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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North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographers

North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographers

Find North Rhine-Westphalia photographers serving: 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 North Rhine-Westphalia elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA North Rhine-Westphalia 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, North Rhine-Westphalia documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

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 themed, justice of the peace, mini, 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 symbolic, outdoor, 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 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.
250/hour (EUR)
Germany Wedding Photography by Bartosz Ciesielski

Bartosz Ciesielski

Cologne in Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
2000 (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)
Wedding Reportage Photography and Couple Portraits in Germany Martin Hecht

Martin Hecht

Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
250/hour (EUR)
Rheinland-Pfalz wedding photographer Lina Zagorowski, of Germany

Lina Zagorowski

Neuwied in Rheinland-Pfalz, DE *Now booking North Rhine-Westphalia weddings.
2150 (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 Photography - WedElope

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, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A top Germany wedding photojournalism example from a beautiful Bochum wedding location, Mercure Hotel, showing bride Preparations in a good mood
DE photography of a Recklinghausen, Germany wedding moment as the bride jokes with the groom
Landhotel Voshövel - Schermbeck wedding day photo of the groom giving a speech
Germany wedding photo at bride's home at the getting ready - bridesmaid closing the last knop at the wedding dress
Germany	getting ready pictures - the best man cuts the flowers from his groom
Photography at the wedding party	- a grandmother gives a hand to the bride
Germany Wedding Photo of Bride/Groom Dancing First Dance
North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photojournalist | wedding ceremony in Germany with the groom slipping the ring on the brides finger

Frequently Asked Questions

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: Who are the best North Rhine-Westphalia wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top North Rhine-Westphalia 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 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you...Read more
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to...Read more

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