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 WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Zuid Holland Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Zuid Holland, Netherlands

The Hague, Rotterdam

Zuid Holland Elopement Photographers

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. 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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Namib Desert, Namibia Elopement Story Photography | The wedding ceremony took place overlooking the vast openness of the desert
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Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Picture Story | The wedding solemnized on the beach at sunset was visually magnificent

Elopement Photographers for Small Netherlands Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Zuid Holland 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 justice of the peace, secret, city hall, 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, modern, romantic, 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 Zuid Holland Couples

16 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)
Zuid Holland wedding photographer Isabelle Hattink, of the Netherlands

FotoBelle was set up by Isabelle Hattink in 2001 after she had graduated from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda in the Netherlands. FotoBelle consists of a team of different photographers. Isabelle is always assisted by one of her colleagues when shooting weddings. Photography has become a way of life. It is a profession in which you can continue to develop yourself. I love a photojournalist approach because I am a storyteller. This is why we do not ask you to pose for a photo, but to experience the day as though we were not there. This is how we capture your emotions. Your wedding day is a part of your life that will vividly remain in the memory through your wedding photos. As a wedding photographer, I only need two ingredients to document your wedding in a sharp and vibrant fashion: your trust and free rein. This will ensure creative images and we can capture your unique story in the most creative and natural way possible. I always take a second shooter with me for wedding reportages starting from 8 hours of photography. This has a positive effect on the quality and allows us to make more creative photos by using different angles. Besides my job, I have a gorgeous daughter, a wonderful husband, a naughty dog, and a beautiful, Japanese garden. Nature is where I feel most at home, therefore I want to go outside as much as possible. I undertake a lot of fun things with my family whenever I have an opportunity. [Rotterdam Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2300 (EUR)
Netherlands Wedding Photographer, Natalja van Ommeren

Who am I? Born in 1985 in Zwartewaal. From childhood I wanted to become a photographer. I often remember how I took my parents' camera to make the family photos myself. A lot of pictures were taken in our family. The cabinet is full of a photo album every year. Ordinary home, garden and kitchen photos as we call them. All of them wonderful memories of good luck. Often it is the very small moments that I find so valuable in photographs. Have breakfast in my parents' big bed on Sunday morning. The walk in a cold winter landscape with hot chocolate. I think that my love and passion for photos comes from there. I live with my friend Antal and 3 cats. We live in the middle of the polder, here I find a lot of peace. And can greatly enjoy all the plants and animals around me. I regularly make a walk with my camera in the area enjoying all the beauty. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1495 (EUR)
Zuid Holland wedding photography by Gerhard Nel of The Netherlands

Gerhard Nel is an international award-winning photographer based in The Hague in The Netherlands. In 2013 Gerhard has been ranked #1 in the world with the WPJA. Since 2008 Gerhard has regularly been placed among the Top 50 wedding photographers of the WPJA and also the Artistic Guild of the WPJA. Nel was born and raised in South Africa and served as an Indenti-kit artist for the Police for several years drawing faces of suspects. His search for real life and moments combined with his artistic and sensitive eye results in images that touch hearts and lives. Gerhard has traveled to more than 50 countries and loves different cultures accepting destination weddings worldwide. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (EUR)
Zuid Holland wedding photography by Damon Pijlman of the Netherlands

Damon Pijlman is a wedding photojournalist who has been documenting weddings for over 15 years. When Damon was 15 years old he started as an assistant photographer, and at 18 he started with wedding photography. He studied photography for 4 years at the school of photography in Amsterdam and in Apeldoorn. Damon started his own company at 2006. International award-winning photographers Eva & Damon photograph together weddings all over the world. Damon loves capturing the beauty of weddings which include emotion, love and fun. His methodes combine photojournalism with glamour and spontaneous moments. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
 Rika Conradi Wedding Photography for NL

I take pictures as long as I can remember. I was obsessed by the light of Rembrandt and the colors of Vincent Van Gogh. The old Dutch Painters were by far my favorites. Since I was not gifted with the talent of the fine brush, I decided to be a photographer. As a little girl weddings always attracted me. The magic of love, emotions and people just the way they are. Those are, for me, the most important ingredients for a wedding. No matter what dress, ring, cake of venue. I shoot weddings in the Netherlands, but if clients want me in other countries, I will do so without hesitation. I adore my husband (and second shooter) and daughter. My 'idol' of wedding photographers is Gerhard Nel. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (EUR)
Marjolijn Maljaars, Zuid Holland Wedding Photography

I am Marjolijn Maljaars, married to Eelco and mother of 5 beautiful children. We live in Sommelsdijk on Goeree-Overflakkee. Our house also has some fluffy animals, a golden retriever, three cats, and three rabbits. I love my children, my husband, tea and sleeping late (although that rarely happens). In my free time, I enjoy walking the dog and I like to go out with my children and husband. I prefer to shop from behind my computer. I spend a lot of hours on contacts with colleagues, post-processing of photos, following workshops and I am always busy learning more. I photograph in a journalistic way, photograph the moments as they are and pass by without stylized and posed positions. Capturing your sweet, funny, beautiful, honest and wonderful moments with my camera makes me most happy. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
995 (EUR)
Arjan Barendregt, Zuid Holland wedding photography for Netherlands

Hi there! My name is Arjan Barendregt. When this is written, I am 38 years old, married and father of 1 little boy. I think that my story could be a copy of most of the other wedding photographers: started as a hobby and now a professional photographer. It all started when I was about 12-15 years old. My father forced me to search for a hobby: 'stop wasting your time behind the television!' So that's when I bought my first analog camera: an old Praktica. I high school I followed my first course. This was an extra lesson we could follow besides the normal subjects. I bought books in secondhand markets and the only thing I did was practice, practice, and practice... Taking a lot of photos meant that I also had to develop a lot of pictures. Most of my money was in letting all the photos develop. That's why I started to shoot only slides. I became a member of our local photo club. All of the members were older men, I was the only teenager. So this wasn't a good match. But I learned a lot. Years went by, the new cameras were bought, and I bought my first digital camera. No DSRL, but a Sony which saved the pictures on real floppy disks. Can you imagine?! I bought my first DSRL about 8 years ago and this helped me to develop my own style. The only pictures I made were those of our holidays. I proudly showed them to all our friends and relatives. It didn't take long or my best friend asked me to shoot their wedding. And that's how it all started. I am now a professional wedding photographer, shooting 40-45 weddings a year at home and abroad. The most important thing for me at weddings is trying to become 1 of the guests and not being Mr the Photographer. This is how I want to capture everybody just the way they are and not how the act before my camera. "Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles." [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1450 (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)
portrait of Caroline Elenbaas, or Caroline Peeters, wedding and elopement photographer by Cfoto. It's a close up portrait in. colour.

I’m Caroline Elenbaas live in Heijningen a small village near Rotterdam. I studied at the Fotovakschool in Rotterdam and finished it in 2008. Then I started my own photography business, it happened to come across wedding photography and this soon became a big passion. Capturing all the beautiful moments is never boring. Documentary photography gives a lot of satisfaction. I really like to catch all the special things, because later I realise it become precious moments. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (EUR)
Thomas Jongbloed 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)
Porto wedding photography and elopements by Raquel Barroso Costa - Portugal WPJA

I was born in 1986 in the city of Porto. I always grew up with a lot of interest in art, since my parents were art teachers. I graduated in Art and it was during college that I took a photography class. After graduating I took a professional photography course in 2011 and after that, I worked in photojournalism and commercial photography as an assistant. After working as a second photographer at weddings, in 2018 I launched Caixa de Histórias, my own photography company. [Porto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (EUR)
Utrecht wedding photography by Linda Bouritius - Netherlands WPJA

Well hello to you. My name is Linda a professional wedding photographer living in the Netherlands together with her husband, two kids and a cat called Kiwi. Photography has always been a big part of my life, but for a long time not in a professional way. When looking back I always look at the world around me in compositions, and as a kid, I always brought a small camera with me when I was away. Photography as a career has never crossed my mind when choosing an education. I studied communications. Looking back a study that is all about people. After working in various large corporations the urge for something new was getting bigger and bigger. As a result, I started to work for a small online radio station as their social media manager, next to my day-to-day job. A way to meet new people, change perspective and be more creative. So creative I got. In order to get interesting content for our channels, I picked up my camera. For a few summers, I was travelling across the Netherlands with a team to capture music festivals. Focusing on young talented artists. My photography got picked up and I received my first small assignments. At the end of 2014, I decided that it was all or nothing. The day job didn't inspire me anymore and I decided to fully focus on photography. Without any assignments I stepped into 2015 and slowly work was there. I accepted every photography job out there. From photographing newborn babies to corporate seminars. I also had a few weddings and fell in love instantly. It reminded me somehow about music photography. I always loved just photographing the crowd, the feeling of a day in the sun enjoying music. I never cared that much for the artists and being in a pit with 15 other photographers elbowing your way for an image. In 2016 I decided to say now to all other assignments and fully focus on weddings only. As today I only shoot weddings and it's a fulltime job for me. During winter I focus on some personal/ documentary projects and someday in the life sessions for families. My approach to wedding photography is as unposed as possible. I love to look for the true identity of a couple and translate that into my images. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1495 (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)
Campania and Naples wedding photography by Luca Salvemini of Italy

Luca Salvemini was born in Naples in 1981. Second-born of three brothers, he approached photography on the day of his First Communion, thanks to a compact Olympus given to him by an uncle. His passion becomes a life choice when he enrolls in the Faculty of Psychology, where his studies and background allow him to develop an innovative approach to work, a mix of passion, understanding, and emotion. Time and experience will be too strong, and Luca will form part of his method on the ability to establish true and empathetic relationships with couples. After intense training at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia and a very strong apprenticeship in a Photo Studio, he decides to leave Italy and approach a new work experience in Amsterdam. In a few months, he gives his first solo show at the Amsterdam Royal Gallery. After a couple of years in the Netherlands, he returns to Naples where he decides to found Life Photography together with Davide. He is a huge fan of U2 band. It is impossible to count on the fingers of two hands the number of concerts he has assisted to, in Italy and in Europe. Indeed, as soon as he has free time it is likely to find him shooting pictures around the world with his camera living the experiences of the places. [Naples Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Susanne & Erwin

Photo by Natalja van Ommeren

Natalia, You are an open and honest woman who makes beautiful pictures! You see unique opportunities and take them. I really liked that you did not want to put anything in the scene and that we actually did not notice that you were there. But that you have managed to make photos from all angles. At the times when it was necessary, you knew how to make everyone feel comfortable, for example by going crazy. Everyone is very impressed with our wedding album and often ask for your data. Which we naturally like to give.I remember especially for a moment while drawing. I saw your lens slide past when you photographed one of the guests, you made contact and said hi only. I liked it so much and funny. I love it! Thank you for making our photos!

The bride and groom holding hands during their wedding ceremony at the Landgoed Vanenburg - Netherland

Ramy & Inge

Photo by Natalja van Ommeren

It is quite exciting to have your wedding recorded by someone you do not know. But after a nice and relaxed conversation we knew that we made a good choice to book you. On the wedding day you were full of creative ideas, but we could be ourselves. On the day itself, we hardly noticed you, which is very nice. The photos are really great and the wedding album has become exactly as we wanted thanks to all your tips. You have arranged everything super, our expectations in terms of service and service have been exceeded.