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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Germany Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Germany, Europe

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Essen, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Bremen

Germany Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - 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 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 Europe Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Germany 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 DIY - do it yourself, justice of the peace, 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 outdoor, religious, 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 Germany Couples

54 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Hesse Wedding Photographer Steven Herrschaft, of Germany

"Wedding photographer". I took this decision four years ago.. Since then I lived my dreams. Everyday. It was a hard, and sometimes debilitating path, that shaped me. For which I have sacrificed much. For which I have left behind the normal life of a teenager - and yet I do not regret it for a single second. After taking my life-changing decision, to become a photographer, a lot changed: The weekends I spend in the swimming pools of my beautiful country have turned into wedding locations.. The evenings, I crammed for school, I now sit in front of my computer editing pictures or meet awesome bridal couples. When I put the camera aside, then you'll find me most likely studying in university: In the summer of 2015 I did the step if being a student and I am currently in the sixth semester of my online communications studies. For me #onkomm (so we call our degree program) combines many things, which helps me professionally, but personally, as well. As you might see on my website, I am an internet person. [Hesse Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2300 (EUR)
Dusseldorf and Essen wedding and elopement photography by Patrycja Janik of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

My name is Pati and I am an elopement and wedding photographer in Mülheim, Ruhrgebiet, and NRW. I am happy to accompany you throughout Germany and Europe and create your personal and emotional wedding reportage. I am originally from Upper Silesia and have been living in NRW since 2012. After completing my studies and training in 2014, I decided to become self-employed as a wedding photographer and am happy to do such a great and emotional job. It always touches me to see how two people, surrounded by family and friends, confirm their love. A wedding is a very intimate and personal experience, the more I am grateful to be able to accompany any wedding ceremony as a wedding photographer. It's also great fun getting to know new people, many of them have become friends today. Yes, sometimes I really think a wedding photographer is the coolest job in the world! What is particularly important for me in wedding reports? The little gestures. His look, your smile. Your feelings will also be expressed without words and I will hold these for you. You like to laugh together and are not afraid of the camera? Woohooo! Then let's create something nice together - your personal love story. [Dusseldorf Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1590 (EUR)
Hesse Wedding Photographer Tobias Löhr, of Germany
Starting Price:
1999 (EUR)
North Rhine-Westphalia and Hagen wedding and elopement photography by Nadine Lotze of Germany

Do not worry, I do not want to bore you with it, when exactly I developed my first movie back then in the darkroom or which camera and which lens I bought when. Because for you is only important: my heart beats for photography and I am very happy to work since 2011 as a freelance photographer. I care about the people and their stories and I want to capture your big emotional moments as well as the loving little things on the edge of the action, your "outer shell" as well as your character or every day, that for you at some point in retrospect but then to a wonderful moment becomes. Pure and undisguised, timelessly beautiful and aesthetically - that's the way the pictures should refresh your memory of the moment and put a smile on your face. [Hagen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
245/hour (EUR)
Matthias Tiemann, wedding photographer for NRW Ruhrgebiet

My name is Matthias and, as you may already know, I am a child of the Ruhr region. Born and raised in the pot, more precisely in Gelsenkirchen - Erle, today I am 39 years old, I am married and I can accompany the bride and groom from all over Germany for over 6 years. The fascination of wedding photography began with me, as perhaps with one or other colleagues, usually in the circle of friends. True to the motto - man, you make great pictures of couples, why can you certainly take our wedding pictures? Even though I was more than nervous and very aware of the task, I also wanted to photograph a wedding for the first time. Said, done! Since then, I can't ignore wedding photography! The true joy, happiness, and love of the bridal couple, the great mood between the guests and more, which makes this unique day special, keeps my own heart on each wedding day, which I witness repeatedly beating faster. [North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1599 (EUR)

I started to use the camera at the age of twelve and since then I was continuously developing my style and techniques. For many years I was a street photographer until the wedding photojournalism crossed my path. Instantly I fell in love with the art of capturing real emotions and the beauty of each wedding. Aside from wedding photography I am writing novels. When I am not behind my camera, I am enjoying my time off with my kids. [Frankfurt Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1990 (EUR)

Andreas Pollok is an international award winning weddding photographer from Germany. He is based near Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He is documenting wedding all over Germany and Europe. He photographs the wedding day in a creative documentary style with dramatic and romantic portraits. [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1999 (EUR)
Markdorf wedding and elopement photography by Michael Geyer of Baden-Wurttemberg Germany

For me, photography means discovering the world. I record what I encounter along the way with my camera: Things that are beautiful, important, humbling, and moving. Because what makes great photos so special is that the moments they immortalize come to life again when you look at them. As if you were there again. My camera has been my constant companion since 2008. I started out doing wedding photography in 2010 when some close friends asked me to document their wedding day. I was hooked – I wanted to document the most beautiful day of their lives in photos – but not with staged group photos! Instead, I followed the events almost unnoticed and captured all the emotional moments that are part of such events on film. It suited me and I wanted to perfect it. Since then I count myself among the best wedding photographers worldwide. I not only accompany weddings on the beautiful Bodensee—where I was born, raised, and still always feel at home –but also anywhere in the world upon request, even underwater! I also greatly enjoy traveling in my free time together with my fiancée. We prefer to pursue our shared passion: diving. Far away from mass tourism, we discover the most remote spots on the planet and enjoy the time together spent in the beautiful underwater world. Of course, my camera comes with me here as well! I’d like to give wedding couples—so you!—an unforgettable gift with my work behind the camera. The joy, the praise, and the recognition after I present the photos to the married couple is the true reward for all of my efforts as a wedding photographer. My goal is that my photos will put a smile on your face for the rest of your life! [Markdorf Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2250 (EUR)
Cologne Wedding Photography by Bartosz Ciesielski, of Germany

For 18 years I have been working as a freelance cinematographer on a variety of projects like short fiction, documentaries, TV series, live broadcast studio shows, music events and corporate films. I have worked for all important Polish TV stations. Since few years ago I work as a documentary wedding photographer. I love to capture true life and emotions between people and I use all my knowledge and skills to make a unique story of each wedding day. In 1991 I graduated Secondary School of Visual Arts - Photography Divison in Gdynia. In 1995 I graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz - Photography Dept. In 2001 I graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz - Cinematography Dept. [Cologne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

Martin Hecht - i am a German Wedding Photographer who starts my wedding career 2009. In recent years, I have been able to accompany a lot of bridal couples and keep the emotions. I am happy to be able to do this for many years... I live for that what I do - and my motto - love that what you do - then you will be sucessful... The art is not to photograph alone, but to show you the way you are. [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
250/hour (EUR)

Raised in a family of artists, i got early very close to art and creating images in multiple ways. However, while the others were more concerned with painting, I grabbed the camera more often and so it was that I was the one who was responsible for the family photos. I started my photography-business with Portraits, Event-Photography and photojournalistic work for print-magazines. In 2011, a popular photo-magazine interviewed me and published a report about me. Since a number of years now, i feel that i am so much more enthusiastic about real moments, about happy people and about the magic of a wedding than about anything else. I love to catch joyful moments full of love and happiness. I believe that your wedding is about you and your guests.Even your wedding photos are one of the most precious memories i will not intervene in scenes. Aufgewachsen in einer Künstler-Familie bin ich schon sehr früh mit der Kunst und dem Kreieren von Bildern in Berührung gekommen. Während sich die Anderen jedoch mehr mit der Malerei befasst haben, schnappte ich mir immer öfter die Kamera und schon bald war ich diejenige, die für die Fotos im Familienalbum verantwortlich war. Mein fotografische Arbeit startete ich mit Portraits, Event-Fotografie und Fotojournalistischer Arbeit für Print-Magazine. Im Jahr 2011 kontaktierte mich ein bekanntes Foto-Magazin, was dann einen Bericht über mich und meine Bilder veröffentlichte. Seit einigen Jahren nun merke ich, dass ich eine viel größere Begeisterung für echte Momente, glückliche Menschen und die Magie einer Hochzeit habe als für alles andere im fotografischen Bereich. Ich liebe diese lebendigen Momente, voll von Emotionen, Glück und Liebe einzufangen. Bei Ihrer Hochzeit geht es um Sie und Ihre Gäste und auch wenn Ihre Hochzeitsfotos die wertvollsten Erinnerungen sind, werde ich nicht in Szenen eingreifen oder mich gar als Ihr Hochzeitsfotograf in den Fokus rücken. [Rheinland-Pfalz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1518 (EUR)
Germany wedding photography by Monique De Caro of North Rhine-Westphalia

I am a wedding photographer, graphic designer, and travel blogger. I was born on the beautiful Baltic Sea but now live in Viersen (NRW). Photography has been bothering me for about 20 years. Starting with fashion and beauty photography, I have been passionately photographing weddings since 2011 and love being part of your wedding and experiencing your dream wedding. [North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

Hi! My name is Vladimir, I'm a wedding photographer, 46 years old and I'm from Münster. My first encounter with photography was in 2002, when I first picked up a compact camera. Before that, I never thought that I would be a photographer. Of course, my first pictures were not perfect, luckily I had friends who supported me with simple words - "Keep it going, that works well". I met my teacher, who taught me to see the beauty of everyday life, in 2003. This was a professional photographer from Ryazan Eugeniy Kashirin. His teaching was never strict - "You have to do it that way" - no, he always said: I would do it ... Even though he had died of cancer to my great regret, his words impressed me deeply a: "Photography is the art of the moment". Like every amateur, I tried different kinds of photography, then I realized what my heart is - the people and their emotions - the indescribable, fast-moving things that can be captured with a camera. And where you can see the real and unencumbered, if not the most beautiful day of her life ... That's why I photograph weddings, I'm always on the hunt for unforgettable moments that they can enjoy after many years. And that's the main value of photography for me - that I can capture your feelings in my photos. At some point you will show these photos to your children. I want you to smile while watching, remember your emotions and return to a moment back in that time ... [North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
190/hour (EUR)

Ingo Cordes is living next to Heidelberg and an active member of the WPJA since 2009. Typically brides and grooms ask him to capture their wedding because they love his natural style of wedding journalism. Ingo is an award winning wedding photographer and found his passion for wedding photography just a couple of years ago. Today he is working internationally but focuses on Germany. [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

Having lived in London for four years, Christian speaks English pretty well, but now he lets his photos speak for themselves. He lives in Heidelberg, Germany at present, but is available for weddings around the world. You will find many examples of his work on his website. Please do not hesitate to ask him for further information or an offer. He wants to reply in English. Living in Heidelberg, Christian Stumpf works as a wedding photographer throughout Germany and internationally. The focus of his photographic work is on emotional and authentic wedding reports. In the middle but still as invisible as possible, is his motto. In addition to capturing great emotions, but also the details and the quiet moments of a wedding, he puts as much emphasis on modern and stylish wedding portraits. In addition to precisely staged elements, creativity and spontaneity also play a major role. Many years of experience in wedding photography allow him to respond to any situation spontaneously and to perpetuate long-lasting, unique memories for you under rapidly changing, sometimes difficult conditions in his pictures. Further insights into his work and examples of his wedding reports can be found on his website. [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (EUR)
Germany wedding photography by Tatiane Borges-Schindler of Bavaria

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, photographer of couples in love and happy people, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1986. I specialized in family photography with a lifestyle concept and documentary wedding photography in Brazil. Photography has always been my greatest passion. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by images and every single story behind them. And my inspiration for photography comes from music, subtleties of life, from romance ... every wedding and every family is always something very special for me. An important aspect for me of documentary photography is that it has to be timeless. This photo/photograph has great value today but will grow in value over time. Do you remember your favorite photos from 10, 20, 30 years ago or more? You can see that this photo has a lot more value today than the day it was taken. And in a few years, it will surely increase in value. So we have to get rid of fashion in photography, put Instagram filters aside and think about producing pictures that will be current even in 10, 20, 30 or more years. In front of us is what we want to see, very valuable and timeless photos. This is one of my big goals in documentary photography of a wedding. If you like my work and identify yourself with it, contact me and let me share your story! [Bavaria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (EUR)
Munich wedding and elopement photography by Deepak Nadh D of Bavaria, Germany
Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Wedding Photographer Hans-Peter Schwägerl - for Germany and Bavaria

Hello, my name is Hans-Peter and I photograph weddings since 2012. During the seven years I photographed 200 weddings. From the beginning, I always focused on the reportage. For me it is important to take a close look at the natural and spontaneous moments. In recent years, I have attended many workshops and seminars to further my education. My biggest success are my happy bridal couples. I enjoy traveling in my free time. The most important thing for me are my wife and my three cats :) I would be happy to hear from you and I would be honored to photograph your wedding. [Bavaria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (EUR)

Kirill is an international award-winning photographer, based in Germany. He was born in Moscow and moved to Germany in 1991, where I have has studied advertising, design, and photography. He has begun photographing weddings in 2006 and has quickly become passionate about it. Now his work is acknowledged not only by his clients but also in several major German wedding magazines and international web portals. [Hamburg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1790 (EUR)
Germany and Baden-Wurttemberg wedding photography by Susanne Lencinas

I started to photograph weddings 11 years ago. I love shooting weddings more each year because there are so many great couples photographers doing weddings out there and that is really inspiring for me. Wedding photography combines portraits, nature, documentary and that is what I like: People and life! My approach to wedding photography is: be very reliable, understand the people and be creative. As a female photographer, I have a very intuitive approach, but I also love technical stuff like my Nikon Cameras and my Profoto Flashes..) I live in Heidelberg, but love to travel. You can book me all over the world and I will come! [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Saxony and Leipzig Wedding Photographer Ruben Venturo, of Germany

I was born and raised in Italy, in a small town in the mountains of the south called San Giovanni in Fiore, in the beautiful heart of the Sila. I studied graphics and photography in the great city of renaissance and culture in Florence, and now I live with my little family for a few years, a time of the year in Germany and the other time in Italy - depending on the wedding season. I am very much in love with my girlfriend and our first and wonderful child! I like to travel a lot, meet new people and hear their stories, but most of all, I love to play the guitar. When my son hears that, it makes him very happy and he starts to jump back and forth and shake his head like crazy. One less thing I like to do is spend half an hour brushing my crazy mane until it looks reasonably normal again! I've always had a passion for photography, especially street photography, the great portrait photographer and the great documentarists like Henri Cartier Bresson, Vivian Maier, Steve McCurry, Arnold Newman, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Edouard Boubat Sebastião Salgado - and it is these too that inspire me in my work. [Leipzig Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1190 (EUR)
Fille Roelants Photography - Wedding and Elopement photographer

Fille graduated as a pharmacist in 2010 but soon felt this profession was not his true calling. During his studies, he got fascinated by photography. Two years after his graduation he started taking his hobby to a new level by photographing parties and events he would normally attend as a guest. Especially attracted by beautiful light and human emotions he started photographing big festivals and parties around the globe. After 3 years of combining these 2 jobs, he gradually got drawn into weddings and kept evolving ever since. Today he has shot about 140 weddings in about 7 years time. And he usually shoots about 23 weddings per year nowadays. He has always been inspired by numerous different photographers, which influences his work in a very diverse way. Alex Webb has inspired him to explore the world of layering. Fille's own background as a festival photographer has brought him a very dynamic style of shooting, focussed on human emotion, light, and colors. Fille is also a keen travel photographer and loves to combine this with his job as a wedding photographer. [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2100 (EUR)

I believe that, your wedding photographs should show more than how beautiful you look at your wedding. They should remind you what you live and feel on that day. My mission on each wedding is; - to produce meaningful, evocative photographs that focus on the precious moments - to help your future self remember the true story of your wedding, and possibly tell it to your generations - to make you feel, when you look at the photographs, like you are there and then again With that mission in mind, I have been photographing weddings since 2006. I am usually the closest person to the couple through their wedding day, yet I manage to stay unobtrusive, leading them only when they require me to. Most of my couples seem to forget about my presence as the day unfolds, which yields to those unexpected, relaxed, "in-the-moment" images. Currently I live in Istanbul with my wife, and my son who, after all these years, helped me realize why I love photographing weddings; it is because I am creating images for my couples that they and their grandkids will not just love to look at, but will also find touching and meaningful, even after many years. [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
700 (EUR)

Hello Everyone! I have been shooting weddings and elopements for 6 years. When I first attended a wedding as a second shooter, I understood that its my dream job. Its always a new adventure and every wedding day is full of surprises. I don't know when is the light come my bride, and make her shine. So I push myself to get different and creative photos every time. I have a documentary style because I want to be the third eye of my bride and groom. My purpose is to give them special moments of their biggest day. There is no chance to go back, so its very important for me to show all the emotions. I really believe that everybody should have meaningful photos of their wedding day to remember even years later. My job is my soul mate. Every morning of a photo shooting, when I wake up to the sun, I am covered with the feeling of joy. I love traveling the world and destination weddings very much. Learning new cultures excites me always. [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
800 (EUR)

My photography must exceed your expectations. I laid the foundations at the Fotovakschool, I followed courses, but the most important thing: I followed my heart. I have found the perfect balance between ambition, challenge and love in my constant search for the perfect picture. My portfolio is proof of that. I want to create something. Something deep personal. I want to make the real connection with people. Being present in the unconditional love that two people feel for each other. Capturing it, it is a homage that gives me unbridled energy. ['s-Hertogenbosch Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1495 (EUR)
Padua wedding and elopement photography by Valeria Berti of Veneto Italy

Valeria Berti has inherited from her father the passion for photography. It all started when she was ten years old and got in her hands an analogical Nikon. This passion has grown over time, becoming her job, keeping alive and developing nevertheless love for photography which was driving her from her youngest age. She is also a graphic designer and loves the extreme artisanal care of her photos’ post-production. Her approach to wedding photography is a reportage-based one, as she loves seizing spontaneous situations with a smart and fresh style. “I love to capture the story of your wedding with my heart first of all and then with my camera, to be able to relive it even after many years”, says Valeria. Her photography tells your story in a sincere and elegant way; a story in pictures, which stops the most beautiful memories and emotions of your marriage and your life with photography. Her way of photographing is absolutely natural, spontaneous, emotional and creative. “Photographs are our memory over time when our memories begin to get lost in the passing of time.” She firmly believes in this sentence. Although Padua is her home, she often works in Venice, also covering weddings throughout Italy and internationally. [Padua Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)

My name is Boni Bonev, I was born in Svilengrad (Bulgaria) in 1970 and I live in Sofia (Bulgaria) since 1985. I am married and have two children. For the first time I touched the magic of photography when I was 7 years old, watching images appearing on a white sheet of photo paper in the darkroom of my uncle. Since then, photography has become my favorite pastime, and since 1991 with some interruptions also became a source of income. I love to paint with light, no matter if someone will pay me for it or not. Precisely for this reason, I always try to accept orders that will meet my personal preferences and understanding of photography. I like the reportage photography and the way of its making - with many unique moments caught without manipulation. I love working with natural light where possible, although I have a studio downtown in Sofia. As a founding member and administrator of the largest Bulgarian site on photography Photo Forum , I have arranged with my colleagues over 30 photographic competitions and exhibitions. Personally, I participated in many group exhibitions, and I have my own as well. They can be found in my personal site. Since I am master of science in electronics, I've always been interested in photographic equipment. I have written over 200 pages, photographic articles in print media, some of them technical. I am also the author of dozens of online tests in the Photo Forum of photographic cameras and lenses. I am coauthor of the first Bulgarian online photography tutorial "How to make better pictures with a digital camera", and the photographic book " In Focus ". Since 2005 me and my colleagues guided photographic courses in Sofia . With wedding and other commercial photography I work more intensively for several years. As you can see in my portfolio, I like clean, not manipulated photography with captured many moments, portraits and details. I love black and white photography, because it shows better real graphic pattern of light. Freed from unnecessary colors, photography remains just as volume, shape, light and storyline. I love metaphoric stories where one has to think, not just to perceive directly what he saw. I use camera with high resolution 24,5 mp and fast lenses , which re-create in better way the natural ambience of the place and minimize the introduction of artificial light. [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Flanders-based Joshua Dhondt is a Wedding Photographer for Antwerp, Belgium

Photography and people are Joshua’s two greatest passions. Utterly curious – a nice legacy she got from her grandmother – she loves to meet new people, observe them and capture what they are all about. She is both outgoing and calm so to make everyone feel at ease. Very patient, she has a special radar for shenanigans. Her goal is to document small but great moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, to capture the moment just as it felt that day. She is a visual storyteller. Mostly self-taught, she has been a professional photographer for the last 7 years, full time since 2013. She is based in Antwerp, Belgium, and travels in (and sometimes out) Europe for Day in the Life sessions and Weddings. She is at her best when shooting true, unstaged and profound moments and events – in a relaxed atmosphere. [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2050 (EUR)
Sofia Wedding and Elopement Day Photography by Ivelina Cholakova, of Bulgaria

My name is Ivelina and I can say photography is my passion! For nine years now I am a freelance photographer. Each and every one of these 9 years I continued upgrading - I would participate in a masterclass of some of my favourite photographers, simply for inspiration and to improve. In 2017 I realized an independent exhibition with 36 female portraits. But I also have separate participation in other exhibitions. Memories engage our emotions! Things we lived through, our background, is what remains in our hearts. But our memory is fragile and it is photography that makes the blurred memories bright. It makes it possible for us to remember those moments that make our life unique. Personally, for me, photography is both love and art, combined in one. The ability to see the good in every person and situation and show it in the best way possible. I experience moments in every wedding as a unique and such a special day, because I realize this is going to be the only time that all these people come together at this place, at the same time, looking for the relations between them, all those strong and deep emotions, smiling faces, the love and tears of happiness. And I love being there to capture it all! [Sofia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (EUR)

I'm a photographer, a daddy, and a husband... I used to shoot since I was a child with any kind of camera, analogic machines, compact, 35mm, digital SLR cameras, etc... What interests me is to capture and create. Thanks to my grandfather who gave me the first film camera and given me the opportunity to develop hundreds of photos ... I prefer portraits and storytelling by reportage. My love is "catch the moment" to make beautiful images. I love Photography in all, it is my passion, like for pizza. I love to be a friend during the wedding day, not a "director". A friend that will shoot about your day just with emotions and real moments that will become...memories. No constructions, no fake, just a lovely couple with a beautiful story on a special day. [Syracuse Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
120/hour (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)

I am Maik, an International Wedding Photographer currently based in Peru and Germany. My work has brought me to more than 15 different countries, from Caribbean beaches to the heights of the Andes, from the big apple to the Amazon Rainforest and all around Germany and Europe Over recent years my photography has won a number of prestigious international awards and my work has been featured in blogs and magazines. But more important to me is what my photos mean to my clients. Photographing weddings especially when far away can be exhausting but it is also so rewarding! Wedding photography has become a passion. I want to tell a story – an authentic story of your wedding day, a love story, a story of friendship and family, a story beyond what everybody sees – your story. [Lima Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2700 (USD)
GVK Goran Vadlja Kamenjašević Elopement and Wedding Photography for Velenje

My mission is to document the true emotions, sincere moments and beauty. As the wedding photographer I am always on the prowl after opportunities, through which I document spirit of wedding day. No matter what wedding you wish, I will catch the beauty of your special day and treasure it in photographs forever. I am Goran Vadlja Kamenjašević, born in Croatia. We moved to a mining town Velenje in Slovenia only few months after my birth. I was growing up in Velenje and this town devised me and it still fills me with creative ideas. I finished primary school and mining technical high school in Velenje. Afterwards I was working as the electrical assembler in some European and American cities for almost four years. Even in that time I got engaged in photography, that I was tying up with my travels and photographing of regions as at the beginning and much more in this time. I returned to Velenje in 2008 and got employed in Premogovnik Velenje, where I still work. I had several working accidents as a miner within eight years of my working there. When I was recovering at home after the group accident in 2014, I used the time for deliberation about further career. At that time I decided, that I wanted to make something creative in my life, in which I can express myself. I decided for the directional participation in photography with study on department for photography on VIST in Ljubljana. I am creating in different genres of photography. From personal, conceptual and street projects, to commercial and sport photography. In this moment I can find myself the most in wedding photography. Every wedding is a new challenge for me. I try to find something in every couple, which is tying them up , something that is creating only their story. I am positioning spontaneous moments, easiness and genuineness to top priority. I am true documentarian who will keep your memories in photographs and shape them in to photobooks, witch will be timeless evidence of love. [Velenje Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
120/hour (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)
Washington DC Elopement and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin

As a kid, I always wanted to preserve forever moments that were special to me, such as birthday parties and family Christmases. When I was eight years old, my father made that possible for me by giving me his old camera. From then on, I became the de facto family photographer and started documenting every get-together. I didn't know it at the time, but all that practice ended up preparing me for my career as an adult. That same passion for capturing moments for people has naturally led me to become a wedding and elopement photographer. Together with my husband/business partner, I have now been helping couples document their wedding days for several years. We primarily serve brides and grooms in the Washington, DC, area, but are always available to travel for destination weddings. We have lived on five different continents and speak five languages fluently, so it is easy for us to take our passion for photography to exotic wedding locations. [Washington DC Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4450 (USD)
Hong Kong Wedding Photographer Ronnie Szeto

Hi, I'm Ronnie, born and grown up in Hong Kong, a tiny spot on our planet where 'East meets West'~ I studied History back in my University time, but besides my major study, I joined a documentary filmmaking course taught by a local veteran producer. That was when I started to discover my interest in videography and photography. Once graduated in 2008, I saved most of my salary from my first job, and bought my first ever camera. I became more addicted to photography, and especially photojournalism, because it has the magic to freeze a moment and tell a great story. Thanks to another experienced teacher, I was able to learn from him more advanced photographic technique and philosophy, and gradually I have engaged myself with wedding photography. Since then, I was lucky enough to cover weddings not only in Hong Kong, but also in Germany, Australia and China, with couples from various countries including France, Netherlands, Canada, South Korea and more. It's not an easy ride for sure, but I am glad that I have came through all these years and my love of wedding photojournalism simply grows with time! Besides photography, I'm a travelholic, although there are so many wonderful places yet for me to discover. Just like wedding photojournalism, I will never get bored of it! [Hong Kong Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
10800 (HKD)
Netherlands and Gelderland Wedding Photography by Oliver Verheij

My name is Oliver Verheij, I was born in 1984 in Silvolde. Since 2007 I have been professionally involved with photography. I graduated as a professional photographer at the photo school in Apeldoorn. In 2018 I married Stefanie. We live with our dog Nera in Gendringen. This is a small town in the Achterhoek near Doetinchem. We like to travel together. Fortunately we have a good place to stay for our loyal dog. I am ambitious, driven and a little perfectionist. [Gelderland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)

I was fascinated by photography since I can remember. My education with photographic and architectural elements led to the work as a freelance photographer and architect. The work with the Leica M and Fuji X system brought me to wedding photojournalism and closer to the passion of capturing honest moments and details with a camera, that one would not usually notice. [Tyrol Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hour (EUR)

Photography is Bartosz's passion and for last few years photography has also been his profession. He graduated to Silesian University of Technology and also the European Photo Academy (EAF) in Warsaw. He concentrates on aesthetic and technical matters. His pictures were awarded in WPJA & (AG)WPJA competitions. He speaks Polish, English and Russian and he is willing to travel. [Bytom Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Vienna small wedding and elopement photographer Michele Agostinis of Austria

After 8 years working for a prestigious Venetian newspaper and several International reporting assignments in Latin America and Africa, Agostinis focused his attention on Wedding Photography and International Events throughout Europe. Member of Italian Journalist Association since 2009, he speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish. [Vienna Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (EUR)
Aegean wedding and elopement photography by Furkan Akarsu of Turkey

Hi, I'm Furkan. I'm shooting weddings professionally since 2016. I studied Cinema at Atatürk University. I've been working as a photographer and director on various projects since my university years. My goal is to approach the weddings I shot with a documentary perspective and make your most special day as enjoyable as possible for you and myself. Every moment on your wedding day is very precious and I am here to record them in their most natural way. [Manisa Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
750 (EUR)
Moscow wedding and elopement photography by Sasha Dzyubchuk of Russia

My name is Sasha and when I am not busy traveling the world and capturing the most precious moments in people’s lives, I am a full-time parent to Gosha (the pup on my back). My sole goal is to translate the precious moments my clients invite me to witness: naturally, effortlessly and full of love. When working, I try to be everywhere and nowhere all at once, so I can capture the tiniest details. I am continuously uplifted by the beauty of the world and draw my inspiration from magazines and films. [Moscow Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
500 (USD)
Limburg-NL wedding photography by Huib Vintges of The Netherlands

We live in a small farmhouse near Maastricht Netherlands. I love wandering through the fields and the woods with our dogs, especially on rainy days. I’ve been into photography for as long as I can remember and I've attended many, many workshops by international wedding and documentary photographers all over the world. If you like you can check my personal website with my other photography work on shabbywalls.com. It's about portraits, street photography, and reportage. [Limburg-NL Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1995 (EUR)
Marli Eggelaar WeGrpahy Netherlands and Noord Brabant Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Hello, I am Marli Eggelaar from WeGraphy Wedding photography! I was raised in Nuenen, a village near Eindhoven. A real Brabander who loves to work hard and play hard! Since I remember I was interested in photography and catching the moment. In 2006 I made a trip to Australia together with my now husband. Just before we left I bought my very first SLR camera. My father helped me because photography runs in the family :) My husband got crazy during the Aussie trip since I was constantly dreaming away behind the camera. Playing with the shutter speed and aperture and see what would happen. The feeling I got when I made that once in a lifetime shot made me very happy. I really enjoyed being creative. Doing something different than the status quo in photography. Although I was not a pro yet I mainly focused on finding the right light and the most beautiful colors. In 2013 I decided to my first photography study. At that point, I came to the conclusion that to me wedding photography is the one thing in life that makes me utterly happy. People, emotions, stories, and especially love, beautiful! And to be able to record that and be meaningful for others in that way. This suits me. In early 2017 I started to pursue my dreams, quit my day job and fully focus on full-time on wedding photography. Now, some years later I can say wedding photography is my dayjob. Every year I participate in courses, training, and seminars to constanly develop my style and signature even further. Friends describe me as caring, creative, perfectionist, and a persevering attitude. I prefer to register rather than direct. You will not see me. I remain low profile so the couple can relax and enjoy the day. I will never intervene in the real moments of your day. I record the events when they occur. I try to have as limited as possible posed photos. Those real pure love moments are so beautiful! In addition, I am extremely patient and wait 20 minutes in one spot to make the best photo. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1295 (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)
Udine wedding photography by Davide Cristin of Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Italy

Always in love with the world of photography, with how you can make everyday moments, emotions and stories into something unforgettable. Relive those moments, try the same sensations every time just looking at a photograph, well, it's wonderful for me! After a long collaboration with an important photographic studio, I decided to go my own way, and now I am here, ready to be part of your story, to tell you how much special will happen in your life. [Udine Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1330 (EUR)
Alessia Bruchi Fotografia - Italian photojournalist based in Tuscany

Talk about my biography & it seemed a little presumptuous to me, because often, reading the bio of the others, I remember a certain sense of inadequacy, because unlike many adults, I have never attended famous and expensive schools of photography, but I have learned through the years, trying and experimenting with everything, while I was attending university and working to win my longed-for journalist's card. Born in 1977, graduated in communication, I began to become familiar with the camera from an early age, using as a first tool a fantastic polaroid, a gift from the first communion. And from that moment I never stopped, studying the technique in the manuals that I passed on hand and practicing in the field, photographing anything that passed under my nose. In the following years then, I switched to the various analog reflexes and finally to the digital ones after 2005. Today I am a professional photojournalist, mainly dealing with Palio photography, reportage, wedding, and photography, collaborating with various local agencies and newspapers. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

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Karlsruhe in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Born in Japan and raised in Germany, I'm influenced by both cultures. Self-taught, and self-employed since 2009. Fascinated by dance and action sports, passionate about wedding photography. I specialize in freezing motion and capturing...

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Neil Ridley Photography: Neil Ridley

Clitheroe in Lancashire, United Kingdom

You might be asking how I ended up going from a career as a Royal Air Force Policeman to becoming a full-time professional wedding photographer? The answer is quite simple, my passion for photography has been there for as long as I can remember...

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Ruzanna & Mohammed

Photo by Erkin Agsaran

The photos are amazing, we are so happy ! Just wonderful work! Thank you so much!

Güliz+Brian

Photo by Serenay Lokcetin

I never realized how emotionally intense a wedding photo shoot can not to mention the busy schedule of the day. Every time I look at the photos I relive those moments and there is always a tear of happiness in my eye. Thank you Serenay for making our day eternal.

Vincy and Brian

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Ronnie, thank you for being our photographer and documenting our wedding in Hong Kong. We are thankful for the communication and the way you try to understand our wants in the consultation process. The locations you scouted for us were aptly chosen and fit well with our story and background. The candid moments you captured in our homes, the banquet hall, and on the streets of Hong Kong gave us much bragging rights and most of all, the perfect way to cherish a special day. We are also thankful for the extra effort you took in creating the custom-made memory drive and photo box. Thank you very much.

Jenny & Sahan

Photo by Erkin Agsaran

Back in the Netherlands now after a relaxing week at the beach. I just wanted to write a short note to say thanks for the support and low-key interaction last Sunday (particularly during the preparations and family photos!) which definitely added to my enjoyment and fun for the day! Also for the tip on holding the flowers :-)

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

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Sabrina & Matthias

Photo by Michael Jenewein

Dear Michael, Dear Nadja, We would like to thank you again for the photos. Sabrina and I are really happy with the results and many wonderful moments were captured. We can fully recommend you and wish you many great weddings and especially wedding couples that will make you happy. Greetings Sabrina & Matthias

St. Andrew's Church, Hong Kong wedding image of the bride and groom at the altar.

Yuki & Adonian

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Ronnie, we are very blessed and thankful to have you capturing precious moments in our wedding. You weren’t just taking pictures but capturing love. We all love the photos.

Ronnie Szeto Wedding Photography of HK couples getting married

Yumana & Christian

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Love all the captures, and people’s reactions and emotions. Priceless! Thank you so much Ronnie for being a huge part in our multiple wedding events! We are so thankful that we have found you and guess what, it's only the beginning. Many more events we love to have your help in documenting!! Through your lens, we were able to see what we didn't on those days and get to relive in those moments again.

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

Vinci and Steve

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Thank you so much Ronnie for photographing our wedding registration in October. We are absolutely delighted with the results! You are very professional and took a lot of candid photos of us. This is exactly what we are looking for, a photographer who can capture the real moment and emotion of the day for us. You certainly has a knack for capturing natural and fun memories and producing very high quality images that we will cherish for the rest of our lives . We highly recommend you to others looking for a professional and fun photographer!

Rose & Miran

Photo by Erkin Agsaran

Dear Erkin, I hope you are doing great. Thank you very much for the nice pictures. They are really amazing :-) Thank you again. We were lucky to find you as a professional photographer to take our special day pictures.