Rutland Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography in Rutland & Leicestershire


Natural and relaxed wedding photography in Rutland & Leicestershire. If you’re planning your wedding day and your heart is set on a beautiful country location.  Then you’re in the right place.  Read on to see why I’m the right Rutland wedding photographer for your special occasion.

Hi, I’m Dan a wedding photographer in Oakham, Rutland.  I’ve been happily married for over 13 years. For our own wedding we eloped to Gretna Green in Scotland to tie the knot.  It was a romantic and intimate wedding.  This was way before I was a professional photographer.  But I knew the importance of having amazing wedding photos.  Firstly, so we’d have lasting memories of the day for ourselves.  And secondly, we really wanted to share the day with family and friends who couldn’t be there. 

A Rutland Bride photographed by Daniel McLean Photography
Wedding Bouquet
Natural Wedding Photography at Normanton Church

Natural Wedding Photography

Your wedding day without doubt, will be one of the most important days of your life.  So naturally, you want every second to be spectacular.  There is a lot to consider, from arranging a charming venue to selecting the dress of your dreams.  And of course, you want to capture every moment of your wedding day with the very best photography.


My wedding photography is natural and relaxed.  Preserving authentic moments for brides and grooms, the emotions, the happiness, the tears.  With a documentary style approach, I won’t treat your special day like a photo shoot. Instead working away with minimal disruption.  Letting your wedding unfold as you meticulously planned it.

For completeness of your wedding journey.  I do love the family and group photos.  If that’s something you’d love to include too, please let me know.  We can arrange an A-List for those not- to-be-missed family members, bridesmaids and groomsmen group photos.

Country Wedding Photographer in the East Midlands
Bride & Bridesmaids Bouquets
The First Dance. Wedding Photography by Daniel McLean

Country Wedding Photographer

It wouldn’t be a country wedding without capturing some of that beautiful Rutland and Leicestershire scenery.  At some point between the ceremony and the evening celebrations. There will an opportunity for the bride and groom to step away for a few moments.


That is the perfect time for those magical couple portraits.  A time for the newlyweds to take a breath.  I will have already scouted your country wedding venue and found the ideal spots.  All that is needed is some subtle direction and possibly a sunset.  The scene for that perfect romantic moment will be set.

Normanton Church Wedding Photographer
Rutland Water Wedding at Normanton Church
Leicestershire & Rutland Wedding Photographer

Rutland Water Weddings at Normanton Church

Normanton Church at Rutland Water is one of my favourite locations to photograph weddings in the East Midlands.  The church is a beautiful and picturesque wedding venue. Adding extra wow factor to what will already be a fantastic day.  The stunning views of Rutland Water make for a memorable backdrop which spoils local photographers.

Having photographed several weddings at Rutland Water and Normanton Church.  I’ve always found the staff to be very helpful with great attention to detail.  It’s a highly recommended and unforgettable venue for weddings on the water.  You can find more information at the Official Anglian Water website.

Country Wedding Photography in Leicestershire & Rutland
Country Wedding Photography in Leicestershire & Rutland
Country Wedding Photographer

What’s Included...

Bridal Preparation

Following your wedding journey from start to finish. It begins with photographing the bridal preparation along with all the excitement of your upcoming nuptials.

Nerves, laughter, sometimes champagne! Enjoying time with the bridesmaids and Mum as you all prepare. Not forgetting Dad seeing you in your wedding dress before leaving for the church. There’s usually a tear or two.


Arriving in your carriage of choice. Then your grand entrance at the church or wedding venue. I’ll be sure to photograph everything that’s important to you.

Walking down the aisle, your wedding vows, that first kiss. The most natural and honest emotions all photographed for you to share with family and friends.

Wedding Breakfast

The speeches and toasts are going to be emotional, and rightly so. Whether these are planned before the wedding breakfast, during or after. This is one of my favourite parts of the celebrations to photograph.

Proud parents and funny anecdotes from the best man. You may not remember what was said but you’ll remember how much you enjoyed it.

Evening Celebrations

Wedding photography that stays with you and your guests right through the party. From the traditional cutting of the wedding cake. Through to capturing the romance and excitement of your first dance.

The rest of the evening party is deservedly yours to unwind, enjoy and celebrate.

Rutland Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photography in Rutland
Wedding Photographer for Rutland Venues

Wedding Photography Prices

Small Weddings

starting from

Full Wedding Day

Daniel McLean Photography Rutland Wedding Photographer

About Daniel

I approach wedding photography as a visual storyteller.  Telling the story of your wedding day just as you planned it.  Photographing those perfect moments as the day unfolds.  Giving you a phenomenal set of wedding photographs that both of you will treasure forever.

I’m easy going and discrete.  Bringing a modern and fresh approach to wedding photography. With a fine blend of documentary and traditional styles.  Focused and professional, to ensure when it comes to photographing your special day nothing is missed.

Investing in photography for you wedding is a big decision.  I’m happy to answer any questions you have and to give you a call for a chat.  Talking through what you do and don’t want photographed.  And getting a sense of your personalities.  I want you to be confident you’ve made the right choice.

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