Rutland Wedding Photographer

Welcome to BGS Weddings – My name is Barney, and I am a Rutland wedding photographer.

I take a natural, relaxed, approach to photographing a wedding, I work in a way that means you don’t even need to think about your wedding photography on the day. Don’t worry about ‘photo opportunities’; just have an awesome day, and I’ll be there to document it.

I love working with couples from Rutland and throughout the UK who want ‘real’ images, no awkward posing or faffing around – natural wedding photography is best!

As I said, I’m based in the tiny county of Rutland, but I’ll travel anywhere in the country really (which is lucky, because Rutland has a population of about 48 people, and I’m pretty sure they’re all already married)

I pride myself on anticipating moments and being in the right place to photograph them; if this sounds like the sort of wedding photography you would like, then get in touch to discuss your plans.

No Posers!

no posers!

proud to be an award winning photographer

  • 2024 TWIA East Midlands Regional Finalist
  • 2019 TWIA East Midlands wedding photographer of the year (newcomer)
  • Top 20 Documentary Photographers in the UK (PKIR)
  • PKIR Award Winner
  • This is Reportage Award Winner
  • Fearless Award Winner
  • Published in Rutland Pride
  • “Really Good” – My Mum

Weddings from rutland and beyond

Whilst I am based in Rutland, if I limited myself to only Rutland wedding venues then all of my children would starve (it’s a tiny place, and I have a lot of children – read more about me here)

We do have some lovely wedding venues in Rutland, but, there are so many beautiful wedding venues all over the country, which I love working at. I also love working at new venues. You may have read on a blog somewhere, which tells you the ‘most important things to ask your wedding photographer’, to ask if they’ve shot at your venue before. To find out why it doesn’t matter, head over to my FAQ to find out why that’s nonsense.

I don’t mind a drive, I charge a little for travel and overnight accommodation for anything over two hours away (mainly, so I’ll be fresh and ready to photograph your wedding the next day), but it will be worth it – Promise!

This job has taken me all over the country, documenting some amazing weddings, in awesome venues – attended by really lovely people. If you have any questions regarding me travelling to your wedding then get in touch!

make your wedding, yours

I don’t tell people what to do, or where to go, or how to be. I just capture people being people.

be traditionally, non-traditional

Weddings are full of traditions, which is all well and good, but actually, it is you who is getting married. It should reflect you and your partner’s personalities.

If you want a huge wedding cake (yummy) then do that, if you want a big cheese platter instead (extra yummy!) then do that.

Do the speeches first, do them last, don’t have a first dance, have your bridesmaid be your best man and walk you down the aisle.

The most important thing is that you love each other, exchange vows, and celebrate with your closest friends and family.

I want to document YOUR day, not the day you think you should have.

Weddings are emotional times – it’s my job to photograph that emotion in the most authentic way possible.

“We honestly could not be happier with our pictures; they are simply incredible! The candid pictures documented our day perfectly, and we would definitely recommend Barney for anyone looking for a photographer for their special day.”

James and Sarah

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