Here are some testimonials from happy clients
“Ruth is professional, friendly, puts you at ease on the day, and produces wonderful photos that capture the essence of the subject matter. I would thoroughly recommend her”
(Equine Portrait shoot)
Derbyshire County Show
We have used Rural Photography for many years as photographers both for our annual County Show and for our main social event. On all occasions Ruth and her team couldn’t have been more helpful. Always willing to do as asked regarding the photo shoots and full of ideas for new angles. Ruth has always provided an excellent service whether for our own use as promotional material or for articles in the local glossies.
Secretary Derbyshire County Show
The Sheep Show
“We would very much like to recommend Ruth Downing at Rural Pictures for the service and quality of her work. The photographs she took are fantastic. Ruth has the ability to catch those difficult action shots. Our business is The Sheep Show which is a fun, filled, action packed show all about sheep and shearing as you can imagine photographing animals especially sheep is not an easy one! Ruth took some great shots at Chatsworth international Horse trials this year and we hope very much to work with her again soon sometime”. “Great service and value for money.” Thank you Ruth.
‘Ruth and Rob are always most helpful at any of our events nothing is too much trouble and always provide us with wonderful pictures to use on our publicity materials and website and we hope to continue working with them for many years to come.’ – Andrea Adams Ashbourne Shire Horse Society and Ashbourne Show.
Ruth enlarged a special photograph for me and mounted and framed it too. We are delighted with the result and would recommend her to anyone.
I regularly commission Ruth Downing of Rural Pictures Photography and would have no hesitation in recommending her work. Each shoot, sometimes three or more per month, has been completed efficiently and client feedback always 100 per cent positive.
WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise)
“We have used Rural Pictures many times over the last few years and are absolutely delighted with the pictures and the service that we receive from Ruth. Between 300 and 500 WiRE members congregate for the annual conference and it is no mean feat to capture the day in pictures – vibrant, exciting, noisy, educational, Ruth manages to portray all this and more in her images as well as going the extra mile and staying ’till the bitter end to capture the tired but happy staff. Truly a star service and photographer – Thanks”
BRITTEB BORDER COLLIES
“I rang Ruth after seeing her details in Derbyshire Life, and our Local Paper, to ask about the possibility of photographing my collies. I wanted some action shots, in addition to the normal poses, which is not easy with the speed of the collies. An appointment was made, and Ruth arrived at the time arranged. Ruth was very patient, and nothing was too much trouble. We got the results and the beautiful photographs I wanted. Some were done collage style, on a large canvas. This was a gift for my husband. In our opinion, it is spectacular. I can recommend Ruth and Rural Pictures 100%. So much so, I will be back for more in the future.”
Patricia Day, BRITTEB BORDER COLLIES
Lucy and James Travers
“After the initial consultation meeting with Rural Pictures we were more than happy to ask them to take our Wedding photographs. They were very professional and also had a lot of time for us to help us decide what type of photos we wanted. Having Rural Pictures do our photographs meant that we didn’t have to worry about anything, they arranged all the guests for photos and also organised all the timings with the venue. Ruth made us feel completely at ease and the photography was in no way intrusive to the day itself. We were absolutely delighted with the end result. Thankyou so much.”
Lucy and James Travers
Jackie Howard, Vintage Memories
Ruth from Rural pictures came to capture images of my vintage china collection! Not an easy task with the weak January sun going in and out, the displays having to be painstakingly arranged and me making unusual requests! However, the results are excellent and will give my web site and advertising material a brilliant professional look. Highly recommended – thank you!”
Jackie Howard, Vintage Memories
Helen & Andrea – Family Portrait Clients
We wanted to get our families together for a group photograph and individual portraits. It was great Ruth came to our home, creating a relaxed and informal sitting. We are delighted with the fantastic selection of photographs produced, which captured the children beautifully. Thank you Ruth for a fast, efficient service and our very special album!
Helen Simister & Andrea Hayes
Hoe Grange Holidays
“Rural Pictures took time to understand our new holiday business and produced some excellent photographs for use in our brochure and web site. Ruth was fast efficient and worked with us, advised us on best angles for photos and also worked around the weather to get us the best possible results. Thank you very much”
David and Felicity Brown
Sarah Dalton – Wedding client
“Ruth & her husband Rob were great in planning the photo session by coming and looking at the venues and discussing what would work well.Thanks …”
Hilary Pickford – Clinical Hypnotist
“Ruth has a special talent for knowing just what pictures you need taken and just how to stage it”
Maureen Lakin www.mascanigsd.co.uk
“I have had the good luck to find a photographer that is so excited about her work and enthusiastic that everything is done correctly, that I shall use no – one else in the future.
Ruth Downing, of the above business came to take photographs of my litter of 6 puppies. They were 6 weeks old, and very boisterous, and I really wondered if we would get any good shots out of it, as we were looking for real “picture box” poses with them all in the picture. However, Ruth didn’t doubt it for one minute, and spent time and effort on getting all the final details together, even to bringing her own “props” in case mine weren’t sufficient. We moved around, and the atmosphere was very congenial, as Ruth is a lovely person to be around, and put us all at ease – my job was to supply the coffee and Ruth was making sure the job was excellent. The result was pictures of my litter that I am so proud of, and will always remember the fun we had doing the portfolio. I know its not the first consideration when you want something special, but I have to say Ruth, your prices are really reasonable too !!”
Amy and Alex
“Ruth was a fantastic wedding photographer, her attention to detail and planning was first class. She made sure she listened to our views and requests before the wedding and on the day she was calm and organised . She spoke to the vicar to ensure we got the shots we wanted in the church. We
had a photo framed and presented to us during the speeches at the reception, which was such a lovely surprise and our album was great, exactly as we had requested. Thank you, Ruth for providing a record of our wedding we can look at every day.”
“Everything was so straightforward and simple from my initial telephone conversation to arranging a date for my photographs for my advertising package for my new holiday cottage conversions. Ruth was so easy to communicate with and swift with my ideas producing a wonderful photographic portfolio to complete my website. Great value for money as I have used the photographs on numerous occasions to boost my business”. www.croftfarmpeakdistrictholidays.co.uk