In a nutshell commercial photography, or advertising photography, is used to promote and market products or services.

Commercial photographers like myself take pictures of products or subjects for a variety of commercial purposes.

For commercial shoots, I work within brand guidelines and with an approved shot list. The client usually has the final say on creative decisions and retains ownership of the work, commissioning it as a work for hire.

Having worked for some of the biggest names in the industry, I am always looking forward to the next project.

Why choose me?

I have a wealth of experience within the industry. Working with some of the biggest brands from Nike to Burberry my photography can be suited to all clients.

Often working with musicians and festivals in particular, I am readily available to photograph major events for your own use wether it be editorial or for advertising purposes.

Please feel free to reach out to me whatever your query. I love to tell a story with my work and to get creative with every kind of brand. Simply contact me on my contact page and we can discuss further.


Hi I’m Tom, a Documentary Wedding Photographer based in Manchester, I work all over the UK photographing weddings in a candid, natural way that tells the story of your day.

You may ask, what is a Documentary Wedding Photographer?

The real story of your wedding from a guests-eye point of view
A Documentary Wedding Photographer will tell the story of your day, through candid, un posed images. It allows you to spend all your time with your friends and family, without any awkward posing or hours of formal group shots.

Why choose me?

My style of photography isn’t scripted or staged, it’s just pictures of things happening at a wedding – it’s you, as you are, who you are, what you feel. I don’t do cheesy poses, fake smiles or stuffy formal photos. I’m all about authentic emotion, the stolen kisses, the belly laughs, the tears of joy, the kids being kids and everything in between! To put it simply, I do real moments, captured beautifully.

My approach on a wedding day is relaxed and informal as I want you to feel comfortable with my presence, as if I was just another guest. Even if you are camera shy, you can have stylish, natural wedding photographs that illustrate what a brilliant time you had.

Of course there is a need for formal photos (but this is entirely up to you) but I do advise that we keep the formal or not so formal photography down to minimum to give me more time to capture more natural moments and interactions between you and your guests and give you more time to enjoy the day and spend time with your friends and family and enjoy the party!

I’ve always loved capturing events and I used to shoot candid pictures all the time when I was a teenager. I went on to study to become a professional photographer at the University of Bournemouth. In 2010, I gained a degree in photography before setting up Tom Groves Photography.