AARON DUKE

P H O T O G R A P H E R   &   F I L M   M A K E R 

This is me... Aaron, the man behind the camera.

I am Married with two very small children so I am naturally good with children especially when it comes to having their photos taken, I find that offering them sweets on behalf of mum and dad usually works or failing that giving them a hive five. I am not really one for formal photos and as much as they are nice, the best photos are taken when nobody's looking at the camera, this is where I tend to go in to Ninja stealth mode. I love spending time with my family and focus on trying to be a good dad. I can often be found at the beach going for walks with the children and having a coffee or taking them to a park. When I am not spending time with family or in the studio, I love doing landscape photography which can be found on instagram I also love the summer BBQ's :- )

I love photography and I love being creative. I am not wowed by medioka photos, instead im always aiming to go that little bit further making sure I capture the most amazing shots and sharing my work with others.

Being married gives me the added bonus of knowing what it’s like being on the other side and a good idea of how smoothly my wife and I wanted our day to run which is also why I feel that wedding photographers who are married have a better understanding of how emotionally important it is to capture certain moments on the day because they have been there and felt it first hand. It all starts with prior preparation and planning so that on the day I can come to your bridal prep nice and early to set the scene and move quietly in the background making sure I capture literally everything! I am already thinking about the album and how best to tell your story.

Before you know it, you will be walking down the aisle and what will be one of the most happiest days ever, Just carry on smiling/crying whichever works best for you and I will be there lurking in the background somewhere taken photos that you didn’t even know had been taken! So maybe you are one of those people who don’t like posing for a camera saying “cheese” great! I don’t like those photos either, instead I like the more natural relaxed un posed photos throughout the day but love to play with romantic dramatic shots that you can see in the gallery in your wedding photoshoot. You will love your photos and the way you look in them. These photos are taken straight out of the camera, when you see them you will wonder how I would have taken them and if I didn’t show you, you may think that I have edited them that way. Its case of me training hard and doing master photography courses in order to give me free reign on my cameras and equipment and allowing me to think about particular shots I can see in my mind and make it become a reality. I love being creative, I love the reaction I get from my clients when they see their photos for the first time.

My style is relaxed; capturing a mixture of natural, dramatic and romantic photos. As soon as you get in touch I want you to feel relaxed, knowing your photos are in safe hands and one less thing to worry about. We can meet to discuss your wishes and go from there. We'll talk through every detail of our plan ahead of time. I want to ensure you both that we can get the very most out of your day from the candid moments of your guests, to discovering the hidden opportunities your venue holds for artistic photos and make sure you're both absolutely happy with everything. This is your day so if you ever have any questions, a request or a suggestion please ask. Nothing is ever too much trouble. From the moment I arrive until the moment I leave, I will be making sure I capture all those precious extra moments in between; the confetti thrown, to your 3 course meal with closest friends and family, the speeches, cutting the cake and of course your first dance. I am there to capture your special day in detail as it unfolds and tell your story the way in a way you would like it to be told.

studio address

353 Forton Rd, Gosport, PO12 3HF