Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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!

Utrecht Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Utrecht, Netherlands

Leeuwarden, Amersfoort

Utrecht Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Europe 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 because of current covid 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 1st, 2020
Weddings and Elopements Photos for NJ | The bride and groom enjoy a quiet moment dancing during their backyard wedding reception
September 30th, 2020
Ontario Elopement and Wedding Photographers | Slow dance in the backyard, while social distancing with their family
September 29th, 2020
Professional Photographers in Orléans for the best Elopement Images | despite these times of troubles they decided to still maintain a civilian union in Orleans, France in mid-July

Elopement Photographers for Small Netherlands Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Utrecht 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 secret, town hall, mini, 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 non-traditional, romantic, casual, 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 Utrecht Couples

7 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Thomas Jongbloed, Dutch wedding and elopement photographer for The Netherlands

I am Thomas, a wedding photographer, living in Utrecht. Work throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and actually, secretly the whole world;). Briefly about myself. I live in Leidsche Rijn / Utrecht with my dear wife Leonie; and been married for 3 years. Five years ago we removed a cat (Bouya) from the shelter. Sometimes couch decoration, other times our cat child. If I don't have a camera in my hands ... (that happens sometimes) I like to skate, I love sports; Bodypump, Grit HIIT, can be found 3 times a week in the Crossfit Box and preferably at 9:00 in the morning. We are also crazy about Netflix, what an invention. Cool series that we watch or have watched: Dexter, Breaking Bad, Orange is the new Black, Homeland, The Bridge… and you can wake me up for an animated film. Oh yes ... and for citizens .... the 2nd best invention. My favorite holiday destination is Portugal. A dream for old age is a private mountain in the Algarve. And to realize this, I started this year with a Portuguese language course. Our honeymoon was, therefore, a camper trip through the Algarve. What a cool feeling of freedom that is. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (EUR)
Dutch, Netherlands wedding photography by Leonard Walpot, of Utrecht

I'm Leonard. Born Brabander, but actually a Zeeuw, because I grew up in Zeeland. Since 2006 I live in Utrecht. I am married to Janneke and dad of Floris and Julius. In 2013, I became a full time photographer. You can say that I've made my work from my hobby because I'm actually graduated as a neerlandic. I am convinced that, as a photographer, I can tell stories better than ever as a writer or journalist. Probably because of my love for visual arts - also my favorite subject in high school. Tell stories with images instead of words. That's right with me. I feel good at that role and so I photograph weddings. I am constantly observing and looking for stories, emotions and moments. I seek relationships, relationships between people, to the essence of who you and your guests are. In fact, I think that every series I submit should be a family history - told by a journalist photographer. It is very important to me that a bride couple feels comfortable with my presence. That's why I'm quiet and in the background. It's not about me but for you. I'm not the one who directs the day but just documents it. I'm not a photographer who asks you to postpone, or to do things again. In short, I want to be the photographer present as a nice guest (literally and figuratively ;-)), a friend, someone who knows you and gives you all the confidence to photograph the day in a fantastic way. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1895 (EUR)
Utrecht wedding photographer Karin Bunschoten - Netherlands

Hi, I'm Karin. Born and raised in the Netherland. Graduated the Fotovakschool in 2012 and photographing weddings since then. I absolutely love couples who want their wedding day to be filled with laughter and celebrate their wedding as they are. Spontaneous and delightful aspects of the day, as well as the personal and emotional ones, are my goal to capture. If requested and needed I'll bring a 2nd shooter for your wedding so we capture more moments to tell your story in the end. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1549 (EUR)
Noord Brabant documentary wedding photography by Elke Teurlings - Netherlands WPJA

She has completed her studies in the piano conservatory, mathematics teacher training and artistic therapy in music. She worked as a mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Eindhoven for 11 years and in a piano practice at home. She is currently a full-time photographer and mother. Elke has learned the technique of photography for a large part from her father. Together they have photographed quite a lot over the years. By following various masterclasses and workshops, she continues to develop in the field of photography. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Marlies Dekker Elopement Photography in Netherlands and Zuid Holland

I am a professional, involved, spontaneous all-round photographer and by graduating from the Photograduate course at the Fotovakschool in Rotterdam, a graduated professional photographer where I graduated cum laude. I am proud of that because it does not happen often. Specializing in wedding and elopement photography, I have also succeeded in the field with the highest possible grades in this field. I now travel around the world to capture all those beautiful marriages in beautiful images! Because what is more beautiful than celebrating love! I have won several Wedisson awards in recent years; a nice reward for my work. Together with my team of second shooters we provide a nice memory of your day! [Rotterdam Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1499 (EUR)
Noord Brabant Elopement and Wedding Reportage Photography by Gaby Ermstrang

My name is Gaby Ermstrang and I photograph LOVE with so much love. I am thankful I can. I started out 5 years ago. My daughter was just born and I was at home without a job. So first I started to photograph for charities. Just so I could be Gaby again and not only be momma or a wife. Then I started taking portraits of the elderly. I still do that. Love that LOVE you are getting back from those people. I started to realize, I maybe am really good at Photography. People started to call me asking how much a portrait cost. That money I invested in workshops but above all invest in what I really like to make. After spending time in workshops, searching for mentoring by Marieke Zwartscholten and Leonard Walpot I think I found my passion. LOVE and moments! [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Zuid Holland wedding photography by Anouk Raaphorst - Netherlands WPJA

Hello, my name is Anouk Raaphorst and I am a professional wedding photographer from Westland. In 2010, after my education at the Photo Academy in Rotterdam, I quit my job in the brokerage and I started I Shoot Love Wedding Photography. My photography stands for spontaneous fresh wedding photos in a journalistic way, not staged. Fotos that really tell your story to live again and again. Creativity & unique moments are central to your day, full of love and emotion. All this, just like my photography, with an eye for detail. You get married at a location that unleashes something. All the preparations that you now enjoy fall into place during the day. One thing is certain, a day to remember. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
135/hour (EUR)
WPJA Communiqué: Features
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
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...Read more
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and even personal preference.Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them and their fiancés on this special day. So how do you infuse your wedding with all the romance but none of the fuss? ALONE AT LAST Many couples these days are opting to elope rather than planning a large wedding. For the no-...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
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...Read more