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!

Northern Ireland Wedding Photographers

Find Your Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer

Belfast, Londonberry, Lisburn, Newtonabbey, Bangor, Craigavon, Castlereagh

Northern Ireland Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Northern Ireland 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.

United Kingdom WPJA members are ready to document any secret, justice of the peace, civil ceremony, 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, religious, outdoor, 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 Northern Ireland Couples

3 Northern Ireland Wedding Photographers...

Wedding and elopement photography by Jonathan Ryder

Jonathan Ryder

Belfast in County Antrim, GB *Now booking Northern Ireland weddings.
1595 (GBP)
Wedding and elopement photography by Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

Carrickfergus in County Antrim, GB *Now booking Northern Ireland weddings.
1500 (GBP)
United Kingdom documentary wedding photography by Dominique Shaw of York Place Studios

Dominique Shaw

London in London, GB *Now booking Northern Ireland weddings.
3500 (GBP)

Northern Ireland Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

View WedElope Image Galleries by Northern Ireland Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Northern Ireland wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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