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
October 25th, 2021
Lake Overlook Wedding Ceremony Image of a beautiful blue sky dominating the landscape
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

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 small, civil ceremony, 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 non-traditional, modern, boutique, 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

6 North Rhine-Westphalia Wedding Photographers...

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)
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)
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)
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: 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 reviews of North Rhine-Westphalia 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 North Rhine-Westphalia wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small North Rhine-Westphalia wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your North Rhine-Westphalia wedding day by.
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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