Jenny Rutterford Photography
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I am a qualified and award-winning Sussex-based photographer, who will tell the story of your day passionately and creatively through beautiful, natural images that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
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 25, 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.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Clemma & Matt Leary
Married in November 2015
So talented at catching just the right moment!
Hi Jenny, We have been going through all of our photos so apologies for not writing this sooner but we are just so bowled over by them all! We cannot express how over t...
Michelle & Dane
Married in May 2016
Amazing talent for capturing 'moments'
When we first met Jenny it was like seeing a long lost friend. She put us at ease at the engagement shoot where my 'hubby to be' actually relaxed in front of a camera! J...
Sophie & Ben
Married in July 2016
I cannot recommend you highly enough - thank you!
I just wanted to let you know that we’ve looked through all of the photos and are so over the moon with them! As you know I greatly dislike having my photo taken, but yo...
Ellie & Jamie
Married in March 2016
Totally in love with our wedding photos
"All I can say is we are so totally in love with our wedding photos which really captured the greatest of memories. From the inclusive engagement shoot, to the running ar...
Sarah & Pat
Married in May 2016
Fantastic wedding photographer - highly recommend
'We are absolutely thrilled with our wonderful set of wedding photos, they capture our day perfectly. Jenny was so calm and unobtrusive,working incredibly hard to record ...
Carly & Mark
Married in May 2016
A truly fabulous set of photos for us to cherish
"We found Jenny to be friendly, professional and flexible to our requirements, allowing us to have the photography tailored to our needs. Her photos told the story of ou...
Location & Contact Details
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, England
Live in Sussex? I'll happily come to you, or we can meet for coffee half way. Further afield? Please do get in touch and we can figure out the best way to meet.
Nearest Train Station
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (4)
Rock 'N' Roll Bride
Your Sussex Wedding
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Licentiate of the Master Photographers' Association
Industry Awards (3)
Best Wedding Image - Runner Up, PTO 2016, Sponsored by The SWPP
Silver, 2017 Master Photographers Association Regional Print Awards
Preferred Supplier List
What is your most memorable wedding?
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!)
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, story-telling, natural, emotive, unobtrusive
What about your business are you most proud of?
I was recently shortlisted for the 2018 TWIA South East Wedding Photographer of the Year. This means a great deal to me as it was uniquely voted for my 2017 wedding couples. I was also proud to be awarded Silver in the Master Photographer's Association 2017 Print Competition (South East Region). However, 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 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 the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The image that would mean the most to you.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Just embrace it and have fun with colourful umbrellas or wellies - oh, and try not to worry about your dress getting dirty
Describe how you got into photography.
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 25 couples I work with each year find me through personal referral.