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Netherlands Elopement Photographers
YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our photographer vendors 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 because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. 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 Europe Weddings
Shooting an elopement or small Netherlands 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 pop-up, city hall, quick, 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, non-traditional, modern, 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 Netherlands Couples
32 Documentary Wedding Photographers...
I'm Leonard. Born Brabander, but actually a Zeeuw, because I grew up in Zeeland. Since 2006 I live in Utrecht. I am married to Janneke and dad of Floris and Julius. In 2013, I became a full time photographer. You can say that I've made my work from my hobby because I'm actually graduated as a neerlandic. I am convinced that, as a photographer, I can tell stories better than ever as a writer or journalist. Probably because of my love for visual arts - also my favorite subject in high school. Tell stories with images instead of words. That's right with me. I feel good at that role and so I photograph weddings. I am constantly observing and looking for stories, emotions and moments. I seek relationships, relationships between people, to the essence of who you and your guests are. In fact, I think that every series I submit should be a family history - told by a journalist photographer. It is very important to me that a bride couple feels comfortable with my presence. That's why I'm quiet and in the background. It's not about me but for you. I'm not the one who directs the day but just documents it. I'm not a photographer who asks you to postpone, or to do things again. In short, I want to be the photographer present as a nice guest (literally and figuratively ;-)), a friend, someone who knows you and gives you all the confidence to photograph the day in a fantastic way. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]
I am Thomas, a wedding photographer, living in Utrecht. Work throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and actually, secretly the whole world;). Briefly about myself. I live in Leidsche Rijn / Utrecht with my dear wife Leonie; and been married for 3 years. Five years ago we removed a cat (Bouya) from the shelter. Sometimes couch decoration, other times our cat child. If I don't have a camera in my hands ... (that happens sometimes) I like to skate, I love sports; Bodypump, Grit HIIT, can be found 3 times a week in the Crossfit Box and preferably at 9:00 in the morning. We are also crazy about Netflix, what an invention. Cool series that we watch or have watched: Dexter, Breaking Bad, Orange is the new Black, Homeland, The Bridge… and you can wake me up for an animated film. Oh yes ... and for citizens .... the 2nd best invention. My favorite holiday destination is Portugal. A dream for old age is a private mountain in the Algarve. And to realize this, I started this year with a Portuguese language course. Our honeymoon was, therefore, a camper trip through the Algarve. What a cool feeling of freedom that is. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]
Who am I? Born in 1985 in Zwartewaal. From childhood I wanted to become a photographer. I often remember how I took my parents' camera to make the family photos myself. A lot of pictures were taken in our family. The cabinet is full of a photo album every year. Ordinary home, garden and kitchen photos as we call them. All of them wonderful memories of good luck. Often it is the very small moments that I find so valuable in photographs. Have breakfast in my parents' big bed on Sunday morning. The walk in a cold winter landscape with hot chocolate. I think that my love and passion for photos comes from there. I live with my friend Antal and 3 cats. We live in the middle of the polder, here I find a lot of peace. And can greatly enjoy all the plants and animals around me. I regularly make a walk with my camera in the area enjoying all the beauty. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]
My photography must exceed your expectations. I laid the foundations at the Fotovakschool, I followed courses, but the most important thing: I followed my heart. I have found the perfect balance between ambition, challenge and love in my constant search for the perfect picture. My portfolio is proof of that. I want to create something. Something deep personal. I want to make the real connection with people. Being present in the unconditional love that two people feel for each other. Capturing it, it is a homage that gives me unbridled energy. ['s-Hertogenbosch Wedding Photographer]
My starting point is making documentary wedding photography. I mix between the guests and I go my way unnoticed. Fine-art photography is very important for displaying your togetherness in a beautiful setting. That is how it becomes art. Posing photos can always be made, but I do that in a spontaneous way. That way I give it a cheerful twist and it does not get too fussy. I work ground-breaking, for the ultimate. This is how my passion continues to flourish. All this gives a complete picture of your wedding day, so that it becomes a document for now and for later generations. [Noord Holland Wedding Photographer]
My passion is wedding reportage photography. I enjoy every assignment. I love to photograph with natural daylight, which makes my reportages light and fresh. Or with less daylight my photos are a mix of light and dark. I capture the interaction between people in a casual way, resulting in authentic images and pure emotions. Things I love the most are; my son Semih, my boyfriend, nature / being outside, a positive mindset, a latte macchiato, and chocolate! My photos have been published on various wedding blogs; Burnett's Boards | The Perfect Wedding | Hochzeitswahn | Wedspiration | Whim Magazine | The Weddingblog [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]
The next word I learned after 'mommy' and 'daddy', was probably 'aperture'. My father is a photographer you see. And I spend quite a few hours in the darkroom watching the pictures he took showing up. But it was not until I was planning a trip to New York that I took an interest in photography myself. I borrowed my fathers Pentax and asked him what exactly I should do with it, the day before leaving. Right. Not the best of my images, you can imagine ;-) So I took some photography classes, and really got the hang of it. I developed an interest in people photography and documentary wedding photography, because I really like searching for the best possible images that show what the wedding felt like, in a given situation, without interfering. [Overijssel Wedding Photographer]
She has completed her studies in the piano conservatory, mathematics teacher training and artistic therapy in music. She worked as a mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Eindhoven for 11 years and in a piano practice at home. She is currently a full-time photographer and mother. Elke has learned the technique of photography for a large part from her father. Together they have photographed quite a lot over the years. By following various masterclasses and workshops, she continues to develop in the field of photography. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]
I’m Caroline Elenbaas live in Heijningen a small village near Rotterdam. I studied at the Fotovakschool in Rotterdam and finished it in 2008. Then I started my own photography business, it happened to come across wedding photography and this soon became a big passion. Capturing all the beautiful moments is never boring. Documentary photography gives a lot of satisfaction. I really like to catch all the special things, because later I realise it become precious moments. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]
When I received a photography course from my great love, I didn't know how great that gift actually was. It taught me to look, I see with different eyes and my smile is wider than any camera can be. Being part of human lives, being allowed to watch love and comfort. It's like photographing from the air, it makes you float with pride. The love for photography started with that gift, then my interest expanded to the field of wedding photography with a traineeship at Eppel Photography. Making those special photos for you is what makes me excited! [Gelderland Wedding Photographer]
FotoBelle was set up by Isabelle Hattink in 2001 after she had graduated from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda in the Netherlands. FotoBelle consists of a team of different photographers. Isabelle is always assisted by one of her colleagues when shooting weddings. Photography has become a way of life. It is a profession in which you can continue to develop yourself. I love a photojournalist approach because I am a storyteller. This is why we do not ask you to pose for a photo, but to experience the day as though we were not there. This is how we capture your emotions. Your wedding day is a part of your life that will vividly remain in the memory through your wedding photos. As a wedding photographer, I only need two ingredients to document your wedding in a sharp and vibrant fashion: your trust and free rein. This will ensure creative images and we can capture your unique story in the most creative and natural way possible. I always take a second shooter with me for wedding reportages starting from 8 hours of photography. This has a positive effect on the quality and allows us to make more creative photos by using different angles. Besides my job, I have a gorgeous daughter, a wonderful husband, a naughty dog, and a beautiful, Japanese garden. Nature is where I feel most at home, therefore I want to go outside as much as possible. I undertake a lot of fun things with my family whenever I have an opportunity. [Rotterdam Wedding Photographer]
Together with my husband, our two children, horses and dogs I live in beautiful Twente! I love people, walking, a good book by the fireplace and my heart beat faster! In 2011 I completed my education at the Fotovakschool. I still follow workshops and seminars because I believe you have never been taught and in this way I give you the best of myself. With two more photographers / videographers in the family, it is often a camera that hits the clock here. With a film-shooting and photographing son, and a vlogging daughter, you can imagine what that looks like when we travel together, or what the conversations are often about. I am very proud that I can often work together with my son as a videographer and, if necessary, I can outsource some work behind the scenes to my daughter. My husband is good at accounting then;). One of the nicest things I do is to register a marriage. All that love, the special moments, the joy with a smile and a tear, I love it! I will translate your day into atmospheric photographs, special compositions and beautiful details in a relaxed atmosphere. In short, a beautiful image report of your special day! [Overijssel Wedding Photographer]
I am a professional, involved, spontaneous all-round photographer and by graduating from the Photograduate course at the Fotovakschool in Rotterdam, a graduated professional photographer where I graduated cum laude. I am proud of that because it does not happen often. Specializing in wedding and elopement photography, I have also succeeded in the field with the highest possible grades in this field. I now travel around the world to capture all those beautiful marriages in beautiful images! Because what is more beautiful than celebrating love! I have won several Wedisson awards in recent years; a nice reward for my work. Together with my team of second shooters we provide a nice memory of your day! [Rotterdam Wedding Photographer]
Photography and people go hand in hand for me. Meeting new people, observing them and recording that. That is what revolves around me in wedding photography. I am a storyteller and I do that with a touch of creativity. This photojournalistic style fits best with my observing and quiet character. I like to tell you your day as it is. I, therefore, ask you not to pose or pretend. Ideally, I would like you to experience your day as it is. Only then will the photos become pure and real. [Groningen Wedding Photographer]
I'm Karen, owner & photographer of KVfoto from Groningen. I am certified at the photo academy in Amsterdam and my photos have been in many magazines and have since received a lot of awards. I am very happy with cacti, smiles, good food, fun & love. I am a social person and would like you to feel comfortable in front of the camera. I am very open and honest and I also love to make jokes and bring a nice bump of energy! I am married, have a super cute dog named Steve and a horse called Zafira. I have a lot of hobbies but I have only one big passion and that is photography. I love natural light and I am inspired by you, the environment and the moment. My clients often describe shooting with me as relaxed, relaxed, patient & relaxed and that is exactly what I have in mind so that I can photograph you just the way you are. Because you know at the end of the day I am just a girl who strives to make the most beautiful pictures that give a nice feeling whether it is joy, nostalgia, hope or gratitude. [Groningen Wedding Photographer]
My name is Gaby Ermstrang and I photograph LOVE with so much love. I am thankful I can. I started out 5 years ago. My daughter was just born and I was at home without a job. So first I started to photograph for charities. Just so I could be Gaby again and not only be momma or a wife. Then I started taking portraits of the elderly. I still do that. Love that LOVE you are getting back from those people. I started to realize, I maybe am really good at Photography. People started to call me asking how much a portrait cost. That money I invested in workshops but above all invest in what I really like to make. After spending time in workshops, searching for mentoring by Marieke Zwartscholten and Leonard Walpot I think I found my passion. LOVE and moments! [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]
Wedding & Lifestyle Photography by Paulina Sliwka for those who simply love beauty… Hi! My name is Paulina - a wedding & lifestyle photographer based in the South of the Netherlands, photographing all over the country and Belgium, increasingly around Europe. Mostly I shoot weddings, but also love, boudoir, maternity, and family sessions. I also organise mentor meetings for other photographers. People say about me that I am “extremely friendly, enthusiastic and cheerful”, “fantastic and energetic”, ”with lots of energy and a head full of ideas.“ Work as a photographer is the best job I could have ever dreamed of. I love every aspect of it and it fits perfectly my temperament, character, and passions. I am a huge fan of natural photographs, full of emotions, happiness, passion and, above all, that shows how beautiful you are. My work’s been published in many different ways and I have received a lot of beautiful opinions from my couples. [Tilburg Wedding Photographer]
I'm Teun Bakker and I have been capturing weddings with a journalistic approach since 2013. My pictures radiate happiness and spontaneity and reflect each wedding day exactly as it happened. The cheerfulness, the exuberance, the nice locations, every day is different and every time I enjoy capturing people in a spontaneous and natural way. Things that make me happy include the endless smiles and hugs of my little daughter; reading the morning-paper over coffee; a glass of good wine; reading books on my e-reader; camping; skippy peanut butter with nuts; finding bargains at thrift stores and watching cool Netflix series. [Amsterdam Wedding Photographer]
I’m Gea de Boer, I live in Groningen. I studied at the Fotovakschool where I specialized in documentary photography. Then I started my own company. I quickly discovered that documentary wedding photography is my passion. I love to make great memories for the future. [Groningen Wedding Photographer]
Andreas Pollok is an international award winning weddding photographer from Germany. He is based near Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He is documenting wedding all over Germany and Europe. He photographs the wedding day in a creative documentary style with dramatic and romantic portraits. [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]
The more life experience I get, the more I realise the importance of being in the moment. Playing with my children rather than observing them over my laptop; Watching a movie with my wife and just enjoying her company, the easy silence, the film and forgetting the stream of social media updates; Taking the dog out for a walk and just enjoying the walk. As they say, "waking up to smell the roses". My approach to photography is a reflection of who I am: in the moment, spontaneous, observant. I look for shards of interest in the ordinary - maybe a touch of humour, a fleck of irony, a cool reflection. I do that because I'm mindful that I'm here right now and there's always something going on - right now! My other half and I have three children and a dog. I've shot weddings all over the British Isles and USA. I'd love to hear from couples who share my passion for photographic storytelling, who use Pinterest for ideas, not rules; and who place importance in images that reflect who they really are, not what trends tell them to be. [London Wedding Photographer]
I am Mihai, professional wedding photographer since 2011. I love shooting authentic images, candid shots that capture real moments as they occur naturally throughout the day. These images are my main focus when shooting weddings. And I strongly believe they are the most important and the most relevant images from a wedding. I will never stage or alter anything during the wedding day. I also try and be as unintrusive as possible. Although I'm not “a fly on the wall” - I tend to stay in the middle of the action, working close to people with my wide angle lens. [Bucharest Wedding Photographer]
Do not worry, I do not want to bore you with it, when exactly I developed my first movie back then in the darkroom or which camera and which lens I bought when. Because for you is only important: my heart beats for photography and I am very happy to work since 2011 as a freelance photographer. I care about the people and their stories and I want to capture your big emotional moments as well as the loving little things on the edge of the action, your "outer shell" as well as your character or every day, that for you at some point in retrospect but then to a wonderful moment becomes. Pure and undisguised, timelessly beautiful and aesthetically - that's the way the pictures should refresh your memory of the moment and put a smile on your face. [Hagen Wedding Photographer]
I'm a Devon based multi-award-winning photographer shooting wherever needed for the right couple. If what I do suits you I can be there if you want me. My approach is people-centric - the wedding is all about the people, and the celebration for me. At the end of the day, my intention is to create a record for you, a description of what the day felt like from the inside. The pictures should be a reflection of who you are so that when you (or your kids in years to come) look at them you see yourself at your wedding, not some cutout couple at a generic wedding that looks like something straight out of a bridal blog. [Devon Wedding Photographer]
Photography isn’t my passion. People are. How they interact, how they feel and how they show Love. My camera is just my tool to capture their essence. I love portrait photography, but also food, lifestyle, and landscape photography. I'm most inspired by: · Beauty - I see it everywhere. · Impermanence - nothing exists for indefinitely long, that’s why I try to catch this kiss, that look, those smiles on photos, ‘forever’. · Truth. · Charm of imperfection - Yes, please! Self-driven every day, because Life is such a gift! I am living between Sardinia and Ibiza but grew up in a lovely Slovenia. If I have to choose between the sea or forest, I always go for the forest. I just came from Belgrade, where I was invited to have my solo exhibition on portraits - I completely recommend this city, it's awesome! [Sardinia Wedding Photographer]
Liam's passion for photography was born in 1999 when he began his studies at university. He studied wildlife photography at Blackpool and the Fylde College in the UK and specialised in landscapes. His main influences back then were Ansel Adams, Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish, and Lee Frost. He began shooting weddings in 2002 and many of his landscape skills can be seen in his wedding work - he has a keen eye for awesome light and eye-catching compositions in both his wedding portraiture and documentary work. To date, Liam has shot over 500 weddings and currently documents 40 - 50 weddings a year in the UK and abroad. Liam runs the Crawleys with his wife, Bee. Whilst Liam works his magic in his unique style behind the camera, Bee puts the final touches to every image in the digital darkroom in her now legendary and well-respected style ... they don't call her the 'Wedding Queen' for nothing! And let's not forget Betty, adorable little Betty who mainly does cute baby things in the background :) [Cheshire Wedding Photographer]
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Natalia, You are an open and honest woman who makes beautiful pictures! You see unique opportunities and take them. I really liked that you did not want to put anything in the scene and that we actually did not notice that you were there. But that you have managed to make photos from all angles. At the times when it was necessary, you knew how to make everyone feel comfortable, for example by going crazy. Everyone is very impressed with our wedding album and often ask for your data. Which we naturally like to give.I remember especially for a moment while drawing. I saw your lens slide past when you photographed one of the guests, you made contact and said hi only. I liked it so much and funny. I love it! Thank you for making our photos!
We were so fortunate to have found you, you were absolutely fantastic at documenting our wedding day in exactly the style we were looking for. You were brilliant at making everything look natural, even got me to smile on camera, which is a feat in itself! Looking back at our photos you have captured the buzz and the genuine emotion in everyone, I can't help but smile every time I look at them. My friends and family were thrilled to have you with us on the day, all mentioning how lovely, unobtrusive and polite you were. You couldn't have made a better impression and it was an absolute pleasure to have you document our wedding, we truly can't recommend you highly enough! "
It is quite exciting to have your wedding recorded by someone you do not know. But after a nice and relaxed conversation we knew that we made a good choice to book you. On the wedding day you were full of creative ideas, but we could be ourselves. On the day itself, we hardly noticed you, which is very nice. The photos are really great and the wedding album has become exactly as we wanted thanks to all your tips. You have arranged everything super, our expectations in terms of service and service have been exceeded.
We were so happy with you as our wedding photographer last week at our wedding in Ibiza. BEAUTIFUL pictures made with a special eye and attention for people and environment. We will absolutely recommend you to our friends and people we know for their wedding photos!! One more time: THANK YOU VERY DUTCH!
The photos have arrived! And of course, we absolutely love them!!! You've really captured the spirit of the day and all the moments that made it special. We can't stop looking at them - there's just so much to see in every photo, and the longer we look at them, the more there is to see! The composition of some of them is just genius. We had such a fun day, and I'm just delighted that we've got these photos to remember it by - we're so lucky we found you. The presentation box and USB key are also gorgeous, such a lovely touch. I can't even imagine how much work went into the photos, we've spent hours and hours just looking at them! So a MASSIVE thank you and AMAZING work. Cat