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. 

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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!

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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, courthouse, 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 unique, casual, romantic, 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

19 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)
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)

I discovered photography in my life even while attending Business Administration at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2011, and it changed my life completely. Before that I never imagined having my own company let alone registering such intense feelings from other people and thus making a difference in their lives through my eyes. Regardless of the type of event being a wedding, graduation, family photo, I always try to tell these stories in a unique and personal way, creating a connection between my photography and the lifestyle of the people being photographed. I want to connect with people who identify with my way of being and think about photography, and create a tool to build a more authentic relationship between people with the same tune. Wedding photographer? I consider myself to be one of life's documentary photographers. I give myself body, soul and heart to document all events with the same intensity, attention and care possible, be they small and intimate, a few miles from my house, or, immense on the other side of the world. [Porto Alegre Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
6000 (BRL)
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)

Stories enchant me. In addition to being an elopement, wedding and family photographer, I have a degree in Visual Arts and have taught for 10 years about the image. In recent years I have been able to document unique stories both inside and outside the country. This makes me very grateful and happy, after all love is a universal language, just like photography. [Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (BRL)
Alagoas wedding and elopement photography by Monica Guimaraes, of Brazil

I have been a wedding and family photographer since 2013, and also a psychologist for 14 years. One of the purposes of my job is to live new stories from different people, on a totally special day. Photography is the result of this dedication to the other and of what the people portrayed express to be, in addition to a process of learning and exchange in a constant renewal of knowledge and love. Much love! [Alagoas Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
950 (USD)

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)

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)

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)
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)
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)
São Paulo wedding and elopement photography by Thiago Gimenes of Brazil

I was born in São Paulo, in the distant 1980s and decided to embrace photography after almost 20 years working in the creative field at communication agencies. In this change I had the great pleasure of meeting great masters who helped me a lot and who are references to this day, like the great teachers Clício Barroso Fh. and Thales Trigo, from Contraste Estudos Fotográfico, where I was a student and now I have the honor of being part of the team of teachers. In addition to studying with some of the best photographers in Brazil (and in the world), I also had the honor of photographing for advertising agencies, press relations, covering corporate events and making portraits, having published works in several magazines (printed and online) and portals. I believe in love, I believe it's not just a feeling, it is the most powerful force of the universe. I believe in stories, good stories are the most beautiful way to preserve and spread the power of love. I believe in photography, I believe it is the most atemporal way of telling good stories. I believe in empathy, and that is the entrance door to tell love stories with photographs. I believe photography is the least important thing on a wedding day, but as time goes by, it becomes the most powerful witness of the love and joy felt that day. That's why I believe in candid photos, carefully grab a little moment of emotion and togetherness, and preserve it for the days to come. I don't believe in creating epic photos with beautiful poses and perfect smiles. I want people to be themselves to live and share the love and I'll be there to tell the stories. and my business is all about what I believe. [São Paulo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (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)
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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