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David Rucker Photography

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Hello, I’m David a multi award-winning wedding photographer based in The Lakes and photograph weddings all over the UK and abroad.

I’m beyond passionate about creating art that stands out from the crowd and have the knowledge and experience to nail natural, timeless images without any drama nor fuss. I’m trusted by many prestigious wedding venues in the region due to my relaxed, style thats puts people at ease.

Most of the images shown have been taken this year after all you are only as good as your most recent work. As I only undertake around 30 epic adventures and a dozen mini adventures per year, means that I’ve plenty of energy dedicated to fun loving couples just like you who demand the best and are prepared to pay for a first class experience.

Incidentally, I’m a qualified walker, climber and kayaker so if you are an outdoor lover, I’m up for any adventure you have in mind and will produce epic cinematic landscape inspired images with the WOW factor.

So if you like what you see, have read the reviews, then let us connect soon for a free consultation, David x

Services Offered

I’ve a small team so whether you want a second photographer, Videography or Drone we can discuss this during your free consultation. Being a qualified Drone Operator opens up exciting possibilities and a popular choice is a Fotofilm (a fusion of photography, videography and drone footage) an example is shown on my Video.

Why choose and trust David Rucker Photography ?

  • Fact... I’m recommended at more prestigious venues in my region than any other photographer. Wedding owners and Coordinators see how I interact and trust my professionalism and ability to deliver whatever the weather.

  • The reviews (many from 2021) speak for themselves and were written from discerning couples just like you who booked and were beyond delighted with the results. Why risk saving a bit of money as surely your wedding images matter ?

  • I’m brand ambassador for several companies who value my art which stands out from the crowd and they know that leaders don't follow, they innovate !

  • Im a member of several professional bodies including the SWPP & Nine Dots.

  • I’m the current North of England Wedding Photographer of The Year for 2020 !

  • My work regularly features in magazines and consistently collaborate with many cutting edge suppliers within the wedding industry.

  • I’ve trained with The World’s leading photographers and always strive to push myself to ew levels as this is the very least couples deserve on there wedding day,

  • I’m in demand due to my knowledge and experience and mentor other photographers through my training company, Genesis training

Highlights

Services

Photography, video, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, high resolution photos, photobooth

Wedding Package

Rather than having "set" rigid, everything is centred around your needs, hence why a quick chat means I can then email you "your" package to meet "your" requirements, not mine !

Travel

Yes, All over this beautiful world, and been gan adventurous soul I'm well travelled and up for anything you have in mind !

Served in

Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

Given this "New Covid World", just contact me and we can take things from there. There has never been a better time than working together to deliver what you want, your way, if that makes sense

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

By negotiation, but happy to travel budget as having things too cosy means you lose your edge !

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography
Other (Adaptation is the key to success, so by tuning into the vibe and producing whats required. Sometimes, I'll give you just a hint of direction to produce those epic cinematic landscape inspired images)

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Yes, will explain briefly during out chat

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 hour

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Please request an e-brochure which outlines everything in fine detail

What are the forms of payment?

Flexible, given where the world is right now !

How do you work?

Putting your interests first, then putting my heart and soul into each epic adventure !

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    Rochelle H. Married on 17/09/2021
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    Everything we asked for and more!!

    David is an exceptional photographer! He went above and beyond for our special day and made everyone feel at ease throughout. He blew us away with the reveal alone, and getting the finished images has been an experiance on its on. I cant recommend David enough. Such a nice, genuine, talented man with all the experiancein the world.

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thank you Rochelle, for your kind words, and it was a pleasure being a small part of your wedding and meeting yours and Dylans families. The Belsfield was basking in the hottest day of the year and Bowness looked almost Mediterranean :)
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    Amandeep B. Married on 02/06/2021
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    We're so glad we found David!

    We are so glad we found David Rucker Photography. We could not have been happier with his service.



    A month before the wedding we had a long chat over the phone with him (Unfortunately we lived too far to meet), we instantly bonded and knew he was the right Photographer for us! His communication skills throughout the entire process have been fantastic, he took a genuine interest in ourselves and our lives to understand how best to capture photos which would display us at our most natural.

    

On the big day he eliminated everybody’s nerves almost immediately, was very friendly - all of our guests loved him… and most importantly captured some incredible images which will remind us of our perfect day forever. He made our wedding unique to us, and we can not thank him enough.



    If you are looking for a photographer we highly recommend contacting David! For any future events, we will be contacting David first.

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thanks you Amandeep & Levi for your kind words. It was an honour meeting you and your amazing families, and who could forget all the emotion of cutting your wedding cake at half time before England lost on pens to Italy, the drama in the photos was epic. Look forwards to meeting up again and I know you were considering a trash the dress anniversary shoot half way up a mountain then plunging into a cool Lake, roll on next year :) xx
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    Sophie L. Married on 15/05/2021
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    The most amazing photographer!

    We're so glad we booked David to photograph our wedding.
    We met with David the day before the wedding (and his chocolate labrador finn met our labrador Fergus!) and were struck by how committed he was to get what we wanted from the photos, taking on board all of our priorities.
    On the day itself he proceeded to work tremendously hard to get the best quality shots and was amazing with all our guests learning at least 50 peoples names and capturing the joy on everybody's faces!
    He took us for some photos in some lakeside beauty spots, with Fergus coming along for the ride and once again struck the perfect balance of getting spectacular photos without being at all intrusive to anybodys enjoyment of the day. He was even on hand with some expert drone piloting and we can't wait to see some of the shots the drone took as it flew above the lakes!
    His hard work continued long into the evening and he brought along the big vinny photo booth which was a massive hit as people got merrier and merrier!
    We'd recommend David to anyone who wants incredible photos without any disruption to the flow of their day, from an extremely likeable guy who'll be a hit amongst couples and guests alike!

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Sophie & Alex, Don't know where to begin except to say that meeting couples just like you is why I do what I do ! Loved meeting your guests, your dog (yummy Choc Lab like mine :) seeing the new barn at New House Farm and shooting BIG weddings which rock. Going the extra mile is what I strive to do at every weddings as I'm beyond passionate so its lovely to get such a epic review and can't wait t meet up with you next time you are in The Lakes, David x
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    Diana S. Married on 23/09/2020
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    Lovely photographer and beautiful photographs

    We planned to have a small wedding in the Lake District and our aim was to have a relaxed day and enjoy time with family. David is lovely and fit into our day perfectly. We love the fells and we are delighted with David's scenic photographs. It is going to be difficult to choose between them! David also managed to caputure some wonderful family moments and we will treasure our photographs forever. We would highly recommend!
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    Kinga M. Married on 24/06/2021
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    Great experience, amazing photographs!

    We picked David over others after seeing his work on-line and speaking on the phone, as we lived too far to meet.
    We got married on the 24th of June 2021 in Merewood Country House Hotel in Windermere.
    David is very passionate about his work and immediately made us feel comfortable and relaxed and listened to everything we wanted.
    He would always answer our questions quickly and I couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks a lot David for giving us the best memories from a truly special day!

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Kinga loved whisking you & Andy off from The Merewood to some epic locations far from the madding crowd. Thanks so much for your kind words and always love an elopement wedding which gives us the freedom to climb half way up a mountain xx
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    Kelly M. Married on 01/06/2021
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    Thoroughly enjoyable experience

    We eloped and David made our day so special with memories we will cherish for a lifetime. A very professional, fun, friendly and passionate photographer. He captured the most amazing photos on our road trip around the Lake District. Highly recommend.

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Dear Kelly, it was such an honour being part of yours and Vince's special day. Within a short time of being together, it felt like we had known each other for a long time:) As you were new to The Lakes, I was so pleased you were receptive to my local knowledge and more importantly, delighted you were loved the photographs, best wishes David x
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    Paula R. Married on 31/03/2021
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    Paula & Ian

    David is a superb photographer, he made us so comfortable when taking our photos, and helped us relax. When we saw the photos we were over the moon they are amazing ? would definitely recommend!!
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    Victoria W. Married on 31/10/2020
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    Mrs Witherspoon Stephenson

    Amazing! Don’t look anywhere else!
    David is so passionate about his photography and knows exactly how to deal with The Lake District’s ever changing weather! My wedding was on Halloween, and the weather was a howling gale and pouring rain! I was determined to get some photos outside and David knew the perfect time to do this. My photos were amazing, and reflected us as a couple perfectly.
    We had such great fun on the day with David which I think is so important, nothing is a chore for David to get the perfect picture.
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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.
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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!
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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
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    Magical day captured in the most magnificent way!

    We planned a Leap Year wedding in the Lakes - commemorating a special day in the landscapes we love best. We didn't want anything traditional or posed - and David said he could deliver. Never did we expect the end result! An A++ standard, lovely person, and brilliant landscapes. Never did I think I could laugh so much and we enjoyed every minute our chilly February photoshoot. Thank you so so much - we will treasure the memories you captured always! -M
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    Beautiful, natural photographs of our small, intimate wedding

    We got married on the 10th June 2019 at Cragwood Country House in the Lake District. We decided to have a small wedding (10 people). We had read excellent reviews of David's photography and booked David for several hours to take photos of our wedding. David worked ever so hard on the day, he was incredibly enthusiastic and helpful. There was a quick turnaround getting the photo to us so we could frame them in time for a post wedding meal with wider family back in Norfolk. The photographs were all natural photographs that captured our wedding and the beautiful Lake District landscape. The weather on the day was stunning and the photos displayed the blend of sunshine and cloud in the sky. The photos of us and our guests in front of Lake Windermere are incredible and some the photos show the stunning clouds swirling above us with the sun streaming through the clouds.

    The photos really capture memories of an amazing day in the stunning Lake District and the landscapes and gardens of Cragwood Country House. I highly recommend David for weddings for the brilliant photographs. A picture is definitely worth a thousand words.
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    Absolutely five star

    We used David for our wedding photography and he was fantastic. He captured every moment of the day magnificently and was fun and thoroughly professional but unobtrusive throughout the day. We really really enjoyed having him as part of out special day and are thoroughly pleased with the photos he has since sent us. He had some great and really original ideas and used both black and white and colour photography amazingly. His use of the light changes at sunset time created some really beautiful and special photos for us. He was a perfect gentleman and great with the children. I couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks for everything David. BOOK THIS MAN!
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    Captures the true reality of your day!

    I can’t recommend David enough- from his one to one personal service before and after your wedding, to the skill of his photography. Through both black and white , and colour photos, he see’s the moments others wouldn’t. Natural, elegant - and of the highest quality. We had our wedding in Nov 19 and the light, detail and use of scenery that he captured in our pictures was beautiful! No filters, no awkward staged shots - he captured the day , the memories and worked his socks off! He cares about his work and it really shows. Thank you David for being our photographer!!

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