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. 

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Croatia Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our 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!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Europe Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Croatia 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 pop-up, DIY - do it yourself, small, 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 romantic, intimate, casual, 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 Croatia Couples

11 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

When we ask ourselves “What is the most important moment in my life”, the answer of “my wedding day” is generally early in the list. The trust of a couple in me to photo these moments always excites me. You create the images to stay with you for the next 50-100 years and maybe the images that will pass to your grandchildren. This responsibility brings along the obligation to work hard at wedding day and after and provide wonderful photos to couple. We don’t have the luxury to miss even one single moment. Every month of the day is very precious whether it is important or not. Therefore I always try to shoot memorable portraits for you as well as trying to compose the story of the day. Hello! I am a wedding photographer who lives in Istanbul and Izmir but free to go everywhere in the world for photo shooting. This flexibility to travel stems from also being a travel and documentary photographer I think. I have worked in photography committee of travel, geography and culture magazine Atlas which is published in Turkey and Europe for a long time and I have photographed and written my themes. I was also the photography editor of Skylife magazine for a period of time. I have made editorial shootings for numerous magazines and newspapers. I think these fields that I came to grips with in past enabled me to look at wedding photography from different angles. I try to convey the reflex of story-telling and other disciplines to wedding photography. [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Reggio Calabria wedding photography by Frank Armocida of Calabria Italy

When I was a child, my father, Francesco Armocida, used to bring me to his little dark-room in our home in Brooklyn, where I was born. He was working as an artist and re-toucher for a large advertising agency in New York at the time. He had the great fortune to meet photographers like Avedon and Kertesz, who would shoot and print their photos where he worked. The dark-room was like a rebirth for me. It was a magical feeling to see the images appear slowly. This was my fantastic introduction to photography. We soon moved to Calabria, Italy, where I now live with my wife and children. As a young university student I adored photographing the wonderful aspects of nature. I loved using selective focus and shallow depth of field to create magical atmospheres that reminded me of my father’s paintings. I soon developed a great interest in portrait photography and studied lighting techniques. I took portrait courses and followed many wedding photographers helping them during wedding shootings: then I found out that not only in wedding photography you have to be a good photographer but you really should also have a certain behaviour to achieve a certain kind of photography, the one I was and still seeking for today: capture moments with low photographer ‘interference’. I prefer the documentary style, the one that captures the real, emotional moment. Unlike ‘fixed’ pictures and concocted scenarios, I am aiming to capture genuine life-moments. It is an honour to be part of the WPJA. Not only is it a guideline for B&G, but it is also a tool to help photographers meet couples’ needs. [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)
Surrey wedding photography by Katie Roberts of England United Kingdom

I have always loved the still image. From a young age, I took control of the camera on holidays and family events, and this continued through my teens – earning me the nickname ‘Paparazzi’ among my friends. I have always loved capturing the natural, unposed, unforced moments, when people are at their most comfortable. This candid, reportage style of photography continues in my work; I love to evoke emotion in the viewer and make them look twice at the finished image. I like to work quietly around the fringes of the scene, capturing precious moments without the subject realising. So I spend the majority of shoots in a ghost-like fashion, only making my voice heard for the occasional family composition. I hope to make my shoots as much fun for the client as possible, just giving occasional direction and letting the natural laughter, love, and smiles just happen. Capturing images that stand the test of time. I have been featured in blogs and magazines and look forward to the wedding stories to come in the future! [Surrey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (GBP)
Trieste wedding and elopement photography by Lisa Pacor of Friuli-Venezia Giulia Italy

After my personal experience as a bride, telling in pictures about this wonderful moment in the life of a couple who believes in love, mutual trust, and complicity has become my personal "mission". So I ventured into this difficult and complex world, but I immediately understood that wedding photography is an artistically vast, complete and always stimulating field. I admit that I love marriages so much because they bring out the best in people, they are rich with various emotions and the surprise is always around the corner. For this reason, above all, I love the authenticity of moments because magic happens just when you are simply yourself, together with the most important people in your life: real moments that come to life in a completely natural way. People who love me think that I'm cheerful, ironic, genuine and sincere. It's vital for me to spend my free time with the people I love, chat with friends about everything and anything until the most unlikely hours; I love the warm colours of nature in autumn and the summer light; my favourite colour is blue in all its shades. I am passionate about films and TV series that, in addition to entertaining and telling beautiful stories, can teach a lot about photography. Even if I don't have a favourite genre, I listen to a lot of music, a passion that is part of me since I can remember. [Trieste Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Krisztian Bozso, Hungary wedding photography and elopements

My name is Krisztian Bozso. I am a wedding photographer and videographer based in Hungary. I started photography in 2010 as a part-time wedding and elopement photographer. In this time I was working for several local sites as a photojournalist. Since then it is my full-time job and my lovely hobby. Besides weddings I take portraits, engagements and couple sessions. I don't use flashes, just natural lights. I love details and emotional moments. Since 2018 I have been making wedding videos. [Budapest Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
80/hour (EUR)

Linda is a wedding documentary photographer from Sofia, Bulgaria. She loves to tell the story of the wedding day in a lighthearted manner and with a lot of positive energy. Being the granddaughter of one of Bulgaria's greatest photojournalists, Linda developed her passion for photography about 10 years ago with the beginning of the digital photography era. She finds inspiration in street and portrait photography and also in her grandfather's albums. She loves to hunt emotions of all kinds and collect them with the help of her camera. Linda is fluent in English and Portuguese and is available to travel around the world. [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)

A graduate of the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Shane is now based in Waterford City covering both national and international photography commissions. A lifelong passion, Shane O’Neill’s photography is as much a pleasure as it is a business. From weddings and portraits to commercial and media, his work is at once edgy and earthy, funky and fashionable. [Waterford Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)
Slovenia and Ljubljana Wedding Photography by Samo Rovan

Samo Rovan is an international destination wedding photographer based in the heart of Europe. Also a speaker and photography mentor worldwide. An ex photojournalist, who's been working for several major newspapers in his country. An architect, active in the field of photography, architecture and design. He's very happy to share his life with Romana, the muse and his love, and two incredible kids. He's a documentary storyteller, renown for his passionate, fun, fresh, direct, but also emotional, sincere and warm wedding photojournalistic style. On the other hand he enjoys hunting unusual and humorous situations on his own way. Complex compositions are his specialty. The purpose of his photography is to capture the genuine feelings that the bride, groom and their guests experience at the wedding. He opens the window back to the wedding day, so they can again smell the bouquet, touch the wedding dress,… He's available worldwide. [Ljubljana Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (EUR)
Sweden wedding photography by Ana Mihalic of Lund, Skane

I'm a Croatian photographer living in south Sweden. I have a master's degree in art photography. Besides wedding photography, most of my career has concentrated on lifestyle, fashion, and food photography for magazines and other commercial work for different brands. I have also worked a lot on my artistic career and have had more than 10 solo exhibitions in different galleries and museums. I love wedding photography for its honesty in capturing the emotional moments and events during such an important day. I have been shooting weddings for around ten years now and have a lot of experience with all different kinds of weddings from the intimate ones to the very big ones. I love nature hikes and I love to travel all over the world so no place is too far for me and I'm always looking for an excuse to take the next big or small trip. [Lund Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
700 (EUR)

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

milan italy wedding photography - Villa Valenca bride and groom

Silvia + Gokhan

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

We absolutely loved it. We are so excited to get the pictures. You captured every single moment and each time we watch the pictures, we live the emotions again and again with the same excitement of the wedding day. Thank you!

Istanbul Turkey Wedding image of bride getting ready at bosphorus palace

Yale+Onur

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Your work goes beyond just photo-taking. You capture the essence of the moment, those singular expressions we didn’t even know existed. Now those moments have been captured, and are so beautifully ours forever to remember. Thank you Ufuk for making it happen. We would not hesitate for a moment to work with you again on another special day for our family and friends!

Lebanon Wedding Photography in Beirut | Black and white image of the Bride in the car with a bridesmaid

Marie Joe+Abdallah

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Ufuk! Abdallah and I want to thank you again and again for all the wonderful pictures!! We are thrilled!! The family is also sooo happy with the pictures! We are lucky to have found you!!

Bandırma Turkey Wedding Photographer - Bride in the Wind with Musicians

Kate+Anil

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

The photos are beautiful!! We are crying! Also I just want to say thank you all photos and for your presence on the day. We LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Now that we have a little distance from the wedding, we feel like it all went perfectly and the photographs captured it so well! We feel really thankful. And also because a lot of people from Canada couldn't come, they are a perfect way to share a very happy day with them :)

locarno switzerland wedding photography at villa orsalino of the bride and groom laughing

Jasmin + Claudio

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Now we found time to watch all the pictures and we LOOOVE THEM!.You definitely have this very special professional eye for extraordinary pictures. Thank you again.

Meltem and Evrim

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Hi Ufuk, Evrim and I would like to thank you for being a part of our wedding. What a fantastic day it was! There are so many natural shots. You really captured the magic of the day and night without missing a beat, and without us even knowing it. The photos arrived in USBs which were packaged beautifully. It was so nice to go through all of them. They brought back many emotions. Thanks so much once again. We’ll cherish the photos forever! - Meltem

izmir turkey wedding photo of the bride with dad at Fun Beach Club

Sinem+Rocco

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Thank you for your positive energy. You were everywhere at the day. Everybody loved and respected you. You catched every emotional moment at our wedding what we can’t see at that time. You are not just a photographer You are a good soul with a big heart. We are grateful to had you with us while our wedding day. Thanks a lot. Wish you and your family the best and a healthy long life. We keep in touch. We are looking forward to meet you again as soon as possible. 

Kyrenia Cyprus Wedding photo from the end of the ceremony

Ege+Nur

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

You managed to capture all the memorable moments from best angles possible. The quality of the photos make out special day even more special since what remains is our photos and memories. Not only you were everywhere that night, you gave very useful tips about the most important things to do to make our wedding day go as smoothly as possible. Really nice working with you Ufuk, thank you for everything!

Photography from the Wedding Day at Kaya Hotel, Uchisar, Turkey

Merve + Alper

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Ufuk you are simply AMAZING! You are really more than a photographer. From the beginning through to the end you were always very friendly and positive. You knew what you were doing and offered endless support, advice and guidance. On the wedding day itself we felt in safe hands and it was like having a friend there with you ! There experience and professionalism shines through, allowing you to relax and have the best day of your lives ! As we already expected , we received wonderful photos and couldn’t be more happier with the results. You are seriously talented and genuinely loves what you do ! Thank you so much!

como lake wedding photography of the bride and groom up in chairs above the guests at the Villa Pliniana

Zeynep+David

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

You are the one of the best decisions we made with regards to our wedding. Your photographs were wonderful and really captured the feel of the entire weekend. You were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Thank you Ufuk. We love your work! 

Istanbul Turkey Wedding Pictures from the Ceremony - Ulus 29

Vassia+Aris

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Hello Ufuk, how is the holiday going? We had the chance to go throught the photos! Really great work! we loved them!

santorini wedding photo - a rocky hill on the island - santorini - greece wedding photographer

Sam + Stephan

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

So it will probably take me a little longer to find my words, but for now I would like you to know that we are in AWE of your talent and ability to capture us so completely!!!! These two videos and the pictures will be my most treasured possessions. We will never be able to repay you for creating such wonderful memories for us. Both with the photos and the amazing spirit you brought with you! We cannot stop talking about how much more special you made the day for us and now we get to re-live it!!! I am working on compiling the pictures that Kels took for us and will send them to you so you can see behind the scenes :) We are so grateful that you are a part of our lives and we are so impressed with your passion and character!!! THANK YOU!!!! Probably a little off, but hopefully it makes sense! Kalbimizin derinliklerinden teşekkür ederiz Love, Sam & Stephen