Gilbert P. 11/23/2009
Being associated with student council for over 20 years, I've worked with several Valley photographers. None can compare with the service, quality, and integrity of Duke Photography. Having watched this company take pictures for two decades at two different high schools I commend their commitment to perfection. The friendliness of staff in working with students and delivering the finest quality of photos is a constant. I'm amazed by their continued high level of professionalism. Knowing Duke is the photogrpher at my dances allows me to concentrate on other details during those nights, because I'm confident that I'll not have any worries about the photos. After scores of Saturday night dances, there's never been a negative issue involving photography, IF it was Duke. When events dealt with other photo vendors, there have been times when our pictures were taken late, backgrounds taken down early, promised decorum was not delivered, photos were less then satisfactory ("unprintable" was a term used by one) or other problems. NEVER happens with Duke Photography !!! Duke has delivered when it comes to advance preparation, in working with student officers, in providing decorations, in returning packets in a timely manner, are always on time, takes group photos + prints holiday cards. Staff are creative and courteous. Duke holds parties at their facility and gives away prizes and food. In all of my years in working with staff at Duke Photography, I can honestly say that I've NEVER been disappointed with service or quality. Their attitude has always been calm and professional, even when I was a bit frantic in dealing with chaotic situations. I would, and do, recommend Duke Photography as a vendor to take pictures at any school event. There are just none any better in Arizona. Having worked with quite a few, Duke just does not make mistakes. And that is a characteristic which I need from a vendor at our dances. They also take photos for our yearbook, sports, and extracurricular activities. Having witnessed Duke staff interact with my own student council officers, student body, faculty, administration, and a variety of other state functions, I feel competant to attest to the professionalism and excellence of Duke Photography. Once you chose Duke to take your pictures, you will not ever want your photos taken by another vendor. My school made such a decision several years ago, and we've never regretted that choice. Simply, Duke Photography is the best I've ever seen!
Donna M. 3/18/2006
Our family used to always get a Christmas picture at JCPenneys, but have not had the time for the last several years. We never had a professional photo taken and decided to bite the bullet this past Christmas. We selected Duke Photography for our photos.
They were very accommodating and professional. The pictures they have displayed are spectacular. Our photographer was very good and took several different shots. We were able to get our proofs back in a week and were very pleased with most of them.
They offer many packages priced from moderate to crazy. We selected a package and paid about $450. The package we chose was about the middle of the price ranges.
We were very happy with the pictures and always receive compliments on them. We will definitely return to this company when we need more professional pictures.
Before our appointment they gave us tips on what colors work best for portraits and as soon as we stepped through the front door we were treated like family. Everything was top quality service from start to finish. Whoever is reading this review we definitely recommend you give Duke a call right now.
They take wonderful portraits with great quality. They offer so many additional services, you can switch bodies and heads for the perfect portraits. Pricing can be a bit on the high side, but if you want excellent portraits consider them.
Donna V. 6/7/2006
Took daughter there for her senior pictures. From the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. All of the employees are extremely helpful, one even went so far as to let my daughter use her hair clip since my daughter had forgotten hers.
Wildrider51 of CitySearch 12/11/2009
Fabulous people, beautiful studio. We'd been wanting new portraits done for a long time--the last time was at Sears--so we looked for someplace close. I read some of the reviews here and called Duke. Even at Christmastime, they got us right in with no fuss, on our schedule. We were shown to private dressing rooms for our change (we did casual and formal poses), and introduced to our photographer (David). The staff were all courteous and friendly (even when we arrived a little late due to traffic), and David took some absolutely amazing shots. We waited for our proofs (about fifteen minutes) and just loved everything we saw. No touchups or airbrushing were needed--these were amazing pictures! The sitting was free (special), although the portrait packages were a little high (one 8x10 starts at $75), we were more than happy to shell out for a nice package of prints and some frame jobs, just because everything was so beautiful. This is an excellent place, and well worth the extra price!
Marion C. 4/1/2013
Everyone is so nice there!!! They are the most affordable in town because they don't send out their portraits to get printed... They do it right there which is a HUGE PLUS! The quality is top-notch. You can't do much better than Duke :) I took my family to the Phoenix studio to get some updated photographs for our family album and a ended up purchasing a very large portrait for the family room and I am more than happy with my purchase. Everyone is constantly complimenting me. :) Oh, and I get to hang out with Duke on their facebook page (they are a lot of fun!).
Charles D. 3/11/2013
These guys did a great job on my portraits.
Christy C. 1/16/2012
My father had passed away and we needed a 11x14 for the service. He was a teacher years ago at Maryvale High and had the best pictures taken from Duke. We went to Duke to access their archives and unfortunately my Dad's pictures were pre-digital days so they didn't have copies. We gave Troy a 5x7 and he worked his magic to blow it up to a 11x14. Troy Billings, the lab manager was our angel. He turned it around for us in record time. My Dad's photo looked amazing and we can't thank the folks at Duke enough, especially Troy.
Alissa M. 12/1/2013
I love Duke! I've been coming to them since my twins were born in 2010. Laura is a miracle worker with my kids and always gets us awesome pictures. She's super patient. And I love Karen in Sales. Karen has always worked with us so I get what I want and need. And you know what's the best? Locally owned! Thanks, Duke for the memories you've already given me and the ones still to come!
Google Review 2013
This is the best photography studio in the valley, no joke. It will suite everyone and anyone for absolutely any occasion. Their work is high quality and the staff is 100% there for you every step of the way. I would recommend this place without a hint of a doubt!! Seriously consider this place! They will do everything to make sure you are satisfied. You won't be disappointed!
Monte O. 2013
Top notch. It seems like every kid with a DSLR these days thinks they are a photographer. When you want professional results, call Duke.
Margaret F. 2013
This studio is by far the best in the valley. They were the first people we called and instantly I knew they were the studio for us. We used their online special but ended up leaving the studio with more portraits than what we were expecting (in a very good way). I just picked up the prints today and they are of the highest quality (and believe me I've gone to a ton of studios). I'm staying with Duke! Me and my family will go no where else.