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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Africa Wedding Photographers

Find Your Africa Wedding Photographer

Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa, Luanda, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Abidjan

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 brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

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 justice of the peace, city hall, DIY - do it yourself, 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 unique, religious, outdoor, 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

15 Africa Wedding Photographers...

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)
Couple engagement photo sessions, wedding and elopement photography by Emre Nesli

Emre Nesli

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

Sylvain Bouzat

Lyon, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
2900 (EUR)
Ufuk Sarisen Wedding Photography

Ufuk Sarisen

Istanbul in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1150 (EUR)
Engagement, wedding and elopement pictures by Lorene Serfati

Lorene Serfati

Chuyer in Loire (42) , FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1650 (EUR)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Charline Eberhardt

Charline Eberhardt

Biarritz, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
2100 (EUR)
Engagement portraits, wedding and elopement photography by Boris Hristov

Boris Hristov

Sofia in Sofia, BG *Now booking Africa weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Adventure wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Africa weddings.
2700 (USD)
Wedding photography by Nadine Court

Nadine Court

Chambéry, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1850 (EUR)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie Sizer

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Africa weddings.
2700 (USD)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Francesca Vitulano of Framelines

Francesca Vitulano

Gualdo Tadino in Perugia, IT *Now booking Africa weddings.
1600 (EUR)

Maxime Desessard

Paris, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1900 (EUR)
United Kingdom elopements, engagements and wedding photography by Bhavna Barratt

Bhavna Barratt

Gilberdyke, GB *Now booking Africa weddings.
2500 (GBP)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Africa Wedding Photographers

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

Africa Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Africa wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Africa pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Africa Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Africa wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Africa wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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 top-ranked Africa wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Africa photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Africa WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Istanbul Turkey Wedding image of bride getting ready at bosphorus palace

Yale+Onur

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Your work goes beyond just photo-taking. You capture the essence of the moment, those singular expressions we didn’t even know existed. Now those moments have been captured, and are so beautifully ours forever to remember. Thank you Ufuk for making it happen. We would not hesitate for a moment to work with you again on another special day for our family and friends!

Lebanon Wedding Photography in Beirut | Black and white image of the Bride in the car with a bridesmaid

Marie Joe+Abdallah

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Ufuk! Abdallah and I want to thank you again and again for all the wonderful pictures!! We are thrilled!! The family is also sooo happy with the pictures! We are lucky to have found you!!

izmir turkey wedding photo of the bride with dad at Fun Beach Club

Sinem+Rocco

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Thank you for your positive energy. You were everywhere at the day. Everybody loved and respected you. You catched every emotional moment at our wedding what we can’t see at that time. You are not just a photographer You are a good soul with a big heart. We are grateful to had you with us while our wedding day. Thanks a lot. Wish you and your family the best and a healthy long life. We keep in touch. We are looking forward to meet you again as soon as possible.