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!

Ireland Wedding Photographers

Find Your Ireland Wedding Photographer

Dublin, Cork, Dún Laoghaire, Limerick, Galway, Tallaght, Waterford

Ireland Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

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Elopement Photographers for Small Ireland Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Ireland 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 pop-up, quick, justice of the peace, 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 unique, boutique, symbolic, 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 Ireland Couples

27 Ireland Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography and engagement portraits by Loic Bourniquel of France
1500 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Jonathan Ryder

Jonathan Ryder

Belfast in County Antrim, GB *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1595 (GBP)
Wedding photographer, Daniel Monteiro

Daniel Monteiro

Porto, PT *Now booking Ireland weddings.
2450 (EUR)
Carlos Porfírio, documentary-style wedding and elopement photographer - Laranja Metade

Carlos Porfírio

Lisbon, PT *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1650 (EUR)
Stefano Ferrier

Stefano Ferrier

Paderno Dugnano in Milano, IT *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1800 (EUR)
Photo of wedding and elopement photographer Lukas Powroziewicz

Lukas Powroziewicz

Edinburgh in Midlothian, GB *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1550 (GBP)
Lombardy and Varese wedding and elopement photography by Francesca Zambrini of Italy

Francesca Zambrini

Varese in Varese, IT *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1500 (EUR)

Mark Wallis

Belper in Derbyshire, GB *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1450 (GBP)
Wedding photography and couple engagement portraits by Katie Roberts

Katie Roberts

Shepperton in Surrey, GB *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1200 (GBP)
Wedding Photographer, Hristina Handzhieva of arTina

Hristina Handzhieva

Lovech, BG *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1350 (EUR)
Tracey Buyce

Tracey Buyce

Saratoga Springs in New York, US *Now booking Ireland weddings.
4500 (USD)
1000 (GBP)
Creative wedding and elopement photography by Ernie Savarese

Ernie Savarese

London in London, GB *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1500 (GBP)
Wedding reportage photography by James Arnia

James Arnia

Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, GB *Now booking Ireland weddings.
750 (GBP)
Lifestyle portrait of wedding and elopement photographer Maxime Bernadin

Maxime Bernadin

Asnières-sur-Seine, FR *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

Carrickfergus in County Antrim, GB *Now booking Ireland weddings.
1500 (GBP)

2 more photographers available for your wedding...

1600 Euro

Manu Lopez

Waterford in Waterford, Ireland
1250 British Pound

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...

Ireland Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Ireland 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 Ireland wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Ireland wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Ireland 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.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Ireland 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 Ireland wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Ireland WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

St Ekaterina Hotel Wedding Photography of cake cutting couple | Ribaritsa, Bulgaria

Veronika & Teodor

Photo by Hristina Handzhieva

Dear Hristina, thank you so much! I will forever have the fantastic photos you took, to look back and remember that Teodor and I made the best choice choosing you as our photographer.

Alessandro e Viviana

Photo by Stefano Ferrier

Dear Stefano, you were exactly what we were looking for... Poetic look images, fun and full of feeling... You has been really capable , professional and flexible, you really took our vision. You wished for us a wonderful and memorable experience during our Wedding shoots. Now, because of your work, we have memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Alessandro e Viviana

Villa Ekaterina Wedding Photography during outdoor ceremony vows | Vakarel, Sofia, Bulgaria

Teodora and Iskren

Photo by Hristina Handzhieva

"Dear Hrisi, We would like to express our deepest gratitude towards you as our wedding photographer. When we began to plan our wedding, we had to decide about a lot of things, but one thing that we knew for sure was that we wanted to have you as the photographer on our special day. The photos in your portfolio were so amazing that captured our imagination and made us inpatient for the big day. We had really high expectations towards you but you were able not only to meet them but also to exceed them through your talent and professionalism. Your friendly attitude, care and attention made us and our guests feel so comfortable and at ease all the time. We can’t forget that you were with us from early in the morning until late in the night, capturing with your magical eye all of our important moments. These photos will always remind us of the amazing wedding day that we had, the wonderful time spent and all the emotions shared with our closest friends and families. We would like to wish you to keep your artistic touch and will be more than happy to share with you the forthcoming special moments of our life as husband and wife!" Iskren and Teodora