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CANDID & NATURAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE NORTHERN BEACHES
Hi there, my name is Peter Hawke, but you can call me Pete.
I am a creative who practices candid & natural wedding photography. I’m located in Beacon Hill on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Although I’m a wedding photographer based in Sydney, I do photograph weddings throughout NSW; such as the Hunter Valley and Central Coast, as well as Canberra and the Southern Highlands. I also like to shoot the odd wedding interstate and internationally when the opportunity arises.
Pete in a nutshell: I grew up in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and in summer you can usually catch me in the water at Dee Why or Freshwater Beach. I’m tall / a coffee lover / a gin drinker / an Australian outback explorer / an ex-geologist and map-maker / and I like to travel.
My life with a camera started when I was 18 years old. You see, before I started my journey into wedding photography, I was a nightclub photographer. Yep; I was that guy with a camera, getting free entry into bars, nightclubs and music festivals; taking happy snaps with a camera in one hand and a beer in the other (it was a hard life, I know!). Photography in nightclubs was a steep learning curve. Imagine taking photos with very little ambient light in the room, and strobe lights flashing every few seconds. The experience taught me how to balance flash with dim colourful lighting situations. I got to see some of the most amazing live acts up-close, such as The Presets, Prodigy, and my all-time favourite; Daft Punk!
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