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!

Portugal Wedding Photographers

Find Your Portugal Wedding Photographer

Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Matosinhos

Portugal Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Portugal 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, Portugal documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods
January 5th, 2022
Civil Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride walking down the aisle at the civil marriage venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Portugal Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Portugal 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.

Europe WPJA members are ready to document any civil ceremony, mini, justice of the peace, 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 religious, unique, non-traditional, 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 Portugal Couples

19 Portugal Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photographer, Daniel Monteiro
2450 (EUR)
Carlos Porfírio, documentary-style wedding and elopement photographer - Laranja Metade
1650 (EUR)
BW Documentary Wedding Photographer, Paulo Castro
1550 (EUR)
Outdoor wedding photography and engagement sessions by Nuno Lima
1600 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photos by Pierrick Roland
2000 (EUR)
Weddings, engagement portrait shoots and elopement photography by Pedro Volana

Pedro Volana

Jaen in Jaen, ES *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Wedding reportage-style photography and engagements by Jawad Aslam

Jawad Aslam

Bradford in West Yorkshire, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1500 (GBP)
Wedding and elopement pictures by Jean Baptiste Duarte

Jean Baptiste Duarte

Escoire in Dordogne (24) , FR *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1290 (EUR)
Black and White Studio Portrait of Renan Radici - Wedding Photographer

Renan Radici

Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, BR *Now booking Portugal weddings.
6000 (BRL)
Wedding photographer Stam Chananakhon

Stam Chananakhon

London in London, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
3000 (GBP)

Liam Collard

London in London, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
3000 (GBP)
Bruno Montt is a Wedding and Family Photographer

Bruno Montt

Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, BR *Now booking Portugal weddings.
5000 (BRL)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1950 (USD)

Dennis Viera

in California, US *Now booking Portugal weddings.
3200 (USD)

Niamh Baldock

Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1000 (GBP)
Studio portrait of documentary wedding photographer Tomasz Budzynski of Fotosceny

Tomasz Budzynski

Warsaw in Mazowieckie, PL *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1000 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Paulina Sliwka

Paulina Sliwka

Dongen in Noord Brabant, NL *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1259 (EUR)
Ireland elopement and wedding reportage images by Val Zukowski

Val Zukowski

Dublin in Dublin, IE *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1400 (EUR)
Black and white studio portrait of documentary wedding photographer Lucio Zogno

Lucio Zogno

Palazzolo sull'Oglio in Brescia, IT *Now booking Portugal weddings.
900 (EUR)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

4000 US Dollar

Patrick Kim

Los Angeles in California, United States

Wedding Venue Pictures by Portugal Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Portugal wedding photos.

Portugal Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Portugal wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Portugal pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Portugal Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Portugal 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 Portugal wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Portugal wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Portugal 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 Portugal 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 Portugal wedding photographers for their own wedding.

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Portugal WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Whitney & Terry

Photo by Dennis Viera

Using you guys was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From our first conversation, we could tell you were friendly, easygoing people who just like to take great pictures and make your clients happy. You took the time getting to know us and our relationship so you could give us exactly what we wanted. On our wedding day you were flexible, fun, and extremely easy to work with; not that we ever had any doubts, but the pictures came out ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. We were thrilled with all the pictures...and happy to have two new friends. We love you and recommend you wholeheartedly!!!

Leuven, Belgium wedding reception venue image of the sparkler departure

Lise & Wim

Photo by Paulina Sliwka

The photos are all small masterpieces and speak for themselves; the fun, warmth, laughter, and happy tears radiate from it! We couldn't wish for a more beautiful souvenir ... Lots of love, Lise & Wim