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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Hampshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Hampshire, England

Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Gosport, Farnborough, Aldershot, Horndean, Winchester

Hampshire 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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Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Hampshire 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 quick, fast, 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 intimate, unique, 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 Hampshire Couples

15 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

After shooting for fashion magazines in London for over 18 years, I consider myself a veteran of that industry. However, ten years ago I left London and started shooting weddings exclusively from my Hampshire, UK base. Although I bring with me a lot of experience in how to make women look beautiful in pictures I don't ever pose my pictures. I use observation of light, composition and my processing skills, to create my images without ever intruding on the couples enjoyment of the wedding day. My aim is always to be as unobtrusive as I can possibly be during the day and making people feel like they were at the wedding when they view the images. [Hampshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
England and Hampshire wedding photography and elopements by Anna Mikulich, of UK

I love to take pictures that will make people happy. Photography is my passion. At my young age, I delighted with the beauty of our World and always wanted to keep amazing memories for myself and others for a long time. Then I was managed to do this with the help of my «magic» camera by creating original and unique images that reflect the beauty of humanity and nature, the experiences we all feel and share. Now I am still falling in love with wedding and elopement photography that gives me a unique opportunity to visit beautiful places, meet interesting people and help them to capture those joys and happiness they were experienced on their special day – the beginning of their new life journey together. I think about my profession like a huge playground for creativity. Experience of something new, a source of inspiration and satisfaction! I really enjoy being a part of the wedding – such a special, positive spring of new perceptions and energy for me. One of the most important tasks for every professional is to capture a special atmosphere, the mood, and spirit of the wedding that will bring precious moments and unforgettable feelings to people looking at these pictures in five, ten or even fifty years. And I always try to do my best to be a really great professional! I am lucky to do what I do! [Hampshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (GBP)

Hey, I’m Louise; a Surrey Wedding Photographer based close to London and in easy reach of the surrounding counties, it’s been nearly ten years since I began photographing weddings professionally and I still find myself just as charmed with the experience as when I began. Photographs have the ability to let the most important memories rush back to us. From the smell and textures of a place, to the people that were with us and the reason that brought everyone together to celebrate. I love being around others on a day where friends and family come together to celebrate love and their connection. Being responsible for documenting and curating that story to be remembered for years to come is something I find great joy in. [Hampshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (GBP)
London wedding and elopement photography by Obi Nwokedi, for United Kingdom and England

My name is Obi, and I'm a wedding photojournalist working out of London, and who with my team, shoot weddings and portraits mainly in the UK. I'm afraid, I don't have any emotional story about getting a camera as my 10th birthday present, or how my father before me was a photographer. I was just a regular IT analyst who a couple of years back, simply came across some amazing images online, and a passion was ignited. So after loads photography books read, thousands of images shot, countless hours on photo forums, and several years later, here I am, using my God given talent to do what I simply love doing ... [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (GBP)
London wedding photographer David Cliff - England elopements

It was my interest in the news and events of our lives and times that drew me to photography—to photojournalism at the outset. I wanted to see for myself what I could of the world, of history, and through my photographs let others see, in the great tradition of photojournalists down the years. I’ve since had images featured by publications and organisations including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Economist, Vogue, Time and many others besides, distributed worldwide via agencies including Getty Images and AFP. Photojournalism still fills a lot of my time, and I suspect it will always be the kind of photography I draw my inspiration from most of all. Naturally, then it’s the documentary mindset that underpins my approach to the other kinds of photography I’m commissioned for—weddings above all. In essence, that means I don’t set up scenes or direct what goes on but instead record the day as it is, capturing moments and events as they unfold in their own way. It's an unobtrusive-yet-intimate way of shooting that I strive for, and hopefully, you'll hardly even know I’m there—then later be amazed by the pictures I made. I’m based in London but work far and wide as well as locally, and I like to travel, so if you’re elsewhere (or your wedding will be) don’t let that be a consideration. I'll look forward to hearing from you and learning about your plans. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1550 (GBP)
Portrait of William Bazlinton, Dorset Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Documenting Life, Love and Family across Bournemouth, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and throughout the UK. My name is Will Bazlinton. I’m a wedding, elopement, family & portrait photographer living and working in Bournemouth, Dorset, on the beautiful Jurassic Coast, in South West England. I graduated from UCA in Surrey 2002 with a BA in photography, where I specialised in portraiture. I’m interested in people and the way they connect with each other – essentially, I photograph relationships. I photograph things to remember them and to understand them. So, I photograph people to understand them and their stories a little more (and consequently, a little more about myself). [Dorset Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
650 (GBP)
Surrey wedding and elopement photography by Martyn East of England, United Kingdom

Hi, my name is Martyn, based on the Surrey & Sussex border working as a professional Surrey Wedding Photographer, thank you for taking a moment to read a bit about me, the person who might be documenting one of the most momentous days of your lives. Wow, what a responsibility that is on my shoulders and one I take very seriously. Wedding Photography is a real passion of mine. I’m a husband to a wonderful wife and a father (OK, owner) of Pixel, the mostly Jack Russel and slightly Corgi bundle of fur and craziness, who I’d also class as one of my best mates. We live in Alfold, a small village on the Surrey Sussex border, a stone’s throw from the Village of Dunsfold where I grew up and lived before moving to Aberystwyth on the west coast of Wales to study Theatre at University. In between, I have lived in London and from 2011 to 2018 Manchester, which I still visit frequently for my main 9-5 job. I’d always enjoyed photography as a hobby but it was my Wife (the strong, supportive, motivating, business-minded woman behind the scenes) who gave me the courage and belief in myself that I needed to head into the world of professional photography. I spent two years of evening classes at Trafford College studying photography under A.J Wilkinson which helped improve my skills, understanding, and appreciation for composition and style. I hope to make a success of wedding photography now that we’re settled here on the Surrey Sussex border. I’d also like to broaden my horizons by branching out into other kinds of photographic work. I have already shot some local events, most notably at the Firebird brewery in Rudgwick, a place that you might often find me making sure the beer is of fine quality [Surrey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
449 (GBP)
West Sussex wedding photography by Murray Clarke of England United Kingdom

I’m friendly and down to earth, good-humored and a perfectionist at heart. I love to travel and discover the natural world and am a big fan of music. My life behind the lens started as a cameraman and editor for broadcast television where I worked for over 10 years shooting documentaries. I bought my first DSLR in 2007 and after taking it around the world on my travels I realised that my true passion was taking still photographs that really captured the moment and told a story. After shooting my first wedding I enjoyed it so much I decided to become a documentary wedding photographer specialising in natural, fine art images. Having shot nearly 450 weddings throughout my full-time career it’s tremendously rewarding delivering images to my clients that they will cherish forever. I love to work in the most creative and compassionate way I can capture moments that display the beauty and evoke emotion. [West Sussex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)

I'm Richard Galloway and I've been shooting weddings all over the UK and beyond for the last 13 years (over 300 of them to be exact). I think most wedding photographers would agree that it's not just a privilege to be able to do this, it's also hugely rewarding too. After all, we're there to capture moments in time that will be shared for generations to come. Photographing the story of the day rather than constantly directing it is what it's all about for me...because it's not just about capturing beautiful images, it's about letting the wedding 'breathe' as well. If everyone's having a great time then the genuine emotions and joy are just bound to shine through. [Surrey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
West Sussex wedding reportage photography by Annamarie Stepney, of England

Hello! Firstly I hate writing bios - photos are definitely more my thing! Where to start? Well, I'd love to say that I was always 'arty' and never without a camera at my side growing up, but the fact is that just simply isn't how it all began for me. I was never very good 'at art' at school growing up. I always wanted to be. I was creative in the sense of making clothes and gifts for family/friends...but never 'did art' per se. Luckily, in later life I found in photography a medium through which I could express my inner desire to create and more importantly (to me), to document moments to preserve memories. I love photographing life. Not just the obvious big moments, but also the beauty in the seemingly mundane. As such my camera is never very far away from me. My inspiration is my tribe - my lovely little family and best friends - the ones with whom this journey through life would be quite a lot less enjoyable! I live in West Sussex, and can mostly be found either by the sea or photographing all things joyous in and around the South-East. [West Sussex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (GBP)
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)
England and Surrey Wedding Photographer David Weightman - United Kingdom

It's a familiar story, but I discovered photography aged about sixteen when I found my grandfather’s old camera lying unused and unloved in a desk drawer. Ever since that day I have rarely been seen without a camera around my neck. I went on to study Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey, achieving a 1st Class Honours Degree. After that, I became a teacher and freelance photographer. I was fortunate enough to have my work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and Somerset House and featured in a number of magazines. Until I photographed my first few weddings, I didn’t think anything could compare to the buzz and excitement of photographing at London or Paris fashion, but in 2007 I set up Married to my Camera and haven’t looked back since! I believe in taking unobtrusive reportage style pictures that capture the most important events of the day, as well as those spontaneous and sometimes humorous moments that make every wedding unique. To date, I've shot well over 200 weddings. [Surrey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (GBP)

Photography - its what I love, whether its photographing a wedding, a Himalayan mountain range or a carnival. If you like the look of my work then get in touch, and lets talk about your big day. I specialise in reportage wedding photography but if you'd like a few posed shots I'm happy to help, I also love shooting around the golden hour and am currently working on a twilight project - in which I take couples out for a lit portrait as darkness falls. I came into photography through my uncle who is a professional Landscape photographer, seeing his posters on the walls at home inspired me to pick up a camera and start seeing the world through a lens. I studied Photography at School, College and then University where I graduated with a 1st Class degree in the subject, and I've been doing it for a living ever since. My photography has been published around the world by National Geographic, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and many more. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1095 (GBP)

Allister took up photography at a young age and studied it at Reading College of Art before graduating from The Bournemouth Institute of Art and Design. He spent some time working in London on fashion, advertising, and editorial photography. In 2004 he began photographing weddings and since that time his style has become more photojournalistic. Allister averages 50 exclusive documentary-style weddings per year. [Wiltshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (GBP)
Simon Fazackarley Wedding Photographer for United Kingdom, England and East Sussex

I've been a wedding photographer for 14 years and have covered more than 400 weddings. I love documenting weddings and telling stories with my images. I'm a relaxed kind of guy and I think that really shines through in my photography style. I love the thrill of weddings - the challenges associated with the day, the need to balance creativity with the duty to my couples, the opportunity to work alongside my couples to create something truly important to them. I've always been creative and am passionate about design - In fact, I was working as a graphic designer when the opportunity to shoot my first wedding came along - I had a love for photography, but being a photographer had never occurred to me, certainly not a wedding photographer, given my introverted nature! A friend asked me to photograph his wedding, I loved it. A shy 17-year-old amongst hundreds of people, with my camera as my only 'defence' - it was out of character for sure, but It was amazing and I was hooked. That wedding led onto another, which led onto another - until a few years had passed and I realised I'd found something I loved. I moved away from design to set up my own wedding photography studio. That was 14 years ago. Now I work alongside my partner, who offers wedding films - and we cover around 25 weddings a year. I say I fell into weddings, but I think the truth is, I just found what I love! [East Sussex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Paul &

Photo by Ben Pipe

You photographed our summer wedding in Surrey and were a calm and assured influence on the day. We came away with beautiful photographs. We liked them so much that we made a hardback book out of them.

Debbie & Dan

Photo by Ben Pipe

We really enjoyed working with you back in August 2014, you took the time in getting to know us and what we wanted. You were professional, discreet and nothing was too much to ask. On the day we had an issue in that we were unable to take our traditional photographs in a certain place and so we were unable to have them. I didn't need to worry though as you were very creative and took natural action shots of all my family and friends which definitely made up for the earlier issue. I love looking at my wedding photographs and I always get comments on how beautiful and natural the photographs are. Thank you Ben.

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Laura & Dan

Photo by Paul Tansley

Thank you so much for our gorgeous photos. We love looking back through them and reminiscing! These photos capture the day perfectly and means we'll remember all those fabulous moments from the day.

Rhiannon & Chris

Photo by Ben Pipe

Working with you was fantastic - you are very professional, whilst still being very approachable and great fun. Your photos of our wedding in Weymouth last October are absolutely stunning and everything we'd hoped for and more. We opted for the top tier package and we're really glad we did - made things so much easier and less stressful on the day - not having to worry about if you captured everything (since you brought along a 2nd photographer) and you were there until the wee hours too. Before the wedding day we met up with you over a few pints and explained our hopes & ideas for the day which you took on board and wove into your own style. What was captured was all the beautiful little natural moments that we wanted, plus all the big formal photos too. Couldn't have asked for more! You also attended the wedding in a great suit, so blended right in and didn't make anyone feel awkward or intruded upon. So glad we picked you for our photos that'll be hung on our walls, and our family's walls for many many years to come smile emoticon

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Tiwa and Babs

Photo by Obi Nwokedi

Obiiiiii!!!!! OMG I've just received the albums, can I just say how wonderful they look. I'm lost for words (for once), they are just stunning. I know I've thanked you already, but I want to thank you again and again and again for all your help during my wedding. God will continue to bless you abundantly. Tiwa

Zoe & Gordon

Photo by Ben Pipe

You photographed our wedding in September 2013, and the results were fabulous: a good blend of unposed (which we were hoping for!), posed (obligatory family shots), and some really clever sleight-of-hand pictures of us (now framed in our living room). Can't recommend you highly enough! Zoe Hopkins and Gordon (married in Dorset).

Chloe & James

Photo by Ben Pipe

We were recommended to you by a mutual friend and weren't disappointed, our wedding shots were first class, original ideas, excellent reportage style shots we wanted and some clever tricks with the evening sunset. Working with you was brilliant and I would recommend you for any occasion!

Vanessa & Jim

Photo by Ben Pipe

You shot our Dorset wedding back in September and I have to say from start to finish you was a pleasure to work with the pictures have come out better than we could have wished for. We opted for the second shooter (Chris) option and they worked superbly as a team. All of our guests commented on what a great duo they were! Thanks Ben for giving us such great photos to remind us of our special day! Mr & Mrs Dawson

Becky & Greg

Photo by Paul Tansley

They are incredible! I cant wait to look through again when i am home with him. Ive been laughing and crying looking through them - they are perfect! I cant thank you enough! Becky & Greg

Chigwell Hall, London, UK wedding reception dancing action photography

Morenikeji and Akin

Photo by Obi Nwokedi

Hi Obi, We received the album on Friday and we loved it! I wasn't expecting it at all. The box it came in, the leather of the album, the pages of the album, the quality of the photographs; everything was beautiful! I took it to my family home this weekend and everyone who saw it was impressed. Our interactions before the event, during and after were professional and always full of laughter. You always made me feel at ease. I'll certainly recommend you to others at a drop of a hat :) All the very best! Morenikeji + Akin

London wedding photos at Froyle Park

Roxxanne and Soji

Photo by Obi Nwokedi

Hi Obi, We received our photo album yesterday and went through it properly this morning. The way it's been made is extremely exquisite. The pictures came out beautifully and it truly looks like a fairy tale story. You've done it again! Thank you so much for everything! Soji and I truly appreciate it. Roxxanne.

London wedding photographer at the Asylum

Shukurat and Kwame

Photo by Obi Nwokedi

The album just arrived Obi and it exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for capturing the day and presenting it in this timeless book. We appreciate you, Thank you. Shukurat and Kwame