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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.
Pricing & Costs

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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
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!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Rob & Kelly
Married in December 2018
January 2019
Just had our photographs through and WOW
So pleased with our wedding photographs that Matthew has produced. Booking photography was very last minute for us. My partner didn't want to be photographed all day and ...
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Married in April 2018
December 2018
LOVE our wedding film! PERFECT
Ahhhh what can I say?! I am absolutely so totally in love with our wedding film that I really can't put it into words. What you don't realise when planning a wedding is t...
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Rosie & David
Married in June 2018
December 2018
Matthew is the best
Matthew's service was the best we had out of all of the services we booked for our wedding. From initially booking right through to receiving our lovely photographs we ar...
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Gavin & Elena
Married in April 2018
December 2018
A professional with a personable ethos
Choosing a photographer was not something we took easily, my wife and I wanted not only beautiful memories from our day but also to feeel comfortable throughout, when we ...
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Alex & Jamie
Married in July 2018
December 2018
Words can't express how happy we are
Matt didn't just capture the wedding day perfectly, he became part of the wedding day and a friend. The best decision we made was booking him for our wedding photography....
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D & A
Married in July 2018
December 2018
Such beautiful memories from our perfect wedding
We are both totally in love with our wedding photographs. Matthew was THE best on the day and even helped Andrew keep calm in the morning. The day goes so quickly and aft...
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Location & Contact Details


Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

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Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Bride UK Magazine
Rock and Roll Bride
Brides Up North

Accreditations / Associations (5)

Guild of Professional Wedding Photographers

Industry Awards (5)

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
Bridebook Gold 2018
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Creative // Natural // Relaxed // Timeless // Fun

What is your No. 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 Discount5%