Alternative Photography

Featured in highly acclaimed publications such as Junebug Weddings, Rock My Wedding, Looks Like Film, Dancing With Her, Little White Books, UN-Wedding and Unique Rebels Union.

My work is described as alternative/filmic with a documentary approach for couples who want something a little different. I am drawn to light, cinematic composition & attention to detail with lots of emotion & laughter along the way.

About Me

Kiwi by birth. Lived in Manchester for a long time now though! Honouree Manc.

Road Cyclist. Outside is free!! Love exploring new places on the bike and the pint at the end of the ride is usually my fav bit!

Pizza is my jam! I make it at home from scratch or go to my local Rudy’s in Ancoats.

Love a cocktail. Old Fashioned with Woodford or Nikka for me or an Espresso Martini.

Coffee addict! I’m spoilt for choice with all the artisan coffee bars near my place.

Self diagnosed sneakerhead. I will be repping a fresh pair of AirForce 1’s or Jordan’s to your wedding.

Film Buff. Blade Runner, Raiders & Heat are in my TOP 5.

& Heat are in my TOP 5. Best gig I ever been to: Sigur Ros, Jodrell Bank or Explosion in the Sky, Albert Hall.

Once met Simon Pegg and forgot how to speak. He did give me a Jaffa cake though.

Package and Pricing

The Negroni

  • Coverage from Prep to Party – I stay late!
  • Online Collection
  • Photo Slideshow
  • 500+ High Res Images
  • Sneak Peeks – One week after the wedding
  • Flights + Accommodation Included

£3,000


Not only have our guests gone out of their way to tell us how lovely he was, but they’ve also said that our wedding photography is the best they’ve seen. We couldn’t be happier and are 100% certain that we made the right decision to go with Ginger Beard. Thank you, Paul!!

Natalie & George

FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU BASED & WHERE WILL YOU TRAVEL?

I am based in the North West & travel anywhere in the UK, Europe & Rest of the World. 2018/2019 saw me travel to London, Scotland, Thailand, Italy, Spain & New Zealand.

HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT & HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

I work on a first come, first serve basis. Once the £500 deposit is paid in full your wedding date is secure. I normally take the full balance one month before your wedding.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?

I edit and deliver around 500+ high resolution images plus you will receive high resolution non watermarked images for print.

CAN YOU RECOMMEND SUPPLIERS?

Absolutely. I have a suppliers list full of trusted make up artists, hair stylists, bands and lots more. All my recommended suppliers are trusted businesses I have worked with over the years.

I KNOW YOU SHOOT DOCUMENTARY STYLE BUT WHAT ABOUT FAMILY FORMALS?

Taking these images can be a legacy for generations to look back on. I strongly recommend you limit yourselves to around 8 choices. I shoot your formals in a very non formal/relaxed style. I don’t take a long time with this so you & your family can spend time together before your wedding breakfast.

YOU OFFER WEDDING FILMS? WHAT DOES THAT INCLUDE?

That’s right! Making things seamless by having one kick ass supplier shoot both photo + film in the same style and in the same online gallery (easy to share to family + friends) I can share some example films with you both to give you an idea of my cinematic approach - you will receive a 6/10 or 12 minute film (depending on what package you select) including highlights of your day + with the full package you will also get your ceremony/speeches as a standalone film as well. Plus added bonus a trailer for instagram/social media.

WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE SESSION?

What is an adventure session you may ask?Well let me tell you! It’s a session that can take place in a coffee shop, a bustling city centre, up a mountain or a location that means a lot to both of you. Typically these sessions last longer than a pre wedding session and are more personal. I ask you both about your story, how you met, how you fell in love all the while giving you both questions to ask each other. Essentially I want you to focus completely on each other while I capture it all. So if you are a couple of adventurous souls who want to document your story this could be for you.

CAN I SHARE IMAGES TO SOCIAL MEDIA OR SHARE WITH SUPPLIERS?

You can indeed! If you could credit my business page on the social media platform you use that would be great. If suppliers want to use any images thats absolutely no problem. If they could contact me first, I can send over the link.