Matt Selby Photography

Hi, I’m Matt Selby. I specialise in unique, visually powerful and creative wedding photography in Nottingham, Derby and the UK.

There’s a good chance you’ve landed here as you’re engaged and starting to look at wedding photographers? If so congratulations (You’ve come to the right place!)

Wedding Art

ring shot in a flower



& memories

Natural storytelling

a creative approach to your wedding photography

I’m a bit of a perfectionist and when I create portraits I like to ensure the photograph is not only well executed (from lighting to composition and emotional tone) but is also unique and hasn’t been taken by numerous other photographers. Great pride is taken in delivering unique photographs so my couples know that nobody else has the same image. For me this is super important and it ensures my work stays fresh and inventive.

Execution is also something that plays a vital role in how good a portrait can be. So many factors can contribute to a well taken photograph and light is one of them. I pay a lot of attention to light and use it in such a way it has defined my style as a creative wedding photographer over the last 12 years. Many couples today opt for a winter wedding (where you get very little daylight hours) so having a keen understanding of light is imperative (if not a bit geeky)

Something I hear a lot when talking to couples is that there’s a lot of people who dont particulary like having their photograph taken, therfore, choosing a photographer you’re comfortable with is crucial. I stay clear of anything cheesy or cliché and avoid overly staged photos.

The majority of couples who hire me to capture their wedding are those who still want their day documenting but are also keen for something a little more unique and creative. (Or one for the mantlepiece as my mum used to say) If you like artistic photographs with style and flare then keep reading!


capturing the story of your day

So it’s not all about taking the wow shots! Most of the photographs I capture will be the ones you didn’t even know I’d taken. Throughout the day I like to blend into the background and capture the story of your day unfold naturally.

Coverage: I don’t believe in leaving straight after first dance. Some of the best shots can be when guests have had a drink and they’re warming up the dancefloor! But most importantly, I like to capture the full story of your day. Rather than the last shot being on the dancefloor, nothing beats a super cool night shot to end your story on a high (A great way to end your storybook wedding album too)

You can check out more of these photographs via the candids & details gallery.

Two Professional Photographers

Despite what you may read in blogs or wedding magazines, having 2 professional photographers will bring many advantages. It means we can cover more of your day (from both sides in the morning) which goes to tell a much better story of your day. As I can only be in one place at one time, many important photographs would be missed with only a single photographer.

You’ll ultimately get more photographs and furthermore, get much better coverage of your day. It also cuts down time on the portraits with certain lighting setups (some of which wouldn’t be possible without the second photographer) so its a win win!

Unique Wedding Photography in Nottingham & Derby

“Would high recommend Matt to anybody, absolutely class!”

Nottingham Wedding

I’ve been a Nottingham wedding photographer for the past 11 years. Over those years I’ve captured some great weddings at some of Nottinghams finest wedding venues including;

Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey, The Old Vicarage, Prestwold Hall, Norwood Park, Swancar Farm, Hazel Gap Barn, Colwick Hall, Thrumpton Hall, The Carriage Hall, Kelham House.

UK & Destination

Based in the Midlands means its never too far to reach all areas of the UK.

I’m privileged to have captured some lovely stories with couples in London, Manchester, Birmingham and even as far Budapest.

If you’re planning your wedding abroad and would prefer a UK photographer do get in touch, I’m always happy to discuss overseas weddings.

Derby Wedding

Being on the Nottingham/Derby boarder means I’m within easy reach of some great Derbyshire wedding venues. Including: Peak Edge Hotel, Yeldersley Hall, Shottle Hall, Morley Hayes, Breadsall Priory, Locko Park, Horsley Lodge & Alfreton Hall. 

Are you looking for a Wedding Photographer in Derby? Drop me an email to arrange a chat.

A recommended supplier across various wedding venues in Nottingham & Derby

I work closely with the venues, coordinators/planners and other suppliers to ensure your day runs smoothly and you’re on time for meals. It’s great to form friendships with wedding venues and other suppliers as it all help to instill confidence knowing your suppliers have worked together.

If you’d like to find out more, simply send me an email with your date and arrange a time to pop into the studio for a coffee & chat in more detail.. But first, why not learn a little more about me & my style.


2018’s Best.  Nottingham Wedding Photographer – Matt Selby


2019’s Best.  Wedding Photographer Nottingham – Matt Selby


P: 07855 036 209

3 Crown St, Hucknall,
Nottingham, NG15 7SW.

- Derby & Nottingham Wedding Photographer -