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!

County Kildare Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of County Kildare, Leinster

County Kildare Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Ireland 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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Elopement Photographers for Small Leinster Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small County Kildare 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 courthouse, DIY - do it yourself, secret, 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 modern, intimate, 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 County Kildare Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Leinster and County Kildare wedding and elopement photography by Tadhg Nathan of Ireland

Hello! My name is Tadhg. For over 10 years I have been delighted to work as a full-time wedding photographer. Photography for me is all about connection, presence, feelings, and memory. I believe human “connection”, and a sense of belonging is part of our deepest human desire. “Presence” to me means being there fully for you, bringing my eye, heart, and mind to every moment. “Feelings” is about paying attention and capturing the emotional moments and key events of the day. Finally, “memory” is the feelings that you will feel again when you see your natural wedding photos. This philosophy and my relaxed manner help me create reportage wedding photos that you will always treasure. I’ve been taking photographs since I was 9. As a boy, I took photos of my pet cat, nature, my friends, and time in the scouts. I’ve always loved the craft of it. I got to learn how to take photos fully manually. There were no digital screens to check. During school, my work experience was in a pro lab. I developed and printed commercial photography work. A few years after college, while I was working in the US in 1996, a friend took me to see a photography exhibition in New York City. The photographer was Henri Cartier Bresson. I was blown away by his photography and it rekindled in me my long-term desire to earn my living as a photographer. Before I made the leap to full time, professional photography, I was working as a manager in a tech company. I was fortunate to take a few courses at the Irish Management Institute related to people skills and emotional intelligence. These courses opened the new world of psychology to me and were life-changing. Little did I realise at the time how important people skills are in getting natural wedding photographs of people! In late 2007, there was a big change in my life circumstances. The short story is I found myself juggling a very demanding management role and spending considerable time minding my 4-year-old daughter. I took time out from all the noise to reflect and I decided family comes first, and also, to go full time with my photography. Working from home meant I could be there before and after school and have more harmony in my work and home life. Since those early days, I’ve concentrated on developing my ability to shoot weddings without interfering with the natural flow of the day. Robert Capa (founder of Magnum photo agency with Henri Cartier Bresson) said’ “if your photos aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”. Close enough means physically close as well as emotionally close. I believe the only way to get natural wedding photos is for the people being photographed to feel comfortable being themselves in front of the camera. No techniques to create the same photos at every wedding. Real and natural photos that capture real moments will always resonate more personally. I love connecting with engaged couples, gaining their trust, and photographing their wedding days, capturing images that will always connect them to their deepest bliss. Connection is the only way that natural and real style photos can be captured. My philosophy in life is harmony. Harmony in my work, my relationships, hobbies, and spiritual side. The presence that arises from this is what I bring to all my weddings. [County Kildare Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)

Hi, I'm Annie and I'm a hopeless romantic! I've loved weddings all my life and been obsessed with them since I planned my own (to Mr. Kheffache, by the way, my maiden name is far less exotic!). I've also loved photography all my life so I'm doing my dream job. I used to be a lawyer with a photography dream until one day I took the plunge, gave up law and started living the dream of being a documentary wedding photographer in Ireland. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)
Dublin Wedding Photographer Roger Kenny, for Ireland

Hi, I am Roger Kenny owner of the Portrait Room documentary wedding photography studio in Greystones Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The three words I use to describe myself are... Experienced, Artistic, Photojournalistic From start to finish I will guide you through the most wonderful day of your life! Making sure you look calm and beautiful all day and capturing those moments you will never want to forget. There are a lot of decisions to be made about your wedding day and hopefully choosing me will be an easy one. I have well over 10 years of wedding photography experience. Each year I try to create modern artistic photographs in a photojournalistic style. This means you get creative photographs taken as candidly as possible allowing you to spend as much time as possible with your friends and family. Something a little more personal about me... I am married to Emer and we have three beautiful children. We are a very sporty family enjoying everything associated with balls, wheels, and sails! [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (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:
900 (EUR)

Wedding Venues from County Kildare

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