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Gingerbeard wedding photography

Hello! I’m Paul. Alternative Manchester wedding photographer & professional ginger beard grower.

If you are reading this then you must also be interested in how to grow a magnificent beard, you were looking for the recipe for ginger bread, or you like my wedding photography.

I am an UN-traditional, creative/cinematic and alternative wedding photographer (that is quite the mouthful). A massive film nerd who went to film school (shock) and works in at least 10/15 quotes into an average day (probably way more if I’m honest with myself). Part-time model, Carhartt/SneakerHead and Glasses aficionado. If my life had a theme tune, it would be performed by City & Colour or Sigur Ros.

What’s that? You hate having your photo being taken? Music to my ears!

I don’t want posey folk thank you very much, I want all the real moments, emotion, the laughter and the fun stuff in the middle. Sure we will get kick ass portraits of the two of you and you will think holy crap is that us?! Awesome!! I’m there to take photos (of course you are silly) but making you feel super chilled and comfy having your photos snappity snapped is the biggest part for me.

Oh and if you read all of this (no skimming), I snuck in one TV/Film reference. If you can find it and tell me on enquiry/consultation what it is then you will receive a crisp high five and my eternal respect.

#INBEARDWETRUST

Fun Facts

  • Briwi (British / New Zealander)
  • Sneakerhead (Trainer Enthusiast)
  • Glasses Collector
  • Carhartt till I die
  • Wanabee Bartender (Love an old fashioned)
  • Food: Pizza (Obvs)
  • Drink: Love an IPA (such a cliche)
  • Fave Music Festival: Iceland Airwaves
  • Fair Weather Cyclist
  • Street Photographer
  • Fave Film: Blade Runner
  • Fave Band: City & Colour
  • Best Holidays: Mexico, Iceland & Bali

The Why?

This is Alan.

Alan was my uncle and my father figure.

He always believed in me and I admired his creativity, wanderlust and thirst for adventure always.

He had an amazing life and was loved by all. He was the one who encouraged me to go to film school, when I wanted to quit my job and make it as a self-employed photographer and he always believed in me.

He is why I am who I am today.

This photograph & record player in the photo are in my living room. They are treasured possessions but also to remind me why.

Your wedding day is a massive party. Celebrating the two of you coming together and sharing it with your friends and family.

Pretty simple really.

Sometimes I hear “this will look good for the gram” or “that will make a great photo” – your wedding day isn’t about the real stuff. It’ s about the people you care about.

So back to the photo & record player, oh, and the why. This photo reminds me to be in the moment either with a mountain, your loved ones at a wedding, or on an all day bender (your choice). The record player makes me think about my uncle and what he means to me every time I spin a record. When I get married you know I’m taking the player with me to use – right there is a story of the why bringing me to my conclusion.

This player tells such a massive story of who I am and it’s such a simple thing, I love finding out who my couples are and their “why”, it’s so important to bring that into a wedding day and why I love it so much.

What is your why?

A little bit about me

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

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