PETERSON DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY
WHAT WE DO
About PETERSON DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY
Hello! We are Marisa + Tim Peterson! We are a wife and husband photo duo who specialize in colorful and bright imagery for fun, vibrant and modern couples. Our mission is to provide an enjoyable, relaxed and fun experience in front of the camera and beautiful photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime. Travel Fee A travel fee of 58¢/mi. will be added to your quote if your venue or shoot location is more than a 30 mile round trip from our home base in Fullerton (North Orange County). For weddings, we will charge this fee only once for both the venue visit and wedding day travel.We accept bookings all over the west coast (CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA). If your wedding requires overnight travel, you will be responsible for covering up to three nights (a travel day, a venue visit/planning day, and the wedding day) in a hotel or Airbnb, as well as other expenses. Total cost will be calculated based on wedding location and logistics, and will be added to your contract
How long have you been photographers?
We started this business in April 2011, but combined we have over 20 years of photography experience. Marisa has a bachelors degree in Fine Art and Tim has a bachelors degree in Business. We both started photography when we were young and have been snapping away ever since! Much more about us here!
Why do you have "design" in your business name?
We offer graphic design (invites, logos, monograms!) but as photographers we are also designing a cohesive look to your photos through our props and details styling. Our goal is to curate and craft images that create a visually harmonious look to your album. That’s why we ask a bunch of questions at the beginning of our planning process with you, so we can create our plan on how to style your images!
What's your favorite part of weddings?
The pronouncement of the new couple! Second place would be first looks :)
Love them and leave them, please share your thoughts with us and other couples planning below.
Marisa and Tim were so awesome to work with! We originally reached out to them because of their eye for colors that pop and the way they would candidly capture people's love. The fact that they are a duo made them even better! After many ups and downs with the abrupt cancellation our old venue, Marisa and Tim were always there to support us and keep our hopes up. In the end, the wedding was the most magical day of our lives and the Peterson crew captured all of those special moments. Not to mention sending us the very vow books we used on our wedding day! We loved working with them and would definitely recommend them to our friends and family (and hopefully we can use them again for future simchas!)
Wedding Date: August 7, 2021
Marisa and Tim are awesome HUMANS! On top of being awesome humans, they are also amazing photographers. I love to support family businesses and we were lucky enough to win an engagement shoot with them last March (this review is waaaaay past due!) From the moment we got to San Juan Capistrano Mission, LATE because I misread, they were quick to get us as much time as possible in the notable spots on the property. Then we took a short drive up the road to the open space and had some fun taking "picnic style" photos with one another and our little pup. They are great to work with. If you are looking for a couple who has a keen eye and lovely romantic aesthetic, look no further!
We hired Marisa and Tim to photograph our wedding, and they included an engagement session so we could get to know each other and so they could help get us comfortable in front of the camera in advance of our big day (we aren't used to being photographed at all!) Their personalities are infectious and kept our energy up during the session — get ready for Tim's dad jokes and for stories about their dogs — and we couldn't be more overjoyed at the results. They capture so much light, love, and laugher, with an incredible eye for detail. We and our families will treasure these photos forever... we cannot wait for the wedding, and to have the Petersons in our lives for a good long time. Hiring a photographer for a huge life event is an investment, and the Petersons are so, so worth it. 10/10, cannot recommend highly enough.
Wedding Date: October 15, 2022
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These are our preferred payment methods, so we offer a 3% discount if you pay by cash or check.
Wedding Planner Discount:
If you hire a licensed, insured, independent (this means not working for your venue) wedding planner or coordinator for your wedding day, we offer a $100 discount for planners on our preferred planner list and $50 for all others.
SBSN Group Discount:
If you are a member and found us through this group, we offer an additional $100 discount.
All these discounts may be combined.