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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Gloucestershire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Gloucestershire, England

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Kingswood, Filton

Gloucestershire 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!

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Namib Desert, Namibia Elopement Story Photography | The wedding ceremony took place overlooking the vast openness of the desert
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Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Picture Story | The wedding solemnized on the beach at sunset was visually magnificent

Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Gloucestershire 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 pop-up, 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 romantic, casual, modern, 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 Gloucestershire Couples

7 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

England and Gloucestershire wedding reportage and elopement photography by Jonny Barratt of the United Kingdom

Heeeere’s Jonny! Ok, I’ll spare you all those gags (hilarious the first fifty times, afterward not so much) and get right to it. If you’re planning the biggest party of your life right now and want a documentary wedding photographer to capture all the cray in a way that’s honest and fuss-free then welcome to my humble little profile. I'm guessing you want to know who this random and curiously handsome (ahem) man pitching to photograph your wedding is. Of course, you do! I would as well. After all, I want to spend one of the biggest days of your life with you so it’s important to know that we’ll get along. It makes my job a lot more fun and the photography just that bit more awesome. So, in a nutshell, I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in Gloucestershire, the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. I travel all over the UK and beyond to capture wedding celebrations in my alternative, photojournalistic style. That’s me in the picture looking all arty. Out of shot is my wife Rosa pulling faces with our baby daughter whilst our crazy basset hound chases its own tail. This is totally a cliche but I genuinely love what I do. I'm so lucky this has been my full-time job for over three years now but I’ve been taking photos for far longer. I studied Image Production at college (which seems like a LOOONG time ago now) and that’s where it all started. I like to travel to far-flung corners of the earth and plan adventures. I’ve ridden a bike the length of Vietnam, climbed mountains in the Himalayas, sought out the Northern Lights and travelled Europe extensively in a campervan. I once ran 54 miles in one day, Forest Gump style. My adventure-seeking has slowed down a smidgen since my daughter came along but I still love to plan little getaways with the family. When it comes to shooting weddings it's all about natural story-telling images. This for me is all about capturing the emotions and energy of the day without staging anything, posing anyone, setting up moments or shouting directions. Don’t fret- I still shoot all the beautiful details, parents still get that must-have family photo for their mantlepiece, and if you create some time alone with your partner I can capture the two of you together, loved-up and freshly married! While I do appreciate the wealth of outstanding talent in the wedding photography world, I try not to obsess over my contemporaries too much. I feel it can become counter-productive in searching for my own voice. Instead, I tend to feel inspired by other genres: travel and street photography, for example. And I draw a lot of inspo from the place where I live; Gloucestershire countryside is gorgeous darling, even if the phone signal can be a bit rubbish. With the fear of waffling on for too long here’s my quick-fire top reasons why I could be the right photographer for you: 1. I’m the real thing. What I mean here is, recently, you may have noticed a trend for my style of photography. Words like “photojournalism” and “reportage” are getting chucked around like confetti. But I’m a pose-free, cheese-free zone and promise to offer you docu-style photography in its purest form. 2. I’m no-nonsense. I know that this is your day, not mine. You won’t catch me shouting at guests to “Smile!” or arranging people. You’ll barely know I’m there. 3. I’m a great guy. All my mates say so. Well, some of them. But seriously, I’ll blend in and mix with your guests in a friendly, engaging way. I won’t be hiding in bushes paparazzi style. Getting up close and in the middle of all the action is how I get my best images. 4. I don’t want to miss a thing. As a wedding photographer, I want to be there for the wedding in its entirety. I offer unlimited coverage, that way I get to stay for the party! During the day my main focus is people (I love people), but I’ll make sure I get all those intricate little details too. 5. I’m not allergic to group photos. I won't shy away from these, I’m always happy to fit a few in. I do them in my own way and always inject a bit of fun. I’d recommend doing only a handful (you gotta get back to that party, after all) but I know how important it is to get a few family ones. After all, we need to keep Mum happy. So, if you appreciate photography and are passionate about your wedding images, let's collaborate to create something truly great. Get in touch AS SOON AS POSSIBLE because, like all good snappers, I get booked up pretty sharpish especially for those summer months. I can only shoot around 35 weddings a year (I’m told I do need to actually see my wife and child occasionally) plus each wedding needs my full attention so I’m careful not to overbook myself. I can’t work with everyone who enquires (I wish I could) but if you think your wedding and my creative documentary approach would be an unbeatable combo then contact me and we’ll start talking. [Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (GBP)
Gloucestershire, UK wedding reportage photography by Steve Catcheside

Hi, I'm Steve of Ketch 22 photography. My style of photography is natural, relaxed, fun and creative documentary wedding photography. To me, weddings are about people. It's about capturing all those real and special emotions and moments that make your wedding totally unique. I have over 16 years of experience with hundreds of weddings under my belt. I'm based in Gloucestershire in the UK. I cover weddings right across the UK and destination weddings abroad. I'm also based in Andalusia in Spain, so if you intend to get married in that part of the World, do get in touch! If you like to see samples of my work feel free to check out my website and get in touch for more details about my services. [Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1499 (GBP)
Gloucestershire wedding photography by Alex Benyon of England, United Kingdom

I’m Alex and I’m an award-winning photographer, husband to an amazing wife and father to a beautiful daughter. Currently living in the picturesque Cotswolds I shoot weddings all over the UK, Europe and anywhere in the world I’m asked to. I absolutely love using photography as a way of capturing emotion and telling stories which is why I specialise in documentary wedding photojournalism, a more candid and hands-off approach to wedding photography. Basically I will never tell you what to do, where to stand or ask you to ‘act natural’! I am also privileged to work with Sony UK as one of their Sony Alpha Creators. This includes delivering talks and presentations for Sony at photographic events and conventions all over the UK about my approach to documentary wedding photography using the Alpha system. As well as giving talks for Sony UK I also enjoy teaching and sharing my photographic approach and techniques at events and photography conventions around the UK and I have spoken several times at the annual The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. [Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
799 (GBP)
Martin Dabek is a UK based elopement and wedding reportage photographer covering all of England and Bristol.

Hi, I'm Martin, a Bristol wedding and elopement photographer covering weddings all over the UK and destination wedding photography overseas. I have been documenting weddings for 10 years and had a chance to eat more than 350 different pieces of wedding cakes! Trust me this is not the main reason why I'm photographing weddings :) I truly love my job. I love capturing the little moments, the candid ones when nobody thinks I'm looking; memories that may otherwise be forgotten. After many years working as wedding photographer Somerset, I pride myself on providing each of my bride and grooms with very friendly and professional service. I have plenty of fantastic reviews from past couples and I won quite a few awards too! My photos have been published on a range of online wedding blogs including The English Wedding blog, The Wedding Community, Festival Brides, Fly Away Bride. I also love travelling and has been to more than 50 countries and still have plenty to visit, some of them for weddings! I am fluent in English, Spanish, Polish and "Portuñol" ;). I'm a family man, hiker, dog owner and Asian food lover. I spent 13 months exploring South & Central America before I became a Bristol wedding photographer and interestingly enough my first wedding that I ever photographed was in Mexico! [Bristol Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (GBP)
Ystrad Mynach based wedding reportage photography and elopements by Sacha Miller.

Sacha Miller has been an exclusive documentary wedding photographer since 2004. His awards include Professional Photographer Magazine "Wedding Photographer of the Year". He is married with two daughters and lives just north of Cardiff in South Wales, UK. [Glamorgan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (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]

Starting Price:
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Leicestershire wedding reportage photography by Ed Brown of East Midlands

Happy Hello! We are Ed and Victoria, we are a creative business team working together. Our main aim is to provide our wedding couples with beautiful and emotive images that they love and have awesome customer experience and journey. We put our wedding couples front and centre, it is not about us, it is all about getting to know our wedding couples and their ideas and capturing a truly beautiful set of images that honestly capture the spirit and joy of their wedding celebrations. We have over 30 years of combined industry experience and over 12,000 shoots so work super hard to please the most important people in the industry, that’s our clients. Both Ed and Victoria have worked with celebrities, actors, sporting professionals, we like most of all to work with lovely people, amazing unique personalities, those who are young at heart! We are so lucky to have such AMAZING clients! OUR CLIENTS ROCK! Ed and Victoria always try to show all clients equality and the best level of service they can possibly provide. MULTI-AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANY DOCUMENTARY, CREATIVE, EDGY & ALTERNATIVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COVERING THE WHOLE UK & INTERNATIONAL WEDDINGS CAPTURING HONEST & EMOTIVE MOMENTS TO CREATE STUNNING IMAGES WITH SOUL WE ARE SUPER PROUD TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE, SKILFUL, COMPETENT & CARING INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANIES IN THE UK. [Leicestershire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
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