Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker

2430 de la vina st., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker

Head & Heart Photography is a locally focused, exclusive membership photography collective created with the purpose of finding the most talented and motivated local photographers, and connecting them with couples and clients looking to book a photographer whose work and personality they can be confident in.

Each member photographer has gone through an application process that consists of a detailed online questionnaire requiring information about their experience, skills, goals and more, an in-person interview with me (Kiel Rucker), and (when opportunity permits) shooting with me on one of my weddings or projects. I do not invite a photographer to be a part of Head & Heart unless I am confident in their talent, personality, experience and their potential to grow as individuals and photographers. Can’t wait to show you what we can do!

Head & Heart Member Photographers are invited to apply based on the culmination of my 10+ year of experience and knowledge gained about both sides of the photographer/client relationship, boiled down into an experience that offers talented photographers opportunities to demonstrate and hone their craft while offering clients the best photography experience possible from initial inquiry to the the delivery of their final images.


Experience
Kiel Rucker has been a professional wedding photographer for eight years in Santa Barbara. He has captured weddings on some of the most stunning and notorious venues in the world, including The Ritz Carlton, The Four Seasons Biltmore and San Ysidro Ranch.

Services Offered

  • Additional hours
  • Destination/travel
  • Engagement shoot
  • High-res images
  • Liability insurance
  • Multiple locations
  • One event/day
  • Second shooter
  • Toning
  • Wedding portraits


Other Services

  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital files
  • Matted prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
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Bridal party in Montecito
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Bride and groom sunset
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Stylish Groom at Kestral Park
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Winter Couple at Kestral Park
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Winter Couple at Kestral Park
Winter Couple at Kestral Park
Winter Couple at Kestral Park
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Blackberry and raspberry cake
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Winter Groom at Kestral Park
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Stylish Groom at Kestral Park
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Deep dark red roses
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Dom Perignon at Kestral Park
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Winter Couple at Kestral Park
Winter Couple at Kestral Park
Winter Couple at Kestral Park
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Modern Sant Barbara Newlyweds
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Portrait of a grrom
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Beautiful floral image
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Beautiful floral image
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Lemon yellow beverages
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Bride and groom newlyweds
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Newlywed bride and groom
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Vows and details
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Bride and groom sunset
Bride and groom sunset
Bride and groom sunset
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Garden wedding ceremony
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Hawaiian wedding newlyweds
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Hawaiian wedding newlyweds
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Bride & groom
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Newlyweds at the Valley Club
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Wedding Ceremony in Montecito
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Bridal party in Montecito
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87 Reviews for Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Katie · Getting married on 05/09/2020

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    Absolutely Stunning Engagement Photos

    Words cannot express how beautiful the engagement photos that Braydon took for my fiance and I this past weekend in Santa Barbara. My fiance and him coordinated ahead of time over secret email + texts to plan the surprise. Braydon was responsive, attentive and adaptable - being able to find us on the beach from just a photo and general location which changed last minute! He captured the moment perfectly, and without me knowing he was in the background taking beautiful photos. Once he let us soak in the engagement, he appeared from his hiding spot and proceeded to take stunning photos on the beach at sunset for the next 45 minutes. He had the photos back to us via a website link within 2 days. The website has a great interface + simple access on mobile and desktop + easy to download the photos.

    Now to the actual photos - STUNNING! From the lighting, editing and setting to his guiding us into different positions, resulted in multiple perfect shots. There is not one shot in the collection that we did not like. We absolutely loved every single one.

    Thank you Braydon for making our engagement a moment we will never forget, and with photos that will last our lifetime.

    Sent on 02/13/2019
  • Teal

    Teal Haggar · Married on 04/01/2020

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    Wedding Planner Approved!

    So many fantastic things to share about Kiel from a wedding planner's perspective. Kiel was attentive to the needs and requests of our clients, turned around stunning images in very reasonable time frame, and is a true joy to have alongside our team on the wedding day.

    We knew our clients were being well cared for the entire day, he was happy to field my requests for detail and other shots, and in the months leading up to the wedding was a wonderful communicator with me to work through logistics and just taking great care in listening and collaborating.

    Can't wait to team up with Kiel again soon!

    Sent on 02/05/2020

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Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker Pricing

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Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?
    $ 650
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price?
    2nd Shooter
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Digital Files
    Proofs
    Save the Date
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package?
    $ 4000
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    2nd Shooter
    Engagement Shoot
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Albums
    Digital Files
    Prints
    Proofs
  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Contemporary
    Natural
    Photojournalism
  • What photography services do you offer?
    Additional Hours
    Destination / Travel
    Engagement Shoot
    High-Res Images
    Liability Insurance
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Second Shooter
    Video
    Wedding Portraits
  • What photography items do you offer?
    Albums
    Canvas
    Digital Files
    Matted Prints
    Prints
    Proofs

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • ella & louie Wedding Florists

    I am always so happy to see Kiel Rucker on the list for my weddings. First of all, he's personable and lovely to work with in all settings. Second, I know I'll see some gorgeous photos after all is said and done. Those images live on long after the day's excitement is over and I keep coming back to them again and again. Kiel is always on my list of recommendations when couples are looking for a talented photographer for engagement photos, elopements and weddings.

  • Wingett Weddings & Events Wedding Planners

    Kiel is one of the best photographer's I've worked with! Wonderful and very easy going...you're in great hands with him!

  • Black Bear Inn Hotel Weddings

    Kiel is an excellent photographer, and a great vendor. He is organized, timely, professional, and responsive to client needs. His work is beautiful - some of the best I've seen over the years. We actually used one of his photos as a one-page ad in a wedding magazine. I highly recommend Kiel for any special occasion.

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    805-324-6780 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday | 10:00 - 5:00
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