The Most Helpful Wedding Photographer in Peterborough

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Are you bewildered by all the different wedding photographers in Peterborough? To help, this page reveals the awkward questions no wedding photographer wants you to ask! You'll also get to see what makes my service a little different.

Excuse me Mr / Mrs photographer, what happens if you turn out to be rubbish, or you’re a complete git?

We’ve all heard horror stories about wedding photographers.

They come in many types...

The angry stress-head who's rude and simmers with rage the whole day.

The control freak who barks orders at everyone because they think they're the most important person at the wedding.

The dimwit who's completely disorganised, turns up late, forgets what group photographs you want and basically blunders their way through your wedding with no thought or preparation.

How do you avoid picking one of these characters? Well, if I'm already booked I will recommend one of my trusted, lovely wedding photographer friends and I'll even check they're available before I give you their details!

But here's a great tip when choosing ANY wedding supplier...

Ask them for a written guarantee that you'll love their service and see what they say!

Their answer will tell you a lot.

My guarantee simply says...

"If you're not happy with your wedding photographs or the service you receive then you can ask for all your money back". That's it! No ifs or buts. I want you to be happy with everything from the photography to how I represent you on your wedding day. And if I fail then I don’t feel right taking your money.

"I don't think I can ever put into words how amazing Dan is!! His work is beyond brilliant, his ideas are amazingly creative and his personality is fabulous!! Having Dan there on our special day made it even more special and we can not thank him enough for all his hard work and support. Everyone who.has either been with him on our wedding day or seen our wedding photos cannot praise him enough. I now have the pleasure of calling him a fab friend and cannot wait to get him back to do more work for us! Xxx"
Emma Peacock, Newborough

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How many photographs will I get in my album?
Most wedding photographers will show you several hundred photographs, but they'll only be able to fit between 50-100 in your album.

This leaves you with two horrible situations.

Firstly you have the heartbreaking decision of having to reject most of your treasured images.

Secondly, you have to tell Auntie Maureen why she never made it into the album when all your mates are in it!

My wedding album is A3 sized and 70 pages so it comfortably fits 250 photographs. This means we can thoroughly tell the story of your wedding day and no-one gets left out.

"He is the worlds most helpful photographer!! A fantastic photographer who made us feel really at ease on our wedding day and will go the extra mile.
James Winfrey, Castor

How quickly will I get my photographs?
You don't want to be celebrating your anniversary before you've seen your wedding photographs!

I hear many stories of couples having to wait months.

I guarantee (in writing) your wedding photographs will be available to view within 1 month, although it's almost always within a week or two in reality.

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"Before we got married I thought a good wedding photographer would be one that wasn't noticed, I was wrong. Everybody noticed Dan. He put everyone at ease and he captured people in natural moments. Our family and friends thought that he was a long time friend. Children loved him, oldies loved him even my Dad loved him!!"
James McAdie, Hampton.

I don't care how good you think you are - PROVE IT!
If you're interested in a hotel or restaurant you go to Trip Advisor.

If you're wondering whether the movie 'Zombie Apocalypse' is any good then you'll check out the reviews on Imdb.

Unfortunately there's no such thing for photographers.

The best you can do is see what the feedback is on their website and Facebook. It's a good idea to send a friend request on Facebook too, so you can check out whether it's an expletive riddled tirade about their hatred for all mankind, or their favourite hobby is badger baiting!

....I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you there's a rather large smattering of testimonials on my website and on Google - and you're more than welcome to friend me on Facebook and like my business page so you can check out all the embarrassingly glowing feedback my clients give me.


Dan was an absolutely awesome choice to have as our wedding photographer. From start to finish he has been an absolute joy to work with. He managed to en-capture our special day perfectly and all of our guests loved him as much as we do. We couldn't be happier with the final photos and we will enjoy looking at them for the rest of our lives! Thank you very much Dan,you've been brilliant! also if you don't quite like having your photo taken, Dan is perfect at capturing beautiful natural pictures of you! Not only did we choose a perfect photographer but we made a great friend. xxxxx
Joe and Lizzie Day, Hampton

Can I see a whole wedding, not just your portfolio?
Over the course of your life I bet you've taken a handful of photographs you're pretty proud of.

If you gave a camera to a blind wood pigeon with a tickly cough it might still take a good photograph eventually.

The difference between Rodney the wood pigeon and a professional photographer is all down to percentages.

A professional photographer will take a few pathetic photographs throughout a wedding day because sometimes we just time it wrong, or whatever.

However the vast majority of our photographs should be rather splendid.

Rodney however has a 0.000001% success rate!

Ask photographers to show you a few entire weddings. That way you can see if they're consistent, or whether their portfolio is just showing the 1% of decent images they've taken.

So, am I the right wedding photographer for you?
I think we'll become best buddies if you can say yes to the following questions:

  • If the driver of your wedding car is too ill to drive and you have to borrow your dad's Saab convertible, would you see the funny side?
  • If there's a beautiful sunset but the grass is wet and your high heels are sinking into it, would you run bare foot across the lawn?
  • If you trip over coming out of the ceremony would you have tears of laughter or anguish?
  • If your naughty little nephew shouts 'don't do it!' in the middle of the ceremony would you have a little chuckle?
  • If it rains would you take one of my vintage wedding umbrellas and do your own version of singing in the rain?
  • If there was a power cut in the middle of your first dance would you get everyone to light candles and sing your song Acapella.
  • Would you like to spray me with the bottle of Prosecco I bring to every wedding?

All of these things have happened at weddings I've photographed and I'll never forget the awesome couples who were part of them.

Sometimes it's the unplanned, the chaotic and the calamitous that make your wedding day even more special and memorable. Those are the fun stories you'll tell your grandchildren - not whether your bouquet was the right shade of fuchsia.

OK Dan, how much?
Every wedding is different and I want to understand exactly what is and isn’t important to you so I can tailor a package that suits you perfectly. It really depends on the date, location, day of the week, the number of hours, the services you like and even whether you have a barn owl as a ring-bearer! Huh? Read on...!

Aside from the usual services like engagement sessions, I also have some more unique services. For example, I can create a video of your childhood photographs (and engagement ones) and project it onto a screen at your wedding as a lovely surprise for your guests.

I also LOVE rock the frock sessions where we do an extra shoot a few weeks or months after your wedding. We can get creative and incorporate your personality and hobbies and sometimes go a little nuts! I've had couples at waterfalls, in rivers and rolling in mud. In the future I’d like to incorporate horses, ballet, motorbikes, cars, the sea, zoo animals, mountains, hot air balloons, grungy urban scenes and so on...

If you have some special skills, contacts or ideas then maybe we can do a deal.

Anyway - to cut to the chase - all day packages including all of the photographs start at £999.

...I can potentially offer discounts for weddings with particularly intriguing / off-the-wall elements, for example:

  • Barn owls acting as ring bearers (seriously - check out Exotic Animal Encounters in Whittlesey!)
  • Weird and wonderful themes
  • Exciting events - maybe a drive-by of Harley Davidsons, or an exchanging of vows in the Whipsnade Safari Park Lion enclosure (maybe not!)
  • Strange or exotic locations, from farmer's fields lit by candles, to stately homes and Scottish tree houses.
  • Destination weddings

That said, I love the excitement, emotion and sensitivity of all weddings. The crucial ingredient is the deep and clear love of the special couple.

I'm always happy to bend over backwards to help in any way I can.

I'll even roll around in the mud like this to get the photographs I need for you...!

So please call me on 0792 358 3658 or email to talk through your requirements and set up a meeting.

Finally, I've also created this short video that hopefully shows how much I care about my clients. It also covers some of the reasons why I stand out from the other wedding photographers in Peterborough.

Dan Waters: Wedding photographer - Peterborough
Tel 0792 358 3658
90 Eagle Way,
Hampton Vale,

What can we say? Dan is one of life's few very special people! His talent and passion for photography is reflected in the unique service he provides. He has become a new friend during the time we worked with him for our wedding and we were confident that he would capture the moments of our special day in just the way we wanted. All of our guests loved him and he noticed every glimmer of emotion in the most unlikely places for those spontaneous shots! He also managed to help two very shy and nervous brides feel completely at ease in front of the camera. His attention to detail is remarkable and the extra attention he gave to our project before, during and after the big day meant so much. We would recommend him to anyone! Dan, we cannot thank you enough. xx
Michelle and Vicky, Peterborough

From the moment we met Dan he was very welcoming and helpful. He answered all our questions without hesitation and put his views forward which helped us immensely as there were things we wouldn't have thought about. All of my family commented on how lovely Dan was as a person and we wouldn't hesitate to have him again for any future events and I would 110% recommend him to anyone. He captured our amazing day from start to finish... originally we were not going to have the photo album... I am so glad we changed our minds. "Perfect " would be the best description of our photo album... THANK YOU!!!XXX
Jake and Lisa Wilson, Cardea

I cannot recommend Dan highly enough,its not just that he's extremely talented, he puts you immediately at ease, makes you feel that nothing is too much trouble, is happy to listen to your ideas, even though he's obviously the pro and generally makes the whole experience a pleasure. I sometimes find these things can be a little stilted, but not with Dan, we felt part of the process and that he was giving us his best, not just 'another photoshoot'. He was great on the big day, and we are so pleased with the results. If the photo's are important to you, THIS is the guy, its that simple.
Steve and Emma Raby, Yaxley

"There was never any question about who we wanted to hire to photograph our wedding after seeing Dan at a family members wedding.
As someone who is not a huge fan of having their photographs taken, Dan did a fantastic job of removing any awkwardness and making the experience extremely pleasant. He has this amazing ability to put everyone around him at ease and capture some beautifully natural photos.
He is always on the ball, always looking to capture the next best shot and full of great ideas. He even knew of some great nearby spots to make use of the countryside.
The quality of prints and albums Dan was able to source was outstanding as well, and we have received many many compliments from friends and family about how fantastic and friendly Dan and his assistant were at the event.
We would not hesitate to recommend Dan to anyone!"

David and Rosalind Pargeter, Oxford

Dan,first of all we can't thank you enough for your efforts before the wedding, ensuring you stayed in touch with us, and giving us such confidence. The pre-engagement shoot was fun and you made us totally at ease in front of the camera and we both knew our wedding photography was going to be in safe hands. You showed us how much you cared about our day from the first contact we had with you. The photographs really do speak for themselves, but not only are they beautiful but they also reflect the mood of the day perfectly. We are so pleased we choose you.
John and Christine Carvel, Peterborough