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About

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!

About

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.

Portfolio

PACKAGES

Each package includes...

A meeting in person or a Skype if you are further afield (I am based in the North West).

A visit to the venue before the wedding (where possible).

A beautiful little wooden USB with files to print, to share on the web and a your slide show of the story of your day.

Images come with full printing rights, so you can print off as many copies as you like and share them with your friends and family.

A nice little wooden box to keep your photos and USB safe.

An online gallery to share with your family and friends.

I come with public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

I am based in Cheshire/South Manchester but I LOVE TO TRAVEL and see new places! I am more than happy to work all over the UK and Internationally. For International Weddings contact me for a bespoke quote.​

MICRO
WEDDINGS

50% Discount

  • I understand that recent times have meant you may be considering something a little more intimate (or that may have been your plans from the start.)

  • Whatever the reason I can say hand on heart I love capturing more intimate weddings & for that reason I’m happy to create a bespoke package for you and your partner.

  • Anywhere between 2-5 hours coverage as well as personalisations in between these coverage times.

  • Packages starting at £400 and will be quoted on a case by case basis.

WEDDING LACE
PACKAGE

50% Discount

  • Meeting at the venue to discuss ideas and brainstorm.

  • Coverage of the day from bridal prep to speeches.

  • Approximately 6 hours coverage on average.

  • Full insurance.

  • Sneak peek of images a few days after your ceremony

  • All digital images supplied high resolution on a USB stick in a gorgeous personalised wooden presentation box.

  • 50 6 by 4 prints of your favourite bits of the day.

FIRST DANCE
PACKAGE

50% Discount

  • Meeting at the venue to discuss ideas and brainstorm.

  • Coverage of the day from bridal prep to first dance.

  • This is usually 8-10 hours coverage on average.

  • Full insurance.

  • Sneak peek of images a few days after your ceremony.

  • All digital images supplied high resolution to you.

  • 75 6 by 4 prints of your favourite bits of the day.

  • Beautiful premium printed photo book carefully designed, displaying the dreamiest moments of your special day.

Full Day
Package

50% Discount

  • Meeting at the venue to discuss ideas and brainstorm

  • Coverage of the full day from getting ready to guests leaving!

  • Often the best photos are those taken late at night, this is the premium package to make sure no moments are missed.

  • Full Insurance.

  • Sneak peek of images a few days after your ceremony

  • 100 6 by 4 prints of your favourite bits of the day.

  • All digital images supplied high resolution.

  • Beautiful premium printed photo book carefully designed, displaying the dreamiest moments of your special day.