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!

Brazil Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Brazil, South America

Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Salvador, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Curitiba, Recife, Porto Alegre

Brazil Elopement Photographers

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. 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 22nd, 2020
Hull Guildhall, East Yorkshire, UK Elopement Picture Story | The bride and groom arrive for their wedding ceremony at the Hull Guildhall
May 22nd, 2020
Ladies Beach, Nantucket Island, MA Elopement Photographer | The couple exchanged vows at Ladies Beach with waves crashing on the shore
May 22nd, 2020
New York City - Queens Borough Hall Elopement Photographer | With a handful of close friends and family, the young couple were wed in the Queens Borough Hall in New York City.

Elopement Photographers for Small South America Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Brazil 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, quick, secret, 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 religious, non-traditional, 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 Brazil Couples

21 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Clara Sampaio Brazil wedding photographer

I am Clara Sampaio, I photograph for passion and love my profession. Since I've changed architecture for wedding photography and family, I can say that I'm part of a select group of people who work with what they really like, and that makes all the difference. The language of my work is guided by photojournalism and most of the time I photograph the moments as they actually happen. I seek the truth of each couple's feelings to tell their love story with pictures. [Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (USD)
Espirito Santo wedding and elopment photography by Kassio Silva of Brazil

My name is Kássio Silva, Brazilian, born in 1975 and passionate about life. Owner of Studio 22 and working with wedding photography since 2009. My style is photojournalistic and my goal is spontaneous moments in order to create memorable and heart touching pictures. [Espirito Santo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Vinicius Fadul is working for brides and grooms at their weddings all over Brazil and Sao Paulo

After fighting a terminal cancer, I changed the way of looking at life, everything has its beauty, even if the sad moments can have its positive side, and a wedding is the greatest of happy moments. Life is beautiful, and I want to show the beauty through my eyes, so I became a photographer. After this i travel the world doing what he most liked, photographed more than 150 cities across world. If you need to record your most important moments, you need who has a unique look and know the power of an image. [São Paulo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Goiás Wedding Photography by Claudia Amorim, of Brazil

Brazilian, mother, in love with nature, animals and photography. I like to photograph the feelings, the looks, the moments ... I imagine the grandchildren of my clients opening their albums in thirty years and realizing, through the photos, all the emotion of that day ... If you want more than a register, you want feelings in pictures, it will be a pleasure to tell your story through my lenses. [Goiás Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4800 (BRL)
Vinicius Terror is a wedding photographer from Brasil in Minas Gerais.

Photography is magic! It has the gift of carrying us back into the past and also of making us look to the future. Photography is to be felt. The value of a photo album for a family is invaluable but maybe we'll just notice that when we look at our wedding album in twenty or thirty years. When I stop to think, I see how privileged I am to be able to offer so many people this sense of going back in time and reliving every smile, every tear, every hug ... Moments that break down into fractions of seconds, but that should last forever. I am a Brazilian wedding photographer who creates photographic documentaries to tell stories about incredibly happy days. Listed among the top 3 wedding photographers in the state of Minas Gerais in 2016. [Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
São Paulo Wedding Photographer Eric Corbacho, of Brazil South America

In his work, Eric Corbacho applied a dialogue between moments of silent emotions, as life is like it, with high-volume photographs, which seem to be recorded with the viewer. Screams that echo and cross land borders and lead to tell new stories around the world. Inspired by Geraldo de Barros and Bruce Gilden, he lives a new pictorial phase, exploring how shapes and individuals are hidden in the streets. His photographs were exhibited in Portugal, France, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Holland, Italy, and Australia. Through his recent photographs, he is considered among the 70 best Brazilian photographers by the Russian association 35 Awards. [São Paulo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (BRL)
Federal District wedding photography by Gustavo Lucena of Brazil

Hi, my name is Gustavo Lucena and I have been a professional photographer since 2009. I am married to the love of my life, we have two cuties named Charlotte and Lilica and since 2016 a new joy has come into our lives, Gigi has come to rock everything and make us even happier and more privileged. I am in love with the capture of images. Mainly for making special and unique moments in frames that can carry emotions forever. In Weddings, Family and Social Events, I work as a photojournalist would, seeking in photography the sincere illustration of true moments; Always attentive to moments of spontaneity, adopting a style beyond the fads and with the maximum art of simplicity and veracity, where the biggest highlight is the beauty of the photographed moment, its message and emotion, in a realistic, organic and analog language. We always work with creative and emotional art and not with pre-assembled images and poses. We photograph as spectators who witness a story. No interference, no poses, no sameness, no turning the event into a theater, so that our clients have a real and live experience of the moment. [Brasília Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3900 (BRL)
Aline Prado wedding photography for Macaé, and Rio de Janeiro.

Photography has been part of my life since I was 14 when I got my first digital camera. I spent hours shooting and editing portrait, and fell in love with it. In 2016 I decided that I needed a job that had meaning and purpose. For this reason, I decided to leave a 9-year career in oil industry to invest all my energy on wedding photography (what I always loved the most) and I couldn´t be happier with this decision. I believe in the magic that surrounds the marriage universe. My personal satisfaction is to become part of the memory of such an important day. Not only be the wedding photographer but a story teller. To dive in all emotions, to capture all smiles, hugs and happy tears. [Macaé Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (BRL)
Brazil and Santa Catarina wedding photography by Willian Mariot

Hello, I'm Willian Mariot, I live in Urussanga, Santa Catarina. I define my work in photography through the client's vision, which searches for quality and feeling, with the intention of recording important moments, and perpetuating emotions and memories. I started my career unpretentiously in 2014, as I accepted the invitation to photograph nightly events. Over time, I sought improvement and improved techniques with the purpose of developing my own identity, thus born the brand Willian Mariot Photography. Always work with enthusiasm and interaction, with the goal of perpetuating feelings through the most varied records, providing enchantment and customer satisfaction, making them relive details of their events with nostalgic memories. [Santa Catarina Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3100 (BRL)
Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer, Wander Menezes

Valéria Gonçalves and Wander Faria form a couple. And together they are dedicated to investigating the beauties of marriage - both themselves and others. In 2008, they founded VALWANDER, a company specializing in wedding records and exciting photography in Belo Horizonte. Exciting and unique. Whether the kiss in the church (or outside), the triumphal entrance inside the white dress, the reunion of family and best friends are scenes that seem common to various marriages, to Val and Wander, each of them extraordinary. Through her lenses, more than the details of the ceremony and the great day, the love story that led the bride and groom to the exchange of alliances is told. To tell you, before, photographers hear these stories and realize, from the tastes of each couple, what is the style of the tailor-made coverage for the bride and groom. One of the milestones of this personalization is that the studio was the first to photograph a football-loving bride inside the Mineirão stadium in 2008. Val and Wander are passionate about photography and people. The result of this is an exquisite portfolio and trained eyes to always innovate. The angles sought by the two are capable of showing the spontaneity - and the amusement - of even the most solemn moments. Because love, besides being beautiful, is fun. It's exciting. Photography can also be. [Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Rio de Janeiro wedding photography by Alexandre Grand, of Brazil

I love contact with nature and whenever I can I enjoy being on the beach feeling the sea breeze and the wind blowing in the sand. I love music and movies and spent my childhood listening to punk and rock. In the movies, I like Kubrick, Tim Burton but Tarantino is my favorite. Currently one of my passions is coffee! I like to know new cultures and improve my photographic content and when I can, I travel with my wife and little Clara to different, unusual places. One of the things that thrills me most is taking my daughter to the beach and watching her run on the sand with all the purity of soul that only a child has, braving this whole world. I try to photograph as if I were a child discovering the world. In every marriage I try to tell a personalized and original story, combining a look for detail and a passion for the spontaneous. The groom's anxiety and emotion in his gaze as the woman in his life walks toward him. The feeling translated into words of the vows they exchange before all friends and family who love them. I am thrilled at the ceremonies I photograph and remember the day I got married rescuing some of the excitement and love I have for my wife and family. The many years I worked as a graphic designer trained me to do a thorough and very handcrafted image post-production work. My edition is very artistic. I'm a fan of people who smile and even more of those who laugh. I am a fan of sunset, bare feet and full moon. Flying veils seduce me. Love inspires me and that's why I do what I do. I do not claim to be the photographer of all the people passing by. But if you wake up in the morning thinking about your fiancé or fiancee and realize that you are the luckiest person on earth ... then I would like to be your photographer. [Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Minas Gerais wedding photography by Renata Barbosa of Brazil

Born in Goiânia and currently living in Pouso Alegre, in the south of Minas. Collector of good times and passionate about the simple things in life. Professionally photographing since 2011, I always seek to extract the truest, beautiful and spontaneous of each moment. Believes that photography should be timeless and across generations, so it prefers a more classic treatment and always focusing on emotions. Our memories are important and need to be cherished! In order to serve the clients from concept elaboration and production of essays, capture, editing, and treatment of each image, album layout to delivery with the care and dedication they deserve, they chose to work with a smaller volume of work, focusing on quality instead of quantity. [Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Minas Gerais wedding photography by Victor Ataide of Brazil

My name is Victor Ataide and I work since 2012 as a wedding photographer, families and events in Brazil and abroad. I chose photography because I love telling stories through images. And it is through photography that I have reframed my concepts of love, passion, dream, and challenge. There are stories that allow me to immerse myself, become part of them, and consequently generate a great responsibility for me: faithfully portraying the feelings that emerge and sublime moments in people's lives. These stories were essential for me to win over 40 awards at leading international photography associations. I am an accountant of emotions, feelings, lives, complicity and most importantly, of love. Without it, we are nothing and feel. Love is responsible for generating in us the strength capable of capturing all the beauty emanating through photography. I am here to make my contribution as a witness to happy stories, always hoping that they will last forever. I am completely inspired by God and always looking for his presence. Without Him, I would not be here. I also enjoy good music, especially if I'm in the company of my friends and people who do me good. I have traveled the world capturing with my lens the most beautiful and incredible love stories. [Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (BRL)
Rio de Janeiro and Petropolis wedding photography by Ana Telma Furtado of Brazil

Hello! I am Ana Telma, a photographer for weddings and families, and I am very happy that you are here on my WPJA member profile, looking to know a little more about me and my work. :) I hope you like! I am a person who loves friends. I defend everyone with all my strength if they need to. I worry and hope for their happiness. I am a bit of a melon head to remember birthdays, phones and other things like that, but they are always in my prayers and, certainly, always in my heart. I LOVE cats and am the mother of two kittens, Bill and Ivanka. They are my loves! I love my family, my safe haven, my certainty of always love and I stick in my life. I have relatives in Rio, Minas, São Paulo and even outside Brazil. I think that's why I always love to travel! I also love to study! In addition to studying a lot of photography, I have already studied Computer Science and Journalism. [Petropolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (BRL)
Paraná wedding photography by Chris Borges of Brazil

My mother says I'm beautiful, but she's a mother, right! My wife says I'm a great husband, you can also suspect! My daughter says ... "Crazy daddy!" Yes, she knows her father! I am a dreamer, yes, I fight, I fight, sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. I am an advertising and graphic designer for 21 years and photography chose me in 2010, started as a hobby, then passion and now then it became a love that is eternal while it lasts. This is a little crazy for them (mother, wife, and daughter), crazy for photographing dreams, desires, love. "It was just putting love in the middle, that the middle became love". [Paraná Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Santiago, Chile wedding photographer Wieslaw Olejniczak

Hello, my name is Wieslaw Olejniczak, I am a photographer, a dreamer, a nature and animals lover. Wedding photography is my passion and I make it all about each couple and human connections. For many years I worked with the most important fashion designers, models and companies in the country, However, my great passion was always to capture those important moments that make an impression along our lifetime and that we want to keep a memory that will last forever and be able to share them with the people we care about. So, being a wedding photographer for me is the best way to achieve that. That is what really inspire me, challenge me and helps me to create unique memories for each couple. Knowing that my work is going to be an important part of one of the most transcendental days in a couple’s life, is what gets me to deeply commit in always deliver a work that excels. I can say that my work is a blend of documentary, conceptual and editorial photography. Based in Chile, from Poland and available for commissions worldwide. [Santiago Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)

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