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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.

Cardiff Wedding Photographer Guy Milnes  – “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 photographed our wedding at Caerphilly Castle - he was very helpful and flexible. On the day he was not at all intrustive and took wonderful photos - they were ready for us in just a few days. Really excellent service!
Morgan & Tom
17:59 18 Apr 18
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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Cardiff Wedding Photographer - Kiss at Wedding Reception

 

Caerphilly Castle Logo Design - Guy Milnes Photography Logo

 

Hi, I’m Guy and I’m a Cardiff 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 have the same impact.  This is the kind of photography that a wedding photographers in Cardiff can’t stage – it just happens and it’s my job to be there when it does.  The happy couple loved it 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 Cardiff wedding 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 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 I love to document those also, so if you’re having a same-sex wedding then please contact me to discuss.


Choosing Your Cardiff Wedding Photographer.

Choosing your wedding photographers Cardiff 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, 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 Cardiff register office ceremony with a small meal afterwards book me for 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…

 

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

 

NHS Discounts Card - Wedding Photographers Cardiff

7 Reasons to Have Your Wedding in Cardiff?

 

Chinese Wedding Vows - Cardiff Wedding Photographer

 

I Love Cardiff (or Caerdydd in Welsh) and have been photographing Cardiff weddings for a while now! It’s such a cosmopolitan and vibrant city which has so much going for it. More laid back and often friendlier than London, Wales’s capital is one city which should seriously be considered when choosing your wedding photography destination.

Here are a few reasons why:

CARDIFF HAS MORE GREEN SPACE PER PERSON THAN ANY OTHER CITY IN THE UK…

So, wherever you have your wedding, there will be plenty of scope for your couples portraits not too far away – there’s even a Wetlands Reserve! From Bute Park, just behind the castle to Long Wood Nature Reserve further north, there will be somewhere scenic near you. Just remember to take your (clear or white) umbrellas!!

But having said that…


THE CITY HAS MORE HOURS OF SUNLIGHT THAN MILAN!

It doesn’t always rain in Cardiff despite it’s reputation. Your wedding day is as likely to be rainy as anywhere else in the UK – apparently.  A little known fact is that artificial rain was invented in Wales. How ironic is that?!?

The wettest summer month is August; December being the wettest winter month.  Listen to the forecast and bring umbrellas if it’s looking like rain.  For wedding photographer Cardiff purposes, white or clear are best to let through the natural light as below.


Wedding Photographers Cardiff - Happy Couple Kissing in the Rain

THE CARDIFF AREA HAS MORE CASTLES THAN ANY OTHER CAPITAL CITY!

And what’s more you can get married in them all! Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch and St Fagan’s Castle all have wedding licenses for non-religious, register office type weddings. There are many more castles within an hour’s drive of Cardiff.  This includes Caerphilly Castle – Wales’s largest. South Wales boasts numerous other castles – probably the highest concentration in the world. You can have your wedding in many of them. Although I’d advise just choosing one!


THERE ARE 42 NON-RELIGIOUS VENUES APPROVED FOR WEDDINGS AND CIVIL CEREMONIES BY CARDIFF COUNCIL…

From the atmospheric Cathay’s Cemetery Chapels to traditional pub, Ty Mawr, there will be somewhere that will suit you and your budget down to the ground. The big chains – Marriott, Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn, Hilton and Novotel are all licensed wedding venues.

For more intimate wedding days why not get married at City Hall or a small church and then go on to one of the multitude of pubs/restaurants/hotels that cater for wedding parties and that Cardiff plays host to?

Cardiff Council has a comprehensive list of which wedding venues they approve – I include these at the bottom of the page. Do remember that religious ceremonies can only take place in religious buildings, of which the Cardiff area has many of all different faiths.


Wedding Photographers Cardiff - Confetti after Ceremony

 

Exactly What We Wanted…

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. 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.

Suzie and Russ

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CARDIFF IS SIXTH IN MAGAZINE'S LIST OF TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN THE WORLD!

National Geographic calls Cardiff a 'gem' and places in at number 6 in the world's top summer destinations. Most weddings take place in the summer months but Cardiff is wonderful at any time of the year. It's a sure-fire bet that Cardiff will provide a glorious backdrop to your wedding.   Plenty of food for thought when researching your Cardiff wedding photographers!


CARDIFF IS WALES' MOST MULTICULTURAL CITY...

People from across the world come to live and work in Cardiff. There is a sizeable Asian and Black population and most of the world's religions are represented. This is great news for anyone wanting to marry in the city. Whether you're Christian, Muslim, Jewish or Sikh, there is a religious or civil venue and officiant there just for you.


CARDIFF IS A RELATIVELY SMALL CAPITAL CITY...

Everything is within easy striking distance. There may not be the smooth transport links of London's TFL but there doesn't need to be. Wherever you have your wedding ceremony, the journey to the reception won't be a long one - maybe even walkable. What a beautiful city to have as a backdrop for your wedding photography portraits along the way!  Think about that when considering where to say your wedding vows!


Cardiff Wedding Photographer - Bridesmaids on Stage at Ceremony

Cardiff Council's List of Approved Marriage & Civil Ceremony Premises

 

The Angel Hotel, Castle St. CF10 1SZ

Canada Lodge and Lake, Heol Pant-y-Gored, Creigiau. CF15 9NF.

Cardiff Castle, Castle Street. CF10 3RB.

Cardiff City Stadium, 82a Leckwith Rd. CF11 8AZ.

Cardiff Masonic Hall, 8 Guildford Street. CF10 2HL.

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais. CF15 7JS.

Cathays Cemetery Chapels, Fairoak Road, Cathays. CF24 4PY.

Cathedral 73, 73 Cathedral Road. CF11 9HE .

Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant, Churchill Way. CF10 2WF.

City Hall, Cathays Park. CF10 3ND.

Cardiff County Hall, Atlantic Wharf. CF10 4UW.

De Courceys Manor, Tyla Morris Avenue, Pentyrch. CF15 9QN.

Fairwater Conservative Club, 61 Ely Rd. CF5 2BY.

Future Inn Cardiff, Hemingway Road .CF10 4AU.

The Hilton, Kingsway. CF10 3HH.

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre, Castle St. CF10 1XD.

Holland House Hotel & Spa (Mercure), 24-26 Newport Rd. CF24 0DD.

Howell's School, Cardiff Road, Llandaff. CF5 2YD.

Jolyon's at No. 10, 10 Cathedral Road, Riverside. CF11 9L J.

Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place. CF10 3UD.

Manor Parc Country Hotel & Restaurant, Thornhill Road, Thornhill. CF14 9UA.

Mansion House, Richmond Road. CF24 3UN.

Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane. CF10 1EZ.

National Museum, Cathays Park. CF10 3NP.

New House Country Hotel, Thornhill. CF14 9UA.

Hotel Novotel, Schooner Way. CF10 4RT.

Park House Restaurant, 20 Park Place. CF10 3DQ.

Park Inn by Radisson - City Centre, Mary Ann Street.CF10 2JH.

Park Inn by Radisson - Cardiff North, Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn. CF23 9XF.

Park Plaza, Greyfriars Rd. CF10 3AL.

Pencoed House Estate, Llantrisant Road, Capel Llanilltern. CF5 6JR.

Portland House, 113 - 116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5EQ.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace. CF10 2FL.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park. CF10 3ER.

The Principal St David's Hotel, Havannah Street. CF10 5SD.

St Fagan's Museum of Natural History, St Fagans. CF5 6XB.

Sunflower and I, 1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5EE.

SSE SWALEC Stadium. CF11 9XR.

Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park. CF10 3AP.

The Exchange Hotel, 4-5 Mount Stuart Square. CF10 5FQ.

Ty Mawr, Graig Road, Lisvane. CF14 0UF.

Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Rd. CF14 7EF.


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

I provide wedding photography services in all the Cardiff areas, including
Canton, Cathays, Roath, Tremorfa, Llandaff, Lisvane, St Fagan's and Fairwater.


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