Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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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Coimbra Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Europe 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 because of current covid 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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Elopement Photographers for Small Portugal Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Coimbra 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 city hall, fast, mini, 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 non-traditional, unique, modern, 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 Coimbra Couples

4 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Coimbra wedding photography by Nuno Lopes of Portugal

Always in love with photographs, I always walked with a camera with me to record moments and memories. In 2017 and after several years of photographing as a hobby, I was challenged to photograph weddings at a professional level. Since I started I tried to bring a different look and based on some important premises for me, be it GLAMOR, CREATIVITY, EMOTION, PASSION and HUMOR, or if I was not a fun person. A work based on a photojournalistic basis, trying to live the wedding as if it were a guest, in order to register the real emotion and experience of the day. I always want records that challenge me, that allow me to live the wedding as I like it, putting everything at least that it does, living up to the two mottos that it adopted [Coimbra Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
700 (EUR)
Braga Wedding and Elopement Photography by Paulo Castro, of Portugal

Paulo Castro began his photographic journey in 2003. It all began as a hobby. In "the National Park of Peneda-Gerês," where his first pictures were taken, he learned to watch the light and understand the photographic technique. He devoted himself to photography of nature and portrait, having stood out in “specialist” magazines and on online sites. Later, between 2005 and 2010, other work was done in other several areas, especially in extreme sports and reporting in nightclubs. In 2010, he conducts his own project, to a momentous register and of memory and also begins to dream of the possibility of becoming a full-time photographer. With the birth of my daughter, Inês Castro in 2013, my greatest dream had come true. Since then my daughter has been the source of my inspiration in my professional career. Every moment is captured naturally and through it, I tell a story of reality. The photograph is what remains to later be remembered. I photograph for passion!!! [Braga Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1050 (EUR)

Luis was born in 1982 in Oporto. He received a bachelor’s degree in Photography and an Academic Degree in Arts and Communication by ESAP – School of Arts of Oporto - Portugal. He did an internship in the Portuguese newspaper “PÚBLICO” in 2003, and since then has followed his path as a freelancer Photojournalist, having published on the most important Portuguese newspapers and magazines. Since 2007 he has been working for the agency called NFACTOS, responsible for some of his occasional international jobs for other agencies such as REUTERS and AFP - AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE. As a wedding photographer, bearing in mind the perspective of a photojournalist, he creates a photographic narrative, without any posing and with a lot of spontaneity. [Porto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)
Porto wedding photography by Pedro Filipe of Portugal

My name is Pedro. For me, photography is more than a hobby, it is art. In recent years I devoted to photographing marriages, believing that nothing is more magical than to freeze a love story in time and space. I create pictures based on emotions and create photos for passionate people. My style is a unique combination of fine art, photojournalism, and portrait. I try to capture the feeling, the laughter, the reactions and the small details that make a special day, using almost exclusively natural light. Above all, we want to make people happy and tell their stories with our images. As in the creation of any work of art, a photographer does not need to sign his work. His work speaks for itself. I studied violin for 12 years and I have a master degree in mechanical engineer. I live in Aveiro, Portugal, but the world is our goal. [Porto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
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