bomknights

wedding photography for people who don’t like posing for pictures

A bride and groom celebrate their wedding at merrydale manor wedding venue in cheshire. Photographed by Manchester based documentary wedding photographer bomknights photography using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

Forget posing for pictures;

Go enjoy your wedding;

Relaxed Wedding Photography across Manchester, Cheshire & the rest of the UK;

A bride laughing after falling out of a wheelbarrow during a wedding wheelbarrow race in the peak district. Photographed by Manchester based documentary wedding photographer bomknights photography using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

Hello I’m Paul, a Documentary Wedding Photographer based in Manchester & Cheshire, actually…..

I’m not a

Wedding Photographer

Bored of seeing samey wedding pictures? Want something a bit more you? Sick of pictures of couples looking AAF? I’m here to shake shit up…to give you something that isn’t boring or average or staged or stiff.

Welcome to your very own personal wedding story.

A manchester based wedding photographer enjoying some drinks with wedding guests during a beautiful destination wedding in lake como, italy. Photographed by Manchester based documentary wedding photographer bomknights photography using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

Think of me as a professional wedding guest

……..who also happens to be a photographer. I fit in to your day like any other guest and give you a personal account of your wedding, full of real memories a normal wedding photographer doesn’t have access to.

A gallery full of memories of your day - no bull.


A romantic first dance moment between a bride and groom during a lovely outdoor wedding on the shore of lake como during the summer. Photographed by Manchester based documentary wedding photographer bomknights photography using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

Why me?

> Internationally acclaimed specialist documentary wedding photographer..

> Experience, I’ve been doing this for a long time! You’re in very safe hands.

> A completely relaxed approach. It’s like not having a photographer at your wedding, be yourselves, enjoy your day.

> I'm with you all day and night, you won’t catch me running away as soon as your first dance has finished.

> I photograph weddings anywhere, for anyone. Big weddings, small weddings it doesn’t matter to me, people matter to me.

> No need for awkward smiles or poses, honest…relax enjoy your day.

> No bullshit, no flannel, no false promises - real memories of your day, with you all looking happy as lambs, or happy people, or anything else happy!


Need some more reasons?

…because your Wedding is going to be fun

Bride and groom playing party games and having a wheelbarrow race during their lovely rustic DIY marquee wedding in the Peak District . Photographed by Manchester based documentary wedding photographer bomknights photography using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

…and full of celebration

Bridesmaids enjoying a wedding breakfast entrance during a fun wedding at shrigley hall wedding venue in Macclesfield. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

…and you want real emotion

An emotional groom sees his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle at mere court wedding venue in Cheshire. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

…you’re going to party until you drop

A very drunk groom at the end of the night after an amazing outdoor luxury wedding on the shore of lake como in italy. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

….you want a photographer who’s invested in your memories and you

When your photographer turns up the day before your wedding, helps you all set your entire marquee, then comes to the pub with you the night before so he can get to know everyone, he spends your wedding day celebrating with you like a friend you’ve known for years and you don’t even feel like you’re having your picture taken at all...THENNNNNN gives you an incredible set of pictures that make you cry with happiness, that’s when you know you’ve booked the best photographer ever!

This guy is one in a million!!!
— Bride & Groom

…your evening is going to be rather fun

A bride dancing with her bridesmaids during her evening party at great john street hotel wedding venue in manchester city centre. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

….and you want genuine moments

A very excited and nervous bride walks down the aisle before getting married at arlington ballroom in leigh-on-sea. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

….because you want memories

The best wedding moment during a first dance outside on the shore of lake como in italy, a beautiful romantic ceremony followed by live music under the stars with fine wine and dancing until late in the evening, it was a very special and luxurious destination wedding in italy. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

…..not set up ones

Fantastic summer wedding at colshaw hall wedding venue in knutsford, cheshire. Bride and groom share a moment of love on the dancefloor. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

…because you want a full story

from morning

A beautiful bride having her make-up touched up before getting married at st clement dance church in London city centre. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

…until the last song of the night

A wedding guest partying during a city centre wedding in the heart of manchester, UK. As a documentary wedding photographer I feel it is important to stay with a wedding all day and night so a couple can have wedding photos to look back on that tell the whole story of a wedding day. Photographed by manchester based relaxed documentary wedding photographer bomknights, using a fujifilm xpro2 camera and fuji 18mm prime lens.

….you want to see how everyone else felt too

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….memories of you having the time of your lives

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….and you absolutely, positively, most definitely do not want to spend any of your day posing for pictures while the rest of your guests drink all your prosecco!


I’m glad you’re not like a photographer, you really have been like one of the family. We’ve loved having you here with us, thanks so much man, everyone loved you!! Our pictures are pretty good too....joking they’re fucking amazing !!!!!!!
— Groom

This is a sample sneak peek I put together for every couple as a teaser while I’m still working on their full set of memories. Press play and enjoy the slideshow below. Make sure you turn the volume up.


How much do I cost?

What do you get?

How do I book this guy?

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Please be aware, 2019 is pretty much fully booked, 2020 is almost 70% full and prime dates for 2021 are going fast. If you want to secure your date I do require a £300 retainer, I cannot hold dates for couples without this due to the number of inquiries I receive.

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If you’d rather have a quick chat you can call me on 07702 139570


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