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I’ve been photographing people and places since I left college, and I still absolutely love it

I love being based in York, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. There is always something to inspire me when I am out and about, usually with a camera in tow. I love capturing shots of everyday street life and the places I visit just for me.

Some of my other loves include, hanging out on the waves sailing, playing, watching and listening to music, strolls in the woods and visiting many wonderful cities all around the world.

I have been involved in teaching photography to children and adults for many years passing on my knowledge is an enriching experience. I also love just meeting new people and talking techniques and photographic styles, I am always ready to learn in return of new developments in the trade.

My Clients include:

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Yvonne Holmes – Corking Wines

Paula has done numerous photo shoots and also some videos for ourselves at Corking Wines. Her pictures are all fabulous, with great attention to detail and exactly what we were looking for. Paula also did some personal photographs and although we were a little apprehensive she soon put us at ease and we were more than delighted with these photographs too. She listens, puts herself out, and does her very best to accommodate her clients. Looking forward to the next shoots.

May Catt – Curator, Harrogate Museums

Paula is a delight to work with. Easy to get on with, which means everyone is instantly at ease, and always professionally delivering exactly to brief. Her work helps us to see things differently, giving extra value to our projects. Our visitors at the museum and gallery really enjoy and gain a lot from her photography workshops too, we’ve had great feedback

Alex Tomlin – National Education Union

Paula has photographed several events for the National Education Union and is excellent at engaging with the people she is photographing and putting them at their ease. The resulting pictures, which we use in our publications and online, are of a very high quality and present a positive image of our members and organisation.

Matt Jones – York St. John University

As part of the York St John University graduation ceremonies, I tasked Paula with photographing professional headshots for a high volume of students over three days, for use on their LinkedIn profiles. From enquiry to completion, it has been a real pleasure to work with Paula. She was professional, efficient and built a great rapport with our students, rather quickly, making them feel at ease for their photographs – this was exactly what I was hoping for, and more. I can’t recommend Paula Duck Photography enough – thank you so much for your hard work!