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!

Derbyshire Wedding Photographers

Find Your Derbyshire Wedding Photographer

Derby, Chesterfield, Swadlincote

Derbyshire Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small Derbyshire Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Derbyshire 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.

East Midlands WPJA members are ready to document any justice of the peace, city hall, mini, 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, casual, symbolic, 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 Derbyshire Couples

6 Derbyshire Wedding Photographers...

UK engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Patrick Mateer
2000 (GBP)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Hollie Mateer of M and G Wedding Photography
2000 (GBP)
UK wedding reportage and elopement photography by Nicholas Haigh

Nicholas Haigh

Lincoln in Lincolnshire, GB *Now booking Derbyshire weddings.
1500 (GBP)
UK elopement wedding reportage photography by Andy Saywell

Andy Saywell

Newton in Nottinghamshire, GB *Now booking Derbyshire weddings.
800 (GBP)
Cris Lowis

Cris Lowis

Stafford in Staffordshire, GB *Now booking Derbyshire weddings.
1200 (GBP)

Derbyshire Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Derbyshire wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Derbyshire photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Derbyshire wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Derbyshire wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Derbyshire WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Elaine and David

Photo by Cris Lowis

Cris - thank you for capturing the day so amazingly. You can really see our personality through the photos. I’m so glad we booked you! We couldn’t be happier and we couldn’t recommend your services enough.