We had the good fortune of connecting with Craig Peterman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Craig, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I chose a creative career because it gives me the opportunity to meet, and work with, amazing people while experiencing once in a lifetime events/moments. I get to be myself and let my creative juices flow while having a great time doing it! What really keeps me energized is seeing the reactions and response to giving my clients their pictures/videos and how they connect with it in a deep emotional manner; that makes all the hard work worth it.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My creative outlet is through photography & videography, which is mainly client focused. I spend a lot of times photographing weddings, engagements, portraits, and events. I also film events, weddings, and business videos for my clients as well. Doing both photography & videography is a challenge to say the least! It is incredibly technical and involved but getting that final product to show your client is worth all the effort. Speaking to that, I believe my effort is what sets me apart from others. I give my clients every ounce of my energy and effort no matter what the job. I arrive early, stay late, and do whatever it takes to make my clients happy. My clients are entrusting me with their ideas, goals, and investment. I am 1000% committed to bringing that same energy back and delivering amazing results!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had someone visiting Tucson, my hometown, I would give them a grand tour of the desert southwest! The cactus, desert, mountains, and famous sunsets are what we are known for. We are also known to have some of the best Mexican food in the world along with some of the most friendly, relaxed residents you find anywhere in the world.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I would like to give a shoutout to my amazing wife Samantha for always supporting my crazy ideas and projects. She is the most amazing person I have ever met in my life and I love her to pieces! I would also like to thank my parents, Maria and Stuart, for always supporting me and giving me invaluable life advice and guidance. Lastly, I would like to thank my mentors and colleagues Jatz and Christina for guiding me and giving me advice in our field of work and answering my endless questions at all hours of the night!

Website: www.PetermanPhotoVideo.com

Instagram: @petermanphotoandvideo

Facebook: Peterman Photography & Video

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdIoGRiENX-wwHgZJr1AWtQ

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