JESS & ROD
Jess has over ten years experience in the wedding industry. She shot her first wedding in 1999, and graduated with a degree in film photography shortly after. She has worked for the press internationally and has taught art to young people and adults in large groups. She also mentors and runs photography training workshops for like-minded individuals who are looking to improve, or who are just starting out on their photography journey.
Jess is an artist from the inside out, creativity and ideas are what motivates her, and she loves taking time out to go hiking and be amongst nature.
Rodrigo’s background is in web-design and product photography. He loves to travel and has lived in many different parts of the world. He has always documented the people he has met and the places he has been through the lens. He is very much a ‘people person.’ He joined Jess as a second photographer in 2013, and as the saying goes ‘the rest is history.’
Rod loves to travel, and he is a proud drone pilot, he also has a go-pro camera which he takes everywhere! He runs to raise money for charity, and he loves to listen to Jazz.
Jess & Rod live and breathe creativity and they are true believers of who you choose to share your time and experiences with is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, which is why they understand (and don’t take lightly) the responsibility of capturing and documenting each day they are invited to using their skills and artistic vision. You can view their wedding portfolio and read more about their working style here.
“You both have an amazing natural gift and ability to capture stunning and creative images and make it look easy. The relationship you both have with your camera is strong and innate, and you clearly know just how to work with the light, play with your locations and understand your subjects in any circumstance and get the most out of any photographic opportunity. And yet, it feels that it goes beyond your cameras, to your understanding of people, relationships and capturing beautiful moments.” ~ Hayley Reeves (bride)
Martha Stewart Weddings, RangeFinder Magazine – New York, JuneBug Weddings (featuring the worlds best wedding photographers), Rock My Wedding, Wedding Sparrow, Style Me Pretty, Grey Likes Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Magazine, Brides Magazine, and more…
BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY BY
Jess also specialises in creative boudoir photography sessions, which are aimed at empowering women at a variety of times in their lives (including pregnancy). She has been featured with the Boudoir Collective and has had her boudoir work printed in RangeFinder Magazine New York, she also won the 2016 International Portrait Photography Contest for the Boudoir category. She has been featured in a number of issues of Femme Rebelle Magazine, and recently spoke about her boudoir photography business over at ARC in Vancouver, BC, last October (2016). You can see her boudoir work over at www.beautifullyundressedboudoir.com
Keeping strong ethics
Jess & Rod believe strongly in running and maintaining an ethical business. Not only do they provide every one of their customers with an outstanding service, they build strong lasting relationships with them, and with all who they choose to work with. And they are always looking at ways to be kinder to the planet.
Jess & Rod are also big believers in good community spirit and send a proportion of their print sales to HARC Homeless shelter in Sheffield each year (who run volunteering projects to help the most vulnerable at Christmas time: http://www.harcsheffield.org.uk). Rodrigo regularly gets involved with charity runs, and has raised funds for Weston Park Children’s Hospital, amongst others. He has also recently cut his long locks to provide children with wigs who have lost theirs during cancer treatment. Jess auctions off her photography at events to raise money for various charities and she is also part of the Butterfly Wishes Network – where she volunteers her services taking family portraits for those with terminally ill children.