David Rucker Photography

18 5.0
18 Reviews
Plumpton Penrith Cumbria CA11 9PE

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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 !! 

Special Offer

50% off WTF!

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


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  • "Magical day captured in the most magnificent way!"
    Margaret on 6 July 2020

    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"
    Charlotte on 19 June 2020

    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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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, with prices starting at just £1,250 - with the average spend of my Brides & Grooms to be around the £1,750 mark but would be more happy to arrange a time to discuss your plans and requirements

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.

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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