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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Africa Wedding Photographers

Africa Wedding Photographers

Find Africa photographers serving: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, DR Congo, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Morocco, Angola, Mozambique, Ghana, Madagascar, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Chad, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Burundi, Tunisia, South Sudan, Togo, Sierra Leone, Libya, Congo, Liberia, Central African Republic, Mauritania, Eritrea, Namibia, Gambia, Botswana, Gabon, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, Eswatini, Djibouti, Comoros, Cabo Verde, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles

Africa Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Africa wedding photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Africa, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Africa elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Africa photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Africa documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small Africa Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Africa wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

WPJA members are ready to document any pop-up, secret, town hall, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your boutique, modern, unique, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Africa Couples

17 Africa Wedding Photographers...

Ufuk Sarisen Wedding Photography

Ufuk Sarisen

Istanbul in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1150 (EUR)
WPJA POY Trophy-Winner William Lambelet - Wedding and Elopement Photographer
2100 (EUR)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Nilufer Nalbantoglu

Nilufer Nalbantoglu

Kadıköy in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Africa weddings.
800 (EUR)
Engagement Portraits by top Wedding and Elopement Photographer Sylvain Bouzat

Sylvain Bouzat

Lyon, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
2900 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Rogerio Frota dos Santos
3500 (BRL)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Francesca Vitulano of Framelines

Francesca Vitulano

Gualdo Tadino in Perugia, IT *Now booking Africa weddings.
1700 (EUR)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie Sizer

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Africa weddings.
3300 (USD)
Couple engagement photo sessions, wedding and elopement photography by Emre Nesli

Emre Nesli

İstanbul in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Africa weddings.
950 (EUR)
Charline Eberhardt, documentary style wedding and elopement photography

Charline Eberhardt

Biarritz, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
2100 (EUR)
Adventure elopement and wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Africa weddings.
3300 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement pictures by Lorene Serfati

Lorene Serfati

Chuyer in Loire (42) , FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1650 (EUR)
Wedding photography by Nadine Court

Nadine Court

Chambéry, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1850 (EUR)

Maxime Desessard

Paris, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1900 (EUR)
Documentary and artistic wedding photography by Vincent Montagne

Vincent Montagne

Paris, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
2300 (EUR)
United Kingdom elopements, engagements and wedding photography by Bhavna Barratt

Bhavna Barratt

Gilberdyke, GB *Now booking Africa weddings.
2500 (GBP)
New Delhi documentary-style wedding photographer Shivali Chopra - India WPJA Pro

Shivali Chopra

New Delhi in Delhi, IN *Now booking Africa weddings.
1000 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Africa Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Africa wedding photos.

Africa Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Africa wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Africa marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Africa engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Digital artistic Wolwedans Dunes Lodge wedding image in Namibia on the Namib Rand reserve in Africa showing the bride Getting ready in the desert
Namibia wedding art detail picture at the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge in Africa of the grooms suit hanging in the desert shade
Artistic Namib Rand reserve wedding detail image at the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge in Africa showing Desert sand, the brides dress, and the grooms shoes
Africa engagement portrait with a posed couple in interesting light and a shadow geometric composition in Marrakech, Morocco

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Africa wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Africa documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Africa wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Africa wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Africa photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Africa wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Africa WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

santorini wedding photo - a rocky hill on the island - santorini - greece wedding photographer

Sam + Stephan

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

So it will probably take me a little longer to find my words, but for now I would like you to know that we are in AWE of your talent and ability to capture us so completely!!!! These two videos and the pictures will be my most treasured possessions. We will never be able to repay you for creating such wonderful memories for us. Both with the photos and the amazing spirit you brought with you! We cannot stop talking about how much more special you made the day for us and now we get to re-live it!!! I am working on compiling the pictures that Kels took for us and will send them to you so you can see behind the scenes :) We are so grateful that you are a part of our lives and we are so impressed with your passion and character!!! THANK YOU!!!! Probably a little off, but hopefully it makes sense! Kalbimizin derinliklerinden teşekkür ederiz Love, Sam & Stephen

bodrum turkey wedding photography of the bride under the lights at macakizi

Jaumana+Rani

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

I’m looking through the photos now and they are AMAZING, thank you! Our friends were talking how great of a photographer you guys were that night! Thank you for a great experience Ufuk, keep rocking it!

Rae and Francesco

Photo by Francesca Vitulano

Dear Francesca, I asked Simona to thank you from both Francesco and I...but I really want to say it myself too. From my heart, thank you so very much! You are so talented and we absolutely LOVE our wedding photos. You captured our happy day so perfectly. Francesco thinks I am silly because I have been looking at the photographs for hours every day :) During our wedding, several people also commented on your lovely personality and gentle manner too. This made me very proud. Thank you for being professional, for being lovely and for taking incredible photographs. Sei meraviglioso!