Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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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Japan Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Japan, Asia

Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Kawasaki, Saitama

Japan Elopement Photographers

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. 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 Asia Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Japan 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 mini, small, 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 unique, outdoor, religious, 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 Japan Couples

13 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Since 2006 he has been engaged in full-scale wedding photography in Japan. Since 2010, mainly focusing on landscape photos that are conscious of light and shadows. Currently, he also works as a commercial photo and photo retoucher. [Osaka Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
600 (USD)
Ho Chi Minh wedding day photography by Huy Che Hoang of Vietnam

Do you believe in so-called "conditions"? Huy always believed that because God had led Huy to the cause of his life, it was the art path, more specifically, it was the path of being a photographer. Everyone had a confused and anxious youth, Huy was fortunate to be able to escape the dead end. At first Huy was just a teenage boy holding a camera with his friends, fascinated with the pictures he took with the world through the lens. For a long time, Huy found the passion and excitement when photographing the bride and groom, weddings and smiles filled with happiness. Huy's goal is to tell your wedding stories through pictures with a sincere and intimate perspective. Huy believes that the wedding photos are not only boring through the awkwardly arranged photos, but also the pictures full of emotion and true happiness of the bride, groom and the participants. Huy always believes that Huy is not a photographer, he is the one who tells the story of people through pictures. For Huy, Huy will respect and convey the messages that God brings as life, love, happiness. [Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)

A graduate of the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Shane is now based in Waterford City covering both national and international photography commissions. A lifelong passion, Shane O’Neill’s photography is as much a pleasure as it is a business. From weddings and portraits to commercial and media, his work is at once edgy and earthy, funky and fashionable. [Waterford Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)
San Jose Wedding Photography by Thanh Vo, of California

My name is Thanh and I am the owner of Ineffable Studios. I first fell in love with Hollywood movies and the art of films before transitioning to photography. I believe that's how I develop my style and my approach to wedding photography because I love to tell stories. Since my couples are the story, I want to be able to tell it as genuinely as possible. I want to say that my style is photojournalistic with a touch of ineffable. I don't want to just capture the moment, I want to capture it from a unique perspective. I challenge myself to see and shoot each wedding differently because each wedding is uniquely it's own. The venues and locations can be the same, but each couple is not. I really enjoy being able to document the story of my couples and capture all the emotions throughout the day/s by being in the background. My team tries to work like ninjas so that you can fully enjoy your day. I feel like that's how we able to get everybody to be comfortable enough to show their real emotions because they don't feel our presence. [San Jose Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Taichung wedding photography by Chao Chin Yang of Taiwan Asia
Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)

Jiake Yang, a father of two boys, a full-time husband, a lifetime photographer. I founded my own photography studio in 2013 in Melbourne, we proudly service the entire Australia and internationally. I've always loved photography, I've always loved to capture natural and candid photos. I believe people will be relaxed with me around, I don't have to tell them what to do, where to look. I watch the story unveil and try to capture every bit of it. Please let me know if I could help. I'd love to be your storyteller. [Melbourne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1699 (AUD)

After investing in photography, I found that I like to record a variety of stories with my camera. After walking through many countries, I discovered that talent is the most beautiful thing. I have been fascinated by the so-called photographer’s eye and the photographer’s composition rules. I found out that I didn’t have such a foul, I wanted to shoot more different pictures. I like to take care of the process of preparation, and what I can do with my imagination. All the happiness and stories of the day are the feelings that cannot be measured by value for a lifetime. [Taipei Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
34000 (TWD)

The moving moment of the wedding is a fleeting moment that cannot be repeated. It is only once in a lifetime. We try our best to keep all the memories of the day for each couple. Maybe it is the shy expression of the bride, the look of the groom, the parents’ reluctance. Tears, happy smiles, these pictures are the most beautiful memories. I like to record happy times and write a picture that the newcomers have not noticed on the day so that you can be deeply touched when you relive the photos for many years. Wedding photography is not just a record, but the camera leaves the temperature of the day, presenting the story of your day. I hope that I will have the opportunity to be a friend who records your story, record the moment of change, and capture the picture of your life once. I am married, Jimmy Lee. [Taipei Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
20000 (TWD)
Alessandro Pietrosanti, documentary wedding and elopement photographer in Essex

A long time ago, when I was just 9 years old, I received my first reflex camera...simply, I fell in love with photography. Obviously, I didn't know anything about photography but I was sure that photography will have taken a big part of my life. I didn't know how or when, but it would have been my future. During my life, I tried many types of photography but no one of them had literally stolen my mind and my heart like wedding photography. I like telling stories and first of all true stories. Reportage photography could be the perfect way to tell stories. After some courses, I thought I was ready to start my career as a wedding photographer. I was really scared at the beginning, many responsibilities in my hands: create people's memories. But the passion and love for photography have helped me every time. Every wedding was a confirm that become a wedding storyteller would have been my future. So, I've started to live different lives through new couples every weekend. Love, laughter and tears during each wedding day, a lot of emotions altogether. I still remember a text message after my first wedding in the UK: "[...] you make me cry [...]" and after 3 years, the bride send me a new message saying: "...thank you again for capturing our day so beautifully". But how I look at wedding photography? Truth, this is my goal. During all day I catch every important moment, sometimes I really have stolen them but never, never I make pressure to the bride or the groom, even during the few poses taken. Everything has to be naturally. Composition, lights, shadows, movements are some of the things in my wedding recipe, there is a secret ingredient as well... Why couple choose me? There is a common phrase: "We like your pictures because there are true smiles...". That's it. [Essex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
900 (GBP)
Taoyuan wedding photography by NK Hsiao of Taiwan Asia
Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)
Cosenza wedding photography by Sara Sganga of Calabria, Italy

Sara Sganga, with professional qualifications at the National Film Academy and specialized in the Director of Photography, Camera Operator and Editor is the very young founder of the studio. She worked as a photography assistant on the sets of some films, one of which was presented in 2015 at the Cannes Film Festival. She currently works in Italy and in the world between weddings and training courses, constantly looking for a shot with a strong emotional and creative impact, given her great sensitivity and the deep connection she has with events, without ever forgetting the elegance of the images and always seeking great beauty. [Cosenza Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (EUR)
New Taipei City actual day wedding photography by Kang Yang of Taiwan

The first contact with photography was self-study on the Internet. It was around 2009. The first wedding photography was in 2011. My good friend got married and invited me to help them shoot the wedding. Then I started my wedding photography journey. I have taken more than 500 shots in my career so far. I hope that the photos I have taken will feel warm. Even after many years, I will still be able to return to the pictures I used to see. In Taiwan, I’m actually not a very famous photographer, and I haven’t held any exhibitions publicly, but I continue to work hard, and one day I can shine! It is worth mentioning that my younger brother is a cyr-wheel / hatter artist "Yang Shihao". His success has made me more awakened, no matter how big the dream is, just do it! [New Taipei City Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)

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