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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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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Belgium Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Belgium, Europe

Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, Leuven, Mons, Aalst

Belgium Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - 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 because of current covid 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 Belgium 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 secret, justice of the peace, 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 casual, boutique, unique, 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 Belgium Couples

29 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Fille Roelants Photography - Wedding and Elopement photographer

Fille graduated as a pharmacist in 2010 but soon felt this profession was not his true calling. During his studies, he got fascinated by photography. Two years after his graduation he started taking his hobby to a new level by photographing parties and events he would normally attend as a guest. Especially attracted by beautiful light and human emotions he started photographing big festivals and parties around the globe. After 3 years of combining these 2 jobs, he gradually got drawn into weddings and kept evolving ever since. Today he has shot about 140 weddings in about 7 years time. And he usually shoots about 23 weddings per year nowadays. He has always been inspired by numerous different photographers, which influences his work in a very diverse way. Alex Webb has inspired him to explore the world of layering. Fille's own background as a festival photographer has brought him a very dynamic style of shooting, focussed on human emotion, light, and colors. Fille is also a keen travel photographer and loves to combine this with his job as a wedding photographer. [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2100 (EUR)
East Flanders Wedding Photographer Sven Soetens - Flanders, Belgium

When people come in and ask me for pretty pictures, presented in a classical way, I tell them to look for another photographer. Because with me you'll receive something different. We don't want pictures that show you, your family and friends posing with a big smile on their faces. We want the pictures to have a true emotional value. We want to capture the true emotions of your wedding day. We try to intervene as little as possible, but catch the moments that really matter. During the wedding shoot the couple will receive my guidance and advice to make the shoot into a really fun experience. The emotional and artistic photos will remind the couple of their perfect day. As a fulltime wedding photographer I obtained the necessary knowledge and technical skills to work the camera and to afterwards put the best contrast, colour, and details into the pictures. Pictures can be delivered in different presentation: albums, animated slideshows, collage, cards or big size printings on different materials. I am also co-founder of VZW Studio, the association for professional photographers. It is important to me to defend the interests of the professional photographer end it gives me the chance to constantly improve my skills, through their workshops and courses. [East Flanders Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1799 (EUR)

I am a wedding/family photographer that photographs honestly, without bulky lighting systems or assistants. As a wedding reportage photographer, I observe and capture the genuine moments, real emotions and reactions. I'm taking pictures for over 15 years now but I've been shooting weddings for 7 years. [Limburg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)
Antwerpen wedding photography by Pieter Vandenhoudt of Flanders, Belgium

Perfect is boring. I'll just deal with the real. Real is better. That's what I'm photographing for. No uncomfortable staging, just be you and I'll do the rest: Translating real-life stories into unforgettable images for you, your family and your friends. Formed as an architect my passion for photography guided me to the visual storyteller I am today. I catch unstaged moments in attracting compositions. Every moment counts so for every wedding again I'll work hard from the early mornings until your epic dance moves. [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2600 (EUR)
Antwerpen wedding photography by Yves Schepers -  Serving Flanders and Belgium

Hey there, I'm Yves. A wedding photographer from Belgium that has been shooting weddings since 2014 after leaving the corporate engineering world behind him. This wedding photographer life has been a rollercoaster which led me to meeting a warm wedding photography community of friends, seeing all parts of the world and enjoying this creative outlet. I love both creative portraits as well as a more documentary approach to wedding photography and everything in between, which makes me feel a kind of hybrid. As long as my images evoke emotions, I'm a happy camper. [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (EUR)
Flanders-based Joshua Dhondt is a Wedding Photographer for Antwerp, Belgium

Photography and people are Joshua’s two greatest passions. Utterly curious – a nice legacy she got from her grandmother – she loves to meet new people, observe them and capture what they are all about. She is both outgoing and calm so to make everyone feel at ease. Very patient, she has a special radar for shenanigans. Her goal is to document small but great moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, to capture the moment just as it felt that day. She is a visual storyteller. Mostly self-taught, she has been a professional photographer for the last 7 years, full time since 2013. She is based in Antwerp, Belgium, and travels in (and sometimes out) Europe for Day in the Life sessions and Weddings. She is at her best when shooting true, unstaged and profound moments and events – in a relaxed atmosphere. [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2050 (EUR)
West Flanders wedding photography by Melody De Laere of Belgium

I am a proud mother of two fantastic girls and a loving wife who has a huge passion for love and photography! I started to photograph as a child, but this was just for fun. When I became 23 years, I started to ask myself what I really would like to do for living for the rest of my life. I didn't have to think a lot, because I wanted to become a photographer. In the beginning, I didn't know what kind of photographer I wanted to be. But when I had to take pictures in the studio, I didn't feel free. It was not my cup of tea. I wanted to tell stories about people and animals, stories about life and love. So wedding photography became my number one of photography and I really love it! It's amazing to be part of it and to be that one person that is honoured to capture this once in a lifetime. As a wedding photographer, I realize my own piece of poetry with my camera. Wedding photography is something that always fascinates and motivates me, one of the reasons that this kind of photography makes me feel completely home. I am energetic, playful, I love your romance very much and I portray your beautiful wedding day in a very surprising and unique way. With an eye for all details and the most exceptional lighting conditions, I realize your wonderful story. My wedding photography consists of real stories in which the moments prevail because that's what it's all about, THE MOMENT YOU CAPTURE... [West Flanders Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)

"Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion" I graduated as an engineer and worked as a professor in biomechanics for some years but decided to take a 180° turn in life to live my passion and to become a professional family and wedding photographer. I love my work so much, especially wedding photography as it enables me to - to feel and capture your personality and emotions, - show all the love you have for each other, - catch authentic and spontaneous instants, - bring out the beauty of the moment, - document your wedding with poetry and simplicity ... Hope to meet you soon. [Brabant Wallon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
East Flanders Wedding Photography by Jonas De Gent, of Flanders, Belgium

I am Jonas, 39, born in Ghent and living in Aalst. Married to Heike and father of Mon (6) and Miene (4). Together my everything. In addition, I am fond of the sea, music, sour candies and photography, of course. To me, photography is a hobby that got out of hand. After enthusiastic reactions to my travel photos, friends asked me to photograph their children or even their wedding. And with success, because many tens of thousands of photos later I could make my profession out of photography. My style? Spontaneous, romantic, no-nonsense photography. But especially: non-everyday. [East Flanders Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (EUR)
Antwerpen wedding photography by Bob Baeyens - Belgium and Flanders WPJA

Coming from a creative family I started drawing at a very early age. Now I freeze unique moments with my camera instead of a pencil. What I love most as a wedding photographer, is to be able to capture all these emotions and moments during a wedding day. A smile, a kiss, a tear...all these little things makes me feel very privileged to be there and create all these images that will last forever. I love meeting all these new couples, there families and friends and the interactions between them. No wedding day is the same! [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1599 (EUR)
East Flanders wedding photography by Carolina Mosquera of Belgium

Hi, I am Carolina. I was captured by the image after I'd seen an exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson many years ago. The way he translated life into the image was so calculated and yet so spontaneous. In this way I also wanted to look at life, I began a search for a form in the ordinary things of life, the emotions, people and events around me... I want to capture those moments when we are real, honest, and pure… That is how we want to be and how we want to give. [East Flanders Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
120 (EUR)
Ghent wedding photography by Nathalie Dolmans of East Flanders - Belgium

Photographer from Ghent, mother of two, book lover and (slightly) chocolate addict. And I especially like to capture your story on a photo. I am a self-taught photographer. I bought my first camera with my very first pay at the age of 23. Finally! I learned the basics at evening school and then I developed further on my own. Long live the internet - a source of endless inspiration and tips. A few years later I started as a photographer in secondary occupation. And when I was 32, I decided to go for it. Now or never. Fully freelance photographer. And wow, how blissful. I work harder than ever before but most of the time it doesn't even feel like working. [Ghent Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1120 (EUR)

My photography must exceed your expectations. I laid the foundations at the Fotovakschool, I followed courses, but the most important thing: I followed my heart. I have found the perfect balance between ambition, challenge and love in my constant search for the perfect picture. My portfolio is proof of that. I want to create something. Something deep personal. I want to make the real connection with people. Being present in the unconditional love that two people feel for each other. Capturing it, it is a homage that gives me unbridled energy. ['s-Hertogenbosch Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1495 (EUR)
London small wedding photography by Wayne La of England United Kingdom

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)

I'm French wedding photographer. I do it since 2012. I'm married and I have one daughter, they are the inspiration in my life and they push my limits to be a better person and a better photographer. If I do this job, it's to feel happiness and love...I love that. there's no best job than to be a wedding photographer [Lot-et-Garonne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
France wedding and elopement photography by Lucille Gaumard for Grand Est, Moselle and Metz

Hello, it's me, Lucille! I am 32 but feel like I was 10 yesterday! I grew up in the Paris area, travelled abroad for studies and work before settling in the eastern part of France near Luxembourg. I love my little city of Metz where I enjoy life's little pleasures such as a drink at a terrace, exhibitions, and concerts. I started photography during family gatherings and fell in love with documentary photography. A never dreamed of a fairy tale wedding for myself, so I never thought of a career as a wedding photographer! One day I photographed a friends' wedding and discovered it was such an exciting playground for a photographer. I love sharing this special day with you, capturing all these little moments and offer you timeless memories. [Metz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (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)

A few years back, I was already an established landscape photographer when my cousin asked me to photograph her wedding. When I do things, I'm 100% committed. My first move was to read tons of articles about wedding photography and to go through hundreds of images to get a grasp of what to do and what not to do. I was highly influenced by the great Tyler Wirken and his journalistic approach. On top of learning a few tricks from his blog, I also bought the right gear, a 35mm prime lense. The smile on my cousin's face when she saw her photos was so rewarding that I decided to shoot more weddings and soon after it became a full-time job. Over the years, I have developed my ability to be at the right place at the right time, by anticipating every moment of a wedding. This helps me to capture all the emotions going on on the big day. Shooting weddings has had a great influence on my approach to photography and my personal life. I now apply the same principles when I take pictures of my own baby-girls: my wife is so grateful to have souvenirs of these candid family moments. This is why I take so much pride in documenting weddings, because I know how important these moments are for the bride and groom. [Luxembourg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
250/hour (EUR)

I take pictures as long as I can remember. I was obsessed by the light of Rembrandt and the colors of Vincent Van Gogh. The old Dutch Painters were by far my favorites. Since I was not gifted with the talent of the fine brush, I decided to be a photographer. As a little girl weddings always attracted me. The magic of love, emotions and people just the way they are. Those are, for me, the most important ingredients for a wedding. No matter what dress, ring, cake of venue. I shoot weddings in the Netherlands, but if clients want me in other countries, I will do so without hesitation. I adore my husband (and second shooter) and daughter. My 'idol' of wedding photographers is Gerhard Nel. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (EUR)
London wedding and elopement photography by Gyula Lovaszi, of England, United Kingdom
Starting Price:
1000 (GBP)
Portrait of Hauts-de-Seine wedding and elopement photographer Maxime Bernadin of France

My name is Maxime and I have been a wedding photographer since 2014. What makes me special? I am a human photographer. Because what I love above all in my job is meeting you, understanding your history, your favorites, and your desires. I have traveled a lot, observed fabulous monuments, photographed sumptuous landscapes ... but for me, nothing beats the warmth and richness of human encounters. We're all different. Our experience and our sensitivity make us unique. Immortalize the fragile moments, the stolen looks, the tender and discreet gestures that express what you are: this is what drives my work as a wedding photographer. [Hauts-de-Seine Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Marli Eggelaar WeGrpahy Netherlands and Noord Brabant Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Hello, I am Marli Eggelaar from WeGraphy Wedding photography! I was raised in Nuenen, a village near Eindhoven. A real Brabander who loves to work hard and play hard! Since I remember I was interested in photography and catching the moment. In 2006 I made a trip to Australia together with my now husband. Just before we left I bought my very first SLR camera. My father helped me because photography runs in the family :) My husband got crazy during the Aussie trip since I was constantly dreaming away behind the camera. Playing with the shutter speed and aperture and see what would happen. The feeling I got when I made that once in a lifetime shot made me very happy. I really enjoyed being creative. Doing something different than the status quo in photography. Although I was not a pro yet I mainly focused on finding the right light and the most beautiful colors. In 2013 I decided to my first photography study. At that point, I came to the conclusion that to me wedding photography is the one thing in life that makes me utterly happy. People, emotions, stories, and especially love, beautiful! And to be able to record that and be meaningful for others in that way. This suits me. In early 2017 I started to pursue my dreams, quit my day job and fully focus on full-time on wedding photography. Now, some years later I can say wedding photography is my dayjob. Every year I participate in courses, training, and seminars to constanly develop my style and signature even further. Friends describe me as caring, creative, perfectionist, and a persevering attitude. I prefer to register rather than direct. You will not see me. I remain low profile so the couple can relax and enjoy the day. I will never intervene in the real moments of your day. I record the events when they occur. I try to have as limited as possible posed photos. Those real pure love moments are so beautiful! In addition, I am extremely patient and wait 20 minutes in one spot to make the best photo. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1295 (EUR)
Limburg-NL wedding photography by Huib Vintges of The Netherlands

We live in a small farmhouse near Maastricht Netherlands. I love wandering through the fields and the woods with our dogs, especially on rainy days. I’ve been into photography for as long as I can remember and I've attended many, many workshops by international wedding and documentary photographers all over the world. If you like you can check my personal website with my other photography work on shabbywalls.com. It's about portraits, street photography, and reportage. [Limburg-NL Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1995 (EUR)
Jaimie Peeters - destination wedding photographer, Netherlands

I'm a so-called "What you see is what you get" kinda guy. Always enthusiastic and eager to find and experience the most beautiful things in life. Ever since I can remember I was drawing on everything I could find. Also making music and dancing was a huge part of my childhood. And even now I tend to spend my days mostly creating something. After having spent more than 10 years traveling the world as an electronic music artist, visiting the furthest corners of the world, it was a logical step that I became a photographer. Translating all these years of collected inspiration into imagery. By now I have been photographing for over another 10 years! The first period of my photographic journey I spent shooting Fashion. It now really helps me to find beauty in everything. Together with my true passion; cinema, I now have a unique style that is a combination of journalistic with the flair of fashion. My work is candid, but I always seem to find a way to make it look like it could land in a fashion magazine. My dream is to make my own feature film someday, but I doubt I will ever want to stop shooting weddings. It's the one time, the one place on earth where literally everybody is beautiful, full of emotion and there is always something happening every second. It's heaven for a photographer like me. [Amsterdam Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Zuid Holland wedding photography by Anouk Raaphorst - Netherlands WPJA

Hello, my name is Anouk Raaphorst and I am a professional wedding photographer from Westland. In 2010, after my education at the Photo Academy in Rotterdam, I quit my job in the brokerage and I started I Shoot Love Wedding Photography. My photography stands for spontaneous fresh wedding photos in a journalistic way, not staged. Fotos that really tell your story to live again and again. Creativity & unique moments are central to your day, full of love and emotion. All this, just like my photography, with an eye for detail. You get married at a location that unleashes something. All the preparations that you now enjoy fall into place during the day. One thing is certain, a day to remember. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
135/hour (EUR)

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Neil Ridley Photography: Neil Ridley

Clitheroe in Lancashire, United Kingdom

You might be asking how I ended up going from a career as a Royal Air Force Policeman to becoming a full-time professional wedding photographer? The answer is quite simple, my passion for photography has been there for as long as I can remember...

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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

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! "