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.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

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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

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
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
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Natalie & Sam
Married in November 2019
June 2016
We are over the moon that we chose you!
Hi Jenny Thank you so much for our amazing wedding photos! We absolutely love them and everyone we have shown have said how lovely they are.  When we first met you we really liked your style - we wanted a relaxed feel with lots of natural photos and feel that you really captured that and showed the emotions of the day really well. Lots of people said that they didn’t even realise you were there!  We’re really happy with how the photos have turned out and are over the moon that we chose you as our photographer. Thank you again! Natalie & Sam 
Sophie & Steph
Married in 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
Emma & Simon
Married in August 2019
June 2016
We can't praise Jenny enough
We can't praise Jenny enough. She arrived in the morning and stayed with us for 12 hours. She mingled with our guests so subtly, that we hardly noticed her at all. She also has an amazing talent of putting you at ease when taking our 'bride and groom' shots - they are so natural. We have just seen our stunning photos and feel like we've just relived our day all over again. Emma & Simon
Anna & Kath
Married in August 2019
June 2016
You are truly brilliant!
Before the day Jenny was determined to understand our vision, likes, dislikes to ensure intuitive adaptations. She met in advance for engagement shoot, travelling out of her way to ensure we had the location we dreamt of, and the day before the wedding explored the venue with us to seek out special spaces. The day was manic but she never showed stress or pressure. There was never a formal or awkward moment and she was fully engaged for 14 hours. She went above & beyond, even shooting in the sea, who does that?! Jenny, your service and photographs are outstanding and worth every penny. We couldn’t have asked for a more intuitive photographer, you are truly brilliant. Anna & Kath
Sarah & Jason
Married in August 2019
June 2016
We feel very lucky that we found you!
Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for capturing our special day so perfectly.  We feel very lucky that we found you! The photos are so magical and we still can't stop looking at them. Thank you again, Love Sarah & Jason xxx
Hannah & Andrew
Married in 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

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, England

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
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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?

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.