Kiel Rucker Photography

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

Kiel Rucker is a wedding photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. Kiel encompasses the beauty of fine art and photojournalism to lend natural, whimsical and romantic images to his clients. He loves infusing natural sky light into his work, all the while capturing what is real and authentic before him. Straying away from the word posing, his primary goal is capturing the true, intimate and raw moments between his couples. This is, after all, the greatest day of your life, and he will be sure to capture what makes your love unique.

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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74 Reviews for Kiel Rucker Photography

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

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    Nicole Rivard · Married on 11/09/2018

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    Kiel is fantastic!

    Kiel Rucker was our photographer for our Santa Barbara Courthouse elopement. He was referred to us by a friend, and we are so grateful for that referral! Kiel is a true artist and genuinely good person. Prior to our special day, Kiel suggested that we get together to get to know each other a bit. We met up for coffee and he spent at least an hour with us chatting about who we are, what we wanted to capture in our photos, and just life in general! We both found him to be very pleasant and down to earth. On our wedding day, Kiel showed up promptly, actually arriving before us, and was ready to go! He even took some shots prior to the ceremony time, which we weren’t expecting! Kiel was fun to work with, has a great sense of humor, and had creative ideas for our photos. We didn’t have to think about anything and just followed his lead. The results are truly fantastic! We are so pleased with our wedding photos and feel that our day was so perfectly captured! We received our photos within a couple of weeks, which is awesome! We give Kiel the highest recommendation! On your wedding day, you definitely want someone that is easy to work with, kind, fun, and a master of their trade! Kiel is your guy!

    Sent on 11/29/2018

    Kiel Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I had a wonderful time getting to know you both and getting share such a beautiful afternoon and experience with you both. Grateful!
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    Rosalee Callahan · Married on 10/26/2018

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    wedding photography dream!

    From the moment we planned to elope in SB, I knew I wanted Kiel to shoot our intimate wedding of 35 at the courthouse. He was responsive to emails, friendly, professional and excited to get to know us and our relationship.

    We are a couple who rarely has had professional photos taken. I still can't believe how comfortable we felt the entire day with Kiel and his lens. We actually had fun taking photos! The rush & excitement of getting married blurs things all day long. Kiel managed to capture moments I didn't even know were occurring - and I have only seen our sneak peak photos so far!

    Kiel's experience in the Santa Barbara & Montecito area shines in his photos - he knows exactly where to place you while making you feel confident and at ease. He is a true artist when it comes to wedding photography - his work is nothing short of beautiful. Thank you Kiel! :)

    Sent on 11/14/2018

    Kiel Rucker Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I had at least as good a time as you did ;) Congratulations again, Rosalee, it was my pleasure to capture your day for you.

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Kiel Rucker Photography Pricing

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Kiel Rucker Photography FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding photography services? $ 4,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price? 2nd Shooter, Multi. Locations, One Event / Day, Digital Files, Proofs
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 6,500.00
  • 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, Negatives, 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, Toning, Wedding Portraits
  • What photography items do you offer? Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • 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.

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  • Santa Barbara, 93105 See on map
    805-324-6780 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday | 12:00 - 5:00

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