Hi, I’m Peter. Thank you for stopping by!
I’m a Washington DC Wedding Photographer based in Maryland, just outside of DC. Photography has only been a casual hobby then I began pursuing photography more seriously in 2005. Then I officially launched my photography business in 2008 and have been a full-time photographer since 2009. If you love my work and would like to discuss your photography needs, let’s connect.
That’s me in a nutshell. But if you’d like to get to know me more, please read on.
Friends call me Peter, Pete, Petey, or Bang. And some prefer to call me, Peter Bang, because they like how it flows. Fine by me. I don’t a have a preference.
I have a lovely wife and we’ve been married for over 10 years. Crazy how time flies. We have three kids and we adore them all. Our first child was born on 4th of July, and our third one was born on our anniversary. God has a funny sense of humor. With a last name BANG, celebrating her birthday enhances the fun of watching fireworks on 4th of July, and celebrating our anniversary reminds us we’re not alone, and we’re blessed with our little ones.
I’ve appreciated photography all my life, but it became a serious hobby after my daughter was born.
Capturing the little moments of her growing up, and sharing them with family was fun. Knowing that she would soon grow up and that we wouldn’t be around forever made me appreciate spending the special moments in life with my new little family. Seeing them in my photos made me appreciate them even more.
Soon after, I noticed a new generation of wedding photographers emerging, I was immediately drawn to the idea of becoming one.
The thought of capturing a special day for others excited me. I believed being a daddy to a little girl gave me a special lens with a whole new perspective on weddings….NEVER!!! j/k.
I’m well aware of what a father might feel on his daughter’s wedding day. Ahhhhhhh, I know I’d be crying.
THE BIG DAY!
A wedding day is pretty special. When else do you get to have everybody you love, from all stages of your life, in one place?
It’s surreal. Seeing everyone I love in one room brought tears of joy on my own wedding day. I couldn’t even finish thanking everyone during our rehearsal dinner.
The day is filled with love, celebration, joy, laughter and tears. You can either enjoy and cherish special moments throughout the day, or the day can pass by as a one big blur.
I want my clients to remember your special day and cherish the memories. So I do my best to get to know you and put myself in your shoes as I capture the day.
A FAVORITE PHOTO
Unless we pause and reflect, we’re going to forget so many great memories in our lives. Time goes by faster after the wedding day, and even faster after children come along. I’m always taking pictures or writing things down so I can remember things.
The fact that photographs can help you pause and remember special moments is a gift!
Here’s one of my favorite photos. It’s a picture of me and my dad. My dad passed away when I was 12.
When I look at this picture, though I don’t remember that exact day or moment, I remember the good times I had with dad. It also gives me a chance to reflect on what kind of man he was. He was a loving dad. I think of a man of faith and a cheerful dad who brought laughter to our family and everyone around him. He was a professor, a speaker, a TV host, a radio host, but most importantly a man who loved God and spread love and hope to those he came in contact with.
Looking at this picture inspires me to be like my dad by humbly trusting God, loving others, and be a great dad and a husband.
A single photograph…How powerful!
A LITTLE DEEPER
One of my grooms’ mother became ill prior to the wedding. They weren’t sure how long she’d live, so the wedding date was up in the air. Thankfully she made it to the wedding, and I made sure to capture as many meaningful photos as possible for him and his family. Several weeks after the wedding, she passed away.
One of my brides’ father was ill. They moved up the wedding date, hoping he’d make it. He passed away few weeks before the wedding. The wedding was an emotional day for the family.
One of my groom’s father unexpectedly got admitted to the hospital on the morning of the wedding day. He had to stay in the hospital and missed the wedding.
One of my groom’s mother had a brain tumor and couldn’t attend the wedding. They were able to skype part of the wedding. Few weeks after the wedding she passed away.
One my groom’s mother passed away in a car accident a year after the wedding.
These are real life stories.
You can bet that I worked my butt off for these clients. I relate, so I take this seriously.
My dad was obviously not present on my wedding day. It was both a happy day and a sad day. Happy to celebrate my wedding, but sad that my dad couldn’t be there. So, the hugs and tears I shared with my mom throughout the day were memorable. I’m glad we have photos of some of those special moments.
I’m grateful for my mom. She inspires me to be resilient, make sacrifices, and love my children.
My desire is that your appreciation for your wedding photos grow as years pass by. I hope the photos help you remember special moments from your wedding day, but more importantly inspire you to love.
Thank you for reading. Hopefully this gives you more insight on who I am.
The photos I take are from a perspective of a boy who lost his dad, a husband who loves his wife, a dad who adores his three kids, a dad who thinks his daughter is the sweetest girl, a man who’s in awe of God’s love.
Photography is subjective, so I don’t expect everyone to love my work.
But, if who I am as a person and my images resonate with you, great!
I don’t merely snap photos. Photographing a wedding is more than just “covering an event” to me.
I shoot from my heart. I just believe as long as God keeps giving me the ability to take some photos, I’m gonna take them and share them with you.
Connecting with my couples is important to me. It gives me a better feel for who you are, and helps me feel what you might be feeling on your wedding day. Or what your parents and other family members might be feeling. Shooting from that perspective helps me capture raw and intimate moments on your special day.
I have a bunch of personal posts if you want to see pictures of my kids.
I’d love to connect. Let’s see if we’d be a good match.
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