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!

Belfast Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Belfast, County Antrim

Belfast Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Northern Ireland 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
May 29th, 2020
Eldorado Canyon, Colorado Elopement Photography | The bride to be leads a small group of friends up to the top of the continental divide
May 29th, 2020
Rocky Mountain National Park - Estes Park Colorado Elopement Photographer | bride and groom face-to-face in the night air, with only their silhouettes outlined
May 29th, 2020
Town Hall of Angoustrine, French Catalonia Elopement Photographer | This bride and groom show off a combination of Catalan and Turkmen traditions

Elopement Photographers for Small County Antrim Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Belfast 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, fast, 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 casual, symbolic, intimate, 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 Belfast Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Belfast wedding photography by Jonathan Ryder, of County Antrim Northern Ireland

I've been a full-time photographer for over 5 years now. Photographing people being people is the best thing ever and I know I'll still be doing it long after I've photographed my last wedding. I'm married to my best friend, Róisín. Somehow she gets me and I'm lucky I have her. We live in Belfast with our two kids, Dáithí and Isla, in an old townhouse that's got bags of charm (and NO space). The kids are everything to us. On weekends off, we fuel-up with coffee and take them out adventuring. [Belfast Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1595 (GBP)
UK wedding photographer Dylan McBurney is an award-winning wedding reportage photographer covering Ireland from Carrickfergus

Dylan McBurney is an international award-winning wedding photographer covering the whole of Ireland from his base in Carrickfergus, County Antrim just north of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Dylan discovered wedding photojournalism after his own wedding in France to Caroline and after discovering the legendary work of the master of the decisive moment Henri Cartier-Bresson in 2004. Since then he has been finding his own decisive moments for his clients and looks forward to shooting every wedding he participates in. [Belfast Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Majella & Noel

Photo by Dylan McBurney

Dear Dylan I just wanted to drop you a note about our amazing wedding photos – I can’t stop looking at them and each time I do, I see something different in them! It was such a lovely surprise to get a first look at them when we were on honeymoon. I really think you captured the day so well and it has really eased the post-wedding/honeymoon blues. On a personal note, I wanted to thank you for the utterly pain-free way you took all the shots, so different to the usual posed pictures that leave everyone bored stiff with the whole process and with wooden expressions. I just love the natural smiles and happy expressions of all my family! With very best wishes Majella and Noel

Mel & Charlie

Photo by Dylan McBurney

Hi Dylan, Thanks so so much for the photographs. We got back from honeymoon yesterday and are feeling rather blue but this has brightened up our mood and day like nothing else. Thanks so much for magically taking us back to that wonderful day. The photos are absolutely stunning and the whole family agrees. Best wishes, Charlie

Nikki & Steven

Photo by Dylan McBurney

Hi Dylan! Just wanted to say a huge thank you for photographing our wedding. You made everything so easy and enjoyable – everyone was raving about you! We had such a fabulous day! Many thanks again Nikki and Steven

Dionne & Andrew

Photo by Dylan McBurney

Hi Dylan - We've spent every spare minute looking at our prints. The way you've captured the light, colour, movement and emotion in each of the pictures is just incredible. It's hard to explain but it's like each picture comes to life when you look at it. We're noticing things that we didn't see online and we are having so much fun reliving our day! Thanks again