Awards and Aspirations

As part of my on-going development, I continue to invest in training, mentoring and learning.  I'm an active member of several world-renowned photographic bodies, which deliver training via in-person and digital seminars, workshops, conferences, podcasts and competitions. 

I believe that regularly entering top level competitions has really helped me to challenge myself, push my creative boundaries and keep my work fresh.  Competing alongside the world's best wedding photographers is a fantastic learning tool, always humbling and aspirational.  And although winning is not my sole motivation for participating, I admit I am a competitive person, and it's always amazing when it happens!  


I am proud to have recently acheived professional awards and accolades with the following organisations:

MPA LicentiateMPA LicentiateJenny Rutterford Photography is a fully qualified member of the UK Master Photographers Association

Master Photographers Association (MPA), with whom I obtained my Licentiate in 2015.  I received Gold in the 2018 MPA Regional Print Wedding Awards and have also been awarded Gold, Silver and several Highly Commended accolades for images in the MPA montlhly competitions. 

In 2020 I was proud to be awarded Merits for three of my images in the MPA 2020 Regional Wedding Awards for the South East.

PKIR-award-badge-blue-1-272x600Photographers Keeping It Real Award Winning PhotographerJenny Rutterford Photography has won a PKIR award

Photographers Keeing It Real, an organisation which, as the name suggests, is 100% focused on documentary wedding photography.  I won my first PKIR award shortly after joining the organisation in January 2020.  The winning photo, which was one of my all time favourites, was subsequently nominated for Image of The Year. 

This accolade resulted in me being chosen as a Competition Judge for the first time in May 2020, not only a great honour, but also a fantastic learning experience.

Finalist of 2020 Wedding Industry Awards in South East Region2020 Wedding Industry AwardsJenny is a 2020 TWIA Regional Finalist The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) I was thrilled to be voted into the finals for TWIA 2020 South East Wedding Photographer of the Year.  Only my clients from the last twelve months were eligible to vote, so it's an acheivement I'm immensely proud of.  You can read more about my award here
This-is-reportage-membershipThis Is ReportageJenny won her first Reportage Award in June 2020

This is Reportage, one of the toughest international competitions out there for documentary wedding storytelling.  I was absolutely over the moon to acheive my first Reportage award in June 2020.

wpja_est_220_whiteWedding Photojournalist Association MemberJenny is accepted onto the membership of the WPJA diamond_black_1x_new_360Wedding Photojournalist Association Diamond AwardsJenny Rutterford has been given the WPJA Diamond Award for engagement photography Award winning photographer small weddings and elopementsWedElope Award from the WPJAJenny Rutterford has won an award for small weddings and elopments from the Wedding Photojournalistic Association

The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) approved me as a member in January 2020. Since joining I have acheived: 

  • 3 x WPJA Masterpiece Awards recognising excellence in photojournalistic wedding photography (all images from 2020 weddings)
  • 19 x WPJA Diamond Awards recognising creativity in engagement or pre-wedding shoot images.
  • 2 x WPJA WedElope Awards for excellence in small wedding and elopement photojournalistic storytelling, acheived for two of my recent small weddings in Brighton.  
  • 1 x WPJA TLC Award for candid, unposed images capturing true love and emotion
Shotkit featuredFeatured on Shotkit: The Gear of the World's Best PhotographersJenny Rutterford Photography is proudly featured on Shotkit

Shotkit - The Camera Gear of the World's Best Photographers  In January 2020 I was thrilled to be featured on industry-renowned site Shotkit.  If you're into photography equipment and so inclined, you can read my feature here! 


FI_250_YSXWFeatured in Your Sussex WeddingJenny Rutterford Photography has featured in Your Sussex Wedding Magazine

RockNRollBride_BadgeApproved Vendor for Rock N Roll BrideJenny Rutterford has featured on the Rock N Roll Bride Blog and is an approved supplier Diva Magazine Logo Diva MagazineJenny Rutterford has featured in Diva Magazine
In addition, my work has featured on many wedding blogs and publications, including most recently Your Sussex Wedding, Diva Magazineand Rock N Roll Bride.