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.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
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
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 feel awkward but a few months before the day we started to discuss if we would regret not having some professional photographs. On the day Matthew was very good at blending in and we didn't feel at all like he was in the way. Thank you so much, we are so happy that we did book a photographer and so happy that we found you!
Amy from AB Floral
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
Fantastic photographer!
Worked with Matt a lot over the past few years and we would highly recommend. All of the couples we have worked with together have loved the photographs and we have been luckily enough to be able to use some of the images too, we love them!
Sparth House
Wedding: December 2018
December 2018
Our favourite photographer!
We love having Matthew with us to photograph our weddings, he puts all our wedding couples at ease and creates the most stunning images. If you are looking for a down to earth and extremely talented photographer, Matt is the man!
Cath Prescott
Wedding: November 2018
December 2018
Matt is such a fab guys. Excellent photos and video, and a real pleasure to work with, always. Gets on brilliantly with all his couples too!
Jenny and Adam
Married in November 2018
November 2018
More of a friend than a photographer!
Matt came highly recommended to us by our wedding venue so we decided to get in touch shortly after booking the venue as good wedding photography was something that we are both very keen on. After meeting Matthew at his studio we wanted to book straight away, his previous work showed exactly the kind of images that we had in mind and we loved his whole approach. On the wedding day Matthew arrived early and became part of the morning with me and the bridesmaids, it was a great help and he made the morning run very smoothly just by being there and offering little words of advice. Through the rest of the wedding we didn't see him a lot as he seems to be able to go around without being noticed and this was great as we didn't want to feel on edge all day. We have had a beautiful preview of photographs through already and LOVE them so so much, our family have all commented on them and we are all so excited to see the rest. Thank you so much! We are really happy that you photographed the wedding and will recommend you to EVERYONE!
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Perfect memories of our wedding day
Over the moon with our photographs. Matt is friggin awesome and knows exactly what to do on the wedding day. Spent the morning helping us as well as capturing some really special moments and has captured the wedding day perfectly.
Location & Contact Details


Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

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Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Rock and Roll Bride
Bride UK Magazine
Brides Up North

Accreditations / Associations (5)

Guild of Professional Wedding Photographers

Industry Awards (5)

Wedding Photographer of the Year – Shortlist 2017
Best Wedding Photography Award Winner 2017
Rated as one of the top three photographers in Manchester 2015/2016/2017
Bridebook Gold 2018
Best wedding photographer 2015 nominee

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%