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 our photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope

Kent Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Kent, England

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

Kent 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small England 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.

Members are ready to document any mini, DIY - do it yourself, themed, 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, religious, 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 Kent Couples

15 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Kent, UK Wedding Photography by Catherine Hill for England

My love of photography began when I was as a child, now years later we are able to while away snatched nostalgic time as memories of those family gatherings, warm summery days on the beach, school days, birthdays and celebrations, precious times spent with grandparents on the family farm in Jersey and significant people in our lives, come flooding back. When I became a parent I documented my son’s transformation from a newborn baby into adulthood – beginning with the day we brought him home from the hospital, that first mouthful of solids (!), the first day of infant school, secondary school, the first job…. proud and memorable moments. I’m a Leo and perhaps a little sentimental, but I’m fascinated by the power of photography to transport one back in time. My other passions in life include spending time with my family, friends, good food – both cooking and eating!, gardening and film – be it curling up on the sofa to watch a good film or a regular trip to The Curzon. [Kent Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (GBP)
Matt Ebbage is an elopement and wedding reportage documentary photographer in UK,  England and Kent.

Hi, I'm Matt...and I have the best job in the world! I started shooting weddings in 2010 and I love having the opportunity and creative freedom to tell a wedding day story through emotion. I know it sounds super-cheesy, but I do see my job as being a storyteller and I really enjoy capturing a collection of images that really reflect my couples' personality. In my view, a wedding day shouldn't be condensed into a selection of posed and 'controlled' pictures, it should be a lovely, flowing account of all those spontaneous moments that happen throughout the day. Let's face it, those are the one's you're going to print and frame, and they're the one's that will make you smile for years to come. Right from my first wedding, I was very drawn to capturing those lovely candid moments between people, so my joining the Wedding Photojournalist Association felt like a natural step, and one that I'm very proud to have taken. Plus, I am constantly inspired by the work of my colleagues and am always seeking out new and alternative ways to capture and display emotion and love. A wise man once said to me: Moment, Light & Composition - if you can get two out of three, you're doing good...if you get the trifecta, you've smashed it! Needless to say...I'm always striving for the full house. [Kent Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (GBP)
Kent wedding reportage photography by Annie Bradney, of England, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Annie! I'm from Hampshire and was born and bred into a farming family, so I have to admit I love nothing more than a good old country wedding! I went to London for university and spent about 8 years there, working in the wine and spirits industry for a while before doing photography full time. I now live in the seaside in Kent with my boyfriend Ollie and our Sprocker puppy Claude. I was always told I had an eye for photos, but I really got into photography when I took 18 months out to travel when I was 19. I won a couple of awards with Africa Geographic which gave me the confidence to think of photography as a career. A couple of years later, an ex-colleague asked me to photograph her wedding, and as terrified as I was, I agreed! It was a success and I used and still use those shots to market myself as a wedding photographer, so I’m forever grateful to her for giving me a chance. I love weddings for all the different people and places and parties you get to encounter! Everyone is different and I still feel very privileged to be documenting such an important day for people. I’m a pretty down to earth, fun person and I feel that echoes in my approach to wedding photography. No gimmicks and the only cheese should be on the cheeseboard. Just genuine moments and emotions! [Kent Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (GBP)
Ross Hurley practices reportage wedding photography in Kent, UK - WPJA of England.

Ex-national press and music photographer. I've photographed everyone from The Killers to Angelina Jolie. I've had work featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph and other major broadsheets as well as the largest tabloids in the UK. You've probably seen my work, but just never realised. I bring this experience into my wedding photography, capturing fun candid moments that tell a story. Wedding imagery to me is about that look, that tear, an exchange of glances. It's about that moment you laugh so much you can’t breathe. It’s about the awesome dancing, the hilarious speeches. Pictures are taken from afar that you don’t even know I’m there. I work Fujifilm cameras, little dinky things that help me blend in. I become part of the party and capture the day as it unfolds around me. I was recently listed in the Evening Standard’s 13 Best Wedding Photographers in London. [Kent Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
Richard Hastings Knight Wedding Photographer from Kent, UK

Hi, my name is Richard and photography has been my passion since visiting Florence with my Mum's 35mm Ilford as a teenager. It was there that I fell in love with light, with colour, and with people-watching! Life had other ideas and before I could do what I love, I was building a business transporting cargoes down jungle rivers. Though I have been formally trained (RPS/OU and the Trained Eye academy) my earlier experiences taught me the power of observation and this is what informs my candid and documentary style of photography. I created Two Knight Photography with my wife Christina and together we infuse our images with all the vibrancy and romanticism that a wedding (and Florence) brings. [Kent Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1195 (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)
London wedding reportage photographer Simon Cardwell | United Kingdom and England Elopements

My name is Simon and I am a documentary photographer. A photograph documents a happy time in your life & is something to look back on. What I do is record those moments & make them last. I am lucky to do what I love for a living & since photographing my first wedding in 2007, I have been fortunate enough to photograph weddings and elopements all across the UK, throughout London & occasionally further afield. In that time I have seen every kind of occasion & I know the memories are the same no matter where or how you choose to get married. I believe in a natural style of photography which ensures you won't spend your wedding day constantly posing for photos, I will find the moments rather than staging them. Just like every other day in your life, nothing on your wedding day should be forced. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1050 (GBP)
Luca Panvini is a wedding photographer from Roma specializing in reportage

Luca is an independent photographer based in Rome specializing in wedding reportage and is available for assignments in Italy and worldwide. His photography style aims to document everything that happens during the wedding day in a natural and spontaneous approach. One can always expect from Luca a true interpretation of a wedding story, a discreet shooting and a professional post-production. He lives and works in Rome collaborating with international agencies for editorial publication. He usually travels throughout Italy for wedding photography assignments (mainly Lazio Puglia,Tuscany and Umbria). [Rome Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
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)
England, London and UK based wedding reportage photographer Steven Carter Hewson.

I'm Steven. I'm a husband, a father and a wedding reportage photographer. My career began in advertising where I rose to the ranks of Art Director for two of London's top ad agencies. Turning away from the fictitious nature of advertising my passion for telling stories took over and I now pursue something all together more real - capturing the greatest day of your lives. I'll blend into the background, marrying stunning compositions with real, raw emotion to capture all the joy, tears, love and laughter of your wedding day. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1495 (GBP)
United Kingdom based wedding reportage photographer Corina Oghina is from England, London.

Hi, I'm Corina: candid and fun Brighton wedding photographer adventuring all over the world! I've always had a soft spot for photography and felt drawn towards it. As a kid, I used to dig up my grandmother's shoebox full of old photographs. I would stare for hours at photos of people and relatives I never met, trying to build a story around them. What were they like? How was their life? Where would they spend their time? With whom? This curiosity made me realise I have a passion for people and their stories. I had photography as a hobby for 10 years, doing mostly portraits and street photography. When I started my work as a full-time wedding photographer one year ago, I knew exactly what I wanted: to capture comprehensive life stories that will be meaningful over years to come. My work is all about capturing a crazy mixture of feelings, emotions and moments that come once in a lifetime. Through my documentary approach, I get to show them as true and raw as they come: tears of laughter, sincere hugs, little gestures that define us or spicy dance moves. [East Sussex Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (GBP)
The reportage wedding photography of London's Ben Pipe

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)
Rik Pennington is a London based UK wedding reportage photojournalist.

Weddings are about the relationships and moments that happen between people and for a photographer they are the perfect opportunity to create a narrative from what happens throughout the day. With a background in graphic design, I love creating order within my frames from the fast moving events at a wedding, telling the story honestly and creatively. A lot of contemporary wedding photographers cite their influences from the world of documentary or street photography and I'm no different as these genres are generally about the relationships between people, so it translates well into today's wedding photography and what modern couples want. I've been shooting weddings since 2008, and I can honestly say that my enthusiasm grows each year with the challenges ahead. I'm based in London and shoot throughout the UK as well as destination weddings world wide. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (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)
Katarina Nichol wedding and elopement photography London

When I photographed my first wedding, at that very moment I was amazed by the explosion of all the emotions you can experience in one day altogether! Over the years of photographing weddings and elopements, I developed my personal style and taste. After trying different approaches to wedding photography, I fell in love with documenting weddings. I adore all those unexpected and special moments that can be captured and turned into memories. Along of developing my personal wedding photography style, I also became a strong believer you should enjoy your wedding day and this is what also made me become a documentary-style wedding photographer. What gives me the passion to photograph weddings? The answer is easy - every wedding is unique and I always have a chance to learn about different cultures and traditions. I see myself as a relaxed and respectful wedding photographer. We live here and now - celebrating love of two people deserves to be captured in the most candid way. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hr (GBP)

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I’m Matilda an award-winning Kent Wedding Photographer, photographing weddings in Kent, London and all over the UK. We moved a lot as a family. When we were growing up, my sister and I would often get all the photographs out of the albums, to...

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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.

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

Amy & Charles

Photo by Ross Hurley

Oh my gosh Ross- We have just gone through them- they are absolutely incredible we are so thrilled with how they turned out! I can’t believe you pulled it all together so quickly! We had the best day, and such a perfect weekend, and you’ve captured it so well - thank you for how brilliant you were yesterday, you really helped set us at ease and we loved every minute!

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!

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.

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).

Emma & Gareth

Photo by Ross Hurley

Wow! what can I say these are amazing! We're so pleased, thank you so much for these amazing memories you have captured the day perfectly!

Gemma & Jason

Photo by Ross Hurley

WOW!! That's all we can say!!! Just wow!!! They are absolutely amazing!!!! We love them and were making even stranger noises looking at them than you were shooting them on the day haha!!! Thank you so much for getting these up early. Cannot wait to share these!!

Charlotte & Sam

Photo by Ross Hurley

Hi Ross, Thank you so much for our photos - we are absolutely thrilled with them! We’ve just sat an gone through them all now and felt like we were reliving the day all over again! We really can’t thank you enough - you’ve captured so much of the detail and the feeling of the day. I can’t wait to share them with my friends and family!! Congratulations also for winning the wedding industry experts award - thoroughly deserved! Wishing you all the best in the future and thanks again for being a part of and capturing all the elements of what was a most special and memorable day! Best wishes, Charlotte & Sam

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.

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

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