some truly magical moments being captured. Towards the end of the shoot when things calmed down, Joss persistence paid off to capture the money shot with our newborn quietly staring directly into mums eyes. I cannot thank him enough for the magical photos which came out of the shoot, they truly exceeded our expectations and reflected the emotions and feelings at the different stages of our journey. All of our family and friends who have seen the photos have been extremely impressed. We wouldnt hesitate recommending the Barefoot Photographer to anybody seeking the best.

    Demi Griffithd

    November 20th, 2013
    My fianc and I did our engagement shoot with Jos and the experience was wonderful. Jos made up both feel completely at ease, his style of shooting is unique and his results speak for themselves. We couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome of our photo shoot and can't wait to see what he comes up with for our wedding!

    Binny Boo

    August 6th, 2013
    Jos is one of the most genuine photographers I have had the pleasure of working with. Every time we have worked together be it in studio or in the field we always have so much fun and he has an amazing ability to make you feel comfortable working with him not only on shoot but throughout the post production and release of the images. I have worked with him as a model & make-up artist and look forward to doing many more projects with this man.

    Andrew Reimer

    April 17th, 2013
    I have worked with Jose on several professional projects for my business. Still photographs, video productions, on site and in studio. Jose professionalism is augmented by his understanding of the digital marketing space and the application of photography to web-based solutions. His personal work for my family has impressed all of us.

    Claire Hunt

    April 12th, 2013
    I have worked with Jose at his home studio and on location for many photoshoots as makeup artist. He is friendly, approachable, down-to-earth and professional and his photographs are beautiful. It has been a pleasure working with Jose, who has welcomed me into his home, offered me coffee and pancakes and gotten a great result from each and every shoot. Thank you Jose!

    Jade Taylor

    April 12th, 2013
    Jose is not only skilled at his craft, but is also a warm easy-going person, who is easy to work with. His natural creativity and passion for photography shines through in every photo, and his lighting techniques are incomparable. I would highly recommend Jose for a professional photographic experience.

    Katelyn Groombridge

    April 11th, 2013
    Jose is a very professional yet fun and relaxed photographer who takes care of the small details most wouldn't think of. He is a fantastic photographer to work with and I would definitely recommend to others.


    April 11th, 2013
    Jose takes a very thorough and professional approach to his work, whilst also creating a relaxed atmosphere that brings out the best in his subjects.


    April 10th, 2013
    Jose puts the human into the photographer - he is down to earth and strips away your reservations in front of the camera allowing you to show your vulnerability and feel powerful in the image. The shots he took of our children have been worn out as screen savers and have etched images in our minds forever.


    April 10th, 2013
    I have been working with Jose on various photography assignments for our fashion boutique over the past 2 years. Jose has committed so much time, energy and effort into us and has been wonderful to deal with in every aspect. We have been absolutely thrilled with our end results and I would not hesitate in recommending him for all of your future photography needs.

    Paul Moss

    April 10th, 2013
    Top bloke, really cares about the client and what they are seeking from an engagement, great technically and overall a top service. Thoroughly recommended.

    Collee Chappell

    April 10th, 2013
    Jose from Baerfoots photographer provided a full crew and set up for a recent event tht required night shots and live stage shots as well. The images we recived are brilliant and we are proceeding with a photo printed book. Thanks Jose for the exceptional level of work and professionalism delivered to our event.

    Lou & Steve

    April 10th, 2013
    Barefoot was recommended to us by a really lovely florist. He came highly praised and in her words "he is one of those people who are really really good at their skill, but don't yet know it". I think she was right. So far we've only had one photo shoot of about 3, and when he took the pictures we wondered how, with 'that back ground' the photos would ever come out any good. When they were emailed out it gave us tears! The photo's are just amazing and we really can't wait to see the over all end results if the snapshot we've seen is anything to go by. Highly, highly recommended if your looking for something memorable, beautiful and different!!

    Mike Sandilands

    April 9th, 2013
    Jose is a jet. His attention to details brings out the best in the images to capture the essence of the moment. Barefoot and brilliant!

    Testimonials Submitted by the photographer


    Barefoot did an amazing job to handle my assignment given the special needs of my family - he was professional, focused and managed my two boys with incredible results...something thats never happened ina studio before.

    Nathan, Private Engagement (Wedding)

    Truly dedicated to his craft - made our planning and actual event one to remember...with the help of some really amazing photographs. His end album has to be seen to be believed.

    Rachel W, Private Engagement

    Jose helped me to plan my childrens shoot complete with styling, period clothing and an element of post processing never seen before. He is truly one dedicated professional and deserves this testimonial 100%. Go ahead call him you won't be dissapointed - I just wish I had found him earlier to help capture my three girls growing up.

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