Hi, welcome to my wedding photography website.
It's a long story why I have two websites going, one for Bend Portrait Photography and this one, for Bend Wedding Photography. There's a third, on Etsy, for my Landscape Photography. I love photography and these sites show the range of what I do in this work.
But what do I bring for you?
You get a photographer with 20 years of wedding and portrait photography experience, 15 years of newspaper photography experience, and 15 years of advanced lighting experience. I've been published in newspapers across the country from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle, magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated, and earning multiple state, regional, and national awards for my work including a Pulitzer nomination. Plus, for wedding photography here in Central Oregon, I've worked at every major venue and know the whens and wheres to get the best pictures.
I live here in Bend, Oregon with my wife and daughter. We do triathlons together around the world. We also ski, bike, hike, swim, and camp right here in Central Oregon. I go on road-trips around the western United States to go backpacking and doing landscape photography.
I studied photojournalism at San Francisco State and worked at newspapers in eastern Iowa and here in Bend before becoming a full-time wedding and portrait photographer in 2012. In around 2002 I started shooting weddings and portraits on the side while working as a newspaper photographer.
Bend Wedding Photography Testimonials
“We hired Pete to photograph our wedding day and couldn't have asked for better. He perfectly captured the many emotions of that wonderful day and plenty of candid moments that we are so happy to be able to look back on.”
—Sarah and Ron
“What a magical day it was!! Our daughter was married last Fall outdoors at the beautiful Holland Ranch in San Luis Obispo, California. Pete was incredibly professional, yet relaxed in his approach to capturing the unique ambiance, the intimate vibes, and most importantly, the love and happiness that lingered throughout the whole incredibly special day. His ability to seamlessly insert himself into the wedding and document cherished moments throughout the ceremony and celebration was amazing.”
—Jill, Mother of the Bride
“As a parent you always want your child’s “special day” to be magical and unforgettable. My little girl’s wedding was exactly that and more, and thanks to Pete every aspect of the day was documented to perfection. Beautiful day and Pete captured it from start to finish so we can enjoys those memories for years to come. Pete is a consummate professional in his preparation, execution, and presentation of final product. My family highly recommends Pete for documenting your special event.”
—Mike, Father of the Bride
“Throughout the entire process, Pete was professional, friendly, and a true pleasure to work with. His attention to detail and advanced lighting techniques truly set him apart from other photographers we have worked with in the past. We received numerous compliments from our guests about how personable he was and how he seemed to capture every special moment perfectly.”
—Jaclyn and Cody
“The wedding experience that our families had at Tetherow was amazing. A huge part of that experience was Pete's mixture of professionalism and participation in the event. We had an intimate wedding with close family and friends that had known each other their whole lives. Twenty minutes into the pre-wedding festivities, it felt like Pete had been a part of that group from the beginning. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have pete capture our big day.”
—Elizabeth and Patrick
“Holy cow!!! I love, love, love the pictures! You got so many amazing pictures and so many prcious moments captured! Thank you so much! Joe ad I and his family love these pictures!”
—Bailey and Joe
“These are so beyond our expectations!!!! We knew you could do amazing things with that camera, but...wow! We are so thrilled and immediately sent the link to friends and family. I just realized we never messaged you back to say "Thank you!"”
—Nicole and Phil