Matthew Grainger Photography & Film

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
Prices start at
  • £1200
Best wedding photographs we could have asked for
Jan 2017
A happy couple
Where do we start with how amazing Matthew was at our wedding? From the beginning of the day he was fantastic and made everyone feel at ... 

All we could have hoped for and more
Feb 2017
A happy couple
Matthew was brilliant at our wedding, very discreet. We hardly noticed him, just a couple of times for some closer photographs and it wa... 

Fantastic Photographer
Dec 2016
A happy couple
Matthew is very professional and produces beautiful images. Me and my husband are so happy with the wedding photographs. From the init... 

Brilliant from start to finish
Mar 2017
A happy couple
Matthew, just wanted to leave a review to say thank you. We are both over the moon with the photographs and couldn't have asked for anyt... 

Absolutely amazing!
Apr 2017
A happy couple
Hi Matthew, Thank you so much, the photographs are fantastic! Really really amazing, cannot thank you enough!

Best wedding photographer we could have asked for
Mar 2017
A couple's parents
Hi Matthew, Just wanted to leave a review. You photographed our daughters wedding earlier this year and we are all so happy with the res... 

Thank you so much!
Apr 2017
A happy couple
We received our wedding photographs and we can't thank and recommend you enough they are outstanding and amazing we did'nt realise the c... 

Cath & James
May 2017
A happy couple
Oh My God! Where do we begin!!!! Matthew was so amazing on our wedding day. The photographs are just perfect. Everyone commented on the ... 

Lovely photographs and great guy
Mar 2017
A happy couple
Just wanted to leave a thank you for our wedding photo's. We are so happy with them!

We would strongly recommend Matt to any couples getting married!!
Jul 2017
A happy couple
Matt was superb. He was recommended to us by our wedding venue and we couldn't be happier with the video and photographs that he capture... 

We can't thank you enough!
Jun 2016
A happy couple
Hi Matthew Sorry for taking so long! We've made time to finally sit down and look through our photos! Over the moon with them; thank yo... 

We couldn't be happier with the results
Jul 2016
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We knew from the moment we booked with Matthew for our wedding photography that we had made the right choice, after our initial message ... 

You captured everything perfectly and we love them
Mar 2017
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Just wanted to say thank you for our lovely photographs of the special day. You captured everything perfectly and we love them all. THAN... 

The results are just phenomenal!
Mar 2017
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Hi Matthew, I just wanted to drop you a review to say a huge thank you to you for the beautiful wedding photos. You have created some st... 

Thank you so much you were amazing
Mar 2017
A happy couple
Hi Matthew, Just wanted to say thank you so much for your incredible hard work on our wedding day. Both you and Luke worked incredibly... 

Thank you so much!
Aug 2017
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Matthew we can't thank you enough you were amazing!!! All of our guests commented on the day and many said you were the best photographe... 

So happy!
Aug 2017
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Thank you Matthew for capturing our perfect day exactly how we wanted it. We are so excited to receive all the photographs!!

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
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
  • 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%