Chris Cottrell, CPP
Hi, I'm Chris. I grew up in England and now live near Atlanta in the United States with my wife Jane and our two rescue pugs Bodie and Spanky. Spanky is blind, and a brave little dog who is as adventurous as they come and has traveled with us to many places. The boys have helped us raise over $19,000 for dog rescues across the US through www.blindbutnot.com. You can even follow the boys on Instagram at @bodiespanky where they have over 25K followers!
As well as walking the dogs on the mountain trails and dog parks, I love tea! coffee, music, art, photography, cowboy boots, old tee shirts and dressing up to provide Wedding Photography coverage for my couples.
I’ve been shooting portraits and families on the beach for a long time, but have focussed on weddings and engagements for the last seven years or so. I also love shooting landscapes, snowscapes and wildflowers when we’re hiking the mountains in the western USA as well as the Blue Ridge or Smoky Mountains.
I am a Professional Photographers of America, PPA, Certified Professional Photographer which means I adhere to a strict code of of professional conduct ensuring my clients satisfaction and I am accountable to the organization at all times.
Photographing newly engaged couples is so rewarding and fun as they start to plan the rest of their lives together. Sometimes I have an Engagement Photo Session special available which pretty much means you can “try before you buy” my services. I think it’s awesome as you’ll have zero financial outlay for the photo session and the ability to try me out! what have you got to lose?
I love wedding photography and coming from a large family, I like being surrounded by clients family, friends and their loved ones for the day. The fast , energetic pace at wedding venues during the getting ready, first looks, ceremony and receptions really suite my energy level! I love the challenge of being able to shoot everything from portraits, to groups, to fashion, to the little details like the wedding rings and flowers, all in one day! keeping me on my toes and making my couples happy - that’s what really drives me.
I’ve won awards for my photography and have been published in Western North Carolina Magazine and have had my images selected by organizations like Nikon. More recently Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw near Atlanta, selected one of my images for their marketing campaign.
Click on the "Hey! Chris" button, send me an email or give me a quick ring and I’ll be happy to help you. - Chris