About Jess + Rod…

Jess graduated in film photography in 2004, she shot her first wedding on medium format film in 2001. She was quickly recognized within the wedding industry for her beautiful romantic signature style when she became a full-time wedding photographer in 2011. Jess was nominated the ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ of the North East Region in 2015, and is named as one of the U.K’s Top Boudoir Photographers.  More recently she has been featured in the wedding blog that show-cases the worlds best photographers – JuneBug Weddings, she was chosen for ‘Editors Pick’ in Rangefinder Magazine (Summer 2015), and regularly gives expert wedding photography advise for a number of wedding magazines.

Jess’ life and passion is all about photography and wherever she goes her camera goes too, capturing life in detail, different places travelled, and adventures experienced.

Rodrigo has always had a passion for photography. He is a trained wedding photographer and business I.T Specialist (and he’s Brazilian), and their shared love of photography brought them together in the most unanticipated of ways. They married each other in June 2014 during an intimate ceremony and declared their love for each other whilst looking out to sea at Whitby with their nearest and dearest.

Both Jess and Rod are incredibly calmed natured and couples very often comment on their calming influence and say how thankful they are to completely feel at ease in Jess + Rod’s presence, especially on one of the most important days of their life. Jess is a perfectionist and pays great attention to detail. She is friendly and caring and puts 110% into everything she does.

Both Jess and Rod feel so lucky to be able to live out their photography dream and meet so many lovely couples, couples who put their trust in them and choose them to document their wedding day love stories (that will be told for generations). And they absolutely adore working together – they are the best team mates in life and work.

Together they travel all over the country and abroad documenting weddings, and have worked with some of the best vendors in the Wedding Industry within the U.K and around parts of Europe. Their work is consistently featured in top wedding publications such as: Rangefinder Magazine, WPPI OnlineJuneBug WeddingsStyle Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled, Magnolia Rouge, Love My Dress, Rock My Wedding, Wedding Magazine, You & Your Wedding Magazine, Perfect Wedding Magazine, Wedding Ideas, to name a few.



"Booking Jess Petrie Photography was without a doubt the best decision we made for our wedding day. She was the first wedding photographer we came across when we began searching. I immediately fell in love with her work and immediately knew I wanted our wedding photos to look like that. At first, we didn’t think we had enough in the budget; I was determined to have Jess so decided to give up my Manolo Blahniks and use the money towards the photography instead; Ben was stunned that I was willing to forego my dream shoes but Jess was so very worth it and now we have the most amazing photographs to look back on forever XX" ~ Amy & Ben