Gay Wedding Photographer in London & Cardiff

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Gay wedding at Islington Town Hall - Exchange of Rings

This is a rather special shot: Taken at Islington Town Hall in London, the couple are clearly oblivious to their photographer’s presence. They are so ‘in the moment’ – the way it should be!


**Please note that I take same-sex weddings throughout the UK**

There are more comprehensive FAQ’s on my Caerphilly Wedding Photography FAQ’s page…


Brides holding hands and laughing after LGBT marriage with registrar clapping

I like to be at the front to capture all the excitement that an LGBT wedding inspires. At the point of marriage, these newly-weds can hardly contain themselves.


Same-sex Wedding Photography FAQ’s

 

Q. WHEN CAN WE BOOK OUR GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOU?

A. It’s over 4 years since the law changed regarding gay wedding ceremonies.  From March 29th 2014, gay or LGBT/LGBTQ/LGBT+ weddings became legal in the UK.  Thankfully I am able to freely take gay wedding photography bookings in London, Cardiff,  Bristol and throughout the UK.  So please get in touch to discuss.


Q. LESBIAN AND GAY WEDDINGS ARE NEW TO THE UK.  ARE THE TRADITIONS THE SAME AS WITH A HETEROSEXUAL WEDDING?

A. Gay wedding traditions are as similar as you want them to be.  Obviously some of the traditions are gender specific.  Therefore traditions such as one of the couple walking down the aisle to meet the other at the altar may not be appropriate.  Of course, if you wanted to do this, that’s fine.  Otherwise, the couple may walk down the aisle together or sometimes two aisles may be organised.  Similarly no-one will expect a male to toss a garter (unless he wants to and has a garter handy!)  I think it’s important to organise the day as you want it and not worry too much about what’s gone before.  Gay weddings are still uncharted territory in the UK.


Signing of Register at Cardiff Same-Sex Wedding

A staged signing of the wedding register shot: Some registrars object to photography of the actual signing, instead opting for a ‘dummy’ register to be set up.


Q. WE WERE THINKING OF HAVING AN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION. CAN YOU PROVIDE THIS?

A. Yes I’d love to!  I have a whole page dedicated to engagement photography.  All the information applies to booking a photographer for your gay wedding too. Engagement shoots are a great way for us to get acquainted and for you to feel comfortable in front of the camera.  The cities of London, Cardiff and Bristol and  provide a wealth of opportunity and backdrops for your pre-wedding shoot.  I can also provide a guest book featuring the best of your engagement photos for your guests to write in.  This provides a unique keepsake of your day.


Female relative gives wedding reading at Marylebone Town Hall with brides and guests watching

I love overview shots and this one shows pretty much everything that’s going on at the same-sex wedding in London.


Q. WHICH AREAS DO YOU COVER APART FROM CARDIFF? CAN YOU TRAVEL FAR?

A. Most of my weddings are London and Cardiff based, so I work mainly within the South Wales area and also Bristol.  I am part-based in London so can also cover the Capital and the home counties too.  However if you are having your LGBT wedding further afield, by all means get in touch to discuss.


Q. HOW LONG CAN WE BOOK YOU FOR ON THE DAY? WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES?

A. Basically you can book me for as little or as long as you like. Just as with my other weddings, you can book me from the morning preparations right through to the evening and first dance and beyond. Contact me by one of the methods below and I can help you work out how much time you think you’ll need. You can always change this later.


Same-sex wedding brides hugging in ceremony room

A first kiss, then a hug. I framed the couple on the right to feature their guests clapping, giving more context to the shot.


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Group Shot in Mayor's Parlour at Islington at LGBT Wedding - Couple Kissing

This gay wedding was at a register office in London – the beautiful light enabled some fantastic group photography in the ceremony room.


Delighted with the Results…

Gay Wedding in Mayor's Parlour at Islington Town Hall - Exchange of Rings

We found Guy’s portfolio on the Internet and, despite the short notice, he made himself available to cover our wedding at Islington Town Hall and a reception in Crouch End. We were delighted with the results. We didn’t want too many formal shots, but instead we wanted – and we found – someone who could capture the spirit of the moment and leave us with images that we will treasure for a very long time. Guy worked in an extremely discrete way, and took great pains to ensure that he caught great shots of all of our guests. We have no hesitation in recommending him to people who aren’t quite sure precisely what they want, but are happy to leave a professional photographer to record the day as he sees fit.

Martin & Stephen


Bride smiling at her bride whilst registrar reads wedding vows

Capturing expression is everything for the wedding photographer. One of the bride's is quite clearly in the moment - the way it should be at her LGBT wedding.


Q. DO YOU PROVIDE CIVIL PARTNERSHIP CONVERSION PHOTOGRAPHY?

A. Yes!  Ever since gay weddings became legal, converting a civil partnership into a marriage has become very popular.  I'm happy to photograph these as I would any wedding or event.


Gay Wedding Photography at Kensington Town Hall, London

Some venues allow confetti for gay wedding photography shots. I shot a lovely sequence at this small wedding in London.


Q. ARE WE ABLE TO MEET WITH YOU BEFORE BOOKING?

A. Yes and as your potential photographer I think it's very important for us to meet first.  Whether we click with each other or not is equally as important as if you like my photography.  To be able to talk through your day and swap ideas in a mutual environment such as a coffee shop is a very good idea.  We can also meet at the venue if you prefer that.  As I'm based near Cardiff, meeting engaged gay couples in South Wales is easiest, but I'm often in London so can meet there too when I'm in the city.


Same-Sex Wedding London & Cardiff Photography Bookings

Email me, fill in the form below or phone 07947 613070 any time
to discuss your LGBT+/gay wedding photography London/Cardiff/UK requirements and arrange a meeting!


Q. AND IF WE WANT TO BOOK YOU, WHEN IS OUR BOOKING SECURED?

A. The booking is made on receipt of a 20% deposit of the agreed fee and signature of the contract.  Then the date is in my diary and I will take no other work on that day.  I like everything to be as simple as possible for you, so I'll send through a questionnaire for you to fill in to include all the finer details.


Gay Marriage Couple in London Venue

The Grooms enter the wedding breakfast: The look of happiness on their faces says it all!


Q. HOW WILL YOU EDIT OUR PHOTOGRAPHS? CAN WE CHOOSE?

A. I'll process your LGBT/gay wedding photographs in a mixture of colour and black and white as I think suits. There are numerous examples of my photographic style throughout my site so have a good look through. If there's a style you really like or one that you're not very keen on, please feel free to tell me.  I welcome all feedback.


Q. DO YOU PROVIDE ANY PRINTED MEDIA OF OUR WEDDING?

A. An item that proves popular with couples is the Wedding Coffee Table Book. This is a 100 page hard-back professionally press-printed book featuring the best of your gay wedding photography in London or Cardiff. When we meet prior to your booking me, I'll bring a sample book for you to see.  Your images come with a license to print and distribute for personal use.


Guests at wedding toasting gay couple

This wedding reception was in the classy Hutong Restaurant in the Shard. Here the guests toast the couple during the speeches.


Four of My Favourite Gay Friendly Wedding Venues:

The Old Marylebone Town Hall in Westminster.

Stoke Newington Town Hall, Hackney.

City Hall in Cardiff.

Castell Coch, Cardiff.


For LGBT Resources & Advice>> The Lesbian & Gay Foundation


Cardiff Same Sex Wedding Photography Reception Hug

After the speeches, Sharon and Kath hug passionately. A shot that shows off the love between two people is what my photography is all about.


Best Gay Wedding Photographers London & Cardiff - Guy Milnes Photography.

I am based between London & South Wales, but I am still taking LGBT/gay wedding photography bookings in London. Bristol and Nationwide.
I cover all of South Wales including Cardiff, Caerphilly, Swansea, Newport, Neath, Pontypridd, Cwmbran, Abergavenny and Penarth.

As well as so many lovely small towns & villages in-between!


Gay Wedding Photographer London - Couple Portrait

A nice and natural portrait. Not set up and taken at the wedding reception, this shows some of the personality of the couple.

I’d Love to Hear From You...
Contact Me to Discuss Your LGBT Wedding Photography!

Email me, fill in the form below or phone 07947 613070 any time
to arrange a portfolio viewing and discuss your big day!!

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Wedding Photographer in Cardiff & London

Guy Milnes Photography is based between London and Caerphilly covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
He has been a professional photographer since 2008 and loves to capture the true atmosphere of the wedding day as it unfolds naturally.

 

Preferred Contact Number:
07947 613070

https://www.guymilnes.com/

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