Matthew Grainger - Wedding Photographer
I go to weddings all over the UK and even abroad to shoot people. Usually from a distance quite discreetly without being noticed and people pay me to do it! I know, I know.. I have the absolute best job in the world I’m so lucky!! I never thought in a million years that I’d end up being paid to shoot people at weddings and getting such lovely reviews from people afterwards. I mean who’d have thought that someone would be so happy about being shot?!
You might be wondering.. How do I do it?
Generally I’m quite sneaky about it. I try my best to blend in with the wedding guests going un noticed just waiting for the right moment. Typically at a wedding I’d turn up at the venue where the bride is getting ready and shoot her first but it depends what’s going on really. I could quite easily shoot one of the bridesmaids first.
This is me (Taken by my wonderful friend Amy!)
Honestly, I absolutely LOVE weddings. I get excited during the week when I know I have a wedding or two coming up at the weekend. For me weddings are full of joy, laughter, emotion and just pure love & happiness. That’s exactly what I capture on the day. I find that by blending into the background un-noticed for the most part I’m able to capture the natural moments of a wedding day without anything being staged.
Personally I’m not a huge fan of being photographed and the idea of “posing” for the camera just fills me with dread and I know lot’s of people feel the same way. I’d be lying if I said there was absolutely no posing what so ever on the wedding day, because sometimes couples might need just a little bit of direction to get the perfect shot but it’s nothing cheesy or awkward. Occasionally I’ve been known to crack out the book of really bad jokes if I have to but I have plenty of tricks to make you feel at ease and not at all like you are in front of the camera.
I love to photograph couples being themselves, the less I interfere I find the more unique and individual moments become and I love nothing more than letting a newly married couple have 5 minutes alone after what might have been a pretty crazy morning.
More about me..?
Ok so apart from being a wedding photographer, what else do I get up to? I’ll admit to being a bit of a Netflix addict. I love American TV shows like Breaking Bad, Dexter and most recently Stranger Things. I do however occasionally venture outdoors and really enjoy exploring some of the beautiful places right here in the UK. I’m a regular visiter to the Lake District and have a National Trust membership so do try and plan lots of days out when we do eventually have some of the British summer.
Thats about all I can think of at the minute so I’ll stop going on about myself and leave it here. If you have any questions feel free to pop me a message using my contact form or if you want to keep an eye on what I get up to then check out my Facebook Page and Instagram!