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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Cork Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Cork, Munster

Cork Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Ireland 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 19th, 2020
Wedding Photographers in Chateaugay, NY | The couple wanted to take photos on the dock and the groom was helping the bride walk out to the end
October 17th, 2020
San Francisco, City Hall Wedding Photography | the bride and groom, surrounded by a few close family members and friends, stand before their officiant
October 16th, 2020
 Albi France Elopement Photographer | Cuddled up in the car together after their ceremony, the couple video chats with family

Elopement Photographers for Small Munster Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Cork 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 themed, mini, courthouse, 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, symbolic, religious, 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 Cork Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Leinster and County Meath wedding and elopement photography by Peter Rowen of Ireland

I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in County Meath. I started shooting weddings 18 years ago and I absolutely love it. My work has taken me to some really amazing places over the years both in Ireland and abroad. I’ve picked up a bunch of awards along the way including two recent ones from the US-based Wedding Photojournalist Association. My aim when I shoot a wedding is to observe and capture the day as it naturally unfolds. I don’t direct anything. This allows everyone to relax and just enjoy the moment. I love to tell the story of the day, to capture the true atmosphere so that when you look back at my pictures you’ll not only remember how it looked but how it felt. A little about myself… I live just 20 km outside Dublin City in the countryside of County Meath with my wife Natalia and my 5-year-old son Zac. In my spare time, I love to mountain bike, snowboard, and ride my motorcycle. [County Meath Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

I have been a professional wedding photographer since 2009, but I have had a lifelong interest in photography. I worked in a photo lab in the early 1980’s. My photography became more serious when children started arriving. I shot on film until the end of the 1990’s and then dabbled with digital photography until purchasing a digital SLR in 2004. I shoot digital images at weddings and most professional portrait sessions. Digital images make my workflow shorter. I do shoot film for my personal work and for some weddings. I grew up in Sligo and have lived in Dublin for most of my adult life. My partner Susan keeps me pointed in the right direction and has been a tremendous support in everything that I do. I have five wonderful, talented children. Two of them are still little guys and keep us very busy. Apart from all things photographic, I have an eclectic taste in music and enjoy movies. I am an electronics hacker/maker and a self-confessed computer geek. In a previous career, I worked with a number of multinational corporations. I have lived and worked in the US and spent extended periods working in Asia and across Europe. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Munster and Tipperary wedding photography and elopements by Enda Guerin of Ireland

I’m a wedding photographer based in Tipperary, Ireland. I photograph in a relaxed photo-documentary style mostly without being too obtrusive hopefully. I’m available for weddings and elopements all over Ireland. Being passionate about photography helps me capture the moments that matter to you, your family and your friends. I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography and myself. I feel we should try to remain open to ways of improving ourselves either through our work or on other aspects of our selves. I shoot using both natural ambient light and I also use flash when I feel the situation requires it, although when using flash I try not to make it seem apparent as this helps me maintain my own preferred style and feel for images that I like to produce. I’m available for weddings and elopements all over Ireland. I'm also available for destination weddings abroad. I work with couples from all backgrounds and cultures. Whatever your ethnicity or orientation is, is irrelevant, capturing genuine emotion and love between people is what’s more important to me. Outside of photography, my other interests are cooking, travel, keeping fit and the occasional Netflix binge. [Tipperary Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (EUR)

Photography is an extension of who I am. Since a very young age, I’ve been capturing life on film and my passion has only grown since. Creativity is vital to me. Welcoming a unique perspective with every shoot, I put so much passion into everything I do. This is more than art to me, it’s a life. And I love every second of it. My absolute love for beauty, sentiment, and emotion is revealed in every photograph that I take. I love to embrace the simplicity of life, the most profound yet forgotten elements of our lives, and capture them so they can be remembered for years. My focus is on making the ordinary extraodinary. Because that’s exactly how life is, right? As much as I love photography, it’s not the focal point of my life. That space is reserved for my family. My entire world has been changed since marrying the love of my life and becoming a father. Honestly, I couldn’t ask for anything better. When I’m not behind a camera, I’m taking snapshots in my mind as I cherish every moment with my beautiful family. I never want to take a single laugh or tear for granted. Ever. Life is important to me. Really living life. And that’s why I love what I do. Working throughout Ireland, I am passionate about making wedding days special from the ambience to the timeless images you walk away with. When I stare through that lens it’s more than job. My focus is on relationships and emotions—something I am so intrigued by. With a fun, relaxed, artistic, and innovative approach, I’ve created a style that will truly highlight the most subtle and beautiful parts of your big day. From emotion and light to colour and overall vision, it’s my job to tell a story through my lens. And your romance is my story. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (EUR)
Limerick documentary wedding photography by Jamie Gillies - Munster and Ireland Pro

-A wedding photographer who loves the reportage-style. -I will happily travel to photograph for you, in fact, the more adventurous the location, the more I’m up for it! -I recently moved from my home of 30+ years in Kent and now find myself in county Limerick, Ireland! -Normally people say they love things, but I’m going to say I just really like traveling, hiking, football, and photography. -Recently joined a band as the bassist. It’s just a bit of fun. We recently did an 80’s themed Gig, I went in a Miami Heat style suit. -I have a YouTube Channel! It’s me rambling on about landscape photography. Some may say its award-winning, most (ok everyone) will say its unwatchable. [Limerick Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
750 (EUR)

My career in photography started just 5 years ago, but my photography journey goes back about 12 years to my Art school days in Waterford IT on the south coast of Ireland. Later I completed a Masters in Photography in Dublin. I photographed my first wedding in 2015, & haven't really looked back. I can't say that I wanted to become a wedding photographer but once I had photographed a few, I began to realise that not only could I make a living doing it, it was actually quite fulfilling and rewarding, providing I could work in my own documentary style. As of early 2020, I've photographed over 200 weddings in Ireland (& one in France). Outside of wedding photography, I spend a lot of time working on my street photography both at home & abroad. Wedding photography has allowed me the breathing room to explore other areas of photography & I hope to begin work on some documentary projects in the coming year. Thanks for reading, Ryan [County Wexford Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
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