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!

Berkshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Berkshire, England

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Berkshire Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our United Kingdom 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!

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Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Berkshire 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, fast, quick, 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, outdoor, 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 Berkshire Couples

11 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Sher-Ali Perwaz photographs weddings with his wife, Shital: Having been together for 20 years, Sher & Shital share a real passion for life and understand the importance of capturing moments that will want to be re-lived time and time again. Having two children themselves, they can appreciate what moments are from a parents perspective. "Watching them grow is incredible...time goes by so fast and we only have our photos of them growing to solidify the memories held in our minds". Sher & Shital like offering their clients photography that is clean and contemporary. Sharp captures that are true to the eye and genuinely reflect the realness of the event. Being photojournalists they have a documentary approach to their style of storytelling, which gives a linear sense of continuity when viewing the final album. As a husband and wife team, they are both lead photographers. From Sher's creative vision to Shital's flair for fashion imagery, their outcome is simply gorgeous wedding photography. There are many components to capturing a wedding from a photographers perspective. There is the decor, the details, the couple, the family, the ceremony, the portraits, the rituals and the dancing. All of these elements evoke smiles, tears, laughter and much joy. "We are truly blessed to be in a position that enables us to capture memories that can touch people throughout their lives and the generations to come." Their couples feel at ease from the initial consultation to their wedding day. "We believe that the best results occur when you have a personal relationship with your photographer". Sher & Shital collaborate with their clients giving them assurance and trust that they will receive an impeccable and professional service from planning, right through to delivery. Sher & Shital have gained invaluable experience from documenting weddings from diverse cultures and traditions. They have documented events in the UK nationally as well as internationally in Los Angeles, Florida, India, France and Italy. i-maani photography has achieved global accreditation with the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), which is an elite group of the finest wedding photographers in the world. They also belong to the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists (AGWPJA) and the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP). i-maani photography is based in Berkshire, Greater London, UK. [Berkshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (GBP)
London wedding reportage photographer Simon Cardwell | United Kingdom and England Elopements

My name is Simon and I am a documentary photographer. A photograph documents a happy time in your life & is something to look back on. What I do is record those moments & make them last. I am lucky to do what I love for a living & since photographing my first wedding in 2007, I have been fortunate enough to photograph weddings and elopements all across the UK, throughout London & occasionally further afield. In that time I have seen every kind of occasion & I know the memories are the same no matter where or how you choose to get married. I believe in a natural style of photography which ensures you won't spend your wedding day constantly posing for photos, I will find the moments rather than staging them. Just like every other day in your life, nothing on your wedding day should be forced. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1050 (GBP)

After shooting for fashion magazines in London for over 18 years, I consider myself a veteran of that industry. However, ten years ago I left London and started shooting weddings exclusively from my Hampshire, UK base. Although I bring with me a lot of experience in how to make women look beautiful in pictures I don't ever pose my pictures. I use observation of light, composition and my processing skills, to create my images without ever intruding on the couples enjoyment of the wedding day. My aim is always to be as unobtrusive as I can possibly be during the day and making people feel like they were at the wedding when they view the images. [Hampshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
London wedding photographer David Cliff - England elopements

It was my interest in the news and events of our lives and times that drew me to photography—to photojournalism at the outset. I wanted to see for myself what I could of the world, of history, and through my photographs let others see, in the great tradition of photojournalists down the years. I’ve since had images featured by publications and organisations including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Economist, Vogue, Time and many others besides, distributed worldwide via agencies including Getty Images and AFP. Photojournalism still fills a lot of my time, and I suspect it will always be the kind of photography I draw my inspiration from most of all. Naturally, then it’s the documentary mindset that underpins my approach to the other kinds of photography I’m commissioned for—weddings above all. In essence, that means I don’t set up scenes or direct what goes on but instead record the day as it is, capturing moments and events as they unfold in their own way. It's an unobtrusive-yet-intimate way of shooting that I strive for, and hopefully, you'll hardly even know I’m there—then later be amazed by the pictures I made. I’m based in London but work far and wide as well as locally, and I like to travel, so if you’re elsewhere (or your wedding will be) don’t let that be a consideration. I'll look forward to hearing from you and learning about your plans. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1550 (GBP)
England and Hampshire wedding photography and elopements by Anna Mikulich, of UK

I love to take pictures that will make people happy. Photography is my passion. At my young age, I delighted with the beauty of our World and always wanted to keep amazing memories for myself and others for a long time. Then I was managed to do this with the help of my «magic» camera by creating original and unique images that reflect the beauty of humanity and nature, the experiences we all feel and share. Now I am still falling in love with wedding and elopement photography that gives me a unique opportunity to visit beautiful places, meet interesting people and help them to capture those joys and happiness they were experienced on their special day – the beginning of their new life journey together. I think about my profession like a huge playground for creativity. Experience of something new, a source of inspiration and satisfaction! I really enjoy being a part of the wedding – such a special, positive spring of new perceptions and energy for me. One of the most important tasks for every professional is to capture a special atmosphere, the mood, and spirit of the wedding that will bring precious moments and unforgettable feelings to people looking at these pictures in five, ten or even fifty years. And I always try to do my best to be a really great professional! I am lucky to do what I do! [Hampshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (GBP)
Surrey wedding and elopement photography by Martyn East of England, United Kingdom

Hi, my name is Martyn, based on the Surrey & Sussex border working as a professional Surrey Wedding Photographer, thank you for taking a moment to read a bit about me, the person who might be documenting one of the most momentous days of your lives. Wow, what a responsibility that is on my shoulders and one I take very seriously. Wedding Photography is a real passion of mine. I’m a husband to a wonderful wife and a father (OK, owner) of Pixel, the mostly Jack Russel and slightly Corgi bundle of fur and craziness, who I’d also class as one of my best mates. We live in Alfold, a small village on the Surrey Sussex border, a stone’s throw from the Village of Dunsfold where I grew up and lived before moving to Aberystwyth on the west coast of Wales to study Theatre at University. In between, I have lived in London and from 2011 to 2018 Manchester, which I still visit frequently for my main 9-5 job. I’d always enjoyed photography as a hobby but it was my Wife (the strong, supportive, motivating, business-minded woman behind the scenes) who gave me the courage and belief in myself that I needed to head into the world of professional photography. I spent two years of evening classes at Trafford College studying photography under A.J Wilkinson which helped improve my skills, understanding, and appreciation for composition and style. I hope to make a success of wedding photography now that we’re settled here on the Surrey Sussex border. I’d also like to broaden my horizons by branching out into other kinds of photographic work. I have already shot some local events, most notably at the Firebird brewery in Rudgwick, a place that you might often find me making sure the beer is of fine quality [Surrey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
449 (GBP)
West Sussex wedding photography by Murray Clarke of England United Kingdom

I’m friendly and down to earth, good-humored and a perfectionist at heart. I love to travel and discover the natural world and am a big fan of music. My life behind the lens started as a cameraman and editor for broadcast television where I worked for over 10 years shooting documentaries. I bought my first DSLR in 2007 and after taking it around the world on my travels I realised that my true passion was taking still photographs that really captured the moment and told a story. After shooting my first wedding I enjoyed it so much I decided to become a documentary wedding photographer specialising in natural, fine art images. Having shot nearly 450 weddings throughout my full-time career it’s tremendously rewarding delivering images to my clients that they will cherish forever. I love to work in the most creative and compassionate way I can capture moments that display the beauty and evoke emotion. [West Sussex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)

I'm Richard Galloway and I've been shooting weddings all over the UK and beyond for the last 13 years (over 300 of them to be exact). I think most wedding photographers would agree that it's not just a privilege to be able to do this, it's also hugely rewarding too. After all, we're there to capture moments in time that will be shared for generations to come. Photographing the story of the day rather than constantly directing it is what it's all about for me...because it's not just about capturing beautiful images, it's about letting the wedding 'breathe' as well. If everyone's having a great time then the genuine emotions and joy are just bound to shine through. [Surrey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)

As of now Adam is a London based wedding photographer who shoots weddings in documentary style with a touch of art. Adam obtained his BA in English Literature and MA in Culture Studies in Krakow where he wrote his Masters thesis on Photography. But his story with photography started much earlier. He was given his first camera at the age of 8, it was a Russian made old film camera called Smiena 8. Adam still has photos taken with it, mainly portraits of his immediate family - full of sentiments as you can imagine. Fast forward to 2002 when Adam decided to move to London. He has had various jobs in the UK which gave him great experience and sense of adventure. He worked as a waiter, personal carer of a disabled person, multilingual help-desk analyst, international IT trainer for Oracle and few others. In 2011 he decided to become a wedding photographer - full time. Photography has been his secret dream since he was a child but it wasn’t until 2007 when he photograph his first wedding. It happened that both the bride and the groom loved the pictures so much, they encouraged Adam to pursue this dream and become a photographer. He also loves travelling, either backpacking, or riding a motorcycle which recently has been swapped for a motorhome - much safer and warmer :). He has been to more than 40 countries and still has plenty to visit, some of them for weddings! He is fluent in English, Spanish, Polish with good Russian. London is known for being a melting pot of ethnic diversity, and indeed one of the best aspects of being a London wedding photographer is the variety of weddings Adam has the privilege of shooting. Whether it be a traditional church wedding, an Indian wedding, a Jewish wedding or even a humanist wedding - Adam will do his best to be "fly on the wall" capturing every amazing moment in a way that he hopes his couples love. The timing, the colours, the light and the angles - it takes experience to take pictures which each tell a story. It's about creatively and uniquely capturing real and special moments so you'll never forget the love and laughter of your big day. You can live in this city for many years like Adam has and still feel like there is so much more that is undiscovered. Although he also shoots weddings outside of London, including across the UK and abroad, most of the weddings which he has photographed have been in this great city. After many years working as a London wedding photographer, and almost 200 weddings under his belt, Adam is confident that he can shoot weddings with class and flair. He has plenty of fabulous reviews from past couples and even a few awards :) [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (GBP)

Allister took up photography at a young age and studied it at Reading College of Art before graduating from The Bournemouth Institute of Art and Design. He spent some time working in London on fashion, advertising, and editorial photography. In 2004 he began photographing weddings and since that time his style has become more photojournalistic. Allister averages 50 exclusive documentary-style weddings per year. [Wiltshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (GBP)

Weddings are about the relationships and moments that happen between people and for a photographer they are the perfect opportunity to create a narrative from what happens throughout the day. With a background in graphic design, I love creating order within my frames from the fast moving events at a wedding, telling the story honestly and creatively. A lot of contemporary wedding photographers cite their influences from the world of documentary or street photography and I'm no different as these genres are generally about the relationships between people, so it translates well into today's wedding photography and what modern couples want. I've been shooting weddings since 2008, and I can honestly say that my enthusiasm grows each year with the challenges ahead. I'm based in London and shoot throughout the UK as well as destination weddings world wide. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
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