Just Big Smiles | Norwich & Norfolk Wedding Photographer


Just Big Smiles Wedding Photography

If you are looking for two award-winning wedding photographers who don’t watch the clock,  captures your entire day from early morning prep until the music finishes, then Karl and Jim would love to hear all about your wedding plans for your wedding day!

Kind words on Google

  • review rating 5  Well what can I say ........ the pictures produced by 'Just Big Smiles' are amazing and produced so quickly, and the quality is unbelievable. Jim shoot some magnificent pictures of my son on his Prom night and the quality and value for money is second to none. If you have an event, wedding, engagement shoot this is the company to talk too. Thank you so much xx

    thumb Diane Harper

    review rating 5  What a fantastic event to go to for our anniversary, pictures in a car, and a booth for posed photos with props sounded fun but I am amazed by the standard of the photos and how quickly they were done, even slightly adapted too 😉 fantastic service thank you HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    thumb Lindsay Stenning

    review rating 5  Jim and Karl were absolutely phenomenal on our wedding day, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "extra mile". There was nothing that couldn't or wouldn't do on the day, making even the most camera shy individual love the camera. They really created a fun and relaxed atmosphere, which on the biggest day of your life is no easy feat. They listened to what we wanted and accommodated every one of our wishes, getting the perfect individual shots and breath taking group shots. The pair were incredibly creative with plenty of outside the box ideas, that created some truly wonderful memories. I cannot recommend the pair enough, and not one of our guests had a bad word to say about them. They were extremely professional and absolute delight to share our special day with, and compared to the other companies we looked at you don't have to remortgage to hire.

    thumb Sam Wood
  • review rating 5  Well what can we say..two fantastic guys who made our wedding day with they're professionalism, patience & laughs. Couldn't of asked for better photos they are stunning! Top guys thank you again xx

    thumb Danny Pond

    review rating 5  I cannot rate Jim highly enough - not just for our fantastic wedding album which he went above and beyond what we could have wished for but our very special day would not have been the same without him - the meeting before the day; sharing experiences on timings and how the day will run smoothly, providing water after the church service and then the surprise of the black boards (which you will have to find out for yourselves). If you are looking or a photographer for your wedding and you don't want any worries on what to look back on, look no further, as you will truly have 'just big smiles' on the day. Thanks Jim (for everything).

    thumb Beth McAnerney

    review rating 5  Absolutely amazing. Jim was wonderful, prepared to work with whatever was happening at the time, nothing too small. Everyone at the wedding loved him and the pictures he took.

    thumb Katy Joyce

Kind words on Facebook

  • review rating 0  Jim came highly recommended, he is friendly, approachable, helpful and very professional. We wanted someone who was discreet but capture our Wedding Day and Jim definitely delivered. Jim was there from the start right through to the end when our evening entertainment finished at midnight. Within a couple of days our photos were sent to us and looking through the brilliant photos we saw our day unfold again before our eyes, capturing our family and friends enjoying the day, with fantastic group shots, some lovely unique and personal shots and action shots too. Jim then produced a fantastic album adjusting it to our requirements and a few weeks later our album was ours, along with a video and all the photos taken on a memory stick all given in presentation boxes, a lovely touch. He even printed photos at our request for us to give to family and friends. Our guests also remarked how friendly and professional Jim was throughout the day. We would have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Jim for Wedding photos, or for any other event. Thank you Jim. Guy and Elaine Hubbard.

    thumb ElaineandGuy Hubbard

    review rating 0  Jim and Karl.....well, where do we start? You were just brilliant. Friendly, professional, talented and with a great eye for detail our day was captured through fantastic photos. You were not only our photographers but a part of our wedding. Everyone at our wedding loved you guys and we had many of our guests saying they wish they had you two at their weddings. Highly recommended!!!!. If any of you guys are reading this and have not booked a photographer yet then get these guys while you still can. Thank you once again from James and Rosie xx

    thumb James Warren-Elmer

    review rating 0  What an amazing eye for a great picture. Jim is a great guy too, and the extra details make everything magical. highly recommended

    thumb Hannah Stenning
  • review rating 0  Friendly, accommodating, professional and inventive. If you want wedding photos that capture your special day like no-one else can, there is only one choice and that's these guys. The service they provide is second to none.

    thumb Dave Chaney

    review rating 0  Jim is a true professional that goes the extra mile and if your looking for honesty and integrity look no further. I could say more but I believe his website speaks for it's self. Andrew Stephen Turff

    thumb Andrew Turff

    review rating 0  Nothing is too much trouble and they work so hard at getting exactly what you want. Throwing in many ideas on the way. Ended up with terrific photos to treasure.

    thumb Karen Ray
  • review rating 0  These two are absolutely fantastic, we had Karl and Jim do the photos at our fundraising event last night and they were awesome.. so fun and made everyone feel so comfortable all night, they couldn’t get enough of the photos Would definitely highly recommend to anyone

    thumb Tanya Pitt

    review rating 5  After looking at many different Wedding Photographers Mark and I were really pleased with our final choice in James and Karl at Just Big Smiles. From the first time we met these guys we could tell they were going to help us capture our day in just the way we wanted. They met with us a couple of times in advance to talk through our requirements including a practice shoot in Abbey Gardens to ensure we knew exactly the right spots to capture the perfect memories and didn't keep our friends and family hanging around too long on the big day. The after care was as good as the day itself, they came back to us quickly with an edited selection of shots and helped us create an album we will treasure as a momento of a great day. We would highly recommend Just Big Smiles, friendly, approachable and professional, thanks guys - you were ace!

    thumb David Scott

    review rating 5  If your looking for someone to capture your wedding day or any other special event, look no further, right from the initial meeting with just big smiles we knew they were the photographers for us. We chose their platinum package which included our engagement photoshoot, the wedding day, and a photo album. What really surprised us was just how dedicated to their research and preparation they were; from several meetings with us, venue visits, scouting out different areas around our wedding venue for great photo opportunities and personal requirements. They couldn’t have made our time with them any more at ease, fun, yet professional and unique all in one, ensuring nothing was too much trouble and taking an anything is possible approach to our day. When we sat down to review our photos, we couldn’t have been happier. They captured the day perfectly; the lighting and angles were exceptional and the finish was spectacular. Both myself and my husband wouldn’t want anyone but just big smiles to capture our special moments from this point on, they are the photographers for us. We cannot wait to work with you again and we will always recommend your services Xx

    thumb Vanessa Bumphrey
  • review rating 5  When you ask someone you don’t know to provide a service, there is always some uncertainty at first and the hope that the right decision was made. We did some background research on Just Big Smiles and we liked what we saw so we decided to ask them to be our photographers on our wedding day. We first met Jim and Karl on the day of the engagement shoot. They wanted to know all about our expectations, our likes and dislikes for the big day. They were very attentive and friendly. During the engagement shoot, we all learnt a bit more about each other and that helped us relax - we don’t normally like having photos taken of us. When we saw the results, we could really see how technically competent they are with cameras, but also how nice their artistic ideas were. On the big day, when we saw them again, it felt like we were meeting friends - again that helped us relax more in front of the camera to the point of almost forgetting about it. Jim and Karl’s technical competence was obvious once again, always thinking about what would work and what wouldn’t and making the most of what’s available at the time (fields, sunsets, trees in blossom, etc). During the group photos, they cracked jokes and created diversions to get people to relax and look amused. We also liked their nature documentary like approach for some of their photography. Some of our favourite pictures are of people caught off-guard and not knowing they were photographed. They also set up our photo booth and took the photos, which was a good source of entertainment. In summary, we are very happy that we took the decision to ask Jim and Karl to be our photographers for our big day. We found them friendly, attentive, technically and artistically very competent and we could not recommend them highly enough. When the day was over, it felt quite sad to say goodbye as it felt like we were saying farewell to friends we had known for a long time.

    thumb Carly Fischer

    review rating 5  If you are looking for a wedding or event photographer, we highly recommend using Just Big Smiles. We got married on a dark winter’s afternoon/evening, and did not initially intend to have a photographer, as we felt it would be too difficult to capture the occasion in such challenging conditions. Fortunately, we were proved wrong! Jim and Carl from JBS captured some of the most incredibly creative, atmospheric and natural photo’s you could imagine. We were overwhelmed with the photos we received, and also very impressed with how quickly they were edited and shared with us. It wasn’t just about the pictures, however. Jim and Carl’s warm, friendly, ‘nothing is too much trouble’ approach is what really made it for us. Their passion for the job and incredible attention to detail really shone through. We were able to meet with Jim beforehand to discuss exactly what we wanted, and he even took the time to visit and familiarise himself with the venue before the day. On the day, Jim was at the venue first thing in the morning, capturing as much of the build-up as he could. During the reception, they provided sparklers for guests for some creative shots outside. They also asked guests to write messages for us on chalkboards – something we didn’t even know had happened until the photos came through! These little touches mean we have a wonderful variety of photos we can treasure for evermore. If you book JBS, you’ll have no regrets.

    thumb Ed Taylor

    review rating 5  Jim was our wedding photographer on Oct 7th 2017 and the pictures are amazing!! He even won an award for one of them �. He is extremely professional wanting to make sure he is clued up on the pictures of people you absolutely don’t want to miss and will discuss this prior to the event. We would highly recommend him and only sorry we didn’t take him up on the offer of the engagement photo shoot also. I’ve since been to another event that Just Big Smiles took the photographs at and Jim is now an awesome duo with Karl alongside him to take double the fun shots. Thanks again JBS x

    thumb Nicola Layt
  • review rating 5  Absolutely amazing!!!!! I am so so happy that you were able to capture so many fantastic and special memories at my 40th Birthday party � The mixture of lovely natural shots, the best ever photo booth fun and so many great pics taken!! Thank you so much for helping make my party the best ever and capturing the most amazing memories � Such professional, happy, friendly & fantastic guys!! Very, very highly recommended!�� Thanks again �

    thumb Claire Pointer

    review rating 5  Jim was the Photographer at our wedding on May 4th 2018. He was absolutely brilliant and produced some fantastic photos of our wonderful day. He's a very knowledgeable photographer that captures every aspect of your special day. He has a warm personality and made all our guests feel comfortable. We 100% recommend Just Big Smiles for your photography needs. Thanks again Jim. The New Mr and Mrs Tooke.

    thumb Dan Tooke

    review rating 5  Jim was brilliant at my sisters wedding. Cant thank him enough. Everyone commented about how nice he was can't wait to see the pictures! Thanks again. Look forward to working with you again !

    thumb Samantha Finlayson
  • review rating 5  If you are getting married and need a brilliant photographer contact Jim! Even though I was the most annoying bride as I really didn’t know what I wanted � he spent so much time giving us ideas and preparing for our big day! Couldn’t thank him enough! I highly recommend him �

    thumb Francesca Holly Ray