Compliments

A large number of my wedding bookings come from referrals from previous clients – I’m very grateful for their recommendations of course. It’s very important to me to not just take great photos for my clients, but also to be a positive part of their wedding day.

Here are some words from some of my more expressive clients … I don’t ask for reviews, these are unsolicited thank you cards and emails from happy clients.

Mohini and Ed, A Town Hall Hotel wedding

Dear Duncan,

I have just received both boxes of our wedding pics… WOW! They look fab. We cannot wait to scour through and make our album.

You were amazing. My friends and family cannot stop talking about you, your manner on the day and your beautiful shots. I just had lunch with my mum and she was still talking about you.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards,
Mohini

 

 

 

 

Laura and Russ

We couldn’t give you any less than 5 stars.. Is there a bonus star?? Honestly, you made our day not only with your obvious camera skills, but with your cool and relaxed personality and willingness to break a sweat and get the shot.. We couldn’t be happier and keep going back to the pics (all 600 or so of them!!). It’s hard to take it all in but you got every moment. Thank you. Same time next year for the renewal of the vows??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna and Stephen, a Gaynes Park wedding

Duncan,

For us, we could not have found a photographer more understanding, more talented and more in tune with his clients than you. On our very first meeting on our engagement shoot you managed to transform two insecure giggling wrecks in front of the camera into two people who felt completely at ease on their wedding day. This is due to your excellent sense of humour, and your calm and professional manner. From our engagement shoot you completely ‘got us’ -the bride to be slightly insane and the groom who didn’t have a clue how to stand and what to do with his arm!

Your photographs of our day overwhelmed us and took our breath away. Our guests have even commented that they are the best wedding photographs that they have ever seen and we could not agree more.
You truly captured every aspect of our wedding and with each click the next photo was just as beautiful if not more beautiful than the previous one. Each photo encapsulated  the essence of us as a couple and of our story from the initial morning anxiety to the the love, the laughter, the friendships, the joy and the whirlwind magic that we felt. We absolutely loved our day and that has been translated in all of your photographs.

Duncan, from the bottom of our hearts, we really cannot thank you enough. Thank you for coping with us on our engagement shoot, for dealing with an Italian mother and for holding your own against a bride who trusted you with her wedding dress whilst she was getting her make up done! Most importantly however, thank you for giving us photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We feel it’s going to be an impossible task to choose just 100 of them!

We truly do wish you the very best and again, thank you so very very much.

Love,

Anna and Stephen xx

Sian and Lee, a Gate Street Barn wedding

.. on seeing a quick preview on my blog ..

DUNCAN!!!!!

Oh my god!! Oh my god!! Oh my god!!!
I am literally walking through a tunnel to get on the plane for honeymoon and frantically scrolling through these INCREDIBLE PICTURES to see how many I can look at before I have to turn my phone off!!

Words can’t describe how much We love what We have seen so far so this doesn’t bode well for me crying my eyes out for the next 14 hours on this plane!

We will try and get a signal when we arrive and take a proper look.

You are amazing……that is all.

Big big love to you.

Sian and Lee. Xx

.. and when they saw the full gallery ..

Well what can i say.  These photos are simply incredible! You have captured every little detail and we are so so glad you were available to do our wedding.   We have just laughed really hard at loads of them (especially my dad with the knife in his hand! he looks like a bloody criminal!) and I didn’t want to get to the last section as i knew i would have seen them all………

Sending lots of love and thanks to you.  You are a total legend!!!

Sian and Lee x

 

Nicola and Ian, a St Giles Hotel wedding

Dear Duncan,

Thank you so much for being the best photographer in the world. You gave Ian and I the most amazing memories we could ever have wished for and that we can treasure forever.

Our friends and family all praised you and can’t believe how good the photos are. I posted a wedding video of you pictures on pixiwoomadness and the feedback has been fantastic, everyone loves them

Once again thank you so so so much from the bottom of our hearts. I will be telling everyone to book you, you truly are a talented man

All our love, Nicola and Ian Haste xxx

 

 

 

Rebecca and Andy, a Caradoc Court wedding

Duncan,

We just wanted to say properly how much we loved our wedding photos. They are incredible and two months on we’re still playing them every night ! There are so many magic moments captured – little looks, belly laughs, bouncing feet and loads more.

We still can’t quite work out where you were taking these from as we barely noticed you, yet you must have been rolling on the floor half the time ! Just incredible work ! We couldn’t have imagined that the tone of the day would have been caught so perfectly. And it was great getting to know you too.

Thanks again, Andy & Rebecca x

 

 

 

Neda and Graham, a St. Johns College wedding

Duncan,

Thanks you again for the absolutely fantastic job you did with the photography on our wedding day.

We really appreciate your hard work and stamina … we realise the set-up made it all quite a mission for you !

The photographs themselves far exceed our expectations, they are absolutely divine, and capture all parts of the day so amazingly well. You really are an exceptional photographer and artist.

Best wishes, Neda and Graham

 

 

 

 

Helen and Martin, a Folly Farm wedding

Dear Duncan,

Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding pictures.  Is was such a pleasure to have you photographing our wedding and we barely knew you were there !

The pictures are stunning and have really captured the spirit of the day.  So many of our guests have commented on how lovely the pictures are.

Thank you for helping us record some wonderful memories.

With best wishes, Helen and Martin

 

 

 

 

Louise and Craig, a Wasing Park wedding

Dear Duncan,

We both just wanted to say a big thank you for being part of our special day.  It was so important to us that we found someone we liked and who we felt would capture the day perfectly.

Everyone at the wedding commented on how professional, courteous and friendly you were and we enjoyed having you there with our friends and family.  You even found time to give some tips to a friend of ours who is a photography enthusiast.

The quality of the images we have and the amazing album will be treasured for a lifetime.  Thank you again, you were the perfect choice for us, we have such happy memories of the day and we’re thrilled that you were able to capture so many special moments.

Craig and Louise

 

 

Katy and Michael, a Hartwell House wedding

Wow!

Just got back from a last minute honeymoon in Belgium to find these!  What a brilliant, brilliant surprise to come home to!  Thank you very, very much.

We’ve spent the last week reminiscing and laughing about all sorts of things on the 29th, it seriously was the best day I’ve ever had!  Mike’s a bit more cautious to label something ‘THE best’, but having seen your photos, and read your overview of the day which made us laugh out loud,  (apologies for the expressiveness, I get a bit carried away :-)) and been reminded about so many things, his response was “it was a damn good day wasn’t it!” – with a big smile on his face.

Some of your photos are absolute genius – I’m not sure how you managed to get some of them.  When we first met you and you said that you just blended in and we wouldn’t know you were there, I’m not sure we 100% believed you.  Purely because we didn’t think it was possible for a fully grown man to go unnoticed.  However, you were right. You’ve captured brilliant, natural photos of people who clearly have no idea they’re being photographed.  And even when we did see you, you were smiling which really put us at ease.  I hate my picture being taken, and Mike’s not a big fan, but you made it so easy and relaxed that it wasn’t a problem.

I’m also not sure how, not knowing any of our friends or family you managed to capture some beautiful shots of people that with hindsight we might have put on the ‘group shots’ list –  it’s like you have some magical 6th sense or something.  There’s one of my Dad, my Uncle and my Dad’s cousin all grinning at something – they all grew up together and they have a very similar photo of them as little kids, so to have pretty much the same shot 50 odd years later is amazing – they are going to absolutely love it.  And a beautiful one of my Mum and Dad during the speeches that’s going in a frame on our wall.

There aren’t really enough superlatives to describe some of your photos and your presence on the day.  I know that sounds a bit over the top, but honestly it’s true.  Booking a photographer wasn’t high on our list of priorities when we were organising the wedding – we did it largely to keep out families happy.  But thank goodness we listened to them.  You were right, the day goes so quickly and it’s so difficult to take everything in.  Under your instruction we tried to take a few minutes here and there to stand back and just watch, but it’s not possible to take it all in properly.  We’ve been to lots of our friends’ weddings over the years and seen quite a few wedding albums full of forced, staged photos that our mates don’t look at as they don’t reflect their memories of the day.  However, you’ve captured the whole day perfectly, and it’s a real pleasure to look and re-look and in Mike’s case analyse all of your photos over and over again.  Various friends said “the photographer was lovely’ and “he made the group shots really good fun”, my Mum even said “Duncan’s the one with the picture of the black cat on his website isn’t he? I knew he’d be nice!” – so we’ll be passing your photos on to them, and definitely passing on your name to anyone else we know planning to get married.

Thanks for capturing all our memories so brilliantly and adding to them, you’re an absolute star!  I hope you didn’t get home too late on the Saturday night.

Best wishes
Katy + Mike

Amy and Olly, a Yaxley Hall wedding

Dear Duncan,

What can we say ?  You did such an amazing job capturing every aspect of our wedding day.  Choosing our favourite images to put into the album is going to be a hard job, there are just so many great ones to pick from !

We really feel that your photos convey the details and general atmosphere of the day and that is exactly what we wanted.  We are also so happy with the engagement photos – they are so special not only because they were taken just before our wedding and on the farm, but also because it gave us a chance to know you.

It was really enjoyable having you take our picture on both special occasions, so thank you.

With best wishes,
Amy + Olly Cook

 

Poppy and Jim, a Tentipi wedding

Duncan,

It is difficult to capture how overwhelmed and impressed we are with the images you captured on our big day.

The results are truly stunning, capturing the diversity and atmosphere of the day better than we could ever have hoped. We have been through the prints more times than I can remember as they really bring the whole day back to us in stunning reality and each time we learn a little bit more about what really went on throughout the day!

It was a great pleasure to work with you from start to finish; you seemed to really understand what we were after and hence gave us a very difficult task to select the final album photos.

So, a huge thank you for giving us the best album of memories we could have asked for, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends.

Lots of love, Poppy and Jim xx

Laura-Jayne and Daire, a Down Hall wedding

Duncan,

From the moment we found your website we knew you were the photographer for us and you certainly did not disappoint!!

Memories are things that are made on occasions like your wedding day by there were aspects of our wedding that we did not ‘see’ being caught up in the whole excitement of the day. However looking back through the ‘story’ you created for us we re live our wedding day every single time we go through your pictures. I have no idea how or where you were all day but the fruits of your labour are beautiful and we are thankful to you for taking the care and attention in enhancing the memories we have and creating a few new ones as well.

Thank you so much – it was a pleasure to share our day with you and for you to share your talent with us.

Laura-Jayne and Daire

 

Jo and Enrique, a Town Hall Hotel wedding

.. from Jo

Duncan, very briefly – they’re wonderful1!!!!

Look forward to the rest, but what a joy to relive the experience again!!!

.. from Enrique’s mum

Good afternoon,

I saw the excellent work you did for the wedding of my son, Enrique, and Jo. And I wanted to say that you are a genius ! All the photos are wonderful. Really, the more I look at them, the more I find new details and the more I admire your work.

Congratulations, you really are an artist!

And thank you. With your work we can live again so many happy moments.

Best regards, Gloria Moanack

 

Sophie and Ben, a Gaynes Park wedding

We really couldn’t say a bigger thank you for our outstanding wedding photographs – what a way to remember the most incredible day of our lives.  You’ve captured each and every moment of the day so perfectly, from the key stand out events down to the smallest of details that meant so much to us.

Amongst our favourites, of which there are too many to count, are all the fantastic shots of the kids.  They play such an important part in our lives and it really made our day to see how happy they were as well as all their mischievous faces you so perfectly caught.

The photographs really do tell a complete story of what was the most amazing day, with each picture telling it’s own story and having it’s own memories to share.  We really couldn’t have asked for anything more, the photographs are stunning ans it was an absolute pleasure to share our day with you.  Thank you.

All our best wishes for the future, Sophie and Ben xxx

 

 

SHORTS

Clients initial reactions by email after seeing their photos for the first time

Jessica and Glenn, a Castle Hill wedding

Literally amazing! They made me well up they are so beautiful (perhaps the hormones partly to blame). Thank you for capturing all the nerves, the smiles and the love – I can’t stop looking at them. You are so talented.

Thanks Duncan 🙂

Lizzie and Matt, a Bingham Hotel wedding

Just had a quick look on the hotel wifi! They look AMAZING!!!!

Thanks so much, Matt and Lizzie

Katie and David, a Cley Mill wedding

We’ve looked and them and they are AMAZING!!!!! We just love them, thank u soooooo much! x

Rowena and David, a Royal Aeronautical Society wedding

Dear Duncan

Thanks so much.  We’re currently in Hawaii but have been able to see the pictures online.  We both absolutely love the pictures you’ve put up and Rowena is delighted by your assessment of her speech!  The photos have really captured the spirit of the day for us.

Best wishes, David and Rowena

Anja and Adam, a Hintlesham Hall wedding

Duncan

Thanks for the album – fantastic.  It perfectly represents the journey of the day – awesome.

Thanks for all your help from beginning to end; without hesitation Anja and I would recommend your services.

Regards, Adam & Anja

Sonia and Alex, a Lansdowne Hotel wedding

Wonderful job on the pictures Duncan, we really thought you were excellent on the day and the way you just blended in. Many guests made positive remarks about how good they thought you were and that was without seeing the pictures!

As you know, Sonia has been following your work for years, and we both felt you captured our wedding day perfectly. The gallery photos were even better than the blog sample. We would recommend you without reservation.

All the best, Alexander and Sonia

Katy and Richard, a Voewood wedding

They’re amazing!  Thank you so much. We’ve only had a chance to have a quick look through this evening but we’ll be coming back to them lots of times over the next few days (and years). We had such a lovely day and you’ve captured everything so perfectly and given us a wonderful record of the day.  Thank you again!

Lisa and Julian, a Cley Mill wedding

Hey Duncan, eight years ago today, just having a trip down memory lane and looking through our wedding photos at Cley windmill. You’re the man! Thank you for the best photographs ever.

Lisa, Jules, Mikey & Bitzy x

Catharine and Richey, a Blickling Hall wedding

Duncan, you did an amazing job. We have a fabulous set of photos and we also enjoyed your company as well. Everyone who has seen them has been really impressed.

Thank you very much indeed.
Catharine

Kerry and Nathan, a Curradine Barns wedding

Hi Duncan

We are so pleased with the pictures – they are fantastic!! Absolutely love them, thank you.

Best Wishes
Nathan & Kerry

Thanks, thanks!

I received this lovely homemade thank you card from Asni and Giles – their Tuddenham Mill wedding was back in July this year. Thanks guys! ‘Duncan, Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding photos, we’ve just finished putting them all into albums! We really enjoyed reliving theSee more »

Thanks, thanks!

Another welcome surprise in the post last week, a little note from Ed and Mohini … ‘Such a pleasure to share our day with you!  Thank you for being so great with us and our guests – we really couldn’t have chosen anyone better.  You’re a bit of a star. With love andSee more »

Thanks, thanks !

A nice little surprise dropped through the letter box last week, a thank you note from Vanessa and Peter whose wedding I photographed in Herefordshire in July. I’ll let Vanessa do the talking … Duncan, Thank you so so much – your photos are just exquisite. They caught theSee more »

Job done

I count myself very lucky with the clients I seem to attract, they let me do what I do best and I’m given free rein to get on and shoot their wedding while they get on with enjoying their day.  Even after almost 10 years of shooting weddings I’m always looking to improve what I provideSee more »

It’s like you have some magical 6th sense

Had to share a ‘little’ note that Katy sent me when they got home from honeymoon and saw their first selection of photos … ‘Wow! Just got back from a last minute honeymoon in Belgium to find these!  What a brilliant, brilliant surprise to come home to!  Thank you very, verySee more »

We really couldn’t have asked for anything more

Another week, another thank you card, it’s been a good year !  I’ve said this before but I never ask for client testimonials, but they’re always a pleasure to receive. This one is from Sophie and Ben, following their Gaynes Park wedding a few weeks ago. ‘Dear Duncan, WeSee more »

Your photos are immense !

Well, that’s what Gemma and James thought.  Cheers guys, high fives all round. ‘Dear Duncan We wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for being there to capture our special day. We had an amazing fun-filled day and your photos will give us such long lasting memories – yourSee more »

Thanks, thanks !

I’ve a couple more thank you’s to share … First up this great hand made card from Helen and Martin featuring some wonderful photography on the front 😉 Dear Duncan, Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding pictures.  Is was such a pleasure to have you photographing our weddingSee more »

wedding thank you card

Thanks, thanks !

A nice surprise in the post this morning, a lovely thank you card from Louise and Craig, I shot their Wasing Park wedding in August last year. “Dear Duncan, We both just wanted to say a big thank you for being part of our special day.  It was so important to us that we found someone we likedSee more »

Thanks, thanks.

Another couple of thank you cards have dropped through my letterbox, thank guys ! From Amy and Olly : Dear Duncan, What can we say ?  You did such an amazing job capturing every aspect of our wedding day.  Choosing our favourite images to put into the album is going to be a hard job, there areSee more »

Thanks, thanks.

I really get the satisfaction of a job well done when a thank you card drops through the door.  Thanks guys for taking the time to put pen to paper. ‘Dear Duncan, Renny and I wish to thank you so very much for the wonderful pictures you took at our wedding, they are simply, truely amazing. See more »

More Happy Clients

I came back from a few days working in Brighton to a couple of thank you cards. From Sam and Den : Dear Duncan, Den and I would like to thank you so much once again for our stunning wedding photos. You did such an exceptional job of capturing the day itself as well as in the beautiful albumSee more »

Happy Clients

It’s always a nice suprise to be included in a client’s thank you card list. Here’s a beautifully prepared one I received today from Neda and Graham, I shot their wedding at St. John’s college chapel in August. They wrote : “Thank you again for the absolutelySee more »