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!

United Kingdom Wedding Photographers

Find Your United Kingdom Wedding Photographer

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, UK

United Kingdom Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods
January 5th, 2022
Civil Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride walking down the aisle at the civil marriage venue

Elopement Photographers for Small United Kingdom Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small United Kingdom 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.

Europe WPJA members are ready to document any courthouse, small, 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 romantic, religious, outdoor, 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 United Kingdom Couples

149 United Kingdom Wedding Photographers...

David Pullum Images - Wedding and Elopement Photography
1650 (GBP)
Intimate wedding photography by Wayne La
1800 (GBP)
UK wedding reportage, engagements and elopement photography by Kari Bellamy
1995 (GBP)
Freek Nagtzaam is a wedding photographer going by the studio name of Platimo Photography

Freek Nagtzaam

's-Hertogenbosch in Noord Brabant, NL *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1495 (EUR)
WPJA POY Trophy-Winner William Lambelet - Wedding and Elopement Photographer

William Lambelet

Montpellier in Herault (34) , FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
2100 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Lisa Pacor

Lisa De Domenico Pacor

Trieste in Trieste, IT *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
2000 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photos by Pierrick Roland

Pierrick Roland

Levallois-Perret in Hauts-de-Seine (92) , FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
2000 (EUR)
Cristina Tanase is a Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Cristina Tanase

Bucharest in București, RO *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1600 (EUR)
Lifestyle portrait of Paolo Blocar, Wedding and Elopement Photographer of Aria di Foto

Paolo Blocar

Trieste in Trieste, IT *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1900 (EUR)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Jean-Baptiste Chauvin

Jean Baptiste Chauvin

Versailles, FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1800 (EUR)
Couple Portraits and Wedding Photography by Tsvetelina Deliyska

Tsvetelina Deliyska

Sofia in Sofia, BG *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Weddings, engagement portrait shoots and elopement photography by Pedro Volana

Pedro Volana

Jaen in Jaen, ES *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1500 (EUR)

Mihai Zaharia

Bucharest in București, RO *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1300 (EUR)
Isabelle Bazin Wedding and Elopement Photographer - isasouri photo

Isabelle Bazin

Goutz, FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
250/hour (EUR)
Fille Roelants Photography - Wedding and Elopement photographer

Fille Roelants

Antwerpen in Antwerpen, BE *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
2100 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement reportage photography by Jesus Merida

Jesus Merida

Malaga in Malaga, ES *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement pictures by Jean Baptiste Duarte

Jean Baptiste Duarte

Escoire in Dordogne (24) , FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1290 (EUR)
Wedding photography and engagement portraits by Loic Bourniquel of France

Loic Bourniquel

Lescure-d'Albigeois in Tarn (81) , FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Elopement and wedding photography by Kate Hampson

Kate Hampson

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
4000 (USD)
Documentary wedding and elopement photography by Jamie Gillies

Jamie Gillies

Carrigkerry in Limerick, IE *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1000 (EUR)
Wedding Photography by Simona Cancelli

Simona Cancelli

Siracusa in Siracusa, IT *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Engagement Portrait Sessions, Wedding and Elopement Day Photography by Ivelina Cholakova

Ivelina Cholakova

Sofia in Sofia, BG *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1200 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Marek Hanyzewski

Marek Hanyzewski

Warsaw in Mazowieckie, PL *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
600 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Tatyana Chohadjieva

Tatyana Chohadjieva

Sofia in Sofia, BG *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1200 (EUR)

Sebastien Clavel

Lyon, FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1900 (EUR)
Wedding and Elopement photography by Sophie Stacino of the WPJA

Sophie Stacino

Toulouse in Haute-Garonne (31) , FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1200 (EUR)
Wedding Photographer and Engagement Portrait Pro, Ronnie Szeto

Ronnie Szeto

Tseung Kwan O, HK *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
11800 (HKD)
Wedding photography by Nadine Court

Nadine Court

Chambéry, FR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1850 (EUR)
Engagement photo sessions and wedding photography by Manos Skoularikos

Manos Skoularikos

Athens in Attica, GR *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1600 (EUR)
Weddings, couple portrait shoots and elopement photography by Valeria Berti

Valeria Berti

Selvazzano Dentro in Padova, IT *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1700 (EUR)
Lombardy and Varese wedding and elopement photography by Francesca Zambrini of Italy

Francesca Zambrini

Varese in Varese, IT *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
1500 (EUR)

Shane O'Neill

Waterford in Waterford, IE *Now booking United Kingdom weddings.
2200 (EUR)

Pages

2 more photographers available for your wedding...

1250 British Pound

Neil Ridley Photography: Neil Ridley

Clitheroe in Lancashire, United Kingdom

You might be asking how I ended up going from a career as a Royal Air Force Policeman to becoming a full-time professional wedding photographer? The answer is quite simple, my passion for photography has been there for as long as I can remember...

1200 Euro

Wedding Photographer: Adrian Hancu

Strasbourg in Bas-Rhin (67) , France

Born in Chisinau, Moldova (Ex-URSS). Law school education followed by a premature love affair with photography. Freelance photographer since 2003. Over the years, I fulfill my clients’ expectations by combining a natural intuition and keen eye...

Wedding Venue Pictures by United Kingdom Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning United Kingdom wedding photos.

United Kingdom Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented United Kingdom wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own United Kingdom pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the United Kingdom Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small United Kingdom wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your United Kingdom wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my United Kingdom wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked United Kingdom wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best United Kingdom wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top United Kingdom documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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
jperlman elk cove inn ceremony
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
Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples find themselves in the position of paying for all of their own wedding expenses, which can be quite the financial burden to take on, and about 40% of Millennials end up in this boat. So, how can you stick to your allotted...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND United Kingdom WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Relaxed reception wedding reportage photographer in Suffolk, UK

Olivia & Chris

Photo by Dominic Whiten

We just want to say a really huge THANK YOU for providing Chris and Livi with so many beautiful reminders of a truly magical day. Despite the rather rubbish weather you truly excelled in being in the right place at the right time and, as always, capturing that precious moment in time whilst seeming so unobtrusive. Not only did you stay for the entire day but also most of the night! Plus giving up time to return on the Monday evening to take those extra, sunny and relaxed shots shows a dedication far beyond what most would contemplate. We are all so very glad we chose you to immortalise The Day and I will continue to promote your work to any couples I can. Gunilla (Mother of the Groom)

Jen & Mark

Photo by Ian Bursill

Hi Ian, What a day!! Can't believe it has been and gone, it seems like only a blink of an eye that it was the day before the wedding... Thank you so, so much for your time and hard work on Friday making sure you captured everything and that things went smoothly...your head must hurt by the end of the day from watching and anticipating moments; you're so clever how you ensure you capture everything. I was trying not to watch you but it was fascinating to see!! Aside from taking photos, it was lovely to spend the day with you! You're so lovely and such good fun, one of my all time favourite moments was Mark's catalogue pose in the garden!! Oh and laughing when you got the licking the suit moment! Thanks for making us feel so comfortable and at ease. I really had a great morning with the team, it really makes all the difference and sets the tone for the rest of the day. Thanks for all the little things which really helped: putting my mind at ease with my silly hair worries, constantly telling me the time when I felt nervous when it was getting to crunch time, chatting to my mum, helping to fetch things, advice with questions (from all angles!) from the bridal party, oh and finding that all important hair grip on the floor - incredible! ...filling me in on how the lads were... you fitted in a treat, I hope we weren't too mad for you! Everyone thought you were great! Especially my Mum, bless her. So sorry I put the extra pressure on you re the Dad reaction photo, looking back I should have just gone with the flow but at the time thought it was so important to have that one downstairs. I hope you understand. It's weird looking back knowing your day was perfect those things really do fall into insignificance, agh!! It was such a special moment for me being able to walk up to him and see his face, something I'll remember and cherish forever. Thanks for putting up with me!!! Thanks so much for keeping everything running to schedule (I know it was tough at times) and for staying as late as you did. It was sad seeing you go because it hit home that it was very nearly over! I'm so pleased with how the day went though, it really was perfect, so thank you so, so much for everything you did for us on Friday which extends beyond your incredible photography. So, as everyone always says, we can't wait to see the photos! (Take your time, no pressure!) We hope you enjoyed our wedding day too... Thanks so much for everything, Jen and Mark

Photo of a Kythnos, Greece bride and groom walking down the aisle

Sophie & Vagelis

Photo by Manos Skoularikos

One of a kind! Manos your work is every word of your motto. I believe that If someone is looking for a photographer to take photos at their event, then Manos you are most probably not that guy. But If they want someone to capture the moments, the stories, the emotions, then I cannot recommend you enough! For us, the memories from our wedding might have been different had we chosen someone else; and this is a such a special quality!