I scored over 4.9 and therefore made it to the final. There were 11 other photographers and sadly it wasn't my turn to win but to know that my couples were happy with my work and the service I provided is better than winning an award.
Here are just a few of the lovely comments and examples of the natural, unobtrusive photographs I have taken over the last 12 months.
Many thanks to everyone who voted for me, it was fantastic just to be a small part of your special day.
'Ruth Mitchell was everything we could have wanted in a wedding photographer - she took a mixture of posed and candid photos, moving among our guests with ease and quiet authority. The photos captured our day brilliantly without interfering or taking us away from the celebrations for too long, and the finished albums are beautiful.'
Ruth is an excellent photographer. She was great on our wedding day - hardly noticed her and she sent around and captured some wonderful moments and emotions. Good value for money. And great photos in the end. Highly recommended.
Ruth displayed a great level of professionalism as well as a friendly welcoming personality, who was very approachable, we were so happy with our wedding photographs and Ruth captured images that we missed which made receiving our wedding album even more special as we felt we witnessed all those special moments and were able to share these feelings when looking through our album to capture every moment.
Provided an excellent personalised wedding service, very friendly and put us at ease whilst been photographed. We now have a wedding photograph album to cherish and lots of great memories to look back on.
Ruth is a brilliant photographer, she made sure everything ran smoothly on the day and we couldn't have wished for better photographs of our wedding. Highly recommended.
Ruth Mitchell Photography provides an exceptional service. At every stage of the process from the first meeting to receiving our wedding album she was very professional while at the same time related with us on a personal level which made her very approachable and easy to get on with. On the day she organised everybody but remained informal and captured some very natural shots. All our photos exceeded our expectations and captured our big day perfectly.
Amazing photographs with an excellent turn around. We got to view our photos within a week and a half of the wedding, with a sneak peak at a couple the day after the wedding. Ruth is so professional, she brought calm to our household the morning of the wedding and we hardly knew that she was there the whole day. Ruth was so patient with us and she was friendly and chatty with our guests. She knew the venues in advance and therefore where to take the best photos which speeded up the posed photo part of the day. We couldn't have wished for a better photographer and we are so pleased with the end result. All of our guests commented on her professionalism, we would certainly recommend Ruth to anyone.
Ruth is an extremely passionate photographer who cares about her clients and made everyone at our wedding feel relaxed and equally important. Our photographs were perfect and captured everything that we wished for. The album is even more perfect and tells a story of our day in pictures. Ruth is extremely professional and delivers excellent customer service and a range of packages to suit all needs. Ruth thoroughly deserves to win this award..
Ruth Mitchell is a fantastic photographer that accommodates the clients every need. She has a very natural and relaxed feel to the day itself and made ourselves and all of our guests very relaxed! The standard of the finished wedding album is exquisite and the overall communication through out was exceptional! We believe Ruth deserves this award as she did not fail to deliver on a single promise she made and helped us relax and enjoy our special day! Would recommend to anyone!!
Ruth was a total professional throughout the day and took some amazing photographs. She made what was a very special day even more special by presenting us with an album which was like a fairy story. There were so many beautiful photographs to choose from that it was difficult to choose our favourites. We have our memories in our album to remind us of that day for the rest of our lives. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ruth to anyone.
Ruth produced some beautiful photos, each and everyone captured a special moment so sympathetically. Everyone looked so relaxed and clearly unaware that they were having their picture taken, which is exactly the result that we wanted to achieve. I felt confident that Ruth would deliver spectacular results but she exceeded our expectations and her presence throughout the day was calm, relaxed and unobtrusive whilst being organised and professional - I was asked by a couple of people whether she was a guest, so she clearly blended in with everyone and no one felt uncomfortable having their photos taken by her. She managed to capture some relaxed and informal shots that represented the spirit of what we were hoping to achieve for our Wedding.
Ruth is friendly yet quietly firm, perfect for a wedding photographer! She did a fantastic job of our wedding photographs and many of my guests commented on how good she was. My sister has even booked Ruth as her wedding photographer! Most of all, she is a nice, normal person which cannot be said for all wedding photographers!
Very cooperative to our needs on the day. Very unobtrusive and takes lovely natural photos.
We absolutely love our photos, they are very natural and really capture the fun part of the day. Ruth got so many of the details of the day. Ruth was amazing, my husband was very very nervous and usually doesn't like having his photo taken, but Ruth made him feel totally at ease and by the end of the day was totally loving it. Have recommended Ruth to two of my friends who are getting married this year. Brilliant professional friendly service, quick turnaround on photos, they were there on a disk a week later. Ruth thoroughly deserves this award and could not recommend her enough.
I had to organise my wedding in Yorkshire from hundreds of miles away in Gloucestershire. Ruth was brilliant from first contact and incredibly friendly. It was an easy decision to make to hire her for our wedding day. She was fantastic on the wedding day, taking pictures in the background, making everyone feeling at ease and taking photos of every detail so we could remember everything from our special day. When the photos arrived we were so pleased, we loved every one. They were so natural and really captured the mood of the day, everyone laughing and smiling like they didn't even know the camera was there. Ruth also did lots of wonderful formal shots and some of us in the countryside which really captured why we chose the Dales for our wedding. The photos were perfect and will be cherished forever. I would recommend Ruth to anyone wanting natural wedding photos that capture both the essence of the day and the beauty of the surroundings. Thank you Ruth!
Ruth's photographs always capture the moment. When we spotted her work whilst visiting a potential wedding venue (Simonstone Hall, Hawes) we knew Ruth would be ideal for our Special Day. We were married at Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale over 70miles away from where Ruth lives but she still visited the venue before the big day. She is a pleasure to work with and deserves to win.
Exceptionally talented photographer that captures natural pictures.
Ruth really helped to put us at ease on our Wedding Day. She didn't boss us around at all and instead took lots of lovely natural pictures as the day unfolded. We found it very difficult to choose pictures for our album from the proof book which Ruth provided as they were all so great. Ruth answered all of our questions promptly (email) and put together a beautiful album which we will really treasure.
A massive thank you to all the couples who voted for me. It really means the world to me that I got to the final but it means even more to know that you were all so happy with you photographs - THANK YOU !!!!