I am a National wedding photographer based in sunny San Diego! My beautiful, spunky, and insanely intelligent wife Julie, Rezzy the cattle dog, and Frodo the cat keep my life colorfully focused, organized and always entertained. My home away from home is the lovely midwest city of Indianapolis, Indiana! Over the past 11 years in business, I have documented over 300 weddings from east to west. I have traveled and photographed weddings and engagement shoots in Mexico, Belize, California, Indiana, Ohio, Vermont, Utah, Minneapolis, Wisconsin, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Alabama. I still get nervous before every wedding I photograph. If I didn’t have nervous tension, I probably would have lost the drive and passion for what I love doing the most. The reason for my love of wedding photography is simple: I love spending the day with brides and grooms creating wedding day memories that will last a lifetime. I hunt for moments that cannot be recreated or relived. I love capturing the raw emotion of a wedding day. I want to be the best not only for myself but especially for my clients. If I didn’t wake up every morning with excitement about photography I would simply hang my camera up and find another career.
After spending years in the corporate world and never truly feeling content, I found my passion, talent, and drive in photography. My ultimate goal was to get on the fashion side of photography since I spent several years as a model in front of the camera in Indianapolis and southern California. Here are a few interesting facts about me: I am completely self-taught in photography; I am a rare “left eye shooter,” just like my rare (A-) blood type; I hold a liberal arts degree in Sociology; I lived in Prague and Budapest 5 years out of my life; and played college basketball for Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. I continue to travel the world and take pictures in my free time. Oh, and I seriously love donuts!
My first wedding came by chance in the fall of 2007 and it was then that I decided to put all my energy and time into learning the art and craft of wedding and lifestyle photography. It feels good to wake up every morning and love what I do! I wish that everyone could find his or her passion and follow it with as much reward as I have. Now in my 11th year of wedding and lifestyle photography, I continue to learn, I continue to grow, I continue to fuel my passion, and I continue to capture real people and real emotion. I am Peter Jonathan Images.