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. 

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

New Zealand Wedding Photographers

Find Your New Zealand Wedding Photographer

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 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 New Zealand wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

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 DIY - do it yourself, city hall, 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, non-traditional, 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

7 New Zealand Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography and couple portraits by Vu Nguyen, of Emo Wedding Studio

Vu Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh, VN *Now booking New Zealand weddings.
1000 (USD)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Jacob Gordon

Jacob Gordon

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

Jiake Yang

Melbourne in Victoria, AU *Now booking New Zealand weddings.
1699 (AUD)

Orlando Suarez

Kennesaw in Georgia, US *Now booking New Zealand weddings.
3100 (USD)

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 Picture Stories

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

New Zealand Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented New Zealand wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own New Zealand pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the New Zealand Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

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: 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.
Q: How can couples find New Zealand photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for New Zealand wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
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