Matt Selby Photography

Hey, I’m Matt Selby. I specialise in creative wedding photography. My work is nationwide but I mostly provide wedding photography in Nottingham & Derby.

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!)

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Portrait Experience

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 above all, it ensures my work stays fresh 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 10 years. I photograph many weddings in the winter where you don’t get much natural light, so having a keen understanding of artificial light is imperative.

A common phrase I often hear is that couples dont 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 vast majority of couples who hire me to capture their wedding are couples who want a piece of these wow shots. So If you like creative light, mood, drama and more importanly photographs where you’re not posing all day, then keep reading!

To get a better feel for my style of creative wedding photography hop straight into the wedding gallery.

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

Having 2 professional photographers will have many advantages. It means you could have groom prep in the morning for instance (Which again, goes to tell a better story of your day) And as I can only be in one place at one time, It enables us to capture more of your wedding as a result.

There are loads of moments throughout the day that will be photographed that could otherwise have been missed. You’ll ultimately get more photographs and furthermore, get 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 win win! Second photographers are worth their weight in gold!

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 10 years. Over those years I’ve had the privilege of capturing some great weddings at some of Nottinghams wedding venues including;

Belvoir Castle, Prestwold Hall, Norwood Park, Hazel Gap Barn, Thrumpton Hall, Swancar Farm, The Carriage Hall, Kelham House, The Old Vicarage, Colwick HallThe Nottinghamshire, The Walled Gardens, & Wollaton Hall.

UK & Destination

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

Privileged to have capture 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.

Proud to be recognised as one of the best creative wedding photographers in Nottingham.

With an ever-increasing amount of wedding photographers in Nottingham and Derby. It’s truly humbling to hear the thoughts and kind words of other photographers and suppliers in the wedding industry who consider my work to be some of the best creative wedding photography in Nottingham.

A recommended supplier across various wedding venues in Nottingham & Derby

Having worked at a lot of wedding venues in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire, I work closely with the venues & coordinators to ensure your day runs smoothly and you’re on time for meals. It’s great to form friendships with wedding venues and I’m proud to be a recommended supplier across various wedding venues in Nottingham & Derby.

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 -