I got my first proper camera at the age of 16 and I instantly fell in love with photography!
26 years on I’m still as passionate as ever about what I do… My style when it comes to weddings would be very much documentary, I literally stage noting but shoot the day as it unfolds. It’s a really nice way to have you’re wedding shot as there’s absolutely no pressure on anyone to perform. You and you’re guests are totally free to enjoy the day and the shots I take will be a gorgeous record when it’s all over!When I’m not shooting weddings I’m working on more commercial projects for the likes of Lexus, RTE, Element Pictures, Guinness, Channel 4, U2 etc. You can see some of that work here www.peterrowen.com
Peter, Where do we begin, we cannot thank you enough for the incredible photographs that you took of our wedding day. We were both so completely blown away by them they are just stunning, you managed to capture every little detail our day from start to finish. The photographs exceeded our expectations, we are just so in love with them, they are all just perfect. We will treasure the photographs for the rest of our lives. Your attention to detail is second to none, we both absolutely adored working with you on the day and knew from our initial meeting that you were going to provide us with the most spectacular photographs, you are a truly gifted person and have such a talent, we could not have asked for more. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much and we are both so thrilled that we chose you to capture our wedding day. Best wishes Dan & Jilly - Village at Lyons.
"We are delighted with both our pictures and our wedding album from Pete. From our first meeting it was clear that his easy going yet professional nature and natural unstaged photographs were exactly what we were looking for in order to capture our wedding day. On the day Pete was unobtrusive and put everyone at ease. All of the group photographs were taken in a short space of time which ensured we did not miss out on time mingling with all of our guests and soaking up the atmosphere. This was very important to us having been at other weddings where the bridal party are not seen from the end of the service until the dinner therefore missing out on an important part of their day! The photographs are all beautiful, so much so that the task of choosing those for the album was very difficult! We are delighted with the finished album, it is understated, elegant and timeless; most of all it is a perfect record of the best day of our lives! We would definitely recommend Pete to anyone who is looking for unstaged and natural photographs of their wedding day." Claire & Keith - The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Peter was a pleasure to deal with, no fuss, no drama just calm and professional. His words to me prior to the wedding "its a wedding not a photo shoot" have really stuck in my mind and I knew as he uttered them that he was the right photographer for me. When I chose Peter as our wedding photographer it was because I wanted the moments captured, not staged photos or forced smiles, I wanted the laughter and smiles of my relatives and friends. Peter managed to capture many of these moments as unobtrusively as possible. Peter also managed to shoot the formal photos quickly, not taking us away from our guests for long, we felt we missed none of our day and were able to enjoy every minute. The quality of Peter's photographs are superb, all are beautifully composed and bring back many happy memories. Thank you Peter. Aisling & Sebastien - Glenlo Abbey.
'On the day of our wedding, Peter's photographic style brought a sense of calm and relaxation to our family, and to all of our guests. His natural, unobtrusive style allowed him to capture all of us when we were at our best. The sense of fun that was felt on the day was clearly captured in his pictures, and every time we look at them we feel like we are reliving it all over again. There were so many shots that we loved but the most impressive ones were how he captured the individual personalities of our families and guests and moments that they weren't even aware of. We wanted a photographer who would capture amazing shots of the people we love most, and who would capture the spirit and feel of the day. Peter exceeded our highest expectations, and we are very grateful to him for it.' Pamela & Cameron - Westmeath.
Peter was the photographer for our wedding this July, and we were very happy with his work. He was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Peter listened to what we were looking for and understood our budget, and didn’t push us to buy expensive albums etc. On the day itself he was great, really putting us and the rest of the wedding party at ease. The shots he took were brilliant, especially the unposed ones, and he ended up giving us a lot more pictures than we’d originally agreed for a small extra fee. Peter’s a nice guy, and we’d have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone planning a wedding. Tarryn & Conal - Marlfield House.
We are not big fans of posed pictures, especially my husband, so we were very happy to have Peter on the day, shots were really natural.. We could feel ourselves and we didn't have to pose The result of all moments caught on the day was the Album! Love it!.. Beautifully made, Still looking at it.. Thanks Pete Lauren & Michael - The K Club.
Peter is exactly the kind of photographer you want for your wedding - cool, calm and above all excellent at what he does. What attracted me to his work was his style and his eye for detail. I am amazed at how he caught those quiet moments when we didn't even know he was there - that is true talent. Our guests have seen the photos and thought they were outstanding - even one picture taken of our champagne bottles made people thirsty! That is the reaction you want when people see your photos - an instant impact. With your wedding photos, you cannot compromise because they are memories you will hold forever. It really is a big decision to make. With Peter you get more than fantastic photos, you get a guarantee before he takes a picture that they are going to be fabulous - and they were. Peter is that good I asked him if he could take photos for other occasions now that my wedding is over! Its for those reasons and many more that Peter definitely deserves to be Wedding Photographer of the Year! October 2010 Emma & Dylan - Lough Rynn.
Peter is quite obviously a very talented photographer, however for our wedding, he played a much more important role than that. Through his photos he managed to capture our feelings throughout the day, the special moments and details, and even describe our personalities and those of our family's and our guest's. Quite honestly, he captured the magic of the wedding and told it in a perfect visual story. Aside from that, himself and Natalia were an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you Pete, we will enjoy these for the rest of our lives! Zoë and Gary - Borris House.
Peter, we absolutely love our wedding album. It captures the story of our wedding day perfectly. You were professional from initial contact through to receiving the wedding album. You are so calm and blended right in amongst our guests to the point that they didn't even realise you were taking photos. This means we have natural, relaxed photos of our closest friends and family which we will cherish forever. Thank you. Rebecca & Gary - Luttrellstown.
Our photos are magical! Thank you for capturing everything so wonderfully in such a unique way. We are totally blown away. We knew we had to have you as our photographer and these photographs just show we were so right. They are truly beautiful. You have captured the spirit of our wedding. Our family and friends all loved having you around, you were very much a part of our wedding. Such a pleasure to hang out with and always smiling & snapping away! Thank you Pete for stunning photographs we will enjoy for the rest of our lives. Helen & Conor - Bellinter House.
Peter was the most perfect wedding photographer. We are delighted with our beautiful pictures. His rare talent captures the mood and feeling of our wedding in photos that will always transport us back to our very special day! His discrete, professional and warm nature is spot on for when nerves and emotions might be running high! We cannot recommend Peter more highly, thank-you so much again. Alison & Alan - The Haddington Hotel.
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