Frequently Asked Questions
How long will you stay at our wedding?
Thats up to you! We are happy to attend the bride's house beforehand, and stay through to just before the meal. This includes speeches if they are before the meal. We can stay for the 1st dance for a small fee.

Are you Full time? Who attends our wedding?
Yes! Peter is a full-time, professional photographer. Peter attends all weddings in person.

Are there any hidden costs?
The prices quoted are fully inclusive. There are no hidden extra's.

Do you charge for travel?
Travel is included when the destination is within a 1.5hour radius of Belfast. That covers most of N.Ireland - including the Greater Belfast area, The North Coast and Derry. For destinations further afield, but no more than 2.5hrs away we charge GBP50. We can quote you for destinations outside that.

Do we get the photos digitally?
We include a high-resolution gallery with every package. This contains the high resolution files allowing you to do your own reprints, email them or put them on facebook!

What happens if you are sick on the day?
It has never happened, but Peter has a network of photographers who he can call upon if need be. He is also a licensed and qualified member of the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland (PPANI) who can provide assistance if need be.

Are you insured?
Yes! We have professional indemnity and public liability insurance...and of course our equipment is insured.

What equipment do you use?
Peter uses several cameras including a Nikon D800 and a Nikon D810. He's also a bit of an Apple fan!

Are your prices guaranteed?
For bookings made now, we guarantee our prices for 2020-22.

Will your Wedding Book albums last?
We use only the highest quality suppliers. Our supplier offers a life-time guarantee on their products.

How long do you need for Photos?
We try to be as quick as possible - normally 1hr at the location is sufficient but we recommend allowing 1.5hrs incase of rain showers.

Have you been to our hotel?
Peter has been to the majority of hotels in N.Ireland. If he hasn't been at your chosen venue, he will attend beforehand to 'get a feel'.

Do you have terms & conditions?
Yes! They are available on request and are some of the most generous in the industry.

Do you cover Donegal?
Yes and we love it! For most parts, there's a GBP50 fee to cover fuel.

Do you enjoy what you do?
Absolutely! Photography is our passion - and we hope that comes across in our work.

How long before we get our photos?
We aim to have them ready for you shortly after you get back from honeymoon - typically 5 weeks. We guarantee you will never wait more than 6 weeks.

How long does it take to get the album back?
Lead times vary depending on the type of album - but it typically takes 6weeks.

How much is the deposit?
A £200 deposit is required to secure the booking - although we can be flexible . We usually do 80% before the wedding, the remainder when you get the album. Other payment options are available on request.

How do we design our album?
Designing an album is difficult when you aren't used to it. On returning from honeymoon, Peter will provide you with a mock album layout. This is quite unique in the wedding industry. This is a great start and will help you visualise what is possible. You can change the mock layout as much or as little as you wish.

Are you experienced?
Peter has 10+ years experience and has documented about 600 weddings. Part of the joy of the job is bumping into past wedding customers at the gym, in Tescos and beyond!

Do you do engagement photographs?
Yes! We'll be happy to do your engagement photograph free of charge. You can the purchase anything you want from the shoot. We keep our engagement sessions fun, casual and relaxed.

Can you provide framed enlargements?
Yes. We can provide a range of post-wedding accessories including canvas prints, framed enlargements and parent books. Prices available on request.

Whats your most important attribute?
The most important thing is to be able to put people at ease. Relaxed photographs look much better!

What is your style?
Peter has a unique style - check out the showcase. He takes a range of informal and semi-posed photographs. No matter which, he aims to give the photographs a relaxed look.

Can you tailor your packages & prices?
Absolutely. We are confident that we can meet most budgets starting at £1300. If another photographer is offering you something we aren't, make sure and ask as most things are possible.

Are you a member of any professional body?
Peter is a Licensiate of the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland as well as a Licensiate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. This means that Peter is licensed and his work is deemed to be of a good, professional standard.

How do I order reprints?
Peter provides order forms after each wedding. You can also purchase reprints from within your client area.

What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept cheques (made payable to Peter Thomas Photography), cash and all major credit and debit cards.

Can we request specific photographs?
Of course! About a month before the big day, we'll do a pre-wedding consultation. Peter will provide a list of photographs he normally takes - and you can modify it as you desire.

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Hi! I’m Peter, a wedding & portrait photographer from N.Ireland, with a studio in Belfast. I run Peter Thomas Photography. I’ve got a genuine passion for photography - I absolutely love capturing those special moments that make each of our lives so interesting. I hope this website gives you a little insight into me and my work!