Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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!

Phuket Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Asia photographers 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. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, documentary-style elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
July 7th, 2020
Private Farm, Brazil Elopement Photography | The bride and groom, together with their brothers and family
July 6th, 2020
Palazzo Goldoni, Chioggia (Venice) Elopement Photographer | The groom is waiting for the bride at the ceremony venue
July 6th, 2020
Ribaritsa, Bulgaria Elopement Photographer | the ceremony took place on a green lawn and surrounded by trees

Elopement Photographers for Small Thailand Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Phuket 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.

Members are ready to document any town hall, small, DIY - do it yourself, 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, symbolic, religious, 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 Phuket Couples

10 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Phuket, Thailand wedding photographs by Siwanat Phongbunkumlarp

In 2012, Siwanat Phongbunkumlarp (Prince) was a finalist for the Thailand Photography Contest by L'Officiel. Great lighting and emotion are always the main components in his work. Adventurous traveling is in his soul. He never hesitates to position himself in a challenging spot to capture an exceptional picture. He is now based in Phuket and travels for assignments worldwide. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Wasan Chirdchom photographs journalistic weddings in Thailand with his camera.

My name is Wasan Chirdchom. I start shooting first time when I attended the photography degree in the University in 2004. I remember my first experience of using the camera. I fall in love with it, and I understand that to take a good photo is not only have a good equipments or know how to use the camera, more than that you need to put your feeling and thought together to how you want to present this photo to other people.This is one of the reason why I choose to study in photography degree in the university to become a professional photographer and now my dream became true Phuketphotography is my photograph studio from my passionIn my opinion,good photo is the perfection of combine a good painting and video together. It means that I like to draw pictures underneath each picture to see life as it looks. This is my conclusion of how I want to present my photos. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Liam Collard is a Thailand wedding photographer in Asia.

Liam Collard’s innovative photojournalistic style combined with his creative lighting expertise and enthusiasm to work closely with “to be” bride and grooms, offers the perfect combination for couples looking for extraordinary wedding photography. Liam has gained global recognition for his award-winning work, accolades with both “Fearless Photographers” and “Junebug Weddings“, having photographed weddings in destinations across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America, numerously featured in both on an offline editorials including high-profile bridal publications. As your chosen wedding day photographer, Liam will use his distinctive reportage style and high contrast dramatic lighting, creatively and unobtrusively capturing evocative images of every fleeting moment throughout your very special day. Based in Phuket, Thailand for most of the year, and in London over the European Summer, Liam is happy to travel anywhere in the world to document your love story. His talent will capture you beautifully and radiating in every one of his perfectly composed photographs, providing you with an artistic portfolio celebrating your unique wedding day and your love for one another. Liam’s most popular wedding day destinations: Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai, Greece, Singapore, Bali and the United Kingdom. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
London wedding photographer Stam Chananakhon
Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Full time destination wedding photographer from Asia - Aht Yomyai

I am a full time wedding photographer with over 10 years experience making sure nothing gets missed on your big day. My style is documentary wedding photography or wedding photojournalist, I capturing the true story on your wedding day without too much interruption you, your friends, by posing, I love to shoot the real emotion as it happens on your big day [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Phuket wedding photographer Daniel Baci of Thailand Asia

Photographer, filmmaker, and owner at Luxury Events Thailand one of the leading wedding & event planning companies in Thailand since 2008. “I'm a simple man, yet complex with many layers of creative energy.” I started my career in the wedding business here in Thailand in 2011 with just a borrowed camera, $1000usd in my bank and a dream to now owning one of the most successful destination wedding photography & videography businesses in Thailand and as of 2018 I became the new owner of one of the leading LUXURY wedding & event planning businesses in Thailand open since 2008. I am based in Phuket, but I also serve other cities and islands in Thailand: Koh Samui, Krabi, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, and more cities all area Asia. I have had the pleasure of capturing weddings in Samui island well over 100 times in the past 10 years, in fact, it is like a 2nd home to me. I have also traveled around the world photographing & filming weddings over the year in such places as Hong Kong, Bali, Italy, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
London documentary wedding photographer -  Chaiyasith Junjuerdee, of England

I fell in love with the moments I saw through my lens…this is the reason that makes me become a visual storyteller. Back to the very first step, my shooting journey has begun with techniques and shooting tips like everyone who loves taking photos. Practices…trainings…lessons…are my daily life since I was a student of architecture and design. My shooting passion also drove me to live and learn in London which gives me opportunities to explore the perspective of my lens. Step by step throughout the journey in London, I got a chance to work with the leading professional photographer of wedding photojournalist of the UK. My chance also wide opened for the fashion shoot. It’s come with opportunities which let me explore more on the photography road map to work with leading magazines and do advertising photoshoot for the famous brands in various industries. During the time, I also had chances to do portrait photography for individuals, couples, families, friends. I’ve learned a lot more about how to capture the very touchy-feely moments from portrait shooting. I am still learning from every shot that I take to continue my visual storytelling journey. For me, all chances were not just a chance, they were significant experiences that have made me believe that a photographer is an engaged storyteller who has a trained, creative, and talented eye to see a photographic opportunity and make a decision for the moment. With the strong feeling and belief that every moment is precious and perfect in itself, I wish I will put myself more engaged in demonstrating the moments like creating genuine art…to tell the story from time to time Today, it’s more than 10 years of shooting experience, there is ONE THING that I’ve found. This ONE THING has never changed, and this ONE THING makes me believe in what I do and make me be who I am. This ONE THING is THE TRUE MOMENT. It is real. It happens only once. It stays forever. Therefore, for me, a perfect photo is a capture of the TRUE MOMENT which will keep and tell the story. TRUE MOMENT is my inspiration for shooting every single photo. It’s not just a shooting style…it’s beyond a signature…it is my honest to capture the once in a lifetime moment that I fell in love since the beginning and I will continue my journey as a man who loves capturing the moments. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Beijing actual day wedding photography by Vincent MA of China

I love to tell stories, so wedding photojournalism was a natural fit when I turned my passion into my profession in 2006 (Co-founder of the Magic Wedding photography studio). But, even though my focus is on the moment, I strive to make those moments full of grace and beauty.14 years of photojournalistic experiences are impressive. Hundreds of weddings photographed all around the world. My specialty is creative documentary photography, weaving moments into my images that are iconic symbols of the day. With a background in photojournalism, I am a storyteller at heart and have been recognized internationally for my work. [Beijing Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)
New York City is the home of wedding photographer Tachpasit Kunaporn, a wedding expert

Tachpasit is a Thai photographer who is deeply passionate about photography. He has been shooting for more than 6 years back in Thailand and pursue his dream here in New York City and he has just graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2017. He's experienced in both studio and outdoor shooting but mainly focusing on narrative of wedding. He is a professional wedding photographer for lot of clients and celebrities when he was in Thailand. He was nominated as one of the winners from Asahi Thailand Fine Art Photography Contest in 2011. One of his works has been published in CRP&A (Center for Railroad Photography and Art) in the United States. [Bangkok Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (USD)
Narin Nirundarangkul is a Thailand-based photographer, serving weddings mainly in Krabi, Phuket, Lanta,

Narin Nirundarangkul, better known by his Thai nickname ‘Lin’, is a Thailand-based wedding photographer, serving mainly in Krabi, Phuket, Lanta, Phi-Phi, Samui, Hua-Hin, Pattaya, and Bangkok. A combination of 12 years of experience, his passion for his work, his skills, together with his friendly personality led him on the road to success and he has become one of the best wedding photographers in Thailand. He has done over a hundred destination weddings in Thailand from clients all over the world, he has continued to develop and perfect his skills, enabling him to offer his clients the finest services and deliver truly unique portfolios of photographs that you will treasure forever. In 2014, after gaining 10 years of experience in Thailand, he decided to take a new journey to New York City, where he was continuing to photograph whilst simultaneously appreciating people of different culture from all around the world. Lin was also a press photographer and videographer in major events such as MBFW (New York Fashion Week S/S15), MET gala 2014, Tribeca Film Festival 2014, Clinton Global Initiative 2014, etc., for Vogue, Pix11, local/online magazines, etc., and was expanding his skill in fashion industry, collaborating with model agencies. In 2015, after a year of gaining experience, Lin relocated back to Thailand and has been continuing his services mainly in Krabi, Phuket, Lanta, Phi Phi, Samui, and also still serving in NYC and Boston occasionally. Lin is a member of two of the biggest worldwide wedding photography associations: Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP). Both associations maintain the highest standard when it comes to professional wedding photographers around the world. This demonstrates that he has both the talent and determination to be an excellent and trusted wedding photographer. His unique and innovative photography, combined with the strong passion for his work, will guarantee you beautiful, professional photographs to treasure forever. [Krabi Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
300 (USD)

Wedding Venues from Phuket

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Janet & Ervin

Janet & Ervin

Photo by Vincent MA

"Thank you to Vincent and his team for capturing our wedding day so perfectly! It wasn’t an easy job, I know! We gave you very little guidance on what we wanted and what was going to happen during our fun but chaotic wedding. But you went ahead and improvised when needed and the memories you captured are so real and wonderful! It was everything I had hoped for and more!"

Alex&Shira

Alex & Shira

Photo by Vincent MA

Dear Vincent: Thank you so much for capturing the best day of our lives...We are so grateful to you and your team for your dedication and professionalism. These little gifts are just a small token of appreciation to you for giving us the souvenirs of your wedding that will last a lifetime.