Creative Story Telling

Photographs are supposed to make us feel. They should make us remember emotions we felt. They should take us back to a moment and make us feel completely absorbed within it. This is never more true than for wedding photography.

Weddings, first and foremost, are about the people. They’re about connections, relationships, and a shared experience. Whether that’s a small intimate ceremony or an extravagant celebration with hundreds of people. When you look back through your wedding photographs those emotions should feel as real as they did on the day of your wedding.

Life is full of excitement, of energy, of emotion. Your wedding photographs should be the same.

Pheasantry Brewery Winter Wedding | Laina and Alex

There's something a little bit special about Christmasy Winter Weddings. I'm not sure what it is, maybe it's the twinkly lights that are around, maybe it's the feeling of being cosy indoors when it's cold outside, maybe it's the festive mood in the air (or maybe it's...

Victoria Warehouse Wedding | Leanne + Marc

Well this one was just a little bit special. Leanne and Marc's wedding was a celebration in the truest sense of the word. They didn't want a day full of tradition, but instead wanted to do things their way. Victoria Warehouse in Manchester was the perfect setting for...

Kay + Annie | Derbyshire Sikh Wedding

What an emotional day this turned out to be! Before the wedding day Annie had warned me that the final section of the day, the Doli, was likely to be emotional. I still wasn't prepared for the amount of raw emotion I saw and photographed. It was emotional, touching...

Best of Wedding Photography | 2017

2017 was quite a year! I'd been hard to narrow them down, but as much as I'd love to share every photograph that I took last year, that seems excessive. So here's exactly 100 of my...

A Derbyshire Wedding in Ashbourne | Isobel and Tom

Isobel grew up in a small village just outside Ashbourne in Derbyshire, and it was such a beautiful setting for her wedding with Tom. After a beautiful ceremony in a ram packed quaint little local church, they headed back to the family home to carry on the...

A Cambridgeshire Wedding | Claire and TJ

A personal, heartfelt and emotional wedding in Cambridgeshire. TJ and Claire's wedding day was so much fun to photograph, and a real international affair. Many of their family and friends flew in from North America and France. Their ceremony was in the centre of...

Mapperley Farm Wedding | Karlena + Wayne

I absolutely loved this wedding at Mapperley Farm in Derbyshire! Wayne and Karlena wanted a relaxed day where everyone could just celebrate and have a great time. Well I'd say they did a pretty great job of achieving that! After a beautiful ceremony in the barn, they...

Haddon Hall Wedding | Paul and Vicky

Back in the spring, I photographed this amazing day in Derbyshire. Paul and Vicky had their ceremony at the really stunning Haddon Hall, followed by an intimate reception at their local pub near Matlock. This was my first wedding at Haddon Hall. It's hard not to love...

Hate Posing? A wedding photography guide for people who hate to pose

There's probably one phrase that I hear more than any other when I meet couples before their wedding day..."I hate having my photo taken!" I think partly the reason that I hear this a lot is because my style of natural documentary wedding photography attracts people...

Unobtrusive. Relaxed. Natural.

Wedding photography should tell the story of your wedding day, but it shouldn’t be the story of your wedding day. My approach is to be completely unobtrusive throughout day, only giving (polite) instruction for short sessions of couples portraits and posed family photograph (and only if you want them).

Throughout the day I try to blend into the crowd and be the kind of person you’d be happy to have at your wedding. No dramas, no stress, no trying to take the limelight. Just me, working hard in the background to create the best set of images I can for you.

“I forgot you were there for most of the day” is a comment I hear a lot from couples, and it’s something that I take great pride in. I’m not hide away in the corner, in fact I’m right amongst the action, but with the right attitude and approach I’m there without causing any distruption.

About Pete

I live in Derbyshire, just on the edge of the Peak District, with my wife Catherine, daughter Abigail, and Labrador Freddie.

When I’m not photographing weddings or looking after Abbie, you’re liking to find me out in the Peak District walking with Freddie.  Probably still taking photographs.

I’ve been photographing professionally for over 6 years, and take a limited number of weddings each year.

Read more about me here

Some Kind Words

“His quiet, gentle manner was so non-intrusive on the day that I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all despite normally hiding behind a camera myself!”

Kathryn + Martin

“Pete – the photos are amazing!! We love them!!  You are just too talented!! You’ve absolutely captured every emotion of the day!! We can’t wait to share them with our loved ones.”

Becci + Ben

“I would just like to say how amazing our photographs are!! They have captured special memories that we can treasure forever! Thank you so much!”

Gemma + Jon

The photographs are beautiful and capture the whole day really well- they made my mum cry too! Can’t wait to see the rest! It feels like reliving the day

Rhiannon + Ash

Hate Posing? A wedding photography guide for people who hate to pose

There's probably one phrase that I hear more than any other when I meet couples before their wedding day..."I hate having my photo taken!" I think partly the reason that I hear this a lot is because my style of natural documentary wedding photography attracts people...

Ditch the Shot List + Get Better Wedding Photographs

For Natural Photographs; Ban the Shot List With a quick search on Google it wouldn’t take you long to find hundreds of articles telling you that you should be giving your photographer a “shot list”. These articles list dozens and dozens of shots that you 'need'. I...

Planning a Winter Wedding

I love winter weddings. They feel so different to summer weddings, with a coziness to them that can make the day feel even more romantic. The low sun in the sky. The festive feel. The twinkly lights around the buildings and on the trees. It all adds to a fantastic...

Why I love Documenting Weddings

As a documentary wedding photographer I go to a lot of weddings. I document so many beautiful days. And the more that I do it, the more sure I am of what I love about weddings... There are so many things to think about when planning a wedding, that it can often feel a...