Jenny Rutterford Photography

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I am an award-winning Sussex wedding photographer, who will tell the story of your day creatively and unobtrusively through fun, vibrant images that capture personality and genuine emotion.
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
I'll listen carefully to what you want from your wedding photography, and work closely with you both before and on the day to uniquely capture your wedding day story. By limiting the number of weddings I do each year to 20, I can take the time to get to know you personally, especially on our pre-wedding shoot. One of the main benefits of this is that I can tailor my approach on your wedding day exactly to your requirements - and in fact, many couples gain a much clearer idea of what they want from their wedding images after our pre-wedding shoot. It can really help you to understand whether you'd prefer wholly natural images or, for example, whether a bit of gentle professional direction makes you feel more confident. Getting to know you beforehand helps me to tell your wedding story with sensitivity to how you would like to look in your photos, and being mindful of any insecurities you may have. If, like many of my brides and grooms, you're a little camera shy, or feel you're not photogenic, you'll find that our time together will really help you to relax and feel confident on the day itself. Need more convincing? Please do read some of my client testimonials. Above all, it's important to me that you really enjoy your day, and that will show in your images too. Without exception, my couples book me to tell their wedding story creatively and unobtrusively. Your story encompasses your guests, chosen venue and all the little details, just as much as the two of you. For most of the day, I stand back and observe people's interactions to obtain candid, happy images you'll love, and which will allow you to 'relive your day' again and again. And for your couple photos, whether you prefer a completely 'hands off' approach, or to take some professional direction, you'll look natural and not overly posed. My experience and understanding of light will ensure flattering photos whether indoors and out, rain or shine. Put quite simply, you'll love your images.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jenny Rutterford
First of all, congratulations on your engagement! I'd love to get to know you both and find out about the day you're planning. I'm based in Sussex, but always happy to travel if you feel I'm the right photographer for you. To get a feel for how I could capture your special day, please do take a look at my images and read through some recent client testimonials. And if you'd like to know more, simply get in touch with your date and venue, and I'll email you my brochure with all the details.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(62)
(62)
Hannah & Andrew
Wedding: July 2019
June 2016
We can't thank you enough
Dear Jenny Thank you very much for being such an amazing photographer for our special day.  It was a pleasure spending our day with you.  You were so relaxed, warm and friendly and really made us feel so relaxed throughout.  We shared the start of our married life with you and you documented it so beautifully.  We can't thank you enough! All of our love, Hannah, Andrew and Socks xxx
Sophie & Steph
Wedding: August 2019
June 2016
Very responsive and listened to our ideas
Jenny was excited to be a part of our small wedding from the beginning. She listened to our ideas and presented the pictures to us beautifully. Jenny was very responsive to questions and kept to her time frames and offered links to advice. We are very pleased with our final pictures. Sophie & Steph
Jamie & Peter
Wedding: July 2018
June 2016
Our photos are incredible!
Jenny was our photographer for our wedding this July, and all I can say is that our photos are incredible. Jenny completely understood what we wanted to capture on our day, and did it so perfectly. The pictures really told the story and it made us relive it. They are vibrant and interesting and caught hundreds of beautiful moments. We are so glad that we chose Jenny, and we'd like to thank you again for getting it so right!
Sarah & Tom
Wedding: June 2019
June 2016
So creative - we couldn't be happier
Thank you again for popping round the other night. We couldn’t wait to look at them all so spent the rest of the evening going through them, it really was like reliving the day! We don’t even know how you got some of the shots, they’re so creative and we especially love how the emotion of the day is clear in every single picture. We couldn’t be happier with our photos, you have done an absolutely incredible job and we’re so happy to have such special lasting memories of our day. Thank you so so much. Sarah & Tom
Lindsey & James
Wedding: June 2019
June 2016
She is an outstanding talent
Jenny made us feel so at ease on our wedding day. She is an outstanding talent, and we were over the moon with both our photographs from our engagement shoot and wedding day. She captured some truly special moments which we will treasure for our lifetime and beyond. Thank you Jenny!! Lindsey & James
Kathryn Longhurst-Wood
Wedding: November 2017
June 2016
Amazing! Our photos are gorgeous
AMAZING!! We couldn't of asked for anything more, you were so calm which made us feel relaxed. Family and friends have all commented on you calm nature and how you felt like family. Our photos are gorgeous. Thank you

Brighton Amex Wedding Fair

22nd March 2020
Pure Events Wedding Fair at the Brighton Amex stadium
Location & Contact Details

Address

Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex

Travel Notes

Live in Sussex? I'll happily come to you, or we can meet for coffee half way. Further afield? Let's talk on the phone instead!

Nearest Town

Brighton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Shoreham-by-Sea

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (3)

Diva Magazine
Rock 'N' Roll Bride
Your Sussex Wedding Magazine

Industry Awards (2)

Silver, 2018 Master Photographers Association Regional Print Awards
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Just embrace it and have fun with colourful umbrellas or wellies - oh, and try not to worry about your dress getting dirty, you'll only wear it once!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

If forced to choose one, it would have to be the wedding of Jo and Anna, who tied the knot on Lusty Glaze beach in Cornwall. After the ceremony, the two lovely brides ran straight into the sea wearing their amazing wedding dresses! Waterproof camera at the ready, I literally immersed myself fully in the waves to capture the most incredible and unique images. Truly exhilarating! (and, as a result of those images, I'm happy to be returning to Lusty Glaze twice in 2018!)

What about your business are you most proud of?

Capturing 2 brides knee-deep in the Atlantic Sea (I was fully immersed!)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Be true to yourselves. Decide what's important to you both, and don't feel you need to follow tradition. Chose suppliers you relate to and feel confident with - especially those who'll be sharing your entire day with you!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Photography has been my passion from a young age, and a five-year relocation from Sussex to Miami with my husband and two young children in 2007 gave me the opportunity to take the plunge and turn it into a career. Ten years on, and specialising solely in weddings, I’m proud to say that many of the 20 couples I work with each year find me through personal referral.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Creative, story-telling, natural, emotive, unobtrusive

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

I want my couples to feel very comfortable and confident on the day, so to help you we'll get to know each other on your fun and super relaxed pre-wedding shoot. Many couples book 18 months to 2 years in advance, and I'm there for you from the moment you book with me for questions, help or simply to share photo ideas to try on the big day. Because I choose to work with just 20 couples each year, I love to get to know each of my couples really well and really do become a part of your day. Many guests assume I was friends with the couple long prior to them getting married!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Every time I receive lovely feedback from my couples I feel pride that I've been able to give them such happy memories of this special time in their lives.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

The image that would mean the most to you.