I'm often asked why is wedding photography important?
While our lives & experiences are all beautifully unique, two things ring true...
Time moves too quickly
& our memories are inherently flawed
Photographs capture stories in a way that words never could…they transcend time and memory and serve as a legacy of your love—passed down for generations to come. Photos are not only how you yourself remember, but how you’re remembered by others.
I am incredibly humbled to give my couples their most treasured moments and stories through photographs that would otherwise go forgotten. I seize memories & moments for a living, and I cannot think of a more meaningful mission to be given.
I visually tell stories with images in a way that is genuine to who you are. I often become close friends with my couples to ensure that the art I create is authentic and hits close to home.
MY STORY // PETER BARNES
WHO I AM
I'm Peter! I'm a Nebraska native & a free spirit (I am an ENFP after all!). My daytime hobbies include writing music, binge watching Hot Ones & enjoying the company of my close friends! I also play guitar in a hardcore band called Been Better!
I got my start in photography during my senior year of high school when I wasn't happy with where my life was at. I was longing for a change and desperately wanted to chase something that lit a fire in my soul. When I first picked up a camera it quickly became the fire.
In January of 2015 I picked up a camera for the first time. In October of 2015 I started Intrepid Visuals. I named my company after my friend's 2001 Dodge Intrepid (it means fearless, and I'm all about that!)
In 2018 I took the plunge to dedicate my career to wedding photography full time. I haven’t looked back since!!
There are so many amazing things about being a photographer, but the most valuable thing that I've come to appreciate is the ability to give so much of myself to my friends and family. I've discovered that what truly drives me in life is building relationships and providing value, and being able to do that not only for my couples but everyone that I encounter has forever changed my perspective on what's important.
My inspiration and drive comes from the stories of my couples. It would be so easy to just show up to your wedding and take some pretty pictures. Anybody can do that, but I want to do so much more than that.
I want to create art that will let you see yourselves in your own best light. So that when life happens and you go to bed angry, you can look at your photographs and remember who you love, and why you love them.
I want to capture everything that makes you "you". All of the imperfect moments included! The beautiful, magazine worthy, images that we create together combined with your authentic story and unique love will give you an amazing narrative that will remind you of EXACTLY how you felt on that day.
That is why I am a wedding photographer.
And more than just a wedding photographer, I'm so fortunate that I get to become friends with the couples I photograph, getting to truly come alongside their values and give them the peace of mind that their day is being captured just like they imagined it.
When the wedding is over and your memories start to fade,
your photographs will tell an irreplaceable story that brings emotions back to life— a legacy of your love that transcends time. You will have authentic, intimate & timeless images that will remind you everyday of who you love & why you love them.