Peter Smart | Wedding Photographer 

Peter Smart answers Matara Centre's version of the Proust questionnaire. 

What is your idea of the perfect wedding?

Well organised and planned so the bride and groom are not stressed on their wedding day.

What is your greatest fear when you are working on a wedding?

I have no fear.

What is your best trait that helps you be so great at your job?

My energy, and passion that drives me to create something truly special for couples.


What quality in a groom do you like the most?

A Groom that is as keen as the bride in photography and is willing to participate fully. The best

What quality in a bride do you like most?

Again, a bride who is excited about being creative with wedding photography and is keen to

What is the most overused word at a wedding – or in a wedding speech?

Words, quotes taken from the internet. Speeches should be personal and from the heart.

When was the last time you laughed out loud at a wedding? What happened?

I have been priviledged to witness and photograph some really amazing speeches.

What makes an ideal wedding?

An exciting and happy feeling in the air and everything has been taken care of so the bride can relax.

If you could change one thing about a wedding, what would it be?

A drunk bride.

What moment are you most proud of in your profession?

When I invite the bride and groom to view their photos for the first time.


Where is your favourite setting for a wedding?

I don't have a particular favourite as even the smallest most intimate weddings always produce great work.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your work?

Everything, nature, high contrast shadow and light, the enthusiasm I see in a couples eyes.

What mistake do you see couples make over and over again on their day?

Not planning far enough ahead and be able to relax on the day. Not having a wedding coordinator.

What is your biggest regret at a wedding you have worked on?

No regrets.

What is your motto?

Always strive to be the best I can be and to create something always a little different for each