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The 2017 Lake District Wedding Photographer of The Year. Photography from the heart, I've learnt my craft from The Worlds best. I'm driven, passionate and believe the images should do the talking !!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£399
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Details

Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on DVD
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Booth Available
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Dramatic
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
Whether an elopement wedding for two in the smallest venue, through to 300 guests at the grandest venues anywhere in The World (yes I do destination weddings) don't you deserve the best ? Its about shooting the connection, the subtle glances, the little details, all gone in a blink of an eye and lost forever. My challenge is to create striking images by using a combination of different styles so when looking back at these windows in time in say 10 years time you transported back in an instant and connected. My images have an almost timeless quality about them I would love to hear your story, after the person you are marrying, the photography is the next most important ingredient of the day. No one will work harder to ensure you get stunning images, so on this most special day which you may have spent years planning; don't you deserve the best ?

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: David Rucker
If photography really matters, and you love my relaxed, unobtrusive style then lets talk !!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2006
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
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Alison & Scott
Married in March 2019
April 2019
WOW photos, David made us feel so relaxed !!
Couldn't of asked for a better photographer for our wedding. Neither of us like having our photos taken but from the first phone call with David he totally put us at our ...
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Lucy & Rick
Married in March 2019
April 2019
Wedding Review
We are absolutely delighted with our photographs and would highly recommend David. He put us at ease and was fab with our young children. David's passion about his work i...
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Ian & Claire
Married in February 2019
April 2019
Amazing Photographs !!
What a genuinely lovely bloke David is, you can tell right away as soon as you meet him how passionate about his work he is. When we decided to get married last minute, w...
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Graeme Murray
Wedding: January 2019
April 2019
Extremely Professional
It is always a pleasure to work with David, which I have done at a number of wedding services. He is a true professional in every way, with an extensive knowledge of all ...
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Vikki & Murray Fulton
Married in January 2019
April 2019
I adore our Photos !!
I was delighted with the professionalism David showed us during our wedding ceremony. A genuinely lovely guy who is very talented and has beautifully captured one of the ...
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Bekki & Matt
Married in December 2018
April 2019
David, goes the extra mile, and then some !!
If you're looking for an enthusiastic, professional photographer who really cares about what you want as a couple, then look no further than David Rucker. We initially me...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Keswick, Cumbria, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Town

Keswick

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6

Nearest Train Station

Penrith

Nearest Airport

Carlisle, Manchester

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (3)

Your North West Wedding Magazine
National Wedding Magazines
Vows & Venues

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Chapman - Brand Ambassador

Industry Awards (1)

Lux - the 2017 Lake District Wedding Photographer of The Year
Photos
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

When I turned up one minute late and got a hug from the Bride who was in tears as the Hair and Make-up artist had rung an hour earlier to say she was ill and couldn't make it !! Becki was so relived, and together with her bridesmaids did it themselves and we got some wonderful photos of them all mucking in !!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, creative, passionate, unobtrusive and unique !!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Every email, card or gift I've ever received from a couple gives me a buzz as does seeing your work being regularly featured in weddings magazines, especially when my children see my work on the front cover !!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Trust your gut instinct and do as much as you can to make it unique, its your wedding. Closely followed by choose a professional photographer (don't leave it to cousin Jonny with his DSLR) and make sure you have looked at a complete wedding to see it changes how the photographer captures the light as it changes throughout the day. Its one thing shooting on a cloudy day (easy) as opposed to strong overhead sun, or when its dark or blowing a gale.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

When couples write their own vows, so they say what they mean using their own words.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Every situation is unique as I've photographed weddings without ever meeting couples, through to several meetings with detailed timelines and lists of photos over one or two glasses of wine. Getting to meet beforehand creates understanding a developing a rapport and often couples often comment that they feel relaxed as when you think about it when was the last time anyone took a thousand plus photos of you on a single day !!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

The time set aside just for them where they leave their wedding guests, catch their breath, and realise they've just done it. The relaxed nature of these moments means that they become themselves, relax and without question thats when the magic happens.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

A chainsaw shot which was real with cake flying everywhere - see gallery !!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Smiles, umberela's and embrace the weather !!

Describe how you got into photography.

Loved documenting my hill walks then when I became a Dad, perfecting my portraits quickly before the moments gone. Now I combine the two and capture beautiful environmental portraiture !!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountA free luxury Folio Wedding Album when booking a wedding in 2019 - so be quick !!