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David Rucker Photography

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About

Hello, if you are looking for epic cineamtic images that stand out from the crowd, then you might just have come to the right place :). I'm all about creating authentic, unique, natural images in a fun and relaxed manner.

So whether you are planning a BIG wedding at a Country Estate, or an elopement wedding on the fells, the investment you make in choosing the right photographer is how you will remember your special day.

I've heard too many horror stories of couples price shopping for the cheapest photographer, so if thats you, please jog on. If however you want your once in a lifetime, never to be repeated wedding day caputured by someone at the top of their game, then let's connect soon.

I've gone the extra mile by training and working with some of the best wedding photographers in the world, picked up a few prestigious awards along the way and I'm brand ambasodor for a few well known brands.

Based on the edge of The Lake District, I've photographed weddings all over the UK and beyond.

If I could describe myself (and clients feedback confirms this) I’m beyond passionate, and always under promise and over deliver as you only get one chance to nail it. So if you like what you see then let's arrange a time to talk as in 10 years time its the images that you'll remember long after the confetti's been blown away on the wind !

So if you love the images and read the 5* reviews... what are you waiting for ?

Services Offered

I’ve a small team to call upon so whether its a second shooter, a videographer, drone photography then let’s arrange a chat and start the ball rolling.

Given the increase in Outdoor Weddings, being a qualified walker and climber, means I'm up for any outdoor adventure, and would love to here your plans, whether a wedding proposal, an elopement or a laviish wedding and anything in between.

So let's talk soon as once the dates gone, its gone FOREVER and don't you deserve soemone who will deliver Epic Cinematic Images that stand out freom the crowd ? If you've read this far then making contact NOW could be the best decision you will ever mak, even more so than the person you will be marrying and I'll tell you why when we speak !

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 !

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 and Cumbria

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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    Vinnie P. Married on 27/11/2021
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    Amazing, Fantastic, Relaxing and Professional

    We had the absolute honour of having Dave as our wedding photographer for our wedding day in Buttermere.
    We can highly recommend Dave and from the very first phone chat we had with him, we knew we had made the right choice.
    His communication leading up to, during and after were superb.
    He makes you feel so relaxed and you don't know he's there as you just carry on as normal.
    I know that Dave also went and spent some time up in Buttermere before our wedding so that he could find some fantastic lakeside and hill top backgrounds for our photos.
    Now that's what i call going the distance to make the photos a WOW factor, and we certainly weren't let down.
    I could go on and on about how special our day was and how it was made even more so having such a wonderful professional photographer like Dave there, and the finished photos were fantastic.
    Highly highly recommend.
    Thank you Dave for everything
    Vinnie and Adele
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    Paula C. Married on 28/10/2021
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    Just us 2 wedding in Windermere 🥰

    I was recommended David through another photographer, as we live a bit away we didnt meet beforehand but i feel we got to know David and he us over the phone and emails before hand .
    Being quite a private couple who dont like fuss David really managed to make us feel at ease .we thoroughly enjoyed our day and felt so relaxed , David really does bring out the best in people and involve everyone and everything around you .
    Our photos captured our day perfectly and i cant stop looking at them .

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thanks Paula for your kind words. What shone out of a dark dank day was your love for each other, never lose this free gift that you and Steve share x
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    Janice S. Married on 30/09/2021
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    Amazing and was so part of our day!

    David was amazing on our day! Every single person he made laugh, relax and enjoy the day! He was with us an hour before everyone ready to start capturing all the moments all day! He left us in the late evening after making everyone laugh and being an amazing part of our wedding! He got everyone in the mood and really made all the family feel special! It was amazing! Even 4 months later my friends and family still talk so fondly of David and many have booked him for events of their own! Amazing value for money! Worth every penny! David has an amazing talent and recommend him 110% twice over! Thank you David for being you and making our wedding amazing!

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Janice as meeting couples like you and Richard and your amazing family and having a mini bit of banter in between capturing images was a joy. Shoving a camera in peoples faces is impersonal without any rapport and so by simply being friendly helps people relax and thats when you get natural, untagged images which is my thing xx
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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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    Amazing!!!!!

    David deserves more than 5 stars! He was, from start to finish, the most amazing photographer we could have hoped for. He was funny, excited for us, chatty and made us and our families feel relaxed and ready to have some fun and be a bit silly with photos. Can not fault any of his work or service so thank you David for making us very happy!!
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    Grace M. Married on 14/05/2022
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    The best photographer around

    We hired David for our Saturday wedding and it was the best decision we have ever made. The sneak peak photos had us in tears, they are beautiful. He is so passionate about what he does so we had no doubt they would be amazing. He made us feel so at ease as both of us are quite shy in front of camera's but we felt so comfortable. If your looking for beautiful shots and a happy and friendly photographer David is the guy! x
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    Sachin J. Married on 18/04/2022
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    Proposal at the lakes on Easter Weekend'22

    David is an absolute gem! I planned my proposal through him at the Lakes.
    He knows the lakes inside out, just by looking at an image found online he knows exactly where it is and how to get a beautiful shot at the location.

    Not only did he capture the proposal day, I couldn't have really planned the day without him. He set up rose petals leading upto the location so that I wouldn't miss it and he also kept a super cute rug so that I had the perfect landing spot to go down on one-knee and ask my now fiancé's hand.

    it was an extremly reasonable fee and I had checked with a couple of other proposal planners and they had asked me absurd amounts. However, with David I really felt that I had amazing value for money.
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    Michele C. Married on 29/03/2022
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    Excellent day and fantastic photographer

    What a fabulous day we had and made complete with our few hours spent with David, we let him guide us to get the best pictures and we were not disappointed at all.
    We are thrilled with our photos from our special day and to get them back so quickly was a special treat . We were able to see a sneak preview within a few hours and were so excited to see the rest, we only had to wait a few days and we are over the moon with the amount and quality of them . Looking forward to getting an album and photos ordered .
    What a lovely guy and would love to you use him again for photos and if not just to hang out and have a drink together.
    We had an elopement wedding and he made our day very special and he felt very much part of it and took the time to get to know us in a short time . What a thoroughly decent gent . Thank you David ❤️

    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Michele :) Love the buzz of an elopement wedding where I use my local Lakes knowledge so pick out a few lesser known places. We had a great time and next time you and Lee are up in The Lakes we shall have that drink xx
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    Fabienne B. Married on 26/02/2022
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    David is Excellent!

    We had a fantastic experience from David from start to finish - he is on the ball and meticulous while blending in and snapping incredible moments. From the pre-wedding communications, to the day and post-wedding David was fantastic. He got to know us as a couple to understand what we wanted from our wedding photos, visited the venue the day before the wedding to suss out some good spots and then seamlessly snapped away all day of the wedding. He even sent me one of the photos less than 24 hours later for me to post on socials. 2 week turnaround on the photos was just the cherry on top. David, thanks for everything!
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    Jenny S. Married on 15/12/2021
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    Elopement wedding in The Lakes!

    David captured our elopement wedding for two perfectly. Our photos truly captured the story of our day which our friends and family loved (as they weren’t there!!).
    David was so friendly and instantly put us both at ease, we both felt so comfortable in his presence. He is fantastic at what he does.
    The only thing worth noting is that our digital prints were not included within the initial price of hiring David (just for two hours). I think this was an oversight on our part as we didn’t confirm this beforehand, but we did have to pay for our digital prints after the wedding which we hadn’t realised we would have to do. Again, I’m sure this was a miscommunication on our part but it would be worth confirming what is included in the price package prior to booking.
    Despite this, we would still recommend David and we are so happy he was part of our day! Thank you!
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    Brian H. Married on 29/10/2021
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    Great guy, great experience

    Absolutely stunning album of our daughter's wedding at the Belsfield Hotel, Bowness. Thanks David, you're the best.
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    Amanda Married on 16/07/2021
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    Amazing experience

    David what a amazing photographer made us feel at ease was very cheerful he did our wedding in July 2021 at the Laura Ashley hotel bowness on Windermere we went through want we would like to have taken he was very obliging to help and answer any questions we had prices were very good nothing to much for David privileged to have had Him as our wedding photographer and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone very professional and his photos are amazing thanks again

    Amanda & David
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    David Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thanks Amanda, it was a blast photographing yours and Dean's wedding, meeting your extended families and what an amazing day; meeting genuine couples like you guys is why I do what I do xx

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