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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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!

Santorini Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Santorini, South Aegean

Santorini Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Greece 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 because of current covid 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 elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

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September 26th, 2020
Green T. House, Beijing, China Wedding Ceremony Image | the bride and groom wanted a wedding that doesn’t belong to any kind of cultural gene

Elopement Photographers for Small South Aegean Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Santorini 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 courthouse, DIY - do it yourself, 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 outdoor, romantic, 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 Santorini Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Giorgos Galanopoulos was born in Athens in 1968. He works on the island of Santorini, Greece. He is a professional photographer and cinematographer, whose work has been exhibited at the art gallery in Galanopoulos since 1986. [Santorini Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)

My name is Elena Haralabaki and I am a professional wedding photographer. I absolutely love photography as it's giving me the creative fulfillment that I seek in my everyday life! I studied photography at the University of Athens (T.E.I.) and further added to my photographic skills by continuing studies at 'Academia di Belle Arti di Venezia'. I am a recognized with more than 100 award - winning photos over the last years. That means, that I constantly deliver photos and services with consistency at the very highest level, always passionate for more meaningfully amazing photos that fill you with life and emotions. [Athens Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Athens wedding photography by Panagiotis Kounoupas of Attica, Greece

My background as a dance photographer reflects to my wedding photography too. My approach to photographing your wedding is to cover discreetly all your important moments without directing you and without intervening in the course of the event, in order to tell your story just as you lived it. Such a day is full of intense sentiments, joy, tears, emotions, all of which I seek with my camera. I love destination weddings and I am willing to travel anywhere. I have photographed in many greek islands (Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Skiathos, Hydra, Kefalonia, Kea (Tzia), Rhodes, Corfu, Sifnos, Naxos, etc) and abroad (France and Switzerland). [Athens Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)
Athens wedding photography by Manos Skoularikos of Attica Greece

My photographic journey starts a bit differently than usual, by not “owning a camera since I was young” but by a hobby, I used to have since I was little. The curiosity of observation. I always loved to observe people, their surroundings and fill my eyes with pictures and colors. 
And this simply because a thousand words, emotions, smells as well as music and melodies can fit into a photograph.
 The biggest part of my cinematic style was formed by my love for cinema. 

Last but not least music played a big part in me becoming a photographer. Believe it or not, photographs have music within them. Looking at a photograph that evokes emotion is the same as listening to a song that evokes an emotion and these can be combined into one/become one: a photograph that brings to mind a melody or a song.
 In conclusion, I found a way to transform all the songs that created pictures in my mind by capturing little but significant moments of life.
 I used to compose music, but when I stopped I had to find a way to bring out all these images in mind, and that’s how my journey into photography begins. [Athens Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Lisbon documentary wedding photography by Carlos Porfírio of Portugal

I was born in Luanda, Africa, and I lived there until I was 10 years old, a time when I moved to Portugal. I've started my career working as a designer and web designer in an advertising company, but quickly I noticed that I was missing a very important part of my nature - to be connected to people and all the emotions related. I then studied the direction of photography and worked for a while in TV, fiction, advertising, as well as contributing as a freelancer photographer in different agencies. Since then, I've been connected and inspired by different people, places, and cultures, by a simple smile, a color, or just with mother nature in its state of the art. I work professionally in the wedding industry for more than 12 years, on behalf of Laranja Metade [Half Orange] brand, as a parallelism to those looking for their soul mate (the half part). In the past years more as Destination Wedding Photographer. I want to be true and honest when I document a wedding. To observe and write creatively all the feelings related to the key and unexpected moments, in a natural way. I will be honoured to embrace this journey with you. [Lisbon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Photo of a Kythnos, Greece bride and groom walking down the aisle

Sophie & Vagelis

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

One of a kind! Manos your work is every word of your motto. I believe that If someone is looking for a photographer to take photos at their event, then Manos you are most probably not that guy. But If they want someone to capture the moments, the stories, the emotions, then I cannot recommend you enough! For us, the memories from our wedding might have been different had we chosen someone else; and this is a such a special quality!

Wedding photo of friends shaving the groom in Athens, Greece

Haris & Georgina

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

When we first saw our wedding photos, we relived the day, moment to moment and all that thanx to you and your lovely images! You are a true artist and a flawless professional! We couldn’t have made a better choice! Friendly, smiley, easy to approach, discreet, with the most beautiful view and photographic approach to little moments happening around you. “You are simply the best... better than all the rest…" You are surely the photographer that speaks to our hearts!

Vari, Athens, Greece bride and father walking down the aisle

Apostolis & Chrysanthi

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

Manos thank you for the lovely moments that you captured in your photos and this way we can keep them alive forever! We will work together again soon!!!

Plaka, Athens groom preparation photography before the wedding ceremony

Bill & Mariko

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

Manos thank you for turning the happiest moments of our lives into wonderful photos that will accompany us forever!! I cannot think of a title that could describe that better than +capturing moments+ !! Keep capturing moments and feelings in your own imaginative and creative way!

Chalkida, Greece Ktima Boureli wedding photography of the bride and groom with bouquet of flowers.

David & Julie

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

Manos, we are more than happy with your great work! When we saw the photos, we were so excited and it was like we lived our wedding day again. You really capture the moments and the feelings of this day. Apart from an amazing photographer you are a great guy and we highly recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! Keep up the good work!

Saronida, Athens, Greece wedding venue photography of the bride and groom at Lake Vouliagmeni

Thomas & Irene

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

Magnificent work! Every time we look at our wedding photos, we realise that you have managed to capture in detail, all of our small and big moments of the most beautiful night of our lives! Thank you for being there with us!

Chloe & Jim

Photo by Panagiotis Kounoupas

"Dear Panagiotis, We hope this email finds you well. Firstly, we apologise for taking so long to write - it has actually taken us this long to put into words how much we love the wedding photographs! We have spent hours and hours looking at them all, and each time it just gets better. I watch the slideshow every single day, and show it to everyone I see! Your photos are absolutely amazing. We had high hopes for them, but you have exceeded our expectations by far, and we couldn't be happier with them all. We want to thank you for your hard work - both on the day and for all the editing in the weeks after. We are so grateful for the wonderful memories you have given us. We will treasure the photos and videos forever, and are thrilled that we can keep re-living the day with all our family and friends who couldn't be there. Aside from the fantastic quality of your work, we want to thank you personally. You are a true professional and it was a pleasure to work with you, from the first day we met in Athens, until we received all the pictures here in Dubai. You have consistently reassured us with your reliability and positive attiude, your passion for your work, and your quick replies to endless emails! Your calm personality made our wedding day truly enjoyable, and it is a testament to your huge talent that you were able to take so many hundreds of photos with us barely realising you were there! Our parents share our sentiments, and also want to thank you for being the perfect wedding photographer. We wish you all the best, and hope at some point you have a chance to take a holiday and relax! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year, Best Regards, " Chloe & Jim - Wedding in Spetses island

Athens, Greece groom preparation photography.

Chronis & Mary

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

Amazing work that exceeded our expectations!! The photos are so alive and full of spontaneity that awake wonderful memories and emotions! Manos thank you for your discretion and your beautiful aesthetic! Thanks to you we can relive all those precious moments of our special day!!

Diana & Basil

Photo by Panagiotis Kounoupas

Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photos. We are so happy that we decided to have you do the photography for our wedding. We had very high expectations of the type of photos we wanted and you definitely met these. During the entire process you have been extremely professional accommodating and friendly and it was truly a pleasure to work with you. We appreciate that you came out to Corfu for the weekend of our wedding and appreciate the extra attention by bringing in Thomas. We wish you every success for the future , and are so happy that you played such an important part at our wedding. Regards.

bride and groom first dance at their wedding in Pyrgos Petreza, Athens, Greece

Marios & Andriani

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

You exceeded every expectation!! it goes without saying that our pictures were awesome but one thing that we really wanted was to not be pestered for pictures all day. You did a great job blending in and managed to take the stress out of everything. You were fantastic, giving direction where needed but not over the top. The photos capture the feeling of the day and we are glad we chose you! Bless you Manos!!

Photo of groomsmen drinking wine during the wedding ceremony in Varobopi, Greece

Nick & Thalia

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

Manos you made us feel like home from our very first meeting!
 The truth is that the thought of getting photographed always made us feel uncomfortable and we believed that we wouldn’t meet the expectations and that you would be “tortured”! 
 But with your guidance, patience and discreetness the result surpassed our expectations!

 The way you use the natural surroundings is unique!
 We were really impressed on how focused you were on your job We found a professional and a friend in the same person! 
Magnificent, unique photos!
 Photographer of our hearts thank you for everything from the very depth of our hearts!
 T' es magnifique!!!