My Story

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 charming midwest city of Indianapolis, Indiana! Over the past 11 years in business, I have documented over 350 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.

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.

Our Process

People select us because of our process and professional approach, but there’s so much more that goes into a client relationship that can’t really be replicated/duplicated. It’s a very personal and intimate relationship and that takes time to develop.

What you’ll see through the link below to our complete process is our entire process for taking a wedding (or any photography job, but this one is specific to weddings because it’s the most involved) all the way from inquiry and the first meeting up to the digital delivery of photos.

Learn More About Our Process

Our Collections

While every photography assignment is as unique those involved we wanted to provide you with our most popular collections.  Once we learn more about your wedding day, we be able to customize our pricing to your unique situation and photography needs.

Gold Collection

  • Complimentary Engagement Photo Session
  • 8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
  • Timeline Coordination
  • Pete Nagy as Primary Photographer (1) Associate Photographer
  • Professional Editing of all Images
  • 5-10 Social Media Ready Edited Images – Delivered Within 24 hrs
  • All Images Delivered via Private gallery With Full Download Rights
  • Images Edited With a Mix of Color and Black & White

Platinum Collection

  • Complimentary Engagement Photo Session
  • 10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
  • Timeline Coordination
  • Pete Nagy as Primary Photographer
  • (1) Associate Photographer Professional Editing of all Images
  • 5-10 Social Media Ready Edited Images – Delivered Within 24 hrs
  • 60 Second Highlight Wedding Video – Delivered Within 24hrs
  • Italian Made Leather Album
  • All Images Delivered via Private gallery With Full Download Rights
  • Images Edited With a Mix of Color and Black & White

Silver Collection

  • Complimentary Engagement Photo Session
  • 6 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
  • Timeline Coordination
  • Pete Nagy as Primary Photographer
  • Professional Editing of all Images
  • 5 Edited Images – Delivered Within 24 hrs
  • All Images Delivered via Private gallery With Full Download Rights Images Edited With a Mix of Color and Black & White

What’s included in your Photography Collection

Pro Cameras, Gear, and Gadgets

Peter Jonathan Images uses professional full frame camera bodies, fast aperture professional lenses, on and off camera lighting, light diffusers, drones, and other cool gadgets.

Unlimited Photos & Online Image Hosting

Peter Jonathan Images takes unlimited images during your wedding. It’s much better to shoot MORE than not ENOUGH. Unlimited shooting allows us to select the most beautiful images for your gallery.
Images are delivered via a private online gallery — for viewing and sharing.

High-Resolution Downloads & Reprint Rights

Peter Jonathan Images provides our clients with images in the highest resolution possible.
For our clients’ convenience, we offer a print service on our website. However, our clients have the freedom to print their final images at the vendor of their choice.

Social Media Ready Images for You

Peter Jonathan Images provides our clients with images in the highest resolution possible.
For our clients’ convenience, we offer a print service on our website. However, our clients have the freedom to print their final images at the vendor of their choice.

Please ask about our Progressive Editing & Photo Booth add on services.