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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.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
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
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Danielle & Vikki
Married in May 2018
July 2019
In two words... simply amazing!
In two words... simply amazing! We got married at Lusty Glaze beach in May this year and had planned a laid back wedding fitting for the location. Our photography neede...
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Pippa & Jonny
Married in September 2018
July 2019
Jenny was fantastic... we are so happy!
Jenny photographed our wedding at the end of September and from the moment we met her she put us at ease. She was warm and friendly and listened to exactly what we wanted...
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Sarah & Tom
Married in June 2019
July 2019
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 t...
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Harriet & Rob
Married in June 2019
July 2019
We are delighted with the photos!
Dear Jenny, Thank you very much for being so professional and capturing all the photos we requested! Thank you for being so amazing on our wedding day too - we are delig...
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Emily & Nicole
Married in April 2019
July 2019
Amazing! One of the best choices we made
Hi Jenny Amazing, amazing, amazing! We went through all the photos after you left on Friday and since then we have looked through them all another 3 times. They really ...
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Kerry & Mervyn
Married in April 2019
July 2019
Your warm and gentle approach put everyone at eas
We would like to thank you for the wonderful photos you took at our wedding. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you capturing our special day, leaving us will amazing...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, England

Travel Notes

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 Town

Brighton

Nearest Train Station

Shoreham-by-Sea

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

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

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
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FAQ
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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 awarded "Wedding Photographer of The Year 2018 in the South East" by the prestigious Master Photographers Association. 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!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

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

The image that would mean the most to you.

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

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

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, you'll only wear it once!

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 20 couples I work with each year find me through personal referral.