Wedding and Portrait Photography in Peterborough That Takes The Time to Capture What You ARE Like, Not Just What You Look Like.

Thank you so much for your beautiful wedding photos. You were thrown in at the deep end at times on the day but remained completely professional and understanding at all times. How you managed to capture so many lovely photos and for us to hardly notice you were there is beyond me! We have so many beautiful photos to look back on in the future years which I know will make us remember every moment. All the photos were touched up and made to look perfect and I really appreciate the extra work you did after giving them to us. Thank you thank you thank you.
Kathryn Girdlestone, Thrapston.

Are you finding it tricky choosing a wedding or portrait photographer? Throughout Peterborough, Oundle, Stamford and St Ives you’ll find dozens of photographers, so how do you know who’s the right one for you?



Why choose me?
My wedding and family portrait pages explain in great detail why you’ll love those specific areas of my photography service. However, the bottom line is that my photography is all about getting to know you and your family and understanding exactly what you want and like. Everything is tailored around you.

You won’t be treated like you’re on a production line.
Many photographers give you a ‘timed slot’. I believe beautiful photography and special moments are rarely captured when you’re working against the clock - especially when children or pets are involved! I give you all the time you need to ensure we create photos that you’ll love.

Whether you want wedding photos, family portraits or photos of your pets I will always take the time to meet you before the big day. This helps me understand what’s important to you and your aspirations for the photography. It also gives you and your family a chance to check me out and feel comfortable with me so everyone feels confident in front of the camera. We can then develop a plan to create a collection of gorgeous photos that will be in a style you like.

Every photo is lovingly enhanced
The creative process continues after the photography session. I’ll spend many hours turning each and every photo into a piece of art. I’ll add colour, contrast, sharpness, creative effects and use other techniques to ensure your photos exceed your expectations.

Every photo is wonderfully presented
You can also choose from a range of exclusive frames that are only sold to professional photographers. The story of your wedding is captured within stunning albums that would grace any coffee table.

I even have amazing specialist portraiture software that shows you how your photos will actually look in your home, before you invest in them. You can instantly choose between different frame styles and sizes and see them superimposed, to scale, inside your home. This makes it easy for you to choose the perfect wall portraits for your décor and wall space.

Money-back guarantee
If you don't absolutely love your wedding or family photographs then I'll give you all your money back. I'm here to wow you and if I ever fail then I don't deserve to be paid. I don't know any other photographers in the area doing this, but it's my way of showing how much I care about do my very finest work, every time.

Don't take my word for it!
I could bore you about how my photography has been used by the BBC, CNN, The Wildlife Trust, The Royal National Institute for Deaf People and other illustrious organisations, but I think it sounds better coming from my customers, so please browse my testimonials to read the kind words of some of my clients.

So, if you value owning fine art wall portraits and wedding albums of your family then don’t settle for ‘snaps’; have it done properly by a photographer who’s service screams 'nothing is too much trouble'!

Let's chat about what you'd like - no obligation
Call me on 0792 358 3658 or email me at dan@danwaterscreative.com so we can arrange a time to meet and go through how you'd like me to help.

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Blog - How to choose a portrait and wedding photographer in Peterborough

Nick Jude and Emma Gibbs wedding at Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough
29th July 2015

What a wonderful couple Nick Jude and Emma Gibbs are. Nick must be Emma's hero as he did almost all the wedding planning. When they first hired me I asked Nick what the most important thing about their wedding to him and his response was that he wanted to make it the best day of Emma's life. Best answer ever!
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Tony and Sue Wellington's wedding at the Talbot Hotel in Oundle
07th July 2015

When I first met Sue Briance and Tony Wellington I asked them to describe their wedding in three words. They said 'relaxed' and 'chilled' - in fact they're so relaxed and chilled they didn't need a third word!
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Matthew and Nicola's wedding photos at Bassmead Manor Barns
03rd June 2015

Bassmead Manor Barns is a perfect venue for wedding photos. It stands within the medieval moat of an ancient manor house and has beautiful open countryside all around. There are wheat fields in the summer and rape fields in the spring. The barn where the wedding ceremony takes place oozes rustic elegance and charm and the reception room is wonderfully light and airy.
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From bump to birthday: baby photography from maternity to first birthday
29th April 2015

Rachel and Stuart were as cool as a Cornetto about everything. They wanted one of the images to include their 4 year old Jessica too, so she'd feel involved. That image is actually one of my all time favourites because I feel it sums up my brand very well - 'fun, creative photography for families who aren't afraid to show how much they love each other.'
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Having your baby photographed is even more fun than a banjo playing otter!
09th April 2015

Having your baby photographed is one of the most fun things you can do. There's always lots of chuckling as we dress up your baby and experiment with props. Or if you prefer you can take a well earned break and just relax to the ocean wave CD I always play.
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Rowena and Dan - Capturing natural portraits in the countryside
29th March 2015

This is actually something I specialise in - creating images that infuse landscape photography and portrait photography. People feel much more relaxed in front of a camera when they're outside enjoying nature.
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A special voucher that saves you money and saves lives
18th March 2015

Find out how you can save 25% on my family portraits and help save vulnerable children in the Philippines at the same time...
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Meet Harry - the sweetest newborn baby in Stamford
05th March 2015

This is Harry. 6 days old and being photographed on a bitterly cold evening in February. What a tough start to life for the poor lad! He took the unwelcome disturbance with great grace, allowing mum to mould him into position like plastercine.
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What makes me different from the other wedding photographers in Cambridgeshire?
01st March 2015

If you've Googled 'wedding photographers in Cambridgeshire' then you've probably noticed there are roughly a gazillion of us to choose from! Let me quickly explain what makes me different - and more importantly - how you benefit from those differences.
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Meet the cheekiest newborn baby in the world...
11th February 2015

I think we've resolved the whole nature - nurture debate. Little Emily here is only 6 days old so she's too young to have learned this naughty behaviour - she must be a naturally mischievous .....
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Another random act of kindness - this time I bamboozle some Romanians!
03rd February 2015

Today I ticked Romania off my ManKIND project. If you'd like to find out how then you can read the story here.

It involves a box of Crispy Creme doughnuts, a car wash and a couple of scary looking (but lovely), but confused Romanians.
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Steve King from The Drifters
28th January 2015

Steve King was (and sometimes still is) a singer in the world famous soul band The Drifters. He used to live right here in Hampton (why on earth did he leave the sun-kissed shores of Miami!?)
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Wedding photos at Thorpe Hall - Sian and Michelle Angell support a local charity
09th January 2015

Thorpe Hall is one of the grandest wedding venues in Peterborough and a great location for wedding photos. The building itself is regal but light and airy and the gardens a stunning with great opportunities for beautiful romantic images.
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A beautiful Christmas gift from a mother to her daughter
05th January 2015

Jill bought her daughter one of the greatest Christmas gifts you can get for a young mother - beautiful portraits of her gorgeous little girl, Matilda.
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