Wedding Photography in Norwich is not just about taking pictures; It’s about telling a unique and very personal story: Everyone’s wedding day is different. My wedding photography style would be best described as reportage: as such, your wedding day is captured forever in an unobtrusive and subtle way, resulting in pictures that are natural, but in a truly stunning, special and personal way.
The day is about you, and all those special moments you will want to look back on in times to come. I will not spend precious time engineering false, posed, or stiff looking shots. From the very start of your day, I will be quietly documenting the joyful emotions of your close family members and friends, from getting ready, to your first dance together.
It is very important that you, and your guests, feel at ease with your wedding photographer. My aim is to blend into the background, so that your day is not interrupted in any way, you will find some pictures are even taken without you realizing! This creates an exclusive glimpse of the day, that in other circumstances may have been missed. This approach is also designed to let people concentrate on the wedding itself, and will help to create an easy atmosphere in front of the camera. Family group shots are not excluded altogether, although they are not the most important part of the photography package. Please note that all our packages are COPYRIGHT FREE, meaning you will never have to pay for your own pictures.
Wedding Photographer Norwich
Delux Wedding Book
Choose your favourite pictures from your big day and i will create you a hard covered wedding book professionally bound and pressed on the finest quality glossy paper.
Hi resolution images Copyright FREE
All of your edited digital images supplied on a DVD delivered in the highest print ready resolution completely copyright free presented in a deluxe presentation box.
DVD slide show
Your complete day presented on a DVD slide show set to the music of your choice using the finest transitions and highest quality encoding process. This option will amaze family members and is completely copyright free enabling you to make further copies. An example slide show can be seen at the bottom of this page.
Our online gallery is accessible to yourself, family and friends and is fully password protected. You will be able to order additional prints and canvases from here.
Our unique Portrait station is a firm favourite among our customers. The bride and groom and close family can have individual portrait pictures taken edited, printed and instantly delivered using our portable studio processing facility. Maximum 10 prints.
Packages and prices
Wedding Photography Guide
Choosing a Wedding Photographer
A wedding photographer has an extremely important job, to capture their clients most precious moments
at one of the greatest of family occasions.
Weddings are ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ events, meaning for the wedding photographer, there are no second
chances. With this in mind, choosing a trained and experienced professional wedding photographer is
Chris Bottrell Photography understands wedding photography
Training and Experience
As a wedding photographer I have been trained to capture the magic and uniqueness of any wedding, from
civil ceremonies to all forms of religious services. When choosing a wedding photographer it is importrant
to know what training and qualifications your photographer has. Experience in my opinion is key, a well
established wedding photographer with many years of experience is vital so you as the customer can be
assured that you will get the highest standards from your photographer.
Who will be covering your day?
Some Wedding Photography companies have many different photographers working for them. As each
photographer is individual in style and technique, can you be assured that the style you want will be
delivered as you expected? At Chris Bottrell Photography all weddings are covered by myself and on larger
events myself and my assistant. We never use third party photographers. So rest assured that only one style
will be used.
We like to be non-intrusive in our approach and will keep our exposure to a minimum, would you really like
3 photographers at your wedding getting in the way? No, that is why I exclusively shoot all my weddings
What’s included and terms of payment
This can be very confusing when comparing prices for wedding photography. Every photographer has
different packages available, many will give you a cheap base rate but will usually not include copyright
to your own images! I believe this is unfair and my customers always retain copyright to all images taken.
Copyright is usually taken so the photographer can up sell you additional prints, canvases, DVD slide shows
and Wedding Albums. This is a practice that I do not practice!
Chris Bottrell Photography has no hidden costs, what you see is what you get from our packages. All of our
packages include ALL of your final images on a disk in HIGH resolution 300DPI files ready to print as many
as you would like. A DVD slide show and on the higher priced packages a Deluxe wedding album. Additional
Albums can be purchased at COST price.
Does your wedding photographer require full payment up front? This is like paying for something you
have not even had yet and should be avoided at all costs. I only ask for a small deposit to be paid and the
balance to be paid 14 days before the day.
Credibility and reviews
Most photographers will have reviews posted on their own website, but how can you be sure that they
have not written them themselves?
It is always advisable to check out Google Places and Freeindex for reviews posted by past customers.
These two sites are independent and can be a valuable resource to see what people are saying about your
What’s your photographer like?
This may sound strange but what is the photographers personality like? Do they possess social skills are
they a suitable person to be at your wedding?
You must be able to feel at ease with your Photographer, there is no point in hiring someone who you have
no connection with as this will reflect in your final images, as you will be spending a whole day with this
person, it is a vital point to consider.
Is your photographer good with children?
A good photographer has the ability to work and adapt at all levels and this includes working with children.
Ask your photographer if they have children themselves and if they are FULL ENHANCED CRB CHECKED. I
know I am and I will produce an original copy on request.
As a photographer you can get some amazing shots of children at a wedding, this is a firm favourite with
the grand parents!
So what exactly is offered? Ok so you may be given high resolution images but are they watermarked? And
do you have the rights to the images? it is always best to share the copyright between yourself and the
It is important to know the exact size im mega pixels you will be given and the DPI (dots per inch) and also
what file format the images will be delivered in. We deliver all our images at 300 DPI using a 22.2 Million
megapixel camera which can be printed the size of a car!
Chris Bottrell Wedding Photography is fully equipped with the latest technology using only high quality
digital equipment, ensuring you receive crisp, clear and colourful high definition images. Your wedding
images will under go digital enhancements and retouching to make sure every detail is perfect.
Blemishes or slight imperfections can be removed so as to enhance the end result. All wedding photos are
put through this treatment as standard.
It is important to know what equipment your photographer uses. Would you trust a photographer that uses
a consumer grade camera and lense? Digital cameras come in many shapes and sizes and of differing
quality. We only use Canon branded camera bodies and lenses, in my opinion they are the best that money
can buy and only the best will do for our clients. Our cameras are all 22.2 Million Megapixels full framed
and all our lenses are canon L series. To find out more about canon professional photographic equipment
please visit the Canon website.