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!

Dorset Wedding Photographers

Find Your Dorset Wedding Photographer

Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Christchurch

Dorset Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

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November 22nd, 2021
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November 15th, 2021
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November 10th, 2021
Boat Tour Wedding Reception Image of bride and groom cutting cake on the floating reception venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Dorset Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Dorset 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.

England WPJA members are ready to document any DIY - do it yourself, quick, 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 religious, romantic, non-traditional, 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 Dorset Couples

4 Dorset Wedding Photographers...

England wedding photographer David Cliff for intimate elopements and other small weddings

David Cliff

London in London, GB *Now booking Dorset weddings.
1550 (GBP)

Harry Richards

Islington in London, GB *Now booking Dorset weddings.
200/hour (GBP)

Dorset Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Dorset 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 Dorset wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Dorset wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Dorset 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: How can couples find Dorset photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Dorset wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Dorset WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Sarah & Richie

Photo by Harry Richards

Dear Harry, Thank you for photographing our wedding day! You really captured the atmosphere and we will treasure the photos and memories. It is lovely to have such great images, even more so as you were so adept at being in the right place at the right time, without us even knowing you were there! Many thanks, Sarah & Richie. x

Wedding photography showing Bride & Groom with confetti being thrown at Healey Barn Newcastle

Fiona & Martin

Photo by Linus Moran

The first sneak peek photos came through after just two days and I love them. The final edit was perfect, we couldn't be happier with how natural the pictures looked. Thank you Linus