Pete Heywood Photography

Photography has been a significant hobby over a number of years and although I chose not to make that my main work, I now consider myself to be operating at a professional level. Much of my photography over the last few years has been low light, live music photography. It is quite challenging. I enjoy taking candid shots and my experience with live music photography where you have to work quickly and discretely translates well to all kinds of event coverage. I am aware of the need to document the story and try to go the extra mile to get the shots that count.

Events

The Chieftains with the 1066 Pipes & Drums

Mat Walklate Band

Crosshouse Remembrance

The bulk of my photography over the last few years has been low light, live music photography. It is quite challenging, often with difficult lighting, trying to avoid stage clutter and trying to be as discrete as possible to avoid interfering with the enjoyment of the concert by the audience.

My experience with live music photography where you have to work quickly and discretely translates well to all kinds of event coverage.


Weddings

Erin and Paul's Wedding, Walking from the ceremony to the receptionErin & Paul's Wedding, group of friends after the ceremony

Wedding in Windermere

McHardy Wedding

Gillian's Wedding

There is no doubt that photographers can spoil the moment during weddings and there is a balance between the need to record the shot and to enjoy the moment. My wedding photography to date has mostly been done for friends of the family with me being the ‘fly on the wall’ photographer.

If you are looking for a more informal approach I might be the right person for you.

Photography at weddings can be stressful. My aim would be to encourage the participants to concentrate on enjoying their day; my job is to capture the spirit of the event. Some people claim not to want any professional photographs at all but after the event they are eager to see good photographs.

A week after the wedding you will probably have forgotten what the meal tasted like, but over a period of years photographs will help you relive your memories of the event.


People

The Storyteller - John Campbell

With live music photography you have to work quickly and discretely and this translates well to ‘people photography’. Most of my photography is in some way related to people. My aim is to capture the spirit of the person. Generally I find that this is best done in a natural environment, often when the subject is either unaware of the photographer or relaxed enough to forget that they are in the frame.

Lunchmates

The thinker - Willie Slavin



Concerts

Altan Fiddler at the BBC Folk Awards

Shooglenifty

Whole Lotta Led

Aly & Phil on Arran