I am a freelance photographer specializing in action and documentary photography. Currently based in Olympia, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.   I strive for feelings of intimacy, authenticity and respect and work to bring out the values expressed by my clients in every image.

Before I turned to photography,  I spent more than a decade as an attorney advising state and local governments on how to solve problems related to the mental health, human services and criminal justice systems. 

My professional background continues to inform my photographic work and interests. I have a passion for furthering the missions of non-profits and community organizations, with a special focus on those serving veterans.  I advocate on behalf of veterans and suicide prevention, having lost my husband, a veteran, to suicide in 2011.   


"Healing Veterans,"  University of Washington School of Social Work/ Forefront, Seattle, WA (May-June 2018).

"Healing Veterans,"  Browsers Bookshop, Olympia, WA (December 2018-January 2019)

"Veteran Farmers: A Model of Successful Community Engagement,"  California State University,  San Bernardino, Office of Community Engagement, Ethics Lecture Series (October-November 2017)

Recent media highlighting my  2018 "Healing Veterans" exhibit documenting the work of veteran-led peer support programs can be viewed at this link: https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/veterans-lost-to-suicide-remembered-in-uw-exhibit/281-559287545

Clients and published work include:  Seattle Weekly,  Ooligan Press/author Meagan MacVie,  "Who am I to Stop It" (feature documentary Eleusis Films), The Chronicle of the Horse, On the Run Events,  The Mission Continues, Aspen Farms Eventing, Forefront, Northwest Fight Scene,  Flying Changes Magazine,  Fighthouse Promotions, USEA Eventing, Thurston Talk, Washington Prep Athletic Network, The Racing Journal, Eventing Nation, PCC Farmland Trust, Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB), Growing Veterans, Nine9Line Veterans Services, M Agency of Tacoma, Dapplebay equestrian clothing, TAISO fitness, Cadence Equestrian Performance Coaching, Morningside Disability Services, Community Employment Alliance,  Women's Climate Action Now, Washington Association of Counties, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.

Please contact me at joarlowphotography@gmail.com and (360) 561-1434.Follow me on Twitter @joarlow, Instagram @joarlowphoto and visit me on my Facebook page at Jo Arlow Photography.