We take weddings very seriously. Which means we do everything we can to make sure our couples have the most stress-free, fun-filled day as possible. That allows us to get candid and honest moments of your day. We also think marriage should be a huge celebration with friends and family with a lot of great food, drinks, and maybe a slip and slide. If our work resonates with you then we would love to buy you a cup of coffee, beer, or martini (all of them at once?) and see how we can help!
We specialize in capturing the natural and unscripted moments at weddings. Our main mission is to allow couples to feel at ease - this means that we can document the candid smiles and the in-between moments. We don't like stiff, posed photos. We love it when couples squeeze each others' butts, whisper in each others' ears, and just have FUN together. We do everything we can to make sure you have a stress-free and amazing wedding day--whether that’s keeping a cold drink in your hand, finding you food, or telling Uncle Joe you guys need some space.
For weddings happening in 2020 with all the early summer cancelations due to the virus, we are going to see even higher rates for venues booked for the summer. If you have your wedding during the week we can help you even more on the price. Great coverage starting at $2300! Please contact us as soon as possible 360-771-4693
54 Reviews for Peter Mahar Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Hannah S. · Married on 10/12/2019
Best. Photographers. Ever.
Booking Peter Mahar Photography was the best decision we made. I can't even begin to describe the amount of joy, excitement, calmness and artistry that Peter and Ben bring. Our engagement session with Peter was incredible. The moments he was able to capture were amazing and the outcome was awesome. He made our photo shoot feel like the most amazing adventure. Peter and Ben shot our wedding and WOW. Just WOW. I feel so lucky that I was able to have Peter and Ben shoot our wedding. The pictures we got back were not only in a timely manner, but they were unreal. I can't stop looking at them. Every picture is filled with emotion and a story from our day. Peter and Ben do more than just take pictures, they capture moments, emotions, and write a story with every image. And let me tell you, they are some of the best story tellers around. We love them and I want to give them a million stars.Sent on 11/06/2019
Megan S. · Married on 08/03/2019
The absolute best
I can’t recommend Peter & Susannah enough as wedding photographers. (In fact, I already have—our friends got their engagement photos done with them and loved them!) I hate having my picture taken and almost always feel awkward. My husband and I had SO MUCH FUN taking pictures both for our engagement and wedding. Peter is fantastic about coaching shots, giving you an idea of what to do and where to look, and most importantly—what to do with your hands. He will quite literally climb rocks or dive onto the ground to get the right shot. On the day of our wedding, Peter and Susannah showed up right on time and dressed professionally. My wedding coordinator was essentially nonexistent, and Peter stepped in and took over that role. He had my schedule printed out and in hand the whole time, making sure the day went smoothly. From the first look to the ceremony to the reception, it flowed exactly how I wanted. We just got our photos back and I cried. I didn’t even cry on my wedding day! They were absolutely perfect. Not just the way that they were edited and posed, but the way that he captured all of the emotion and joy of the day. There are moments that I didn’t even really remember because I was so caught up in everything—but Peter and Susannah were there to make sure I can remember them forever. I have had multiple people tell me that these were the best engagement/wedding photos they’ve ever seen. I’m biased, but I agree. They gave me about twice as many photos as I was expecting, and I love them all! Now I just need Instagram to lift their posting limit so I can blow everyone up with these incredible pictures. Thank you, Peter & Susannah!!!! You are AMAZING!Sent on 08/29/2019
Nicole · Married on 06/29/2019
Peter was the BEST!
Peter was so easy to work with, especially for a destination wedding! He met us over FaceTime, and invested in getting to know us so he could really get the best shots for us. He was great with our family too, and not intrusive at all. The photos were early, and amazing! He shared over a blog post right away as well as an easy digital link to download. We are so happy with everything - he and his team are very talented. Highly recommend.Sent on 08/13/2019
Getting to know your photographer and how they work is very important. You will most likely be hanging out with your photographer MORE than your fiance on your wedding day, so you had better like their personality. We would love to offer you 50% our mini sessions at a sweet nature area near Oregon City to get to know each other and see if we would be a good fit.
MINI SESH |$275 (now only $135 with 50% off)
a very fun way for us all to get to know each other and let your true personalities come to life.
-up to 30 minutes
-10-30 fully edited photos
-photos available in an online gallery
Discount is only valid for shoots scheduled before 2020. No other purchase necessary.
Peter and his wife photographed an event here at Lakeside Gardens this Summer, and I hope to see them here again soon! Peter was organized, professional, and very friendly. His turn-around on editing the photos was lightening quick, and they were beautiful! I would feel confident recommending him to our brides!
Peter and his wife are amazing! They are so happy and genuine and it's absolutely contagious when your with them.