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!

Prague Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Europe 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
May 22nd, 2020
Hull Guildhall, East Yorkshire, UK Elopement Picture Story | The bride and groom arrive for their wedding ceremony at the Hull Guildhall
May 22nd, 2020
Ladies Beach, Nantucket Island, MA Elopement Photographer | The couple exchanged vows at Ladies Beach with waves crashing on the shore
May 22nd, 2020
New York City - Queens Borough Hall Elopement Photographer | With a handful of close friends and family, the young couple were wed in the Queens Borough Hall in New York City.

Elopement Photographers for Small Czech Republic Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Prague 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 quick, 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 non-traditional, religious, 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 Prague Couples

4 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Matous Barta photographs weddings and elopement for engaged couples in Czech Republic and Prague.

My name is Matouš Bárta and I’m a wedding photographer. I have not been one ever since and I did not dream of becoming one when I was six. Nor did dream of becoming a dustman. The future lay ahead of me in the great unknown, and it was the right way. My dear father, just like almost everyone at that time, used to take and develop photographs in our bathroom. For me this ritual was an inseparable part of my childhood. Sometimes I would join my father in the red dusk and watch pictures appear under the magnifier, which used to belong to my grandfather. My dad used a Zenit E – it was light sealed with carpet tape and it had to be rewind with surgical precision in order to avoid breaking the film. I used to use the very same Zenit when I started taking pictures myself at the age of fifteen with the plan to study Photography in Brno and much earlier than that I have begun observing the world around me. Now I’m twice as old, married to a great, loving wife and have two children and two cats. And I make a living as a professional photographer. To me that was something absolutely inconceivable fifteen years ago. While at school, I read a lot and attempted writing short stories. I never, however, got in it deep enough so that I would be happy with the result. Only later I found out that I do not have to be a writer in order to tell stories. All those skills that I missed while writing, I already possessed. Just in a slightly different area. Just like one can master a foreign language by learning to think in it, in the same way, through all those years I’ve been looking at and perceiving images that surrounded me, I also learned to see the world in pictures. The composition, the timing, the structure of the photography reaches me somehow subconsciously. Every wedding is different and has its unique story to tell. Every place has its own spirit and every human being changes and spices up the atmosphere with their presence. When shooting, my mind is completely clear. I don’t know what will happen and what the location will look like, all I know that I'm in there, I’m a part of it and I shall catch it in the photos. The photos, despite being still and mute, (and perhaps because of that) have the ability to capture the atmosphere and story in a completely unique way. Where I am today is the result of my life journey. The fact that you are getting married is the result of yours. I will be delighted to put into practice all I have learned in my journey in order to tell your unique story. [Prague Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (EUR)
Czech Republic Wedding Photography by Kurt Vinion, a Prague Photographer..

On most weekends you can find Kurt capturing weddings and portrait sessions for discerning clients from around the world. His clean, sleek style is a combination of his award-winning photojournalism background (NYT, GETTY IMAGES) and his ability to see and use light in a creative, artistic way. Kurt's approach: to artistically capture how you felt at that special moment in time. Based in Prague, Kurt regularly works throughout Europe and was chosen as the wedding photographer for the Getty wedding in Rome as well as a member of President Harmid Karzai's family during their wedding in Italy. In addition to various VIP weddings, Kurt was also the chosen photographer for no less than 6 professional wedding photographers from the US, UK, Ireland, and Spain. Though he enjoys the large weddings, Kurt is actively pursuing couples who desire to have an intimate experience where in addition to having their weddings captured, they also have a day and or night time portrait session to create a body of work that will both impress and wow their family & friends. This type of session (reportage and a mixture of art directed night time portraits) is not for everyone but for those who invest in this style – they are never let down. Kurt is a 2 x 1st Place winner in The Best of Photojournalism for his magazine & news reporting. He has also won many other international prizes for his reportage & documentary work. His work has been internationally exhibited in: New York City, London, Prague, and his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. A proud member of the WPJA since the summer of 2018 [Prague Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (EUR)
Prague wedding photography by Stepan Vrzala of Czech Republic

When I started university, I got a camera from my brother. I instantly fell in love with photography and within a year, I bought myself a "pro" camera and started shooting for a local fashion agency. It was a great job for a student and I learned so much about working with light and people, as well as all the editing, colors and composition. While I enjoyed the job I was aiming for a more photo journalistic approach in my shoots. Later, a friend called me and asked if I can shoot at a wedding. It was a life changing experience for me. I really enjoyed the shoot and later on I started to get calls from newlywed friends and friends of their friends... It was like an avalanche and I became fully immersed in the world of wedding photography. That was seven years ago. At the same time, I was deeply interested in yoga and zen and I was searching for the same approach in photography - creating a simple, clean and highly polished look, but still far away from overdone image alteration. I believe a good shot must stand on it's own and not on effects added in postproduction. Photojournalistic way of shooting works for me: I love to get the essence of the moment, to catch the magic of people’s interactions and emotions, as well as the atmosphere of the locations themselves. And I must admit I also love to hear my clients talk about how the images bring them back in time and make them re-live the best moments once again. I do not cover only weddings, I use my talent and experience to capture the beauty in life all around. I shoot people in love and their kids. I shoot portraits and I shoot bikes too. Don't laugh. Biking is a part of my life and naturally, I'm the one with a camera. Around the house or in Italy at the races, I shoot it. Actually, capturing racing bikers provided me a fantastic training to capture the peak of the moment. The other thing I deeply appreciate is architecture. I am glad for all the shoots for hi-end magazines, hotels and restaurants. Every new location brings in inspiration and I like to watch and study how the light changes the look and feel of the place. In a certain way, it affects my wedding photography too. I can quickly find the right spot and perspective to let the energy of the venue come alive in the shoot. It all just clicks. When not shooting, I spend most of my time with my friends and family, walking the dog in the forest and meadows. I read books, travel, visit art exhibitions, work on my bike and sometimes I visit my parents in the countryside and help them with the greenhouse. I bike, ski and swim. Life is good:) [Prague Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (EUR)
Vienna small wedding and elopement photographer Michele Agostinis of Austria

After 8 years working for a prestigious Venetian newspaper and several International reporting assignments in Latin America and Africa, Agostinis focused his attention on Wedding Photography and International Events throughout Europe. Member of Italian Journalist Association since 2009, he speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish. [Vienna Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Petra & Jirka

Photo by Matouš Bárta

Hi Matouš, I cannot even describe my enthusiasm for the photos you've made for us! It is a perfect documenting of our beautiful day and together with Luboš you have created a wonderful reminder of the whole wedding. I'm so glad that we chose exactly you and I have to say I deeply appreciate your work. Not just because of the photos that are amazing, but also because your professional and especially human approach. Thank you also for the little something that you surprised, touched and pleased us with. (by the way, the flash disk is really great). Once again, thank you very much from both of us! We will continue to recommend you!

Vrtbovska zahrada, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe wedding ceremony ring exchange photography

Rebecca and George

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

My husband, George, and I would like to tell you what an awesome job you did for our wedding. They are absolutely stunning!!! The photos are beyond my expectation! You are truly wonderful and talented, and have done a spectacular job. Words can't describe how happy we are with your work. You really captures the spirit and the feeling of that day and gave us some everlasting memories. Every time we look at the pictures, those great memories come right back. We have received so many wonderful compliments that people often ask to hire you and sad to find out you are not in the US. The photo book you made for us was very special and of high quality. It showcased our wedding so well that it allowed us to share those special moments with our friends who were not there. It will certainly become a family treasure for years to come. Thank you again and we truly appreciate your exceptional work. ,

Europe Wedding Photography for Florence | Bride and Groom Cutting the Cake

Isabel & Josef

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Hi Stepan, It's hard to express in words how unbelievable your photos were! You really were fantastic :) Thank you so much for being our wedding photographer. Throughout the process, from discussing ideas with you in the months of preparation to choosing photos for our album afterwards – you've been a pleasure to work with. While our wedding only lasted one day, we are so glad that we'll have your photographs to remember it by for the rest of our lives. You are such an artist, and you truly captured the essence and feeling of the day. We've received so many compliments from our family and friends on the photographs, and we honestly can't stop looking through the album you made us! Thanks again for being such a special part of our wedding. Josef and I were thinking that it might be nice to have an extra session with you on our first anniversary. It wouldn't have to be the exact day, but we thought it would be cool to have photos from you one year later. Let me know what you think :) Thanks again! Isabel

Julia & Sergio

Photo by Kurt Vinion

Thank you so much for your help on our wedding day. You are the best photographer a bride & groom could ask for. Your relaxed and kind hearted nature made us both feel so comfortable on the day and the lead up. You captured some very special moments that Julia and I will treasure forever. Our album is AMAZING! We have said it before and will say it again - You are the best!!!!!!

Europe Wedding Photography for Lake Como | Bride and Groom walking

Sharon & David

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Stepan, thank you for making our wedding day and photo shoots so amazing. Thanks to you we have the pictures to remember. With pleasure, Sharon & David

Hanka & Roman

Photo by Matouš Bárta

Matouš, thank you for wonderful photos. We are excited about how you've been able to capture the atmosphere of the whole day and with what creativity you have approached the photographing, whether technically or aesthetically. They are exactly like we wanted them to be and we will be glad to contact you again in the future.

St. Ludmila Church, Prague, Czech Republic wedding ceremony photography

Maggy & Eric

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Words can't express how thrilled we are with your photos! You captured our day perfectly and the range of emotions that we experienced that day. Our friends and family also can't get enough of the pictures; we receive so many compliments on your beautiful work. Both of our parents display the photos all over their houses, and our grandparents, aunts and uncles have all requested copies. When we were choosing a photographer for our wedding, we really wanted someone whose work was artistic and unique; your portfolio not only met, but exceeded that requirement. Thank you, also, for being so wonderful to work with. We really enjoyed getting to know you over email prior to meeting you in person, and especially appreciated your willingness to listen to our thoughts and ideas. During our engagement session, we were so impressed that you were able to make us feel comfortable not only with you, but with being photographed. That's not easy to do for us, as we're both a little camera-shy. Thank you again for an amazing experience. We love to look at our wedding book and remember Prague and all the special moments from that week. If you're ever in NYC or in the New England area, we'd love to have you photograph our family - if we have kids at that time. :) There's no one that could do it better than you! Or, we could just visit Prague again and come to you. Either way, it would mean a lot to us to work with you again.

Anne & Karol

Photo by Matouš Bárta

You are an excellent photographer and we are very happy that you was with us on our wedding day. During the pre-wedding shoot, we got to know you and your style of work better. You are very subtle in your way of working and your photos capture the atmosphere perfectly. On our wedding day, you captured details and moments we would have easily missed. On this very hectic day, you were really calm and supportive. Your photos are unique, authentic and capture the atmosphere really well. Looking through them always brings us back to that day. Anne and Karol

Jossy & Jiri

Photo by Matouš Bárta

Dear Matous, Thank you very much for capturing our wedding so beautifully, you captured every moment so elegantly and full of radiance. All the pictures are perfect and met our expectations. Thank you for making these beautiful memories come alive through your camera. You are awesome!

Wedding toast photography with bride and groom during reception.

Klara & Jeff

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

We are so happy we hired you to photograph our wedding day. When we saw samples of your work on your website we were certain you could deliver what we wanted, but the actual results completely exceeded our expectations. We love the lighting, colours and framing in every photo. The candid shots during our wedding breakfast are wonderful, particularly during the speeches – they really take me back to those moments. We felt comfortable with you throughout the day and loved your ideas for a photo session roaming around Prague to make use of the stunning picturesque backgrounds. The city is so close to my heart and is captured forever as a main player of one of the most special days in my life. Speaking of special days – we gave birth to our beautiful daughter last November and would love to have you take some photos of her when we’re next in Prague! Keep up the good work. We will always recommend you to anyone who needs an approachable, competent, professional and fantastically talented photographer.

Fine Art Tirtha Bridal Wedding at Bali by film wedding photographer Stepan Vrzala

Stella & Sherman

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Dear Stepan, The photos are fantastic!!! We really like them! Thank you so much. Best Regards, Stella & Sherman