I’m Jake Peet a Surrey wedding photographer shooting in a documentary style. My father gave me my first camera – a Kodak 126 – when I was four and I’ve been passionate about taking pictures ever since. After a two year general art & design course at Reigate School of Art (1989-91), I went on to study photography at the Kent Institute of Art & Design in Rochester, graduating in 1993. At art college I worked using most film formats including 35mm, 120 roll film and larger 5×4 formats too including all wet processing and printing and the various techniques this teaches a photographer and the art and craft this involves.
These disciplines I’ve now carried over to my use of digital equipment – shooting on a mirror-less Fujifilm set up comprising of one Fuji X100S range-finder (23mm f2 fixed lens) and one Fuji X-T1 with a 56mm f1.2 lens. I process on an Apple Mac using Adobe Lightroom. As well as supplying licensed images on a USB stick I recommend and produce traditional deluxe wedding albums from Jorgensen, hand assembled in Devon.
What I do
I shoot weddings mostly in a photojournalistic style, no two weddings are the same as there are no conventional formats that I follow. I shoot and supply images in a style that I think are a true and honest representation of your day. I will supply you with the full story, from start to finish – by embedding myself with you and your guests, discreetly shooting the getting ready preparation, the ceremony, the guests, the wedding breakfast and speeches right through to first dance. Typically I will supply 250/300 images back to you and prices start at £850 for a short day shoot. But please contact me for further details and I’ll send you a price list and a ‘working with me’ document to help you get a better feel for my style and approach. I look forward to hearing from you.
As well as capturing weddings in a factual but creative style, I’ve a huge passion for press and documentary photography citing war photographer Don McCullin, street photographer Gary Winogrand and organisations such as Magnum Photos and National Geographic as huge influences and inspiration. For my more personal work take a look at www.spikyjumper.com