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!