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HELLO THERE! I’M PAUL.

THE GINGERBEARD

CINEMATIC, MODERN & ALTERNATIVE MANCHESTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER.

Did you google: How to grow a beard in three easy steps or the recipe for a ginger bread? It’s all good, you’re here and that’s all that matters! But if you do love my photos then stick around.

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CINEMATIC. CREATIVE.

So I am a huge movie NERD, an EX Film student (hence why I coined the cinematic style) and lover of light. Drawn to symmetry, fun moments during a wedding and a packed dance floor.

Beer in one hand, camera in the other. Some might say the perfect combo? This is my secret weapon that helps me blend in, mingle with your lovely guests and be more than just another wedding vendor.

BE A REBEL. MAKE NEW TRADITIONS.

Say goodbye to forced moments. No more “can you just do that again” or “run through this field holding a colourful pyrotechnic” I’m looking for real moments, hugs, tears, laughter, bad dancing, shots at the bar and all of the fun stuff.

You can’t pose real life so let your day flow naturally. I want you both hugging and spending time with your loved ones. Not spending hours on end doing tons of photos.

Remember it’s your day. Break the rules.

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Fun Facts!

  • BRIWI (British Kiwi)
  • Crossfit Addict (it’s not a cult)
  • I love the outdoors. Hiking/Kayaking
  • Fairweather Cyclist (road & mountain)
  • Carhartt Fanboy
  • Movie Buff
  • Sneaker & Eyewear fan. Love design!
  • Best Music Festival: Iceland Airwaves
  • Favourite Film: Blade Runner or Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Favourite Band: City & Colour
  • Favourite Destinations: New Zealand & Mexico

Alan.

In 2018 I lost my father figure. He was my biggest cheerleader & I admired his lust for travel & endless creativity.

This photo I have of him is precious as is the record player which was his & was lovingly restored so i know how important it is documenting your day capturing all those hugs, tears & laughter.

I really understand the power of telling a story. Your day is a legacy.

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

I shoot fun couples who are looking to do their wedding day, their way

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Paul couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for us on our wedding day!

“The photos he captured were just beautiful. We’ve had so much love for him and his work since the big day with everyone saying how nice he was, how great the photos were and how much of a great find he was! So thank you Paul! You truely ROCK. 10/10 geezer. You’ll regret not booking him!”

– Libby + Sam

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If we could give Paul 100 stars we would!!

“From our initial conversation (which he patiently listened to our plans for over an hour) to his professionalism on the day we couldn’t have asked for more. Paul’s documentary style is exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos (as we share a love of movies) and the result is just stunning. We also owe Paul so much for ensuring that we had some time just to ourselves on our wedding day meaning we had some incredibly special moments”

-Anna + Xaver