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 workload weddings generate, but he could not be happier in his pursuit of being the perfect reportage wedding photographer.
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 photojournalistic 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 photo shoots in Gloucestershire or even further afield should the opportunity present itself. As the song goes, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.