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Inspirational quotes I live by


"I like to be surrounded by splendid things."

Freddie Mercury



"You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way."

Johnny Cash


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Let me introduce myself...


I'm Andy, a wedding and Live music photographer based in Derby.


I’m not Jon Snow



I am a Yorkshireman. It's been said I sound like an extra from Game of Thrones, I'm no Jon Snow but I do have a spirit of adventure, hailing originally from the rugged beauty of Bronte country.



Rock “n” Roll Life



Before taking the plunge into making my passion for photography my full-time job, I worked in many different walks of life, with all sorts of people, and enjoyed every second.

Living life to the full is key to me - I've been a roadie for rock bands, still own a huge collection of old school vinyl, love riding motorcycles, have climbed volcanoes to meet mountain gorillas, ridden in Zodiac inflatables and tracked sperm whales in the Atlantic.



Weddings is where I create



To me, there is no such thing as a 'typical' wedding - you are individuals; your wedding day is uniquely yours.

I will work with you, listen to you, and use my expertise and experience to capture your personality and individuality - the essential 'you-ness' of the occasion.

I will tell your wedding story in a sumptuous mix of contemporary documentary photos and stylish portraiture, influenced by the glamour of the cinema.


I offer a boutique service that is so much more than traditional wedding photography.



Lets talk about your wedding


 “Andy has been incredible from the moment we met him. He really brought the magic from our wedding back to life through photographs. On the day he was very discreet and we barely noticed him being there as he was in the background taking some amazing natural shots. Andy even stayed into the evening to capture the more relaxed vibe. We were absolutely over the moon with our final photographs and many people have complimented how beautiful they are. We can’t recommend Andy enough. Thank you! X”


We can’t recommend Andy Pickard of Peacock Obscura highly enough. His creativity, enthusiasm and undeniable talent made it an absolute pleasure to have him photograph our wedding.

Not only did he barely stop the whole day, but he did so with a lovely presence, discretely capturing special moments and stepping in every now and then with an idea for a great shot. He clearly loves what he does and this shows!

Everything that Andy did for us was so thoughtfully considered – our engagement shoot set us at ease with having our photos taken (not something we’re comfortable with); he visited the venue to scope it out before the big day; took time to get to know us and when the photos were delivered, they were so well presented that sitting down to view them was yet another memorable experience.

The photographs themselves are outstanding. They tell the story of our day in such an understated, seamless way that they took our breath away.

We could go on, but the main thing to say is thank you to Andy for sharing his talent and to urge any couple hiring him to have absolute faith in his expertise – he’s a great guy and a wonderful photographer!


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

“Andy, 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


Wedding couple on staircase

“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


Tuscany wedding portrait

“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”


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