• Hello there, welcome to my website. I’m Andy Pickard the chap behind Peacock Obscura and as the name suggests I like things just a little bit different.

Creative | Natural | Unique Wedding Photography

Creative | Natural | Unique Wedding Photography

International Award Winning Photographer 

I love working in the moment taking unique photographs, those magical fractions of a second that are precious and fleeting but when taken endure forever .  I capture the emotion of the day, the connection between people, the humour, the tears, the laughter all the things that make your day special and unique.

Wedding photography comes with lots of labels such as documentary, candid, reportage or editorial; I specialise in beautifully creative, natural wedding photography . I’m there for your whole day, from bridal preparations to the party after the first dance, I stay all day because it’s a privilege to be part of one of the most important days of your lives and I don’t want to miss any of it. I just love weddings, from traditional romantic white weddings to Stonehenge Pagan hand-fastings and fabulous steampunk weddings.

I’m a  Derby wedding photographer, who is perfectly situated in to cover the whole of the UK, I also cover International destination weddings, making photographs, telling the story of your day with a combination of creative unposed candid photography and beautiful artistic portraits for you and your family to treasure for generations to come. If you want to chat further, ask questions or check my availability just click the contact button in the menu and start the conversation. I look forward to hearing from you.

If you would like to see a few of my 2015 highlights click here  Best of 2015



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Rave Reviews:


Gareth and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the photographs, they are stunning and more than we could ever have hoped for.
They capture our day and absolutely perfectly.
Emily and Gareth

Thank you so much for the wedding album. It is just perfect, very beautiful!
I will be recommending you to anyone who needs a wedding photographer. You have a real talent to capture beautiful moments which tell the story.
Thank you,
Rebecca & Michael

Thank-you so so much for our album it’s beyond anything we could have imagined we absolutely love it!! It’s beautifully put together the quality the professional arrangement we are in love with it you’re THE BEST EVER PHOTOGRAPHER and I mean that!! Words fail me…all I can say is you have brought every magical moment that seemed to have gone within the blink of an eye to life through these photos..perfect ❤️ Laura and Adam

Oh Andy! I love them all I don’t think we could ever thank you enough for everything you did for us. I have looked through the photos so many times and love them more every time I see them. Thank you so much! You are amazing and have captured the best day of our lives in such a wonderful way!. I will always be a fan of your work. Becci and Ben

Thank you so much for being our perfect wedding photographer. Relaxed, professional and a throughly nice guy, we love all our photos and the embellished box is the most amazing finishing touch than you for everything. Marie and Alan

” Thank you!!!! The pictures are beautiful!! It’s quite emotional reliving all those wonderful memories you’ve captured so beautifully well!! Love Maurice and Laurence!Xx”

“Well you made us both cry cos they are so beautiful….I think you broke Paul Coz He won’t stop crying! !!. A huge thank you.  The photos are so stunning, not only that,  you were just a lovely guy to be around on the day.”  Stephanie and Paul


What wonderful photos! You are so talented at capturing people and the moment.

The feedback from friends and family has been so positive about the  photos. Looking at the moments you captured you must have been a mountain goat in a past life! I don’t know how you do it but thank you so much for being our eyes on such an extraordinary day. We can now nostalgically and gratefully look back on a day that literally evaporated, because of your hard work!

We would very much like to order an album from you.” Andrea and Paul

“We have received our Photos today. It’s gorgeously boxed – thankyou so much for doing such a fantastic job of everything. ”  Gemma and John

“Hi Andy
We are all overwhelmed by your amazing photos capturing the tender moments of Nicola and Wills wedding. It was a pleasure having you cover the wedding. You really are a talented photographer and I hope that you enjoyed the occasion as much as we did. We really are indebted to you. Can’t wait to see more of your amazing photos.”
Richard Walmsley ( Father of the bride)

‘As the Father of Wendy may I thank you for the pictures you have taken of Wendy and Chris’s wedding. They capture the day wonderfully and they, like us, will be able to look back in years to come and be able to relive the day with clarity.
Personally I have found some of the pictures especially beautiful and like Chris and Wendy my wife and I will be able to look back on what we found to be a perfect day. Parents with only one daughter always from their youngest days, look forward to their daughters wedding as a special day and this day lived up to what we would have wished for all those years ago. Many thanks.” Robert Taylor

“Thanks Andy-you were absolutely amazing and can look forward to some serious recommendations from us!! We know you were really up against it with the weather but that has taken nothing away from the amazingness of the pictures!! Big thanks from Lianne and I!!” Lianne and Dave

“Andy.. WOW!! Totally amazing.. you have brought tears to my eyes.. you have managed to bring the magic of the day back to us.. and for that I cannot thank you enough.. how you do it is beyond me.. the style is inspired.. the raw essence of the day is there, the laughter, the tears..Unbelievable.. thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Donna & Mark

“Oh my goodness the Photos are amazing, we have just looked at them and cried! You have really captured the beautiful day we had.” Natalie & Rob

“You have just had Caroline in tears! The photos are amazing. Thank you ever so much we can’t wait to get the Album”  Caroline & Paul

“We are just looking at our photographs now, they are amazing, you really caught the day perfectly.  The fireworks shot is magical  Thank you so much you really made our day perfect!” Haley & Phil

“We Just want to say you did a fantastic job! We are very happy with the photographs, thank you very much for being a part of our big day. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer”  Melissa & Aaron

“We would just like to say a big thank you to you for our very special day. Andy you were amazing through out and very professional in your work, without you we wouldn’t have been able to capture our very special moments we can now keep with us forever, I would recommend Andy to anyone, he is amazing and I’m so pleased  to  have had him for our day”  Tina & Steve

“We love all of the photos, thank you so much. You have captured the day perfectly from start to finish. So many people commented on how original our photographs look and how friendly you were. Thanks again for all your hard work you are one of the best ” Emma & Paul

 Hi Andy, just wanted to say how much we LOVE the wedding photo’s – both the sneak peak and then to receive all of them last weekend was amazing. You have beautifully captured some really special moments and we cannot thank you enough. It has been fantastic working with you and we will be in touch soon to talk about the folio. Thanks for everything from a very happy Mr and Mrs P” Joanne & Ben

“Andy, They’re fab!! Captured our crazy day beautifully – much laughter and enjoyment has been thoroughly recorded/captured in your photos xx” Claire & Mitch

“We are so grateful for Andy being part of our day. He is an amazing photographer and he captures bits of your day that you don’t see. He was in the shadows and doesn’t get in the way. He is a ninja photographer. The photos are incredible and he stayed with us through so many changes. Thank you so much for everything Andy.” Becky and Steve

“We are going to renew our vows in 2017 which isnt that long away. we still spend hours looking at our amazing photos that you took of our day and they always take us back to that magical moment and would love to have you do our photos again. anyway wishing you well untill we see you again all out love Tina and Steven”