Atlanta Wedding Photography for Under $2000

Have you recently gotten engaged? And are looking for Certified Professional, Atlanta Wedding Photographers for under $2,000, then you are in the right place and I can help!

Your wedding day is yours to design, create, execute, enjoy, celebrate and keep the memories forever and all kept on budget! I have created wedding photography packages that are completely customizable to your needs - and budget.

If you are looking for a weekday or weekend photography and a nice collection of elegant, classic, emotion-filled wedding photos. You would like to print some of the photos to display in your home to remind you of the love your share and your big day. Plus the option to order wall art, prints and albums that fit your life-style and needs.

Hi, I'm Chris Cottrell, Certified Professional Wedding Photographer and owner of Cottrell Photographers in Kennesaw, Georgia Just north of Atlanta. I offer affordable wedding photography for Atlanta couples who love the photographic process. If you enjoy lookng at black and white as well as color, timeless, romantic, emotion filled photographs that are affordable and easy to get, read on.

Atlanta Wedding Photographers

I am a PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Certified Professional Photographer delivering quality wedding photography and you can book me for under $2,000.

I can cover your all the things that are important to you. The ceremony, getting ready, rings, dress and shoes details and styled family and bridal party portraits are all included. Your first romantic photographs as Newly Weds, immediately after the ceremony and before the reception. All this and more is included in one of my under $2,000 collections.

Why you should hire Atlanta's Chris Cottrell, Certified Professional Wedding Photographer


Getting married is so exciting, such fun, and sometimes a little daunting. From looking for the perfect wedding venue, finding the wedding dress of your dreams and choosing your wedding day photographer, it's a lot to think about. With my relaxed, quiet, style you’ll forget I’m there quietly documenting the day as it unfolds. An experienced, PPA Certified Professional Photographer adn Atlanta Wedding Photographer, I can make you look and feel beautiful and make you both shine on your big day. I have a knack of capturing all the emotions of the day, tears, laughter, sighs, loving hugs and more forever.

A $500 retainer reserves me for your wedding day photography. I keep things organized, punctual and I'm always available to answer any questions you both might have.

About me

The thing I love most about wedding photography is being around lots of people, family members, close friends and loved ones. Being British and creative I bring a different perspective to my photography. I’ve been told my British sense of humor shows in the images, however I am very serious about my craft.

I love the creative outlet that photography gives me access to. I love working out and love to run and have completed the Boston Marathon four times. Some of my favorite things in the world are my wife, kids & family, our 2 rescue Pugs “Bodie & Spanky”, old tee shirts, jeans, cowboy boots, tea, coffee a decent IPA. I love movies, binge watching TV shows and looking at art, listening to all kinds of music and of course a good laugh with friends new and old! to name a few.

Timeless Photographs

All of my wedding collections include a custom designed, wedding album for you both and your future generations to enjoy forever.

Each photograph is a visual reminder of a precise moment in time on your Wedding Day, beautifully captured for you and your families to enjoy forever. My photographs are tack sharp, artistically composed, colored to perfection and will visually stand the test of time for you and your love ones. 

My heirloom quality wedding albums and prints are created by the leading photography trade labs using the finest materials available and designed for you to open and look at time after time for decades and decades to come.

How do I Book You?

I know I'm not the wedding photographer for everyone, however, if you love being with your family and close friends and treasure those moments. If you love creating lasting memories with quality photography at any wedding venue you like and you love the idea of having a stress-free wedding day - I may be the right photographer for you.

If you laugh a lot, are affectionate and love being together. If you love to look at prints and would rather hold large wedding album in your hands than look at it on a computer, then I'm the wedding photographer for you.

And of course you're super excited about finding an Atlanta Wedding Photographer for under $2,000 then I would love to talk with you to see if I can help make it happen! Click here to book a 15 minute FREE consultation

4 Tips for Taking Better Smartphone Photos at Weddings

I love taking photos with my I-Phone! I’m sure a lot of people do and I’m sure if they new how to create better images with their phones they would take even more.

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Is it Okay to Use Windows in Wedding Photos?

I say yes! I love to use window light inside the rooms where the Bridal party is getting ready. When I’m photographing weddings my couples are often amused at some of the things I’ll do to get an awesome photograph. Like this one where I asked Derek to lean upon the window - on the inside. I then said “wait there”, I ran outside to the other side of the window and got this photo which I love. I hope you do too. I was photographing Simone and Dereks wedding at Little Gardens Wedding Venue in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The Bride and Groom getting ready shots are so important as they are the images that often start the wedding day celebrations. 

I’ve been able to get very creative with shooting Brides, Grooms and both Brides and Grooms together using reflections, shooting through antique windows and decorative windows etc over the years. There are a few examples in my wedding gallery click here  Wedding Gallery

Contact me with any questions about wedding photography here Chris Cottrell

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If you love Garden Wedding Venues then you’ll adore this Atlanta, USA wedding spot!

Simone and Derek got married at the gorgeous Little Gardens Venue, Lawrenceville, Near Atlanta in early March 2018. It was planned to be outdoors in the back garden, however, Mother Nature did not cooperate at this wedding. With beautiful flowers and music and a super cool atmosphere, the rain did not stop anyone having a blast! - particularly the Wedding Party.

Getting ready

Simone got ready in the bridal suite with her sister, Crystal, and Mother, and there was such an exciting vibe. Time was tight as the weather and traffic slowed the journey down. She wore a beautiful white gown with tons of intricate detail and looked so. She then walked with her Father in to get to the ceremony. The family and guests were ready, waiting and watch along with the groom and best man as they made their way to the altar.

Derek got ready in the Grooms Quarters with John, Best Man and Simone's Dad. He wore an awesome looking vera wang tuxedo, with a black bowtie and shirt, and looked really dapper. The groom traveled to the ceremony in his Chevy truck which is pumped up with a super-charged Corvette Engine and transmission - he got there fast - lol!

The ceremony

The ceremony took place on the venue grounds under the covered porch area in front of the waterfall and pond. The ceremony area had a really cozy feel even though it was raining on an off and a little chilly, which was so perfect because it was an intimate gathering. The wedding ceremony began with Simone’s brother Matthew, who's an opera singer, singing as the bride and her father walked into the porch area. All eyes were darting from the Bride to the Groom as they stood nervously in front of the Minister and I carefully photographed their emotion-filled wedding ceremony.

Simone and Derek chose to have their wedding at the Little Gardens Venue because it’s close to where some of their relatives live and a 6-hour drive from their home in Florida. Little Gardens Venue was the perfect destination wedding spot for them.

I loved this destination wedding so much as even with weather challenges they had a contingency plan. I really enjoyed photographing in somewhat challenging conditions and creating images that will be lifelong memories.

If you’re getting married and looking for a creative, experienced, people loving, seriously funny British wedding photographer, get in touch. Here are a few of the photos!







 Professional Photographer, wedding photography, portraits, business portaits, people, family photos
 Professional Photographer, wedding photography, portraits, business portaits, people, family photos
 Professional Photographer, wedding photography, portraits, business portaits, people, family photos
 Professional Photographer, wedding photography, portraits, business portaits, people, family photos

Wedding Receptions and Families

One of my favorite parts of shooting weddings is the reception. Why? I guess it’s because you never know what might happen in terms of the guests behavior, children misbehaving, adults misbehaving and of course the parent’s & sibling’s tears of joy.


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