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 local  wedding photographers? If so congratulations (You’ve come to the right place!) Please take a moment to crank up your screen brightness (if viewing on mobile) and learn more about my style of wedding photography below.

Wedding Art

ring shot in a flower



& memories

Natural storytelling

a creative approach to wedding photography

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.

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’s defined my style as a creative wedding photographer over the last 14 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 (like me) you’re not a huge fan of having your photograph taken but would still want the best memories & photographs from the day,  then choosing a photographer you’re comfortable with is crucial. I stay clear of anything cheesy or cliché and avoid overly staged photos.

The couples who entrust me to document their wedding day are those who appreciate a natural approach but also crave something truly unique and creative. If you’re drawn to artistic photographs infused with style and flair, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn more!

Belvoir Castle Wedding

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)

Two Professional Photographers

Opting for two professional photographers offers numerous advantages. With only one photographer, there’s a risk of missing important moments since I can only be in one place at a time. Having two photographers ensures comprehensive coverage of your day, capturing moments from both perspectives, which enriches the storytelling of your special day

A dual-photographer approach guarantees a higher quantity of photographs, allowing for a more diverse collection. It also enables us to easily capture those wow shots under varying lighting conditions, ensuring we seize every opportunity for exceptional imagery. Therefore, having two photographers presents an excellent opportunity to ensure the fullest and finest coverage of your wedding day.

Unique Wedding Photography in Nottingham & Derby

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

Nottingham Wedding



I’ve been a Nottingham wedding photographer for the past 14 years. Over those years I’ve captured some great weddings at some stunning venues in and around the Nottinghamshire area, including:

Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey, Belvoir Castle, Hodsock Priory, Harlaxton Manor, Stapleford Park, The Old Vicarage, Prestwold Hall, Norwood Park, Swancar Farm, Hazel Gap Barn, Colwick Hall, Thrumpton Hall, The Pumping house, Kelham 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 feel privileged to have capture some beautiful stories with couples outside of the Midlands, in cities such as London & Manchester, as well as international destinations like Budapest.

For those planning a wedding abroad who prefer the touch of a UK photographer, please feel free to get in touch. I am always delighted to discuss and accommodate overseas weddings.

Derby Wedding Photographer



Being on the Nottingham/Derby boarder means I’m within easy reach of some great Derbyshire wedding venues, Including:

Peak Edge Hotel, Yeldersley Hall, Grangefields, Shottle Hall, Alrewas Hayes, Blackbrook House, The West Mill, Calke Abbey, Breadsall Priory, Haarlem Mill, Tissington Hall, Locko Park, Stretton Manor Barn & Alfreton Hall. 

Are you looking for a Wedding Photographer in Derby? Get in touch to arrange a chat.

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P: 07855 036209


Crown St, Hucknall,
Nottingham, NG15 7SW

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