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Best of 2020! Ten amazing wedding stories in just two minutes

December 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Want to know what I got up to in 2020?  Quite a lot considering!

Just press PLAY for a two minute showreel or scroll down the page to view the images at your leisure: Jenny Rutterford Photography | Best of 2020 weddings!10 wedding stories from 2020 in 2 minutes

 

I am a storytelling wedding photographer.  I capture moments.  Mostly candid, completely unposed moments of pure emotion.  Laughter and happy tears.  Reportage photography that documents your day in the way you want to remember it - real and heartfelt.

 I observe unobtrusively.  I look for (or create) the light.  Then I watch and anticipate.  It's what being a documentary wedding photographer is all about.  And I absolutely love it.

 

 


 

That was 2020.

Yes, 2020 was a bit of a weird one.  But happily I was still able to capture ten wedding stories.  And if I was worried (and I'll admit that I was!) that my photojournalistic style would be compromised by the smaller numbers and other Covid restrictions, I needn't have been.

I kicked off my wedding season in early March with a pre-Covid wedding with 50 guests (small by normal standards, but by far the largest of the year!), spent April to June on the phone, trying to help my couples to reschedule, then got the camera back out for a run of small weddings from July to December.  I went to the beach, to the woods, to three of my favourite local barns and even a castle.   If you hover over the images below, you can see a brief description, including the venues where each photo was taken.

 

And how is 2021 looking?

As I write this at the end of December, all of my weddings have been pushed back until April at the earliest, after which I'm hoping we'll be well on the way to full vaccination and ready to have an amazing Summer!  If all goes to plan, I'll be heading back to five of my regular Sussex barns and favourite beaches both locally and in Devon.  New venues for me include Brighton Music Hall, three different vineyards in Sussex and Hampshire, plus the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Technically I'm fully booked for 2021, but may be persuaded to squeeze in a couple more if the dates work out and my schedule doesn't get too crazy.  I still have dates available for 2022 and have just opened bookings for 2023.  So if you love these images and would like your day captured in a similar style, please do get in touch.  I would really love to hear your plans and get to know you. 

 

Could I be your Wedding Photographer?

The images in this video (and below) are just a few of my favourites.  It's important to me that every couple who books me really understands how their wedding will be captured, so I've tried to ensure that my selection is truly representative of the storytelling approach I take to each and every wedding I capture. 

Do head over to my Portfolio to see more of my style and if you think we'd be a good fit, please click here to request a brochure.

Jenny x

 

 

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Thanks for viewing!  If you're planning a wedding for 2022 or 2023 and love my relaxed style of wedding photography, please do get in touch! I really look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 


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