Pete Wright is an international award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, Fl. In his 19 years in business, he has photographed everything from professional sports, to weddings, to portraits. Through his experience growing up in the darkroom assisting and learning from his father, he truly fell in love with black and white photography. This ultimately led to his passion for recreating timeless Film Noir style portraits as an homage to his favorite photographer, George Hurrell.
Pete leaned on his experience as a professional and college sports photographer to transition to wedding photography in the late 90's. He still leans on his ability to capture great sports moments to help him anticipate great moments at weddings. He is also known for finding unique locations and ways to photograph brides and grooms on their wedding day to give them powerful images to remember their wedding day.
Pete has been active in print competition and judging for well over a decade with very prestigious results. He has judged and chaired at the highest levels at WPPI and PPA as well as state competitions around the US. In 2014 alone, Pete's work was recognized with Best in Show honors in both Virginia and Southeast PPA (SEPPA), multiple category First Place awards in Virginia, SEPPA and North Carolina. He also won the prestigous Canon Par Excellence Award, Fuji Masterpice Award, LexJet Sunset Best Portrait Award and Lexjet 3rd place nationally, as well as a 3rd place PPA Grand Imaging Award and had multiple images not only merit, but also entered into the International Loan Collection at PPA. He followed 2014 with an almost equally impressive 2015 adding an additional Lexjet Award, multiple category wins in Virginia, Florida and SEPPA, 4 more international loan collection prints and a prestigious first place open category win at SWPP in London.
In May 2015, Pete's First Book "Cinematic Portraits, How to Create Classic Hollywood Photography" was published by Amherst Media and was followed in the Summer of 2016 by his Wedding Photography book "Wedding Photography Kickstart" co-authored with his wife, Liliana. His work is also featured prominently in the Amherst title "500 Poses for Photographing Full-Length Portraits: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers" Additionally Pete has been a regular contributor to Professional Photographer Magazine, Action News Magazine, Richmond Weddings Magazine and others.
Pete has been lecturing around the world since 2005 in both platform and hands-on environments. He has spoken eight times at WPPI and four times at Imaging USA. He has also taught around the U.S. at other workshops like After Dark, PSD Experience and various other state and regional conventions. Additionally, Pete has lectured in the Philippines, Grand Cayman, Bermuda and Jamaica and London, England.
To inquire about booking Pete for your next event along with his rates and sponsorship, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the contact us page.