We met Peter and Maria at the Today’s Bride bridal show this past January. We had gone around to all of the booths trying to find some vendors for our July wedding. We got to their booth, and were immediately drawn in… not because the booth was flashy or loud, because it wasn’t (thank goodness!). It was cozy, with just the two of them, some photo albums, and their welcoming personalities. I glanced at their brochure and immediately thought, crap- out of our budget. But I could tell that my fiancé (now husband) wanted to talk and get more info, and I am SO happy that we did! They weren’t pushy (unlike just about every other vendor there- I was really sick of pushy vendors by this point). They didn’t want us to book that day… they said here’s our card, we’ll send you an email and if you’re interested, we’ll chat. We did set up a meeting and upon leaving their house a week or so later, I turned to my fiancé and said “those are our photographers”. No question about it. They were able to make out budget work, communicated well, and ultimately got us amazing photos to remember our wedding by! And the true icing on the cake was, we had all of our photos (1700 of them) 1 week after our wedding!! So in a few of those 1700 photos, there was a bug that apparently loved my husband as much as I do, so when I emailed Peter to ask if he would be able to photoshop the bug out, he had the re-edited images back to me before lunch that day! Now if you’re a pessimist like me, and are trying to find a bad review for the Canton-Akron Photo Group, good luck. I tried. Not a single bad review, and for good reason. Before I would book (and even after I was totally sold), I searched to the corners of the internet to try and find a bad (or even just a not great) review. They have all great reviews because they earn them! Customer service and work is top notch! My only wish is that all of my friends weren’t already married so that I could recommend them to the people closest to me!
OUR WEDDING PHOTOS ARE MIND BLOWING! They are sensual, romantic & avant-garde. We can’t say enough about Peter & his team. They went beyond the line of service. They were with us for the whole day and never missed a shot. We got all our photos under 2 weeks. We wish there were 6 stars.
—Kath & Paul
Peter and Lexi were awesome! They were not only super professional but super fun. We had a great day with them. They were flexible and made our bride feel special. They were also open to creative and interesting shots. I would definitely book him again.
We loved working with Peter and Lexi – they are absolute professionals. Very reasonable pricing and very good service. And it was extremely impressive how quickly they turned around our photos — we got all of our photos less than two weeks after the wedding!?! My husband and I definitely recommend them!!
GENIUS WITH A CAMERA. HUMBLE AS A PERSON. Peter did everything we wanted & more. We saw some photos the next day & all of them with 2 weeks. These pages are filled with nice words about him, so what to say? What I can say, he is like every Ozzie I have met-GENUINE. He does what you want & does what he says he’s going to do. From the first e mail to the last meeting he was flawless.
5 stars on every level since the day I first called Peter about our wedding at St. Ambrose and the Belarusian Event Center. It doesn’t matter if your priority is professionalism, flexibility for scheduling, pricing, photography & editing talent, or reliability because he’s got all of it. He took our vision, priorities & budget and worked with them. He responds to messages within hours, not days, & was able to meet us just days after I contacted him. Hiring him for our engagement photos and wedding day has by far been the most stress free part of wedding planning. Thanks.
We are thrilled we chose Canton-Akron Photo Group to photograph our Glidden House wedding! When we began planning our wedding, we felt overwhelmed by the process of booking a vendor, and we spoke with many photographers who just didn’t feel like a good fit. As soon as we spoke with the Canton-Akron Photo Group, we knew it was the right fit. Peter and Maria are a great team — down to earth, courteous and good listeners. We booked them quickly and are so glad we did! They shot our engagement and wedding photos. In both instances, they took their time and listened to us to understand our style and preferences. On our wedding day, they shot photos in multiple locations and kept things moving in a simple, straight-forward way. Everything ran on time! To top it off, we got our beautiful photos back within just a few short weeks, something that is generally unheard of! We highly recommend the Canton-Akron Photo Group.
What can I say that has not been said. Peter is a serious ROCKSTAR. Insanely talented & has a eye for beauty, as well as unique view for candid shots. You would think someone so talented would be a little full of then self. NO he is farthest from that. The minute I met him I felt connected to him, like an old friend. He guided me & advised me on ALL the aspects of our wedding & provided honest feedback to some tough decisions. Day of the wedding he was easy & breezy. Got my photo disliking husband to laugh, smile & look DAMN SEXY (which he is) The day after he kept remarking on how much fun Peter was. He was unobtrusive & blended well with our guests (who loved him) He handled our crazy family well like a true professional. To be honest, I was sad to see him leave. He was such a BIG part of our day. He showed us some photos the next day on a blog as a sneak preview and we got ALL the edited photos 2 weeks later. I would 100% recommend Peter and his team.
I first met Peter and Maria at the Today’s Bride Expo at the IX Center back in February and soon scheduled a consultation with them. Talking to Peter and Maria I felt like we were old friends, they are incredibly welcoming people are so much fun to be around! It didn’t take long to decide to book them for our wedding on 10/12/19 at the EOUV Club in Novelty. My husband and I sent them ideas of what pictures we would like and Maria and Jonathan (partner) made them happen. On the day of the wedding Maria and Jonathan created a fun experience for everyone involve! The pictures not only came out amazing but they were ready quickly! I highly recommend working with the Canton-Akron Photo Group, you will not be disappointed in their quality work.
Lexi and the rest at Canton-Akron Photo Group are amazing. They were excellent in capturing the joy and celebration of the wedding of my dear friend, and their friendliness made them feel like a part of the event, bringing a caring touch to their work. I loved the way they took photos from unusual perspectives adding uniqueness to the finished products. I wholeheartedly recommend them.
The Best of the Best…We Loved working with Peter and Lexi! My Little sister’s wedding was captured beautifully. They completely got our sense of humor, and made taking photos FUN! They did a great job getting our silly and serious moments. They are punctual, professional, beyond talented and most of ALL, know what they are doing. I absolutely recommend Peter and Lexi if you are in search of a Wedding Photographer.
My wedding was at Aloft. All my guests LOVED & ADORED Peter & the photos are magnificent. Guess I chose right ! Simply put he is the BEST in the business. 6 stars if possible.
—Jill & Tim R
It’s has been almost 7 months since you shot our wedding and I still can’t get over the beauty of our wedding photos. I think I cry more now than on the wedding day.
—Gracie of Gracie & Mark
Thanks so much for taking fabulous wedding photos. It was great having you. Everyone loved you, including my dad. The photos were just stunning. Thanks!
— Jenny & Chris
Peter, thank you for being our photographer. You made the day so easy and, given the crazy things that were going on, you kept me on earth. The photos are the best and we could not have hoped for better. I am happy to refer you to any and all. We love the pictures.
— Julie & Mark
We would like to thank you for capturing the sophistication and elegance of our wedding day at the Ritz Carlton. You brought a vision our life with your photography. The photographs of Clyde during the best man’s toast take my breath away. Your photojournalistic style not only shares and shows the whole story of our day, but your easy manner made for the best experience. With so much going on in our busy lives today, I’m glad we will be able to look back at our wedding photographs and smile.
— Ursula & Clyde
Peter took photos of my kids and they were superb!!!! He’s a great photographer with a natural eye and makes the whole family feel relaxed. I recently was a part of his b for a cure shoot and felt really comfortable. It was an honor to be a part of the project!!
I recommend him for wedding photos family photos, kids pics, everything. He rocks!!
— Sarah T.
We would both like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for shooting our wedding at the Intercontinental. Everybody loved you and you made the stressful day so much fun. All the images are great, it is hard to pick the best ones there are so many. I am so glad we went with you and Julie, your assistant was so helpful. Please say thanks to her. We will be in contact to talk about wedding album and all the other things. You are the best.
— Claire & Mike
I heard of Peter Bruce as a result of seeing my buddy’s wedding photos. The quality of the photos was amazing. After finding out that you get the photos in a digital format immediately following the wedding, I was already sold without even meeting Peter.
— David & Jolie Wentworth
I contacted Peter and found that his chill personality made him a blast to deal with. I viewed some of his previous work and had no doubt in my mind that we wanted to go with him.
Our wedding day came and we were unfortunately met with a tremendous amount of fog. This would have presented many photographers with a difficult challenge, but not Peter. He just transitioned cameras and got some fantastic shots. The rest of the night was filled with fun and photos. He knew exactly when to snap shots of romantic moments and rambunctious moments.
The next morning I received a call from Peter telling me that there were some photos up on his website already. The photos that were there were absolutely amazing and super convenient to email to friends and post on Facebook. I would highly recommend Peter Bruce as a wedding photographer. You won’t be disappointed at all. Check out his website and see what I’m talking about for yourself. Thank you very much Peter.
Gorgeous, just simply gorgeous. You covered it all and I’m glad we did the video, because it fills in the whole picture. Thanks!
— Rita & Josh
Peter Bruce did our wedding and he was absolutely amazing. Our photos and video came out so beautiful. He also did our engagement photos and they were perfect. He was so fun and had great ideas. We were so happy with our photos. He was so friendly and new exactly what I wanted. He told us that our proofs would be done not to long after we got back from our honeymoon and they were. We were so happy with all our photos. We would definitely recommend Peter to all our friends and family. And we loved the fact that he uses real film. Thanks, Peter!
— Tanna & Rob