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Jo Stokes Photography

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About Me

My name is Jo-Ann ….but you can call me Jo! I am a globe trotting wedding photographer and am currently located between Dubai and Cape Town. But I will happily travel to wherever my camera and passport may take me. I am a lover of great company, beautiful landscapes and strong tea! I fell in love with photography many years ago as a young girl but the passion lay dormant until an Irish wedding photographer encouraged me to develop my talent. Sometimes all you need is a gentle push in the right direction! My gentle push happened 12 years ago! I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by men!! I have three very handsome sons (as their mother I think I am allowed to say this!) Hope they don’t read this, as without a doubt, they will kill me when they do. Luckily, I only have one sexy, ginger haired husband! He has been my rock and encouraged and supported me through my love of photography. And without a doubt, he has kept our life interesting to say the least!

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Wedding photography
Engagement photography
Couples photography
Family photography
Newborn lifestyle photography
Boudoir & Glamour photography
Travel photography
Honeymoon Photography
Matric/Senior Dance Photography

I also offer assistance with wedding timelines. Stylising of shoots.

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Lee-Ann & Alan

I chose Jo-Ann as my wedding photographer before I had even chosen a venue, dress or any other wedding-related service. That's how impressed I was with her talent - her eye for ambiance, intimate moments, gorgeous light. And she exceeded all of my expectations! Throughout the wedding planning, she was extremely helpful with suggestions, quick to respond to emails and highly professional. On the day, she was a calm, warm and fun presence. In fact our couple's shoot after the ceremony was probably the highlight of our day! And then when we got to see the final product, we were blown away with how beautifully she had captured it all. I simply have no words. I look at our wedding photos over and over, reliving and remembering, and when I do, I know that choosing Jo-Ann as our photographer was the best decision we made for our day.

Celeste & Marinus

I just want you to know that my passionate love affair with your photos continues… I honestly can’t stop looking at them. You have not only provided us with stunning photographs - your professionalism and attention to detail were absolutely outstanding. You captured such beautiful moments from our wedding and in doing so preserved beautiful memories. Each and every image is filled with emotion and love… I’m sure in years to come when the old grey cells need a bit more prompting we’ll only have to turn the pages of the album to relive the day. We would recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a talented, professional photographer who is a joy to work with and has the ability to put you at ease. I can’t wait to have you capture the next chapter of our amazing journey together.

Simone & Jens

Jo-Ann is the most talented photographer I have come across. I was looking for a photographer on line and amongst hundreds of other sites, her photos jumped out at me. And I am so glad I chose her to do our engagement shoot, our wedding and afterwards my boudoir shoot. The special thing about Jo-Ann is that she always allowed me to be in the moment without feeling a camera close up on me. That was very important to me on my wedding day, as our wedding was about being in the moment and enjoying it with family and friends. I hardly noticed Jo-Ann taking photos, but when I saw how she had captured the night, I was mesmerised. We took her whole wedding package which included a Boudoir shoot as a gift for my husband. I was nervous at first as I am not a natural born top model, but I am so very happy we did the shoot. Jo-Ann made me feel so comfortable and sexy and it wasn’t long before I started to smoulder. The photos are beautiful and tasteful and the look in my eyes say more than what I was wearing. I will treasure these photos forever as they a proof to myself that I am a beautiful and sexy woman and I totally own my femininity. And of course my husband is only too pleased to have such a sexy new wife, and the photos to prove it.

Gemma & Chris

I had two wonderful experiences with Jo-Ann Stokes. She did our out of the ordinary engagement shoot and she was very game for the strangeness of throwing power paint all over and wow did she manage to capture the most amazing photos. We then got to experience her brilliant photography at our wedding. Going out of her way to capture the most brilliant of memories. I would recommend her to anyone that asks as she is a fun person to get along with as well as knowing what she is doing to capture beautiful memories.


We met her via a referral, shortly before our daughter was born and we booked her for the new born shoot! She and her assistant were so good with our baby girl and she took the most beautiful photos!! We've used her about 4 times since that first shoot and not only will we recommend her to everyone we know, we will keep on going back time and again!! She's not only our photographer she's also become our friend, almost part of the family!! Thank you Jo-Ann for all the effort you put into every shoot, you truly are one of a kind and your photos are insanely beautiful!!

Candice & Graeme

Jo is an awesome photographer and we loved having her around on our special day. She's friendly and relaxed, but also very professional. It's so important to feel comfortable with your photographer, after all, they are sharing your day with you. Thanks again Jo, we're excited for our book!


I highly recommend the services of Jo Stokes. She is technically talented, but over and above those aspects she has an eye for the unique/unusual and the warm personality that leaves those in front of her lens comfortable enough to blossom in the moment.

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If you have any questions, want to know some advice, don’t be shy to  contact me! I would be super “stoked” to chat to you!


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