I’ve been lucky enough to photograph fabulous couples at wonderful venues. Here’s what some have said about me….
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Laura and Chris – Bury Court Barn
My husband, Chris and I got married last August In the Barn at Bury Court. When we initially viewed the venue, there were some photo albums that local photographers had left there. My eye was instantly drawn to Guy’s work. It looked so beautiful and really captured what looked like such a magical day. I knew instantly then that I wanted him to be our photographer. During the whole process, Guy managed to make us feel at ease. My husband doesn’t like having his photo taken but Guy has a wonderful way about him and manages to make you feel so comfortable. We discussed beforehand what type of photos we wanted and Guy got it spot on! On the day, he felt more like a friend than the photographer. I have a rather large family and it would have been so easy to get swept up in the endless posed family photos but Guy took charge of the situation in a kind yet focused way so there was no standing around for hours with 2nd cousins and Great Aunties taking pictures. He truly is a one of a kind at what he does. He makes you feel like you are the best couple he has ever worked with. We honestly had such a laugh with him and it felt like we had known him for years. If he hadn’t been taking our pictures I would have asked for someone to set a place up for him at the table.
Thanks so much Guy. We love our pictures and still can’t stop looking at them 8 months later. They capture what was the best day of our lives. Thanks to you, we get to re-live it perfectly every time we see them.
Laura and Chris x
Katie and Taylor – Bloomsbury House
Planning a destination wedding in London from the States comes with its own unique set of challenges and worries, but from the moment we did our first Skype chat with Guy a month prior to our wedding, we knew we were in good hands. Not only is Guy and amazing photographer, he’s also just incredible fun to be around. We had a small wedding – 20 people including us – made up of our closest friends and family, and Guy fit with the group perfectly. No one wanted him to leave at the end of the night. We thought the hugs would never end!
Guy captured our day in a way no one else could – the laughs, the tender moments, the Facetime chats with friends back home who couldn’t make it. Every time we look at our photos we’re able to relive every moment from our day. We can’t wait to get back to London and ring Guy for a proper pint. He’s incredible. Book him. You certainly won’t regret it.
Jo and Jamie – The Barn at Bury Court
Choosing Guy as our photographer was the easiest decision we had to make for our wedding. We took one look at his portfolio and knew instantly that his style of photography was exactly what we were after so booked him pretty much directly after booking our venue.
On the day, Guy made everyone he came into contact with feel completely comfortable and at ease, joining in with a few jokes and so ensuring that all of the photos were natural and free from awkward smiles and poses. He was so unobtrusive that a few of our friends thought we hadn’t bothered with a photographer and yet he captured every moment! We trusted that he’d take the best shots possible to represent our day and we weren’t disappointed.
We are absolutely thrilled with the final photos and can’t stop looking at them! All of the shots show our wedding guests naturally and encapsulate some of their personality which is priceless in a photograph. Our family and friends are big fans of the photos too – several friends are now keen to book Guy for their upcoming weddings! We know many people who have said that they regretted their choice in photographer for their wedding so we’re loving sitting there smugly with our beautiful photos which speak loudly for themselves.
Rachael and Joel – Lains Barn
If you are reading this because you are trying to decide whether to use Guy or not, let me make it perfectly clear for you… Just book him. Stop reading this and do it now! You will not regret it. You have probably seen the photos on his site which speak for themselves (and 1000 words). So there is really no reason for you to not use him, however if you need more clarification, keep reading…
Guy was actually recommended to me by another photographer who does product shots for our website. When he said to speak to Guy Collier because he is “very good”, I immediately knew that he would be excellent. Having such a review from someone who produces breath-taking work themselves was all we needed as far as testimonials were concerned. I also dabble with photography myself, and I think I’ve got to the stage where I can tell what’s good quality work and what’s not – even if I can’t quite reproduce it myself!
We originally set a budget for a photographer, and I must admit Guy’s prices were higher than we planned to pay. But one look through his blog will show you that you get what you pay for and more. His work is stunning. If National Geographic shot a wedding, the images would look like his. I actually called them to see if they wanted to shoot ours. They said they didn’t. Their loss!
We spoke to Guy and told him what we wanted. Documentary style photography and a few group shots to keep the oldies happy. We didn’t want the photos (or photographer) to take over, which has happened to so many of the weddings I’ve been to this year. Guy is down to earth and approachable. In fact it was just like having one of your mates taking the photos. It was nice because my actual mates were stood around drinking beers and fraternising instead of ushering, but what can you do!
The whole process was perfectly laid back and relaxed, which of course translates to the pictures. Guy is somehow able to blend into the background of the day so he is able to get the most perfect candid shots but he also gets involved in the conversations and adds to the day. I don’t think you can really ask for more than that. He is also great at making peoplelook their best, and manages to avoid those rabbit in the headlights style photos when the photographer says to “act natural”!
The photos of the day are beautiful, and so much more than we could have hoped for. The feedback we’ve had from everyone agrees that he captured the spirit of the day in its entirety. Guy is going to be recommended by me to ANYONE who asks for a wedding photographer.
Jen and Andy – Bury Court Barn
Guy….it’s really hard to write an email that describes just how utterly bowled over we are by the photos.
We saw your email on my phone when we were in the car on the way home from the airport (brilliant timing!) and we decided to wait to look at the blog on a proper screen so we could really enjoy looking at them together. That was a seriously long journey home! We literally dumped our suitcases in the hallway and then spent the next hour looking at the photos again and again.
We had already congratulated ourselves when we were away on picking the best photographer ever (even before we’d seen any of the photos!). You were a true professional, and the best decision we made relating to the wedding was to choose you. It honestly felt like we had one of our friends with us all day long, and we both said how when you left it felt really strange, like a friend leaving the party early!
You completely understood what we wanted and everything you have captured is just absolutely beautiful. It felt like we were reliving every moment of the wedding day again and was really emotional to look at them. THAT photo with the stormy clouds behind is just incredible! But they are all exquisite in their own right.
Thank you so, so much. We really cannot express our gratitude to you enough. Never change the day job!
And yes, you have definitely done us proud! 🙂
Jen and Andy xxx
George and Marie – Edinburgh
If you want a set of wedding photographs featuring a host of posed shots, guests grouped by Bride and Groom, family and work, then Guy is not for you.
If you want someone who captures the attendance, rather than the atmosphere of the day, then Guy is not for you.
If you want someone who follows the bride throughout the day, shows all his subjects in a natural, relaxed poses and manages to capture the atmosphere of your most special day, then Guy is most definitely the photographer for your wedding.
From following the preparations of Marie and her bridesmaids, to capturing the guests as they arrived and mingled, throughout the preparations for the ceremony and until the early dances after the wedding breakfast, Guy managed to achieve near-invisibility as he circulated unobtrusively throughout the day’s proceedings. The resulting set of photographs have provided us with a priceless record of the day and a style of photographs that is very personal. The few posed shots were of the happy couple and their parents; these were conducted with minimum fuss and yielded lovely results.
Thank you, Guy, for flying north the morning after the wedding the day before and for providing a very special set of photographs that doesn’t just bring a tear to our eyes, but has attracted wide acclaim, with some being used by the venue, the florist and the dressmaker to show their services in the very best light. Guy, you and your work formed a very important part not only of our day, but of our lives to come. Thank you.
Vicki and James – Gate Street Barn
Having just celebrated out first anniversary we have been reflecting on our wedding day and whether looking back we would do anything differently. One thing that we completely agree on is that Guy Collier as our photographer was the best decision we ever made. Upon announcing our engagement we were immediately besieged with countless offers from many aspiring photographer friends to capture our day – whilst extremely kind and of course a cheap option, having seen the results from similar set ups at other weddings that we had attended, we were adamant that such an important job should not be performed by an amateur.
Our search for the right photographer was initially a long and arduous task where we looked through examples of different photographers’ work that all contained the same staged photographs. Feeling somewhat despondent we turned to our wedding venue, Gate Street Barn, for advice and one of their recommendations was Guy Collier – the minute we saw Guy’s portfolio we fell in love with the high quality and easy style of his photography, where no pictures appeared staged and each image was captured so clearly, intimately and accurately that we were immediately transported into the moment. This was without a doubt the photographer for us and full of nerves that he might not be available I sent Guy a message and was overjoyed when he accepted our request to capture our day. The booking process was straightforward and easy thanks to Guy’s exceptional communication and we were then able to relax confident in the knowledge that we had found the right photographer for us.
On the day we hoped for good quality photographs capturing all of our memories – the service we received from Guy far exceeded our expectations! Guy’s warm and fun personality made him a pleasure to have around and the way he engaged with all members of the wedding party and guests resulted in the most wonderful natural photos that captured each individual present to absolute perfection. Guy caught every moment throughout the day and fitted in perfectly, never intruding or imposing and maintaining absolute professionalism at all times. Our favourite part of the service that Guy offered was the blog that he sent through a few days after the wedding that not only gave us an insight into the wonderful photos he had taken but also captured our special day perfectly in words. The final edit of photos was amazing and the slideshows Guy produced were an added bonus.
Thanks to Guy we have had our wedding most beautifully captured and we cannot thank him enough for being part of our day and for being instrumental in making it so wonderful! We highly recommend him because he is an extremely talented photographer who offers a bespoke and unique service that reflects every need and desire.
Kelly and Dillon – Loseley Park
What a guy (potential pun intended)
Your wedding photography is the documentation of the best day of your life and as a newly-wed I understand the angst that you might feel when choosing the photographer to take on this mammoth task. From the day we met Guy we totally trusted him. We had that ‘gut-feel’ and he did not let us down. We couldn’t have asked for more. He arrived early on our wedding day and just got on with it. He had great banter with the groomsmen and the ability to become a fly on the wall whilst the bridal party had ‘a moment’. His skills to blend into the background but bring his huge personality to our day actually amazed me. Guy just ‘got it’ and helped us to relax and enjoy the day without any worries. … But this was just the beginning! We received a beautiful blog post dedicated to us on our honeymoon, giving us a sneak peek at the goods to come. When the photos arrived they were everything we dreamt of and more. Our friends and family all commented that they had never seen such amazing photography and we will treasure the captions of the best day of our lives forever. Thanks so much Guy. You’re a legend x
Thanks again. We truly would recommend you to EVERYONE!
Kelly and Dillan x
Bex and Ryan – Bury Court
We booked Guy after seeing his pictures through our venue. We instantly loved his pictures- they captured everyone’s emotions in the most natural way. There were no forced photos yet he still managed to get everyone and you could get a feel for the whole day.
We skyped Guy and knew he would be our perfect photographer. A genuine man, who felt like he was a friend. Laughing everytime we spoke/exchanged emails we would have invited him to the wedding regardless of whether we liked his work! He was extremely professional and helpful. I was clueless with a what to do planning wedding and he would answer any question, and we were probably a complete pain to him living in Glasgow and having two young children so needed to Skype late when they were asleep, and the morning of the wedding was rather hectic. It was never too much to ask and we are super grateful for that.
On the day he was brilliant. Of course everything you would expect, well dressed, on time etc but also you didn’t notice him (in the nicest possible way!) he mingled with guests when he needed to and have a good laugh with them, kept away when he needed to. From a couple that never have photos taken (and Bex particularly not so keen) he made us feel so relaxed the whole day.
We are so, so happy with our photos, and feel so pleased with everything. We would recommend him a thousand times over. A lovely, lovely man, and a brilliant photographer who has helped us remember our special day in the best way possible so thank you!
We are so so happy. Thanks, love The Wilson’s.
Anna and John – Pembroke Lodge
Choosing Guy to be our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions that we made in the run-up to our big day at Pembroke Lodge in September 2014. The photos are the perfect reflection of the happiest day of our lives.
From the moment Guy arrived at my hotel room on the morning of the wedding through to the church ceremony and onto our wedding reception, he captured the emotion of the day: happy tears, warm smiles and uncontrollable laughter. I look at the photos and I am transported back to each moment of the day.
What sets Guy apart is his love of weddings. It isn’t just a job for him. His photography reflects the style of each and every couple and wedding that he captures.
His photography isn’t intrusive but he effortlessly becomes one of your guests- mingling and capturing their experience of the day in addition to the experience of the bride and groom…He has a wicked laugh and sense of humour too!
We couldn’t be happier that we have the photos we do and would highly recommend Guy to anyone and everyone!
Emily and Pete – Surrey
We first met Guy at a friend’s wedding and as soon as we got engaged we knew we had to have him as our photographer. We asked him before we set the date!
Guy puts everyone at ease (especially the bride who hates having her photograph taken). We laughed from the moment he arrived and we were never aware of him ‘working’, he just became a part of our wedding.
His photographs perfectly captured the intimacy, the emotion and the beauty of that perfect winter’s day. We will treasure them forever!
Heather and Pat – Hampshire
Guy was fantastic from start to finish. He kept in touch leading up to the wedding, and guided us through the whole day without being intrusive in any way. As a result, he knew exactly what we were looking for. His photos captured an incredibly special day for us, and remain a constant reminder of the unique memories, which we can treasure forever. His photography is stunning, and made us a very happy couple. Thanks for everything.
Sarah and John – Wasing Park
Genuine, professional and specialist are three words we would use to describe Guy. From the moment John and I had our first consultation with Guy we knew he was the right wedding photographer for us.
We knew exactly what we wanted and that was not the standard wedding shots of the bride, groom and their guests posing within an inch of their life! We wanted the really true moments to be caught and frozen in time through the art of imagery. Guy caught every moment and the complete feel and atmosphere of the whole day. This was all done in a very laid back and unobtrusive style, just what we wanted.
We cannot recommend Guy more highly. He has left us with an unbelievably beautiful and true reminiscence of one of the best days of our lives.
Thank you Guy
Sarah and John x
Kerry and Craig – Sopley Mill
It was a true pleasure to have Guy photograph our special day and from the off, he felt more like a good friend or guest than our photographer! Kerry and bridesmaids had great laughs with him while getting ready as he made them feel at ease throughout. It was so lovely to be able to enjoy our day, knowing that Guy was snapping away without any intrusion at all. The end results are stunning and we are so so pleased that we spent the extra on Guy, we could not be more pleased with our gorgeous photographs. Now we just have the difficult decision of making our final selection of photographs for our album! Guy was the perfect photographer for our perfect day.
Maruska and Chris – West Sussex
Our photographer Guy was a master at work. As you know, your wedding photographs are the most precious memorabilia from your wedding day and Guy did ours the most incredible justice. From the minute Guy started working he told the story of our day so well, even moments that told the story of the day for my husband and I personally along with special moments that reminded us of special laughs, Guy captured them all.
This is, in our opinion, a true talent and art. The were even shots taken that I wondered how Guy had taken them, as I had no memory of him being there! He floated around the day silently and yet created an album for us that speaks volumes. From the parts of the day that I do remember seeing Guy, he was skilled at putting us at ease throughout our personal photographs and his professional manner shone throughout. We feel privileged to have found him and may he create many more stories for more couples to come……………..Thank you!!
Maruska and Chris x
Emily and Brandon – Danbury
Our wedding day was a dream come true, and every time we look back over the beautiful moments Guy captured we are instantly transported to that moment in time – Ah Butterflies! Guy managed to combine a truly awesome mix of blending into the background which allowed us to relax and be ourselves, whilst also bringing his wicked sense of humour to the day.
We feel so lucky we found Guy and we can’t recommend him enough to anyone considering book him. I wish we could do it all over again.
E & B x
Aimee and Steve – Bury Court Barn
We had the most incredible and magical wedding day and it had been so wonderful looking through your photos as you really managed to capture the spirit of the day. Thank you for your kind words too. It is like having a magical window where we can always look to remember the feelings and emotional of such a wonderful time of our lives. Thank you for giving us that, we will be forever grateful.
It was so lovely having you as part of our day and you were so amazing at keep everything on track and keeping everyone calm. We really couldn’t have asked for more.
We cannot wait to share the photos with our family and friends.
Emma and Paul – Gaynes Park
Our wedding photos were one of our priorities. They tell the story of your special day as you can capture in one shot what it takes 100 words to describe. When we found Guy, looking through his work was without doubt the best wedding photography we had ever seen.
We were so excited to meet you Guy & on our day we truly felt like you were an old friend, instantly warming to one another. A true professional, with the calm & relaxed manner you have, you instantly make everybody at ease. It was such a pleasure to get to know you. Guy you take the most amazing photos, our day completely told in a story of shots, every emotion & expression caught to perfection. It is a true gift you have, such a talented eye. Our treasured photos shall be with us forever, tears fall from our eyes every time we look through them all, you truly made our day complete.
We wish you all the luck & happiness in the world Guy, you are a lovely man x
Emma & Paul Wilson xxx
Sue and Steve – West Sussex
Wow, we are just lost for words, we never expected so many photos to be edited and shared with us so soon, it’s been such a wonderful surprise. Not to mention how lovely they all are, we just love the mix of beautiful posed shots and the many genuine and fun candid moments that you captured of everyone. Fabulous!
We can’t thank you enough for being part of our day, you put me right at ease from the start of the day getting ready (nothing like a bit of cheeky banter!) and were a joy to pose for after the ceremony, getting those essential shots in a really short amount of time so we could get to spending time with our family and friends at the reception.
Everyone has already been commenting on how brill the photos are.
Keep in touch
Sue & Steve xx
Sophie and Sean – Surrey
We wanted to thank you for taking such marvellous photos of our big day. You said you’d ‘document the day’ and that’s exactly what you did. Looking back at them now, we can feel every emotion we felt on the day, and everyone else’s, which is just so brilliant! You made us feel completely at ease from the pre-wedding shoot and throughout the wedding day, from breakfast to the first dance – you were like an old chum! We’ll be recommending you as life coach, nerve-smasher and of course, top class photographer to all of our friends in the future.
For now, we’ll continue to swoon over all the other weddings you capture, and follow you closely on Instagram 😉
Sophie and Sean x
Susan and Tim – Gate Street Barn
Thank you for capturing our day so beautifully. Every time we revisit the photos, we relive the day and the wonderful memories. The excitement, the nerves, the fun, the tears. Thanks for making us feel so relaxed and at ease – we felt you were a friend with us every step of the way and were only sad when you had to leave after the first dance…!
We now have some special photos with our family and friends which we will treasure forever. Thank you for everything.
Susan and Tim xx
Chrissie and Will – Gloucestershire
We just wanted to thank you properly, now that we’ve come back down to earth, for taking such beautiful photos of our wedding.
We’d put our hearts and souls into making it a day to remember, and your shots captured every moment perfectly. So many of our guests have commented on how unobtrusive you were. Your skill and attention to detail shows through in every shot, and these photos will be one of our most treasured possessions for the rest of our lives.
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you from start to finish; you put us at ease at every step and the results are stunning. We’ll continue to pass your details on to anyone who’ll care to listen and hopefully see you at another wedding one day!
Will and Chrissie
Abbey and Anthony – Gate Street Barn
When we first started organising our wedding, we knew that photographs would be one of the most important things for us. We would look back on them for years to come – so selecting a photographer to capture these memories was a really big decision.
From the start we knew we wanted something ‘non-traditional’. Something a bit different – but ‘good’ different…
We met Guy (and his rather lovely cat) at his home about a year before our wedding and felt instantly welcomed and at ease. This, along with his amazing ability to capture every moment so beautifully was one of the reasons we chose him as our wedding photographer. And we weren’t disappointed.
There were more than a few friends and family members who were nervous about being photographed on the day (us included). But from the moment he arrived, Guy made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. There were so many moments throughout the day when we forgot he was actually there. But he definitely was, and we are so thrilled with the moments that Guy captured.
We’ve spent many hours looking at Guy’s photographs and sharing them with friends and family – something we’ll ever get bored of doing! We particularly enjoy looking at the parts of the day that we missed, but that were so carefully recorded by Guy.
Organising a wedding can be so much fun but also hard work. There are so many things to organise it can feel overwhelming at times. We could not recommend Guy enough – if you’re looking to tick ‘photographer’ off your list, look no further!
Sammy and Jess – Wiltshire
Guy, what can we say……do you like our photographs? We had an amazing photographer….
There are not many strangers you meet that after a drink and chat you feel that you’ve known for ages. That’s how we felt after meeting you. Finding that in the person capturing the memories of our special day was just amazing.
We both cannot thank you enough. The photographs are just phenomenal and everyone commented on what a great ‘Guy’ you were (sorry, we couldn’t resist!).
All our love, Sammy and Jess
Ellie and Chris – The Great Barn at Aynho
Where to begin? From the moment we entered your house we knew we wanted you to photograph our wedding. You were so warm and creative and we knew as soon as we booked you that you would do an amazing job for us……and you didn’t disappoint!!!
Your calm and funny personality helped to ensure the morning of the wedding was totally stress-free and enjoyable for all of us – it’s a real skill to be able to keep five women happy when you are taking pictures of them pre-make-up!!!!
For the entire day you were unobtrusive, skilled and a pleasure to be around.
Then we saw the photos…..WOW! Your knowledge of angles and natural light is exceptional and you captured the essence of our day with expertise. Thank you. We have had so many compliments about how beautiful and natural the photos are and even Chris, who hates his photo being taken, felt very at ease in front of you and your lens!
Guy, you are a true find, a skilled professional and a lovely man. I can’t thank you enough for the memories you have given us of our day and when I look at our lovely photos not only will I remember how perfect the day was, but I’ll also remember how perfect you were too.
All our thanks Guy, Mr and Mrs D x
Claire and Andy – Bury Court Barn
For the world’s most fabulous wedding photographer – Guy.
I am not quite sure where to start with our thank you. From the moment we met Guy some 12 months before our wedding we knew he was pretty special.
We were keen to find a photgrapher that ticked quite a few boxes – someone who knew our venue “The Barn at Bury Court”, someone “nice & easy going” who would get along with us, our family and friends (we have experienced the wedding photographer from hell), someone we trusted who wouldn’t let us down, someone who takes “amazing” photos, someone who favours the natural/reportage type shots rather than staged false shots and someone who would really capture the spirit of our day. Guy did all these things and a little bit more.
Myself, my husband, our family and friends have been totally blown away by photos from our wedding day. Not only just by the quality (which is superb) but by the way Guy totally caputured the emotion of our day, right from the very start (my laughter walking down the aisle!)
The memories Guy has captutred will stay with us forever. Not only that, but it was also a pleasure to get to know such a talented and genuine person. I literally cannot recommend him highly enough.
Good luck Guy in all you, and to future brides & grooms using Guy as your photographer – you lucky things!
From the world’s most (still) smiliest bride – Claire Coussins
Kayleigh and Dave – Sorrento
It’s difficult to put into words to explain just how pleased Dave and I are with our beautiful wedding photographs. As soon as we saw your impressive portfolio on your website we immediately knew we wanted you to photograph our special day and were so thrilled that you were available to join us in Sorrento to capture our wedding.
Friends, family and even complete strangers have all complimented us on our stunning photographs and we’ve had countless comments on the fantastic quality of the photographs.
On the day you were fantastic; friendly, calming, and unobtrusive, everything we were looking for in a photographer. It meant a lot to us that you were as equally wowed as us by our venue; out of all our guests your reaction has to be the best! We were so pleased we decided to go into the town to have more photographs taken; these have turned out to be our favourite shots.
You have captured the light, colours and detail so brilliantly; all these qualities have helped to convey our very special wedding in Sorrento. Your work has totally exceeded our expectation and we honestly, could not have asked for anything more. We will treasure the photographs you have taken for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much Guy.
Kayleigh & Dave
Carly and Ali – Bury Court Barn
Thanks so much for the wonderful photos of our wedding – the results are astounding.
We absolutely wanted to avoid staged, drawn out photographs that fail to communicate what really went on the day. Your approach to photography couldn’t be further from that and your images truly capture the heart and soul of what, for most people, is one of the happiest days of their lives.
It goes without saying that technically and creatively your work is superb, but what really struck us was your real gift for making people feel at ease around you and in front of the camera, and that goes such a long way to getting a set of pictures that stand the test of time.
We’ve received nothing but praise for your work from our friends and family. Thank you for making such a huge difference to our day and we wish you the greatest success in the future.
Carly & Ali
Claire and Neil – Bury Court Barn
We wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for the incredible photographs of our wedding. We really can’t thank you enough for documenting our day so well, and capturing all the special moments. And a special thanks for taking some fantastic photos of Claire’s Dad – these will be treasured forever. We’ve had so many positive comments from friends and family about them.
Thank you again – we couldn’t have wished for a more amazing document of the best day of our lives 🙂
Wendy and Rich – West Sussex
Having ‘known’ Guy for a while via Twitter and seen links to his work, I knew the quality of his photography was good. When the time came to choose a photographer for our wedding he was a one-man shortlist – all I had to do now was to hope that my convincing faith in him conveyed on the day…
Guy did not disappoint. To get to finally meet him in person was a pleasure in itself, and having someone not involved in proceedings from an emotional standpoint who was so easy to talk to was really welcome on the day – being able to have a good chat and a laugh with him before the ceremony really calmed my nerves (despite his repeated insistence that I would cry when I saw my now-wife walk up the aisle)!
When we received the pictures from Guy (which is a lovely little surprise package in itself) Wendy kept looking through them saying “I don’t remember him even being around to take that!” and “I didn’t even realise he was there then!”. The same was echoed by other guests – some of whom didn’t even realise an official photographer was there on the day, such is Guy’s style, mannerism and approach.
The photos themselves are just wonderful. We could not have hoped for a better set of memories of our special day.
One last thing: I wish I knew what he’d said to my Sister’s children to make them stand still and look at the camera – amazing!
Fran and Duncan – Bury Court Barn
The pictures are amazing and we love them so much. So many people have commented on what a fantastic photographer you are, how pretty you’ve made us all look and lots also said they hardly noticed you.
My friend Alex is in complete awe of you and Dunc and I are so happy we chose you.
You’re such a pleasure to have around and work with and we both felt so comfortable just being us around you. So thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Philli and Ally – York
We both just wanted to thank you again for agreeing to photograph our wedding. The shots are absolutely amazing and really capture the emotions of our day. We can’t stop looking at them. We’re so pleased we chose you as our photographer not only for your incredible photographs but also due to your presence on the day which we both felt was a real asset.
Obviously we’re no experts at getting married but your experience meant you were always in the right place, even if we weren’t! We weren’t alone in loving you either as most of our guests commented on how nice a bloke you are and how well your documentary approach works on the day and in the results you deliver.
Unfortunately it is with great regret that we will not be able to use you as our wedding photographer again, or we definitely would!
Phili & Ally
Gareth and Meena – Notley Abbey
Guy….think you’ve got us both lost for words…
Just wanted to say how wonderful these photos are. You have truly captured the essence of our day. We both really appreciated the way in which you were able to take such intimate photo’s without intruding into our enjoyment of every moment.
We are both incredibly happy with the results!! Thank you again!!
Gareth & Meena
Jenny and Dyfed – Gate Street Barn
We just wanted to say an enormous thank you from both of us for our photos – we got the disc at the weekend. They are absolutely gorgeous and exactly what we wanted (and I’ll slip you that £5 for being so nice about me on your blog later). Everyone has commented on how lovely they are, and I’ve already been asked for your details several times at work.
It’s a bit of a cliché but we’re so happy with the way they capture the day so perfectly – all the essential weddingy stuff, but all the little things that we might otherwise forget as well. You managed to get everything!
And thanks for being so much fun as well – I knew it was going to be a good day when Helen propositioned you five minutes in. Bryony has already told her boyfriend that you’re going to take the pics at their wedding so I’m sure we’ll see you again for another round of wedding innuendo.
Jenny and Dyf
Steph and Chris – Gaynes Park Barn, Essex
We first saw Guy’s work on a little blog called Rock My Wedding, featuring the stunning pictures of Becky and Steve. We were really inspired by the creativity and uniqueness of the wedding, but it was the effortless portrayal in Guy’s images conveying the emotion of every single moment that really impressed us. I’m not often choked by a complete strangers wedding photos, so we booked him without hesitation.
As a nervous bride and groom, we opted for an E-shoot to get acquainted with the camera a few weeks before the wedding. Not only did we get some stunning pictures from it but we had a really enjoyable day with Guy who made us feel completely at ease in front of the camera, so at ease in fact I went from nervous smile to confident smoulder in about 3 clicks of the shutter!
On the wedding day Guy was a rock. He calmed, coached and comforted us and this is credit to his years of experience and natural talent in the field. We felt like we’d known him for years and our guests were amazed by how effortlessly he blended in whilst getting to the heart of the action. His pictures tell the whole story, capturing the mood of those all important moments from preparation to first dance. We were so thrilled with our pictures when we saw them and it came as no surprise that other people loved them too. The comments from the feature on Rock My Wedding are testament to his true professionalism and the blog feature speaks for itself!
Above all Guy was not only our photographer, but friend and mentor and a true pleasure to work with.
They say a picture tells a thousand words… Guy’s tell the story of of a lifetime.
Richard and Deba – The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey
We really cannot thank Guy enough for being such a star. As a fellow photographer, my husband had him picked out as the only choice for our wedding for quite some time (in fact, as I discovered, before he had even met me!) assuring me that Guy was the only person he would trust to capture our special day. And it was without a doubt the right choice, as honestly, people still talk about how amazing our wedding pictures are now (over 6 months on!).
Our big day involved a fusion of two cultures with a civil ceremony and Nikkah, and Guy’s images captured the details of both ceremonies, and the changes of clothing and makeup that went with them, beautifully. From start to finish, he was always with me capturing all my emotions as well as the transformations I went through to help me feel like a million dollars. In fact I actually felt quite attached to him and wanted him to be everywhere I went!
Its quite strange really, but I guess I never really thought much about how important it is to have a good relationship with the photographer on your wedding day. But I now fully appreciate that, having had one that was so professional, enthusiastic, funny and who actually enjoyed the experience of the day with us. Guy’s great sense of humour and ability to work so well with my stylist was a real asset. My stylist was busy beautifying me and Guy worked not just around her, but with her. It really was a perfect combination. We loved his photojournalist approach and the way he could spot a potential image at the drop of a hat, and we were over the moon with the end result. He also made quite an impression on our guests too…they absolutely loved his down to earth character with many of them branding him as a legend!
To sum up…Guy captured an incredible range of natural emotions throughout the day, and even when we look through the photos now, its like re-living our amazing day all over again. We really cannot recommend, or thank, him enough.