Hi, I am Peter Mangels.
Welcome to my new website!
I am a father of two awesome little boys (Owen – eight, and Liam – four), and a sassy little girl (Chloe - two)! My beautiful wife Rachel is working on her Masters Degree with the intent of becoming an English teacher.
My passion for photography is fairly recent, as I began searching for a camera back in 2012 that could take quality photos of our son Owen (little did I know at the time, that it isn’t how good the camera is that matters). After much research as to how cameras work, I realized I wanted something more than a “Point and Shoot”. I decided upon a Nikon D7000, and that’s where it all began.
I continued to invest time and money into my new craft, teaching myself through videos online, reading books from the library, and of course actually going out and shooting! As I began to look to photography as a career, I had an awesome opportunity to intern with Wedding and Family Photographer Kaylan Buteyn. It was a very rewarding experience, and one that I feel helped me grow as a photographer. Over several summers, I assisted Kaylan with 35+ weddings, spanning from Buffalo to Lake Placid, to the Hudson Valley .
Since working with Kaylan, I had developed an interest in sports photography, and was contacted to become the official sports photographer for Alfred University beginning with the 2015-2016 season. This has been a great pleasure for me, as I have enjoyed photographing various NCAA sports including football, basketball, softball, equestrian, alpine skiing, and more!!!
If you have any questions please contact me! Thanks for visiting my new page, and taking the time to learn a little more about myself!