Mel & Anthony

Such an amazing time with you Pete and the photos!!! Ahh, so lovely - beyond what we expected. Beautiful work Pete


Bec & Ben

Ben and I waited to be able to look at our photos together tonight and ......THEY ARE AMAZING. Thank you so much for capturing so many special moments perfectly. We will treasure these photos forever 🙂


Ali & Matt

Dear Pete, Thank you so much for all that you have done for us, we really appreciate what you shared with us on our wedding day - your talented eye, professionalism and ‘artistic’ approach to photography. thank you sooooo much.


Ruth & Dean

We loved having Pete as our photographer and wouldn't have changed it for the world! If you are looking for unique photos that truly represent you, Pete is definitely the way to go!


Charissa & Mike

Thank you for bringing our wonderful day to life Pete, we love our photos to bits.


Ivy & Craig

Pete, you made us both feel so at ease and relaxed, and the photos are simply incredible. Everyone is blown away at how beautiful they are and how talented you are. Couldn't have hoped for anything more.


Kate & Vishal

“PETE! This is just too wonderful. We absolutely LOVE it! We woke up to your email - jumped straight to the computer and watched it, together! 10 times already!!


Steph & Sim

Pete was absolutely amazing on our big day! He brought fun and charisma to the entire day while making us feel completely relaxed to enjoy the experience to the fullest! He totally got our vibe and was able to showcase it in the best possible light!!


Daniela & Kosti

We love the photos! They captured the day perfectly and it was great to go over them and re-live parts of the day.

Welcome to my passion!

I’m Pete Thornton of
What Pete Shot photography


I’m big on getting to know you, and those close to you on your wedding day and creating artful wedding photography you’d be proud to hang on your wall. I aim for unique, artistic images and I’m a people focused, creative adelaide wedding photographer.

…and everyone gets at least one large fine art print included, handcrafted by me! Remember them? Prints! Keen to hear more? Check me out, and some pricing info and some of my all time fave wedding photos.

Based in Adelaide, I travel to all corners of South Australia, the rest of Australia, and have even photographed a wedding at the Berlin Wall, an Irish country club, a Jungle in Thailand and in a Spanish olive grove.

Photos are great, but touching is better!

Will your photos be on USB in 20 (30, 50) years?  We offer a range of books, albums & prints, made exclusively with ‘excessively smooth, suave’ materials that are bound to last longer than a life time.

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Adelaide Wedding photographer What Pete shot photo of Mel on her wedding day
Helpful Stuff

After many hundreds of weddings you become a quasi specialist. Here are some useful tips, great suppliers and a few ideas to help you plan a killer day.

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What They’re Saying

“...we're not worthy! We're not worthy! Thank you so much for snapping our wedding day. We both absolutely loved sharing it with you, it was like spending the day with a really beautiful friend.”

Ruth and DeanChateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley

“So casual yet detail-oriented and for anyone not comfortable in front of a lens, you almost forget he is there. Pete draws the best out of you through building such a genuine rapport with his grounded personality and wit - this makes for a comfortable photo shoot. It feels like you're hanging out with a mate who just happens to be holding a camera - however one glance in his studio will show you exactly what he is capable of professionally. Masterful work. You get what you pay for - avoid cheap amateurs who tout themselves as 'pros' and go with Pete.”

Nikola and LoganSeptember 2016

“Pete was absolutely fantastic on our wedding day! He captured the day perfectly; Kosti and I were completely at ease, and Pete brought a fun and relaxed vibe to the process. I love going back over the photos and finding little gems that I hadn't noticed before! The perfect memory aid to our most perfect day. Thanks, Pete!”

Daniela & KostiFebruary 2016

“I'm wondering why I never contacted Pete sooner! He knocked my concept out of the ballpark. Thanks for an amazing experience!”

Sam AndrewsDecember 2015