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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Madrid Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Madrid, Spain

Madrid Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Europe 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 Spain Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Madrid 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 city hall, small, civil ceremony, 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, intimate, outdoor, 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 Madrid Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Sergio Cueto - Elopement and Wedding Photographer in Spain

I studied Audiovisual Communication at University, hoping to become a film director…but ended up working as a TV news cameraman. I really enjoyed being in the eye of the storm, capturing pictures for the news that people would later see in their houses. Working as a TV news cameraman means that you need to anticipate, to make technical decisions quickly. You have to know when the decisive moment is going to happen, and get to the right place at the right time: that’s the perfect training to be a wedding photographer! I started my career as a photographer in 2011, and somehow I applied my direct, non-invasive TV news style to my wedding photography. I would say that my style is documentary photography spiced with a bit of creativity I'm father of two wonderful kids. When I’m not photographing, I love to build Lego constructions and film stop motion short videos with them. [Madrid Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Madrid wedding and elopement destination photographer Miguel Onieva in Spain

As a teenager I enjoyed creating memories in a different, natural and original way. My dream and my hope was to become one of the best wedding photographers in the world. I still did not know how to get it, but I was very clear that I did not want to be a photographer of the bunch. I enjoy photographing people, telling their stories and getting the best out of them. This is where I can further promote the documentary side of this profession. I'm based in Spain and shoot weddings around the whole world. [Madrid Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
250/hour (EUR)

Carlos Rodríguez is, mainly, a photographer in love with his profession. Self-taught, from a very young age, he became interested in social photography and more specifically now focused on wedding photojournalism. Based in Madrid, he offers his services throughout the Spanish territory and travels anywhere in the world. Its classic and daring style can make your wedding a beautiful sequence of simple, natural images ... while still surprising and attractive. [Madrid Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Malaga wedding photography by Jesus Merida, of Andalusia Spain

Hello, my name is Jesús Mérida and I am a wedding photographer. After dedicating myself to advertising photography for a long time I decided to look for something more than still lifes that didn't transmit anything beyond aesthetics. I was always attracted to the photography of Jean loop Sief, Elliot Erwing. . . and other great photographers of the time for the spontaneity and feelings they took in their snapshots. It is precisely this that gives me absolute satisfaction within wedding photography. Another source of inspiration is street photography. To know that the moment is unrepeatable, that it is 100% natural. My main objective is that all the moments of the wedding are real, without preparations, without posing. I love this idea of being true, faithful to life and of course to my partners. That's why my style fits perfectly into photojournalism or documentary photography of weddings. I consider myself a self-taught person, although I have done several workshops. I learned the Light in a studio and always going out with the camera. Today I devote myself entirely to photography, it's my way of life. I am a very happy person thanks to my family and photography. My city is Malaga, in southern Spain. I work mainly here although I travel anywhere in the world. [Malaga Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

1500 Euro

Jose Javier Rubio Chacon

Madrid in Madrid, Spain

After years of working and training in photography in the best schools in Spain, we decided to make the leap and start telling stories through the viewfinder of our cameras. We are passionate about images and even more about your wedding day,...

Wedding Venues from Madrid

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Winifred & Edmund

Photo by Sergio Cueto

Edmund and me are eternally thankful for all your outstanding works! We are not professional model, and even a bit shy with camera, but you made us felt so comfortable on that day. Love the laugh in every single photos you captured. From the start to finish everything was just fantastic. Love Sergio’s crazily creative ideas and you made our experience unique and wonderful! Thanks for capturing us the atmosphere, the emotion and the special moments throughout the day.

Jennifer & Ivan

Photo by Sergio Cueto

Sergio, I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done. You made our entire wedding experience unforgettable. Of course we knew you were a fantastic photographer but working with you was better than I could have ever imagined. You made us feel so comfortable, confident and special. From the bottom of my heart, thank you ❤ These photos are stunning. We can’t stop looking at them. I will never forget how incredible our day was because of you.