We're Peter & Susannah.
We're married & we shoot weddings together. Real moments and happy people are what we're all about. Working together is the bomb.
We love hanging out together, traveling (and coming home to our bed & Netflix), and sharing/fighting over frosties. We're totally head-over-heels for our son, Samson, and family smash-squeeze-hugs are our jam. We believe in belly laughs, crazy families, happy tears and jumping on the bed. Our job makes us feel like we won the lottery. A wedding is a great party and a celebration of a brand-spanking-new marriage, and we're pretty crazy about both of those things. We're destination wedding photographers and have traveled to Mexico, Ukraine, Canada, Washington, California, Colorado, Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alaska, Florida, and South Carolina. Portland, Oregon is our home, but we're always glad for an excuse for a new destination wedding adventure.
We start nudging each other and falling in love when we start hearing things like "we're less about the perfect day and more about the real moments" and "we're not into super posed, impersonal photos". We love it when couples make their day about who they are, and less about what's "normal", expected, or trendy. If you wanna cut the cake, we vote smash it. If you want to leave on a slip & slide, do it. This is your wedding, and it shouldn't look like anyone else's.
WEDDINGS WE'RE CRAZY ABOUT
We love weddings that are big & crazy. Small & intimate. Unplugged. At a waterfall. In the middle of nowhere. With ice cream. Food trucks. Lots of alcohol. All-night dancing. Crazy weather. Weepy fathers-of-the-bride. Bonfires. Brides that aren't afraid of rain. Couples that can't keep their hands off each other.
OUR game plan
We take weddings very seriously. Which means we do everything we can to make sure our couples have the most stress-free, fun-filled day as possible. That allows us to get the more candid and honest moments of your day. We work with you in advance to make sure we have everything planned out, so come wedding day, you don't have to worry about a thing. We wanna tell your whole story, give you all the best photos, and not have you wait months to see the pictures.
Peter Mahar Photography | Portland Oregon Wedding Photographer | 360-771-4693 | firstname.lastname@example.org