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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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Wedding: April 2018
June 2018
Lovely photographs
Met Matthew at a friends wedding recently and saw some of the beautiful images on facebook. Lovely work and nice on the wedding day too.
Wedding: June 2018
June 2018
Matt is amazing, we first met at a wedding fair last year and have worked on a number of projects together since. I recommend Matt to all my couples and Love working at...
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Jess and Henry
Married in April 2018
June 2018
Matthew is lovely and we are over the moon with our photos
We love our wedding photos and have been so happy with everything from booking through to receiving the images after the wedding. Matthew is lovely to have around on the ...
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Becki & Will
Married in May 2018
June 2018
Matthew is absolutely amazing!
We love our wedding photographs and Matthew was amazing on the day. So happy with our wedding photographs and couldn't recommend him more!! Thank you for capturing the b...
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Anne & Joseph
Married in October 2016
December 2017
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 we wanted a photographer at our we...
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Wedding: November 2017
December 2017
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 are models or had done this before....
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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 (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

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.

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Bridebook Discount5%
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