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Matthew Grainger Photography & Film

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My philosophy is very simple, I will capture the real moments from your day without anything being staged. My photography style is natural, modern, fun and relaxed.
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Online Proofing
Personal Online Gallery
Photo booth Available
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Videography Available
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
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Prices start at
  • £1200

5 stars isn't enough to describe how incredible Matthew is
We met Matthew at a wedding fair and loved his easy going nature and natural approach to photography. Originally we wern't even sure if ... 
By Anne & Joseph on 5th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in October 2016

Fantastic guy!! Unbelievable photos
I got a chance to work with Matthew recently in a collaborative photo shoot. Myself & my husband were the subjects - but neither of us a... 
By Gemma on 4th December 2017
Wedding: November 2017

Great Photograher
Saw Matt at a recent wedding and he took some lovely pics of my little ones. I have only seen a handful of the photographs from the wedd... 
By Gemma on 4th December 2017
Happy guests
Wedding: August 2017

Lovely guy and great photographs
Matt is lovely to be around he was super helpful on the day and really did go above and beyond. Everyone loves the photographs and we co... 
By Anna & John on 4th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in June 2017

One of Manchesters top wedding photographers
I have worked with Matt on a number of weddings this year and each time it's a pleasure. I have heard nothing but good things about him ... 
By Emma on 3rd December 2017
Wedding: December 2017

Lovely Photographer
Matt photographed my friends wedding on the 3rd November. (i was bridesmaid).. He was with us all day and was a pleasure to be around. W... 
By Jayne on 3rd December 2017
Happy guests
Wedding: November 2017

Full Description
  • Documentary Wedding Photography My style is a mix of completely natural documentary photography throughout the day with some creative portraits of the bride and groom and fun, relaxed group shots. Quite simply, documentary photography for me is about telling a story. The story of your most special day from start to finish, with no awkward posing or interruption just pure real moments from the day. People say that you will never know the true value of a moment, until it becomes a memory and I truly believe that I help to preserve those memories by capturing each moment as it happens. Real moments, become real memories. Obviously when shooting in a documentary way, nothing is staged and I don’t interfere with moments as they happen BUT I still find I can be creative and shoot in my own way by using the light that is available and finding angles and viewpoints that make the most of subject I am photographing. Creative Portraits – When it comes to the shot’s of the bride and groom together, I take just a very brief period away from the rest of the the guests for some beautiful, unique portraits. Usually a short walk around the grounds of your venue is ideal, my approach is still very relaxed and you won’t be asked to pose awkwardly. So there it is… True documentary photography with some creative portraits of the bride and groom, it’s the perfect combination of story telling and natural but stunning portraiture.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Matthew
    I love my job and absolutely adore weddings! I'd love to hear about your wedding plans and chat about your day. Get in touch and don't forget to tell me about the exciting things you have planned for the big day!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (2)
Bride UK Magazine
Rock and Roll Bride
Accreditations / Associations (5)
Guild of Professional Wedding Photographers
Industry Awards (4)
Best wedding photographer 2015 nominee
Best Wedding Photography Award Winner 2017
Rated as one of the top three photographers in Manchester 2015/2016/2017
Wedding Photographer of the Year – Shortlist 2017
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • The Studio, 98 Alder Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M35 0QW, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Manchester
    • Nearest Airport
    • Manchester Airport
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative // Natural // Relaxed // Timeless // Fun
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Follow your heart and remember it's your wedding.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Wedding Umbrellas and positive attitude. Some of my favourite weddings have been in the rain and bad weather can actually help to create some stunning photographs!
Describe how you got into photography.
Photography started for me as a hobby, for years I photographed landscapes and animals just for enjoyment but I soon realised that photography was something I wanted to do more seriously.

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Discount: 5%