HELLO!! I’M PAUL OR THE GINGERBEARD A Manchester Based CINEMATIC, ALTERNATIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WORKING across THE UK & internationally

I don’t just take photos, I tell stories, or more specifically, I tell your story (no cheese).

I’m a creative and alternative destination wedding photographer, based in Ancoats, Manchester.

I shoot weddings all over the UK and Internationally.

I have shot on Lake Como, Barcelona, New Zealand & Phuket so I love to travel. I shoot a combination of documentary & alternative with a cinematic touch. A down-to-earth, perfectionist-but-in-a-good-way kind of guy, that loves to make you feel at ease and capture your day through beautiful images.

My Wedding Packages

UK
Weddings
Destination Weddings
Elope/Micro Weddings

I’m there from prep to the party! Not first dance, not 5 minutes after the first dance...the party. I like to stay late and capture all the dance floor madness, shots at the bar and your auntie doing the worm.

I’m there the day before to recce your venue/surrounding area, meeting your guests/family, the wedding day and...Well essentially i’m there for it all. I do extra coverage usually for the day after the wedding as well.

So you want to do things teeny tiny, low key or up a mountain in Scotland? Awesome! Got you covered for that with my micro wedding & elopement brochure because one size does not fit all.

UK Weddings

I’m there from prep to the party! Not first dance, not 5 minutes after the first dance...the party. I like to stay late and capture all the dance floor madness, shots at the bar and your auntie doing the worm.

Destination Weddings

I’m there the day before to recce your venue/surrounding area, meeting your guests/family, the wedding day and...Well essentially i’m there for it all. I do extra coverage usually for the day after the wedding as well.

Elope/Micro Weddings

So you want to do things teeny tiny, low key or up a mountain in scotland? Awesome! Got you covered for that with my micro wedding & elopement brochure because one size does not fit all.

Friendly, communicative, professional, he made us feel completely at ease from the initial meeting through to the final handover. He went above and beyond to advise us on how to capture the big day in the best way possible and then executed it to perfection.

Natalie + George | Islington Town Hall | 2020

ZERO CHEESE HERE

I’m not like a “ninja” that’s not really a thing. I’m a mate at your wedding but instead of taking crappy photos on my iPhone, I actually have MAD skills and will make you feel super chilled and comfy (also zero cheese and zero chair covers)

So yeah I’m taking kick ass photos and blending in like a hipster in a craft ale pub deep in the Northern Quarter.

I’m a visual storyteller which, cutting through the bullshit means, I’m not an ‘’out of the box wedding photographer”.

I’m there to capture your day from the big moments, the quiet moments and everything in-between.

Important Information

Style? Cinematic, documentary & alternative.

Starting from? £2500

Cinematic style, HOW? Film School specialising in cinematography

How many? Over 200+ weddings captured

Experience? I consider experience, experience

What if I shave my beard off? Never gonna happen.

Facts to Amaze

I’m British Kiwi so I’m a “Briwi” (I need to work on that)

Multi million pound sponsorship with Carhartt. Ha not really I just like it and wear it a lot. Like a lot.

Collector of sneakers, vinyl & eyewear.

Nothing better than a fresh cut. Been seeing my barber Tino for 7+ years.

Film fanatic – Film School Graduate.

I once met Simon Pegg and he offered me a Jaffa cake.

WILL TRAVEL FOR LOVE, PIZZA AND A KICK ASS PARTY!!
SOME OF THE PLACES I WOULD LOVE TO TRAVEL TO

ICELAND

64.9631° N, 19.0208° W

Isle of Skye

57.2736° N, 6.2155° W

CLIFFS OF MOHER

52.9715° N, 9.4309° W

MARRAKESH

31.6295° N, 7.9811° W

BROOKLYN

40.6782° N, 73.9442° W

NEW ZEALAND

45.0302° S, 168.6615° E

JAPAN

36.2048° N, 138.2529° E

WILL TRAVEL FOR LOVE, PIZZA AND A KICK ASS PARTY!!
SOME OF THE PLACES I WOULD LOVE TO TRAVEL TO

ICELAND
64.9631° N, 19.0208° W

ISLE OF SKYE
57.2736° N, 6.2155° W

CLIFFS OF MOHER
52.9715° N, 9.4309° W

MARRAKESH
31.6295° N, 7.9811° W

BROOKLYN
40.6782° N, 73.9442° W

NEW ZEALAND
45.0302° S, 168.6615° E

JAPAN
36.2048° N, 138.2529° E

Let's Connect

I would love to hear from you! Drop me a message and we can have a chat.

Based in Ancoats at Beehive Lofts (formally known as Sankey’s) it’s an informal space where we can natter, have a beer and I can show you some cool af weddings.

    (I send a text to make sure you receive my email. Sometimes I end up in the junk!! How rude)

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