Jean Mare & David

Peter was professional throughout, an absolute pleasure to have with us. There was not one thing we would change about the service we received before, during or after the day, it was perfect! In dealing with the photography in such a professional way, Peter takes away one of the stresses which are unavoidable when getting married!

Neither of us are very enthusiastic at the thought of being photographed, but we wanted an album of photos which captured all of the special moments that made our wedding day. We also didn’t want to have to think about choreographing photos, but at the same time we didn’t want to have to worry about whether or not somebody else was! In summary, we needed a photographer who would strike the right balance between making us feel comfortable and relaxed whilst capturing all of the brilliant photos that we would want. Peter was very much the man we were looking for! For us, having not photographed a wedding before, there were many things which we hadn’t thought about (getting the right levels of light, how to capture the excitement and nerves before the ceremony, the tradition during it, the festivities afterwards, the personal aspect of the bride and groom, the dynamic between family and friends, etc etc) Peter’s experience and creativity ensured that all of these were covered without us even realising!

Perhaps the best compliment we can pay to Peter is that neither us nor our guests really noticed what he was doing during the day, yet we were all delighted and amazed with the output. His professionalism and creativity captured our wedding day without having to direct it. We are really very grateful for all of his efforts. Thank you so much.

 

jean-mare-david-2017 Jean Mare & David.

 

Lisa & Lee

I have to say that we he surpassed all of our expectations, he was perfect for the kind of day and atmosphere that we wanted and had an amazing sense of calm that he passed on to both Lee and I (and some of our guests) From our first meeting to the wedding day itself, he listened to all our ideas and was at interested and present every stage (he came to both the reception venue and the church rehearsal) so he was fully prepared and aware of any limitations, as an example he meet our Vicar and discussed camera angles, lighting and timings. I didn’t have to think about any of these issues, he came along to our reception venue and took trial shots to make sure that the room was lit correctly- he even helped with advice on where to put the cake table to make sure it was in the best location for photos and to be viewed from the whole room.

On the day itself, I decided not to have photographs of me getting ready; so Peter went and met Lee and his friends at the pub across the road from the church, some of those shots I’ll treasure. He was unobtrusive but got some really personal and insightful photos. At the church, he was one of the first people I saw after getting out of the car, and was a calm smiling and very welcome face.

Peter took fantastic shots of our ceremony, without us even realising he was there, he captured some of the unforgettable moments (a toy car making a racing noise during a reading etc) after the ceremony, we had a few group shots, he managed these in a calm considered way and wasn’t phased at any stage of the madness (trying to arrange, Nan’s, Aunts etc wasn’t the best man’s strong point!)

Lee and I then decided to let our guests go off to the venue and have a precious few moments to ourselves, Peter made suggestions as to where to stand, sit etc, but in the main he left us to talk and savour being husband and wife. He really captured the moment- if you look at a couple of the photos you can see when I made the decision to remove the veil!

When we made our way to the reception, again Peter was there in a discreet way and that was how it stayed for the rest of the day. He blended in with our guests and took some fantastic photos of our friends and family. He captured the room, the flowers, the cake etc and its just how I remember it. He also handled random requests from some of our family for photos, he was a joy to have around, I feel terrible that he left (much later than we expected) without me saying goodbye and thank you but I saw him shortly after coming back from honeymoon when he delivered our dvd of images. One amazing thing I must mention is how fantastic it was being on honeymoon on a rainy day (the only one!) when we were able to view our wedding images at the hotel. I think it was the fastest I moved all holiday when Lee told me they were online.

Peter has great skill in photographing people in a relaxed and his photos for us almost tell the story of the day. I don’t know if he’s sent you the link to our photo’s but I’ll attach it in case you’d like to take a look. We’ve got over 400 photos and to be honest we really don’t know where to start choosing for our album, it’s our project for this weekend and I can’t wait.

lisa-lee-sopwell-house-2002 Lisa & Lee