“It took us around three seconds of looking through his portfolio to decide to book Guy as our wedding photographer. Later, we wondered whether we had been too hasty: what kind of lax bride doesn’t play a little harder to get in vetting the person responsible for recording her big day? We needn’t have worried. Finding Guy was the single best decision we made for our wedding.
Not only did Guy make an awkward, previously unphotogenic bride and groom look like models for a day, he quickly became the wedding guest and friend we didn’t even know we needed. From the moment he turned up (pleasingly early), he was nothing but an asset to our day. Wedding coordinator, fashion consultant, and ice-breaker-in-chief, he taught the bridesmaids how to walk down the aisle, enlightened the groom on where to stand, and exuded the calm, professional air that saw off any pre-ceremony nerves before you could say “tits and teeth”.
His photographs speak for themselves. We hope this testimony does too."
"To all those looking for an amazing person, photographer and artist, look no further: Guy is your man.
We came to find Guy via recommendations. My husband is a Surrey native and we currently live in America. Planning a wedding is challenging and planning a wedding in another time zone is crazy. Guy was there for any question, led us through a wonderful prep meeting and was so helpful in keeping us organised leading up to the big day.
We chose not to have video, so Guy was the only one to capture our moments. The pictures were absolutely stunning. Guy was professional and never in the way during the day. He captured every moment we wanted and those we didn’t even realize he was watching for. He truly captured not just photos but the full mood and feeling of the day.
Overall just an incredible experience."
“We found Guy through our venue, Gate Street Barn in Surrey and when we first met him on FaceTime, it was like we were old friends. He’s super easy going, has a great sense of humour and we could just tell, he knew what he was doing.
As we went through the schedule for the day in advance, Guy helped us tweak timings for photos after the church ceremony, for example, and estimated how long we’d realistically be taking pictures during our cocktail reception so we could then relay this to our catering team and the staff at Gate Street Barn. He put our minds at ease about the flow of the day and promised to make sure we didn’t take too many awkward family photos.
Thank goodness for Guy, because when we look at photos, we are instantly transported to our wedding day and that’s exactly what we wanted.
After what we experienced with Guy, I’d have chosen him even if we had to fly him out from California."
“I first came across Guy’s work at my friends’ wedding which he shot in Sorrento in 2012. When I saw the photos I immediately fell in love with them and followed every blog Guy posted after that. For me it was the way he could make you feel like you were there and every album told a individual story.
When Richard proposed in 2015 I knew exactly who I wanted to photograph our wedding day. Living in Australia I was worried about how the organisation of the day would work but Guy always kept in touch.
We finally got to meet Guy the week before our wedding day and I have never met someone so relaxed, friendly, like you have known him for years. Immediate connection with both myself and Richard which made our day that bit more special, knowing we had made the right decision.
If we ever get the opportunity again we will have Guy shoot for us. Amazing person, amazing work!”
“We first met Guy when Claire was a bridesmaid at a friends wedding and first of all-what a great bloke! He instantly makes you feel at ease and it feels like you’ve got another friend there a long with you on the day, and a friend is something we would class Guy as now.
He made us feel so special and we had great fun with him on the day sneaking off to have little bits of time for couples photos – so much so we nearly forgot our first dance! The photos themselves are just stunning and we can’t quite believe they are ours.
From the start of our communication with Guy was simple and effortless. Our photos were ready for us when we got back from honeymoon which was a great treat to come back to. We love how beautifully and accurately the images represent the best day of our lives and we could not recommend Guy highly enough. He is genuine, funny and always makes you feel at ease.
Must do pints again soon Guy!!”
“Firstly, finding a photographer can be totally overwhelming! We browsed the internet for hours searching for ‘the one’ and having only just arrived on the wedding scene, it’s all a bit scary!
Then we came across Guy. He looked nice, a friendly face & just quite normal. But, he is so much more than that! Funny, light hearted & doesn’t take himself too seriously! From the moment we first met him on FaceTime, we felt comfortable and in safe hand. It’s also like having your own wedding planner! We got great advice on lots of other aspects of our day too from timings to speeches! – Double whammy!
He arrived on time, looking smart & professional and we instantly felt relaxed in his presence and we had great fun during our ‘couples photoshoot’. No moment was too structured or false. We felt so comfortable & had some great laughs.
Guy was such a great, important part of our wedding day & captured all the best bits! His experience and knowledge really shines through and we felt as if we glided through our day.
Our photographs are so beautiful & will be treasured forever. We can’t recommend Guy enough, he was one of the best decisions we made!”
“We first came across Guy at another friends’ wedding, where we were impressed by his photos, sense of humour and professionalism. Having now used Guy for our own wedding, we cannot speak highly enough of him!
Guy immediately put us at ease when he arrived on the day and was very attentive throughout, always making sure we had everything we needed. We also ended up having a lot more fun than we thought when we were having our photos taken. His sense of humour helped relax us at a time when we might otherwise have felt awkward, and this all shone through in the photos he took. I don’t think either of us expected to have so much fun with our photographer, but it says a lot that we (and our family and friends) look back on our day and consider him to be a big part of it.
Most importantly, we couldn’t be happier with the photos. Guy captured the spirit of the day and it’s great to be able to look through the photos now and see all the moments we missed – we really will cherish them.
We are busy recommending Guy to all our unmarried friends, and would urge anyone reading this to go for it. Guy is genuinely great.”
“Guy wrote on his blog that he liked us from the moment we met well the feeling was mutual!! Guy put us at ease immediately and was always on hand to offer pearls of wedding wisdom. It felt like he was part of the wedding party whilst stealthily taking photographs.
The photographs perfectly captured the feeling of the day. The little extras Guy includes like his instagram and blog posts helps build the excitement and illustrates his attention to detail looking after us. We are now addicted to reading his blog!
If you are looking for a genuine photographer that can beautifully capture raw emotion and tell your story then Guy is your man. We don’t plan to do it again but we would love an excuse to work with him one more time.”
"We first met Guy when he was the photographer at Holly and Steve’s wedding in 2012 – I was one of the bridesmaids and Jack was a new addition to the group. At Holly’s wedding I was struck with how friendly and funny Guy was – he put Holly (and the nervous bridesmaids!) at ease while we were all getting ready and just blended into the day. The resulting photos were absolutely beautiful – the shots of Holly and Steve around the hotel grounds were so lovely and all of the ones in the venue and taken at the wedding breakfast truly captured the laughter, fun and love.
When Jack and I started wedding planning in 2016, Guy was our first choice of photographer, but we prioritised venue finding first. When we decided on RSA House and Guy’s details were in the welcome pack we knew it was fate! At our wedding in October, Guy was amazing – it was an emotional day but he made everything seem more relaxed from the moment he arrived. Our son, Sam, was clearly more relaxed than others as he managed to fall asleep mid-vow, something Guy captured perfectly!
Every single person who has seen the album has said how stunning the photos are and how we must be so thrilled with them. We are. Thank you so much Guy – you are top of our photographer recommendation list!"
“If you are reading this, then you are probably in the throes of “wedmin” – juggling the 101 balls in the air to ensure your wedding day is all you hoped for. All we can say is, thank goodness for Guy!
Having been personally recommended by our friends (Chrissie and Will – have a look on the website, their photos are amazing!), we got in touch with Guy and from the first moment we spoke to him it was clear he knew his stuff and we could relax. Guy really cares about your wedding, and he takes the time to talk to you beforehand to get a feel for your personalities and to understand the types of shots you are after. He seamlessly blends in on the day and, as is clear from all of the beautiful examples on this website, he truly does capture those special moments like no other photographer we’ve seen.
The shots are not staged, they tell your story and they really do melt your hearts, make you smile, cry and giggle every time you look at them long after the wedding…and that’s the whole point isn’t it?
Thank you Guy – you really are miles ahead of the rest. ”
"It was an absolute privilege to have Guy as the photographer for our wedding! There was no stress in the run up to the big day and he put us so at ease about the running of the day and some of our worries (including the avid hourly check of the weather forecast!!).
From the moment he arrived, it was as if we’d known him forever and made us all feel so comfortable, so much so that Emily’s mother had him transporting hoovers between the marquee and the house. From the ambience of the Church service, to the heartfelt speeches, the dancing and even the beer pong, Guy captured the feeling of our wedding completely perfectly! The most wonderful balance of those beautiful photos that we’ve always wanted, to the shots of us downing champagne and dancing!
He was an absolute pro: on the day dealing with everyone, getting the shots we wanted, ensuring that the photos didn’t take us away from the party for too long, assessing the rain forecast! To receiving the most beautiful photos online and in print post wedding. We could never praise him highly enough and are so grateful that we have such wonderful photos of our wedding to cherish so THANK YOU!!
“I first met Guy a few years ago when he photographed my friends’ wedding. I loved how natural their wedding photos were, so we were delighted when we heard that Guy was available to photograph our wedding as well.
Guy was brilliant; neither Matt or I particularly enjoy having our photograph taken but as soon as Guy arrived he put everyone at ease and was totally in control. He’s incredibly relaxed, really fun and so professional – so much so that we barely realised he was taking photos of us!
In fact, when we looked back through our photos for the first time we were totally amazed by how many incredible moments he had caught without us realising he was there. He really captured the vibe, energy and happiness of the day and we’re instantly transported back to those moments whenever we look through the photos.
We honestly can’t thank you enough!”
“It’s at times like this, I wish I was better with words. Guy deserves the absolute best, so I will try my hardest!
During our wedding prep, one thing that was very clear to us both was making sure we had special photos to help us relive the day over and over. After looking at what felt like hundreds of photographers, we stopped at Guy. The love and joy captured in his photography was an absolute winner!
When it came to our big day we were not disappointed one bit. Guy is a genuinely lovely man, from the ‘get go’ he made us feel at ease and fitted into the day brilliantly. Many guest after the day commented how discrete Guy was and how wonderful the photos were. It was hugely important to us that we loved the photos and we were not let down by Guy. He really is an absolute pro, and we would highly recommend him.
We cant thank you enough Guy, for giving us priceless memories of our special day.”
“Our wedding photographer was a key priority to get right when we were planning our wedding last year. We both had a very set idea of what we did (and didn’t!) want and we were looking for someone who really understood us as a couple and made us feel relaxed. Guy acted with complete respect when the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy had a few restrictions around the photography permitted and we knew we were in safe hands as he had already been involved with a number of weddings at the Royal Society of Society (RSA) where our celebrations continued.
It’s so important to have someone that is discreet, yet still captures those incredible action shots you never imagined you would see at your wedding!
So many of our guests said how fantastic Guy was on the day and how beautiful the photos he took of us both are. We had a lot of fun with Guy – sneaking out of our own reception to follow him around the back streets of The Strand, wandering around Embankment Gardens and through Gordon’s Wine Bar, was a highlight we will never forget!
We have some truly unique wedding photos that we can’t stop looking at and which we will treasure forever. We have already started recommending Guy to friends and family and would like to thank him again for playing such an important part in the happiest day of our lives.”
"We found Guy online and were immediately drawn to his style of photography. He was quick to respond to our request for a Skype call to chat through what we wanted, what he did, and most importantly to check that we got on. Having spoken with him it was immediately obvious that he was exactly what we were looking for.
The photos obviously speak for themselves; poring over the warmest of memories for the first time while on honeymoon was the perfect way to relive the day.
Guy was incredibly punctual, professional, discreet and genuinely a real pleasure to have with us on the day. He was also very level headed and helped out when timings inevitably started to slip! We had a videographer who Guy had not worked with before but (credit to Ben as well) they got on amazingly well and gave us some incredible memories of our day.
We would not hesitate in recommending Guy, he was a pleasure to have around, incredibly professional and has captured photos we’ll treasure for many years to come."
“There is nothing that we would change about our wedding day, and asking Guy to take the photographs was one of the best decisions we made. It is testament to his professionalism that dozens of our guests have commented on the excellence of his work.
Guy’s messages in the run-up to the wedding ensured that the preparations were hassle-free. On the day itself, he was fantastic: supportive and patient during the drizzle; brilliantly efficient when sunshine broke through the clouds. Inside the wedding venue, he had an incredible knack of capturing the moments that mattered most, all the while remaining so unobtrusive that at times we thought that he had gone home!
The photographs are mesmerising. The hard part for us will be choosing which ones to include in the album. The easy bit is writing this testimonial and recommending Guy to others.”
“At our first meeting with Guy, we knew he was the perfect photographer for our wedding – having already looked at Guy’s photos online, we already knew we loved his style but didn’t know if we would feel relaxed around him. However within minutes we got on great as he is such an easy personality to get on with and we also knew our guests would be comfortable around him too. On the lead up to the big day, Guy was always only an email away and was very prompt (and polite!) at answering all our silly questions! On the day itself, Guy was fantastic and both we and our guests have only the highest praise for him.
The photos certainly did not disappoint!! Words cannot do justice to how brilliant his photos are. We absolutely love them still 9 months on! And there are still those that take our breath away despite having looked at them countless times over. He somehow managed to catch all those special moments and also managed to get photographs of all of our guests as well as the wedding venue without being obtrusive.
We would absolutely 100% recommend him with no reservations at all. Thank you so much Guy!
“After looking at his beautiful portfolio online, I spoke to Guy on the phone where he explained how he worked and we got to know each other. He had so much time to give me to talk through his style and approach, as well as giving me tips from his wealth of experience of weddings! I instantly liked him and his approach, so after speaking with my now husband about it all, we booked him! We also loved that he knew our venue and the owner of the venue so well, that we had utmost trust in him that he would make all the right decisions. Guy captured the day exactly how we experienced it – beautiful, intimate, emotional & filled with love.
Guy was an integral to our wedding & went above & beyond what you expect from a photographer.Not only is he a warm and lovely guy, he is cool calm & collected & made the day run smoothly (in fact we gave him the additional title of Wedding Coordinator).He built a wonderful rapport with everyone and took photos so subtly we didn’t know he was there. We would recommend him a thousand times over.”
“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 an 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.”
“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.”
“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”
“What can I say to properly do Guy and his amazing work justice?! To say we were ecstatic with Guy’s photographs of our wedding is an understatement- they were truly fantastic and captured the magic of the day perfectly. Looking at them brings a tear to my eye!
As so many of our friends and family have commented, Guy has given us a way to always remember how special our day was, for which we can’t thank him enough. Professional, funny, and truly talented. An asset and a must for every wedding day. His work blows me away – beautiful, effortless, romantic, flawless, heartfelt – he manages to capture the true emotion of the day which is a very special and hard to find quality.
Top all of that off with the fact he is a great chap and you simply couldn’t choose anyone else to be part of the best day of your life.”
“I basically follow Guy and his weddings like you would your favourtie magazine – waiting for the next blog to be posted! I love how each one is different and special in its own way and his blogs are magical and emotional. We wanted our own little peice of Guy Collier magic for our day……Guy makes you feel at ease during the whole day (and even before with a fountain of knowledge and advice!).
He not only captured every wonderful moment and every single emotion of our day he also calmed both of us down with words of wisdom when we needed it – he became so much more than just our photographer and truly became part our day. The quality of his photos and his creative ability has left us with timeless photos that we will treasure and relive for years to come.”
“We booked Guy after seeing his pictures through our venue. We instantly loved his pictures- they captured 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! 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. 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.”
“Guy is simply the best photographer. After a lot of deliberation over many great photographers in the industry Guy stood out by a long mile. The documentary style of Guy’s photography was an absolute winner for us – we wanted to be able to relive our day over and over again. His portfolio really grabbed our attention and our dream was for our photos to look like his.
We got on with Guy the minute we met him over a skype call – he has a great sense of humour and is very professional in his approach and preparation for the big day. We instantly knew he would blend into a crowd of our guests and that the guests would enjoy his company as well as us. The photographs that Guy captured for our day speak for themselves and Guy performed exactly what it said on the tin capturing every precious moment of our best day ever.
The emotion, the laughter, the friendship and most importantly the love just radiates from his collection of amazing photos and I cannot thank him enough for this. Guy is exceptional at what he does, genuine and delivers. He was a pleasure to work with and would recommend him to anyone. He deserves to be recognised.”
“It’s difficult to put into words just how wonderful Guy is. He fits in so well that you hardly even know he is there. I was astounded by how well he put the children and more self-conscious at ease, but mainly how he captured the beauty and magic of our day.
Every emotion he has translated into the most stunning photos, they effortlessly convey the absolute joy we felt and has immortalised the best day of our lives. He is a true professional and cannot commend him highly enough”
Guy words cannot describe how amazingly you have captured our day. Many of these shots we have no idea where you were even hiding. When we met in May last year you ‘got us’ straight away and we knew instantly we wanted you. You have delivered on all of your promises that evening …. and then some! Natural and relaxed.
We knew that we had the best day ever but the smiles in this album are infectious. Bess cried all the way through the blog with your kind words and we have smiled, laughed and cried through the whole album. The moments you have captured are just perfect and the memories of our day could never possibly fade thanks to you!
We can never show you enough love and gratitude for this but it is certainly *punch the air time*. You smashed it!!
All our love
Bess and Lou xxx