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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

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 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 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 DIY - do it yourself, city hall, themed, 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 unique, symbolic, non-traditional, 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

21 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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 10 years. [Hasselt Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (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)
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)

"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)
Vosges wedding photography by Julien Maria of Grand Est France

Ten years in computer science and one burn-out later...I decided to travel for one year around the world. We are in 2012 and I buy my first camera. Ma passion for photography is born. In 2014, the best friend of my father invited me and my camera to his wedding. A BIG revelation to me, observation, instinct, moment, story... I love stories, I love moments, I love people, I love travel. I'm French, working in Nancy, and worldwide. I'm 35 with 2 wonderful little boys :) [Vosges Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Sofia wedding and elopement photography by Tatyana Chohadjieva of the Bulgaria WPJA

Hi, I am Tatyana Chohadjieva - a wedding photographer from Bulgaria. I fell in love with photography at 10. I’m shooting weddings professionally since 2012 after leaving the career of tv journalist (news reporter and anchor). Both professions are pretty much the same - capturing the essence of a moment from an exciting and authentic point of view. I adore to explore new places, human faces and moods, gestures and expressions, to look beyond them, to find beauty in everyone. I'll be happy to meet you. [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (EUR)

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:
1800 (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)
Paris wedding photography by Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne of Île-de-France

Hi all! I’m Elodie and I have been photographing happy people for 4 years! I’m a typical Parisian: love my city to bits but also very happy to leave it, grab my backpack and go, often to unusual places like Svalbard or Vanuatu. Capturing moments and emotions is what I love about my job. For one whole day - sometimes more - you immerse yourself into one of the most beautiful days of a couple’s life and to be able to capture it and offer them memories of that is a privilege. I love getting to know people’s stories and characters and would always aim at meeting up around a drink to discuss their forthcoming wedding (also because I’m biased to a glass of wine!) or do a skype call for people who are further: it’s important that characters match as I will be the closest thing you will have to you on your special day – getting along, laughing together will make your pictures that bit nicer. Before being a photographer I spent years working in the music industry, which I think contributed to the fun and modern outlook I try and inject into your pictures. I'm also a massive traveler and aside from weddings shoot nature and wildlife, mainly cold places where you can find northern lights or polar bears. I sleep very well on planes so will be the first to jump at any opportunity to photograph a wedding abroad, but will be just as happy to photograph you in our beautiful country. So get in touch, let's have a little chat, and see where things take us from there! [Paris 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)
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)

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)
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)
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)

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WPJA Communiqué: Features
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We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...Read more
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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! "

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

Leuven, Belgium wedding reception venue image of the sparkler departure

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