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Photography Mission Statement

I want my wedding and other photography clients to feel relaxed at all times, from the planning right up to the day of the wedding/shoot itself and beyond.  I always go the extra mile for my customers as it is important to me that you feel you have made the right choice.  After all, you are the people that allow me to carry on doing what I love to do each day.

Guy Milnes Photography – “Creating memories of a time and place to cherish through the years!”

Precious Memories

To Treasure Forever

Lovely to Meet You!

If you haven't already, do have a look through my portfolio via the link above.  In a couple of minutes you'll see examples of what my wedding photography is all about:

People:  Good, natural photography is about capturing a person's essence, their character and their relationship with others...

Emotion:  Weddings have the full range of these...  From tears to laughter, excitement to nervous anticipation...  I try to capture it all...

Moments:  Everything that happens from preparations to first dance and beyond.  All lovingly caught to remember forever...

Atmosphere:  How everything and everyone was.  Something that you can't quite put your finger on but a good photograph can capture to evoke memories for years to come...

Fun:  So much of my photography is taken with an intended sense of fun.  Look through my galleries and you'll see all sorts of playful moments throughout...

Good photography is all about creating memories - Memories of a time and place to cherish down the years...

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Timeless Wedding Photography

In a Mixture of Colour & Black and White

Guy’s photos are brilliant. He was unobtrusive and very pleasant to have at the event. He gave us exactly the type and diversity of photos that we wanted. We would very highly recommend him.
Ross Osborn
12:05 24 Feb 18
Excellent photographer. Makes the best of your ideas and brings good ones of his own. Thoroughly recommend.
Alex Collis
09:41 06 Feb 18
Guy was the photographer at our wedding in September 2017. He is friendly and professional. His talent is to capture natural moments and emotions unintrusively. All my guests were very impresssed by his work ethics and photos!
Lydia Lam
15:05 28 Dec 17
My wife and I will be eternally grateful for the service Guy Milnes provided on our big day. Five star review says it all. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will be booking him again for our reception. Ryan and Charlotte 11/11/2017
Ryan Moore
22:32 01 Dec 17
Guy was super nice and very approachable despite the short notice for our wedding day, during our special day he was very professional and incredibly patient with all our guests. He was without the doubt the best photographer we could've had.
Claudia Puga Medina
19:33 29 Nov 17
Guy photographed our wedding at Winchester House in Putney. On account of us living in Sydney, we had to research photographers online and in doing so we stumbled across Guy... we feel very lucky that we did! He was so patient when communicating with us via email and Skype in the build up and then met us for coffee once we landed in London, completely putting us at ease. He was such a calming, unobtrusive presence on our day and he completely captured the laid-back, fun-filled atmosphere of our wedding in his shots. We will treasure Guy's photographs for the rest of our lives. Helen & Dale
Helen Philp
08:58 07 Nov 17
We used Guy for a small and intimate second marriage at the end of last year at Chelsea Old Town Hall. We only used him for a limited time slot as we were only 7 people, but in that time he got lots of really nice shots. He worked well with my children also, getting the best out of them and the end result was both a very quick turnaround and of very high quality. We used Guy for a small ceremony second marriage at the end of last year. We only used him for a limited time slot (2-3 hours I think) as we were only 7 people, but in that time he got lots of really nice shots. He worked well with my children also, getting the best out of them and the end result was both a very quick turnaround and of very high quality. The fact that he was able to offer less than a full day meant he was an excellent choice for our requirements.
Sally Main
12:56 31 Aug 17
We could not be happier with Guy's work - he was so nice; he listened to all our wishes but made good suggestions based on his knowledge and experience; he was so lovely interacting with everyone on the day, yet was unobtrusive even though our party consisted only of eleven people; and his photos are beautiful, great quality and exactly what we wanted - full of life and reflecting our personalities perfectly. We feel very lucky to have found Guy - he played a big part in making our wedding day truly special.
Dru M. Kovacs
10:48 18 Aug 17

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Capturing the Essence of Your Day


Wedding Photographer UK | National Documentary Wedding Coverage | Guy Milnes Photography Caerphilly


Wedding Kiss at Caerphilly Wedding Near Cardiff


Caerphilly Castle Logo Design - Guy Milnes Photography Logo


Hi, I’m Guy and I’m a wedding photographer covering the whole of the UK!


I photograph wedding days from the guests’ perspective…


I love the quirkiness of the photo above.  If I’d asked that couple to do that, it wouldn’t quite have the same impact.  This is the kind of wedding photography that can’t be staged – it just happens and it’s my job to be there when it does.  The couple loved that one and had a framed print.  To see some reviews from past clients, head over to my wedding reviews page.

My style is reportage wedding photography which means I shoot in a documentary style and will not intrude or take over your special day.  In fact many couples report that after a while they forgot I was even there but were overjoyed to see that I had captured all the action on viewing their photographs afterwards.   When a bride rings me gushing about having just seen my images of her day for the first time, it fills me with a deep feeling of warmth and satisfaction that cannot be beaten.  I have photographed weddings for about ten years now, and remain passionate about telling the story of the day from start to finish…

Now that gay/lgbt weddings are legal in the UK (at last!) I love to document those also, so if you’re having a same-sex wedding then please do contact me to discuss.

Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make regarding your day.  It’s important to get it exactly right. This is definitely one area where you’ll get what you pay for, so be sure to do your research. Choose a wedding photographer whose style you like and who resonates well with you. If having your day professionally documented is important to you, I strongly feel that budget should be secondary to this.

I have a short day wedding photography plan to cater for those needing coverage of between 2 and 5 hours. A lot of couples having a register office ceremony with, perhaps, a small meal afterwards may book me for just two or three hours, and I’m happy to help them out.

I’m based near Cardiff in South Wales…  Caerphilly to be precise!  But whether you’re based here or in Swansea, Bristol, London or elsewhere, I’d love to hear about your plans for your wedding day or photo shoot…

See my Wedding Day Portfolio pages for many more examples of my work…


Classic Blue Volvo at Wedding with Six Groomsmen in Suits and Pink Ties


NHS Discounts Card Caerphilly Photographer

And for Local Caerphilly People:  Caerphilly – a Huge Influence on my Photography Brand


I visited Caerphilly for the first time last year and liked it so much I decided to move here lock, stock and camera! Much as I love London, having spent nine years there Caerphilly seemed like a breath of fresh, South Wales air. When I first visited, what drew me was the magnificent 13th century castle – Wales’s largest. Then there were the people. Everyone seemed so friendly and actually smiled at me. Some even stopped to talk in the street… In London I would have thought that a little odd but here, I loved it!

So when we moved, one of my first tasks was to revisit my photography branding and the obvious thing to change straight away was the logo. I wanted something personal to where I was now living and working from and with branding guru, Rachael Earl from Arizona came up with the new logo (below). She thought of the birds and I then I thought, why not add the castle? South Wales is known for them, many of which host weddings, so adding Caerphilly’s seemed a natural thing to do.  I love the results…


Caerphilly Castle Logo - Guy Milnes Photography


10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Caerphilly


  1. Caerphilly County Borough has a rough population of 180,500 (2016) whilst the town had a population of 30,388 as of the 2011 Census.
  2. The Welsh for Caerphilly is Caerffili and there are several Welsh speaking schools in the town.
  3. The name Caerffili derives from the towns origins:  In AD75, the Romans were the first settlers when they built a fort here during their occupation.  Subsequently, St Ffili built a second fort.  The Welsh for fort is ‘Caer’, hence the name Caerffili.  Some of this is speculation and there are other theories!
  4. Caerphilly Castle is, quite rightly, the main focal point of Caerphilly and attracts tourists to the town from all over the world.  It is available to hire for weddings (see below) most of the year and it isn’t that expensive given that it’s a castle!
  5. The Big Cheese Festival is held every summer in Caerphilly and has currently been running for 21 years.  Attracting above 80,000 people annually, the festival is a celebration of the culture, history and heritage of the town and surrounding area.
  6. Caerphilly Cheese was thought to be originally created for the miners as it wouldn’t dry out underground.  However, apart from a few artisan producers, it is now made solely in England.
  7. Tommy Cooper was born in Caerphilly and there’s a statue of him in the car park opposite the castle.  Fans of Cooper have been known to have their wedding in Caerphilly for this fact alone!
  8. The town features in the Sex Pistols documentary ‘The Filth and the Fury‘ and plays a small part in punk folklore…  In 1976, Caerphilly was one of only three councils nationally that would allow punk band the Sex Pistols to perform.  Protests and prayers were held by locals outside the Castle Cinema (now demolished to make way for the shopping centre) where they were performing and there was huge controversy over the event.  The local punks had a good night though!
  9. In 1979, the Caerphilly Heart Disease Study was set up and is now one of the longest studies of it’s kind in the world.  The reason Caerphilly was chosen was that it’s population was considered fairly stable.  There was also a higher incidence of heart disease compared to most of the UK.
  10. The town is a popular filming location.  The castle has been featured in several ‘Dr Who‘ episodes and ‘Merlin‘ too!


10 Wonderful Reasons to Hold Your Wedding in Caerphilly!


Getting to Caerphilly Town:  a Travel guide


Location:  Caerphilly is located just a few miles north of Cardiff, with only the mountain separating them.  It lies at the southern point of the Rhymney Valley.

Getting There by Car:  Caerphilly lies on the A469 which bypasses the town centre to the west and travels north through Ystrad Mynach.  To go through the town, take the B4263 on top of the mountain which will take you down and into the town centre.  Be warned that the town has a slow one-way system and traffic can get very congested at times, so if travelling beyond the town, keep on the A469.

The M4 lies between Caerphilly and Cardiff and if travelling this way, use junction 32 and journey up through Taff’s Well  and take the A468 at Nantgarw which leads towards the town.

By Train:  Caerphilly Station is served by trains from Penarth travelling  through Cardiff Central and Queen Street stations and on to Bargoed.  During the week they run around every 15 minutes but there is often engineering works at weekends with bus replacements and a reduced service on Sundays.

By Bus:  There are two direct buses from to Caerphilly from Cardiff – the 25 and 26.  However there are many more routes and connections throughout the county.  View the Bus Timetables page on the Caerphilly Council website for more information.

The Caerphilly County Borough List of Approved Marriage & Civil Ceremony Premises


  • Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa, Maesycwmmer, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7SN.
    The 4* resort is situated a few miles north of Caerphilly near Ystrad Mynach.  The venue has two function rooms seating up to 300 or 50 guests and 42 bedrooms for those that need to stay.
  • Caerphilly Castle, Castle St, Caerphilly. CF83 1JD.
    The most impressive of all wedding venues in the region and in the heart of Caerphilly itself.  It is the largest in Wales and the second largest in the UK after Windsor.  The Great Hall holds 200 guests although 150 is the recommended amount of seated guests.  Wedding photography is allowed in all areas open to the public.  It is truly a venue fit for a King and Queen!
  • Caerphilly Register Office, Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach. CF82 7PG.
    Situated north of the town, Penallta House has two small ceremony rooms.  The largest comfortably seats 70 guests and the smallest just suitable for the couple and their two witnesses.  There is no restriction on photography and the venue has a woodland garden area for group photographs after the ceremony.  This venue is probably most ideal for short day and last minute weddings.
  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Nelson, Treharris. CF46 6ER.
    This Grade 1 listed 16th century Tudor manor house has two function rooms and is really something worthy of your wedding day.  The Conservatory seats up to 70 guests whilst the larger Mansell Hall will house up to 120 guests.  Photography is permitted at the manor but only in the house after closure to the public later in the day.  With centuries old features and a garden designed in keeping with the time, it would be well worth setting aside extra time for your wedding photographs.
  • Llechwen Hall Hotel, Llanfabon. CF37 4HP.
    A stunning hotel venue not far from Pontypridd but still within the County Borough of Caerphilly.  The hotel has three function rooms catering for a minimum of 40 guests through to 300.  There are no photographic restrictions.
  • Maes Manor Country Hotel & Restaurant, Maes Rudded Lane, Blackwood. NP12 0AG.
    A 19th century manor house hotel set in 9 acres of lawns and woods.  The Islwyn Suite is the largest and caters for up to 220 seated guests with the Season Restaurant holding up to 50.  Photography is permitted and there seems to be no restrictions.
  • The Marquee at Ridgeway, Thornhill Road, Caerphilly Mountain. CF83 1LY.
    The Ridgeway is located near the summit of Caerphilly Mountain with a spectacular vista of Caerphilly Castle, the town and surrounding areas.  In fact, out of all these venues, The Ridgeway has the most impressive panoramic views.  The Marquee overlooks the golf course and can cater for up to 90 guests, so ideal for mid-sized weddings.  Photography is positively encouraged with the use of 2 golf carts provided for an hour of photography around the grounds.
  • Newbridge Memo, High Street, Newbridge. NP11 4FH.
    Celynen Collieries Institute & Memorial Hall (more fondly known as Newbridge Memo) are actually two buildings opened in the early 20th century. The art deco ballroom can comfortably seat up to 150 people while the function room will hold up to 80. Newbridge Memo seems very community focussed and is very keen to get local people involved in it’s various projects and events. This would make it a perfect venue for couples getting married near Newbridge (or located anywhere in Caerphilly County) with a local interest. Wedding photography is encouraged at events in Newbridge Memo.
  • Shappelles (New Cottage Dance Centre), The Bridge, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed. CF82 7ED.
    Located north of Caerphilly, the New Cottage Dance Centre is a beautifully intimate place for your wedding ceremony and reception.  There are no restrictions on wedding photography.

Although I have now relocated to Caerphilly near Cardiff, I am still taking wedding photography bookings in London, Bristol and the rest of the UK.
I also cover all of South Wales including Newport, Swansea, Neath, Pontypridd, Llantrisant, Monmouth, Abergavenny, Barry and Penarth.

As well as all those lovely small towns & villages in-between!