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!

North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographers

Find Your North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographer

NRW, Köln (Cologne), Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Bochum, Wuppertal, Bielefeld, Bonn, Münster

North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia 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
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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
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Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small North Rhine-Westphalia Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small North Rhine-Westphalia 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.

Germany WPJA members are ready to document any DIY - do it yourself, pop-up, courthouse, 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, modern, 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 North Rhine-Westphalia Couples

7 North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographers...

Dusseldorf engagement portrait sessions and wedding reportage photography by Patrycja Janik of NW Germany

Patrycja Janik

Mülheim an der Ruhr in Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
2200 (EUR)
Wedding reportage photography by Nadine Lotze of Lumoid Photo

Nadine Lotze

Hagen in Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
245/hour (EUR)
Germany Wedding Photography by Bartosz Ciesielski

Bartosz Ciesielski

Cologne in Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
2000 (EUR)
Germany wedding photography by Monique De Caro of North Rhine-Westphalia

Monique De Caro

Viersen, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Kobe Vanderzande creates artistic and documentary images from marriage ceremonies and reception parties

Kobe Vanderzande

Hasselt in Limburg, BE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
1300 (EUR)
Martin Hecht

Martin Hecht

Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
250/hour (EUR)
Kirill Brusilovsky wedding photography for creative couples

Kirill Brusilovsky

Hamburg in Hamburg, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
300/hour (EUR)

North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

View WedElope Image Galleries by North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning North Rhine-Westphalia wedding photos.

North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find North Rhine-Westphalia photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for North Rhine-Westphalia 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.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked North Rhine-Westphalia wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the North Rhine-Westphalia photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND North Rhine-Westphalia WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Petra & Markus

Photo by Martin Hecht

Dear Martin, Now our wedding and baptism is exactly 3 weeks ago today and we did not want to miss the opportunity to thank you again for everything. It was an unforgettable and unique event for us, captured with many amazing and emotional pictures of you for us forever. We always like to look at the pictures and reminisce. Thank you also for your totally relaxed, calming and open nature and of course for your flexibility (with our little daughter Jana). We would love to book you anytime again! Best regards Petra & Markus with Jana

Christina & Thomas

Photo by Martin Hecht

Dear Martin You have enriched our wedding in so many ways. Back then, you introduced yourself to the words that on that day, you will not be "just" our wedding photographer, but also friend and guest at the same time. And you were so much more for us that day. Throughout the day, you helped us with advice, action and camera. Again and again we were asked by our guests how long we have known each other, and again and again we earned incredulous looks when we said we see each other the second time today. And so not only we, but also all our guests, both of you as a human being, as well as of your photographic skills were completely thrilled. You've captured this unforgettable day forever from start to finish in so many beautiful moments, and that's priceless. Christina and Thomas