Maeve & Chris
Where do we even begin ...
Having spent weeks researching photographers we were beginning to think we wouldn't ever find the right fit for our wedding, but we were oh so wrong! We first met Peter at a small tea room in Bridge near our venue the summer before our wedding and it took us precisely 10mins after the meeting to contact him and confirm he was our man!
From that point on, we were in constant contact with Peter about our developing wedding plans and far from being 'just' our wedding photographer, he became our counselor and friend. He has a knack of knowing when to check in and make sure things are ok. Peter seemed genuinely as excited as were were about our big day and, in hindsight, being able to confide all our plans to someone and get the reassurance that things would be fabulous in the end was just invaluable (especially considering we didn't have a bridal party!). He made sure we stayed focused on the big picture and not the everyday 'wedmin' details. We've never heard of a photographer making mix-tapes for his clients and sending them date night packages to make sure they take some time out for eachother as a couple!
Peter's photography style completely suited our relaxed, informal farm fete style wedding. He is a self-confessed details man and captured all our personal touches perfectly. Peter blends in with wedding guests with such ease that you really do forget he is there sometimes! We didn't want big formal group shots and endless 'just one more' moments. We wanted a fun and beautiful record of our day - Peter certainly gave us that and went above and beyond to make sure that we would never forget what an awesome day we had.
We have looked through our wedding photos so many times and have sent a lot of them out to our guests as a momento of what will forever be one of the best days of our lives. So many of our guests wanted to know how we had found Peter to book him themselves and lots assumed he was an old friend from our Canterbury university days! We really do feel that having Peter be our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made and wouldn't hesitate for a single second to recommend him to others.
Matthew & George
From the very first moment that we spoke to wonderful Peter, it was his genuine and boundless warmth, passion and excitement for everything that was to come for us that struck us both. He has become a friend and has made a mark on our lives that we will never forget.
Meeting him for our early-morning pre-wedding/ engagement shoot confirmed his energy, insight and care, not only for achieving perfect photography, but for making us feel at ease, straight away, and for helping guide us through the entire wedding preparation process. We met at dawn along the banks of Hythe Canal and Peter skilfully worked to capture us as we jumped, ran, laughed and cuddled, and the photos we now cherish as a result are nothing short of INCREDIBLE.
Receiving Peter’s kind gifts in the post leading up to our wedding, along with his words of wisdom, were encouraging and helped maintain a feeling of excitement when things seemed a little overwhelming, or hectic. He reminded us to spend some quality time together and to reflect on the process throughout.
On the big day, it was genuinely reassuring to have Peter there to help calm us down and to remind us to take little moments to absorb everything that was happening around us. He arrived, early morning, and began snapping straight away in order to capture all of our magic moments. Throughout the day, our guests commented upon how discreet and professional he was and how brilliant it was to have his wife, Lindsay, shoot alongside him as a second photographer.
We adore our collection of wedding photography which we received mid-honeymoon and have not stopped looking through the images since. Peter and his wife managed to capture our special day and the raw emotion of each event, even those we missed, so brilliantly and we cannot thank them enough for their dedication, inspiration and talent. It was an honour and a privilege and we would strongly recommend their services.
Matthew and George Greenaway-Poole
Cathy & Katie
Oh my word, where do we possibly begin!? We knew from the very start that we loved Peter's work but we were never expecting how absolutely mind blowingly perfect our photos would be!
Peter is genuinely one in a million...he put us completely at ease from the very beginning. His enthusiasm and excitement for our special day was something we can never thank him enough for. For 2 people who cringed at the thought of being in front of a camera, we felt instantly comfortable, laughing and enjoying every moment thanks to Peter's general awesomeness!
He is far more than just our wedding photographer, he has become our friend! We could not have asked for a more amazing person to capture our special day. Everything we dreamt of and more. We can never thank you enough Peter!
We would without a moment's hesitation tell anyone getting married to book this man up pronto!!
Emma & Luke
From day one I knew we had made the right decision getting in contact with Peter! He was just so enthusiastic about our wedding and his true love for his job really came through! We never felt like ‘just another one if his many clients’, we always felt like his main priority. When we met up for the pre-wedding shoot we were nervous of course, but honestly, within minutes it just felt like we were meeting up with an old friend we hadn’t seen in ages! This instantly put us at ease, which very much comes across in the pictures! He just has such a natural eye for what’s going to work regardless of the weather or setting! This meant I could breathe easy for the wedding day, knowing it was one less thing to worry about!
Danni & Rob
So it’s review time, and this is tough because do words even exist that could adequately describe Peter’s work? It’s unlikely, but we will give it a shot.
So when we began planning, the now Husband and I were keen on keeping those costs low, but agreed that, being our wedding day, we could pick one thing each that we wouldn’t question costs with. Husband picked hog roast (why wouldn’t you, it’s amazing) and I picked Peter!
Photographers are a huge expense, but I won’t rant as to why that is (they deserve it all, trust me), I’ll just say, photos are the one thing that you take from that day which does not get overlooked or forgotten about. Your photographs are your memories, it’s what you show off, hang on the wall and post on all social media accounts - they are worth the investment.
Why Peter, well, all my recollections of weddings I’ve attended have the awkward thirty minutes of; “okay, stand here, smile, now the next group shot”. Meaning achey jaws, awkward, staged photos, with irritable guests, because we all just want to start the food, mingling and drinking! The photos just aren’t REAL. Plus, who actually enjoys having their photo taken?!
Peters work and work ethic is exceptional, he has emailed regularly throughout the planning, even helping find a venue when our first choice fell through! He’s always on hand to offer his knowledge and advice, and to remind you to be kind to yourself! A couple of weeks before the wedding, he even sent a date night pack to pick a movie, with some popcorn! (Ps, tip, the earlier you book, the more Christmas presents he sends you).
I think the thing that separates Peter from the rest has to be his very evident love for his work, and it’s something that is demonstrated in every single photo!
You’ll see a lot of reviews referring to Peter as a friend, not just their photographer - and it’s all true! I’m not entirely sure how he does it, but from the moment you send that welcome message, he’s invested, he’s in and he’s there! He cares and that’s so important as your wedding day only happens once (hopefully, that’s the goal, right!)
I know I haven’t actually spoken much about the photos, but is there any need, it’s why you’re here reading this isn’t it? You can see for yourself his work is exceptional. After receiving our photos, he asked us if we had any favourites (yes, you’re stuck with him after the wedding too, I wasn’t lying about making a friend for life!). We don’t, how can we, every single image is so naturally taken, raw, straight up capturing the emotion of that exact moment. We couldn’t pick a photo, because they aren’t photos, every image is a little emotional time-warp!
Peters work is exactly what we envisioned, natural grabs of the day that truly captured the emotion, story and essence of that moment in time, and that’s exactly what we wanted.
To say we are ecstatic with our photos would do Peter & Lindsay an injustice, but I hope that my rambling has captured at least some of the reasons that you shouldn’t hesitate and book!
Charlotte & Sam
Picking a photographer to capture your special day is no easy task and can certainly seem daunting, but when we came across Peter's work we just knew that he would be the right person to have by our side. Everyone will tell you when you start on your wedding day journey that the photographer will be more than the person just taking the photos, but what you don't realise is just how true and important that point is. From the moment we met Peter at a coffee shop in London we knew we were making the right choice. Peter's enthusiasm, passion for wedding photography and down to earth attitude shone through. Planning a wedding is fun, but is also incredibly stressful at times and we cannot thank Peter enough for being by our side. He provides so much support and advice along the road - really above and beyond what you expect from a photographer. Most importantly though on the big day itself Peter was superb! Peter knows how to fit in so well and make people feel at ease whilst he captures those really important moments, those where your friends and family are just themselves and enjoying the day. Our guests even commented after that there were times that they wondered if we had a photographer there at all!
As the Bride or Groom there are moments on your wedding day that you miss, mainly because it is so hard to take it all in, when we got our photos from Peter we were so happy to see that he had captured it all - I certainly didn't realise I was smiling quite so much on the day until the photos arrived :) We would not hesitate to recommend Peter to anyone, his eye for detail, colours and moments is excellent and his photos allow us to relive that best day of our lives. But most importantly Peter is a great to work with and it truly feels like we have gained a friend along the way.
Peter, thank you so much!
Charlotte & Sam x
Amy & Taz
Oh Peter! Where do we even begin?!
Peter is SO much more than a wedding photographer! We HATE photos of ourselves. We don't have one photo in our house where one of us hasn't gurned like an 80 year old that have lost his/her teeth... so when Peter turned up to do our pre-wedding shoot and had us in stitches and fearless in front of the camera, it was a complete victory. (Disclaimer: a tot of rum may have also played a part).
Peter had us completely and utterly at ease on the day. We trusted him implicitly because you can genuinely see that he wants you to have the best day and the best photos... and we LOVE our wedding photos (a miracle as I am hypercritical of photos of myself). Peter has become a great friend to us - I cannot imagine having anyone else as our photographer. I'm trying to find other things we can ask him to photograph...
In short, he is amazing, his photos are timeless and we could not imagine recommending a photographer (and all round great guy) highly enough.
Sorry for the gushing.
Laura & Caleb
When choosing a photographer for our special day I don't think we could have found a more perfect match. From Peter's style in photography, to his impeccable taste and kindred spirit, we were elated when he agreed to fly all the way out to California to document our wedding. Before the day was even close, Peter was helpful in more ways than just a photographer. With advice and suggestions he helped make our dream of a day come true. Not to mention the many sweet surprises along the way to help us cope with the wedding planning stress that can tend to cloud the joy that is ahead. This was all just a small measure of what Peter had in store because the work he accomplished on the day of was unreal. Every capture was like he took it straight out of my head and made it come to life. Peter is an outstanding photographer and if you're lucky enough to have him on your special day you are in for a treat!
Levi & Lari
My husband knew Peter from many years ago, so when the time came where we needed to find a wedding photographer, Levi automatically contacted Peter. Being very camera shy, the photo part of the wedding day filled me with dread, but from the moment I met Pete (bonding over a good cup of tea), he immediately put me at ease. Anyone getting married for the first time will know how exciting, yet daunting, the whole process is, but from the moment we sat down with Pete to discuss what we wanted, all we did was laugh! From then on in, he made the whole wedding planning process so easy: the recommendations of other suppliers, the little Christmas gifts, and the pre-wedding treats, were all delightful extras. Nothing was too much trouble!
I will forever be thankful to Peter for our pre-wedding photos,living in the countryside, we spend our lives covered in mud, but Peter was more eager than us to crack out the walking boots! Not only did he make the whole experience so much fun (I can't remember the last time we have laughed so much on a dog walk) but the shoot was perfect! I think in our whole time together, my husband and I had about ten decent pictures of the both of us, now we have a whole host of them to share with our families!!
In the build up to the wedding, Peter was a brilliant support, and voice of reason, everyone kept on reminding us to take time for ourselves on the day, which you try to do but often that gets lost. On the day, Peter automatically took care of this and whisked us off to a nearby field for our 'couple photos', we will be forever grateful to you Peter for finding us this time to spend alone! Given the high quality photos in our pre-wedding shoot, we knew we wouldn't be disappointed with our wedding photos- we were not. The photos were truly spectacular! It was amazing to have some 'decent' photos of us for a change- we tried to get some on our honeymoon (we failed!).
After getting married, Peter is always at the top of our list when recommending to our other betrothed friends. You could not ask for a friendlier, professional, down to earth person to work with, whose enthusiasm is just infectious! Thank you for everything that you did for us Pete- you are awesome!
Jayne & Pat
We don't know where to start when telling you how brilliant Peter is!
Peter is more than a photographer, he was with us through our whole wedding planning journey with hints and tips, playlists, date nights and more, making the whole process even more special to us.
When behind the camera Peter made us feel completely at ease. Neither myself nor my husband are very confident when in front of the lens but Peter found what worked...for us it was making us laugh! From our pre wedding photo shoot he got some great natural shots which warmed us up and made us feel more confident for our big day.
It was great having Peter with us on the day itself, a friendly relaxed presence amidst all the initial nerves! Our friends and relatives have commented on how relaxed and happy everyone looks in our photos, which we feel pays great testament to Peters amazing work in capturing the essence of the day and those magical moments.
We couldn't have imagined having any other photographer with us on our wedding day, we know for sure that our amazing photos just wouldn't have been the same.
We're constantly looking through our photo album with huge smiles on our faces :)
Lydia & Kyle
We cannot recommend Peter highly enough. He is a fabulous artist, a complete professional, a great guy, and I can comfortably say, he is now our good friend, too! From the very first moment Peter helped us to feel relaxed and comfortable and the whole experience just kept getting better.
My new husband and I had no idea what to expect of our wedding photographer. We have heard of photographers who are fairly detached and only involved for the wedding itself and maybe a meeting or two beforehand. We would have probably been quite content with this to be honest, given that we didn’t know any better.
Peter absolutely blew our expectations out of the water. He is incredibly enthusiastic and showered my new husband and me with helpful communications throughout. Little tips and tricks that he has picked up along the way, which would subsequently help us to make our day so lovely and unique. He would drop off surprise bespoke packages for us which encouraged us to take time for ourselves in amongst the chaos of preparing for a wedding. He would send us the occasional email with a playlist of songs to listen to – again so that we could take time to switch off every now and again. Let me tell you, his emails always came at the right time!
Peter met with us regularly so that we could really forge a close relationship; all with the aim to help us feel relaxed with him, so as to create the very best photos of our big day. Peter put a great deal of effort into thinking about what would suit us, in terms of style and setting for our pictures and I feel that the results speak for themselves!
Having a pre-wedding shoot with Peter was such a nice touch. It became one of those defining moments of our engagement… we really feel that this was the point when we started to feel like our wedding was close. It was so exciting and fun!
I know I am rambling but we just want for others to know just how good this guy is.
My husband and I recently spent a couple of hours looking through all of the photographs that Peter took for us in our time working with him (pre wedding pics, and the wedding day pics), and they really are just so good! Employing Peter was easily one of the best decisions we made.
Gemma & Andy
Where to start?!!!..... Just WOW would be a good place though!!
We first met peter about 3 years ago when we 1st started planning our wedding and straight away we knew we wanted him to capture our special day. During the wedding planning process my now husband and I fell pregnant with our son so wedding plans were put on hold. When we came round to replanning our wedding 18 months ago I knew straight away that we wanted Peter as our photographer, I didn’t even contemplate looking elsewhere for another photographer as we’d only have been disappointed and I’m so glad I trusted my instincts.
We met Peter in a cafe in Canterbury and straight away we knew that he totally “got” what we wanted from our day! I was worried that as we were having a more intimate wedding our guests would be left feeling intimidated by a photographer snapping their every move, i needn’t have worried, Peter blended into the background so professionally that everyone was able to just enjoy the day without feeling watched and we got the most incredible natural shots, just what we wanted and so much more!
I really can’t recommend Peter enough, from the small personal touches he sent in the post throughout the lead up to our wedding, to the most incredible pre-wedding shoot which put us both at ease in front of the camera and literally had us belly laughing, to the wedding day itself - just perfect! We have been left with the most spectacular photos, it feels like every laugh, special moment and the most important people to us were captured in his photos, those that we will cherish forever!!
Peter is the most professional, friendly, down to earth person you could meet, we’ve been left feeling like we not only met a great photographer but a friend as well and I will recommend Peter wholeheartedly to anyone looking for someone to capture their special day, you will not be disappointed - Peter you rock!!!!
Lucy & Will
My partner and I got engaged whilst living in New Zealand and I started enquiring about photographers thinking that we’d get a rough idea and decide when we moved back to the UK in a few months time. But as soon as we started receiving emails from Peter we knew he was the right choice for us. His passion and enthusiasm shone through right from the very start, setting him apart from all other photographers. We skyped him whilst still abroad and felt so comfortable and at ease we booked him without even meeting him!
At every step of our wedding planning journey Peter has been there offering support and some amazing treats. Peter gave us an awesome pre-wedding shoot, making us feel so at ease in front of the camera that we laughed until we cried and we took away some beautiful photos. He has been a great friend to us, giving some great advice and suggestions for the big day. It was so lovely to have someone reassuring us and telling us how amazing our big day was going to be.
The actual wedding went by so quickly, which is why it was so important for us to have some special photos so that we could relive the day with our friends and family. Peter’s photos are incredible! His natural style suited our laid back English country garden theme perfectly and all the pictures really capture the day and tell our story. He blended in with our guests so well and captured moments we hadn’t even registered had happened. We would totally recommend Peter; he is amazing!!
Becky & Mark
As soon as Mark and I were engaged, and we started to plan our wedding we knew that there would only be ONE photographer that we would choose to capture our special day - this was Peter! We had seen his work over the past few years and loved how he captured the energy and emotion in his photos.
We can both honestly say that Peter is one of the most kind natured and friendliest person that we have ever met. His passion for photography coupled with his energy and eagerness to help with any queries or requests, put our minds at ease throughout the wedding journey. He provided so much support and advice along the road which was really above and beyond what you would expect from a photographer.
We absolutely adored our date night gift, which helped us to take our mind off everything wedding related just for one night and just relax and watch a movie. The toffee popcorn was incredible!
On the wedding day itself Peter was absolutely amazing, ensuring that all elements of our day were captured. His rapor with not only the wedding party but also the guests was second to none.
We have since received our wedding photos and 'oh boy' they do not disappoint! Peter, we can not thank you enough for everything you have done for us! We would highly recommend you to anyone we know that is looking for a photographer :)
Alex & Ben
From the first meeting with Peter we knew we had the right photographer for our wedding. We'd loved his beautiful photos on the website, and knew his style was what we wanted. When we met Peter his friendly nature and excitement for capturing our wedding meant that there was no doubt we would book him.
Throughout the year Peter was on hand for location visits, questions, advice and our pre wedding shoot. His personal touches were never expected but greatly appreciated!
As a couple we are not used to photos, posing or being the centre of attention. It was a big worry for both of us, but we had nothing to fear as Peter made sure he got to know us, how to make us relax and most importantly take some great photos.
The results speak for themselves; our family and friends have been delighted with Peter's pictures. We count ourselves very lucky that we were able to secure him as he was starting out as a full time photographer. In the years to come he will be sought after by many!
Ben & Alex.
Natalie & Kevin
Peter was recommended through a friend. On my initial contact with him via email, I knew he was not your average wedding photographer. He oozed passion and romance in the way he spoke about his photography and seemed genuinely excited by our wedding story. We met with Peter and discussed our journey as a couple and our plans for the big day. He seemed so professional yet bubbling with enthusiasm. We knew our wedding photos would be safe with him. The pre shoot was brilliant! As my husband and I had never been comfortable in front of a camera, he helped us to find romantic and comfortable poses to give us the best photos! By the time the big day was here, we felt at ease in front of him and his camera lens. I never thought I would feel comfortable having my photo taken, but I did around Peter. Peter made the wedding day go so smoothly and snuck around taking candid natural shots of our friends and family which we will treasure forever. He manages to combine beautiful posed shots and natural honest pictures that reflect the day perfectly. With Peter you get so much more than "just a photographer". I don't want to ruin the surprises,if you have booked him; but along the way he sends you thoughtful parcels and emails to get you prepared for the Big Day. These made me smile so much and were so unexpected. He has a fine eye for detail and everything he delivers is done with class and perfection. His "extra details" along the way make you feel so special. I am so happy we found Peter as our Wedding Photographer. He really does have an amazing talent and eye for romance! I cannot recommend him enough!!
Thank you Peter for everything, we shall never forget how amazing you helped us make our wedding.