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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Minas Gerais Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Belo Horizonte, Pouso Alegre, Ouro Preto, Uberlandia, Contagem, Juiz de Fora, Betim, Montes Claros, Ribeirao das Neves, Uberaba, Governador Valadares, Ipatinga, Sete Lagoas, Divinopolis, Santa Luzia, Ibirite

Minas Gerais Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our South America 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
August 13th, 2020
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August 12th, 2020
Honeywood Farm - Western Cape Elopement Photography | The officiant gives the groom a hug after a personal joke
August 10th, 2020
Florence, Tuscany Romantic Elopement Photos | This couple chose to have an intimate wedding in the heart of Florence in light of COVID-19

Elopement Photographers for Small Brazil Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Minas Gerais 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 town hall, pop-up, secret, 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 religious, unique, casual, 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 Minas Gerais Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Photography is magic! It has the gift of carrying us back into the past and also of making us look to the future. Photography is to be felt. The value of a photo album for a family is invaluable but maybe we'll just notice that when we look at our wedding album in twenty or thirty years. When I stop to think, I see how privileged I am to be able to offer so many people this sense of going back in time and reliving every smile, every tear, every hug ... Moments that break down into fractions of seconds, but that should last forever. I am a Brazilian wedding photographer who creates photographic documentaries to tell stories about incredibly happy days. Listed among the top 3 wedding photographers in the state of Minas Gerais in 2016. [Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer, Wander Menezes

Valéria Gonçalves and Wander Faria form a couple. And together they are dedicated to investigating the beauties of marriage - both themselves and others. In 2008, they founded VALWANDER, a company specializing in wedding records and exciting photography in Belo Horizonte. Exciting and unique. Whether the kiss in the church (or outside), the triumphal entrance inside the white dress, the reunion of family and best friends are scenes that seem common to various marriages, to Val and Wander, each of them extraordinary. Through her lenses, more than the details of the ceremony and the great day, the love story that led the bride and groom to the exchange of alliances is told. To tell you, before, photographers hear these stories and realize, from the tastes of each couple, what is the style of the tailor-made coverage for the bride and groom. One of the milestones of this personalization is that the studio was the first to photograph a football-loving bride inside the Mineirão stadium in 2008. Val and Wander are passionate about photography and people. The result of this is an exquisite portfolio and trained eyes to always innovate. The angles sought by the two are capable of showing the spontaneity - and the amusement - of even the most solemn moments. Because love, besides being beautiful, is fun. It's exciting. Photography can also be. [Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Minas Gerais wedding photography by Victor Ataide of Brazil

My name is Victor Ataide and I work since 2012 as a wedding photographer, families and events in Brazil and abroad. I chose photography because I love telling stories through images. And it is through photography that I have reframed my concepts of love, passion, dream, and challenge. There are stories that allow me to immerse myself, become part of them, and consequently generate a great responsibility for me: faithfully portraying the feelings that emerge and sublime moments in people's lives. These stories were essential for me to win over 40 awards at leading international photography associations. I am an accountant of emotions, feelings, lives, complicity and most importantly, of love. Without it, we are nothing and feel. Love is responsible for generating in us the strength capable of capturing all the beauty emanating through photography. I am here to make my contribution as a witness to happy stories, always hoping that they will last forever. I am completely inspired by God and always looking for his presence. Without Him, I would not be here. I also enjoy good music, especially if I'm in the company of my friends and people who do me good. I have traveled the world capturing with my lens the most beautiful and incredible love stories. [Minas Gerais Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (BRL)
Federal District wedding photography by Gustavo Lucena of Brazil

Hi, my name is Gustavo Lucena and I have been a professional photographer since 2009. I am married to the love of my life, we have two cuties named Charlotte and Lilica and since 2016 a new joy has come into our lives, Gigi has come to rock everything and make us even happier and more privileged. I am in love with the capture of images. Mainly for making special and unique moments in frames that can carry emotions forever. In Weddings, Family and Social Events, I work as a photojournalist would, seeking in photography the sincere illustration of true moments; Always attentive to moments of spontaneity, adopting a style beyond the fads and with the maximum art of simplicity and veracity, where the biggest highlight is the beauty of the photographed moment, its message and emotion, in a realistic, organic and analog language. We always work with creative and emotional art and not with pre-assembled images and poses. We photograph as spectators who witness a story. No interference, no poses, no sameness, no turning the event into a theater, so that our clients have a real and live experience of the moment. [Brasília Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3900 (BRL)

Stories enchant me. In addition to being an elopement, wedding and family photographer, I have a degree in Visual Arts and have taught for 10 years about the image. In recent years I have been able to document unique stories both inside and outside the country. This makes me very grateful and happy, after all love is a universal language, just like photography. [Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (BRL)
Rio de Janeiro and Petropolis wedding photography by Ana Telma Furtado of Brazil

Hello! I am Ana Telma, a photographer for weddings and families, and I am very happy that you are here on my WPJA member profile, looking to know a little more about me and my work. :) I hope you like! I am a person who loves friends. I defend everyone with all my strength if they need to. I worry and hope for their happiness. I am a bit of a melon head to remember birthdays, phones and other things like that, but they are always in my prayers and, certainly, always in my heart. I LOVE cats and am the mother of two kittens, Bill and Ivanka. They are my loves! I love my family, my safe haven, my certainty of always love and I stick in my life. I have relatives in Rio, Minas, São Paulo and even outside Brazil. I think that's why I always love to travel! I also love to study! In addition to studying a lot of photography, I have already studied Computer Science and Journalism. [Petropolis Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (BRL)
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