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!

Essex Wedding Photographers

Find Your Essex Wedding Photographer

Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Rayleigh, South Benfleet, Thundersley, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea

Essex Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Essex 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 Essex 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
November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral
November 15th, 2021
Wedding Portrait Photographer for Rapolano Terme, Tuscany | posing for a portrait that felt secretive

Elopement Photographers for Small Essex Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Essex 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 pop-up, courthouse, DIY - do it yourself, 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, religious, romantic, 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 Essex Couples

11 Essex Wedding Photographers...

UK wedding reportage, engagements and elopement photography by Kari Bellamy

Kari Bellamy

in London, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1995 (GBP)
Rob Dodsworth - Wedding Reportage Images

Rob Dodsworth

Norwich in Norfolk, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1995 (GBP)
United Kingdom Elopement and wedding reportage photographer Simon Cardwell

Simon Cardwell

London in London, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1050 (GBP)
Razvan Danaila UK Wedding Photographer for small events and elopements - Spotyphoto

Razvan Danaila

Arlesey in Bedfordshire, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1400 (GBP)
UK wedding and elopement photographer Dominic Whiten

Dominic Whiten

Leiston in Suffolk, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1750 (GBP)

Steven Carter Hewson

in London, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1495 (GBP)
United Kingdom elopement and wedding reportage photography by Nikkala Faye Ades

Nikkala Faye Ades

Norwich in Norfolk, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1700 (GBP)
England elopement and wedding reportage photography by James Pearce - United Kingdom WPJA Pro

James Pearce

Ramsgate in Kent, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1200 (GBP)
United Kingdom wedding and elopement photography by Paul Fuller

Paul Fuller

Rochester in Kent, GB *Now booking Essex weddings.
1700 (GBP)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Essex Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Essex wedding photos.

Essex Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Essex wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Essex pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Essex 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 Essex photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Essex 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.
Q: Who are the best Essex wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Essex documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Essex 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 Essex wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Essex WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Easton Grange, Suffolk, UK wedding ceremony photography.

Lucy & Dan

Photo by Dominic Whiten

Thank you so much for our beautiful photographs - we are so pleased and have enjoyed looking through them over and again. You captured the day perfectly and it's been great to look back through your photos and see all those moments we didn't have a chance to take in at the time. On the day you were calming and we hardly noticed you are there (in a good way!). You made us feel as ease and relaxed which really shows in the photos!

Bacton, Norfolk, UK wedding reportage image of bride and groom kissing

Philippa & Christian

Photo by Dominic Whiten

Thank you so, so much for capturing our special memories so beautifully. Your photographs are simply wonderful and looking through them brings back so many amazing moments, they are breathtaking! You were fantastic to have around on the day, very calm and professional, everyone kept telling us how lovely you were! We couldn't be happier and are very grateful to have had you there.

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall Wedding Venue Reception Photography, Ipswich, Suffolk

Lauren & Lewis

Photo by Dominic Whiten

Lauren and I can’t thank you enough for our photos, they are absolutely beautiful and we love them all! We have spent most of the weekend looking at them over and over again and can't find the words to thank you enough for your tireless hard work. Amazing!