Welcome to the website of Essex Wedding Photographers  Steve and Jo Yates


Your details, your emotions, your day

Two widely respected wedding photographers Essex based Steve & Jo have both developed an extraordinary eye for detail in their combined 35 years experience as wedding and portrait photography specialists.

Jo is one of the few photographers in the UK who has attained Fellowship of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, she has an unrivalled ability to photograph weddings  in a documentary style, whilst still being able to produce stunning bridal and couples portraits. Steve is the only photographer ever to have attained two Associateships in both wedding photography and portrait photography on the same day.

They have extensive knowledge of many Essex wedding venues and as well as photographing weddings in Essex are happy to travel further afield, often working in London, Suffolk, Kent, Surrey as well as Jo’s original home, Northumberland and Newcastle Upon Tyne and Steve’s adopted homeland of the Lake District.

“Your details, your emotions, your day” is the ethos behind everything that we do at Studio Rochford, before, during and after your wedding. Delivering exceptional customer service is incredibly important to us, not just in terms of your wedding photography, but also in the way that we look after you both in the run up to your wedding and then afterwards, once you see your photographs and we start the process of designing the most beautiful wedding album for you. At every step we never forget that it’s about you and what you want.

With so many Essex wedding photographers to choose from both in Essex and beyond, making your decision is, we know, incredibly difficult, so we have designed our website to try to give you the best insight into what we can do for you, if you choose to work with us. Our wedding photographers Essex galleries are divided into four different categories that showcase our work. They are Documentary Wedding Photography in Essex, Creative Wedding Photography in Essex , After Dark Wedding Photography in Essex and for pure wedding inspiration our Wedding Details Gallery. In addition we have featured Essex wedding venue pages, so if you have already booked your venue, you can see how it photographs and if you haven’t, the pages may help you to make your mind up!



It’s always lovely to see what our brides have to say about us, but it’s equally as important that you know what they say too, so we have numerous Brides’ Interviews over on our blog. As well as asking whether they would recommend us, we also ask for recommendations for their favourite suppliers, so the interviews are a mine of useful information, particularly for Essex Brides! The blog also gives you the chance to see our most recent Essex wedding photography

As well as being two of the most accomplished Essex wedding photographers, Jo and Steve are both acclaimed portrait photographers. Jo’s Fellowship is in Fine Art Portraiture and as mentioned earlier Steve gained his Associateship for his critically acclaimed Moving Mountains for MS work. Specialising in baby and young children’s portraits, both Jo and Steve have received numerous awards for both wedding photography and portrait photography. You can find out a bit more about Jo and Steve and what makes them tick here.

Jo’s internationally selling Fine Art Dance photography is showcased at Dancing in Light

Steve’s award winning art nude portrait work in the stunning setting of the Lake District mountains can be seen at The Art Nude





Studio Rochford  300 Thundersley Park Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1AH

Telephone 01702 542842

E-mail studio@studiorochford.co.uk

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