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!

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

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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Wedding Photography at Palazzo Bauer, Venice | Donning sunglasses and clearly immersed in the moment

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 town hall, pop-up, justice of the peace, 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 outdoor, religious, intimate, 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

15 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)
São Paulo wedding photography by 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)

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)
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)
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! [Maceio Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
950 (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)
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)
Alagoas and Maceio elopement and wedding photography by Gustavo Sarmento of Brazil
Starting Price:
5500 (BRL)
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)
Alagoas and Maceio wedding photography by Renner Boldrino of Brazil

I'm Renner Boldrino, a Fluminense from Itaperuna-RJ living in the paradise of waters, Maceió-AL. First came the passion for the word, at a time when all I wanted in life was to be a poet. Then came the passion for the image. Although she was already here, since the time I climbed my mother's bookcase, looking for art books. In the anguish of the choice, I stayed with both. After all, the word is also an image and the image is sometimes poetry. At the right time, photography came and it all made sense. As if all these years had been a kind of preparation. I like to think that I still carry the look of a child capable of admiring himself as the same world every day. The same look capable of seeing eternity in the briefness of an embrace and the complicity of eyes that meet. I like to think that there is a story behind each scene and that photographing it is not freezing that moment, but releasing it from time so that it lasts forever. I shoot with all my senses. I witness Love. [Maceio Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
900 (USD)
Rio de Janeiro wedding photography by Bruno Mattos of the Brazil WPJA

Bruno Mattos started in photography in 2008 and soon fell in love with social photography. With his wife Claudia and their children Nicole and Caio, since 2014 they are a family dedicated to wedding photography. Bruno has pictures published in newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, and social columns. To become an expert in wedding photography, Bruno sought the best courses, workshops, and photographers in the world, which transformed his photography into something unique, documentary photography, focusing on people and their moments. [Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
6000 (BRL)
Parana Wedding Photography by Heloisa Todescatt of Brazil

They call me Helô, so feel free too! Writing and storytelling are two of the things I like most and photography has given me the opportunity to do this through images, meeting incredible people, and places. I've been on this adventure for 3 years, recording the special moments of families that today, after so long, have already become good friends. [Paraná Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
120 (BRL)
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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Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - Brazil

Are you ready to find your Brazil engagement / pre-wedding photographer for a portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own pre-wed shoot? Pro members from the Brazil Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

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