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

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!

Asia Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Asia

China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam

Asia Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our photographers 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. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
June 2nd, 2020
Knysna Indigenous Forest, South Africa Elopement Photographer | This is the couple exchanging vows
June 2nd, 2020
Westfield, New Jersey At-Home Elopement Picture Story | The wedding took place at their daughter's house
June 2nd, 2020
Di Figaro Restaurant, Kyrenia, Cyprus Elopement Photographer | Di Figaro is a wonderful seaside restaurant and bar in the Karaoglanoglu region of Girne

Elopement Photographers for Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Asia 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.

Members are ready to document any small, civil ceremony, secret, 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 symbolic, non-traditional, casual, 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 Asia Couples

125 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

In 2012, Siwanat Phongbunkumlarp (Prince) was a finalist for the Thailand Photography Contest by L'Officiel. Great lighting and emotion are always the main components in his work. Adventurous traveling is in his soul. He never hesitates to position himself in a challenging spot to capture an exceptional picture. He is now based in Phuket and travels for assignments worldwide. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)

Hello, I’m Vincent, a member of the prestigious WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association). My style of work is a combination of wedding photojournalism & lifestyle photography. I love the challenge of capturing the emotion of each wedding and event in an artful way. My goal is telling the story of it so you can relive it, many years from now, with the same emotion. If you are looking for a photographer in Singapore, I’ll be truly honored to be the one you to document your special day. [Singapore Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hour (SGD)

I love my job. I love being able to warp time at a click of my finger. I love how these captured moments encapsulate the intangibles like love and memories. Now looking back in retrospection, I’d still proudly say that I’ve never regretted this career switch; from the engineering industry to wedding photography. My love for photography keeps me going but nothing beats seeing my clients’ faces light up after having seen the photos or receiving satisfied reviews. It is a privilege to be included in these milestones and I’ll continue to document and preserve these memories in the way I know best. In our eyes, we see the difference! [Malacca Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)
Beijing actual day wedding or elopement photography by Vincent Mu, of China
Starting Price:
2000 (USD)

Morningsun Photograph has been found in the autumn in 2015 by two wedding photographers who chose to quit their secure jobs and start a new career. Our ambition is graceful and simple: by using convincing photos, we want to draw a whole picture of a wedding story for you. We consider pre-wedding shooting not a task, but a kind of illustration of your love. We wish every photograph a unique romantic love story, with every scene engraved in your mind. At the heart of our art, is an insatiable love for life. We thank you for your commission.It’s an honor that will forever inspire our work. [Beijing Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)

Sky blue, has always been the city of Zhuhai to give people the impression that natural and pure. E-IMAGE photography studio is born in Zhuhai this blue sky, so we give the same color of the brand, the pursuit of the same natural picture, pure emotion. Just as the creation of a novel comes from life, the creation of photography is the same, and the creation of documentary photography is inseparable from the real life. Through every time with the customer's communication, to understand their life and emotional experience, from which to extract some realistic basis, a special significance of the shooting scene, in a relaxed and natural shooting atmosphere to capture those feelings of emotional moments, that is Our studio's documentary style shoots the idea. We hope that by repeating the real moments of the moment, the real picture of one by one, the real story of one by one, and the real life of the section; we hope that years later, when you read these photos again, you Will feel re-live again. [Guangdong Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (CNY)
Da Nang wedding photography and elopements by Lucas Tran of Vietnam

Lucas has mastered the art of capturing people’s reactions and emotions while celebrating love. With 7 years of experience and immense talent, Lucas offers the best in wedding coverage; fine-art infused, documentary-driven photography. Everything is done with kindness and passion, as I dedicate myself to creating the most beautiful, cohesive collection of images that tell the story of your wedding day. Based in Vietnam, my weddings and elopements have taken us to Singapore, Thailand, Hongkong, Indonesia, and Korea. So whether your wedding is on an exotic beach or in your parents’ backyard, I would love to be there for you. [Da Nang Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Starting Price:
13000 (TWD)

I believe in the power of stories: they invoke emotions and impact lives, not to mention last a lifetime. And that is the motivation behind my journalistic style, which is really to capture moments in order to present a compelling story, complete with a plot and casts to tell a good story. My clients' story. I started photography back in 2008 but turned professional in 2011. From 2009, I was already the resident photographer for my school (where I worked as a teacher) and it was there that I honed my event photography. I also taught in the photography club, which helped me develop a way of making the technical simple, even to teens. Besides weddings, architecture and landscape has been a much loved photographic genre for me, which to me is not unlike weddings. Because when I stand before a majestic view (be it a countryside or a skyscraper or a special wedding), immediately I'd think: where should I stand? Which angles to take? How do I best represent this moment/place in photos? How do I tell a story? Because at the end of the day, stories matter. Especially to wedding couples, when their special day become beautiful memories. [Singapore Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
300/hour (SGD)

South East Asia is where I call home, having lived in Thailand & Vietnam for 15 years years. Currently based in Bangkok, destination weddings take me all over Southeast Asia. With a love for photography & traveling, meeting people & celebrations, destination weddings was a natural choice. My style of wedding photography is best described as creative reportage with contemporary portraiture. I like to remain inconspicuous as I wait in anticipation for the events to unfold; ensuring that the images captured remain realistic and natural looking. I have a degree in Photography and have covered live music concerts, major sporting events, luxury hotels and documented for charities and NGO's. During my time as a wedding photographer, I have been very fortunate to photograph weddings for a TV presenter, a Miss Universe model, a Prime Minister's Daughter and perhaps the biggest compliment of all, another wedding photographers wedding! [Koh Samui Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (USD)
Starting Price:
1900 (USD)

My name is MangKhris. I was born in Bali. This beautiful island is known as the Island of Gods. I am deeply interested in carrying on the very vast and unique traditions of my community. The first time I came in contact with the world of photography was in 2006. I then used a DSLR camera, which was a gift from a friend. This brought me closer to learning about the amazing world of photography. With three years of experience in photography, I began focusing on weddings predominantly. [Bali Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Tamil Nadu and Chennai wedding photography by Sujith Kumar of India

I am Sujith Kumar, a photographer based out of Chennai, India. A Retro Aficionado. Images have always fascinated me, Kodak's focus-free cameras which were a rage in the late '90s was my favorite toy!! I was mentored by Mr.Raghu Lakshminarayanan, who taught me the mind, body, and soul of wedding photography. Becoming a photographer was a fantasy to me more than a dream. Capturing weddings in an unconventional style is what I prefer, whether you call it wedding reportage, wedding photojournalism or candid wedding photography. I along with my team have crisscrossed South India and we consider it a privilege to be part of the most vibrant wedding culture in the world. [Tamil Nadu Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
900 (USD)
Ho Chi Minh wedding photography by Huy Nguyen of Vietnam

My name is Nguyen Quoc Huy. Currently working as a wedding photographer in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, I’m also very pleased to receive your interest in our products. Trust us! During our mission, we realize that each wedding has its own unique and it doesn’t make us so bored. These unforgettable stories not only belong to you but also to your relatives and your beloved friends. You will see each beautiful private moment and your precious emotions at the wedding will not lapse away and your value is still everlasting. Last but not least, we will tell your story by these photos and respect things that happen naturally. Started shooting from 2010, is the transition period between old wedding photos and modern wedding photos. Up to now, I have taken about 500 sets of reportage photos at home and abroad. After attending some courses, I want to do my own research as well as feel everything, temporarily do not want to learn anything more because I do not want to get caught in the whirlpool of learning but do not know how to transfer the amount of knowledge and completion. I do not fully understand the actual market of Vietnam because the nature of the courses from the above communities is only suitable for Western Ceremony, Destination Wedding ... Everyone who follows me knows that my main target audience is still Vietnamese people, not the number of foreign guests, have a ceremony and organize a party with Vietnamese customs. That's why I understand what I need to do to suit my main clients, as well as accumulate a lot of experience that can definitely help people to better understand the path of wedding reportage in Vietnam. [Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Taichung wedding photography by Chao Chin Yang of Taiwan Asia
Starting Price:
25000 (TWD)
New Taipei City actual day wedding photography by Kang Yang of Taiwan
Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)
Jiangsu and Xuzhou wedding photography by Wang Lei of China
Starting Price:
600 (USD)

I grew up in the midst of different cities and cultures, absorbing different environments and always curious about life and its ways. I picked up a camera in an endeavour to document things happening around me quite early on. Photography to me is my means of communicating with this universe, expressing what I cannot express with words, connecting with people's emotions and dreams. My style is to create something new, something different in the same setting. Finding that unique frame in the middle of chaos is what I am good at. I am a very passionate photographer and once a client has hired me, they know for sure that their memories are going to be captured in the most unique manner possible. Along with my husband Akash, I started WeddingNama and we are very proud of our baby. We give it our heart and soul and work towards making each and every moment beautifully memorable. [Mumbai Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Taiwan and Taipei wedding photography by Will Tee - Asia WPJA

Will is the co-founders of SW Photo Studio. He is a passionate photographer who has grown up and resided in many different places such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Japan, and China. The rich experiences of traveling and crossing between those different cultures have made him a fully open-minded person. Will has not only appreciated those lessons life had taught him but also tried to get inspired and fulfill them into his photography works. [Taipei Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Fujian, China wedding photographer Joy Qin

Before resigning for photography in November 2016, I worked as a consultant for a Fortune 500 company for three years. Later, due to the strong interest in photography, I chose to quit my original superior work to study photography in Beijing. In fact, when I first entered the business, I was very fond of humanities and documentary photography, and I liked Josef Koudelka and Eugene Smith as my idols. Coincidentally, through the common hobby of photography, I got to know my current wife, Lily, we opened a photography studio together in her hometown: Longyan, a small city. Based on my love of documentary photography, I took wedding documentary photography as my final choice and main business. I like to observe and capture the fleeting moments of the wedding, but also like to record their happy love story for new couples. Engaging in wedding documentary photography makes me feel happy and fulfilled. I hope that I can realize the dream of shooting weddings for new couples around the world as soon as possible, and I hope that this career will be my lifelong persistence. [Longyan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (CNY)
Beijing wedding photography by Momo Lynn of China - Asia WPJA
Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
China Wedding Photography in Fujian by Kai Xiao
Starting Price:
900 (USD)

I'm Zhang Peng, a wedding photographer based in Beijing, China. I loved photography even when I was a young child. I love natural style and believe that a photographer should only capture the actual moments and emotion at a wedding, are not create them. [Beijing Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (CNY)

Leon Wong has been ranked into top 10 wedding photographers in the world by WPJA in 2013. He appreciates shooting with the natural light. He believes that however the fashion swings, what matters is the feeling of his client at the very moments of being with the original and unaffected atmosphere. It transcends the temporality; it also engraves on the time. Leon has been invited to shoot the wedding and family life of many celebrities. [Hangzhou City Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
6000 (USD)

My name is Wasan Chirdchom. I start shooting first time when I attended the photography degree in the University in 2004. I remember my first experience of using the camera. I fall in love with it, and I understand that to take a good photo is not only have a good equipments or know how to use the camera, more than that you need to put your feeling and thought together to how you want to present this photo to other people.This is one of the reason why I choose to study in photography degree in the university to become a professional photographer and now my dream became true Phuketphotography is my photograph studio from my passionIn my opinion,good photo is the perfection of combine a good painting and video together. It means that I like to draw pictures underneath each picture to see life as it looks. This is my conclusion of how I want to present my photos. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Ho Chi Minh wedding photojournalism by Van Tran, of Vietnam

Ambient Wedding Photography is established in 2013, when Dzang Tran – the founder – had the chance to take photos for a couple in their wedding, and became enchanted by the feelings, loving moments that they shared for each other. Ever since, we’ve been trying to keep our approach organic – because we think there should always be real emotions and real moments in our photographs. At Ambient Wedding Photography, we embrace the imperfections – we’d like to take photos of real humans, after all; so we are welcoming couples to come as they are, and share their stories with us. Until now, when we have managed to grow into a bigger group, and we are still, more than ever, exciting to understand people through our photography. [Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photographer Tuan Duong - Vietnam

I graduated in Graphic Design and I started my photography job in 2013. I have taken many different styles of photos but my favorite style is wedding photos. Because in my opinion, each set of wedding photos marks a turning point in the lives of each couple. And so, I always wanted to create emotional and valuable images for the bride and groom. I always try to create wedding photos with a lot of memories for the couple, because a successful photo set is a set of photos marking the love and affection of the bride and groom. I always look forward to such photos and I hope you too, hope that I have the opportunity to cooperate with you. [Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Chanarthip Cheingthong, for Thailand and Nonthaburi
Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Starting Price:
7500 (CNY)
Guangzhou wedding day photography by Lin Yang, of Guangdong China
Starting Price:
1500 (USD)

A member of the WPJA Global Documentary Wedding Photographers Association, with over a decade of photography experience and multiple international award winners. When he was young, Mango became interested in photography because of a camera from his uncle's family. In the following years, he worked in commercial photography and portrait photography. In 2009, a personal experience of the wedding made him feel the scene of love and decided to start wedding photography. Mango advocates a documentary concept, enjoying and delivering every touch and joy at the wedding. For him, photography is to express his understanding of family, friendship, and love on photographic paper, not passing through time, infecting everyone. [Hangzhou City Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
16000 (CNY)
Shaanxi and Yulin Wedding Photography by Zhiwen Liu, of China
Starting Price:
500 (USD)
Fujian Wedding Photographer for China, Vinci Wang

As a wedding photographer, Vinci Wang insists on a documentary concept to record the beautiful moments of the wedding, advocating the use of light and shadow and composition to express different story emotions. He constantly searches for the unrepeatable pictures of the newcomers themselves in the shutter that is pressed every time. The quality of the wedding image is almost strict, so he pursues the quality of the wedding day instead of quantity. He hopes that his works can resist the time, resist the traces of the years, and let the new people still feel these wonderful moments when they enjoy it for ten or even decades. [Fuzhou Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Hangzhou City Wedding Day Photography by Di Liu, of Zhejiang, China
Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Guangzhou wedding photography by Jinqi Tan, of Guangdong, China

The shock of news photography made me choose to work in the photography industry. My dream is to take wedding photos that are shocking and resonating. [Guangzhou Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
10000 (CNY)
Fujian and Quanzhou wedding day photography by Asaph Xu of China
Starting Price:
300 (USD)
Longyan wedding photography by Lily Zeng of Fujian China

I started to get in touch with photography from college, and I liked this way of observing the world and recording life. Later, because I loved photography, I chose to quit my previous work, devoted myself to photography, and started a new life. Later, because of photography, I also met my life partner Joy, and then two people opened the Joy & Lily photography studio. After more than two years of experience, we continue to learn from other photographers and quickly grow into a professional wedding documentary photographer. Photography also allowed me to live a life that I have been yearning for, and at the same time realized the small dream of the flowering art studio. I look forward to using photography to go to more places and explore the bigger world. [Longyan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (CNY)
Yifan Liu is a Tianjin wedding photographer.
Starting Price:
600 (USD)

I am a wedding photojournalist based in Sri Lanka and I shoot all over the world. My biggest reward is to discover a couple in love that trusts me to narrate their day. My goal is to capture the most powerful and compelling images to which you will always return. I have won awards in every major international wedding photography competition. Please contact me for more information about my documentary wedding photography. [Sri Lanka Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Ho Chi Minh wedding photography by Thai Le, of Vietnam

I am a destination wedding photographer based in Viet Nam and worldwide available. After 3 years working in the industry, I’m seeing myself as a story teller not a story maker. I love to tell your real story my way. A real love doesn’t need artificial moments. I don’t set up any shots, I don’t put you into poses. I capture the real life, true moments of your day, respect your moments as they happen. After all, on looking at photos with poses, you only remember being posed. But with naturally-captured ones, you remember the feelings and the story behind. For me, Photography is my way to communicate with people and wedding photography is what I love to do so I always give you my passionate, creative, professional attitude and unrelenting energy in your big day. [Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
JiaXing Wedding Photographer Chenjie Tan, of Zhejiang China.

When I was a child, I liked to see the works of Magnum photographers. The composition and angle of the scene in a moment deeply influenced me. So crazy about filming documentary photography. Because I love documentary photography, I chose to take wedding documentary photography. In the past 6 years, 40-50 wedding ceremonies have been taken. [Zhejiang Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (CNY)
Shaanxi and Xi'an wedding photography by XiangJie Hao of China
Starting Price:
550 (USD)
Yueyang wedding photography by Hang Long of Hunan China
Starting Price:
1280 (USD)

WOODYalens Photography originates from my passion as a photojournalist ever since working in a marketing magazine as a designer. The impression of integrating the photojournalist style with wedding photo leaves me with an excitement of creating a unique style in keeping the great memorable moment forever. All presentation of work is customized according to a couple's preference. [Bangkok Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Sunny Pariani, Maharashtra and Mumbai wedding photographer

Sunny is a seasoned professional, holding an experience of covering over 200+ destination weddings in and around the country. Being trained under the best international wedding photographer’s in the world, Sunny makes sure no moment goes unnoticed on your wedding day. His style is a mix of candid, lifestyle, documentary and story-telling. He has also been a part of a few celebrity weddings in the past. Being based in Mumbai and Goa, he extends his services for wedding photography across the globe. [Mumbai Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)
Cape Town wedding photography by Christelle Rall of Western Cape South Africa

Christelle has been shooting weddings and elopements for more than a decade and covered 600+ weddings as the main shooter. Her style is creative, unique and innovative. Her images portray unscripted emotions that shows the wedding day as it happens with all the in-between moments and memories. She studied Broadcasting Media and graduated with an Honours degree, but the start of 2006 saw her interest in photography taking a new turn through her involvement in Film, TV and Video production. The transition to full-time professional photography was made in 2011 and she has never looked back since. As a leading Western Cape Wedding Photographer, she has covered weddings in all areas across the region in the most beautiful and diverse settings. Christelle remains humble and believes that one is 'just as good as your last job'. Her objective is always to provide her clients with powerful, creative and storytelling images - beautiful photos with the clients' personalities and emotions shining through. She also focuses on creative portraits that show the client's personalities as well as their unique love and location. [Cape Town Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (ZAR)

Chris has had a great love for art since he was a young boy. At age of 15, he earned his first second-hand camera from his father. Since then, he was always “the photographer” among his friends and family. He finally turned this passion into his profession in 2007. Wedding is one of the events Chris loves to shoot. He believes it is one of the most beautiful and joyful event in life, and he understands how every moment, from engagement to the end of the wedding day, means to the couples and their families. Through his artistic eyes and un-obstructive approach, Chris documents these precious moments into elegant, story-telling photographic images that the couples can cherish. Chris is a destination wedding photographer based in San Francisco, California. [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Ontario / Brampton wedding and elopement photography by Aniket Sananse of Canada

I am a freelance wedding photographer from Toronto. Besides the wedding and elopements, I also cover photoshoots for newborns, family and candid couple portraits. ​ My father being a passionate photographer introduced me to a camera in my early childhood. I was so surprised and amazed at how a tiny device can capture moments and lock them away forever. Even having a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy - just didn't felt enough to be satisfied and so I decided to follow the passion & started AS Photography in 2012. [Brampton Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (CAD)

The more life experience I get, the more I realise the importance of being in the moment. Playing with my children rather than observing them over my laptop; Watching a movie with my wife and just enjoying her company, the easy silence, the film and forgetting the stream of social media updates; Taking the dog out for a walk and just enjoying the walk. As they say, "waking up to smell the roses". My approach to photography is a reflection of who I am: in the moment, spontaneous, observant. I look for shards of interest in the ordinary - maybe a touch of humour, a fleck of irony, a cool reflection. I do that because I'm mindful that I'm here right now and there's always something going on - right now! My other half and I have three children and a dog. I've shot weddings all over the British Isles and USA. I'd love to hear from couples who share my passion for photographic storytelling, who use Pinterest for ideas, not rules; and who place importance in images that reflect who they really are, not what trends tell them to be. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
WPJA Trophy William Lambelet Wedding and Elopement Photographer for France and Occitanie

William started out as a freelance wedding photographer in 2009. Very soon a documentary approach emerged and gave meaning to his work. Covering weddings like a photojournalist allowed him to develop a personal style. For him, this approach is the best way to document all the details of the day in a genuine and original way. Because a wedding is a totality. It is not limited to an exchange of wedding rings, or to the first waltz. It is the sum of many moments, both significant and trivial. His work has received several international awards (more than 200), including the global title of «Photographer of the year» by the WPJA. He has also lectured on his approach to wedding photography around the world (Moscow, Mexico, Johannesburg, Delhi, ...). [Montpellier Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2100 (EUR)

Jiake Yang, a father of two boys, a full-time husband, a lifetime photographer. I founded my own photography studio in 2013 in Melbourne, we proudly service the entire Australia and internationally. I've always loved photography, I've always loved to capture natural and candid photos. I believe people will be relaxed with me around, I don't have to tell them what to do, where to look. I watch the story unveil and try to capture every bit of it. Please let me know if I could help. I'd love to be your storyteller. [Melbourne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1699 (AUD)

Hi I’m Ash Davenport from Miki Photography, an international award winning Wedding Photographer in London but covering the whole of the UK. I specialise in a blend of relaxed and creative portraits and a documentary approach to capturing weddings. So if I were to try and describe my style in three words it would be, LOVE, FUN & STYLE. LOVE – For me that’s what a wedding is primarily about, and what I'm trying to capture the essence of: two people who love each other enough to say that they want to spend the rest of the lives together, surrounded by all the people most important to them. FUN – Whether it be joy, happiness, or laughter I want your images to resonate with real emotions. So relax be yourselves, and just enjoy it – and then allow the pictures to reflect that. Don’t worry I be mostly blending into the day capturing it all as it all unfolds. No fake smiles, no saying cheese and no looking at the camera. Just awesome imagery of people being themselves with real relaxed expressions. STYLE – I always strive to make you both 'look good’ especially in the parts of the day where I get to spend a few moments with you and hopefully produce some pictures you’ll be proud of and happy to show your friends and make them go 'WOW’. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d love to hear from you. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
Lancashire documentary wedding photography by Janina Brocklesby of England United Kingdom

Hi, I am Janina… the one behind the camera… you might want to know me a little bit before you invite me to photograph your big day! I am a proud Mummy of two amazing children Michael and Grace. Those two keep me very fit! I have been married to my best friend John since 2010. Family means everything to me and we love spending time together hiking, travelling and camping. I am a morning person and often I will get up at 5 am just to enjoy good coffee and early morning is the perfect time to do that. I love an outdoor lifestyle! Long walks and campfires are right up my street! I love animals, Freeman-our dog is a huge part of our family! I’ve grown up in a home where all forms of art were greatly appreciated. My Grandma still owns an art gallery. Photography has always been my hobby and passion! I speak Italian and Polish thanks to my family's bloodlines! I like pizza, cheese, gin, pizza, cheese, pizza (did I mention that I like pizza?) I also like holidays, driving, reading and obviously I love PHOTOGRAPHY! A good night out with friends is a must now and again! I love travelling and meeting new people. I also always find time to go to the theatre to see a good show. My music choices are all over place….from Nirvana, The Beatles and ACDC(thanks to my dad) to Little Mix Olly Murs and Rita Ora. Funny I know! Something weird about me – I don’t like chocolate! [Lancashire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (GBP)
San Francisco Wedding and Elopement Photographer Tanarak Visessonchoke, of California

Hey there! I'm Tanarak I'm an award-winning wedding photographer serving Hong Kong, San Francisco, Bay area, & beyond... with twelve years full-time experience. Why weddings? Anticipation, excitement, joy, awe, pride—there are so many emotions on a wedding day. But no two love stories are ever the same. From family and friends to you and your partner, the energy of every person present creates its own unique magic. Regardless of culture, tradition or background, love is universal, and I believe it should be celebrated in all its forms. There’s no greater privilege than capturing a love story. Tanarak Awards WPJA - The Wedding Photojournalist Association 8th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Kids (being kids)" 3rd Place: 2012 Q4 "Toasting/Speeches" 8th Place: 2012 Q4 "Ring Details" 18th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Toasting/Speeches" 7th Place: 2012 Q1 – "Ceremony" 2nd Place: 2011 Q2 – "Portrait of the Bridal Party" 12th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Emotion" 19th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Reflection" AG|WPJA - The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association 18th Place: 2016 Q2 - "Wildcard Portrait" 4th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Getting Ready" 9th Place: 2013 Q4 - "Details (Found)" 5th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 11th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 12th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Reception" 10th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Flower Details" [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Istanbul wedding and elopement photography by Mohamed Mekhamer - Turkey WPJA

Mohamed Mekhamer is my name I'm a freelance photographer based in Istanbul, Turkey .. Weddings, Vacation, Lifestyle, Fashion, Commercial photography also photograph Landscapes, Music Concerts, Events, Conferences and Street Photography. My passion for photography started more than ten years ago when I received my first compact camera to capture my families happy and important moments like vacations and birthdays. However, I didn't stop there I took my camera with me wherever I go and start to capture landscapes of my city and portraits of my friend and of course street photography this made me want to dig deeper in photography and learning basics and even advanced photography techniques. With self-study "thanks to the Internet" and financial support from my family I got my first DSLR Then I decided that I'll not pursue a career with my college degree instead I started working as a photojournalist for a while back in 2011 as the Arab Spring rises in my country "Egypt" and I was there to document the Egyptian revolution through my lens. I start working as a freelance with some advertising and media companies covering events related to Cinema and TV like Movie premieres and Cairo international film festivals until I decided to shoot Weddings and did it for more than five years before moving to Istanbul in 2016. Awards: 2012 - 3rd Place "Bronze" in Jordan 10th International Photography Festival. 2013 - One of the top 10 Finalist in Scott Kelby's Photo Walk "Leader Competition." 2013 - Honorable Mention in Sharjah Award Photo and my photo get printed in the award catalog. 2014 - INDIAFRICA Photography Contest 2014 Top 20 Winners. 2014 - 1st Prize in Nikon MEA #IAMAMOVEMENT Motion Themed Photo Competition. 2016 - First place "Arab Cup Award" in Sharjah Arab Photo Forum "Egyptian Team." [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
500 (EUR)
Alessandro Pietrosanti, documentary wedding and elopement photographer in Essex

A long time ago, when I was just 9 years old, I received my first reflex camera...simply, I fell in love with photography. Obviously, I didn't know anything about photography but I was sure that photography will have taken a big part of my life. I didn't know how or when, but it would have been my future. During my life, I tried many types of photography but no one of them had literally stolen my mind and my heart like wedding photography. I like telling stories and first of all true stories. Reportage photography could be the perfect way to tell stories. After some courses, I thought I was ready to start my career as a wedding photographer. I was really scared at the beginning, many responsibilities in my hands: create people's memories. But the passion and love for photography have helped me every time. Every wedding was a confirm that become a wedding storyteller would have been my future. So, I've started to live different lives through new couples every weekend. Love, laughter and tears during each wedding day, a lot of emotions altogether. I still remember a text message after my first wedding in the UK: "[...] you make me cry [...]" and after 3 years, the bride send me a new message saying: "...thank you again for capturing our day so beautifully". But how I look at wedding photography? Truth, this is my goal. During all day I catch every important moment, sometimes I really have stolen them but never, never I make pressure to the bride or the groom, even during the few poses taken. Everything has to be naturally. Composition, lights, shadows, movements are some of the things in my wedding recipe, there is a secret ingredient as well... Why couple choose me? There is a common phrase: "We like your pictures because there are true smiles...". That's it. [Essex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
695 (GBP)
Ontario wedding and elopement photography by Amit Dullu of Canada

Photography, for me, is my passion and I believe my pictures are moments in time that I have been able to capture and each of those moments is able to tell us a story. It is those first ten minutes I spend with my clients that are the most important ones - its the beginning of understanding each other and making that short journey together.... an opportunity for me to give them their story in my words. With no formal training in photography, I have left no stone unturned to learn from any knowledgeable source I can - I have put in long hours to understand the finer technical aspects of this art, experimented and honed my skills over the years. What started as a short two-hour maternity shoot in a snowstorm has now become 5 years of extensive experience of shooting more than a hundred weddings - most of them in Canada and India. As a full-time professional photographer, I specialize in portrait & wedding photography - also do events, if time permits. On the parallel, I also love to paint - mostly abstracts in acrylics...my work was recently chosen in the 8 best emerging artists in Toronto by the prestigious Elaine Fleck Gallery. [Markham Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (CAD)

A graduate of the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Shane is now based in Waterford City covering both national and international photography commissions. A lifelong passion, Shane O’Neill’s photography is as much a pleasure as it is a business. From weddings and portraits to commercial and media, his work is at once edgy and earthy, funky and fashionable. [Waterford Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)
Munich wedding and elopement photography by Deepak Nadh D of Bavaria, Germany
Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

After fighting a terminal cancer, I changed the way of looking at life, everything has its beauty, even if the sad moments can have its positive side, and a wedding is the greatest of happy moments. Life is beautiful, and I want to show the beauty through my eyes, so I became a photographer. After this i travel the world doing what he most liked, photographed more than 150 cities across world. If you need to record your most important moments, you need who has a unique look and know the power of an image. [São Paulo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)

I fell in love with the moments I saw through my lens…this is the reason that makes me become a visual storyteller. Back to the very first step, my shooting journey has begun with techniques and shooting tips like everyone who loves taking photos. Practices…trainings…lessons…are my daily life since I was a student of architecture and design. My shooting passion also drove me to live and learn in London which gives me opportunities to explore the perspective of my lens. Step by step throughout the journey in London, I got a chance to work with the leading professional photographer of wedding photojournalist of the UK. My chance also wide opened for the fashion shoot. It’s come with opportunities which let me explore more on the photography road map to work with leading magazines and do advertising photoshoot for the famous brands in various industries. During the time, I also had chances to do portrait photography for individuals, couples, families, friends. I’ve learned a lot more about how to capture the very touchy-feely moments from portrait shooting. I am still learning from every shot that I take to continue my visual storytelling journey. For me, all chances were not just a chance, they were significant experiences that have made me believe that a photographer is an engaged storyteller who has a trained, creative, and talented eye to see a photographic opportunity and make a decision for the moment. With the strong feeling and belief that every moment is precious and perfect in itself, I wish I will put myself more engaged in demonstrating the moments like creating genuine art…to tell the story from time to time Today, it’s more than 10 years of shooting experience, there is ONE THING that I’ve found. This ONE THING has never changed, and this ONE THING makes me believe in what I do and make me be who I am. This ONE THING is THE TRUE MOMENT. It is real. It happens only once. It stays forever. Therefore, for me, a perfect photo is a capture of the TRUE MOMENT which will keep and tell the story. TRUE MOMENT is my inspiration for shooting every single photo. It’s not just a shooting style…it’s beyond a signature…it is my honest to capture the once in a lifetime moment that I fell in love since the beginning and I will continue my journey as a man who loves capturing the moments. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)

Hi my name is Bernie and I am a wedding photographer based in Dubai. Together with my lovely wife we are Bernie & Bindi Photography. I like to think of myself as a romantic storyteller. To me, this means that capturing all those priceless moments on your wedding day as naturally as possible. To create beautiful images that are full of real emotion, so you have a lasting reminder of how your day actually felt. For me its all about creating this connection between events and emotions in my images. If this resonates with you, then please check out our website and drop us an email. I would love to hear from you. [Dubai UAE Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (USD)
San Jose Wedding Photography by Thanh Vo, of California

My name is Thanh and I am the owner of Ineffable Studios. I first fell in love with Hollywood movies and the art of films before transitioning to photography. I believe that's how I develop my style and my approach to wedding photography because I love to tell stories. Since my couples are the story, I want to be able to tell it as genuinely as possible. I want to say that my style is photojournalistic with a touch of ineffable. I don't want to just capture the moment, I want to capture it from a unique perspective. I challenge myself to see and shoot each wedding differently because each wedding is uniquely it's own. The venues and locations can be the same, but each couple is not. I really enjoy being able to document the story of my couples and capture all the emotions throughout the day/s by being in the background. My team tries to work like ninjas so that you can fully enjoy your day. I feel like that's how we able to get everybody to be comfortable enough to show their real emotions because they don't feel our presence. [San Jose Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Ho Chi Minh wedding photography by Jacob Gordon, of Vietnam

My name is Jacob Gordon, I am a wedding photographer based in Perth, Western Australia. I am available throughout Western Australia including Fremantle, Dunsborough, Margaret River and Yallingup, as well as being able to travel worldwide. I have strong family links and an interest in travel. I feel that both of these help to influence my work. They allow me to tell a story, of which the family is ever so important. I work with the utmost professionalism and take great pride in my work. I enjoy meeting each and every couple and telling the story of their special day. [Perth Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (AUD)

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6 more photographers available for your wedding...

500 US Dollar

Xiang Liu

Nanping, China
7000 Hong Kong Dollar

Percy Tong

Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Hong Kong based wedding photojournalist offering specialized wedding, corporate and private photography services to our clients worldwide. Together with our crew members, we are unique, and we focus on capturing the important, special and natural...

18000 Hong Kong Dollar

Kevin Chiu

Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

With an obsession in photography and a keen eye on nature’s beauties, Kevin has been taking up courses on design and photography since 2006. And with his growing interest and specific training on taking portrait photos, he soon was hired for wedding...

450 US Dollar

Shubin Shen

Fuzhou, China
3500 Chinese Yuan Renminbi

Li Yibo

Shangqiu City, China
3200 US Dollar

Miriam Doan

Chicago in Illinois, United States

Miriam is a video and photojournalist based in the third coast’s Great Lakes region and proudly calls Chicago home. An award-winning published wedding photographer for over 15 years, she also works in the development sector as a visual...

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Remy & David

Photo by Vutiporn Supanish

"Thank you WOODYalens Photography and your wonderful creative team. Leading up to the wedding you were so helpful and very quick to respond. You seemed to have every aspect of the wedding covered on the day and your team were all so friendly and lovely. We cannot wait to see the photos and videos! Thank you for capturing our special day! "

Suzanne & Clement

Photo by John Lee

Hello John, Thank you for capturing our special moment in both our banquet in Penang and Hong Kong. You managed to snap all our precious moments and your photos truly touched our hearts. You managed to capture all details and looking at our photos truly brings us back to our wonderful wedding again. Your light heartedness made the wedding fun and enjoyable yet all shots taken were professional and artistic. Even showing our photos to those that did not attend our wedding, they could clearly see the romance, joy and fun. A lot of people in Penang have asked for your contact details But unfortunately you are in Hong Kong! You managed very well as a single photographer in our Penang wedding, not easy for a big banquet.

Benjamin & Huimin

Photo by Charles Sng

CHARLES! My husband and I had look through the many pretty photos that you had edited! Once again, THANK YOU so so much for your time and effort in capturing and editing the moments of our important day. We really like the way you present each photo with different focus, different lighting and different perspective. We look forward to having you in our customary (though that is 3 years later.) We will surely book you in advance! WE REALLY CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!

Alvin & Shirryn

Photo by David Teo

Dear David! Thank you for photographing our wedding. The pictures are great! Alvin and I are very pleased with your service and excellence.

Ariel & Jason

Photo by Tanarak Visessonchoke

Dear Tanarak, A heartfelt thanks for being our photographer on our wedding day. We enjoy it a lot every single time going through the photo album. Not only have you captured all precious moments over our wedding day so genuinely and beautifully, your professional and kind attitude is just lovely to be with. What an impeccable team you have! It has definitely been a true pleasure – thanks again, Tanarak! - Ariel & Jason-

Kate & Dom

Photo by John Lee

To John and his wonderful team, Thank you so much for your amazing work. I can’t thank you enough for doing such a great job at capturing the memories on our special day, just the way we liked. Thanks for being so understanding and completely flexible on the day. We were probably one of your most chaotic clients (we know that) but your team’s and your calm presence was exceptional. We never felt pressured for once on the day and you just went with flow. All the meetings I had with you before the wedding were informative. It was a great idea to have met you properly before the wedding. We absolutely love our videos and the pictures – they bring us back to the day every time we see them. I particularly love how they capture the happiness and emotions of our friends and families, they are priceless and we can’t wait to show them to our friends and families from overseas! John, sincerely thank you again for making our wedding day so memorable. Your creativity and special ability deserves to be recognized. I have no doubt recommending your service to all of my friends and families and I’m looking forward to future collaborations with you and your great team. Best wishes, Kate Chow

Lorraine et Vincent

Photo by David Zaoui

Thank you very much for the beautiful pictures of the wedding of Lorraine and Vincent. You have captured the moments of emotion and sharing you play perfectly with the colors, brightness, movement. It's art! thank you also for your kindness ... The "mother" of the groom

Annabelle & Luke

Photo by Wayne La

We were so fortunate to have found you, you were absolutely fantastic at documenting our wedding day in exactly the style we were looking for. You were brilliant at making everything look natural, even got me to smile on camera, which is a feat in itself! Looking back at our photos you have captured the buzz and the genuine emotion in everyone, I can't help but smile every time I look at them. My friends and family were thrilled to have you with us on the day, all mentioning how lovely, unobtrusive and polite you were. You couldn't have made a better impression and it was an absolute pleasure to have you document our wedding, we truly can't recommend you highly enough! "

Eric & Adeline

Photo by Charles Sng

Thanks again for being such a joy to work with! We can't tell you enough how happy we are to have worked with you. Your hard work and sweat were not in vain- our family and friends who have seen the photos only have the most wonderful things to say about your work, so I am pretty sure you and your cameras will be around for a long time. Please keep up the good work that you do, and we wish you the best in your endeavors!

Dawn & Man

Photo by John Lee

Thank you for creating such a precious memory for our wedding. It was when I searched on the internet for just the perfect photographer for our wedding that I came upon your website. Your work is truly inspiring, your pictures are full of warmth and you are able to capture all those touching and meaningful moments. With you, we were certain that our wedding pictures are in good hands and we looked forward to a warm and God-loving wedding. Recalling the discussions before the wedding, your replies were always quick and passionate. You asked for our wedding details and our input on ideas gave us confident that you were serious in your work. Meanwhile we expressed to you that we hope to capture a lot of happy and cheerful moments, not necessary of ourselves but also of our guests. Now with the photos in our hands, we cannot help but laugh out loud as we go through the pictures in delight. We were wondering what was exactly happening during the time you caught the picture of people laughing so hard. We are sharing all these lovely pictures with our family and friends and everyone is so touched and pleased with them. Of course, you made us look so beautiful in these photos as we never thought we could be so photogenic! Our parents are also praising with laughter, "They are so stunning!". We really want to give a big thank you for the work you have done on our special day. Thank you Lord we met such an upbeat and passionate photographer who is able to grasp precious moments and is thoughtful of the bride and groom. We also appreciate your two assistants for their help. Wish you all the best and hope you can continue taking more sweet photos for the newly weds.

Ice & James

Photo by Vutiporn Supanish

I’m always obsessed with having good photos on my special occasion because a single photo can tell a thousand words and always bring back good old memories every time we look at it. Thus, I chose you to picture my wedding because your work has shown me that you tell good story through pictures. And yes, I made the right decision. Every time I look at my wedding pictures now, I can still feel the day because all the emotions and stories were pictured perfectly. I can recall all the smiles, happiness, romance on my big day. Moreover, what I like most is that I can be myself all the time and you just find the right time, right place, right angles to photo me. That’s make things went on smoothly and naturally so that I really have a beautiful ‘story-telling photo essay’ of my wedding days. Thanks so much for making my memories live forever in the pictures.

Catriona & Haakon

Photo by Wayne La

The photos have arrived! And of course, we absolutely love them!!! You've really captured the spirit of the day and all the moments that made it special. We can't stop looking at them - there's just so much to see in every photo, and the longer we look at them, the more there is to see! The composition of some of them is just genius. We had such a fun day, and I'm just delighted that we've got these photos to remember it by - we're so lucky we found you. The presentation box and USB key are also gorgeous, such a lovely touch. I can't even imagine how much work went into the photos, we've spent hours and hours just looking at them! So a MASSIVE thank you and AMAZING work. Cat