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!

South Aegean Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of South Aegean, Greece

Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini

South Aegean Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Europe 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, 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 Greece Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small South Aegean 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, town hall, pop-up, 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 modern, unique, casual, 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 South Aegean Couples

6 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)
Carlos Porfírio is a Lisbon-based documentary-style wedding and elopement photographer. Carlos serves couples getting married all around Portugal as a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA.

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)
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)

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)

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. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (GBP)
London wedding photographer Stam Chananakhon

My name is Stam, one half of "Liam Collard Photography" documentary wedding photography duo based in London. We love photographing compelling real moments for our wedding couples across the world. We are obsessed french bulldog owners and passport stamp collectors that have worked at destination weddings in over 15 different countries. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (GBP)

Wedding Elopement Picture Stories from South Aegean

View WedElope Image Galleries from Small Weddings and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - South Aegean

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

WPJA Communiqué: Features
Not everyone has a lagoon or glacier next door, but there's no rule saying you can't have a small wedding in the great outdoors. Take advantage of natural sunshine and that open, airy feeling and give your guests some room to breathe! LESS IS MORE Instead of hemming your guests in on all sides, give them some elbow room, and legroom, too. There's no need to induce claustrophobia when you've got a wide, open space. Let your guests take in the view, especially if you've got a spectacular one. You...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that mean all the attention has to be on you as well? FROM VOWS TO CHITCHAT, WHICH REMAINS SACRED? Traditional weddings often require some degree of performance on the part of the couple, whether that is in the form of reciting...Read more
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...Read more
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...Read more
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and even personal preference.Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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!!!

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!

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!

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!!!

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!

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!

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!!

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!

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!!