Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Featured Christchurch Wedding Elopement Photographers

Planning for a small marriage ceremony in Christchurch? The best Christchurch wedding and elopement photographers are members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Search this site for links to award-winning, documentary-style wedding images, links to venues, and view photographers by region to find info on their rates and packages.

Page Last Updated September 16th, 2020

Portrait from a backyard Christchurch, NZ wedding. Photography by Liz Robson
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Liz Robson, Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand, At-Home

As the sun went down on this beautiful afternoon, the couple posed together on top of the eroded remnants of the Lyttelton volcano.

This couple decided to have a very small and private wedding shared only between themselves with no other guests or family in attendance. They chose to be married at home near the scenic town of Canterbury, New Zealand which, in addition to its immense beauty and lush, natural environment, is also a town full of rich history. Its location, situated near a...

Bride and groom photo from St. Christophers Church, Christchurch, New Zealand by photographer Liz Robson
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Liz Robson, Christchurch, New Zealand

St. Christophers Church, Christchurch, New Zealand

Leaving the church glowing with excitement to finally be married!

On March 23, 2020, at 1 pm, Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand would be moving into a level 4 lockdown situation to curb the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown was a strict shelter-in-place. No one was to leave their homes for any reason other than medical and food provisions. Driving out of the area was prohibited and set to continue for at least one month with extensions not only possible but likely...