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!

Iceland Wedding Photographers

Find Your Iceland Wedding Photographer

Reykjavík, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjoerdur

Iceland Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Iceland 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 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 Iceland wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 25th, 2021
Lake Overlook Wedding Ceremony Image of a beautiful blue sky dominating the landscape
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain

Elopement Photographers for Small Iceland Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Iceland 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.

Europe WPJA members are ready to document any fast, justice of the peace, town hall, 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 boutique, outdoor, 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 Iceland Couples

14 Iceland Wedding Photographers...

Engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Jeremie Sangare
2000 (EUR)
Weddings, engagements and elopements by photographer Patrick Lombaert - Brittany France

Patrick Lombaert

Plelan le Petit, FR *Now booking Iceland weddings.
1800 (EUR)
Wedding and Engagement Portrait Photographer Steven Herrschaft

Steven Herrschaft

Lützelbach in Hessen, DE *Now booking Iceland weddings.
2300 (EUR)
Wedding photography and engagement portraits by Loic Bourniquel of France
1500 (EUR)
Wedding photographer, Daniel Monteiro

Daniel Monteiro

Porto, PT *Now booking Iceland weddings.
2450 (EUR)
Wedding photography and couple engagement portraits by Katie Roberts

Katie Roberts

Shepperton in Surrey, GB *Now booking Iceland weddings.
1200 (GBP)

Douglas Despres

Alameda in California, US *Now booking Iceland weddings.
750/hour (USD)
Samuel Berthelot - Jolie Histoire Photographie

Samuel Berthelot

Alzingen, LU *Now booking Iceland weddings.
250/hour (EUR)

Orlando Suarez

Kennesaw in Georgia, US *Now booking Iceland weddings.
3100 (USD)
Tracey Buyce

Tracey Buyce

Saratoga Springs in New York, US *Now booking Iceland weddings.
4500 (USD)
Weddings, engagements and elopement photography by Kevin Kienitz

Kevin Kienitz

Aurora in Illinois, US *Now booking Iceland weddings.
3000 (USD)
Weddings and elopements by photographer Vanessa Tivadar

Vanessa Tivadar

Ljutomer, SI *Now booking Iceland weddings.
1000 (EUR)
Sebastian Felisiak

Sebastian Felisiak

in Dublin, IE *Now booking Iceland weddings.
1650 (EUR)
Creative and Artistic Wedding photography by Petri Mast

Petri Mast

Veikkola, FI *Now booking Iceland weddings.
2000 (EUR)

Iceland Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Iceland wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Iceland pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Iceland Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Iceland wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Iceland documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Iceland 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 Iceland wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Iceland wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Iceland 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 Iceland WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Eleanor & Dave

Photo by Douglas Despres

Doug you did the most FANTASTIC job! The photos are all so beautiful I can't even make a favorites list because they're all so great. I confess that I even teared up looking at them it was such a happy day and you captured everything. We're so grateful for all your efforts, we really can't imagine having had a different photographer there to share our day with us. Thank you so so much!

Kiley & Josh

Photo by Douglas Despres

Dear Doug, Thank you so much for sending these images, and for the images themselves which are outstanding. We love so many of them, the hard part is going to be selecting the ones that go in the album! We'll have more time to look and select over the weekend, so we'll probably write to you then or early next week. Again, many thanks for your work -- we are very impressed :) Best, Josh & Kiley

Christine & Bryan

Photo by Douglas Despres

"Doug these are amazing!! I can't even tell you how much I'm in love with them! You did such an incredible job and I cannot thank you enough! They're unreal!"