Freelance Photographers – Meet Pete & Vicki

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2018 saw both Vicki and myself running a tour in Africa. Africa is such a stunning place to visit and photograph. The Chobe River in Botswana is a special place that we both hold close to our hearts and it was here without the guests knowing and also without Rosepetal, where I proposed to my Rosepetal and asked her to marry me.The answer was in the affirmative which was lovely. What the pictures don’t tell in the story is that for the both of us , the elephant is our favorite animal in Africa and at the time of asking my best friend to marry me, a herd of elephants came to the bank to drink. It was such a moving experience to see the ele’s make their presence known at that exact point. You could not have scripted that any better. Below are some snaps that were taken by the guests at the time. It took everyone by surprise as no one knew this was going to happen apart from the guides that I had planned this moment several days before.

Below is a snap shot of Rosepetal in Africa this year. ( 2018) She had a ball and is the most amazing woman that I know who has the best heart of anyone that I know.Together we are starting our memories together and I feel very blessed and privileged to have this wonderful person in my life and to blaze the trail together.

Pete Dobré is a Freelance Photographer who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Pete’s work expresses his creative flair, emotions and love for the natural scapes of Australia.

Pete’s photography is self taught. As a young child photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Grandparent’s sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia.

He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete’s passion began.

Pete is not on his own. He is joined by his partner Vicki Freer. Pete has met someone that has made an everlasting impact on him.Vicki joins Pete on his Day Workshops and his Photo Tours. She brings new ideas and both being photographers offers so much more to the programe.People who have done the tours know the type of person that Vicki is and the good natured person that she is .Pete is over the moon to be sharing this adventure with someone who is on the same page and who shares the same ideals and outlooks in photography and life.

Photography for Pete is an expressive means for visual communication. He says, ‘There is never a boring moment in my work. There is always something to photograph and I love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.’

Pete’s aim as a Freelance Photographer is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God’s awesome creation and to share this with others. If Pete can do a little justice to God’s creativity, then he is quietly satisfied.

As a Freelance Photographer Pete’s inspiration and passion for his work comes from knowing God who created everything in the beginning. Knowing God, the Creator gives more substance and meaning to what he captures on film. Pete sees his role as freezing a moment in time and history which will never be repeated exactly the same again. The light, clouds and seasons will always be different. Pete’s love for natural conditions at different times of the day, displaying varying moods and cloud formations makes his work very special and eye catching.

The skies above me is where Pete is always drawn to and nothing pleases him more than to be capturing an awesome sky. The skies remind him of Psalm 19:1 where it says…” the heavens declare the glory of God and the SKIES proclaim the work of His hands..” He sees the skies as His canvas where God paints that canvas different every day. That’s a free gift to us all Pete says.

“I need to state that just because I do believe in God, doesn’t make me better than a person who doesn’t. Like you, I’m fallen, like you, I’ve make mistakes, some that I’m not proud of and like in many cases, if I could turn the clock backwards, there would be some things I’d do differently.”

 

This is the most amazing woman that I have met who loves me unconditionally and the plans that we have together are exciting and we can’t wait to share these with you all.

We have so much fun together and what I love about Vicki is that she loves being on Tour with me and since knowing her she has been on every workshop with me. Those who have met Vicki on tour know she brings her own ideas which have improved the Photo Tours and workshops.

These series of pics were taken on the workshop with Marc Muench which we organized and ran for his crew. It was so nice having my best friend on Tour with me and so good that she is now an equal partner in the business.Vicki is the nicest person that I have ever met   and love her to the moon and back and when you join us on Tour, you’ll see that for yourself what a wonderful human being she is .

What these pics don’t show is the howling winds that we had at the lighthouse. While the others were shooting with Marc, we decided to set the tripod up and take a few snaps. We were very fortunate for the wind not to have blown the tripod over each time.Pete:)

“I love it that I have my best friend to share this Adventure with-I love and adore you Rosepetal”

Both Pete and Vicki hope to see you on tour one day soon.

 

This picture sums up my Rosepetal who is full of love, joy and adventure. Love ya Rosepetal and it is so wonderful to share life with you and the adventures that we have had thus far and the adventures that lay ahead for both of us.