I’ve been lucky enough to photograph fabulous couples at wonderful venues. Here’s what they’ve said about me….
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 blog 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.
Joel (and Rachael)
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
Hayley and Luke – Gaynes Park
Guy, thank you so much again for our fantastic photos. We’re so happy with them and they capture the spirit of the day perfectly. You made the whole experience so easy for us both and we really hope we meet again someday!
Lots of love, Hayley and Luke
Hannah and Adel – Bury Court Barn
We are so pleased to have chosen Guy to be the professional photographer of our wedding. He captured all our special memories perfectly. We can’t thank you enough Guy!
Since our first meeting with Guy he put us at ease with his professionalism and down to earth nature. He thoroughly explained to us various things relating to our special day beyond photography, which proved very handy.
The weather was not the best on the day yet Guy handled this seamlessly, a true pro!
We really appreciate the top quality work Guy has done, we really didn’t notice him on the day yet he captured every single important moment. This is the best way for us to remember those memories for many years to come!
We will certainly recommend Guy for all our friends getting married and for those looking for a top notch professional photographer for other occasions!
Adel & Hannah
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 Wedding magazine 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.
Lauren and Matt – Upwaltham Barns
We cannot recommend Guy enough. He is an amazing photographer who manages to capture all the important moments, even the ones you don’t see! He also manages to put everyone at ease without trying and has given us pictures that we will treasure forever
We are so so honoured and priviledged that Guy agreed to take our pictures, our only problem now is finding another reason for him to take more!
Victoria and David – Grafton Manor
We really wanted a wedding photographer that would tell the story of our day, and Guy captured exactly that in his beautiful photos of us.
From the bright and bold pictures in our engagement shoot to the wonderful, romantic images of our wedding day I’ve been absolutely thrilled with the photos which we will keep as a memory for ever. Not only are the photos fantastic, but Guy was such a great help to have around on the day – you can tell he’s been to lots of weddings! – sharing little snippets of spot-on advice to help us get through all the formalities in the right way and at the right time.
Emma and Paul – The Tithe Barn at Ditcham
Guy, thank you so much for our wonderful wedding photos! You captured the day perfectly and we are thrilled with the results. Everyone has commented on how lovely our photos are.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Emma & Paul
Michelle and Gwil – Kirtlington Park
Gwil and I wanted to say a big thank you for capturing our wedding so wonderfully. We still can’t stop looking at our photos six months after the wedding!
Neither of us enjoy having our photograph taken so it was a real relief to find Guy – he immediately put us at ease and we knew very quickly that he would create the beautiful, natural photos we were looking for. On the day itself, Guy was great. His calming influence, sense of humour and friendly, but unobtrusive, manner meant that everyone was relaxed. He blended in effortlessly with our guests and was a true professional. For much of the time, we forgot that Guy was there so it was a lovely surprise to see some of the special moments he had captured. We were also really impressed at how well he managed the guests for the full group shot – not an easy task!
We were absolutely delighted with our photos and cannot recommend Guy highly enough. Thank you, Guy, for being the perfect photographer.
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.
Tanya and Anthony – Gate Street Barn
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Guy who fortunately was able to share our day with us. When we look back on the pictures it really makes us feel like we are there all over again and with such happy memories.
Guy got on effortlessly with everyone and made them feel special and probably a lot of the time unaware that they had been captured. We highly recommend Guy and wish him all the best with weddings ahead.
Definitely a professional, with a great sense of humour and guaranteed to leave you with the happiest memories and pictures on the most special day ever.
Victoria and Michael – Gate Street Barn
I’m not sure where to start with thanking you. Weeks on from our wedding day I’m still smiling at how stunning the photographs are. You captured the day exactly as we wanted and our guests are still commenting on how you took such great shots without them even knowing you were there. Myself, Mike, family and friends have commented on not just the quality of the photographs but how you managed to catch all the stages of our day. Our only regret is that we didn’t have you stay on a little longer in the evening to capture some of the dancing!
I’d like to also thank you for humouring the bridesmaids, managing to photograph so many of our nearest and dearest and for not making us do any silly poses. I’m not a massive fan of photos of myself but i don’t think i’ve viewed one that i didn’t like. To sum it up you did a wonderful job and we are very, very happy with the results.
We could not recommend you highly enough and would be happy to speak with any future brides to tell them to book you asap.
Victoria & Michael Davey
P.S – Hope Jess enjoyed the sweets
Cat and Matt – Rowledge and Groomes Country House
Thank you so much for being out photographer on 6th August. Our photos are fantastic and really capture the day. We just wish we could have had you stay through all of the dancing in the evening! You made us feel so comfortable and at ease and we can’t stop looking at the photos. Thanks as well for stepping in to help do up our pregnant bridesmaid’s dress!
Philippa and Billy – Gate Street Barn
Billy and I would like to say a huge thank you for our photos and capturing our wedding day so well! Everything was absolutely perfect, and we are so pleased with all of your hard work – we couldn’t have asked for more! The initial blog photos (which we sent the link around for before we went away) immediately received a lot of positive comments from family/friends who were all very impressed with your work. We were then excited to see the full photos on return from our honeymoon, and were absolutely delighted with them.
We would also just like to make a special mention of your hard work on the day, being so friendly and making us feel at ease with the camera. You worked so well with everyone, and it was great that you knew the Barn so well.
Thank you for doing a fantastic job Guy!
Philippa and Billy
Beth and Zak – The Haymarket and The Bingham
Zak and I would just like to say a huge thank you for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. We are absolutely thrilled with the photographs and can’t believe how lucky we are to have chosen you to photograph our wedding day. From the tiniest detail to the most emotional moments – you have saved it all for us to look at over and over again in the years to come.
In addition to taking such wonderful photographs of the day you were supportive, unobtrusive and an excellent weather man! You managed to sort out the hiccups in the running order of the ceremony whilst making me feel utterly relaxed in front of the camera which I barely noticed was there. We all thought you were brilliant – not to mention being chief clutch bag finder!
The results speak for themselves and we can not recommend you highly enough.
Thank you so much.
Beth & Zak x
Sara and Matt – St Mary’s Chiddingfold and Gate Street Barn
Choosing the right photographer was very important for us both – neither of us enjoy having our photo taken (particularly when it involves lots of standing around!) and I tend to cringe at most pictures I see of me!
From the moment we met Guy we were put at ease and even after a few minutes we felt more than confident in his ability to capture our wedding day for us and most importantly that we would be happy to have him around on the big day!
As we expected Guy was fantastic on the day – so many of our friends commented on how calm and easy going Guy was and that unlike other wedding photographers he blended in to the crowd and was not intrusive at all.
When we arrived back from honeymoon we couldn’t wait to see the photos and we are absolutely delighted with the results. As many of his other clients have said – Guy really managed to capture the story and emotion of the day and the photos are something we will treasure forever.
Thank you so much!
Sara and Matt Holliday
Jenny and Matt – Bramley and Gate Street Barn
When we were looking for a photographer for our wedding we started with the recommended list from the reception venue, Gate Street Barn. Guy’s work immediately stood out. We loved the natural, story-telling approach he used, and the emotions seemed to be portrayed perfectly. After meeting with Guy we were sure we had made the right decision. We discussed how we wanted an informal, relaxed day without endless posed photographs and fake smiles and Guy fitted the bill.
On the wedding day Guy was great. He was calm during the prep when everyone else seemed to be panicking, he melted into the background during the ceremony and somehow managed to make the posed couple shots not feel awkward!
Looking at the photographs on our honeymoon was like reliving the day all over again. They are really beautiful. They manage to capture all the special moments we remember but also so many that we missed. The photographs of Matt in the church before I arrived, and the Best Man rehearsing his speech when he thought no one was watching are brilliant.
We can’t wait to receive our album and look at it obsessively!
Emma and James – Bramley and Gate Street Barn
First day back at work after our amazing honeymoon and what better way to spend a lunch break than looking through all of your stunning photos.
Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job and making everyone feel so relaxed. I can’t tell you the amount of comments we have had about the photos – everyone is raving about you!
We really couldn’t have wished for better photos, they were exactly what we wanted and captured the day beautifully. It may only be a couple of weeks away, but the shots have brought back so many happy memories.
Emma & James
Kathika and Gajan, The Grove at Watford
We had been following Guy’s work for some time. As soon as we set the date for our wedding, the first email we sent was to Guy!
At our engagement shoot Guy instantly made us feel at ease and we knew we’d picked the right photographer when we saw our engagement photos.
Guy is an absolute pro and a real pleasure to work with. He captured the story of our wedding day beautifully and gave us a stunning collection of photographs which we and our family love. Six months later, we still just can’t stop looking at the photos!
Thank you so much for making the whole process so easy. Your work is unique and refreshing. We are so glad we chose you Guy.
Karthika & Gajan
Alanah and Robert, Wokefield Park
I was really anxious about having my picture taken at our wedding, and even considered not having a photographer at all! After a lot of research, we found Guy’s website and were blown away by the quality of his images and the emotion in his pictures.
Guy was a true professional throughout the planning process. On the day he was calm, discrete and amenable – responding to our last minute requests without hesitation.
The final photos are fantastic: and even this self-conscious bride is excited about my wedding album!
Vicki and Jim, Fallowfields, Oxford
You’ve already had a few thank you’s from us, this is the official one!
A few years ago my Dad showed me a photograph of a little girl on a ship’s deck. That was the moment I chose you as my wedding photographer, even though Jim had only just proposed and setting a date wasn’t even on the agenda.
I hoped for a beautiful set of photographs that held their own on your blog (I do realise I’m a nutter!) but I had no idea how fabulous they’d be. Jim sent the link to one person at work and, by the time we returned from honeymoon, everyone in the company had seen them and was stopping him in the corridor to say what an amazing photographer we must have had.
We are SO pleased with the photos, they’re such a perfect reminder of our perfect day. I have no idea how we’re going to choose the ones for the album!
Thanks again Guy, you’re great.
Much love, Vicki and Jim
Dawn and Richard, Newick Park, West Sussex
Richard and I are delighted with the photos that Guy took at our wedding!! Somehow he managed to get all those special moments and more importantly he captured every emotion perfectly and elegantly.
I hate having my photo taken, which I thought would be a real handicap for a bride but Guy was very reassuring and took stunning pictures most of which I wasn’t even aware he had taken, which was the perfect outcome for me!
The photos will serve not only as a fantastic record of the day, but will forever awaken that sparkle and joy that we felt on the day.
Thank you so much Guy
Lucy and Russ, West Malling & Offham, Kent
Russ met Guy when he was the videographer at a wedding last year and as soon as he returned he spoke highly of him. We checked out his blog and were immediately taken by what beautiful, sharp and natural photos he took. We followed his blog over the coming months and when it came to choosing a photographer for our own wedding we didn’t even consider anyone else.
Guy didn’t disappoint, in fact he exceeded our expections. We honestly cannot praise him enough, he was friendly, relaxed, funny and discreet. On the day he made us feel completely at ease about having our photographs taken, barely noticeable during most of the day and sharing a joke with us when we posed alone.
The results of course speak for themselves, we were completely stunned by how beautiful the pictures are. So many people have said to us that they are the best wedding photographs that they have ever seen.
We quite agree.
Maria and Iain, Gate Street Barn
Thanks for being the best, most talented, wedding photographer on the planet!
We are so thrilled with our pictures and will treasure them forever. It was so fab to have you around and keep in touch!
Maria and Iain
Paul and Morag – Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park
Commissioning Guy to photograph our wedding day was the second best decision I made regarding our wedding, after asking my now wife to attend. He was the consummate professional, unobtrusive and laid back while understanding the emotional rollercoaster we would be feeling.
We are absolutely thrilled with the results; the quality of Guy’s photography is second to none. We were lucky enough to have the most perfect day and we were so pleased Guy was able to capture each moment so beautifully. All of our guests have commented on our stunning pictures. We would have (and have had) no hesitation to recommending him to our friends and family.
Guy, you have given us the memories of a lifetime, which we will treasure forever. Thank you.
Ollie and Laura – Northcote House
We both wanted to say a massive thank-you for your contribution to our perfect wedding day. We LOVE our photos, they’re absolutely magnificent. It was great to have you there on the day and thanks for helping set us both at ease.
We finally got round to watching slideshow of the set on HD TV and it really emphasized how stunning the photos truly are. They really tell the story of the day.
Ollie and Laura
Tom and Melissa – Gate Street Barn
When looking for a wedding photographer we really wanted someone who would not have a lens in our faces all day, so discretion was high on our list! We also wanted someone who would focus less on posey and overly arty shots, but more on capturing those special moments, and Guy did just that for us. Tom and I are both terrible at looking natural when posing for photos, but Guy made us feel very relaxed on the day, joking with us and telling us when we looked cheesy, which inevitably made us laugh and then made for a good photo! We are beyond thrilled with our photos – he got some great shots of Tom and his ushers having a beer at the pub before the wedding, and he was very unobtrusive in the chaos that was my bridal suite in last hour of preparation! The photos of the ceremony are amazing, and although we have the photos to prove that Guy was right up there with us, he was so discreet that I don’t even remember him being there.
We had the best day of our lives and having perfect photos to look back on to remember the day is such an important thing. We didn’t realise how much the photos would mean to us until we saw them.
Guy – thank you so much for capturing the emotion of our ceremony and then all the fun and laughter afterwards. We will relive our wedding over and over again through your beautiful photographs.
Melissa and Tom Marston
Lisa and Ben – Warbrook House, Hook
We already knew Guy could take some fantastic photos as his blog showcased his work so well, and not just the usual one or two best shots of the day but the full story from getting ready to the speeches. Meeting Guy confirmed that we wanted him to take our wedding photos as he was just so enthusiastic, friendly and professional.
It was the best decision we made. The photos of our day are amazing. Guy took such emotive shots even when the odds were against him… our first dance was one we both dreaded and I still have no idea how he managed to get such a gorgeous photo of us. All the little details were captured as well as the true atmosphere of the day, looking back at the photos reminds us of every minute that went past as they will in years to come.
We couldn’t have hoped or asked for any more from Guy. He was such a calming, happy influence which made everyone fell at ease around the camera this meant that having photos/group photos taken didn’t take away anything from the day as they sometimes can. The photos are perfect, relaxed, and show the real emotions of the day.
Thank you so much we wouldn’t hesitate in highly recommending you!
Rhia and Andy – Gate Street Barn
My initial thought was to leave it as just that – wow! But we also wanted to say thank you for everything. It is fair to say that not only are you a brilliantly talented photographer but on the day you turned out to not just be our photographer but a therapist, protector of the dress, all round comedian, sun dance legend and a friend. All essential on our big day!
It is true to say that you really captured the mood which I didn’t think was possible yet you made it look so easy and everyone has commented on how great the photos are!
We’ve been to a lot of weddings over the years and you are a cut above the rest! It is that perfect mix of talent and personality – you orchestrated everyone without anyone realising apart from the accidental slip of “this tree creates a natural frame”….
Guy – thank you again for everything. For being so much fun on the day, for allowing yourself to be called Oliver by my Grandad, for taking such wonderful photos, for getting them online and the disc to us so quickly, for the album which no doubt will be amazing and for being our photographer. We were lucky to have found you and I will be recommending you to everyone!
You can add us to your ever expanding fan base!
Rhia and Andy x
Chris and Jessica – Pembroke Lodge
Having been a fan of Guy’s work for several years, it was a privilege to have him photograph what was the most magical, wonderful day of our lives: our wedding!
We liked him at once, and during our pre-wedding shoot he put us further at ease with his friendly personality, his sense of humour and his professional manner. The pictures he produced from this first shoot made us absolutely confident he was the perfect photographer for our wedding. And we were right – throughout the day Guy was professional, reassuring and unobtrusive whilst making sure he got all the right shots.
The photos are stunning and reflect what we had dreamt our wedding would be – full of love and happiness and beauty. Guy has this fantastic ability to capture such intimate images that we can’t help but look at the photographs over and over again. Thank you so much.
Amy and Grant, Birmingham and Dorridge
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you! Having admired your work for a while, we both knew as soon as we had met you that we wanted you to photograph our wedding day and we were delighted when you said you could do it – Basingstoke to Birmingham is not a journey anyone would envy!
We were so surprised to see the sneak peaks before we left for honeymoon and were thrilled to find the DVD with a full set of images on the door mat when we returned. We have been looking at them at least once a day since! We are incredibly pleased with the photographs and we are getting lots of emails from our guests saying how much they love them too.
We love the way you work, fitting seamlessly into our day, and you manage to make everyone feel at ease in the most testing of situations. We now have an amazing set of photographs to treasure forever and we are so excited that they will be displayed in a Queenberry album!
Thank you for being the perfect photographer.
Amy and Grant
Steve and Cheryl, West Wellow and Romsey
It was such a lovely welcome home surprise from our honeymoon to find that our wedding photos had arrived on disc. We sat totally mesmerised able to re-live our special day all over again, it was fantastic!
Guy, you have captured some truly amazing photos which we will treasure always. Many of our guests and and our friends living abroad who could not be there have commented about the presentation and your unique flair. They really portray the atmosphere and good time everyone was having.
Guy, we would like to thank you personally for making our day so perfect. We both felt so at ease and whole heartedly trusted in you, and you totally delivered above all expectations! We are overjoyed with the special shots of us both at the riverside, and for capturing the moment Cheryl recognised an old friend who had also just got married. We are both looking forward to meeting up and choosing our photo’s for our album!
Thanks again Guy.
Sophie and Olly, The Paintworks, Bristol
After meeting Guy when a good friend was getting married last year and then seeing the resulting photos, it wasn’t even questioned that we would ask him to photograph our wedding just over a year later.
As with my friends wedding – Guy was everything that we wanted. He was professional but had this amazing skill of being able to make us and all the guests feel comfortable. During the whole day we were kind of aware of him being there but we were also not aware if that makes sense! We didn’t feel pressurised to pose for the perfect shot as we knew he was in the background capturing the atmosphere of the whole day, which he managed with the amazing resulting photos.
We are so happy with the photos he has taken and are really struggling to narrow them down to 60 for the album!!!
Our friends and family haven’t stopped mentioning how great the photos are and have said they really capture the day. One close friend phoned last night to say ‘please can you pass on our gratitude to your amazing wedding photographer for capturing such a fantastic shot of our son on the drums, it is out of this world and a print is going to have pride and place on our wall!’
It is so important to get the best photos you can of your special day as it is those that you will look at for years to come and we can thankfully say thanks to Guy we have images to look at that are better than we could have ever expected
Thanks again Guy
Heleni and James, Godalming and Gate Street Barn
One of the most important parts of planning our wedding was to find a photographer who would effortlessly capture the relaxed and informal wedding we were hoping to create. Staged formal shots by someone who we didn’t engage with just weren’t an option.
Throughout the day so many guests commented to us that they were impressed by your style (photographic!) and how natural it felt to have you there. One even said that it made a nice change to be at a wedding where it wasn’t necessary to play “hide from the photographer”.
Ever the consummate professional, despite the Bank Holiday weekend you sent us a link to the sneak peeks whilst we were still in Singapore. Having seen the stunning photos on your website of the relaxed photogenic couples featured, my nerves kicked in and I steeled myself for great quality shots of a nervous and wooden bride and groom. Instead we were treated to beautiful images of James and I which reflect just how happy we were and how much we enjoyed the day surrounded by friends and family. Like us, our guests are thrilled to have so many superb pictures of the intimate moments which made up our day to choose from as their memento.
“Thank you” doesn’t seem enough for giving us perhaps the best present of all, priceless moments captured and preserved forever to treasure and enjoy.
Guy, we are truly grateful and can’t recommend you highly enough.
Anna and Rob, Gate Street Barn
Just a note to say how incredibly pleased we were with our wedding photographs. You captured the essence of our day perfectly, not only the main events but so many other wonderful moments and little details. The photos are so beautifully composed and yet all look so natural. We loved the way you worked. You were great to have around and made us all feel relaxed – one of the gang in the bridal room! We didn’t feel inhibited even though the camera was so close.
We were all so impressed with how creative you are and we’ve already recommended you to other couples we know!
By the way, the Nick Drake tune that you chose for the slide show is a favourite of ours; we almost used it for the ceremony. Shows how in tune (pardon the pun) you have been with what we are about.
Anna and Rob
Claire and Alex, Bury Court Barn
We are back – can’t say I’m too thrilled to be sitting at my desk again, but I guess we can’t continue on Cloud Nine forever, sadly…We had a lovely honeymoon in Italy – really relaxing and sunny. It looks from your photos that you enjoyed the Tour de France too!
Our wedding photos are fantastic – thank you so much, we are really pleased with them. That’s particular high praise coming from me since I usually hate every photo of myself – as Alex will be able to vouch for, much to his annoyance!
My friends have all said how good they are too – I thought you might like to see some of their comments:
“Your photos are gorgeous! I don’t know how you’re going to choose which ones to frame!”
“I was just writing to say how gorgeous you looked and what fabulous photos! Had a quick look at your sneak preview – you both look SO happy!!”
“TOTALLY AMAZING. YOU look amazing. Thank you for sharing them xxx”
“Hi Claire, thanks for sharing those, they are really beautiful and sum up what a superb job it was – good luck with picking which ones go into the album – that’s been my toughest bridal job so far!!!!”
“better than good – they are fantastic!”
So – you have lots of admirers! It was a pleasure to have you there with us on our big day – thank you for bringing the sunshine with you!
Lisa and Graeme, Chewton Glen
We’re sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you – we didn’t log on on honeymoon as they charged a fortune for only a few minutes of Internet access and we wanted to savour the photos and take our time looking at them! Thank you so much for getting them to us so quickly and for the DVD, which we looked at as soon as we arrived back! And we are so glad we waited until we got home, because the surprise that we got when we looked at them really made the wait worthwhile (and I cried so that wouldn’t have been good in the hotel foyer!).
We honestly are so delighted with them, that we can’t even begin to say thank you enough. They really capture the atmosphere of the day, and it’s so nice for us to see it from a different perspective, rather than just through our own eyes. They are even better than we could have ever imagined and we really will treasure them. It’s impossible to pick a favourite photo, as they are all so fantastic, so it will take a while for us to decide which to print off to have up in the house (it may have to be all of them)!
On a personal note, we also really enjoyed your company, both when we met beforehand and also on the day – you made it so easy to relax and just act naturally, which really shows in the pictures. You were such a calming influence, great fun and really just blended in like part of the family – a number of guests commented on how nice, friendly and yet unobtrusive you were.
We cannot have imagined enjoying the whole wedding photograph process so much, but you really have made it a joy from start to finish. You have been the most professional, kind, fun and talented supplier we have worked with on the wedding. If you ever need any form of reference, or recommendation, please don’t hesitate to ask, although your work speaks for itself! We will absolutely recommend you to everyone we ever meet who’s getting married!
Thanks again so much and we hope to keep in touch.
Lisa and Graeme