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. 

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Poland Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Poland, Europe

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Poland Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our 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!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Europe Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Poland 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 DIY - do it yourself, courthouse, small, 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, unique, 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 Poland Couples

14 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Lodzkie and Lodz wedding and elopement photography by Piotr Maksa, of Poland

Since I can remember, always I was attracted to various forms of artistic expression. I always had to create something. It was music and playing the guitar. It was also painting and drawing. Although my first camera I bought about 25 years ago, my professional career pushed me over a dozen years in a completely different direction. I entered the world of photography shyly as an amateur photographer. For years it was just my hobby. However, with time it absorbed me completely. First amateur reportages and working with people. Also wedding reportages. First at friends' place. Then the first payable orders. I became addicted to it and decided to take care of photography professionally. Actually a trivial story that changed my life. During every reportage or session, I feel a positive energy, which pushes me to act. Working out my own style. Now I photograph weddings at home and all over the world, and still meet new and wonderful people. Wedding photography is my passion and way of life. Since 2018 I have been a proud member of this prestigious organization. [Lodz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
800 (EUR)

Can wedding photography be good photography? Can wedding photos be true? Can a photographer take pictures of weddings? As a wedding photographer, I believe that it is. That's why for over 10 years I have been doing my best to let people who trust me receive a remarkable memento of their wedding. Will my photos move you? I can not guarantee it, but the fact that it has been repeatedly awarded (among others by an international organization associating the best wedding photographers in the world - WPJA) or published (including by New York's BRIDES MAGAZINE) means that there is such a risk . Where do I photograph? Krakow, Warsaw, Rzeszów, Kielce, Łódź, Zakopane - these are just a few of the larger cities in which I carried out wedding sessions. Distance does not matter. I live in Krakow, but I will go anywhere. I invite you to familiarize yourself with my portfolio, and if you want to see the latest photos or learn something about wedding photography then also look at the blog. [Krakow Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (EUR)

Wedding photography is an area in which we have been specializing for years. We know how to capture fleeting and unique moments from your wedding and record them on photographs that, after many years, will still recall memories and be a remarkable reminder. We approach each couple individually, taking into account her expectations and ideas. We always try to make the wedding photography fully reflect the emotions and feelings that accompany you on this special day. During the whole wedding reportage - from preparations, to oczepin - we are together with you. We use a variety of lenses, different focal lengths, which, combined with different looks at a given moment, ensures multitude and a large variety of frames. We work all over the country and we are able to reach even the farthest corners of Europe. Since 2008, we belong to the Wedding Photojournalist Association - an international association that brings together the best photographers specializing in wedding coverage. [Mielec Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)

Photography is Bartosz's passion and for last few years photography has also been his profession. He graduated to Silesian University of Technology and also the European Photo Academy (EAF) in Warsaw. He concentrates on aesthetic and technical matters. His pictures were awarded in WPJA & (AG)WPJA competitions. He speaks Polish, English and Russian and he is willing to travel. [Bytom Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)

Wedding photography allows you to return to Emotions and Moments that accompanied your wedding day. It is a story recorded in wedding reportage. Wedding photos that I perform at the wedding give a real atmosphere and are performed without artificial pretending and directing. I always approach each shot and entire wedding reportage. My wedding photos watched years later in the wedding album may be transferred to the world of memories reflecting as faithfully as possible the wedding day on which I took pictures. [Lower Silesian Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
600 (EUR)

I suppose none of us remembers how it all began. At the beginning it was just random encounters, which slowly turned into a regular dating. Many times we parted just to be able to throw again in each other's arms. When did I first realize that it would be the love of my life? At my sister's wedding – then for the first time invited her for such an important family event. Then I realized how much joy we can give to others. That was twelve years ago, since then not letting her arms, still trying to make it was a "happily ever after" - me and my lady Photography. You already know our story, and now a few words about me. Apart being a photographer, I am also: a little Teo's and not so little anymore Franek's dad, vegan and a runner, passionate about the loud music and good food, and above all, almost crazy in love! [Krakow Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
500 (EUR)

I have been involved in photo sessions as well as wedding reportage photography and outdoor for many years. The "Wedding Photojournalist Association" (WPJA) testify to the fact that "I know what I'm doing" is a testimony to members of the international association of wedding photographers. I usually do wedding pictures in and around Lodz, because I live here. However, I am not afraid of traveling, which is why I am happy to take a look at wedding pictures in Warsaw or other beautiful places in our country. Therefore, I invite you to look at my portfolio and (maybe) see you soon! [Lodz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
500 (EUR)
Bartosz Chrzanowski wedding photographer from Koszalin, Poland

I started my adventure with photography from working in small editorial offices. The first publications appeared over 10 years ago. With time, I began to receive inquiries about the possibility of photographing weddings. It was something new for me, that's why I was eager to get interested in this field of photography. Now it's been 8 years since I've been photographing weddings. It is a great pleasure and honor for me that clients are still deciding on my services. Aside from wedding photography, I also work on my small documentary photography projects. In my career, I had three exhibitions of street photography. [West Pomeranian Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (EUR)
Surrey wedding photography by Katie Roberts of England United Kingdom

I have always loved the still image. From a young age, I took control of the camera on holidays and family events, and this continued through my teens – earning me the nickname ‘Paparazzi’ among my friends. I have always loved capturing the natural, unposed, unforced moments, when people are at their most comfortable. This candid, reportage style of photography continues in my work; I love to evoke emotion in the viewer and make them look twice at the finished image. I like to work quietly around the fringes of the scene, capturing precious moments without the subject realising. So I spend the majority of shoots in a ghost-like fashion, only making my voice heard for the occasional family composition. I hope to make my shoots as much fun for the client as possible, just giving occasional direction and letting the natural laughter, love, and smiles just happen. Capturing images that stand the test of time. I have been featured in blogs and magazines and look forward to the wedding stories to come in the future! [Surrey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (GBP)

My name is Emil and I am a professional documentary wedding photographer. Currently based in Wolverhampton where I live with my wife and 3 children, but I photograph weddings and elopements all over the UK and abroad. My photography style is pure documentary (also referred to as candid, natural or reportage wedding photography) with no direction/interference as I firmly believe that your wedding day belongs to you and your family and photographer should not interfere with it. I will never ask anyone to stop, smile and look at the camera. Documenting weddings from different cultures - including Sikh Weddings, Muslim wedding ceremonies, Hindu weddings, and traditional European church wedding is something that I really enjoy. I am Polish/Canadian with over 25 years of experience, including reportage work for newspapers in Canada and Poland. Covered destination weddings and events in Canada, Poland, France, Spain Italy, and the UK. [Wolverhampton Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1550 (GBP)
London, England elopement and wedding reportage photos by Marta Ilardo, of the United Kingdom

I started photographing weddings as a way to support myself while doing my MA in photography (more years ago then I care to admit) and it stayed with me, more or less thorough all these years. I enjoy taking part in the happiest day of a couple’s life, documenting all the fleeting moments and details. Documenting is a key word here - I don’t want to script your day, choreograph your joy - instead I try to be in the moment, very present, so I don’t miss anything. I give you your space and just wander around with the camera glued to my eye. I’m quietly observing the action so I can capture it without disturbing the flow. I will give you poetic, but honest images that would hold meaning and bring back wonderful memories. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
Lisbon, Portugal Wedding Photographer Fábio Azanha

After majoring in advertising, I worked in various fields of art and communication back in my native Brazil. But it was only in wedding photojournalism that I´ve found real vocation and passion. In 2007 I was privileged to be the first Latin American photojournalist to be recognized by a prestigious WPJA. On the very day, I'm a discreet observer in search for the exact instant, applying the best technique, the right angle, the most favourable light, so that couples can hold on to the best moments of their big day. [Lisbon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Cologne Wedding Photography by Bartosz Ciesielski, of Germany

For 18 years I have been working as a freelance cinematographer on a variety of projects like short fiction, documentaries, TV series, live broadcast studio shows, music events and corporate films. I have worked for all important Polish TV stations. Since few years ago I work as a documentary wedding photographer. I love to capture true life and emotions between people and I use all my knowledge and skills to make a unique story of each wedding day. In 1991 I graduated Secondary School of Visual Arts - Photography Divison in Gdynia. In 1995 I graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz - Photography Dept. In 2001 I graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz - Cinematography Dept. [Cologne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

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Lodz, Poland

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Francine & James

Photo by Fabio Azanha

Fabio and Maria, you were an absolute pleasure to work with from the start – Customer focus: you were very happy to meet us on more than one occasion to understand how we’d like our wedding day captured and were always very prompt to answer any of our emails (and the many queries from our parents!). In particular we were really touched when you sent us sneak previews of a selection of photos while we were on honeymoon. Proactive: you visited the venues independently to scout out the locations and lighting. On the day, you also took the initiative to speak to our priest and understand when they could take discretely photos during the mass. Professional: On the day, you seamlessly blended in with our guests, adapted flexibly to the flow of the day and captured the story and the emotions of the day beautifully. We are so pleased with our album and are so grateful to you for your hard work and patience! Thanks again to you both!

Carmen & William

Photo by Fabio Azanha

We live in London and recently got married in Portugal. I can't thank you enough Maria and Fabio for all of your help. Not only did you take the most amazing pictures of our special day, but you also were great in giving us lots of useful information to plan our wedding. We would highly recommend you to any couple looking to get married! Thanks Fabio and Maria!

Katie & Graham

Photo by Lukasz Popielarczyk

Dear Lukasz, When it came to choosing a photographer for our wedding, we thought we would have a long search on our hands. With the bride herself being a professional photographer, things could have proved difficult! However, one look at your website and we looked no further. When our original plan to marry in Poland fell through, we were delighted that you agreed to travel to England – we were already so impressed with all the help you had offered in our wedding planning. From the very beginning, we felt in very capable hands; you were extremely efficient and confident in a country you did not know very well and we immediately felt comfortable with you. The few days we spent together, from our engagement session in Kidderminster, to our very long wedding day, and finally our gorgeous wedding session on the beach in Wales, were incredible. You worked so hard and you are evidently extremely passionate about your work. Your way of building relationships with clients and making photo sessions productive but very fun at the same time is fantastic. We were very sad to say goodbye to you; in the short space of time that we had got to know you we both certainly built a good relationship with you, as you were always very friendly and funny. You were even good–humoured when our wedding car broke down on the way home from Wales and we had to endure a 6-hour rescue mission back home! After the wedding we couldn’t wait to see our photographs and we have certainly not been disappointed! Lukasz, you have a wonderful ability to capture the tiniest moments that are almost forgotten after the wedding, but the images really brought those little memories flooding back. It was wonderful to see all of our images online first without having to wait for the final copies and we always got very excited when you told us we had a new gallery to view. You really did go above and beyond your duties as a wedding photographer right from the moment I sent you the first email. A very special photographer for a very special weekend, and certainly an inspiration. Best Wishes, Kate & Graham

Caroline & Adrian

Photo by Lukasz Popielarczyk

Now that things have quietened down a bit, and having just received our amazing wedding album, Adrian and I did just want to write and express our sincere thanks for all your hard work. You far exceeded all our expectations for a wedding photographer and have presented us with an exceptional range of photos that truly capture the happiness and emotions of our wedding day. You captured each moment so beautifully - from the arrival of our guests at the church to the formal family shots and our first portraits as husband and wife. You worked so quickly and inconspicuously, blending formal and informal shots brilliantly and interacting so well with both our English speaking and Polish speaking families. My Mum already has so many of your photos framed and on display around their house! The hardest part of the whole process has been selecting the 60 shots for inclusion in our wedding album when there are so many images that we loved. The album itself is stunning and was completed so quickly despite us living half way around the world! We couldn't have imagined a more wonderful record of our day. Thank you for being such an important part of our celebrations and for working so incredibly hard on our wedding - we are delighted that you agreed to travel to the UK to work with us. Planning our UK wedding from Singapore certainly presented some logistical challenges, and we really appreciate the time you spent with us on Skype and over email preparing for our big day, and for the time you spent with us in the UK during the week leading up to the wedding when we had chance to enjoy an informal engagement shoot and get to know one another. We are so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with you and certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends getting married in the UK or overseas. With all our thanks and very best wishes.

Open-air wedding ceremony. Young couple during the marriage vow at Rose Residence Zarebow, Poland

Aleksandra & Philipp

Photo by Piotr Maksa

We apologize for the delay in answering, but something was still falling out. In addition, we spent one evening watching these wonderful photos and forgot about the whole world :) Thank you very much for the material sent! The pictures are great! You can see that you have a great eye and can catch these special moments during the ceremony. The prepared report reflects the atmosphere and charm of this place and event! It all worked out beautifully. We also sent materials to our guests (we did not hide any of the pictures :)) and received very positive feedback. Some mentioned that they were very touched when looking at the photos. You gave us all a lot of emotions and awakened memories of that day.