Natural Documentary & Fine Art Wedding Photography Manchester and the North West


Welcome to Pixies in the Cellar, Wedding Photography Manchester

We’re Peter and Sara, professional Manchester wedding photographers. Based in Stalybridge, on the borders of four major counties which have some of the UK’s best wedding venues. Everywhere we go we find great opportunities for our unique blend of natural and fine art wedding photography. We’re more than happy to travel any distance to shoot your wedding, we like nothing more than a little jaunt to places new and exciting!

For wedding photography Manchester and beyond check out our wedding venues page for a sample of some of the amazing locations we’ve had the pleasure of photographing weddings at throughout the years. Whatever your venue there’ll be some great photo opportunities, we love every kind of venue from bold city-centre architecture to rustic-vintage weddings, country shabby-chic and everything in between.

“…that wedding is one of the most amazing I’ve seen all year. From the magnificent buildings to the tiniest details, every image is out of this world.”

Claire Gould – English Wedding Blog. Talking about Kate & Jamal’s wedding photography Manchester city centre

Our Style

Natural documentary style photographic coverage kicks off the day with bridal preparation, capturing those important details, anticipation and excitement of the big day ahead. Throughout your day we’ll unobtrusively record your day through great distinctive photography. We’ll slot in a short non-posed portrait session of just the two of you at a natural break in the day, making sure you have plenty of time to enjoy your own party. Our photographic coverage culminates shortly after your first dance, just long enough to capture some atmospheric dancing! We like to capture the essence of you, the sense of occasion and history that is your day with all your friends and family having a great time.

Two wedding photographers are perfect for full coverage, you get more angles and situations captured, not forgetting being in two places at the same time. Our wedding photography is natural documentary or reportage style coupled with our fine art style to make your bridal portrait session unique. And it’s all great fun too, especially after the odd glass of bubbly (that’s for you not us!)

Our wedding photography is featured on some of the countries best wedding blogs. We’ve achieved membership to Best of Wedding Photography, Best of British Weddings, Fearless Photographers and Junebug Weddings. Also achieving several ‘Wedding Photography Select Awards’ and have recently been featured in Your Manchester Wedding Magazine.

Please get in touch to meet up at our informal Greater Manchester cellar studio or at your home to look through a selection of complete weddings and our album selection - Folio, Jorgensen and Graphistudio wedding albums – quite possibly the best in presentation for your wedding photography.

See you soon and happy wedding planning!

Check out our wedding venue page… We’re adding to this all the time :)

Our new rustic venue ideas page for Derbyshire, mostly – based on our own search for something a bit different :)

See some bride and groom testimonials here :)


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Some of our recent blog posts

Shrigley Hall Wedding and Pott Shrigley Church

Kirsty and Paul: Pott Shrigley Church and Shrigley Hall Wedding reception in the very understated yet classic William Turner Suite (no Jonny Depp to be seen tho!). Macclesfield & Cheshire Wedding Photography We hoped the clouds would blow over in time, but even all our Pixie huffing and puffing wouldn’t blow the clouds away! This… Read more »

Shrigley Hall Wedding and Pott Shrigley Church

Mere Court Hotel Wedding, Knutsford, Cheshire.

Natalie and Nathan – A Mere Court Hotel Wedding, with helicopters! Our second visit to Mere Court Hotel this year, in fact Natalie and Nathan had spied us when we were there shooting Lorraine and Liz’s day earlier in the year! Whilst Peter was capturing the build up to the day with Natalie and her bridesmaids,… Read more »

Mere Court Hotel Wedding, Knutsford, Cheshire.

Very colourful fun filled engagement shoot in The Peak District

Green lush fields and a finale of lots of colour, a great eshoot, with Laura & Andrew :) This was one engagement shoot that we were truly looking forward to….and so were Laura and Andrew! Soon to be married in the more elegant, dark and sultry surroundings of Belle Epoque in Knutsford, they’d decided to… Read more »

Very colourful fun filled engagement shoot in The Peak District

Great John Street Hotel Wedding – Manchester City Centre

A Great John Street Hotel Wedding, Manchester City centre. Rebecca & Martin had been together for quite a few years and had two children, perfect for bridesmaid and page boy :) The whole day was spent at Great John Street Hotel, on the edge of Castlefield and Manchester City Centre. Rebecca had fallen in love… Read more »

Great John Street Hotel Wedding – Manchester City Centre

St.Helen’s Waddington & Browsholme Hall Wedding

A Browsholme Hall wedding, around Lancashire for an early May wedding featuring an iconic red Morgan sports car :) We’d been looking forward to Hye-Jin and Jonathan’s wedding all year, we love a new venue and especially one as gorgeous as Browsholme Hall and the Tithe barn. This was the first of our 2014 international flavour… Read more »

St.Helen’s Waddington & Browsholme Hall Wedding

Hyde Bank Farm & Manchester Town Hall Wedding

A Manchester Town Hall Wedding, love that gothic grandeur, then on to a great rustic countryside venue at Hyde Bank Farm it was to be a wedding day of sharp contrasts.  Emma and Chris’s wedding was great fun from start to finish. Emma was up for all sorts of creative (and documentary) photography. Emma preferred to spend… Read more »

Hyde Bank Farm & Manchester Town Hall Wedding