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Hello, I'm David a Lake District based wedding photographer based near Windermere.

If you are looking for epic cinematic 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 that's you, please jog on. If, however, you want your once-in-a-lifetime, never to be repeated wedding day captured 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 a brand ambassador 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, it's 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 have a small team to call upon, so whether it's a second shooter, a videographer, or 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 hear your plans, whether a wedding proposal, an elopement, or a lavish wedding, or anything in between.

So let's talk soon as once the dates are gone, it's gone FOREVER, and don't you deserve someone who will deliver Epic Cinematic Images that stand out from the crowd?

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
High resolution photos
Photo booth

What does the wedding package include?

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 !

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?


Can you travel?

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

What is the charge for travelling?

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

What style of photos do you take?

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?


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?


What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


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?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

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


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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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for David Rucker Photography

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Catherine E. Sent on 08/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

David is an absolute genius!!

David you are an absolute genius.

We have just got a preview of our gallery and every one of the photographs was perfection; we just want to frame and display them on the walls in our house.

Words can not explain how much my husband and I are in awe of you David and your work. And to think we nearly booked someone else who was considerably cheaper and even included an album.

From the moment we had a chat, I could tell you listened to me and your ideas and passion shone through.

All our guests commented upon your professionalism and a friend even joked that they thought you had ants in your pants as you never stopped the whole day.

We have never felt particularly comfortable in front of a camera, yet your relaxed banter put us at ease. We had our best day ever, the images are literally a work of art.

My husband was joking the other day that if we were ever to get married again he would choose David, and do you know what, I would too.

All my bridesmaids and friends, love the photos, and my Maid of Honour is looking to book David for her wedding in The Italian Lakes next year.

If you are looking for someone whose work is on a completely different level, then book David.

We can't recommend you enough, and can't wait to see you next year, but this time it will be in The Italian Lakes, and not the beautiful English Lakes !

Catherine & Jack x
Britnee S. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Brilliant

My husband and I met David back in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. We told him we were looking for a photographer for our wedding in 2023 and we loved what we had seen of his work. When it comes to photographers, I was very picky because I knew exactly what David responded to us within 24 hours, and from the first email exchange, I knew we had found our photographer. He also told us about his photobooth "Vinny" which we also used for our wedding.

David has the perfect balance of being busy and booked, but also flexible. At the last minute, my husband and I decided to get legally married at a registrar's office in the summer of 2020 before our actual wedding celebration in 2023 and David photograph our registrar's wedding as well. He also did a mini engagement shoot to get to know us beforehand so during both wedding celebrations we felt completely comfortable.

When David photographs your special day he blends in seamlessly in the background, you genuinely do not even know he's there which is absolutely brilliant for candids. But at the same, the "posed" photos look so natural as well.

All in all, there is a reason David has won as many photography awards as he has. He has watched and captured the growth of our family and I can't wait to find another excuse to use him in the near future.
Helen P. Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you David!

Just Wow! We are thrilled that we found such a professional, talented and dedicated photographer! David captured our day beautifully and his enthusiastic, yet relaxed approach put us both at ease.

Our wedding was a small and intimate ceremony at Lake Windermere. From our initial phone consultation through to the day itself, David listened, took time to really understand what we wanted, and tailored his package to our needs. He had lots of suggestions, ideas and excellent advice - it was evident how passionate he is about his work, and how he genuinely wanted to deliver us a wonderful experience with everything that we’d hoped for.

On the day itself David arrived early and was an absolute pleasure to work with. His cheerful, fun but well planned and calm, organised approach was fantastic. He captured wonderful, relaxed images of our ceremony and drinks reception in exactly the style we’d agreed, and our personalities shone through.

After the ceremony David drove us to some amazing locations to take more photos of our day. His knowledge of the local area was fantastic and was the only reason we were able to get such stunning and unique images in the short time we had left. We got married on the end of May bank holiday weekend and the weather was glorious, so as you can imagine the area was incredibly busy with traffic and tourists! David remained relaxed, calm and gave us possible options of what was achievable in the busy conditions before we set out. He was absolutely amazing in getting us to our dream location and capturing such stunning, striking and unique photos. We ran a little over time due to the area being so busy - David kindly gifted us his extra time because he genuinely wanted to deliver what we’d hoped for and his philosophy is all about under promising and over delivering, whether thats a small short elopement wedding or a big all day wedding.

Well, David delivered everything promised and so much more!! David is talented, passionate and a genuinely lovely person, we can’t recommend him highly enough.

Thank you so much David! From Helen & James
Emma Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

David has a absolute amazing vision and clear passion for what he does it really shows, we booked David after not being able to contact our original photographer we had booked and Wer so glad we found David because his communication throughout was so reassuring. We said to David from the beginning we were completely up for following his lead as it was obvious from our first phone call he was full of amazing ideas and we weren’t afraid to take a risk for some amazing and it really did pay off. We receiving our photos today and We couldn’t be any more in love with them, David we are so grateful for everything you did for us 🤩
Leonora C. Sent on 22/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding photos, and wonderful person

David was amazing right from the get-go. On our first phone call together David listened closely to find out who we are as a couple and what is most important to us - in our case we had a zero waste vegan wedding on a biodynamic farm... sustainability is our passion and David ran with it!

When the day arrived, so did David, with a huge smile and the ideal amount of energy, He is such a positive person, and his enthusiasm was channeled into getting all the photos we could want. At other weddings I've been to, there have often been more than one photographer. I was intrigued to see how David would manage at such a big venue on his own. He did not disappoint. I still don't know how, but judging from the whopping 700+ photos we received, he seems to have been everywhere all at once!

Amazingly, David's energy also matched our more intimate vibe during our couple photos. He knew just how to get the perfect pictures without intruding in our lovely peaceful moments.

We can't praise David enough.

For now, I'll finish by adding that beyond David's professional abilities, he got on fantastically with all our guests, and truly added to our wedding day as a fab person to spend time with. We couldn't have imagined how great he was.
Georgina S. Sent on 27/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Elopement Wedding in Windermere

Amazing photographs in the most beautiful setting. David made us feel at ease and the pictures don’t show how much we hate having photos taken - sign of a very good photographer! We chose the elopement package so had 90 minutes where we drove to the most beautiful locations around the lakes. He has worked his magic and made us feel very special. He was professional throughout, easy to contact and even in the height of wedding season (mid August) didn’t have to wait long for the photos to come back to us. Would definitely recommend him!
Jess W. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fun, adventurous & most lovely photographer!

Have thoroughly enjoyed working with David!

Covid cancelled our original wedding in the Netherlands in 2020, so we decided to instead have a small wedding photoshoot in 2022 in the Lake District.

From the first conversation, David brought us exciting ideas, and brought to life the experience. It felt as though we already knew each other when we met after only have phone calls and video calls.

The day was smooth. We visited lots of different locations, were made to feel comfortable in front of the camera, and David always went out of his way to get the perfect shot!

David brings passion and energy wherever he goes, and it was an incredibly fun day for us.

The photos we received back were just amazing! (I was a little nervous because of the height different - 5'4, and 6'9, but the photos look intimate and romantic)!

We can't praise David enough, and we recommend him to anyone who is looking to have breathtaking photos in the area!
Paula C. Sent on 02/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 .
Janice S. Sent on 03/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Amandeep B. Sent on 21/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Sophie L. Sent on 31/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Stacey Sent on 10/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful photos

We wanted a small intimate wedding on a budget. We loved David’s style of photography and reached out to him. David was very flexible to agree a package and price that worked for us. On the day he made sure that within 4 hours he captured a fantastic range of photos getting ready, the ceremony and post ceremony drinks some family snaps and then drove us to beautiful scenic locations locally for the most beautiful shots outdoors in nature which was the main reason we chose David. The images we have received are stunning and we feel really captured the day & are amazing to look back at with joy. Thank you David.
Diana S. Sent on 12/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Rebecca C. Sent on 16/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating


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!!
Stephanie Sent on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer! Don't hesitate to book!

David did a great job of getting some magical moments of our wedding day. Excellent communication, guided the guests to help the photos run smoothly. As I bride I felt listened to and now have the most perfect photos to treasure.
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