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. 

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Greater Manchester Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Greater Manchester, England

Bolton, Sale, Rochdale, Stockport, Salford, Wigan, Oldham, Bury, Atherton, Altrincham

Greater Manchester Elopement Photographers

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

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Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Greater Manchester 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 DIY - do it yourself, courthouse, fast, 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 unique, outdoor, 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 Greater Manchester Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Manchester wedding photography by Philip Salisbury of England United Kingdom

Thanks for checking out my WPJA page, if you've landed here its because we share a genuine passion for photojournalistic wedding photography! I'm based in sunny Lytham St Annes I was blessed growing up by the seaside. I'm a father first to the little legend Chloe Lou and I guess you could say she's the one responsible for my photography. This little lady gave me such an appreciation for life, looking at it completely different and realising constantly that the moments that are always happening won't ever be repeated to embrace every one of them! With that, I decided I wanted to ensure I document as many of those moments and soon realised the value of it not just for myself but for everyone else I was photographing. Very quickly it became apparent people enjoyed what I did and the ball started rolling with me becoming a wedding photographer. I simply love light & moments and combining these to enable me to tell stories is a gift, one I'm so lucky to share with all my couples. With that said I make a promise to my couples before each and every wedding, that is to make sure they don't just recall how it looked but equally important if not more so, how it felt allowing them to relive that day over and over! A little insight: I'm a HUGE basketball fan, I love to travel (I've backpacked around the globe) and meeting new people fascinates me. Experiencing different cultures and their traditions is something I cherish. Thanks for stopping by, Cheers [Lancashire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
Lancashire small elopement and wedding photography by Toni Darcy of England, United Kingdom

I’m Toni, a full-time, professional wedding photographer based in sunny Lancashire. I love my house, it’s the perfect spot for entertaining my energetic Border Collie Yossi. It’s also got a log burner which makes it so cozy in winter! I’m not ‘just’ a photographer. I’m a people watcher. For me, each wedding is a brand new blank canvas for me to tell your unique love story. I want you to see me as a friend. Gently blending in to capture the big moments but also the acute ones. That way I can tell the complete story of your day with a selection of photographs that make you feel every emotion every single time you look at them! I don’t underestimate that I have the most amazing job. Doing something that I absolutely love makes me feel incredibly lucky every day. I’ve been a professional wedding photographer for 8 years and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every part of that journey! I have photographed weddings all over the UK as well as some amazing destination weddings worldwide, including Italy, France, Spain, and the USA. How did I become a wedding photographer is possibly the question I get asked the most. The answer; I’ve always loved photos. The really old ones with the crinkled edges that your Great Aunty pulls out on a rainy day. I mainly enjoy the emotional attachment and the stories they carry. I think that combined with my addiction to polaroids from a young age leads to the inevitable question that most keen photo takers get asked. To photograph a friend's wedding. I remember Bryony and Craig’s big day well. I had the best experience EVER, whilst working! The adrenaline was unbelievable and I can honestly say I’ve been hooked on weddings ever since. I’ve photographed some incredible life experiences both for myself personally and professionally. I can honestly say it’s only increased the value I hold within photographs. They mean so much. You might not think so initially but they become endless treasures. [Lancashire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (GBP)

Wedding Venues from Greater Manchester

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Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - Greater Manchester

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