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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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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New Zealand Wedding Photographers

New Zealand Wedding Photographers

Find New Zealand photographers serving: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Manukau, Waitakere, Hamilton, Tauranga, Lower Hutt, Napier-Hastings, Dunedin

New Zealand Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our New Zealand wedding photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in New Zealand, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple New Zealand elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA New Zealand photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, New Zealand documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

Elopement Photographers for Small New Zealand Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small New Zealand 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.

Oceania WPJA members are ready to document any civil ceremony, fast, DIY - do it yourself, 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 non-traditional, intimate, romantic, 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 New Zealand Couples

6 New Zealand Wedding Photographers...

Ambre Peyrotty

Les Sarraix in Puy-de-Dome (63) , FR *Now booking New Zealand weddings.
4000 (EUR)

Orlando Suarez

Kennesaw in Georgia, US *Now booking New Zealand weddings.
3100 (USD)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Jacob Gordon

Jacob Gordon

Perth in Western Australia, AU *Now booking New Zealand weddings.
1500 (AUD)

Ryan Ng

Singapore, SG *Now booking New Zealand weddings.
300/hour (SGD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

2500 New Zealand Dollar

Dear White Productions: Daniel Kuang

Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand

If you're looking for paparazzi for the day then I'm definitely not the right guy for you, BUUUUUUUT if you're wanting someone that's high on life (and self-diagnosed crazy), can crack a joke and is more of a friend than just a...

New Zealand Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by New Zealand Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

New Zealand Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some New Zealand wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these New Zealand marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or New Zealand engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Halsweh Quarry Park Christchurch  environmental engagement e-session of the couple dancing
Halsweh Quarry Park Christchurch  portrait e-session - a couple relaxing by a stone wall
Halsweh Quarry Park Christchurch  on-location portrait e-shoot of a couple kissing at sunset by a bridge
Halsweh Quarry Park Christchurch environmental engagement e-session - a couple embracing at sunset
Halsweh Quarry Park Christchurch, NZ portrait e-session of a couple kissing at a sunset
Port Hills Christchurch New Zealand outside forest picture session with a Couple at sunset in the hills
Port Hills Christchurch New Zealand Couple Kissing during an engagement photo session
Wedding image from the Bridesmaid's home, Christchurch New Zealand showing the Preparing the flower girls

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best New Zealand wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top New Zealand documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: How can couples find reviews of New Zealand wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those New Zealand wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my New Zealand wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked New Zealand wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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