Originally from England, I studied hospitality at the University of Wales in Cardiff where I learned the importance of great customer service and developed a solid grounding in business skills. I then had the good fortune to work in the travel industry, spending a decade traveling the globe and leading tours to some pretty amazing destinations. It really was a dream job – but it only got better.
Early in the 2000s, with little formal training, just armed with my love for photography, I began shooting for Headshots. I became instantly hooked. And just like in my travel career, I continued to be inspired by my work and by my customers. I am always delighted to learn new things to improve my craft. My aim is to portray my subjects in the best light and to capture them in the best moment!
Another important goal of mine is to help my clients to feel comfortable in front of the camera. I have found that when the process is fun, the results are fabulous.
I love all things outdoors and photographing on the beach or in the mountains is my way of having fun. I especially like working outside – photographing weddings, families, graduates or creative professionals who want a portrait with a more natural feel.
I hope you enjoy looking through my portfolios. And I look forward to working with you soon when you book with Headshots Photography.
Peter Smith founded Headshots Photography in 1989. He graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication where he concentrated in photojournalism. He went on to become a staff photographer for the Lawrence Eagle Tribune, where he was part of the team that won a Pulitzer prize for national political coverage in 1988.
Peter was also a news photographer for Gamma Liaison and a corporate photographer for Getty Images in the 90’s. In 2000 he joined the College of Communication’s Journalism Department at Boston University as an Assistant Professor and continues his work there as a Senior Lecturer.
Drawn to portraiture from the start, Peter found it to be a core tool of visual story telling. He found that portraits show more than the likeness of a subject, but more importantly convey a subject’s values of confidence and integrity. Along with the ability to connect with a subject in a fundamental way, Peter brings an understanding of light and decisive moment to every image he creates.