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. 

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Devon Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Devon, England

Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton

Devon Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our United Kingdom 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Devon 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 secret, justice of the peace, small, 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 intimate, outdoor, 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 Devon Couples

7 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

David Pullum Wedding and Elopement Photography for United Kingdom, England and Devon

I have been documenting weddings for 15 years and have shot more than 600 weddings. My love for creating images has captured memories that will last a lifetime for many satisfied couples. On average I photograph around 25 weddings a year both in the UK and abroad. I have photographed weddings as far afield as America and Brazil. I started photographing weddings in 2004. My local market at that time had very few wedding photographers working in Devon, and so with little to no experience of photography, I embarked on a 1-year intensive training course. After this course, I set up my own business, but have continued with my training. I regularly attend workshops in America and have also been a speaker at many of these, educating today's up and coming photographers. I have have had the pleasure of photographing the weddings of James Corden, Joe Hart, and Darren Bent. Outside of photography I am a keen cyclist and have cycled to Amsterdam from London raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. I am a husband to Anita and father to Dillon and Max. [Devon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (GBP)
United Kingdom, England and Devon are where elopement and wedding photojournalist Mike Riley can be found shooting in his reportage style..

I'm a Devon based multi-award-winning photographer shooting wherever needed for the right couple. If what I do suits you I can be there if you want me. My approach is people-centric - the wedding is all about the people, and the celebration for me. At the end of the day, my intention is to create a record for you, a description of what the day felt like from the inside. The pictures should be a reflection of who you are so that when you (or your kids in years to come) look at them you see yourself at your wedding, not some cutout couple at a generic wedding that looks like something straight out of a bridal blog. [Devon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (GBP)
United Kingdom wedding reportage photographer Anna Poole, from Devon England.

International multi-award-winning Devon wedding photographer shooting with a timeless and creative style of photography. We are driven by documenting emotion to tell the story of your wedding day, to create a set of images that’s uniquely you. We always work together giving you two perspectives of your wedding day whilst blending into your wedding like two new friends. We live in beautiful Devon but work all over the world, photographing people in love. We love being around happy people and creating beautiful imagery to be treasured for years to come. Whether you’re looking for wedding photographers in Devon, or elsewhere in the UK, please enjoy looking around our website and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss your wedding! [Devon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
Michael Marker is a wedding reportage photographer in the UK.

With a degree and background in fine art, I bring an eye for dramatic natural lighting and composition to my wedding photography. More than 10 years of professional wedding photography experience and a creative eye has provided my many happy couples with memories and photographic works of art that they can treasure for a lifetime. I only ever shoot a maximum of 30 weddings per year, ensuring I approach every wedding with a fresh creative energy and dedication. In addition to my wedding and portrait photography, I'm working on a series of personal fine art projects for exhibition and publication. I live with my partner and our five children beautiful Devon overlooking a cricket ground. [Devon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
England Wedding Reportage Photographer Anthony Lyons of Devon

Hi, my name is Anthony and I am a documentary wedding photographer in North Devon. I love the energy of weddings. I throw myself into the day and look out for those moments of the real and fun. I love to capture the day as it unfolds rather than create or pose moments. Why do I love weddings so much? It's the energy, fun, and spontaneity. I am constantly on the lookout for those moments that will help make the story of the day. Weddings also give me the chance to really lose myself in the work. I love street photography. It makes you feel alive. Weddings give me the same buzz. Love it! I can't wait for the next couple to meet or the next wedding to capture. I wait in anticipation. So how did I get into wedding photography? I captured my first wedding back in 2002, yes I'm really that old. I have to say I didn't enjoy it at all. I had to work to a list of predetermined shots, there was no movement and it was all very boring. I vowed never to do a wedding again. Digital changed everything. Some years later and after multiple jobs, staying at home to look after my beautiful daughter I gave it another go. I second shot a wedding and that was it, I was under the spell. That was back in 2011 and here I still am enjoying every moment. [Devon Wedding Photographer]

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Robin Goodlad is a UK based Dorset Wedding Photographer

A wedding is a momentous event, that should be photographed subtly and respectfully, through observation, rather than orchestration. This is the mindset I take to each and every wedding I photograph, to ensure that I blend in effortlessly, and that as far as possible I don't influence proceedings. If I get to the end of the day, and my clients remark how they have hardly noticed me all day, then my work is done! It is also a huge responsibility, when working with a blank canvas, to be able to tell the perfect story, This is why I prepare meticulously for every wedding, so I know every detail, and can position myself in the right place at the right time, and focus upon capturing the true ethos of the day. I'm also a firm believer in the photography 'journey', which includes getting to know my clients before the wedding. By doing this, I have a deeper understanding of who my clients are, and they also trust me more on the day to do what I do, it is a really important relationship. I've been photographing weddings for over 20 years when I started with the opportunity of covering family weddings in my late teens. I absolutely loved it, but it wasn't the 'standard' shots that people loved, it was the observation, the unique moments, the reportage, the storytelling. This approach, and my respectfully quiet nature is what has driven me to focus more upon my documentary work, anticipating, and always looking for little moments of magic. But I also know that clients don't always want just this, which is why I always offer a sprinkle of creativity where required through the day, by putting my clients in great light and great positions, but still encouraging them to shine and be themselves. When I am not shooting weddings, I always have to have camera with me; I adore landscape photography, which is my time to photograph for myself, and to re-energise and keep myself motivated as a photographer. I am fortunate to have won awards across many disciplines; landscapes, food, pets, portraits, and weddings, and I draw upon core principles from each of these genres to strengthen my wedding coverage. [Dorset Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (GBP)
West Sussex wedding photography and elopements by Jenny Rutterford | United Kingdom and England WPJA

Hi, I’m Jenny, a UK documentary wedding photographer living by the sea in West Sussex. I’m passionate about capturing moments, and can happily people-watch for hours, camera in hand. My version of your wedding story is created through emotion, how you felt as you said your vows, the interactions of family and friends, the tears of joy and the laughter. I’m friendly and relaxed and pride myself on being unobtrusive and making everyone feel at ease. In a former life, I’ve been an assistant editor, marketing consultant and trust fundraiser for a homeless persons charity. A 5-year move to America with my family gave me the perfect opportunity to turn my hobby into my dream career. Twelve years on, I still get excited about each and every wedding I become a part of, and challenge myself creatively to capture truly unique images for every single one of my couples. I’m a real foodie with a love of travel and when I’m not creating wedding memories, enjoy nothing more than exploring new places with my husband and our two talented and funny teenagers. And home wouldn’t be home without Einstein and Echo, our playful British Blue Shorthair cats. So that’s a bit about me. If I sound like your kind of person, please get in touch - I’d love to know a bit about you and the person you’re planning to spend the rest of your life with. [West Sussex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1695 (GBP)
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