You can see there’s a reason why we’re behind the camera rather than in front of it!
A little about us…
Jo Tennant FBIPP
Newcastle born and bred – until 13, then transplanted to Essex – so a Geordie Essex girl, what could possibly go wrong?
I worked in the City as was the right of passage in the early 90’s before seeing the light and going back to college to study photography. Wedding photography is my business, dance photography my artistic outlet and practice ground. Combining the two together in the last few years has given me the edge, the extra that I always wanted to find for my clients. My work has never been better and I’m loving being able to give my couples everything they want and more that they could never have dreamed of. I never stop learning, never stop training, never stop trying to find you something more.
And in my spare time I’m now on the other side of the fence, planning my own wedding! I’m excited beyond words, and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life being Mrs Yates!
Steve Yates ABIPP
Born in Glasgow, made in the Glencoe, the Western Highlands, the Lake District, the Pyrenees, the Alps, the Himalayas and currently the North and Irish Seas. I’m a long time climber, but more recently I’ve been adventuring offshore in our sailing boat.
Photography is all I’ve ever done professionally. I have owned my own lab, and used to hand print black and white and cibachrome from there. I was a cruiseship photographer in the Caribbean and Central America and one of the youngest ever chief photographer’s, given my own ship after 6 months. During my photography career I have shot outdoor assignments for the magazines and a major sports agency, and photographed stories in Nepal for a London press agency, including shooting the Nepalese prime minister. Weddings have been my focus for the last 15 years. I describe my style as observational & documentary throughout the day, with a splash of creative contemporary added for the couple shots.
In my spare time, other than climbing and sailing I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, white water kayaking and on a quiet day reading, playing chess and real ale. On a really quiet day I’ve a wedding to plan!
BIPP Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2019, London & Essex
BIPP Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, London & Essex
BIPP Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017, London & Essex
BIPP Creative Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017, London & Essex
BIPP Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016, London & Essex
BIPP Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2013, London & Essex
MPA Documentary Wedding Photographer of the Year 2012, London & Essex
MPA Bridal Party Photographer of the Year 2012, London & Essex
MPA Under 5’s Portrait Photographer of the Year 2012, London & Essex
MPA Family Portrait Photographer of the Year 2012, London & Essex
MPA Under 5’s Portrait Photographer of the Year 2011, London & Essex
MPA Contemporary Portrait Photographer of the Year 2011, London & Essex
British Professional Photography Awards 2007, Winner, You & Your Wedding Brides Choice
Hopefully that’s helped to reassure you that behind the website there are two ordinary people, who just happen to be lucky enough to have two brilliant jobs and a lot of fun along the way. We’d love you to add to it! Contact us here, we’d love to know about your plans for your wedding day and we’d love to be a part of them!