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Interview With: Hayley Ruth
Company Name: Hayley Ruth Photography
Location / Coverage: Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and wherever my clients want me to go.
Hayley Ruth Photography has been going for about 5 years now, but I gave up my full time employment 2 years ago to run the business full time as I was so busy with the photography and it’s where my passion lies.
Ensuring my clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. I spend time getting to know my clients and having fun with them in front of the camera before the big day. Having your picture taken shouldn’t be a traumatic experience, especially on your wedding day, so this is a really important part of what I do for my clients.
When my clients say to me, “Let’s do a few more”, it’s just the best moment!
Where to start with this one? I love everything about it. Taking pictures is obviously a passion, sharing in someone’s special day, seeing those happy emotions and capturing those key moments for someone to treasure, seeing clients tears when they see their wedding images for the first time, delivering their wedding album, oh the list goes on. But most of all it’s probably the friendships I develop with my clients, it means so much!
My style is about relaxed images that have style. I am always looking to provide my clients with images that express them as individuals, not giving them images off a recipe card of wedding images must haves. I spend time with each client exploring their venue and talking about the style of images they like, so their images will be unique to them.
Create a really special place setting for each of your guests at your wedding breakfast that they will remember. You do not have to spend a fortune – a simple flower on each place setting or a sprig of lavender or rosemary will work a treat and can also serve as the guest’s favour too. Work with your wedding venue to see what type of china they are going to use and make a statement by creating layers of plates that you can decorate simply with a folded napkin or a napkin tied with beautiful ribbon.
This mood board should give you a few ideas for your wedding place settings.
Rosemary Place Setting – Pollen Nation
Black and Turquoise – Elizabeth Anne Designs
Pink Place Setting – Wedding Magazine
Vintage Antique – Brides Magazine
Modern with Flower – Wedding Flower and Reception Ideas
Red Gingham Ribbon – Country Living
Green Plate and Tulip – Country Living
Red with Orchid – Hawley’s Florist
Green and Brown – Avery
Orange Flower – Elizabeth Anne Designs
Yellow Flower – The Knot
Purple Place Setting – Ellie Miller Photo