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. 

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Gelsenkirchen Wedding Photographers

Gelsenkirchen Wedding Photographers

Find Gelsenkirchen photographers serving:

Gelsenkirchen Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Gelsenkirchen 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Gelsenkirchen, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Gelsenkirchen elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Gelsenkirchen photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Gelsenkirchen documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Gelsenkirchen Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Gelsenkirchen 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 Rhine-Westphalia WPJA members are ready to document any remote, civil ceremony, open-air, 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, nature, 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 Gelsenkirchen Couples

3 Gelsenkirchen Wedding Photographers...

Dusseldorf engagement portrait sessions and wedding reportage photography by Patrycja Janik of NW Germany
2200 (EUR)
Wedding Reportage Photography and Couple Portraits in Germany Martin Hecht

Martin Hecht

Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, DE *Now booking Gelsenkirchen weddings.
250/hour (EUR)
Wedding reportage photography by Nadine Lotze of Lumoid Photo

Nadine Lotze

Hagen in Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE *Now booking Gelsenkirchen weddings.
250/hour (EUR)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Gelsenkirchen 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 Gelsenkirchen wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Gelsenkirchen 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 Gelsenkirchen wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Gelsenkirchen wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Gelsenkirchen photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Gelsenkirchen WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Petra & Markus

Photo by Martin Hecht

Dear Martin, Now our wedding and baptism is exactly 3 weeks ago today and we did not want to miss the opportunity to thank you again for everything. It was an unforgettable and unique event for us, captured with many amazing and emotional pictures of you for us forever. We always like to look at the pictures and reminisce. Thank you also for your totally relaxed, calming and open nature and of course for your flexibility (with our little daughter Jana). We would love to book you anytime again! Best regards Petra & Markus with Jana

Christina & Thomas

Photo by Martin Hecht

Dear Martin You have enriched our wedding in so many ways. Back then, you introduced yourself to the words that on that day, you will not be "just" our wedding photographer, but also friend and guest at the same time. And you were so much more for us that day. Throughout the day, you helped us with advice, action and camera. Again and again we were asked by our guests how long we have known each other, and again and again we earned incredulous looks when we said we see each other the second time today. And so not only we, but also all our guests, both of you as a human being, as well as of your photographic skills were completely thrilled. You've captured this unforgettable day forever from start to finish in so many beautiful moments, and that's priceless. Christina and Thomas