David Rucker Photography

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About David Rucker Photography

I’m beyond passionate, totally driven and everything I do, is about becoming better next week than last week which is the very least you deserve. I’ve trained with some of the top wedding photographers, developed a natural, elegant style and regularly feature on the cover of many prestigious wedding magazines. Somewhere along the way I've picked up a few awards... but then again every photographer claims this anyway !! The truth is I'm caputing the raw connection between you and all those never to be repeated pieces of the jigsaw that make up the most special day of your life. Don't you want your images to be authentic, full of joyous moments, not staged, which stand out from the crowd ? That’s why I take a personal approach by discovering who you are, whats important to both of you, as its always the little details that matter. When I arrive on your wedding day you can relax safe in the knowledge that I'll deliver exactly what you want, so you can enjoy being in each moment. With me by your side, I'll document your wedding as it unfolds naturally, without any fuss or awkward poses, but with plenty of those cinematic landscape inspired photographs with the WOW factor !!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the price of your service?

My prices do vary dependant upon factors, including time of year, length of coverage, and whether luxurious wedding albums are included to showcase your timeless images. I do offer some concessions depending on my availability, so if you like what you see get in touch via email and we can arrange a time to talk.

What services do you offer?

Many additional services include, e-shoots (engagement shoots), second photographer, videographer, and the coolest looking photobooth with funky backdrops and awesome props. We can discuss your needs during a no obligation chat via FaceTime, Skype or phone.

What does the wedding package include?

A pre-consultation meeting (preferably in person) so we can clarify any issues so your BIG day flows smoothly and you know what to expect. All digital images carefully edited in high resolution with full printing rights transferred to you. Your very own on-line gallery with protected password so this can be shared with family and friends. A design service to showcase your beautiful Wedding Album packed full of timeless images that you will want to share again and again !!

How far in advance should I contact you?

The earlier the better, however I've had last minute bookings, whilst some couples book years in advance just to ensure they reserve the day.

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Absolutely not !! I usually block the day off before your wedding so I'm ready to deliver the timeless images you demand.

Are you able to travel?

Yes, yes, yes !! I'm lived in 7 countries, travelled extensively (almost 100 countries) which is part of the reason why I adore destination weddings.

What is the charge for travelling?

Reasonable costs will be included for whatever mode of transport, overnight accommodation and this can be discussed during our pre-wedding consultation.

What style of photos do you take?

For the majority of the day I shoot documentary style when lots of candid moments can be captured. On occasions by moving you slightly into more favourable light we can create some timeless moments such as by moving you to the window where the light is soft and natural. Often the 30 mins spent away from your guests allows you to relax and using the setting sun, or landscape we can create some real WOW images. I guess, natural. stylish, emotive images are what I'm known for as opposed to overstagged poses copied straight from a magazine !!

What kind of technology do you use?

I use Sony A9's with a mixture of Zeiss and G-Master lenses which I believe offer an unrivalled mix. I mainly shoot on Prime lenses and often use macro lenses for capturing fine details on the dress, the rings and creative images. I have spares of everything and use an iMac and MacBook Pro for editing.

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Yes. I have tried and tested ways of shooting for any given lighting situation, indoors or outside. I like to capture complete contrasts, from the biggest moments to the smallest details. From the everyday angle to low down, high up, fly on the wall and anything that tells your unique story in a dynamic way !

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony A9 cameras with a selection of G-Master, Zeiss and Sigma lenses.

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Every couple has their very own password protected online gallery which they can then share with family and friends

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

As the name says on the tin, its me you get, however, I do have a set number of second shooters available and a videographer who I can recommend.

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

I have never ever missed a commitment, however, life being life if a situation ever arises, then I do work closely with a few select photographers who I can call upon.

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Dependant upon where we are in the wedding cycle, this is usually between 4-6 weeks, often sooner.

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes, will be happy to discuss with you.

What are the forms of payment?

A 30% booking fee with the balance paid 6 weeks before your big day covers most the majority of weddings. That stated some couples prefer an interest free payment plan, and I'm happy to discuss with you should your circumstances be different.

How do you work?

I'm relaxed, very calm and interact in a positive and friendly manner which puts everyone at ease. Like most people, I hate having my picture and thats why I always chat to guests so they warm to me and are comfortable in my presence. I never force things as I'm aware that you will spend most of your day in the presence of your photographer, so think it is really important that we get on well. The truth is when everyones relaxes thats when the magic happens and we get those lovely candid moments. Please read the many positive reviews as couples often state that working with me was like having another guest at their wedding!!

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    Elika · Married on 26/05/2019

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    Fantastic/Amazing, book no-one else

    David photographed our wedding on 26th May at The Belsfield, Laura Ashley Hotel in Windermere. I’m not the calmest person but he made me feel relaxed throughout the morning and captured some
    Amazing pictures. He knew the good angles, lighting and researched the grounds and where there would be a good picture moment. He managed to get a great picture of my husbands reaction to me walking down the aisle, one I will cherish forever. David enthusiastic and is passionate about his work. The pictures were amazing. His photo booth wasn’t like any normal one either and kept guests entertained for hours. We had a ‘pre shoot’ and meeting a few months prior so he could get to know us and what we wanted on the day and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture the most amazing day of our lives. Thank you David.
    Elika & Chris

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    Jade · Married on 15/05/2019

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    Fun, relaxed and attention to detail

    We got married on 15th May 2019 and David was our photographer. When we met his at the Broadoaks Country House wedding fair he was approachable and made us feel at ease. When we met him for the discussions prior to the wedding he was also good with our son who was only 9 months old at the time. David made our day feel relaxed and fun. He goes out of his way to get those amazing shots that you hope to have for your wedding day! His attention to detail was on point. We couldn't have imagined having any other photographer for our special day. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 10/06/2020
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    Katie · Married on 10/08/2018

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    Fantastic

    David photographed our wedding last year at the amazing Newhouse Farm in Lorton. From the start and throughout he was fantastic. He put us all at ease and the end photos were exactly what we wanted. Would give 10 stars if I could. Highly recommend xx

    Sent on 23/09/2019

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David Rucker Photography FAQ

  • How far in advance should I contact you?
    Poor question by Hitched
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
    No
  • What is the charge for traveling?
    By negotiation
  • What style of photos do you take?
    Traditional
    Artistic
    Photo journalism
    Fine art photography
    Other
  • What kind of technology do you use?
    Digital
  • Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
    Yes, but another poor Q by Hitched
  • What kind of equipment do you use?
    Sony a9iis
  • Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
    Yes
  • What's the delivery time for photographic report?
    1 month
  • Do you send all the photos taken?
    No
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
    Team of Professionals
  • In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
    Yes
  • Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
    Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event?
    Per event
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
    Yes
  • How do you charge extra time?
    Dear Bride, I'm sorry but the questions that Hitched ask you to answer are too narrow, too simplistic, and highly confusing. Please request an e-brochure which outlines everything in fine detail
  • What are the forms of payment?
    again poor Q!
  • How do you work?
    again poor Q!

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    If you're coming from Hitched we'll give you a 30% discount on the services hired. Don't forget to present your voucher when you come see us.
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    50% off OMG!

    That's right, book now and receive a massive 50% off the cost of your 2020 wedding.
    So, If you love my work, read the reviews, you'll know why I'm recommended and trusted at several prestigious venues.
    I only shoot 30 weddings per year so your booking is safe with me, but be quick as I've only limited dates left.
    All my best... David x