Duncan has been a professional photographer since 2002 but has been involved in photography for much, much longer. He studied photography right through to degree level at university and started his professional career in and around London as a commercial/advertising photographer. He stayed with this for about 4 years at which point he decided to go into business for himself. He took up wedding photography as a sideline to commercial photography and supplement the fledgling businesses income. In 2007, fed up with life in the city, he and his wife up-sticks and moved to Cyprus where he built up a fantastic reputation with English and Cypriot couples alike to become a top name professional wedding photographer over there. After 5 years of Cyprus life and with two additions to his family, Duncan returned home and now lives in Pershore in Worcestershire. He no longer has time to pursue the commercial photography career he started out with due to the massive work load weddings generate, but he could not be happier in his pursuit of being the perfect reportage wedding photographer.
As a wedding photographer should be, Duncan Cox Photography are extremely versatile and it would be very difficult to categorise their approach to wedding photography into a specific genre. While Duncan Cox shoots his weddings predominantly in a photo-journalistic or natural style, he is not a purest. If he feels something can be done to improve a situation to ensure you get the best photographs for your wedding album possible, he will. This does not mean Duncan will dominate your special day and turn your vision of how your wedding should be into his vision, far from it. For the most part, he will be a silent observer waiting in the wings for those precious moments to present themselves. Like a fly on the wall and with lightning quick reactions, these moments will be expertly immortalised forever. Duncan is a warm hearted man with a strong sense of empathy. This affords him an ability to read a situation from afar and almost predict when emotions will bubble up to the surface. This enables him to capture images of stunning natural beauty and helps him to tell the story of your wedding day in exquisite detail. This is a skill we believe is of the utmost importance, as when you view your wedding photographs in 20 or 30 years time, you will remember exactly how you felt in that moment. Also, this style of photography is timeless and simply does not age. When you look back at your wedding photographs you will not see out of style imagery, as human emotions never go out of date. This is something that is just not possible with traditional or staged wedding photography. The ability to capture the moment is THE most important skill you should be looking for when hiring your wedding photographer for one of the most important days of your life.
Finding the right photographer for your event requires a great deal of thought. Do you want wedding photographers who specialise in the traditional or photo-journalistic approaches? Some people like to have multiple angles and wedding photographers so nothing is missed. Wedding photographers should show you their best work in a gallery/portfolio ready for potential customers to peruse – the more dynamic these portfolios, the greater the range of the photographer. Price is important, but when determining your budget, remember how important wedding photographers are to your event, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. In the years to come, your memories will begin to dull and the photos you received from wedding photographers should live on in vibrant glory.
Weddings are sacred and meaningful events which join the lives of two people together. Friends and family travel, sometimes over great distances, to merely observe the ceremony. In today’s day and age, weddings can be very expensive, even in a more modest setting. The wedding dress and the wedding ring are certainly not cheap, and preparation alone is costly both in time and money. Due to all the time, effort, and cash spent on a wedding, it would seem a shame to not take adequate record of the event. Memories fade, but your wedding photographs last forever. This is why booking wedding photographers for your special day is so important. Reportage Wedding photographers are experts in capturing the essence of the ceremony and can perform in any setting. Skilled wedding photographers pride themselves on taking photographs that memorialise the intimacy, gravity, and mirth of the scene. Capturing such things, sometimes in the same shot, is certainly a challenge and yet Duncan Cox Photography will happily call it their forte. Wedding photographers follow the bride and groom along every step of their wedding day, making a physical record to go along with those poignant, but intangible, emotions. They observe the tone of the wedding and hone their focus on shots that will exemplify it. Of course not all wedding photographers are the same, and some may specialise in one of two approaches: photo-journalistic (reportage) and traditional, or a mixture of the two. The first, the natural photo-journalistic style, has become increasingly popular. Wedding photographers employing this style consider themselves to be storytellers who weave their tale through a series of progressive photographs depicting portions of the day. They are especially keen on capturing moments that will make you look back and smile, like some especially embarrassing photographs of your uncle who thinks he can dance! Traditional wedding photographers are for those who want a more static portrait style, record of their wedding. They specialise in capturing set up moments between the bride and groom and family, by framing their shots to accentuate the classic appeal of weddings in general.
Although not based there Duncan Cox Photography is happy conduct photoshoots in Gloucestershire or even further afield should the opportunity present itself. As the song goes, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.