a true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, (be) the testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.

-Philippe Halsman

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I’m a Hudson Valley wedding photographer that has been photographing weddings for about 12 years. I studied photography

(and anthropology) at SUNY New Paltz and graduated in 2002. Which basically means I’m old enough to have quite a

bit of experience but young enough to still know how to be fun.


What I love about wedding and portrait photography is that I am able to create portraits that hold

immense personal meaning which will last longer than we will.


I like to photograph weddings with a documentary/photojournalistic mindset. That means that I think there is power in documenting events as they unfold and capturing the most authentic version of my clients. However, I do throughout the day make suggestions based on lighting, poses, and circumstances that will produce the best photographs (this is something that photojournalists don’t do). At weddings I want to create a beautiful visual record of the day. I place a lot of importance on creating beautiful family portraits at weddings because I want them to become a family keepsake that will act as a visual family history for you and future generations. I also shoot tons of candids capturing real emotions. My main goal at weddings is to do all of this, while remaining unobtrusive to let you and your guests enjoy the celebration.

Upstate New York Wedding Photographer | Peter Demuth Photography


Peter Demuth is an upstate New York photographer who specializes in Hudson Valley weddings, portraiture, and commercial photography. He serves clients in Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester counties including New Paltz weddings, Mohonk weddings, Poughkeepsie weddings, Hunter Mountain weddings, Hudson weddings, Beacon weddings, Saugerties weddings, Hudson River estate weddings, Hudson Valley barn weddings, and Hudson Valley farm weddings.

Peter Demuth Photography is internationally published and has won The Knot's Best of Weddings Award in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and was inducted into the prestigious Knot's Hall of Fame in 2017.

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telephone 845-264-2048

located in Kingston, New York