Peter Rowen is regarded as one of Ireland's leading Photographers.

He has won numerous national and international awards including a Gold Award by the New York based Graphis Journal of Communication ( possibly the only Irish Photographer to ever do so ) and was announced as Weddingsonline Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2009. He was also a finalist in 2014.

With a background in Commercial Photography and a client list that includes Lexus, Sky TV, RTE, Eir, The Gate Theatre, Element Pictures & U2 Peter has also shot for all of Ireland's best known publications including The Irish Times, Image Magazine & The Gloss Magazine.

In 2002 Peter set up 'Peter Rowen Weddings' Steering firmly away from traditional Wedding Photography he shoots in a documentary style, literally capturing the details and moments of the day as they unfold before him.

'I was never a fan of traditional Wedding Photography where many of the shots taken are setup and staged so when I started shooting Weddings I decided I was going to do something totally different..

Rather than line people up and ask them to smile I decided to capture the real smiles, the real emotions and true atmosphere of the day. It's a really nice way to shoot a Wedding... no one feels pressured to perform and the couple are free to enjoy their day. The results, I hope, speak for themselves.

Peter is based in Dublin, Ireland but is available to shoot worldwide.

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I trained as a Commercial Photographer but have been documenting weddings for the past 18 years and I absolutely love it. My aim when I shoot is to be completely unobtrusive and discreet, allowing you and your guests to just enjoy the day. The end result is a collection of beautiful images that will artistically capture the atmosphere and essence of your Wedding Day. A little about myself... I live just 20 km outside Dublin City in the countryside of County Meath with my wife Natalia and my 5 yr old son Zac. In my spare time, I love to mountain bike, snowboard and ride my motorcycle.
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Peter was extremely helpful & accommodating from the very start. He was very open to tailoring his service around what we wanted and his informal photographic style was exactly what we were looking for. On the day of our wedding the temperature outside was -12 with 2 feet of snow, but Pete still managed to make us feel relaxed and captured all the special moments from our day. We absolutely love our photos & we have no hesitation in strongly recommending him!

Pete was recommended to us through a friend and as soon as we saw a few of his photos we knew he was going to be perfect. Our wedding was in Italy and Pete flew over with his assistant two days before the wedding to get a look at the area and where he'd be working. He was such a calming influence on the preparations, he was so relaxed and nothing was a problem. On the day he was absolutely magnificent. He was like no other photographer we have ever seen; we didn't even know he was taking photos most of the time ( exactly what we'd hoped for ). The family photos only took 30 minutes and we were free to entertain our guests for the rest of the evening. Within a week of returning to Ireland we received a USB with the best 500 shots from our wedding. The quality of his work was amazing...anyone who has seen the photos cannot believe how good they are. Our wedding photos are such an amazing record of one of the best day of our lives...Thank you so much Pete!
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Pete, thank you so much for all your hard work and calming influence at our wedding. You were discreetness personified. On receiving the proofs we were delighted to see you had caught us, our friends and our families off guard and unaware of your presence - exactly what we had asked for. Our only real problem now is trying to choose which photos we want for the album!

Having modelled for the past twenty years, both in Ireland and abroad, I have worked with my fair share of photographers but with my hand on my heart I can say that I couldn't have chosen a better photographer to capture all those special moments on our wedding day.. Peter has such a beautiful style to his work, nothing is contrived or staged. It is exactly what every bride wants. With his documentary style, Peter manages to capture rare moments effortlessly, without, at times you even noticing he is there. Peter has such an easy way about him. We have two small children but Peters sweet and gentle way of working made it very easy for everyone to relax. From the first meeting with Peter to the final collection of the timeless, stylish album we knew we had made the right choice. Every shot is a piece of art, every shot is worth every penny, every shot is a moment to cherish... From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you …

Well what can I say..I cannot recommend Pete highly enough. He has an air of calm about him. He is a person who has great warmth to him and is both professional and fun and I have to say we were all blown away by the photos. For me, I'm not one who likes to get her photos taken but he put us both at such ease and did the job without us realising he was snapping away. His pictures capture the story of the day and for us, we genuinely could not of been happier with the photos, which we will treasure forever! Thanks Pete for the beautiful job you’ve done and for helping us to enjoy our day.

We absolutely LOVE the photos!!! They are just beautiful and thank you so so much for your extra shots!!!! Blown away!!!!!!

Peter is exactly the kind of photographer you want for your wedding - cool, calm and above all excellent at what he does. What attracted me to his work was his style and his eye for detail. I am amazed at how he caught those quiet moments when we didn't even know he was there - that is true talent. Our guests have seen the photos and thought they were outstanding. That is the reaction you want when people see your photos - an instant impact. With your wedding photos, you cannot compromise because they are memories you will hold forever. It really is a big decision to make. With Peter you get more than fantastic photos, you get a guarantee before he takes a picture that they are going to be fabulous - and they were. Peter is that good I asked him if he could take photos for other occasions now that my wedding is over! Its for those reasons and many more that Peter definitely deserves to be Wedding Photographer of the Year!

If you are looking for something very special and memorable from your big day, we cannot recommend Peter enough. On the day he captured so many beautiful, emotional and funny moments that we now have forever. It is just a gorgeous illustration of our day. We would also like to add that Peter was such a pleasure to have around, from the moment he arrived to the very last shot of the day, it was all very relaxed and felt so natural. And for much of the day, we didn't even notice he was there! We really are so happy we chose Peter for our wedding.

Oh my God Peter, They are amazing!!!!! I searched high and low for a photographer and loved your profile, and you did it! You caught the memories of the most magical day of our lives. I'll be honest in saying I was a little worried as I hadn't a clue of what pictures you took - I didn't even notice you taking those shots - amazing! A true talent!!!! Thank you so much!

Peter was an absolute pleasure to have photograph my wedding. He worked so hard all day and captured all the special moments brilliantly. I couldn't believe it when I saw the photographs as I never even noticed him taking any of them! Peter is so professional, I couldn't recommend him highly enough. Gar and I are thrilled with the pictures that we'll have forever!