I have been a visual storyteller for 13 years, photographing hundreds of weddings, people, and events all over the world. When it comes to wedding photography, my goal is to connect with my clients on a level that allows them to be comfortable, authentic, and feel special in front of the camera. Weddings days can be stressful, and the last thing a bride and groom want is to hire a photographer that gives no direction or guidance, uses unflattering poses, lousy lighting, awkward camera angles, and has no presence or likability. Let’s face it, unless you’re a professional model, being in front of the camera can feel outright terrifying! You have no idea what to do with your hands, how to touch your partner during an engagement shoot, where to shift your weight, how to stand, where to look or walk, and how to smile without looking nervous or feeling silly. As a skilled and professional photographer, with over a decade of experience, not only is it my responsibility to bring all the necessary equipment to make a shoot and wedding day successful, it is also my responsibility to be the director.
As a San Diego wedding and destination photographer, my ambition is to make sure your images capture the beauty and essence of your wedding day. The relationship starts from our first consultation and continues throughout your engagement shoot leading up to your wedding day and beyond. My team of seasoned professionals will bring expert posing techniques and creative lighting ideas that will make your wedding images stand out from the rest. We want to capture those candid in-between moments that can’t be recreated or rehearsed. We want to tell a story of your wedding day through the images we capture by bringing originality, passion, energy, authenticity, and enjoyment to your wedding day. We want to provide you with the best experience ever, so you FEEL the best and LOOK the best. We are Peter Jonathan Images.
Peter Jonathan uses his experience in lifestyle photography to create stunning wedding portraits that will take your breath away. Peter Jonathan Images offers the following services:
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Chelsea Ray Wagers · Married on 11/02/2018
Fit right in with our destination wedding gang
Not long after meeting Pete we knew he would be the perfect fit to photograph our Belize wedding. He has an easygoing personality and is down to give anything a shot (like agreeing to shoot our engagement photos at the airport, or smuggling his drone into Belize).Sent on 05/31/2019
When we started planning our wedding we knew we needed a photographer who would roll with the punches and get along with our group of rambunctious family and friends. Truth be told by the end of the weekend I think everyone liked Pete and his wife better than us ;)
When we didn’t want to do a first look and were in a time crunch racing the sunset after our ceremony , Pete was down to spend a few hours the next day shooting Tate & I around the island and we got some awesome shots that sum up why we love it there and why we wanted to have our wedding there. (Not to mention the drone footage of us jumping into the ocean at the end of the day— priceless!)
He captured some really beautiful moments, and the video and album will ensure we never forget our little island wedding.
Truth be told, Pete wasn’t the cheapest photographer we interviewed... but there is honesty in the statement you get what you pay for, and we feel like we got definite bang for our buck with him
Peter Jonathan Images's reply:Thanks for the great review Chelsea! Julie and I had such a great time with you and your wedding tribe! We loved Belize and can’t wait to go back! 📸🎉
CONNIE · Married on 05/26/2018
If you are trying to find a photographer who truly cares about capturing the love between you and your partner while making you feel super comfortable, hire Pete! Pete was an absolute dream to work with, especially given my numerous outlandish requests! We were Pete’s first official San Diego couple, so Pete flew out to San Diego just to do our engagement shoot at La Jolla Windansea Beach and Balboa Park. Now that is commitment. My husband is not the most comfortable guy in front of a camera (he is also a whole foot taller than me) and Pete did a really great job at making him feelat ease and posing us just right as to not make me look ridiculously short. On our actual wedding day Pete was dependable and helpful. We had a unique wedding with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony held at my parents’ house the morning of our wedding day and then the more traditional American ceremony and reception at our other location (the sub naval base in Point Loma). So we technically had Pete from 9AM to 10PM on our wedding day, a very exhausting but beautiful and fun day for all. Our wedding day went by so so so quickly. You really don't have time to worry about your photographer and the photos being taken. Pete has a great way of taking charge and leading when you need him to be (family portraits for a big Asian family that loves to take pictures… haha). He has so much experience with weddings and has this thing down to a science! One of the best wedding decisions we made, and there are quite a lot of decisions to be made. You truly won't regret it! We absolutely cherish all of the photos that he took on our wedding day. He even made some edits after the fact upon request with no hesitation. My husband and I are so excited to have these to look back on for the rest of our lives! I have had several friends tell me that these are the best wedding photos they have ever seen.Sent on 08/04/2018
Peter Jonathan Images's reply:Connie, thank you so much for the awesome review! It was such a pleasure being a part of your special day and I'm so happy that you LOVE your images!
Allison · Married on 04/21/2018
We are so glad we found Pete to photograph our special day! I can't say enough about his professionalism and talent. We got married at an outdoor venue, right on the coast. I was looking for someone who could capture natural beauty and use natural lighting without over-editing. Pete did this fabulously, both for our engagement shoot and for our wedding day. He was also very responsive and flexible, giving us quality time and options to make our day perfect. Do yourself a favor and hire this guy!Sent on 04/24/2018
I would love to spend some time with you before your special day! We are offering a complimentary engagement session for all couples that book with us during the month of April. Let's chat and get your engagement session in the books! :)
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I have been a Professional DJ for over 25 years and have worked with hundreds of photographers at weddings and corporate events. I'm always happy to hear that I'm going to be working an event with Pete! An all around cool guy that is very passionate for what he does and always delivers a quality product to his clients. Believe me, you won't be disappointed hiring Pete as your photographer.