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On Hitched.co.uk since 2017

Last update: January 2024

With over 30 years of unwavering dedication to the art of wedding photography, I am Duncan Edward a seasoned photographer known for my ability to capture the essence of love and celebration. My journey in the world of photography began with a passion for storytelling through images, and today, it has evolved into a rich tapestry of experiences, skills, and a portfolio that narrates countless love stories

Attention to Detail

What sets me apart is my meticulous attention to detail. From the subtle glances exchanged between the couple to the intricate details of the venue, I strive to document the entirety of your special day. My goal is to create a visual chronicle that transports you back to the magic and emotions of your wedding day each time you flip through your photo album

Services Offered

Building a rapport with my clients is at the core of my approach. I believe that understanding your vision, preferences, and the story you want to tell is crucial to delivering a personalized and meaningful collection of photographs. Your wedding day is a reflection of your love story, and my aim is to ensure that your photos encapsulate that essence.

As such I offer a range of packages designed to suit a variety of needs and budgets. My basic package includes approximately four hours of camera time with all high-resolution images presented in a private gallery.

I offer an engagement session with all my packages which helps us get to know each other and to shake of any camera shyness.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photocall

What does the wedding package include?

I hope my packages cover every angle however I am more than happy to discuss tailoring my wedding packages to suit your needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch to talk through your ideas

How far in advance should I contact you?

The longer the better as dates get booked up fast. I am happy to discuss your requirements at anytime but would recommend at least 6 months as a minimum

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, north West England Staffordshire Cheshire Manchester region Derbyshire However willing to travel

What is the charge for travelling?

Included in the price within a reasonable distance

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I capture the true spirit of the occasion and make the images as natural as possible. Occasionally (where possible) I use hidden remote cameras on a time-lapse that can capture some interesting shots

What kind of equipment do you use?

All Canon camera bodies and L lenses, lots of other gadgets and special effects and on occasions toys (bubble machine for example) to keep the kids amused...

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, within a client only gallery embedded in my website

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

I never clock watch and we stay till the end and enjoy the party

What are the forms of payment?

Deposit to suit you (normally 10%) and balance one month before the big event

How do you work?

Sometimes alone & sometimes with an assistant who doubles as a second photographer - I/we work to make sure every aspect of the wedding day is covered & ensure that the photography is a fun expierence

Served in

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire and Staffordshire

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100% Recommended by couples
Corrin
Corrin Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer for a camera shy couple!

Both my husband and myself are extremely camera shy. So much so, that we debated not having a photographer at all.

I can truly say that we would not have photographs of our wedding without Duncan. His friendly and fun personality immediately put us both at ease during our engagement photos. At this point we knew that we had found a photographer that we trust, and who can make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

Throughout the wedding day, Duncan took a number of candid photographs as well as some staged photographs. This mixture worked well to capture the glitz and glamour of the day, along with some very raw and emotional moments.

As an added bonus, Duncan had taken some Polaroids, which were given to my husband.
After the wedding reception (through some champagne tears and wedding highs) these were a treat to look over.

The takeaway:

Whether you’re camera shy, or just want a photographer who really cares about capturing the real moments on your wedding day, Duncan is the man for the job.
Rachel
Rachel M. Sent on 13/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST photographer!

Duncan was just an absolute gem from start to finish!
Key points:
- very responsive
- good fun on the day
- took every single shot we asked for
- the photos came out GREAT
- the printed photos are great quality

We don't live local to our venue, and Duncan was really accommodating, he drove out to meet us for a pre consultation to get to know him and for him to take a look at the venue for shot ideas etc, as we aren't local all other communication was via email, and Duncan replied promptly to each on, which really took the stress out of planning/ organising a shot list, he was brilliant.

Duncan was with us all day, he got loads of great shots of the morning/ us getting ready, and he was SO FUN! always cracking jokes and making people laugh, he took the time to learn everyone's name and the vibes were just impeccable.
During the group photos, Duncan has mastered the art of herding cats, even with my guests wandering off we got all the key shots, some fun ones too!
The variety of photos we got is just brilliant, it's isn't just 1000 photos of all the same backdrop, we got some really lovely shots with nice scenery because Duncan took the time to find the locations first, we didn't waste any time wandering around because he was so organised.
Every single magic moment was captured, he didn't miss a thing!

Duncan was with us from 9am-9pm, but he even stayed a little bit longer when I told him I was going to change into my evening dress, just so I could have a few shots of that, which really was so nice of him as he didn't have to do that. In total we got 1300 photos back within a week!!! We got a few prints on the day too! All of them were edited, the best ones had different options (black and white/ colour pop etc) and they all just came out so perfect!

We've had a few photos printed from him and the quality is second to none. We will be ordering more (when I stop being so indecisive!)

I can't recommend Duncan enough. He was just brilliant. Your wedding photos will be in very safe hands, the man is a pure legend and a joy to be around, and he is amazing at what he does.
Clare
Clare N. Sent on 21/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer

Duncan photographed our wedding on 10/02/2024 and did an amazing job, our pictures are perfect despite us being incredibly uncomfortable in front of the camera. Duncan managed to put us at ease and had all the guest laughing. He added special touches to our photos with bubbles and sparklers and the results are better than I ever thought possible.
Duncan stayed longer than expected to capture everything we wanted and we really appreciate everything he did for us.
Lizzie
Lizzie Sent on 22/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Went above and beyond!

Duncan was fantastic on the day. He was autonomous, flexible and great at managing the large groups for the group shots. He arrived early and left late, telling me not to worry about time. He brought me a selection of small print outs on the day and sent me them via email the next day. The rest of the images are due Friday which is under a week after the wedding. I couldn't thank him enough. So excited to see the images 😍
Darren
Darren C. Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

True professional = Duncan Edward

Hi to anyone that reads this review
Yes I have hit five stars on everything.
Duncan is a true professional who takes every little detail of the photos he takes for you into account, he takes his time to make sure that the photos he takes are beautiful and that everything in the photos, every little detail is not missed.
The photos he took for our wedding were so beautiful, perfect and magical. We could have not wished for more. We already know that when the day comes for us to renew our vows we would be honoured for Duncan to be our photographer.
A true gentleman, professional in every way who we got to know and now see as a true friend.
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Stephanie F. Sent on 27/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Duncan edwards photographer

Duncan was amazing not only is he professional but has An amazing personality to match 10000% would recommend Duncan we were so lucky to find him
Sveta
Sveta B. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We couldn't recommend Duncan enough how amazing He was on our wedding day 😊

Duncan is absolute pleasure to have as a photographer, his amazing personality and professionalism made us feel very easy through the day.
Thank you so so much for our beautiful wedding photos. The emotion you've captured throughout is so real and we will be forever grateful you were available to photograph our special day!
Robinson
Robinson Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Robinson

The first thing we liked about Duncan was. He had time to talk to us not just about our special day but to get to know us.Duncan is such a lovely chap and nothing is too much trouble. This was leading up to our day July 21 2023. On our day, not just taking photos but hands on help.Excellent after service which all the above goes a long way.

You can tell he enjoys his work, very professional. Summing Duncan up, he puts everyone at ease when taking pictures. He is just a genuine nice guy.

Both my husband and I have said if ever we have a special function again we would definitely book him again.

Wishing you all the best for your future

Thank you Duncan it’s been a pleasure meetIng you. Mr and Mrs Robinson 😊😊
Jo Gray
Jo Gray Sent on 04/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Jo and Pete's wedding day

What a fantastic guy Duncan is! From the word go he kept us at ease. We had a couple of meetings including an engagement shoot at our allotment which was included in the cost as well as the portrait we choose to feature at our wedding. Duncan took so many quality shots of before the wedding and of the actual day also. The photos he took are so special to us and captured the day perfectly. He had some tricky photography skills to balance on the day including pictures of animals, children, my camera shy son with severe special needs who made a VIP visit to be with us on our special day, climbing walls for the perfect shotsand capturing some of our antics in the evening with a lovely shot of me doing the canga showing my big knickers with the girls. Thanks Duncan my girl friends love this picture, they think it's hilarious. He went out of his way for us to get the photographs of us having so much fun and great times with our friends and family. The cost was also extremely reasonable. I would recommend Duncan highly to any couple that is looking for a professional photographer for their wedding. He is brilliant at what he does! Thank you Duncan.
Sophiehannah
Sophie Sent on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

There are no words to describe how grateful we are to have had Duncan as our photographer. He helped us create the most perfect day. From the very moment I opened the door to him on the wedding morning I knew I was going to be in good hands. Duncan helped to build a calm atmosphere which added to me having the most wonderful wedding morning. Even when things got hectic with a flood from a toilet!!!
Electrician, plumber he literally does it all! Duncan was so calm and relaxed in his approach that everybody was so comfortable around him. His professionalism is unparalleled.

Everything was timed so perfectly. We felt that he contributed to the running of the day and allowed everything to go so smoothly. We think it’s so important that others realise that you spend a significant proportion of your day with your photographer, you need to like that person. With you Duncan, it feels like we have gained a new friend – he’s truly a lovely person.

Thank you so very much for everything. We can't wait to see our wedding photos.

Mr & Mrs Skerritt 18.06.23
Saran
Saran B. Sent on 18/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hands down the most experienced photographer, and kindest man!

Duncan was absolutely hands down incredible both before and on our wedding day. Our meet and greet on video call was such a personalised and special touch, a chance to chat and meet the man who would be taking our pictures on our wedding day. We laughed so much and both me and my (now) husband knew he was going to be fantastic.
On the day of the wedding he brought up lights so my bridesmaids could do their makeup better, he never stayed still and was filled with a life of energy! We chatted, and laughed, all morning during the getting ready and managed to capture each and every moment spectacularly. I've never been the most confident on my own looks and always feel huge in pictures but somehow every picture I love, it shows the personality of everyone he photographed from the smallest of details.
As all wedding days we had some drama and in the morning a small part of my wedding dress broke and the back would not stay done up, Duncan came into the rescue and went out of his way to buy a sewing kit so the dress could be fixed, a gift I will never be able to say thank you enough for; he truly saved the day!!
The image quality of his photos are pristine and I am so incredibly grateful for his hard work.
My husband is Albanian and we had a lot of small traditions and some big traditional dances, Duncan went out of his way to stay late and take pictures of all of these for us to have the memories of.

To Duncan, thank you so much for everything you did on our day we will forever be grateful, you felt more like a guest than a photographer and we absolutely loved having you be apart of our special day.

And to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding I couldn't recommend anyone more, he is kind, professional, experienced and incredible at his job!
Jackie
Jackie D. Sent on 05/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A very positive experience, lovely Guy.

Duncan, was friendly & easy to work with. Made everyone feel comfortable and helped make are wedding day perfect. Would highly recommend.
Gemma
Gemma W. Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photo grapher

Duncan is fantastic, very reliable, friendly and you can tell he takes pride in his work its not just a job to him. I couldn't thank Duncan enough for the beautiful photos he took at my wedding. I would definitely recommend Duncan to anyone and if another special event does happen would use Duncan again.
Yvette
Yvette L. Sent on 31/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly, professional and affordable

Hiring Duncan was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.
He was so friendly at our initial meeting, he instantly put me at ease, and got to know what we would like.
On the day, he was very professional and just so friendly, everyone loved him.
He overcame technical issues with his camera on one of the hottest days of the year, and over-ran his booked time to make sure he got all the shots we wanted for no extra charge. He also got some fabulous candid ones and some of our flower girls skipping, which could easily go on the cover a wedding magazine.
We had several stunning photos by the first evening and the rest in only 2 weeks!
All this for an exceptionally reasonable price too.
Thanks so much Duncan!
Caroline
Caroline Sent on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

Duncan was amazing. There was nothing that was too much trouble for him. Id recommend him to anyone without a doubt. He was very thorough and helpful on the build up to the wedding and made sure he knew exactly what we wanted on the day.
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Duncan Edward
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I first picked up a camera at the age of 9 years old when my next door neighbour's dad gave me what 'I think' was a Pentax K1000. From that point I fell in love with ‘the camera’ and at the age of 15 years gained my first job with a Commercial Photographer in Belfast, Northern Ireland! Four hard years later, and 2 years in the Middle East, I decided to put the camera down - still young, impressionable and having witnessed too many unpleasant sights through a camera lens, I was encouraged to find a ‘proper job’ so photography became a ‘hobby!

Some years later, with encouragement from friends and family, photography became a permanent feature back in my life - and many more years later in March 2016 my wife and I opened our studio. Situated on the fabulous and inspiring Wheelbirks Estate, the 800 sq ft studio that is set within 360 beautiful acres of land enables us to offer photo-shoot packages that provide both studio time and location time, something that we believe to be a very unique offering within the area.

Finally my bio picture (as I dont have just one of me) is me and my two wonderful children..

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1 Grange Way CW11 1ES Sandbach (Cheshire)

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