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!

Kent Wedding Photographers

Find Your Kent Wedding Photographer

Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Chatham, Ashford, Rochester, Margate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Canterbury, Folkestone

Kent Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Kent 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 Kent 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
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small Kent Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Kent 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 city hall, justice of the peace, secret, 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 modern, outdoor, symbolic, 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 Kent Couples

19 Kent Wedding Photographers...

Kristian Leven

in London, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
2000 (GBP)
UK couple engagement portraits and wedding reportage photography by Annamarie Stepney

Annamarie Stepney

Horsham in West Sussex, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
1750 (GBP)
United Kingdom Elopement and wedding reportage photographer Simon Cardwell

Simon Cardwell

London in London, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
1050 (GBP)
Jersey, Channel Islands Wedding and Elopement Photography by Catherine Hill

Catherine Hill

Jersey in Channel Islands, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
1800 (GBP)
United Kingdom documentary wedding photography by Dominique Shaw of York Place Studios

Dominique Shaw

London in London, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
3500 (GBP)
United Kingdom Wedding Photographer David Weightman - Married to My Camera

David Weightman

Guildford in Surrey, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
1200 (GBP)

Steven Carter Hewson

in London, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
1495 (GBP)
Stephen Bunn documentary wedding photography

Stephen Bunn

London in London, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
1850 (GBP)
Corina Oghina

Corina Oghina

Brighton in East Sussex, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
1200 (GBP)
United Kingdom wedding reportage-style photography by Tracy Morter
1000 (GBP)

Rik Pennington

in London, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
2000 (GBP)
Katarina Nichol wedding and elopement photography

Katarina Nichol

London in London, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
150/hour (GBP)
Simon Fazackarley is a United Kingdom Wedding Photographer

Simon Fazackarley

Brighton in East Sussex, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
2000 (GBP)
Wedding reportage photography by Luke Hayden of the United Kingdom

Luke Hayden

Harlow in Essex, GB *Now booking Kent weddings.
2000 (GBP)

Kent Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Kent wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Kent pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Kent 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 Kent photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Kent 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: How can couples find top-ranked Kent wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Kent 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 reviews of Kent wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Kent wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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Everyone always says that your wedding day is all about you. But let’s face it; that’s not always actually the case. Many couples stress over guest lists, planning, expenses, and all the frills and traditions of your standard large wedding that they may or may not even be interested in. Fortunately, though, the concept of small weddings is becoming increasingly popular for couples who either want to be able to completely customize their day where and when they want with the option...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Kent WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Becky and Richard

Photo by Matt Ebbage

What can we say! From start to finish, you gave us the most amazing service!! We were both so nervous and you completely put us at ease. It was amazing to have you as part of our day and it shows in the photos how much fun everyone had having their photos taken by you. You went above and beyond providing us the most amazing photos, far better than we ever imagined and now we can't stop looking at them! I want to do it all again. We are so unbelievably thankful and can't recommend you highly enough! You truly captured every single moment of our day! Can we do it again? Pretty please? x

Lucy & Alex

Photo by Matt Ebbage

Epic service! You are a lovely guy who brings the energy and fun you want from a wedding photographer, we are really pleased with the whole service and would highly recommend you to anyone having a wedding. The engagement shoot, slideshow and photos are all brilliant, and you made us feel so relaxed and your passion for photography shines through. I would like to thank you and Jess again for capturing our wedding perfectly.