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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Istanbul Wedding Photographers

Istanbul Wedding Photographers

Find Istanbul photographers serving: Constantinople, Bosporus Strait, Europe, Asia

Istanbul Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Istanbul 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 Istanbul, 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 Istanbul elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Istanbul 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, Istanbul documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

Elopement Photographers for Small Istanbul Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Istanbul 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.

Turkey WPJA members are ready to document any secret, civil ceremony, city 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, 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 Istanbul Couples

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Istanbul Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Istanbul wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Istanbul marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Istanbul engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Galata Bridge post proposal portrait photos of a happy Istanbul couple at dusk by the water with a dramatic sky and skyline
An Istanbul couple poses at the Galata Bridge for a urban lifestyle portrait photography session above the harbor water
Istanbul couples portraits lifestyle session at the Galata Bridge with a lit dancing dip against the blue sky over the water
An extreme Eminönü wedding image from a Istanbul couple wedding day portrait session in the urban underground scene filled with graffiti artwork on the walls and with a harsh flash
A beautiful Eminönü couple image in Istanbul, Turkey during a wedding day portrait session by the water near dusk
Great wedding photography of the couple from Eminönü, Istanbul, Turkey with a guitar and a street vendor
Artistic wedding photography from an Istanbul Turkey wedding day portrait session of the bride and groom with bouquet
A superb example of a wedding detail in this Istanbul picture at Fener Rum Patriarchate in Turkey showing the hands during the ceremony with the brides bouquet of flowers

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Istanbul photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Istanbul wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Istanbul wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Istanbul 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: Who are the best Istanbul wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Istanbul 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Istanbul WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Istanbul, Turkey wedding photo of the bride getting ready in a mirror

Selma & Rashid

Photo by Nilufer Nalbantoglu

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow!!!! What can I really say! You’re an incredibly talented artist. Thank you for capturing these beautiful moments for our family. I feel so emotional recounting our time in Istanbul. My husband, my family, and future grandchildren will all be grateful for you capturing these wonderful moments and allowing us to hold them forever. Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to work with you. We can't wait to print out the photos and frame them on our walls. Until we meet again in Istanbul another time soon inshallah :)))

Mersin Martı Hotel Wedding Photojournalism image of bride and groom laughing

Gözde&Süheyl

Photo by Emre Nesli

Hey, Thank you for everything. I mean for every moments you captured in your way and your friendship for whole day. You are not only a photographer but also a consultant, organizer and an artist.

bodrum turkey wedding photography of the bride under the lights at macakizi

Jaumana+Rani

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

I’m looking through the photos now and they are AMAZING, thank you! Our friends were talking how great of a photographer you guys were that night! Thank you for a great experience Ufuk, keep rocking it!