TESTIMONIALS | KIND WORDS
KATHRYN + MARTIN
“As a wedding photographer myself, the first thing people asked me when we got engaged was ‘Who will you get to do your wedding photos?” But for me, it wasn’t a difficult choice. Pete’s work stood out a mile from others in the area, plus he was happy to travel to where we were getting married at no extra cost. He took a grilling from me on some technicalities with humour and humility, and was just a decent guy to be around. 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! He captured so many expressions, moments and the sheer energy of the day in his beautiful shots, I now know why people say wedding photos are to cherish for a lifetime – we truly will.”
See more from their hertfordshire wedding here
CARLY + STUART
“Looking for our wedding photographer was always going to be high priority on our “to-do” list, but also possibly the most daunting task. Where do you look? How to you find the best one? How much should you spend when you have only actually found out the cost of your venue a few weeks previous? So so many questions were running though our minds, not forgetting with photography as hobby, perfection was the only option.
We found Pete after speaking to many a photographer at local wedding fairs, looking on websites, and finally at the national wedding fayre where we came across his amazing rain picture. Art. That was the only way to describe it when we came home to tell our parents we were sure we had chosen the ‘one’! It was the perfect mixture of light, colour, creativity, feeling and the perfect moment in time to remember so much of a day in one image, including the rain!
We thought if you can do that with the weather against you, well what else can you do? Answer…loads! Typically, just to check, we scoured Petes gallery and emailed back and fourth with galleries to check we were absolutely happy with the way he captures all of the day. I mean, can you really tell from one picture? Well we probably did!
Our wedding day…amazing. There are no words that can say how we feel about it. All I can say to you reading this as prospective brides and grooms, enjoy it! Enjoy every single bit of it. Because truly it will be gone before you know it and all you have are you memories…and photographs! This is why for me, my advice to you is be 100% happy with your photographer (and videographer, for us this was a must) and also, make sure they can work together. As they will both want the best bits of you.
Pete worked amazingly with ours, neither were in the way, we didn’t feel ‘papped’ or left alone, we didn’t feel dragged away from our big day, but we also felt we knew we would have the most beautiful moments captured. Perfection. Actually, we quite enjoyed the couple of times we were taken away from the party, because we spent time together, reflecting on what has happened so far, what was going on, what we could see, on our day, as Mr and Mrs, and that I have heard is very rare.
Our preview picture has been shared and liked by so so many, including our venue and band with amazing comments that we couldn’t have imagined let alone expected. The slideshow preview is just perfect to share in the first few weeks with friends and family, to reminisce our special day in a few minutes showing some of the the best of the bunch. Then there is the main event. Well we are just so pleased. Pete has captured some immense shots. We can’t wait to get them in a album to share and enjoy for years to come.”
MARY + DANIEL
“We cannot recommend Pete Henderson enough. He did such a fantastic job of photographing our wedding. We are absolutely thrilled with the images and the great service he provided. He was also a real pleasure to have around and took some very special images that we had no clue were being taken at the time! The perfect fly on the wall for our wedding day. Thanks very much Pete.”
LISA + PAUL
“…Pete, we are so happy and grateful for everything you did for us on our wedding and cannot thank you enough for the memories you captured for us that we can keep forever….”
“Our main focus when looking for a wedding photographer was someone who would take ‘snapshots’ of our day rather than photographs. We wanted photos that captures the real moment as opposed to lots of posed ‘smiley’ pictures. When we came across Pete’s website we were immediately intrigued by his ‘documentary style’ and the photographs on the site looked stunning.”
“When we first met Pete we found him to be a really lovely guy, he was very professional without being too pushy (which I had found with previous photographers we’d spoken to). He bought us some of the examples of wedding albums which we fell in love with and we loved how he explained his style of
work. It was exactly what we were looking for. Our pre wedding shoot was with Pete was on a very clear (and cold!) November day, last year. It was great for us to get to know Pete a little more and for us to get used to being the centre of attention having our photograph taken. The pictures from this shoot were fantastic! It was so exciting to have a sneak peak at what the standard of our wedding photos would be like.”
“On the morning of our wedding, Pete came to my mum’s house where we were all getting ready and it was amazing, he just slotted in perfectly. Throughout the whole day Pete was such a calming influence to have around, he was never pushy to get us come with him to take pictures or made us feel like we had go with him. One of the things we loved was that Pete took us aside to take photographs a number of times throughout the day, each time for only for 5 or 10 minutes. We didn’t feel like we missed out on anything at our wedding. This meant that we have photographs of us together in different locations and at different times throughout the day. It really feels like a story is being told when you look at all our photographs in order which is so special and something you very rarely see.”
“We arrived home from our Honeymoon to a slideshow of images of our day, it brought tears to my eyes (and mum’s!) when I watched it for the 1st, 2nd 3rd…. time! It was so so lovely to get a sneak peak of the images of the day. When we received all of the photographs we were stunned, they were so fantastic. Pete captured some purely magical moments, not just between the bride and groom but between everyone. We cannot stop looking at them and each time something new pops out at us. All our family and friends have said how gorgeous they are and we can’t agree more! They tell a story of our day in a very special way.”
“I loved the final phase with Pete, creating our wedding album – being able to be involved in the process and the layout was fantastic and such an exciting thing to be a part of. When our album arrived I was so ridiculously excited and was in no way let down, it is stunning and absolutely everything we could have asked for.”
“Pete, we are so happy and grateful for everything you did for us on our wedding and cannot thank you enough for the memories you captured for us that we can keep forever.”
KIRSTY + ANDREW
“…The slideshow we received once we were back from honeymoon brought tears to my eyes, it captured the day perfectly and I don’t think there’s any friend of family member that hasn’t seen it and said how wonderful it is….”
“It was an absolute pleasure to have Pete photograph our wedding day. His calm and easy-going nature was just what we were looking for in a photographer and he effortlessly captured all our favourite moments of the day. It was great to get the chance to get to know Pete on our engagement shoot so when it came to the big day we really felt at ease with the camera and Pete’s direction. It’s testament to his approach that we were so relaxed in front of the camera, and having photographs taken down by the lake just after we were married was one of our fondest memories of the day.
The slideshow we received once we were back from honeymoon brought tears to my eyes, it captured the day perfectly and I don’t think there’s any friend or family member that hasn’t seen it and said how wonderful it is. It proves just how effective Pete’s ‘reportage’ style of photography is and how he manages to capture those special moments perfectly.
Pete is a true professional and clearly cares a lot about what he does. I still can’t believe how many great photos he took in a day and how he managed to be everywhere, but without us really noticing! He has been fantastic to work with every step of the way and we are so grateful that he has so beautifully ‘saved in time’ some of our most cherished memories.”
SARAH + STEVE
“…Our photos are undoubtedly the best wedding purchase we made-thank you so much!…”
“Pete’s photography speaks for itself! When we first saw his website, we knew we’d found someone special. His photos are simply stunning. However what is not on his website is what an incredibly nice person he is. He puts you (and your guests) at ease straight away and genuinely cares about what he does. We were pretty embarrassed about being photographed during our engagement shoot but ended up really enjoying it as we had such a giggle with Pete. (He is not phased by anything-I even asked about whether he could photoshop big spots out if I had one on the day and he was happy to oblige!) We also had so many comments from guests saying how lovely he was to be around-he is not intrusive at all and blends into the background due to his smart ‘wedding’ attire!
We absolutely love our photos and can’t believe the different angles from which he’s captured every moment of the day. We certainly weren’t aware of him snapping away. Our photos are undoubtedly the best wedding purchase we made-thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you at my sister’s wedding soon!”
MICHALA + JOHNATHAN
“…there were so many little details which his pictures picked upon which we hadn’t seen on the day…”
“Booking a photographer for you wedding is such an important and personal decision and we are so lucky that we found Pete; throughout the whole process from the initial enquiry to the final delivery of our wedding book Pete was fantastic, quick to return our emails and answer all of our questions. We could not have been more pleased with both Pete on the day and the photos which he took; they far exceeded our expectations and we have some wonderful memories of our day.
One of Pete’s greatest talents is his ability to capture the whole day, telling a story from start to finish; there were so many little details which his pictures picked upon which we hadn’t seen on the day and they were so nice to look back over. Pete is an unassuming person who blends in to the background of the day seamlessly. One of the things we particularly liked was how our day was not dominated by large chunks of time in front of the camera; Pete managed to catch us for 10 minutes here and there and as a result we got a wide variety of relaxed pictures under different lighting. Pete’s work really does speak for itself but we could not recommend him more highly.”
LEAH + JON
“…Thank you for spending the time getting to know us…”
“A very belated enormous thank you for our wonderful wedding photographs! Our album arrived safely and is a beautiful reminder of our wedding day.
Thank you for spending the time getting to know us and for pitching the day so perfectly: many have commented that they hardly noticed the photographers (which is a big compliment!). We love the photos and are so pleased that you captured the day for us.
Jon and Leah”
SARAH + STEF
“…His seamless, professional and non-invasive approach made us both feel at ease before, during and after our wedding day…”
“I had struggled to find a photographer that I felt comfortable with until I met Pete at the National Wedding Show. Without a doubt, Pete was the best photographer for our wedding. His seamless, professional and non-invasive approach made us both feel at ease before, during and after our wedding day. We couldn’t be happier with the service we received from him. Pete has the creative eye and ability to capture truly beautiful moments of emotion in harmony with breathtaking lighting and composition.We are so proud of our high quality and classic album, in every way it is simply stunning. We highly recommend Pete; he listened to and acted on everything that was important to us.
We wish you all the very best for the future, Sarah and Stefan Major”
KATHRYN + JIM
“…We were looking for someone we could connect with, someone who really “got” us & totally understood what’s important to us…”
“When looking for a wedding photographer we spent hours looking at so many different websites full of beautiful photos but none of which made us feel we’d found the photographer for us. Until that is when we came across yours! We loved the fact you talked about yourself & let us have a peak into who you really are (not just the usual corporate spiel!). As we looked through your gallery we fell in love with the little girl in the flower meadow & knew we’d found our man!
We were looking for someone we could connect with, someone who really “got” us & totally understood what’s important to us. On our first date, we spent ages chatting to you over a mug of tea in Maplethorpe, and by the time we’d finished the pre-wedding shoot, we felt like we’d made a new friend. When the photos came back to us you’d done such a good job, we couldn’t even believe it was Maplethorpe!
On the Big Day itself you did such an amazing job of capturing the intimacy and personality of the day, including the fist bump & the upside down bridesmaid. We loved having you as part of our wedding and can’t wait to hook up with you in the future to hopefully capture more special moments for our family album. (Fingers crossed)”