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

Sports cars and the Saddleworth Hotel – glitz glitz glitz!

Sam & Adam – A glitzy sports car filled wedding at Thornham St. James church and The Saddleworth Hotel The day started with a lot of bridesmaids in the hairdressers, two Pixies and Charlene from Love Gets Sweeter Wedding films – I think we definitely covered the hair and make-up angle between us all! The boys arrived… Read more »

Sports cars and the Saddleworth Hotel – glitz glitz glitz!

Manchester Town Hall Wedding & The Black Swan, Hollins Green

Laura & David a Manchester Town Hall Wedding and Summery reception at The Black Swan, Hollins Green. Our second meeting with Laura and David was just two days before their wedding (we were both really busy!) but this turned out great as their enthusiasm and nerves for the big day were in full swing which gave… Read more »

Manchester Town Hall Wedding & The Black Swan, Hollins Green

Midland Hotel – Manchester Egyptian Wedding Party

Lulu (Walaa) & Khaled –  A Manchester Egyptian Wedding celebration at The Midland Hotel, Manchester Wedding photography. An Egyptian wedding, first for the Pixies… Now we want more Arabic weddings! Great fun and they just love having photographs too ;) Lulu and Khaled had officially tied the knot at the Egyptian Embassy in London a… Read more »

Midland Hotel – Manchester Egyptian Wedding Party

Spring Wedding at Mythe Barn, Warwickshire.

A Spring Wedding at Mythe Barn, what could be better, not much as we found out :) Kat & David met at school and the rest as they say is history :) Both originally from the Birmingham area, so a Midlands wedding was their obvious choice with Mythe Barn as one of the first venues… Read more »

Spring Wedding at Mythe Barn, Warwickshire.

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

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