We certainly weren’t looking for your average wedding photographer, and we certainly didn’t find one in Pete. From the moment we first saw his photographs, we knew that he was the right guy for us – no cheese, no slush and an incredible eye for spotting the little details.
It was a cheeky bonus that he also happens to be a TOP BLOKE, who has an amazing talent for seemingly taking photos in two places at once, whilst chatting to your nan, eating a burger and re-tying the bow on your bouquet. He should be a girl, he’s that damn good at multitasking.
Better still, he isn’t at all afraid to try something a bit off the wall, and didn’t even hesitate when Nik produced a pony and suggested she pose with it in her wedding frock…
The resulting photos were just perfect, and captured the essence of us and our day to a T. Choosing which ones to put into an album will be a complete nightmare, because they are all so awesome. Pete – you’re a legend.
- Nik & Chris
Ah, Pete, where to start with the photos. A massive thank you, I think! They are absolutely brilliant, and we totally love them! I think that’s the main thing to say! I was going to list a few of my favourites, but the list becomes a bit long too quickly – but I love the ceremony ones, and us laughing on the hill, and the pre wedding ones, and the sparklers, and so many others, the kids dancing at the end etc etc..!
But also thanks so much for the day itself. And particularly for the toast, and general calming down of nerves etc beforehand, which I’m sure aren’t strictly part of your job, but which were very much appreciated and made the day much much easier for me. I also can’t believe how many people came over and said ‘your photographer’s a really good bloke’ on the day. You were part of the fun, as well as taking brilliant pictures – I can honestly say we couldn’t have made a better choice.
- Shauna & Jules
‘From Dusk ’til Dawn’…. No, I’m not talking about Mr Tarantino’s infamous club the ‘Titty Twister’, I’m making reference to Pete’s dedication to the task. If you book Pete to photograph your wedding, like we did, you have someone who captures every critical moment there is throughout your special day, literally from dusk til dawn. He’s somewhat of a pro that stays until the job’s done, capturing every bit of passion, emotion and spirit of the day and how our family and friends said it felt like they were there with us as he’d relayed the mood perfectly, which we felt surpassed many other photographers bag of skills.
We hunted high and low for the the right photographer for our very special adventure, up hill and down dale, even across a sea to a remote island. Let me tell you, when you’re a photographer yourself, you end up being very particular in who you want for the job.
So, when we found Pete, we were very apprehensive that he wouldn’t accept the job when knowing what the mission entailed, to travel from Bristol to Scotland to the west coast of the Isle of Islay, we gingerly told him, expecting an “er….no….sorry mate, only do Bristol” but he jumped at the chance to be part of our two person entourage, alongside the minister and his wife, making us five. We were delighted and realised that our remote, coastline, sunset wedding was going to get the coverage it deserved and to surprise our very surprised family and friends when we returned that we had got married; thats right folks, no-one knew!
So, if you are in any doubt about Pete and his bag of skills, don’t be after you finish reading this. He will be there at the start and way past the end, capturing every blink of an eyelid that you miss, and if you’re really lucky, he may even miss the ferry back to spend some more time with you (if you’re really lucky).
- Simon & Leanne
Pete…you made our day complete. You are truly amazing at what you do and you captured all the detail and moments that made our day so special. You fulfilled my every ask and ran around for us, nothing was too much trouble. You rocked out and made everything perfect. We will be forever grateful for the memories you have so amazingly captured for us to keep.
If you need a photographer book Pete…you will not regret it. Promise.
- Sarah, Twig and Travis x
Pete was definitely one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding.
I am a girl who has always hated having her photo taken, however seeing the results of both our pre wedding shoot and of our wedding day has changed all that. He has produced some amazing photos. Pete knew exactly what we wanted and he more than came up with the goods. Pete fitted in perfectly with our wedding party and helped create the natural and relaxed feel we wanted for our day. When he said that he stays until the end…he sure did mean it. He was still taking pictures at 3.30am…and there is no denying that the pictures taken at the party reflect how much fun everyone was having.
I would suggest, without a doubt, that you should have Pete for your wedding day. Or any other celebration in fact.
- Beth & Owain
“Stunning, awesome, beautiful” – all words that our friends used to describe the shots that Pete took for our big day. My husband (!!!) and I whole-heartedly agree with those sentiments. We are absolutely thrilled with the quality and content of the photos we have seen, and the album Pete prepared is a fabulous record of our day.
We chose Pete to be our photographer as his slightly irreverent style suited us, we wouldn’t have been happy with anything that you could call “average”. The shots Pete has taken show his superb artistry and individual approach to our wedding.
On the day we found that he was unobtrusive yet was able to capture the essence of our eclectic friends and family whilst we continued to enjoy the day. As a bride, he instantly put me at ease and I was confident that he would make sure I looked my best. He did, and I’m very pleased!
- Zoe & Colin Wragg
I’d just like to say that I think the album is simply stunning! You couldn’t have done a better job and it is a wonderful record of all the aspects of a very special day.
Thank you so much for taking it on – I always hope for the best and very often have to settle for much less, but this really blew me away.
- Mo B
We could not recommend Pete more highly. When choosing the photographer we wanted for our special days, we wanted someone who would capture the spirit of the whole event, as well as all of the special moments.
With a Pirate themed party specifically arranged for after the wedding day. Itself to cure our guest’s hangovers with many hairs of the dog, a run of the mill photographer would not suffice. Pete’s energy and enthusiasm both in the preparation and on the day were unparalleled. There was not one thing he missed. From the intricaces of Becky’s dress, to the delicateness of the bridal bouquet, to the joy of the confetti, to the drunken antics of my Best Man.
Ultimately Pete made our day effortless. While he was capturing all of our guests’ elation, we could relax and thoroughly enjoy it with them, knowing that he had seized the whole event on canvas forever.
All that remains to say, is a big big thank you.
- James & Becky Le Poer Trench