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In 2011 I entered the Wedding Industry Awards – the only wedding photography awards I have ever been interested in. The results are formulated directly from the feedback submitted to the Awards panel by Brides and Grooms. After the awards were finished, I was able to see what my couples from that year had written about my photography, and my  service. This was a humbling experience, and reinforced to me why I love shooting weddings. It’s not just about having the freedom to take amazing, important pictures, and to be given access to such emotion and happiness, it’s about fulfilling my couples dreams. It’s about the pleasure that they and their families derive from what I do.

 

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Since 2013, I have been one of four Photography Judges at the Wedding Industry Awards, as part of the MV Collective.

AWARDS FEEDBACK

“The best photographer you can imagine… Guy has the talent to capture moments so naturally that his work can only be described as art. His pictures are modern and unusual, and he captured the day and emotions exactly as they were, nothing was posed. We really couldn’t have asked for more. He’s a very nice person as well and we both felt so comfortable around him, we barely noticed him doing his work most of the day”

“We were really impressed with Guy and it’s as simple as that. We considered several others and were met with various responses from “this is what you’ll get if you use us” with no scope to ask for anything we wanted through to those with excessive charges and Guy shone through as someone who could give us what we wanted at the right price. He was incredibly easy to work with, flexible in his approach, took some wonderful shots (several that we had no idea he was taking), remembered everything we asked him to do and, interestingly, genuinely looked like he enjoyed himself at our function. We would definitely recommend him to others.”

“I cannot rate Guy highly enough. I looked at previous weddings of his on his blog and noted a comment by the bride saying that they felt like Guy had become more of a friend rather than just a photographer. I couldn’t agree more. I was not only very impressed by Guy’s manner on the day but also by the quality of the photos. I think that a wedding day is something to be proud of, and I was extremely proud. Not only of the lady that I married but also of the wedding and reception that we had. So when Guy managed to capture it in the way he did, and for literally each and every guest to comment on what a wonderful job he had done, it again filled me with pride. I would definitely use Guy again and will ask him to photograph my son’s christening if he branches out from weddings.”

 

 

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“From the first moment we met Guy we knew he was absolutely the right man for the job. He was relaxed and friendly and understood completely the look and feel we were trying to achieve for the day. In the run up he was always on hand to offer words of assurance and answer any silly questions. On the day itself he was an absolute superstar! Not only did he take the most beautiful photos but somehow managed to be completely unobtrusive in a very small and intimate venue. He was also just great to have around as he helped with everything from the boys buttonholes to calming any last minute nerves. By the end of the day he felt more like a guest than the photographer!”

“Guy is a true professional. On the day of the wedding you barely notice he’s there but when you see the photos you realise that he has captured every important moment. His eye for detail and ability to recognise the family relationships is amazing….highly recommended…with Guy you get what you pay for!”

“I cannot sing Guy’s praises enough and would without a doubt strongly recommend any couple to have Guy as their wedding photographer. My husband and I are just so pleased we booked Guy to photograph our wedding. He has such talent, commitment and passion for what he does and this was shown throughout the service we received and is also clearly evident in the end product, our truly stunning photographs. He is such a lovely man as well and it was so easy working with him. It was just a pleasure to have him as such an important part of our special day. We have the most beautiful wedding photos thanks to Guy. He has captured our wedding day in such an amazing way and there are so many fabulous memories and moments that he has caught. His photos tell the story of our day and we have had so much wonderful feedback from family and friends about how great Guy was on the day and how very impressed they are with our gorgeous photos. Plus, both sets of parents emailed him to say thank you for what a superb job he did. I cannot stop looking through our spectacular photos even after 7 weeks! We have had outstanding service from Guy throughout, from our initial meeting to the long hours he worked on our wedding day to how he worked so hard and fast to get our wedding photos to us so quickly which we deeply appreciated and know not many other photographers in this country would have done in such a short space of time for no extra cost. He really went over and above for us and we will always be incredibly grateful to him for what he did and for giving us such a beautiful set of photographs to cherish forever. Guy definitely deserves recognition for not only his hard work and tremendous talent but for also restoring my faith in this industry when we were disappointed by many other suppliers that we used.”

 

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“We were so happy we chose Guy – our photos definitely did not disappoint and we love them. They capture our special day in a unique, artistic and beautiful way. Although not everyone who attended the wedding is in the photos, Guy made it clear from the start that this might happen so it was not unexpected; we wanted incredible photos rather than lots of boring group shots and this is exactly what we received. On the day Guy was polite, unobtrusive and natural, and worked very well with the videographers. If you appreciate good photography and want wedding pictures that will be unlike any others you have ever seen, Guy is perfect. If you want posed, artificial shots of you as a couple and family photos that include every obscure great aunt, you should probably look elsewhere.”

“Guy was friendly, unassuming and really didn’t push us to make a decision in the early days of planning our wedding. We met with a few photographers but Guy was the one who really stood out. His work and his demeanour were great. We could tell instantly that he would be calm and unobtrusive on the big day. We spoke in the run up to the wedding and he took down all sorts of details relating to the itinerary and the families and the specific shots we were wanting. On the day, he called family members by their names, knew who everyone was and where they fitted in – it was like he had memorised our family trees! Everyone was very impressed. He was brilliant on the day, organised and efficient. We got all the shots we wanted and then some!!! Looking at the photos now we realise how little we even noticed Guy at the wedding (in a good way!!). There are shots there that capture a particular moment but thinking back we can’t picture Guy standing behind/beside/in front of us. I think that is the mark of a skilled photographer, capturing moments without influencing them. The comments we have had about our photos have been the most complimentary we’ve ever heard! We would thoroughly recommend Guy – for his work and his character.”

“Guy helped to make our day fun and relaxed whilst providing a professional service. His knowledge of the venue and ability to adapt to the ebb and flow of the day meant that he captured special moments rather than trying to force them to occur. Guy should be really proud of the photos that he produced as they really capture the joy of the day, and the stunning venue.”

 

 

“Guy Hearn is incredibly talented. Our photos are truly stunning. He captured the day and each individual’s character brilliantly. He is the most professional wedding photographer we have met. He was so discreet on the day that we didn’t even notice him taking our photos, but he still managed to capture every important moment, and even the fleeting/intimate moments between us and our family. Each of our guests remarked how amazing the photos are and how polite and professional he was. Many have asked for his contact details. Guy got to know us at planning meeting and he understood everything we wanted and delivered it on the day. We were all impressed on the day that he knew all our families, best men and ushers, and bridesmaids by name. His service was exceptionally quick post wedding too and we were able to send on our photos and look at them on honeymoon! I could not recommend Guy more highly. The quality of his photos speak for themselves, but as well as this, he was a pleasure to be with on our big day, and we are grateful that he captured our wedding so brilliantly that we have images to be proud of and can treasure.”

“Guy not only captured the day but he also, more importantly captured the atmosphere of the day. He was truly excellent”

“We are so so happy we chose Guy as our wedding photographer. It was such an important part of our day, and we really felt that we were in the safest of hands with Guy. Whilst not the cheapest, he is worth every penny….we still can’t believe how beautiful our wedding pictures turned out! Guy is incredibly friendly and down to earth, he made us feel at ease from our first meeting and we knew we could trust him to get on with the job and capture the story of the day. He was an absolute pleasure to have around on the day, everyone commented on how lovely he was to chat to. I think most people forgot he was the photographer, he just blended in as one of the guests! Looking through our photos for the first time was an amazing moment. Guy managed to capture perfectly the fun, laughter and love that our day was all about, the pictures are so special. We really appreciated the quick turnaround too especially in the busy wedding season. Two very happy customers!”

“Guy was very personable and had an excellent rapport which helped to ensure that our photos were as good as they can be. Guy listened to what we wanted from our photos and the end product showed that.”

 

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“Our wedding photos are simply amazing. Friends have remarked that they are some of the best that they have seen. Having good wedding photos is one of the most important parts of the wedding – not only are they a reminder of your special day but you can share them with people who couldn’t make it. Guy’s photos are perfect. In addition Guy was fantastic on the day – he sorted people out after we left the church to ensure he got wonderful shots as we walked down the church path and because he is so experienced he really knows what he is doing and we trusted him completely. I want to recommend him to all my friends when they get married.”

“We could not recommend Guy highly enough. We were impressed with his manner and professionalism at our friends wedding and did not hesitate in booking himself for our own. Being local we were able to build up a great relationship with Guy during the planning process and on the day it was just like having another friend taking the pictures. The quality of the photography is amazing and he really managed to capture the fun atmosphere of our wedding and the characters of the guests! Great stuff!”

“Guy is a recommended supplier to Hedsor House ( and its clear to see why) and having made an enquiry with Guy about our wedding day ( which was only a month away) we had an immediate response confirming that he would be happy to do it. We met Guy before the wedding at his home, we were able to see the quality of his photos and he clearly demonstrated that he new the venue extremely well. Guy’s style of photography was exactly what we wanted not intrusive but was always around to capture the moment. There are so many photos that we didnt even know guy had taken so when we received the photos after the wedding the pictures were amazing. We are so pleased he did an amazing job. Guys work really speaks for itself and since our wedding I have been asked by friends for Guy’s details as they are getting married next year.”

 

“Guy made the whole process so simple and enjoyable for us. He was extremely amicable and he truly felt part of the family by the end of the day. He made sure he knew everyone’s name, he managed to be everywhere and was very professional in organising the guests. His experience and expertise shone through not only in his outstanding work but the way in which he interacted with all the guests and family. He captured our day with such great detail and there was not a moment that he missed. He produced photos that were both artistic and full of emotion. We were very impressed and would recommend him to all our friends as he was recommended to us!!!”

 

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“Guy is a real professional and the photos were excellent. The preparation was great before the wedding day and Guy learn all the VIP guests by name which was amazing on the day when trying to get the family together for photos. The final product is excellent and we are so pleased that we spend a little more on the photography than a lot of the standard packages you are offered. Also it is important that a photographer can mix with your guests and get on with a range of people. We would definitely recommend Guy to other friends and family.”

“I had personally met with 10 photographers prior to meeting Guy. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say I was quite particular about the photography at our wedding. I knew I had found my one when I met Guy. He has a thorough website which really shows what he can do, but when I met him in person he 100% convinced me I could put my trust in him. Leading up to the day he was prompt in replying to any email or text I sent him. The week of the wedding we spoke at length about how the day was to go, he was very thorough, reassuring and positive. On the day he was perfect. My vicar said he had never worked with such a polite discreet photographer. He knew the names and faces of everyone of importance which really helped co ordinate the day and the bridesmaids / ushers/ family loved it. The weather was rubbish on the day, sideways rain at times, but he got some wonderful shots that I will treasure. He was respectful of all the family and friends who wanted to take their own pictures but still managed to get the best ones. He’s been prompt and helpful after the wedding and I have had endless complements since about not only how beautiful the shots are, but what a lovely bloke he was. Utterly unobtrusive, I didn’t notice a single flash the whole day, and photos we will treasure. I would certainly recommend Guy.”

 

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“Guy was friendly, attentive and very professional. We hardly noticed he was there and as a result have some fabulous natural photos of all our friends and family. From enquiring, through to our Wedding Day, Guy was easy to contact, efficient and helpful. We would definitely recommend him to any of our friends in future.”

“We cannot recommend Guy Hearn highly enough! Before our wedding, he was professional and helpful regarding the best shots to get on our special day. On the day itself, he was brilliant amongst the chaos of me and my bridesmaids getting ready, he took some beautiful shots of our ceremony and captured all of the fun at our reception afterwards. He produced all of our photos in super quick time after our wedding as well! We love the photos he took and when it comes down to it, the things you have after your wedding day are memories – both on video (Guy worked brilliantly with the videographer) and beautiful photos – of which we have lots!”

“After contacting Guy via his website he was timely at getting back to me, friendly on the first phone call and sent through a link to another wedding he’d photographed at our venue to show me his work, which was very reassuring and showed exactly the quality of his work. He’s bent over backwards to help us with things like mounting boards, that we wanted signed instead of a guest book and has always remained patient and courteous of our requests, whilst also offering his view on how to get the best out of him on the day. The best value for money of anything we spent on our wedding day, by a long shot. The photographs went beyond our expectations are are just the most beautiful memoir we could have hoped for.”

 

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“As soon as we met Guy we knew he would be the right photographer for us because we loved his style of photography, and felt very comfortable with him (which had by no means been the case with other photographers we’d met previously). On the day of our wedding, he was really fabulous. He fit in seamlessly with the wedding party, and made everyone feel at ease – and really impressed our close friends and families by memorising all their names! Guy had the right balance of being unobtrusive yet bossy enough when required to direct family members and friends (this was necessary for our large wedding party). We are very happy with the final product, and have a good balance of “getting ready shots”, posed couple and group shots, and natural photos taken of us and our guests throughout the day. Guy really excels with natural photographs, some of them are incredibly artistic – although we would probably have liked a few more traditional “cheesy” portrait shots than those we got. The package is quite expensive, but you pay for what you get – and other photographers who we met with prior to Guy came nowhere near his high level of professionalism. Guy has been fantastic at responding to queries very quickly (usually within half a day) throughout (including after our wedding), and we are extremely happy that we chose him to be our photographer.”

“He was absolutely brilliant. On the wedding day, he was discreet and professional. The photos are superb and we will treasure them forever.”

“Guy was very professional and easy to get on with and understood what we were looking for from our photographs. He was extremely discreet on the day. We are still enjoying looking at all our photos which are a wonderful reminder of our day. I doubt we will ever look so glamorous again!”

 

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“Meticulous in his thought process for the day – not to make life easier for himself but to make sure we were relaxed and got to enjoy as much of it as possible. My wife is not a fan of having her photo taken but after 10 years (and several thousand forced smiles!) we have ample selection of a genuinely happy and relaxed smile. Well presented for the day itself, he blended Chameleon like into the background and thus ensuring we had plenty of those ‘un-staged’ photos everyone wants on their wedding day. The end product was more photos than we could’ve dreamed of, and to an incredibly high standard – this being highlighted on his website which doesn’t just include his ‘one or two good efforts’ but his whole back catalogue. In short ……………… he was bloody brilliant!!!”

“Guy’s photographs are absolutely stunning – we were so thrilled with them. We didn’t have the best day in terms of weather, but despite that, he managed to capture the day in the photos wonderfully. During the day, he was so unobtrusive, so much so, that I was worried he might not have got great shots, but I shouldn’t have worried, as he completely surpassed my expectations. We are lucky to have such a fantastic record of our day, captured by a true professional. He was also friendly, laid back, and a joy to deal with.”

“Very highly recommended, amazing photographs, attention to detail and fitting in with style and atmosphere of the day. Amazing photographic style that catches people at ease and really provides a photographic story of the day.”

 

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“We were ambivalent about having a photographer because we didn’t want the ‘same old photo’s of big family groups’. We knew the traditional photo’s wouldn’t capture the emotion and story of our day, from beginning to end. A family member and friend encouraged us to look at other photographers and one gave me Guy’s name, saying “look at his website and see the photo’s are different and beautiful”. I did, I spoke to Guy about my fears of boring wedding photo’s and how I wanted to capture my dear old dad, my nagging mum (!), my nephew who is precious to us because he had cancer at 3 years, and the joy and tears of our day. Guy was so personable and professional. Our guests instantly liked him and he got shots without many of us knowing it. He remembered family and friend names, was unbelievably thoughtful with the children and delivered just breath taking shots, so full of emotion, we’re still teary when we look at them! Our guests loved the day and we have wonderful beautiful pictures to remember, and we feel immensely proud of . I have and will continue to recommend Guy Hearn to all who want to hear!”

“Guy was amazing of the wedding day. Lots of our guests commented on how discrete he was. He arranged a meeting before the wedding to ensure all the shots we wanted were taken. On the day he took lots of natural photos that you really were not aware had been taken ensuring people were caught in the moment! The photos were able to be viewed online after two weeks and where truly beautiful! Everybody who has seen the photo’s have commented on the quality even those people who did not attend the wedding!”

“Guy was absolutely fantastic in photographing our wedding. Many of our friends and family have said that his photos of our wedding are the best they have ever seen of any wedding. He captured the mood of our wedding brilliantly. He was relaxed and friendly and guided us through the photos with charm, even remembering all ten of the children’s names! We were hugely impressed with his service – even hand delivering our photos afterwards. He is just fantastic and I thoroughly recommend him.”“Guy was a great photographer and we would recommend him to everyone who was looking for one.”

 

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“The wedding photographs blew everyone away!”

“We really couldn’t have asked for anything more from Guy. The quality and range of his photographs were incredible, capturing scenes and light in an almost magical way. Guy is not only a fantastic photographer but also an incredibly personable and professional man who was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Without exception he responded to our emails very promptly and sent us our photographs in a very timely fashion after the wedding. Guy in particular was absolutely legendary when it came to a very difficult personal situation we faced during the planning of our wedding. We were in fact due to be married in February but we had to postpone the wedding until September as my husbands father died. Guy was incredibly understanding and without hesitation or request immediately waived any cancellation fee which by contract he would have been fully entitled to. He sent a very nice personal email of condolense which was gratefully received. We have had an awful lot of compliments about the photographs that Guy produced for us. Several friends have commented that some of the photographs looked they belong in a magazine they are of such a high standard! We are delighted that Guy has recorded our day so wonderfully and would recommend Guy without hesitation. We believe that he fully deserves to be nominated for, and to win, this award as recognition of not only his fantastic body of work but also his wonderful style with people. He fitted in to our day superbly well and again several friends commented that they really didn’t notice he was even there!”

“Superb service before, during and after the day. He made everyone feel incredibly relaxed and all the guests commented on both how good the photos were and also how nice Guy was. We barely noticed his presence yet he managed to get some wonderful and intimate shots.”

“Looking at Guy’s pictures on his website, we felt he had an excellent eye for capturing people’s natural reactions and emotions. When we met, he was professional and likeable and we had no hesitation in booking him. Throughout the whole process, from booking through to post-wedding, there have been no snags. Guy was a delight on the day, making our guests feel at ease and managing to capture many important shots without ever being intrusive. And looking through the pictures post-wedding was a real delight. Guy is talented and professional and his high-quality work has really added to our special day.”

 

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