colinpeddle photography

Newfoundland Wedding, Commercial & Lifestyle Photographer

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  • A stunning photograph shows the entire bridal party posing like celebrities in front of a natural cliff

    Cassandra & Chris Saw some rain. Saw some sun. Saw some LOVE!

    Sometimes everything just works out and so it did on Chris and Cassandra’s wedding day. We started out not only dealing with a little rain but also pretty strong winds. By the time the ceremony was over though, all of that had begun to move along. We managed one pretty awesome “stormy weather” photo and […]

  • Michael & Kayla Had a Pig Roast at Lesters on Their Wedding Day

    Any wedding reception at Lester’s Farm is a good one in my books, but it’s only made better when there’s a pig on the roaster for after dinner snack. And boyyyy oh boy was it ever good. I had a lot of fun with Michael and Kayla. It was a smooth sailing day, aside from […]

  • Vinyl Fans, the bride and groom, pose laying down atop a mountain of old records

    Fraser & Nicola Recorded Their Love For All Time!

    “Creepy Basement” That was all I needed to hear to get on board with the idea of shooting a photo in Nicola and Fraser’s house. We had a few faces to fit in, so they became our creeps in the background and Nicola, for some reason, employed a torture technique that involved a golf club […]

About My Wedding Photography

Colin Peddle Photography is a Newfoundland wedding photography company. I do things a little bit different and I want to tell you about what I do and why you should trust me on your special day.

Who I Am

It was in the mid-2000s when I first began to professionally photograph weddings and I instantly fell in love with the entire process. The planning, the logistics, the problem solving, and obviously the actual picture taking too.

I’ve heard people say “weddings are all the same” and to some extent, they’re kinda right: two people get married, usually on a weekend, there’s some fun, and some of us wake up with a headache the next day.

But beyond those similarities you’ll see that each wedding day differentiated by subtle variances, an experience born out of the uniqueness of each bride and groom’s tastes, style, and most importantly, love for each other.

On their wedding day, a frustrated bride and groom wait on the side of a highway near their broken down bus.

Thanks to planning, a broken down party busy was no big deal.

These small variances have the potential to be very important, even becoming opportunities that we can capitalize on, letting us make great photos. These nuances — though subtle and seemingly insignificant are where I step in and help clients to navigate the unknowns of a wedding day.

Honesty

I’m honest about setting expectations for my client’s wedding day.

I’m different from others in that I won’t promise the world if it’s not truly obtainable because things may happen on your wedding day that could potentially impact what we’ve planned.

I won’t BS you. Sometimes making a change is necessary, albeit a challenge to deal with. The status quo could be the easiest route to take but it might not garner the best results. Advising people that something just isn’t going to work is not always easy, but I won’t waste your time by going down the easy road when it may not be worth it..

Planning and Preparation

Accidents happen, sometimes they’re unavoidable, but it is possible to have the right mindset. Preparing will allow us to still follow through with our plans and reach our goals for the day.

This is why you should trust me. I’ve been through it all on a wedding day. Rain, dress stains, lost rings, grumpy officiants, or the bus, yeah the party bus, gets a flat.

More than a decades worth of experience has given me the knowledge and understanding on how to solve these problems. And between the raindrops and mishaps, we’re still going to make a damn good photo together.

Passion For What I Do

I apologize if sound overly confident in my capabilities, it comes from the passion I have for making great wedding photos.

That confidence and passion is what pushes me to continuously press forward and to consistently deliver quality photographs tailored to my clients needs and desires.

I treat each wedding day with the respect and focus as though it were my own. This respect is what will let us get the job done and have a lot of fun doing it.

But don’t take my word for it, check out a few client testimonials.

Going Out With Grace

A week inside the Grace General Hospital before it was torn down piece by piece in 2007

One of the most epic bridal party pictures I've ever shot. This came together so quickly and in near pitch black because there's nearly no windows in this place.

Wedding Photography at an Abandoned WWII Bunker in Newfoundland

Forgive me for being selfish: getting to do wedding photography at the abandoned post-World War II radar station atop a hill on the edge of the Newfoundland’s coast along the Atlantic ocean has been a long personal quest of mine. :) It’s no easy task to get up there. A very off-beat and adventurous location […]

On the edge of a cliff a bride and groom with their friends and family get married

Melanie and Darryl Had The Most Epic Wedding Ceremony Ever

Prepare your eyes for what might be the most beautiful wedding location you’ve ever seen. Seriously. I’m not sure you’re going to be able to comprehend just how stunning a spot Melanie and Darryl picked for their ceremony. It’s always a gamble with an outside wedding ceremony but it certainly paid off here. Speaking of […]

How To Safely Buy Used Photography Gear Online, Without Regrets

If you’re like most people the allure of saving up to 75% off the MSRP on a piece of camera equipment is just too good to turn down. And the one way to do that, is to buy used. Nearly 90% of the over 200 lenses, bodies, and accessories that I’ve owned has been bought […]

Someone pokes their hand out at the exact wrong moment, guest photography at its finest.

Should You Allow Guest Photography During Wedding Ceremony

When it comes to the actual wedding ceremony, brides to be have a tough decision to make: whether or not to allow guest photography during their ceremony. As a photographer tasked with capturing the once in a lifetime memories of a happy couple on their wedding day many would assume that I strongly discourage couples […]

This is the area known as Robin Hood Bay, featuring Cuckholds Cove, Founder Rock and Green Gulch.

Hiking the Sugarloaf Path on the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland

If you’re coming to Newfoundland, more specifically St. John’s and planning to do a little hiking, I suggest you consider the Sugarloaf Path. The ECT association rates this at a Moderate to Difficult, with a run time of 3-5 hours. Frankly, if you’re actually doing it to enjoy the fruits of your labor, it’s going […]

Stiles Cove Path – Pouch Cove to Flatrock on the East Coast Trail

This past Sunday, Mike Edmonds and myself decided it was perfect weather for an all day hike. For the sake of time, we picked the Pouch Cove to Flatrock portion of the East Coast Trail. Our hike took us about 7 hours, with about 90minutes off trail shooting photos or taking in one of the […]

Cobbler Path – Exploring Red Cliff to Doran’s Lane on the East Coast Trail

After a painful couple of weeks waiting for my D3 to return, it finally has. During that time, I’d picked up a new lens, the Nikon 16mm fisheye. Having that lens, sit on my desk every day, staring at me… no, screaming at me to be used for two weeks was torture. In the meantime, […]

Mick & Aimee Had A Time On Bell Island!

Mick and Aimee are great and I had a fantastic day doing their wedding, despite the spell of rain we had over on Bell Island. Before we did the whole wedding thing though, we did some engagement photos over on the Island. I really wanted to capture “the island” in the photos, who knows how […]

A picture of a bride and groom holding hands in scenic downtown St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Stephen & Tiffany Chased Icebergs On Their Wedding Day!

What more can you ask from a lovely Newfoundland wedding than no rain and boy oh boy did we ever cut it close. We dodged it all day, owing mostly to the fact the ceremony wasn’t until 6, we started photographs early. After a brief walk through downtown St. John’s for the classic Jellybean Row […]

Pictures of Newfoundlands ONLY RHD Toyota MR2

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In a black and white photo a photographer is seen snapping a picture of an old crumbling concrete radar station.

Don’t Be Stupid, Urban Exploration Can Be Dangerous and Illegal

Since I initially posted my Grace Hospital photos from the mid-2000’s it’s easily been the single most popular post on my entire website. And with that popularity comes a lot of people asking me how I got in, can I get them in, can I help them do the same type of thing, or “is […]

The Rooms and Newfoundland's Confederation Building are pictured here in a telephoto landscape photograph.

End of Summer Hillside Photos of St. John’s

While taking some pictures of the various naval boats in port over the weekend, I took the opportunity to snap a few pics of St. John’s from a few different viewpoints. Using the telephoto lens let me get tight to the city architecture and skyline, from an angle probably not seen too often. Enjoy! If […]

What people are saying

Over the past decade's worth of wedding and commercial photography I've had many clients leave me testimonials about my services. Here's what a few had to say: