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About

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鈥檛 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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Frequently asked questions

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?

$4,000

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
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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Reviews of Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker

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91 Reviews
100% recommend it
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Lizzy
Lizzy H. Sent on 04/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Photos and top notch planning and shooting experience

Booked Marina Borov through Head and Heart photography for a 2 hour elopement shoot in January of 2022 in Santa Barbara. I am honestly not a wedding person and was totally apprehensive about this process, pre-shoot Marina helped me plan when I knew nothing about what I wanted. She was super collaborative as we formed a vision together. She was punctual, prepared, and even served as our witness on the day of the elopement. My partner and I are both awkward people in front of cameras (read eyes shut and goofy expressions), but I really wanted some candids and things that felt real vs. cheesy. Through Marina鈥檚 excellent on-set manner and direction she cajoled us into some amazing candid shots. She was playful, curious, flexible and has a great eye and the photos really show that. I honestly expected the whole experience to be painful, but instead it felt fun and meaningful under her guidance. I work as an art director with commercial photographers for a living, and I have to say Marina stacks up in every way: she is a true wedding pro. She goes above and beyond with her work and she鈥檚 a total bargain for what she brings to the table. Book her while you still can!
Tom
Tom A. Sent on 12/24/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have had a better experience....

I had the pleasure of working with Braydon on my proposal. To give you a little background, my fiance and I were taking a week long trip along the PCH in California with an eventual stop in Santa Barbara where I had decided to propose. Being from the East Coast, I had no idea what to expect and how to plan a proposal without ever going to Santa Barbara in advance. Just through a few phone calls Braydon helped pick out the perfect location and timing to make sure the photos and proposal worked out perfectly. He put me at ease knowing how confident he was in his recommendations. The photos came out beautifully, he kept himself far enough away to give us our moment and still take great photos, and then ran up right in time to get beautiful photos of the proposal. He was so easygoing and relaxed and made the post-proposal shoot fun. We haven't stopped receiving compliments on our photos. Braydon exceeded my expectations in every way.
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Jocelyn Sent on 07/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer/Photogtaphy!!

AMAZING photography!!! One of the main thing with photos is you need to feel comfortable with the person taking them and Kiel is amazing at that. I would definitely recommend using H&H Photography for anything- big or small!!
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Real Weddings

Marty & Sumy
29 photos 路 09/20/2017
Kattie & Avery
51 photos 路 09/08/2017
Jibraun & Sonya
52 photos 路 04/24/2017
Tyler & Sharone
28 photos 路 10/18/2015
Jason & Francine
20 photos 路 02/22/2015

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
ella & louie 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 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 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.

Preferred Vendors

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
4.6 out of 5 rating , 28 Reviews
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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
4.6 out of 5 rating , 16 Reviews
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Santa Barbara Historical Museum
4.9 out of 5 rating , 22 Reviews
路 Museum Weddings
Rancho Dos Pueblos
4.7 out of 5 rating , 4 Reviews
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ella & louie
5.0 out of 5 rating , 56 Reviews
路 Wedding Florists
Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals
5.0 out of 5 rating , 18 Reviews
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Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker frequently asked questions

Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Engagement Shoot
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
  • Proofs
Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Video
  • Wedding Portraits
Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
Head & Heart Photography by Kiel Rucker is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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