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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Australia Wedding Photographers

Australia Wedding Photographers

Find Australia photographers serving: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Logan City

Australia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Australia 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 Australia, 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 Australia elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Australia 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, Australia documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

Elopement Photographers for Small Australia Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Australia 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.

Oceania WPJA members are ready to document any courthouse, fast, 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 symbolic, non-traditional, modern, 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 Australia Couples

13 Australia Wedding Photographers...

Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Liz Robson of Distant Sea Film and Photography

Liz Robson

Christchurch in Canterbury, NZ *Now booking Australia weddings.
1990 (NZD)
Wedding Photographer and Engagement Portrait Pro, Ronnie Szeto

Ronnie Szeto

Tseung Kwan O, HK *Now booking Australia weddings.
11800 (HKD)

Ryan Ng

Singapore, SG *Now booking Australia weddings.
300/hour (SGD)

John Lee

Ma On Shan, HK *Now booking Australia weddings.
19800 (HKD)
Elopements and wedding photography by Gihan De Silva

Gihan De Silva

Manhattan in New York, US *Now booking Australia weddings.
3000 (USD)
Outdoor wedding photography by Andrea Coco

Andrea Coco

Adrano in Catania, IT *Now booking Australia weddings.
2000 (EUR)
Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photography by Tuan Vu, in Vietnam

Tuan Vu

Ho Chi Minh City, VN *Now booking Australia weddings.
3000 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

2699 Australian Dollar

RK Photography Studio: Richard Liu

Tarneit in Victoria, Australia

Wedding Venue Pictures by Australia Wedding Photographers

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

Australia Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A Western Australia Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, black and white portrait of this Perth couple in front of a building at Brookleigh Estate
A pre-wedding session in Perth highlighting a beautiful sunset with bokeh
Pre-wedding engagement image-session in Perth, WA with the couple Standing together on the cable bridge
View this imaginative Perth wedding image of The brides dress in BW, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Western Australia from the WPJA
View this pictorial Perth wedding image of The bride and groom together under the lights at the reception venue, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Western Australia from the WPJA
Camberwell church, Victoria, Australia nuptial day award-winning image from the back of the car when Finally married and released
Yarra Valley Estate, Victoria, Australia indoor wedding reception party award-winning picture showing The grooms cousin having great fun
A wedding photographer in Nar Nar Goon, Victoria created this image of groomsmen in Australia Getting ready putting on tall, long socks

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Australia wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Australia 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.
Q: Who are the best Australia wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Australia 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: How can couples find reviews of Australia wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Australia wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Australia WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Vinci and Steve

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Thank you so much Ronnie for photographing our wedding registration in October. We are absolutely delighted with the results! You are very professional and took a lot of candid photos of us. This is exactly what we are looking for, a photographer who can capture the real moment and emotion of the day for us. You certainly has a knack for capturing natural and fun memories and producing very high quality images that we will cherish for the rest of our lives . We highly recommend you to others looking for a professional and fun photographer!

Maryne & Anthony

Photo by Gaelle Le Berre

Gaëlle you know how to take advantage of the best, even in bad weather conditions. A great result that I do not get tired of watching. In everyone's opinion, you are discreet, social, and attentive to everyone's desires. Very good value for a professional and artistic result (no pictures plan shot). Each person is highlighted while remaining natural, you do not skimp to shoot photos to capture every magic moment of this exceptional day. Thanks to you.

Rebecca & James

Photo by Alan Rogers

Hi Alan, Just wanted to let you know how happy James and I are with your work. Looking at them makes me feel like it was just yesterday and you really captured how the whole day felt. I can't take the smile off my face whenever I look at them. I don't know how I'm going to choose which ones to frame although I do have a few favorites. Your photos are a credit to you, feel free to use them on your website or social media. Thanks again. Rebecca & James