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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Tom Groves Photos is a documentary wedding photographer based in Mobberley, Cheshire and South Manchester, telling the story of unique milestone days in a candid, natural way. Owner Tom believes that the true essence of your day comes from a guests-eye point of view rather than scripted moments. Keeping staged sessions to a minimum, he stays focused on the authentic emotions, stolen kisses, and belly laughs that make couples who they are.

Services Offered

Though based in the North West, Tom Groves Photos covers events throughout the UK and is always open to destination weddings in far-flung places. Tom is an experienced travel photographer who loves to venture abroad and is happy to design a cost-effective destination wedding package. He can also provide access to a top-tier wedding videographer and create a bespoke package that incorporates both. For the wedding photos, couples can opt for a professional edit and aesthetic that best suits their style, whether bright and classic or a little more moody. Packages also include a pre-wedding meeting, a venue visit, an online album, and full printing rights.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photocall
Other

What does the wedding package include?

All photos provided within 2 weeks of the wedding, An online gallery, A USB, Meeting at the venue prior to the wedding, Zoom call upon booking, All photos edited and provided in hi resolution

How far in advance should I contact you?

Available any time, please get in touch for availability and i can let you know wether or not the date is free!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, i travel nationwide, and cover a variety of venues

What is the charge for travelling?

Included unless its overseas, in which case costs will be calculated on a case by case basis

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Fine art photography
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

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

What kind of equipment do you use?

2 x Sony A1 Cameras, 50mm f1.2 GM, 135mm f1.8 GM, 70-200mm f2.8 GM, 35-150mm f2-2.8, 17-28mm f2.8. Variety of flashes

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, iCloud Shared Album for initial preview shots

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Again I take this on a case by case basis. Every weddings different and has different requirements. There is no hidden fees in my packages and prices

What are the forms of payment?

Cash, Bank Transfer

How do you work?

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

Served in

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
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57 reviews
Sophie
Sophie W. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Felt like a wedding guest & friend at our wedding!

Tom was absolutely fabulous. From initially speaking to him through Instagram, to video calls, meeting in person for the first time and then finally the big day. Tom is very professional and completely throws himself into your vision. He was quick to respond to any requests and set up a WhatsApp group to help the communication. You can really tell he has alot of experience and talent.
On the day he had a clear schedule of how he was going to capture the day and most of the time we forgot he was there. Lots of our guests thought he was a friend at the wedding.
We received a few sneak peeks the day after the wedding which really showed how much he cared about us and knew how much that would mean to us. I would have been happy with those few photos they were so perfect! In fact we received many many more.
The price was very reasonable especially for Cheshire and we decided to add on his photo booth last minute which was a big hit and something that made our evening.
Tom was also great with camera shy people (including my husband) and also kids! He really brings your day alive!
Would definitely love to work with Tom again! Sophie & Oliver
Samantha
Samantha Sent on 30/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic from start to finish

We had our wedding planned for June, plans changed and we got married on the 27th Jan 2024. For us, Tom was a top priority. We liaised with Tom arranging a date that was suitable for us both. He was so easy to work with and did everything he could to make sure he would be there for us. He came less than 48 hours after a long flight from America with his family. We had a meeting with Tom before his trip arranging all the little details of the day. He made us feel incredibly confident we could just relax in his capable hands.
The day came and Tom was described by our guests as a “ninja” photographer, sneaking around to get the best angles. Everyone, including ourselves mentioned what a fantastic job he was doing. We felt sad saying goodbye at the end of the night!
The next day came and we received our sneak peeks. Well, what can I say. Just magnificent. No other words to describe what we have seen so far. Exactly how we wanted, natural looking and CANDID. We are so happy with what we have seen that we are so so excited to see the full album of the day. If you are looking for a relaxed, organised and experienced photographer, Tom is it. We can only thank you for such a fantastic job you have done.
Emily
Emily L. Sent on 01/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t ask for better than Tom!

We got married on 26th November 2023 and Tom was amazing. He arrived at 10am and Stayed until around 11pm! We met Tom at the venue prior to the big day to have a walk around and discuss ideas. Tom planned for all weather scenarios, but luckily that rain held off! Compliments from every guest with how attentive Tom was, he even went round the room and said bye to most of the guests personally. You really couldn’t tell that he wasn’t a part of the family at the end of the night! The photo booth was also the perfect addition. We got 100 sneak peaks the day after the wedding and we can’t wait to get the rest. Honestly can’t believe how amazing the first 100 are and were due more! Thank so much Tom. You captured the memories beautifully. A very talented guy.
Emily
Emily T. Sent on 09/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographs & lovely guy

I can’t believe how perfect our photos are - Tom did such an incredible joy and was a joy to have our special day. He captured the day and the vibe so perfectly and got our sneak peaks to us the day after the wedding and our whole gallery within three days!! We couldn’t believe how quickly we got them and how beautiful they were.

Tom really listened to what we wanted from the day and made sure that we got it.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tom to anyone and having seen the photos he did for us our families are in contact trying to book him for their events!

Thank you so much!
Jenna
Jenna Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Captured to perfection

What a day to remember, Tom captured it perfectly. Some formal but mostly very fun shots. The way Tom made everyone feel at ease, natural and just be ourselves.
Photo shoots can sometimes turn into a chore, Tom didn’t make it feel like this, he was a breath of fresh air.
As day turned to night and he saw everyone getting a little merry he got out the photo booth, our guests had lots of fun with it and I ended up with shots my guests really wanted, they turned out great .
Martin
Martin H. Sent on 09/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Tom was incredible, he made our day. I will forever be grateful

Tom was honestly an absolute dream. Our wedding day consisted of some really special moments but then Tom created some which we now look back on as some amazing photos. He created memories through his creative mind. Tom not only made the whole process incredibly seem less it also was great at communicating with us. If you don’t get the Photo Booth. You are mental. That part of the night when everyone is drunk and wanting to create their own memories that they could just take home with them. 663 photos from the wedding. We haven’t even started with the Photo Booth ones. Also he advised us about an album which we are really pleased we purchased.
Peter
Peter G. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Tom was attentive, adaptable and creative. He found the perfect balance between involving himself but not being in your face. He was a joy to work with; adaptable to the needs of the day and really efficient. He went above and beyond what we expected of him. We could not recommend more!
Katie
Katie E. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer!!

Tom is a Fantastic, attentive, friendly photographer, with a brilliant eye for detail. He captured our day perfectly, from the couple shots to the guest photos, everything we asked for and more!
Jammie
Jammie Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Captivating Fun for All!


Working with Tom was an absolute pleasure. He had a warm and friendly demeanor that immediately put us at ease. Throughout the process, they were attentive, responsive and genuinely cared about capturing our vision. On the wedding day, they seamlessly blended into the background, allowing us to enjoy our day while capturing the most beautiful shots. The final photos are a testament to his talent and artistry. Every photo is filled with love, laughter and the special moments that made our day so memorable.
Melissa
Melissa C. Sent on 23/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Melissa Heywood

Tom was amazing from start to finish. We were drawn to his amazing candid and beautiful photography style and we are so over the moon we chose him for our wedding. Tom made everyone feel at ease on our big day, we never felt like a camera was in our face or overwhelmed at all, he was a great addition to our guests! He was involved from start to finish and has captured the most beautiful, perfect pictures for which we can't thank him enough. We would highly recommend Tom to anyone who is planning their wedding.
Daneka
Daneka S. Sent on 21/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos I will cherish forever

Thank you so much for your photography skills! I would highly recommend. You maintained ultimate professionalism and made us feel very comfortable which reflects in all of the photos !
Jodie
Jodie Sent on 18/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best of the best

Had an issue with a previous photographer so took to Hitched to find an alternative. Came across Tom and got in touch. From first instance, I knew he would be a great match for us - he was organised, efficient and lovely to work with. We had a quick zoom call before the big day to go over some points and gather together a photo list. On the day, he arrived promptly and first spent some time with myself and the girls getting ready before getting pictures of the boys and the venue. He then came back to me for my dress reveal. Tom was just brilliant, barely knew he was there at times - just naturally taking pictures as things happened, rather than loads of posed shots. He caught the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception perfectly and the photographs are honestly stunning. I couldn’t recommend Tom enough - thank you!
Darrell
Darrell L. Sent on 19/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Lamb wedding 15/10/22

Tom went above & beyond every requirement we asked of him from our first meeting to the actual wedding day was perfect. He took 2600 pictures on the day & the hardest problem we are having is to choose which are the best as they are all amazing. We would highly recommend Tom to anyone he is a superstar x
Steph
Steph Sent on 01/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great to work with

Tom was very professional, arriving at the scheduled time and very good with the excited children (and their balloons!). He also sent our edited pictures in record time, which was refreshing following our last experience with photographers. Will definitely recommend Tom's services to intending couples.
Paul
Paul Sent on 30/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, thank you!

Can't thank Tom enough for the amazing work he did for us: he understood perfectly that for us it was about capturing moments and emotions, not just material to share. He was with us even before the big day, explaining and throwing in ideas that were spot-on! On the day he did exactly what we hoped: captured the feelings, mood (and silliness occasionally!) of our families and friends - Isabel and I look back at the pics and actually see how we felt!

Great work Tom, can't recommend you enough! Thank you!
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Tom Groves Photos Real Weddings

Laura & Fraser
93 photos · 22/10/2023
Autumn & Dom
61 photos · 26/08/2023
Samantha & Matthew
69 photos · 20/08/2023
Sophie & Oliver
152 photos · 13/08/2023
Matt & Philippa
75 photos · 12/08/2023
Isabelle & James
99 photos · 05/08/2023

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