Hello & Welcome

About

Hi, I’m Rob! You’ve found a documentary wedding photographer in Norfolk photographing weddings all over the UK and destination weddings in Europe. Mexico and the USA are most definitely on my bucket list!

I live in the beautiful Norfolk Broads with my gorgeous wife and our two children, our 6 (going on 13) year old daughter (the cheeky, too clever for my own good, one) and her baby brother (digger obsessed and always hiding my car keys).

I couldn’t live without my camera, books and music (my musical interests are best described as eclectic – lots of guilty pleasures). One of my favourite things in the world is reading and when I’m not shooting weddings you’ll find me in a cafe, headphones on, either buried in a good book or, people watching. I’ll often be accompanied by a cup of coffee bigger than my head! After a late night editing and being up early with my kids, it’s a liquid hug for the brain!

Other things I like to do in my spare time include going to the beach with family and friends, trips to the cinema, cooking and chilling out on the sofa watching Netflix but nothing makes me happier than playing with my kids!

Rob Dodsworth Norwich and Norfolk wedding photographer

I’ve been a photographer for 11 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else. The best thing about being a wedding photographer is that I get to eat fruit cake all year round – not just at Christmas! If you’re having a fruit cake tier on your wedding cake – then you should definitely call me!

I love meeting new people and this is absolutely how I came to be a wedding photographer. It’s taking photos of “people being people”. They just happen to be at weddings, getting drunk, on bouncy castles!

If you’re here you are looking for a wedding photography style that is fun and relaxed, creatively capturing photos that tell the story of your day. You want REAL photos of your day. You love the power of photography to freeze a moment in time. You will get pictures of your cake (before I tuck in!). You will get pictures of your flowers and those other little but important details. But it’s capturing the quirky, in-between moments, the things you might have been a part of but didn’t get a chance to stop and to notice that you really want to see in your wedding album!

You want the funny and joyful moments to shine through. You want “a fly on the wall”, not a photographer telling you or your guests what to do, how to act or, how to pose but simply letting you get on with having a fantastic time. This doesn’t mean being a wallflower, the best, most authentic, images come from being in the thick of the action. Essentially, if you’re having fun, then that’s when you’ll get the best photos. More than anything else you value having a good time. The details matter but you don’t care so much about formalities or having all the “things” – you just want to have an amazing time, celebrating your love for each other, with your favourite people.

If this sounds like you, then grab a mug of your favourite and take a look at some of my recent work or, a gander at the blog.

If you’re just starting out on your wedding planning and you live local to Norfolk but haven’t got your venue booked yet then, take a look at some of these Norfolk wedding venues to get you started. Some of my favourite Norfolk wedding venues include Narborough Hall, Southwood Hall, Bressingham Hall, Hautbois Hall, Holkham Hall (basically all the halls, there’s a lot of halls in Norfolk!) Voewood and Langley Abbey .

Ok, that’s enough about me. I would much rather hear about you and your plans.

If you like what you see and would like to check availability for your wedding date, then let’s talk! 😊

authentic |  beautiful | intimate |  OMG | over the moon | cherished memories | a gift we can truly treasure

A couple getting married in a North Norfolk church

Kate + Neil

We loved having you with us – such fun to have you there. We LOVE our pictures! I wish you could send us more EVERY friday! We love your style – authentic, beautiful, intimate. We look forward to cherishing the memories you have captured over the many years to come. Thank you. Again and again.

Dance Floor action at Georgian Townhouse Wedding

Edwina’s mum

Absolutely love ALL of these! Rob, you have captured all the stages of a beautiful, happy, fun wedding day and the essence of my girl is in these photos – beautiful, happy and fun. Ditto the essence of the day – so many beautiful, happy, funny and fun moments. She and Mark look totally in love and so so happy. The photos of their sons are so gorgeous! The whole day, everything – fab! Thank you.

Bride and Groom exchanging rings at wedding in North Norfolk

Becky + James

Rob!! Words can’t express how beyond happy we are with our photographs! I have become emotional more than once & we cannot stop looking at them! They are perfect, more than we could ever have dreamed of; we are so so over the moon! Thank you so much for all your hard work on the day and since! Eternally grateful.

A wedding at Narborough Hall

Laura + Simon

 I was nervous about the photos and had even contemplated not hiring a professional photographer as I genuinely do not like having my photo taken. However, from the moment you arrived, your laid back approach and great sense of humour instantly put me at ease. You worked your socks off and I can say, for the first time in my life, I enjoyed having my photo taken!

Newlyweds cuddle up at Hautbois Hall

Nicola + Joe

Just wow. We are completely overwhelmed. We love each and every single one, you have captured our personalities perfectly and have completely surpassed all our expectations. We cannot thank you enough. We love love love them. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!!!

A Norfolk wedding on a farm

Georgina + Alex

“a massive thank you for all that you have done to capture our wedding day. You made us and our guests feel comfortable, you really have a way with people. Our guests commented on how professional and friendly you were. We don’t think you stopped all day.

We are so glad we found you and that you were able to be part of our special day. Thank you so much. You have given us a gift we can truly treasure.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many images will we get?

This depends on a few things – how long your day is, how many guests you have and how hard you hit the dance floor but usually between 450-500 images, each one individually edited by yours truly and available for you to print to your hearts content.

Can we get an album?

Absolutely, I’d recommend it. Better that than a USB gathering dust in a drawer somewhere. Feel free to get in touch and I can talk you through the options. If you’d prefer to make your own book then I offer a digital only option.

Do you work with someone else?

A second photographer is available if you need it but in most situations, it’s not really necessary. I have photographed weddings, by myself, with 200 guests present. I’ll happily advise you if it’s something you really need.

I feel awkward posing for the camera? 

That’s normal. It’s nice to get some portraits on your wedding day but I’ll take my lead from you. I love working with couples who want to relax and enjoy their wedding day. Even when I take your portraits it’s often as simple as letting you enjoy a few moments together, while I capture some discrete, candid images to help you remember it by.

Can we meet you before we book?

Yes, Norwich isn’t short of places to grab a coffee! I’m always up for a chat. My weekend availability is limited and so weekday meetings are the norm but get in touch and we’ll get something in the diary.

Will you travel for our wedding?

Absolutely, I work throughout the UK and am looking forward to destination weddings in Portugal and Mallorca in the 2018 wedding season!

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