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!

Caribbean Wedding Photographers

Find Your Caribbean Wedding Photographer

Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados

Caribbean Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Caribbean wedding 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 Caribbean wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small Caribbean Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Caribbean 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.

North America WPJA members are ready to document any pop-up, mini, city hall, 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, modern, 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 Caribbean Couples

14 Caribbean Wedding Photographers...

Puerto Rico wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Alexis Rodriguez Montalvo of Caribbean

Alexis Rodriguez Montalvo

Sabana Grande, PR *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
2500 (USD)

Giovanni Franco

Trujillo Alto in Puerto Rico, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
1700 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Alicia Kidd

Alicia Kidd

Las Piedras, PR *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
2100 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante

Jesse La Plante

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
5500 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Ray Iavasile of Michigan

Ray Iavasile

Birmingham in Michigan, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
3000 (USD)
Jonathan Sylvoz wedding photography

Jonathan Sylvoz

Annecy, FR *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
2500 (EUR)
Engagement Portraits by top Wedding and Elopement Photographer Sylvain Bouzat

Sylvain Bouzat

Lyon, FR *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
2900 (EUR)
BW wedding photography, elopement coverage and engagement portraits by Castille Alma

Castille Alma

Lyon, FR *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
1700 (EUR)

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
500/hour (USD)
Andrea Bibeault is a photographer for marriage ceremonies and reception events

Andrea Bibeault

Omaha in Nebraska, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
2600 (USD)

Shaunte Dittmar

Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
4600 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Victor R. Urosa
200 (USD)

Douglas Despres

Alameda in California, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
750/hour (USD)

Hugue-Robert Marsan

Dorchester in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Caribbean weddings.
1800 (USD)

Caribbean Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

View WedElope Image Galleries by Caribbean Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Caribbean Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Caribbean wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Caribbean documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Caribbean wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Caribbean wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Caribbean wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Caribbean wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Caribbean WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Eleanor & Dave

Photo by Douglas Despres

Doug you did the most FANTASTIC job! The photos are all so beautiful I can't even make a favorites list because they're all so great. I confess that I even teared up looking at them it was such a happy day and you captured everything. We're so grateful for all your efforts, we really can't imagine having had a different photographer there to share our day with us. Thank you so so much!

Kiley & Josh

Photo by Douglas Despres

Dear Doug, Thank you so much for sending these images, and for the images themselves which are outstanding. We love so many of them, the hard part is going to be selecting the ones that go in the album! We'll have more time to look and select over the weekend, so we'll probably write to you then or early next week. Again, many thanks for your work -- we are very impressed :) Best, Josh & Kiley

Bride and Groom Dancing | Ironworks Denver Wedding | Denver Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Frances & Bryce

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you both so very much from the bottom of our hearts for being so wonderful to work with and for your talent and artistry in capturing our wedding day in a way no one else possibly could have. We are both so grateful and so appreciative of you and all your hard work and dedication. We love everything you have done and everything we have seen so far and are excited for more to come and more time with you both. We are so happy we have connected and we thank you for your friendship also. We just love you guys!! Thank you again for EVERYTHING!! Your talent is off the charts.