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At Just Big Smiles we love working as a pair! Karl and I have been friends for nearly 20 years and this shows in our work as we both have the same passion and the ability to work as one.
We love photographing weddings, as we can put on our suits, shine our shoes, and dust off our bowler hats, (yes, we do look like Laurel and Hardy) and spend an entire day with awesome people having fun and taking photographs of the guests enjoying themselves. We really do have the best job in the world, but shhh don’t tell anyone.
Hi, I’m Jim
aka Stan Laurel, married to my beautiful wife Donna and I can honestly say getting married was the best thing I have ever done, in fact, I have married the same girl twice without ever getting divorced, all I can say is what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
We got married in St Andrew & St Peter Church Blofield in the years when I had hair, our wedding reception was at the Cliff Hotel, Gorleston and we had a Norwich Wedding Photographer all paid out of our own money.
To this day I remember how hard we had to save our pennies to pay for our day of dreams. We simply could not afford to have our wedding photographer stay into the evening.
Donna and I also remember how strange it was to have a guy who we didn’t really know spend one of the most important days of our lives documenting our wedding day because we didn’t really know him.
They say you learn from experience but you should only get married once (unless of course, you go to Vegas!) so it is for this reason Just Big Smiles includes a pre-wedding shoot so we can get to know one another better and we stay until the music finishes, so in later life you can remember all the friends who came to the evening party because we will be there to get a picture of them, unlike my wedding photographer.
Hi, I’m Karl
aka Ollie Hardy, living in Swaffham and loving photography since I was 8 years old. I never thought I would ever have a career in photography until Jim asked me to help him photograph my first wedding and I loved every minute, the rest is, history!
I have been photographing landscapes, wildlife, family and friends for over 30 years. I was so excited when Jim asked me to help him out in the depths of North Norfolk as a second wedding photographer.
Jim and I have been friends for nearly 20 years and we really know what each other is thinking, we really do work as one.
Jimmy goes with the girls in the morning and I go with the boys, it is so funny when I knock on the door and the boys are still in their boxers shorts, eating their bacon sandwiches totally relaxed about the day. It’s great fun photographing the boys. I have been to so many pubs all over Norfolk photographing the boys, I should really be known as the Norfolk Wedding pub photographer.