Duke Photography, a Phoenix portrait studio icon for over 60 years, is merging its talents with Brandt Photography, an East Valley high quality studio known for innovation and creativity over the past 40 years.
The result is an East Valley super studio offering the finest in high school senior photography combined with super LDS missionary portraits, business, commercial, and professional imaging.
Duke Photography is a second generation family held studio, known for high school senior and family portraits. This merger will be its third location and its first time presence in the East Valley.
Brandt Photography has long been known for amazing large family groups, business and commercial photography that gets noticed, and copy and restoration of old photos made to look like authentic originals with a 200 year archival life. With high resolution green screen technology, the studio offers creative solutions for any photographic need.
What is this new studio called? Duke and Brandt Photography, of course—what else?
Darrell Duke was born and raised in Phoenix. His father, James Duke, was the original founder of Duke Photography in 1950. Darrell grew up working in the business, eventually becoming its president.
Darrell served in the Oregon Portland Mission, returning home to marry Laurie Curtis. They have five children of whom they are very proud. Laurie and Darrell are also the proud grandparents of 15 grandchildren.
Brandt Seegmiller of Brandt Photography grew up in Mesa. His parents were long time teachers who taught remedial reading, Spanish, and French. His mother was from Argentina and his father, from St. George, Utah. Brandt served an LDS mission in Bolivia and has two sons who served in Venezuela and Spain. His wife Karen is a professional musician and highly successful realtor. Together they have 8 grandchildren.
About 10 years ago, Brandt Photography and the Beehive collaborated to create a two-page color spread, honoring those who heed the call and go on missions.
The missionary section of The Beehive has become hugely popular, almost a rite of passage for those receiving mission calls.
The new studio will carry on the tradition of sponsoring the missionary section in the Beehive and providing a free retouched mission portrait for ward missionary plaques.
Duke and Brandt Photography is still serving customers at the following locations:
156 South Mesa Drive in Mesa, AZ 85210
Duke Photograhy Studio & Gardens is located at:
2810 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Duke Photography at the Lakes is located at:
5450 S Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283