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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Krakow Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Krakow, Malopolskie

Krakow Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Poland 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small Malopolskie Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Krakow 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 secret, fast, 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 outdoor, modern, 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 Krakow Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Wojciech Marzec, wedding photographer for Poland and Malopolskie

Can wedding photography be good photography? Can wedding photos be true? Can a photographer take pictures of weddings? As a wedding photographer, I believe that it is. That's why for over 10 years I have been doing my best to let people who trust me receive a remarkable memento of their wedding. Will my photos move you? I can not guarantee it, but the fact that it has been repeatedly awarded (among others by an international organization associating the best wedding photographers in the world - WPJA) or published (including by New York's BRIDES MAGAZINE) means that there is such a risk . Where do I photograph? Krakow, Warsaw, Rzeszów, Kielce, Łódź, Zakopane - these are just a few of the larger cities in which I carried out wedding sessions. Distance does not matter. I live in Krakow, but I will go anywhere. I invite you to familiarize yourself with my portfolio, and if you want to see the latest photos or learn something about wedding photography then also look at the blog. [Krakow Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (EUR)
Lukasz Popielarczyk from Poland is a wedding expert in love with photography

I suppose none of us remembers how it all began. At the beginning it was just random encounters, which slowly turned into a regular dating. Many times we parted just to be able to throw again in each other's arms. When did I first realize that it would be the love of my life? At my sister's wedding – then for the first time invited her for such an important family event. Then I realized how much joy we can give to others. That was twelve years ago, since then not letting her arms, still trying to make it was a "happily ever after" - me and my lady Photography. You already know our story, and now a few words about me. Apart being a photographer, I am also: a little Teo's and not so little anymore Franek's dad, vegan and a runner, passionate about the loud music and good food, and above all, almost crazy in love! [Krakow Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
500 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Caroline & Adrian

Photo by Lukasz Popielarczyk

Now that things have quietened down a bit, and having just received our amazing wedding album, Adrian and I did just want to write and express our sincere thanks for all your hard work. You far exceeded all our expectations for a wedding photographer and have presented us with an exceptional range of photos that truly capture the happiness and emotions of our wedding day. You captured each moment so beautifully - from the arrival of our guests at the church to the formal family shots and our first portraits as husband and wife. You worked so quickly and inconspicuously, blending formal and informal shots brilliantly and interacting so well with both our English speaking and Polish speaking families. My Mum already has so many of your photos framed and on display around their house! The hardest part of the whole process has been selecting the 60 shots for inclusion in our wedding album when there are so many images that we loved. The album itself is stunning and was completed so quickly despite us living half way around the world! We couldn't have imagined a more wonderful record of our day. Thank you for being such an important part of our celebrations and for working so incredibly hard on our wedding - we are delighted that you agreed to travel to the UK to work with us. Planning our UK wedding from Singapore certainly presented some logistical challenges, and we really appreciate the time you spent with us on Skype and over email preparing for our big day, and for the time you spent with us in the UK during the week leading up to the wedding when we had chance to enjoy an informal engagement shoot and get to know one another. We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with you and certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends getting married in the UK or overseas. With all our thanks and very best wishes.

Katie & Graham

Photo by Lukasz Popielarczyk

Dear Lukasz, When it came to choosing a photographer for our wedding, we thought we would have a long search on our hands. With the bride herself being a professional photographer, things could have proved difficult! However, one look at your website and we looked no further. When our original plan to marry in Poland fell through, we were delighted that you agreed to travel to England – we were already so impressed with all the help you had offered in our wedding planning. From the very beginning, we felt in very capable hands; you were extremely efficient and confident in a country you did not know very well and we immediately felt comfortable with you. The few days we spent together, from our engagement session in Kidderminster, to our very long wedding day, and finally our gorgeous wedding session on the beach in Wales, were incredible. You worked so hard and you are evidently extremely passionate about your work. Your way of building relationships with clients and making photo sessions productive but very fun at the same time is fantastic. We were very sad to say goodbye to you; in the short space of time that we had got to know you we both certainly built a good relationship with you, as you were always very friendly and funny. You were even good–humoured when our wedding car broke down on the way home from Wales and we had to endure a 6-hour rescue mission back home! After the wedding we couldn’t wait to see our photographs and we have certainly not been disappointed! Lukasz, you have a wonderful ability to capture the tiniest moments that are almost forgotten after the wedding, but the images really brought those little memories flooding back. It was wonderful to see all of our images online first without having to wait for the final copies and we always got very excited when you told us we had a new gallery to view. You really did go above and beyond your duties as a wedding photographer right from the moment I sent you the first email. A very special photographer for a very special weekend, and certainly an inspiration. Best Wishes, Kate & Graham