About this Vendor
Duane Peck Digital Studios
Stylish photography, the most expensive digital equipment and the latest image editing techniques and software.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Wedding Albums, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
So happy with our choice!Reviewed on 6/24/2013 Chantel J
We all know that wedding planning isn't easy. We also all know that photography is one of the most important decisions to make. Well I can tell you that choosing Duane was the easiest and best decision we made thus far into wedding planning. The things I looked for when on the hunt for a bridal photographer was personalities matching, professionalism, punctuality and passion about taking photos. When we met with Duane for the initial meeting, he had an entire suitcase of photos and photo albums to look through. Our personalities matched right away and we felt very at ease with him. We walked out and instinctively looked at each other and knew we were done searching. Thus far, we have only taken our engagement photos and they came out perfectly. We were both so nervous in the beginning and really had no idea what to do. He gave us direction, laughed with us and knew how to ease our anxieties. Honestly- my favorite favorite favorite thing about working with him was how patient he was. Outfit changes, false eyelash technical difficulties (I'm keeping it real y'all!), missing hair gel, tripping over train tracks.. you name it. He kept a smile on his face and said "take all the time you need". It was pretty awesome. His calm demeanor kept me calm. Not to mention the more he said "it's gonna be great", "you're doing great", "it looks wonderful"- the more at ease we were. After hours of shooting, various location and hundreds of photos- he honestly didn't want to stop. We were the ones that called it quits because we were just exhausted. You can really tell that he loves what he does and it shows through his photos. We are very happy with our choice and honestly feel it was the best decision we could have made. We got photos in the mail less than a week after taking pictures. You can't get better service than that. OH and he shares his food- another plus in my book :) If engagement photos are this great- we can't wait for the wedding!
Duane was great! When I first called him, he was doing a shoot and couldn't pick up the phone, but he texted me back immediately to tell me that he'd call me later - incredibly responsive!! He continued to be accessible throughout the whole process via text and phone. Before I even booked him, he spoke to me at length on the phone and made a tentative timeline for the entire wedding day, which was so helpful as I planned the wedding. He was very flexible about the engagement shoot - he traveled 2+ hours to come to meet us, and spent 3 or so hours on the engagement shoot. He didn't rush the shoot at all, and was very willing to take as much time as needed in order to get the shots that we wanted in the locations that we wanted. My husband and I tend to feel awkward taking pictures, but Duane has a great sense of humor and made us feel so relaxed. He kept us laughing the whole time. The engagement shoot pictures look absolutely fantastic, and we were able to use them for our wedding website. He sent us teaser pics within a week of the shoot!! Duane was also priceless the week of the wedding. He went over the whole timeline with me, making sure that I had time for everything on there. On the day of the wedding, he and his assistant were very thorough. One thing that is really great about Duane is that he will tell you when you're behind schedule!! This is so important because our wedding was jam-packed with things to do and we were ahead of schedule the whole day, thanks to Duane's timeliness. He has a great eye for scenery and lighting, and the teaser pics that he's given us of the wedding day are absolutely breathtaking! I'm so excited to see the finished album. I definitely recommend Duane - he's affordable, responsive, professional, and very talented.
Duane Is An AMAZING Photographer!!Reviewed on 3/25/2011 Theresa R
wow, my husband and i cannot say enough about duane!! his work is absolutely gorgeous. duane is truly an incredible photographer and we are so happy that we were able to spend so much time working with him. we would easily encourage all interested folks to give him a call to begin the process of taking some of the best engagement + wedding photos.
Duane was great to work with. He was very professional and took great photos to boot. (Yes we’re Canadian) We worked with him on two occasions and both times we were extremely happy with the outcome. During the shoot he was great with the kids and adults alike. Also, being from another country, I was extremely impressed with his timely communications. I never had to wait longer than a day for him to reply to my emails and we got our photos quickly also too. I wouldn’t think twice before recommending him to capture anyones special day.
Duane was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was easy to communicate with and was very professional. We had a small intimate wedding and wanted the experience to be relaxed and smooth. Duane definitely made this happen. He has a calming nature about him, so makes it easy for all involved in the process. Thanks Duane, we will definitely recommend you to all our family and friends!
We were so delighted to have Duane as part of our wedding, he's so easy going and makes you feel at ease, everything went perfect and his ideas were exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Diane is was a pleasure working with you. Mr & Mrs. Hritz
Duane was amazing! He was easy to keep in touch with as we came closer to the day and he was very willing to work with our timeline. He also took the time to understand our expectations from the beginning. We primarily chose Duane because of his attention to detail and he exceeded our expectations. He took the time to make sure that all the details in the background were perfect. We couldn't recommend Duane enough.
Duane how can we thank you enough. Your engagement and wedding photos turned out amazing and beautiful. Duane you were so easy to work with and also very detailed about getting the right shots. You made us feel comfortable and right at home. Even though it rained on our wedding day you were highly prepared for it capturing such amazing shots. We also appreciate you giving us a wonderfully priced package deal as well. Our wedding turned out perfect thanks to you sir. Thank you again for your kindness and detailed work. Don't think twice if you are looking for the right photographer for that special day just call Duane Peck he is the best in the business. Also go with a second photgrapher it was definitely worth it. Cheers Duane thank you!
We were married December 17, 2016 and selected Duane as our photographer. I had researched online and asked a few friends but couldn't really find someone. Either out of our price range or we were not impressed with the work. I found Duane online and after reading so many great reviews and seeing his photos online I knew I had to contact him. I also saw he was previous "Best of the Knot" We spoke and arranged everything via phone calls and emails. I felt comfortable with that and he spent so much of his time on the phone with me going over a schedule for the wedding day. He made everything feel easy. He arrived the day of my wedding at the hotel on time, even early and went to work right away. He had suggested taking first look photos prior to the ceremony at Trump golf course because of the time of year and to ensure there was enough time and light to get all of the photos we wanted and he was so right. I also told him I wanted my dogs in some pictures and had no problem with that either. He had an additional photographer also, "E" and he was fun and great and had everyone in our wedding party laughing and did a good job making them feel at ease. Duane had a teaser gallery ready for us to see within a week of our wedding and all I can say is that we were blown away! The pictures are beautiful and I don't think a day has gone by that I have not looked at them and fallen in love with them each time. Everyone we have shared them with feels exactly the same way. Great job Duane we can't wait to see more!!
Duane is absolutely professional and approachable! My wife and I started late finding our photographer for our engagement shoot and wedding, and thankfully Duane agreed to take our business. We did our engagement shoot at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The weather wasn't ideal for beach shoot so we took his advice and headed toward O'Neill Regional Park area. We received the photos about three weeks after our e-shoot. The photos turned out great! Our wedding was held at a county park in Orange County. Duane showed up on time for our first-look pictures, and stayed toward the end of our wedding (it's an outdoor, 6-hour afternoon wedding under 80 degrees of sun). We only saw teaser photos for now, but they all look candid and capture the right moments! One thing my wife and I both value the most for our wedding is being able to have awesome photos, and we are certainly satisfied and grateful to have Duane to be our photographer. He knows everything regarding photography, from lighting to locations, you name it. As stressful as wedding can be, he definitely lifted up some of our stress by taking the whole control and care with our photo shootings. Thank you, Duane, for archiving our most important moment of our lives! P.S. One advice for all couples: be creative! Duane is really open to any new ideas that you can think of.
Duane is an awesome photographer!! We are very happy and glad to hire Duane for my wedding day. He is experienced and talented. Before wedding, he called to go over details and all his suggestions were very helpful. On wedding day, he was professionally guided us for different posts and directions. He captured the beautiful and memorable moment for us with the blue sky right after sunset. I highly recommend Duane to you and you can't get better service than that.
Duane was my photographer for my engagement shoot and wedding. He is extremely talented and is great at what he does. It’s only been 2 weeks since my wedding so I haven’t received my wedding photos yet but I loved my eshoot photos and I’m glad Duane was my photographer! A friend of mine recommended Duane and after a few phone calls and emails, I booked him right away. His prices are affordable and the end product/quality of the photos is amazing. He has package prices and adjusts them according to what you’re looking for (I opted for 3 hr eshoot, 8 hr wedding coverage with a 2nd shooter). At first, I wasn’t sure what to look for in a photographer but after a few conversations with him, I knew I made the right decision. He’s easy to get a hold of (both email and phone) and reassuringly answered all of my questions leading up to the eshoot and wedding. I appreciated his honesty and logical thinking when we were deciding between different eshoot locations. I loved how he gave advice on what colors worked best with our locations and even helped assemble our outfits the day of the eshoot. I’m very camera shy and didn’t feel prepared for the eshoot at all, but Duane knew what poses to do and our pictures turned out beautiful. I was so impressed! We received all of the photos on a USB much earlier than expected, giving me plenty of time to upload them onto my website before invitations went out. Once it was closer to the wedding, Duane helped finalize my timeline and arrived early the day of the wedding. The schedule was one less thing to worry about; not only were we ahead of schedule, but Duane helped us stay on track while taking all the photos needed. He was calming, professional, had patience, and stayed with us the majority of the wedding. Duane is an experienced, talented photographer who is affordable, flexible, and easy to communicate with. He has a vision, takes charge, and captures moments beautifully. I would recommend his services to any bride-to-be!
My husband and I booked Duane as our wedding photographer. So far we have only seen a teaser gallery, but we were absolutely blown away by the photos he took. Duane was very professional, he arrived on time to the different locations that we were taking photos, and helped make the day less stressful. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer as he is easy going, dependable, and does great work! Thank you Duane!
My fiance and I used Duane as our photographer for our engagement shoot and he was amazing! He was so easy to work with and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We just received our teaser photos and absolutely love them! He captured the most amazing sunset pictures. Thank you so much Duane - you're amazing! We can't wait to see the rest of the photos :)
Duane was absolutely fantastic— I found myself without a photographer three weeks before my wedding and gave him a call. He was so gracious about the short timeframe and communicated with me about exactly what I was looking for. On the day of the the wedding, he was great at coaching my camera-shy husband through the photos. Highly recommend him for weddings!
After I spent countless hours looking for wedding photographers online, my fiance was lucky enough to find photos Duane had taken at our wedding venue a few years ago. Immediately after talking to Duane on the phone and seeing more examples of his work, we booked him and could not have made a better decision! Duane is very easy to work with and extremely responsive via email. We just received our engagement photos back and we were blown away by the quality, attention to detail and color. We have had a difficult time choosing just one photo for our save the dates as there are SO many great photos to choose from. I cannot wait to have Duane be a part of our special day this upcoming year.
Wow! Duane Peck is the BEST. My husband and I were referred to Duane and we could not be happier that we went with him. From the very first phone call, Duane was easy to work with, fast to respond and so reasonably priced. Duane is an expert and will truly ENHANCE how memorable your wedding is. At the last minute, I needed to add an extra hour onto the time Duane was already scheduled for our wedding day and he agreed to it at no extra charge. Plus, his responses were always so prompt. It gave me serious peace of mind to know we were in such good hands. Duane and his assistant showed up on time (even a bit early) the day of, even though they traveled over two hours to get to us. From the second Duane arrived, he got right to work and took all the little detail pictures every girl wants to remember from her wedding day. As he has so much experience photographing weddings, he was super efficient with his time. After the ceremony, he kept the wedding party and our family on track, so no one was kept very long from the reception. I also loved that Duane showed us some of the shots, directly from his camera, as he was taking them- just to make sure we were satisfied. My husband and I felt beyond confident, knowing Duane was there- he and his assistant were in all the right places during the day. I know they captured all the important moments we wanted and more. I cannot recommend Duane enough. You will be in the best hands and will feel so thankful to choose this true artist! We will definitely be using Duane for all of our photography needs in the future!
Choosing Duane as our photographer has proven to be one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We were married two weeks ago so we have only received teaser photos from him so far. But in just this small selection of pictures we are already able to see Duane’s amazing quality and skill as a photographer. We cannot wait to receive all of the edited photos that were taken by him and the second shooter E throughout the day! From our first contact, Duane was responsive and attentive to our requests. We planned our wedding from Ohio, so it was important to us that we could establish a high level of trust with our vendors before we booked services with them. Duane excelled at establishing this trust- not only with his professionalism and quick email replies but also with his competitive rates and beautiful portfolio of work. Prior to our wedding day, we had an hour phone consultation with him and he helped us figure out the complicated logistics of the photo shoot for our wedding. We had a lot of special requests including photos on the grounds of Mission San Juan Capistrano, beach photos, and photos at our reception location that was more than an hour drive away in Murrieta. Duane was willing to accommodate all of these desires and more. He also provided us with invaluable local knowledge like considering the effect of high tide on our beach shoot. The day of the wedding, Duane was right on schedule with everything we had planned. When our timing started running late, he suggested to send E to take detailed photos at our reception site, while he guided our limo driver to a stunning beach location just north of Laguna. Duane always kept a calm temperament amid the chaos of the day and remained patient at all times. He expertly instructed us how to pose in a way that allowed him to capture each moment beautifully. This is where his high level of talent and creativity really shined. There was also a moment where E showed my groomsmen a few of the photos he had been taking and they looked outstanding as well. We truly enjoyed our experience working with both Duane and E, and greatly appreciated their willingness to stay with us into the evening despite a long day with a lot of driving required. We would highly recommend Duane to anyone looking for a friendly, proficient, and gifted photographer in southern California!
I would highly recommend Duane and his company for wedding photography. He definitely knows his stuff! He knows the best angles and lighting to photograph in, and he is good at taking candid shots. He took some pictures of me in my hotel room which wasn't the nicest, but he made those pictures look really pretty using the lighting from the window and the angle he placed me in. I REALLY appreciated that he would show me some up close photos after taking them to make sure I liked my smile and the way the picture looked. He goes out of his way to make sure you get all the shots you want. He is very creative with his pictures, and is very flexible too! He is very good at keeping you on schedule for your big day. His second photographer was very good and professional as well. They were both very personable, which made me feel comfortable and at ease. He is also reasonable with his pricing.
I would highly recommend Duane! I was so nervous booking a photographer, I had a bad previous experience but when I met with Duane I was completely relieved! From the first meeting he was so calm, understanding and very helpful. One of the best things about him, aside from his beautiful photos, is how attentive he is. Any question I had would be answered via email or phone call within a single day. He happily got us a photo for our thank you cards by the time we got home from our honeymoon which was such a huge help. Also if you are anything like me, not photogenic and downright awkward in front of a camera, you can rest assured that Duane will get beautiful, natural photos. Part of the time he was capturing such special moments without me even noticing, rather than being in your face, he faded into the background and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. Last but not at all least, his photos are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I have been so pleased with the quality of his work as well as his professionalism, Thank you Duane for a great experience and for capturing my special day!!!
First of all Id like to thank Duane for getting me out of a crappy situation which was my photographer cancelling 2 weeks before my event. The stress free detailed conversations that he has done with me to go over everything that I needed was just unexpected. Also, he is a very reasonable person as well. We booked Duane for our engagement party at home because I wanted to try out local photographers for our wedding beforehand and I am so happy that I ended up with Duane. First of all I had around 120 people who asked him for a million things, he remained calm and collected and nice throughout it all but at the same time he followed me and my family with all of the necessary things that he needed to capture. Thank you again Duane and we look forward to working with you for our wedding, engagement shoot and hopefully others in the future. You rock
CALL HIM! DO IT! There are a lot of good photographers out there, but Duane is an incredible photographer. We started out with him for our engagement shoot and we were nothing short of elated, impressed, and simply in love with our photos!!! We are far from models and so posing was both intimidating and HARD, but Duane took extra time to give us great instructions and make us feel comfortable throughout the entire shoot (not to mention his sense of humor is AWESOME). Our engagement shoot lasted about 6 hours, with 5 outfit changes and 4 locations. He was passionate and listened to all of our requests. Leading up to the engagement shoot Duane met with me and talked me through the entire process, was upfront about pricing and what came with each package, and showed me his gallery. He asked me to send him any and all examples of poses I had seen whether on Pinterest, my friend's shoots, etc. He was detail-oriented from the very beginning, even giving me ideas and suggestions of colors that would shoot well in various lighting and backdrops. After our engagement shoot he got us our photos (which he edited every single one he shot and he gave us ALL of them, not making us choose just a few) in less than a week! As the wedding date got closer he reminded me to send him examples of poses I liked, etc. He was, once again, very detail-oriented and asked for me to have things prepared that I would have never thought of and things that I can not wait to see photographed!!! The day of the wedding he was prompt, calm, and was diligent on keeping us on schedule! He once again made us all feel comfortable and pretty! He captured so many moments and emotions that truly show all the love and happiness of the day. It is true, a picture is worth a thousand words and Duane Peck helped to capture and put in a time capsule the best day of our lives. When we look at the pictures we are able to relive every smile, laugh, tear, and hug that we shared together and with everyone that attended our wedding, a day that seemed to pass all too quickly.
Duane is a great photographer!!!!!!! My sister hired him as her wedding photographer about 2.5 yrs ago and he did such an amazing job that we decided to hire him when it was time for us to get married! He is really good at what he does. His pictures really capture the moment when he is taking your photo. Also, he gets inspiration in the moment depending on what you are doing and is able to make it into an awesome photo. For example, we were getting ready for a bridal party photo and the groomsmen were being silly in the background. He then got the idea to do a "photo bomb" pic. I love that about him and how he takes those moments and is able to get it in a photo. In addition, I didnt have a wedding coordinator so he helped create a photo timeline. From that timeline I based my overall timeline of the wedding day so it was so great to have his expert opinion in creating this. Lastly, if you have certain photos you want to take, he will really respect your requests and make sure it gets done. I gave him my pinterest board and he had all the photos saved so that we could take those photos throughout the day. I didnt even remember all the photo poses I wanted but he did!!! Overall, he is very skilled, a pleasure to work with, and is very easy to get along with. We were so happy to have him document our wedding day and our engagement photos.
Duane did a fantastic job with our November Laguna Beach wedding photos. He and his assistant were on hand all day and took a lot of candid and posed shots and the quality of the photos were fantastic! We did pre-wedding shots at our hotel and along the beach nearby and Duane did a great job of capturing a lot of incredible colors and really making the scenery of our wedding shots just beautiful! We really loved the shots at sunset, they were so rich and colorful! Duane was easy to work with prior to the wedding (we coordinated over the phone since we don't live in Southern California) and gave us a very reasonable price for all of the time he and his assistant spent on the job. I'm also glad I went with Duane in that he sent a flash drive with the pictures after he was through editing for us to do what we wish (versus other methods I've heard about from friends). I'm really glad we went with Duane and would recommend him to any of my friends!
Amazing...Exceptional...Beautiful. Words you hope to use to describe your photos taken on your special day...especially when that day is THE day. The day you'll remember every year for the rest of your life. You want the right photographer to capture those moments. You want the best. You want Duane Peck. My wife and I didn't know how to describe what we were looking for when asked what we wanted in a photographer. We were searching for the right artist to capture our engagement and wedding photos...but how do you say it? After looking at dozens of websites, we landed on digitalstudios.org and knew we wanted more after looking through his gallery. We were impressed with his eye and what he captured. The lighting he used, the angle, the backdrop, the beauty...all connected with us...his pictures were the words we were looking for. We interviewed Duane at a local coffee shop. He brought albums and an iPad professional and we took over a large table with myself, my fiance and her parents...very cool...relaxed...personable...Just how we wanted it. His portfolio was incredible. What we saw solidified our decision to work with Duane so we took the next step. The word we kept saying after scrolling through our engagement photos was 'wow!'...Over and over again. The backdrop duane chose for us was the sea at sunset. Duane guided us on what to wear, where to stand, what to do...in a professional and calm way. Duane snapped over a hundred pics and timed the shots coinciding with the sunset perfectly. After seeing what he did for us with this session, we looked forward to what he would do for our wedding day. Sure enough, Duane's professionalism and calm demeanor was exactly what we wanted on that day. He arrived when he said he would and was ready to start. We didn't stress out at all working with him and his second photographer. Yes, a second photographer. Duane suggested this in order to capture more candid shots of me and the groomsmen getting ready, photos of guests before the ceremony, assistance during the family shots....and we're glad we did this. Duane focused on my wife....as he should. He captured those special moments of her and her mom, her bridesmaids and at First Look. The moments Duane caught of us before, during and after the ceremony were Amazing...Exceptional...Beautiful. Exactly the words we had hoped to use and are now true. There are a few pictures that literally take my breath away. If you want a professional that will listen to you, an artist with an incredible eye and someone with a gentle demeanor, go with Duane. You'll be glad you did. Oh...and all those awards he's been winning year after year? It's true...he's deserved of all those and more. Duane...thank you for making us smile and putting in words with your pictures what is hard to say.
Meet The Owner
My images are about people and their relationships. My studio's approach to photographing a wedding is to apply the principals of fine art photography to the unique experience of each client’s wedding. Anticipating and capturing the meaningful as well as the artistic elements of a wedding are some of our special skills.