Friday, 6 January 2017

The Kind Words - Wedding Awards, North Yorkshire Wedding Photography

Last year my couples were good enough to vote me in to the finals of The North Of England Wedding Awards and The Wedding Industry Awards , thank you to everybody who took the time to do this,  here are some of the lovely things they said about me :
 Ruth is an amazing photographer, she takes such natural photos and captures the day how you would like to remember it. Faces full of laughter and smiles with the people you love. Ruth listens to your requests and also provides advice if you ask her for her opinion on a particular idea. We chose Ruth to capture our wedding because she had previously photographed my sisters wedding and I was amazed at her work. Thanks to Ruth we can show our little boy the story of our special day for years to come and Ruth captured some stunning photos of him on the day that I will cherish forever. Ruth deserves recognition for all the hard work she goes to make amazing memories for families that they can keep for a life time!!

 We think Ruth deserves to win this award because she is truly fantastic! We couldn't have wished for a more subtle informal photographer, who made the day about us and not about her. I was very nervous and apprehensive about having my photos taken as I normally hate it but Ruth made me instantly relax as I honestly didn't notice she was there even though she caught every essence of our day. Photographs in weddings are so very important as these are the bit that you get to keep, we were so impressed with the shots and we often relive the day through those photographs with each other, friends and family. I honestly couldn't fault Ruth, she was perfect and we have the photographs to prove it!

Why not? Ruth produces amazing pictures and captures the moments we(bride and groom) miss. She is very unobtrusive and relaxed but extremely professional, you don't even know she is there clicking away taking amazing pictures. Ruth is very friendly and listens to what you would like from her and her work. The turn around from getting the proofs back to then choosing your pictures and receiving your album is also very quick. And the end result is beautiful and a perfect reminder of your special day.

We loved the style and quality of Ruth's photography - the natural and unobtrusive style that we wanted for our day. And upon meeting Ruth, knew she was the right person to be such an important part of our day.   

From the very first time we met Ruth, we know she was who we wanted to photograph our wedding.  Her calm and gentle nature reassured us that we would not have a photographer 'in our face' on the day.  Her focus is on relaxed, natural photographs rather than staged/set photos, albeit she was very flexible and happy to work with whatever we wanted for our day.  She is professional through and through, from first meeting and confirming arrangements for the day, through to final delivery of albums.  It's an exciting but nervous wait to see the final result, but we were delighted with the quality of the photographs. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ruth to any wedding couples looking for a fantastic professional photographer, who is caring, flexible and enthusiastic about providing natural, quality photographs of your day.

Ruth's photographs are amazing and really capture all the emotion of the day. She has a relaxed and calming demeanour that gives you confidence that she is giving you 100% attention, as well as making you feel that its one less thing to worry about. Ruth just blended in and enjoyed the day with us. Her photos evoke happy memories every day and we love to revisit our photographs all the time to have a giggle, cry and remind us of the love for each other and our families.   

Photos are truly beautiful, they capture exactly how we felt and Ruth just made us feel amazing. You could see the emotion and she just fit in!

Her portfolio is stunning, her attitude is brilliant and we love her work. We still keep up to date with her photos too.   

My husband and I found her as a recommended supplier from Bolton Castle. We met with her before we decided to choose her as our photographer. Her warm and welcome demeanour was exactly the temperament we wanted in our photographer. After we saw her wonderful portfolio we knew we wanted Ruth to capture our special day.   

Ruth Mitchell was such a joy to have on our wedding day. Ruth captured the day perfectly. She was professional and friendly, a very warm and calming presence on such a hectic day. We had a barn owl fly down the aisle with our rings and Ruth got a fantastic shot of the owl mid-flight, one of our favourite pictures. I am so glad to have the memory of our special day so beautifully captured.

Ruth was fantastic on our wedding day. Her attention to detail and customer care was excellent. We wanted someone who's photography was natural capturing our special day. All our guests comment on how they forgot she was even there taking photos. We have even recommend Ruth to our friends who have also booked her for their wedding day.

Ruth was fantastic from the moment we decided to use her. She completely understood that we wanted an informal wedding, we had been together for 36 years. She captured it beautifully and everyone who sees the pictures can see how well she captured the laughter and joy of that day.  Our little granddaughters who were bridesmaids were quite a handful while Denise was getting ready, but Ruth was so helpful and understanding, it really helped calm the situation down, and helped Denise to relax. During the day she was so lovely she became one of our wedding party and was not seen as the photographer, so the pictures she got captured the sprit of the day in a way I didn't think possible. Ours was not a large and fancy wedding, but Ruth's pictures were worth every penny we paid because she has given us and our family memories that we will treasure fir life.

My husband and I have just taken delivery of our wedding album and we're over the moon with how Ruth has captured our day perfectly. We're not really into posing for having our photograph taken, however Ruth made us feel relaxed (we didn't really notice she was there!) and that definitely comes through in our album.  The album tells the story of our wedding day to a tee, with lots of natural photos as a reminder of our amazing day. We would highly recommend Ruth, she truly is a talented photographer and has been a pleasure to work with.

We loved the relaxed style of photographs displayed on her website & she was highly recommended to us by the wedding venue.   

We couldn't have picked a better photographer for our day. My husband really doesn't enjoy having his photo taken, which I explained to Ruth, of course she understood this and she was great on the day. We gave her a short list of group photos that we wanted, just the usual family and friend shots and just a few of us on our own. she did exactly what we wanted. Half the time we didn't know she was there and ended up with some lovely natural shots. The photos that we ordered arrived only 2 weeks after our wedding in a beautiful wooden gift box and USB with all our photos on.  Highly recommended, great service, great quality and a lovely lady

Very friendly, understood our needs, knew the venue well and had some great photography packages.  

Ruth was a professional and approachable photographer to work with in the run up to the wedding and on the day. She makes a huge effort to ensure she captures a natural and relaxed feeling in her photography, with an emphasis on blending into the background whilst capturing the little magical moments of the day. The photographs, and professional albums, are a wonderful collection of memories from the day. Her work is to be commended.

We had a rather off beat, bohemian wedding in a large Church with only 20 guests.....the whole thing could have been a bit of a "non event" had it not been well planed and sympathetically handled. Ruth & video guy also documented drive out after in horse & carriage around my native Harrogate, middle of Sat afternoon shoppers fest! My parents deceased so we did this in memory so suddenly Ruth is responsible for on the move/traffic laden specific stops of houses,P.O.I from my past. Just brilliant!   

Some photographers seemed to have an inflexible/set approach and a few were downright iffy at being lumbered with us in our late 50's to capture nice shots!! Easier with the young and glamorous!! Ruth unfazed - given the poor subject matter to work with, we are bowled over with results! 

We attended a friend's wedding, where it felt like we hardly even saw the photographer. It was when my friend showed me her album where I just thought 'how on earth did she manage to capture these special moments when it seemed like she wasn't even there?'.   

We were so impressed with Ruth not only from the service on the day, but right through from first meeting, all communication up to the wedding, and the continued service provided after the big day. She was always extremely prompt in her response to any communication from myself. Just simply her relaxed but efficient style was what made us feel so impressed with Ruth.   

She is such a nice, easy going lady and her work was absolutely fantastic exactly what we wanted! Fantastic photographer!   

Ruth was absolutely fantastic from the word go! She came out to our home to show us some of the work she had already done and we fell in love straight away! As a couple who did not want posey photos. Ruth was absolutely ideal for us! One of the nicest ladies we have ever met! Her work is absolutely amazing and she always goes that extra mile to make your big day special! Cannot thank Ruth enough! So pleased with our wedding photos!   

Ruth you was amazing. You were so relaxed and we didn't even know you were there. The photos are fantastic and tell the story of the day perfectly. You made everyone feel relaxed and the photo show this as the photo are relaxed and natural. Thank you for your perfect work capturing the most amazing day. Would recommend Ruth 110% she's the best x   

I am a hairdresser and Ruth has photographed a lot of brides hair I have done. They have all been very happy with Ruth's worked and she is never pushy like some photographers I have worked with.   

From our initial booking to the big day Ruth was very helpful and quick at replying to any of my emails/messages I sent her. All of our guests were very impressed with Ruth and commented on how they didn't even notice she was there (in a good way) unlike previous weddings I have been to where the photographer seems to be either in your face with a camera or telling people where to stand. I loved how her photos were natural and unposed but she still captured all the right moments. thank you Ruth!   

Ruth came to our house and talked to us about what we wanted, she was very helpful and explained all the different packages to us. She done my friends wedding a few months before mine and has also done a few weddings that I have been hair stylist for so I knew how good she was.   

Because I live in Australia I kept in touch with Ruth via email and her communication before and after the wedding was brilliant. If I needed any questions answered she would reply very quickly. She sent me over a questionnaire to fill in as well so she knew exactly who everyone was on the wedding day and what group shots I would like taken. Ruth was very discreet and professional on the day. Her sense of humor and personality meant that everyone felt relaxed around her.

I saw Ruth's photos on a friends Facebook page and loved them.   

 I booked Ruth because of the natural way in which she takes her pictures. Neither myself or my husband are used to having our pictures taken, and wasn't keen on the idea of posing for photos all day on our wedding day. She has captured our wedding day beautifully.

When we first met Ruth, she was kind enough to travel to our home. She was so lovely from the first time we met her, and we booked her straight away. She was always in contact with us on the run up to the wedding and would respond to any messages so quickly. On the day of our wedding she really did make us both feel at ease throughout the day, as neither of us are used to having photos taken! She was so friendly and professional. I really would recommend Ruth to anyone.   

Ruth was a fantastic photographer. So professional and never asked us to do anything we didn't want to do. We requested a few group pictures and the rest of the pictures were all natural shots of us and everyone. They all turned out wonderful. All the pictures were quickly sent to me and the proof album. I'm currently picking the photos for the album but they are all so good, I'm struggling to decide. Ruth was a joy to have at our wedding.   

Ruth photographed a friends wedding and I was always looking at her photos online. I never even contemplated anyone else. It was the best decision choosing Ruth.   

I first met Ruth shortly after getting engaged at a wedding fayre at Solberge hall. I attended with my mum and maid of honour and to be honest felt completely out of my comfort zone. I saw Ruth's stand as a picture of a solider and his wife stood out to me, as my husband is a solider. Straight away Ruth was warm welcoming and very charming, I instantly liked her! She spoke around how she doesn't want people to stand for hours on their wedding day and have pics taken but wanted to capture moments! At that wedding fayre I had no idea of a venue never mind a photographer! But I added Ruth on face book and kept admiring her pics! After months of traveling around venues I booked Solberge hall the first venue I looked at and where I met Ruth. Many wedding fayre a later and so many leaflets and conversations with other photographers my mum told me I had to book Ruth before she was booked!!! On my wedding day Ruth came to my parents house where my bridesmaid and I plus parents where getting ready. I didn't notice Ruth was there apart from when we had lovely chats and some great banter. She was so unobtrusive and captured the most beautiful shots of the morning. Again at the church I didn't know Ruth was there apart from now and again seeing a camera lense behind a wall or a tree! On the day my husband was recovering from a broken leg and unfortunately on crutches. This wasn't a problem for Ruth, she captured amazing photos hiding the crutches and putting a few in for fun! When we arrived at the venue Ruth was assertive but fun and got the group shots done. Our particular favourite the full wedding party singing "I love you baby" while Ruth unscrewed a Window to capture the perfect pic! My guests commented how Lovely Ruth was throughout the day. From then on we didn't really see Ruth, but she saw us, every moment, every smile, every time we laughed and cried. I never knew Ruth saw these moments until our proof book came through! 100s of pics that just took us back to our day! Finally we decided on 130 pics that tell our story. They are perfect! We might not be but they are completely natural and show that real happiness is! On a random day off we received a delivery... "The album" and wow it was perfect! We cannot thank Ruth enough for capturing our day and giving us a album that is our memories forever. If you want a sincere, funny, witty, caring and professional photographer, Ruth is your woman!   

Ruth was nothing less than exceptional capturing our big day. Her communication was excelllent and her abiity to stand back and capture our most special moments was second to none. I highly recommend Ruth to any couple as we could'nt have been happier with her service. A 1st class photographer with an excellent vision and eye for detail.   

 When we met Ruth at our consultation we were so impressed with not only her portfolios, but her shining personality. She was in no way pushy, and her friendly, kind and reassuring nature was all we needed to know she would capture our day perfectly, and that is was exactly what she did.   

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