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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Austria Wedding Photographers

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Austria Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our 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 elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Europe Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Austria 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, city hall, pop-up, 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 intimate, symbolic, 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 Austria Couples

19 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

I was fascinated by photography since I can remember. My education with photographic and architectural elements led to the work as a freelance photographer and architect. The work with the Leica M and Fuji X system brought me to wedding photojournalism and closer to the passion of capturing honest moments and details with a camera, that one would not usually notice. [Tyrol Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hour (EUR)
Vienna small wedding and elopement photographer Michele Agostinis of Austria

After 8 years working for a prestigious Venetian newspaper and several International reporting assignments in Latin America and Africa, Agostinis focused his attention on Wedding Photography and International Events throughout Europe. Member of Italian Journalist Association since 2009, he speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish. [Vienna Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (EUR)
Salzburg wedding and elopement photography by Mathias Suchold of Austria

Photographer for weddings, advertising & events. I have been taking photos of weddings, advertisements, and events for over 15 years. For me, there are no limits when it comes to customer requirements or location. In ice-cold water, in the air, in the desert ... what counts is the result! Weddings: Salzburg, Munich, Vienna, Venice, Sydney ... no limits! [Salzburg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (EUR)

My name is Tsvetelina Deliyska and I was born in 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2002 I graduated from the National School of Art and Photography, specializing in fine arts photography. While studying I began practicing as a freelance wedding photographer. I shot my first film wedding in 2000. The only memory I have of that day is that unexpectedly I was paid for the job well done! In 2007 I met my future husband, Peter, with whom we formed together one of the leading studios for artistic wedding photography in Bulgaria. I constantly develop and improve my skills and knowledge in the field of photography by visiting and organizing a number of international schools and seminars for wedding photographers, my photographs have been awarded in international competitions, I have participated in several exhibitions, the last one independent. I am a lucky person because my job is also my hobby. I am experiencing every moment with the couples standing in front of my lens, crying and laughing with them, and enjoying to make them happy. I like to tell stories that do not need words! [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

My name is Boni Bonev, I was born in Svilengrad (Bulgaria) in 1970 and I live in Sofia (Bulgaria) since 1985. I am married and have two children. For the first time I touched the magic of photography when I was 7 years old, watching images appearing on a white sheet of photo paper in the darkroom of my uncle. Since then, photography has become my favorite pastime, and since 1991 with some interruptions also became a source of income. I love to paint with light, no matter if someone will pay me for it or not. Precisely for this reason, I always try to accept orders that will meet my personal preferences and understanding of photography. I like the reportage photography and the way of its making - with many unique moments caught without manipulation. I love working with natural light where possible, although I have a studio downtown in Sofia. As a founding member and administrator of the largest Bulgarian site on photography Photo Forum , I have arranged with my colleagues over 30 photographic competitions and exhibitions. Personally, I participated in many group exhibitions, and I have my own as well. They can be found in my personal site. Since I am master of science in electronics, I've always been interested in photographic equipment. I have written over 200 pages, photographic articles in print media, some of them technical. I am also the author of dozens of online tests in the Photo Forum of photographic cameras and lenses. I am coauthor of the first Bulgarian online photography tutorial "How to make better pictures with a digital camera", and the photographic book " In Focus ". Since 2005 me and my colleagues guided photographic courses in Sofia . With wedding and other commercial photography I work more intensively for several years. As you can see in my portfolio, I like clean, not manipulated photography with captured many moments, portraits and details. I love black and white photography, because it shows better real graphic pattern of light. Freed from unnecessary colors, photography remains just as volume, shape, light and storyline. I love metaphoric stories where one has to think, not just to perceive directly what he saw. I use camera with high resolution 24,5 mp and fast lenses , which re-create in better way the natural ambience of the place and minimize the introduction of artificial light. [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Sofia wedding and elopement photography by Boris Hristov, of Bulgaria

Hello! My name is Boris. I am 38 years old. I was born in Sofia. Imaginative art and music are two of the basic things I have been doing since my early teaching years, in one aspect have shaped my further life path, and I dare say that they have played a major role in shaping me as a person. At a later stage in my life, as a boomerang, when I graduated my musical education, photography appeared in my life. It seemed to fill a long lost piece of the puzzle of my childhood when my love of the fine art turned into my profession. At various times of the year, I'm busy with various photographic projects. Portrait, wedding, art, advertising, reporting, etc. No matter in which of the chosen styles are my engagements, be it in relation to a personal project or a work for a client, that has always excited me and I hope to be able to convey with my pictures. I capture relationships between people, acquaintances, and strangers. This moment, this day and the world in which we live, tomorrow just will not be the same, and the reminder to us and our children, where we have been, how we lived and who we loved are precisely the memories sealed after the trivial click of the camera. I take pictures as something very personal and intimate, as with my pictures I give people the opportunity to see the world in my personal perspective, where I am passing on their personal emotions, feelings, and worldview. My photographs have participated in several national exhibitions, published in magazines, as well as in the largest online galleries for art photography. I sincerely hope that looking at the pictures in my portfolio, you will be able to experience the emotion and feel the excitement as a participant in them. If so, I'd be glad to get in touch with me, get to know each other and work together. Sincerely, Boris Hristov [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)
Sofia wedding reportage and elopement photography by Lubomir Jiponov, of the Bulgaria WPJA
Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)

Undoubtedly being a wedding photographer has turned out to be my greatest passion ever. I have fallen in love with capturing the emotion and spirit of the most special day and the more I am getting involved, the greater excitement I feel. Being entirely devoted to what I am shooting, sometimes I am getting concerned that my enthusiasm is overwhelming and even exceeding my limits. I would rather go for the unique moment and its timeless emotion than direct or prepare the scene to achieve a fabulous image. By presenting the authenticity of the wedding story I believe you will easily feel the spirit of the wedding event. It is my ambition to be recognized as the wedding photographer whose images provoke tears and smiles over and every time one looks back at the wedding album. [Ruse Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
GVK Goran Vadlja Kamenjašević Elopement and Wedding Photography for Velenje

My mission is to document the true emotions, sincere moments and beauty. As the wedding photographer I am always on the prowl after opportunities, through which I document spirit of wedding day. No matter what wedding you wish, I will catch the beauty of your special day and treasure it in photographs forever. I am Goran Vadlja Kamenjašević, born in Croatia. We moved to a mining town Velenje in Slovenia only few months after my birth. I was growing up in Velenje and this town devised me and it still fills me with creative ideas. I finished primary school and mining technical high school in Velenje. Afterwards I was working as the electrical assembler in some European and American cities for almost four years. Even in that time I got engaged in photography, that I was tying up with my travels and photographing of regions as at the beginning and much more in this time. I returned to Velenje in 2008 and got employed in Premogovnik Velenje, where I still work. I had several working accidents as a miner within eight years of my working there. When I was recovering at home after the group accident in 2014, I used the time for deliberation about further career. At that time I decided, that I wanted to make something creative in my life, in which I can express myself. I decided for the directional participation in photography with study on department for photography on VIST in Ljubljana. I am creating in different genres of photography. From personal, conceptual and street projects, to commercial and sport photography. In this moment I can find myself the most in wedding photography. Every wedding is a new challenge for me. I try to find something in every couple, which is tying them up , something that is creating only their story. I am positioning spontaneous moments, easiness and genuineness to top priority. I am true documentarian who will keep your memories in photographs and shape them in to photobooks, witch will be timeless evidence of love. [Velenje Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
120/hour (EUR)

Andreas Pollok is an international award winning weddding photographer from Germany. He is based near Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He is documenting wedding all over Germany and Europe. He photographs the wedding day in a creative documentary style with dramatic and romantic portraits. [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1999 (EUR)

Passioned about life, photography, traveling and love. He believes that as a wedding photographer, he has the most honourable job on the world and he is very proud of it. His work allows him to engage to the couple and their family on the very important day of their journey. The story it is happening before his camera and he is there, ready to take immortal memories from different perspectives and angles capturing the most precious moments. 

 He memorizes the wedding in journalistic style with a touch of creativity. [Ljubljana Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)
Sofia Wedding and Elopement Day Photography by Ivelina Cholakova, of Bulgaria

My name is Ivelina and I can say photography is my passion! For nine years now I am a freelance photographer. Each and every one of these 9 years I continued upgrading - I would participate in a masterclass of some of my favourite photographers, simply for inspiration and to improve. In 2017 I realized an independent exhibition with 36 female portraits. But I also have separate participation in other exhibitions. Memories engage our emotions! Things we lived through, our background, is what remains in our hearts. But our memory is fragile and it is photography that makes the blurred memories bright. It makes it possible for us to remember those moments that make our life unique. Personally, for me, photography is both love and art, combined in one. The ability to see the good in every person and situation and show it in the best way possible. I experience moments in every wedding as a unique and such a special day, because I realize this is going to be the only time that all these people come together at this place, at the same time, looking for the relations between them, all those strong and deep emotions, smiling faces, the love and tears of happiness. And I love being there to capture it all! [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (EUR)

I am Mihai, professional wedding photographer since 2011. I love shooting authentic images, candid shots that capture real moments as they occur naturally throughout the day. These images are my main focus when shooting weddings. And I strongly believe they are the most important and the most relevant images from a wedding. I will never stage or alter anything during the wedding day. I also try and be as unintrusive as possible. Although I'm not “a fly on the wall” - I tend to stay in the middle of the action, working close to people with my wide angle lens. [Bucharest Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)

I have been photographing weddings and love stories of people for more then 8 years. I capture love, intimate moments in documentary with emotions and excellent work with natural light. I am story teller. The thing I love is to taking discreet photo documentary. I use my creativity and many years experience to find and make visible the most spontaneous moments and emotions of your wedding day. I observe and act as invisible, allowing you and your guests to feel completely relaxed during capturing the most beautiful, authentic moments and details of your love, beauty and emotions. I love capture documentary, communicate with people and travel. Therefore, being the wedding photographer is my dream job. What my clients get is my personal view of their wedding day. The story how I see and capture the wedding documentary, full of emotions and beautiful moments. Will be my pleasure to be your story teller. [Slovakia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
800 (EUR)

My name is Elena Haralabaki and I am a professional wedding photographer. I absolutely love photography as it's giving me the creative fulfillment that I seek in my everyday life! I studied photography at the University of Athens (T.E.I.) and further added to my photographic skills by continuing studies at 'Academia di Belle Arti di Venezia'. I am a recognized with more than 100 award - winning photos over the last years. That means, that I constantly deliver photos and services with consistency at the very highest level, always passionate for more meaningfully amazing photos that fill you with life and emotions. [Athens Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Tilburg wedding and elopement photography by Paulina Sliwka of Noord Brabant Netherlands

Wedding & Lifestyle Photography by Paulina Sliwka for those who simply love beauty… Hi! My name is Paulina - a wedding & lifestyle photographer based in the South of the Netherlands, photographing all over the country and Belgium, increasingly around Europe. Mostly I shoot weddings, but also love, boudoir, maternity, and family sessions. I also organise mentor meetings for other photographers. People say about me that I am “extremely friendly, enthusiastic and cheerful”, “fantastic and energetic”, ”with lots of energy and a head full of ideas.“ Work as a photographer is the best job I could have ever dreamed of. I love every aspect of it and it fits perfectly my temperament, character, and passions. I am a huge fan of natural photographs, full of emotions, happiness, passion and, above all, that shows how beautiful you are. My work’s been published in many different ways and I have received a lot of beautiful opinions from my couples. [Tilburg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1259 (EUR)
Wedding Photographer Hans-Peter Schwägerl - for Germany and Bavaria

Hello, my name is Hans-Peter and I photograph weddings since 2012. During the seven years I photographed 200 weddings. From the beginning, I always focused on the reportage. For me it is important to take a close look at the natural and spontaneous moments. In recent years, I have attended many workshops and seminars to further my education. My biggest success are my happy bridal couples. I enjoy traveling in my free time. The most important thing for me are my wife and my three cats :) I would be happy to hear from you and I would be honored to photograph your wedding. [Bavaria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (EUR)
Saxony and Leipzig Wedding Photographer Ruben Venturo, of Germany

I was born and raised in Italy, in a small town in the mountains of the south called San Giovanni in Fiore, in the beautiful heart of the Sila. I studied graphics and photography in the great city of renaissance and culture in Florence, and now I live with my little family for a few years, a time of the year in Germany and the other time in Italy - depending on the wedding season. I am very much in love with my girlfriend and our first and wonderful child! I like to travel a lot, meet new people and hear their stories, but most of all, I love to play the guitar. When my son hears that, it makes him very happy and he starts to jump back and forth and shake his head like crazy. One less thing I like to do is spend half an hour brushing my crazy mane until it looks reasonably normal again! I've always had a passion for photography, especially street photography, the great portrait photographer and the great documentarists like Henri Cartier Bresson, Vivian Maier, Steve McCurry, Arnold Newman, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Edouard Boubat Sebastião Salgado - and it is these too that inspire me in my work. [Leipzig Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1190 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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Lise & Wim

Photo by Paulina Sliwka

The photos are all small masterpieces and speak for themselves; the fun, warmth, laughter, and happy tears radiate from it! We couldn't wish for a more beautiful souvenir ... Lots of love, Lise & Wim

Bulgaria bride and groom celebrating outside by Wedding Photographer Bozhidar Krastev

Radina & Viktor

Photo by Bozhidar Krastev

„Wow...... you are exceptional; I cannot find words to describe how much we love the photos; I am eager to have a look at all of them. Since the moment I received the photos, I have been reviewing them every day again and again simply because I find something new which I skipped and …. they are telling a full story! Sure, we like them a lot; just need time to go through all of them. Anyhow, everybody who sees the photos is very much impressed how good they are!! Everybody says – congratulations for the photographers, how did you find them? Unbelievable they are, I am simply speechless… This is exactly what I wanted to have as memories; you have managed to capture everything, the global picture, as well as the tiny emotions.”

Wedding Photography - Lake Heiterwang, Tyrol, Austria | Town Hall Heiterwang, Tyrol, Austria Wedding Pictures

Sabrina & Matthias

Photo by Michael Jenewein

Dear Michael, Dear Nadja, We would like to thank you again for the photos. Sabrina and I are really happy with the results and many wonderful moments were captured. We can fully recommend you and wish you many great weddings and especially wedding couples that will make you happy. Greetings Sabrina & Matthias

Plovdiv, Bulgaria Wedding Photographer

Iliyana & Hristo

Photo by Bozhidar Krastev

„Dears, we would like to thank you so much for the lovely wedding book. It looks perfect, divine and exceptional. Great thanks! Wishing you all the best and continue to be extremely good at what you do. You are awesome! “