The first thing you should know about us is that we love weddings! And why not? Weddings are glamorous, fun-filled celebrations of love and commitment. And your wedding will be no different!
Your wedding day will be the most exciting and wonderful day of your life. There will be joy and celebration, a few (or more than a few!) nerves, laughter and tears, and lots of hugs and kisses. Your family and friends will be there to share your love and to witness your vows. It will be the best day of your life!
And you will want your wedding photographs to reflect all the feelings and excitement, so you can experience it all over again every time you look at them. Your photos need the style and beauty of a fashion shoot but also the intimacy and sensitivity so essential to such a significant personal occasion. And you want the pictures to capture all the fun and spontaneity as well.
Does all that sound impossible? Or expensive? Have you already looked at some photographers’ websites and loved the images but been shocked by the cost? Or maybe you have some specific requirements that don’t seem to fit in with the packages you have seen on offer. Pete Welsby Photography might be exactly what you are looking for.
A personalised service to suit all budgets
We are committed to providing the very best service to every Bride & Groom, regardless of budget. We aim to provide completely personalised ‘bespoke’ wedding photography packages - without breaking the bank. We even give you the chance to Try Before You Buy! You can arrange a completely free, no obligation engagement shoot with us, experiencing first-hand the fun you can have on a photoshoot. Yes, fun! If you are nervous about having your photos taken, this is a fantastic way of preparing for the real thing so that, when the big day comes, you can relax and just enjoy it. Contact us for more details and to book a session.
The packages you will find in our price list are intended as examples of what we offer, rather than a complete list you have to choose from. We provide the same level of professional service, the same commitment to quality, and the same high standard of images to all of our clients, whether you are looking for a high end leather-bound album with all the extras or just a CD of images.
A blend of styles
We create a contemporary blend of naturalistic ‘reportage’ photography and more traditional images with a touch of ‘fashion’, producing not only a record of the day which showcases all the beautiful details and little touches you planned, but also stunning portraits you will enjoy for the rest of your life.
Pete will be your principle photographer on the day. He is a qualified, fully insured professional who has been covering weddings in the region for over five years and who is known for his relaxed and friendly approach. If you wish, we can also arrange a ‘second shooter’ who can provide a greater range of reportage photography while Pete concentrates on the more formal portraits and groups.
The last thing you need on your big day is any unnecessary stress so we bring an assistant, who is not there to take photographs, but to make sure things run smoothly, to help with the little problems that arise - and occasionally to leap into action with the “emergency kit” - safety pins are always handy as one or two of our brides can testify!
We offer a first class service on the day, going well beyond just taking the photographs but also doing whatever is needed to ensure you have a relaxed and fabulous experience as well as producing the gorgeous images you will always treasure.
As an optional extra on the big day, we are pleased to offer our photo booth service. We can set up a mini-studio during your evening reception or party to take fab, fun portraits of all your guests - a lot more exciting than the standard shots of guests sitting around tables!
And we can even offer a great extra after the wedding and honeymoon! Before that gorgeous dress is put into storage, why not indulge yourself in a Love my Dress fashion shoot? We can provide a make up artist if you wish and the shoot can be in the location of your choice.
We have covered weddings in many locations around Merseyside and elsewhere in the UK, including cathedrals and castles, churches and chapels, registry offices and hotels - so you can be confident that we will provide the excellent personalised service and uncompromising commitment to quality that you have every right to expect.
Contact us to check our availability.
'Photography by Pete Welsby' is a family-run professional wedding and portrait photography business based in Wavertree, Liverpool. Pete works mainly in Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire, Lancashire, the North-West and North Wales, but is also available for weddings elsewhere in England, Wales, Scotland and overseas.
Pete Welsby is a qualified and fully insured professional photographer specialising in wedding photography but also offering other photographic services, such as family events, portraits, baby portraits, pet portraits, and actor headshots or portfolios, either on location or in your own home, and also commercial photographic services.
He has covered wedding breakfasts and receptions in many Merseyside venues including Liverpool Town Hall, The Brook Meadow Hotel, Leasowe Castle, the CHET Centre, the Radisson Hotel, the Marriott Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel, Bootle Town Hall, Sefton Park Palm House, the Park Inn, Aintree Racecourse, Chester Racecourse, Everton Football Club, Formby Hall Golf Club, the Alicia Hotel, the Devonshire House Hotel, the Solna Park Hotel, Liverpool Marina and the Hillcrest Hotel, and ceremonies in many venues, including Liverpool Cathedral, a number of registry offices and many churches of different denominations.
Our storybook style wedding albums and wall hangings are sourced from the excellent Loxley Colour and DPM Wallbank in the UK and we also offer albums from GraphiStudio, the celebrated Italian supplier.
All text and photographs are copyright Pete Welsby. Design and layout are copyright Emma Welsby.