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!

Bristol Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Bristol, England

Bristol 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
August 6th, 2020
Club Horizont, Varna, Bulgaria Elopement Portrait Session | The bride and groom share some private time together before leaving to celebrate with their guests
August 6th, 2020
Storica Hostaria Baracca, Trebaseleghe, Padua, Italy Elopement Photo | The bride, dressed in a sleek gown, makes her entrance with her father
August 4th, 2020
Silver Yacht, Venice Lagoon - Italy Elopement Photographers | The couple leaves for the private sailing cruise that will take them away all day

Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Bristol 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 quick, small, DIY - do it yourself, 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 intimate, non-traditional, symbolic, 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 Bristol Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Hi, I'm Martin, a Bristol wedding and elopement photographer covering weddings all over the UK and destination wedding photography overseas. I have been documenting weddings for 10 years and had a chance to eat more than 350 different pieces of wedding cakes! Trust me this is not the main reason why I'm photographing weddings :) I truly love my job. I love capturing the little moments, the candid ones when nobody thinks I'm looking; memories that may otherwise be forgotten. After many years working as wedding photographer Somerset, I pride myself on providing each of my bride and grooms with very friendly and professional service. I have plenty of fantastic reviews from past couples and I won quite a few awards too! My photos have been published on a range of online wedding blogs including The English Wedding blog, The Wedding Community, Festival Brides, Fly Away Bride. I also love travelling and has been to more than 50 countries and still have plenty to visit, some of them for weddings! I am fluent in English, Spanish, Polish and "Portuñol" ;). I'm a family man, hiker, dog owner and Asian food lover. I spent 13 months exploring South & Central America before I became a Bristol wedding photographer and interestingly enough my first wedding that I ever photographed was in Mexico! [Bristol Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (GBP)
Rich Howman, England Wedding Reportage Photographer

Rich Howman is the owner and Principal Photographer at Élan Images. He sees things differently and has got the ‘eye’ for what will make a magical picture and how to capture the story of your day. He is an award winning talent in the world of wedding photography, with over seven years’ experience as a dedicated wedding photographer, having originally graduated in Fine Art (Painting) at Winchester. Rich’s good humoured, charismatic style will immediately put you and your guests at ease. He’s a hopeless romantic too, which always helps! From little intimate country weddings to big city chic – each location and couple present a new opportunity for him to bring his creative vision to your day. [Bristol Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
Bristol wedding reportage photography by Duncan Mein of England, United Kingdom

I discovered photography in 2012 and quickly found it to be the creative outlet I had always sought. I have an IT/software development background and one of the things that attracted me to photography was the blend of technical and creative elements. I still love learning about new cameras and lighting and discovering the wonders of photo editing software. Of all the different types of photography, I’m drawn to people, moments, emotion and reactions. A wedding is the perfect environment to experience all of this and was the main driver for setting up my wedding photography business. Also, I really love the ‘access all areas’ pass you get when photographing a wedding – taking the pictures that no one else gets, of people at their happiest. There is no better feeling than when I capture a spontaneous moment (be it of the couple, a loved one or close friend) and they are lost for words or cry when seeing it for the first time on the screen of my camera. I always think this is what it’s all about and it’s a privilege to know that some of the pictures I take may well become someone’s most prized possessions. Being able to produce a body of work that perfectly captures each couple’s wedding from start to end is so rewarding. I am a very cheery, bubbly, chatty person who is passionate about photography and weddings. Whilst I’m as inconspicuous as possible for certain parts of the wedding (ceremony & speeches), I’ll probably chat and interact with the entire wedding party through the rest of the day; I smile, laugh, joke with them whilst snapping away. I work my hardest to make sure everyone is relaxed and ignores the fact that I have a camera. Once this relationship is established, the real genuine, camera unaware moments happen and I’ll be there to capture them! The couple’s portrait sessions I shoot are always very jolly and relaxed. Ultimately, I am looking for genuine laughter and emotion and I do all that I can to bring this out so we can get some really beautiful, natural portraits. [Bristol Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
London wedding and elopement photography by Boz Green of England United Kingdom

I grew up in a small town next to a beautiful mountain and my intense love of nature came from wandering through woods with friends and spending time with my grandparents in the country. As a child, I found our family Pentax camera endlessly fascinating even before I was able to use it. Later I finally got my first digital camera and was arranging impromptu portrait sessions with my friends during the holidays. I was always interested in creative media and music but decided on a career in business and marketing. After not long, I decided to take seriously my passion from my childhood and give up my day job. Wedding photography came to me by being asked to take photos of my friend's wedding. I feel very privileged to be able to get to know new people by witnessing a very intimate day of their life. After every wedding, I feel I have experienced and learned a lot. It's like you are watching a very emotional movie but you also run around and snap all day :) I love capturing natural moments and telling an honest story of the day. I have photographed more than 50 weddings in England and abroad since 2016. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
130/hour (GBP)
England Wedding Reportage Photographer Anthony Lyons of Devon

Hi, my name is Anthony and I am a documentary wedding photographer in North Devon. I love the energy of weddings. I throw myself into the day and look out for those moments of the real and fun. I love to capture the day as it unfolds rather than create or pose moments. Why do I love weddings so much? It's the energy, fun, and spontaneity. I am constantly on the lookout for those moments that will help make the story of the day. Weddings also give me the chance to really lose myself in the work. I love street photography. It makes you feel alive. Weddings give me the same buzz. Love it! I can't wait for the next couple to meet or the next wedding to capture. I wait in anticipation. So how did I get into wedding photography? I captured my first wedding back in 2002, yes I'm really that old. I have to say I didn't enjoy it at all. I had to work to a list of predetermined shots, there was no movement and it was all very boring. I vowed never to do a wedding again. Digital changed everything. Some years later and after multiple jobs, staying at home to look after my beautiful daughter I gave it another go. I second shot a wedding and that was it, I was under the spell. That was back in 2011 and here I still am enjoying every moment. [Devon Wedding Photographer]

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Wedding Venues from Bristol

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Photo of the bride standing before a mirror at the St George's Hill Golf Club, Weybridge, United Kingdom

Abi and Matt

Photo by Boz Green

We are so grateful for everything you have done for us. These photos are everything we ever hoped for. Many thanks, Abi and Matt

Image of the bridal party walking near the venue of Phoenix Garden, London, United Kingdom

Kate & Michael

Photo by Boz Green

The photos are absolutely fantastic, amazing, wonderful!!! Thank you so so much. We love them and couldn't be happier.

Wedding image of the bride entering with her father at the Clissold House, Clissold Park, London, United kingdom

Fran & Sam

Photo by Boz Green

Boz, the rounders photos!! They're amazing. We've really enjoyed the photos and are really happy with them. Thank you for being there and making things so easy.

Wedding Venue The Bull's Head Hotel, Chislehurst, United Kingdom - Wedding photography of dancing reception

Kate & Jody

Photo by Boz Green

Thank you so much for these photos. We’ve just had a look on our TV and we literally cannot stop smiling! You managed to capture all of the jovialities of the day! We’re so grateful to have had you spend our day with us. Thank you so much!!

Wedding photo of the bride and groom laughing after their outdoor ceremony at High House, Fillongley Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Yvonne & Kas

Photo by Boz Green

Thank you so much for the photos and the links, we have finally looked through the photos and what amazing memories you captured!! Thank you so much!!! It was so fun reliving those memories, cant wait to get these all printed out :)

Photo of the fist-pumping groom walking with the bride at The Rosendale, West Dulwich, London

Rio & Craig

Photo by Boz Green

We received the beautifully designed USB from you today. Thank you so much for everything, we're so happy with our photos and can't thank you enough for capturing some truly special moments that we'll now be able to remember forever.

The Waterside, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom | Wedding image of the bride and groom under confetti showers

Jenny & Richard

Photo by Boz Green

What a lovely surprise to come back to!! We love the photos. Thank you for capturing such lovely moments for us. We loved having you as part of our day and we love the pictures you've created for us.

Wedding rings ceremony photo - The Golden Hindle, Pickfords Wharf, London, UK

Katja & Chris

Photo by Boz Green

Thanks a ton for capturing our wedding day - the pictures are amazing, a cherished memory of a special day. We recieved the usb as well - very cute design! Many thanks Katja & Chris