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!

Africa Wedding Photographers

Find Your Africa Wedding Photographer

Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa, Luanda, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Abidjan

Africa Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Africa 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 Africa 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
November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral
November 15th, 2021
Wedding Portrait Photographer for Rapolano Terme, Tuscany | posing for a portrait that felt secretive

Elopement Photographers for Small Africa Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Africa 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.

WPJA members are ready to document any town hall, courthouse, pop-up, 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 casual, symbolic, boutique, 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 Africa Couples

15 Africa Wedding Photographers...

WPJA POY Trophy-Winner William Lambelet - Wedding and Elopement Photographer
2100 (EUR)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Nilufer Nalbantoglu

Nilufer Nalbantoglu

Kadıköy in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Africa weddings.
800 (EUR)
Couple engagement photo sessions, wedding and elopement photography by Emre Nesli

Emre Nesli

İstanbul in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Africa weddings.
950 (EUR)
Engagement Portraits by top Wedding and Elopement Photographer Sylvain Bouzat

Sylvain Bouzat

Lyon, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
2900 (EUR)
Ufuk Sarisen Wedding Photography

Ufuk Sarisen

Istanbul in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1150 (EUR)
Engagement, wedding and elopement pictures by Lorene Serfati

Lorene Serfati

Chuyer in Loire (42) , FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1650 (EUR)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Charline Eberhardt

Charline Eberhardt

Biarritz, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
2100 (EUR)
Adventure wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Africa weddings.
2700 (USD)
Wedding photography by Nadine Court

Nadine Court

Chambéry, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1850 (EUR)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie Sizer

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Africa weddings.
2700 (USD)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Francesca Vitulano of Framelines

Francesca Vitulano

Gualdo Tadino in Perugia, IT *Now booking Africa weddings.
1600 (EUR)

Maxime Desessard

Paris, FR *Now booking Africa weddings.
1900 (EUR)
United Kingdom elopements, engagements and wedding photography by Bhavna Barratt

Bhavna Barratt

Gilberdyke, GB *Now booking Africa weddings.
2500 (GBP)
Wedding and elopement photography by Rogerio Frota dos Santos
3500 (BRL)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Africa Wedding Photographers

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

Africa Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Africa wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Africa pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Africa 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 Africa 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 Africa wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Africa 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 Africa wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Africa 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 Africa wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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
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

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Africa WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Lucy and Lewis

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Oh my goodness Ufuk! We have received our photos, they are out of this world! The albums are so stunning! They are amazing! WOW!!!! I can't stop looking at them! You r so talented. Truly stunning!!! Have a lovely weekend - Lucy

Rae and Francesco

Photo by Francesca Vitulano

Dear Francesca, I asked Simona to thank you from both Francesco and I...but I really want to say it myself too. From my heart, thank you so very much! You are so talented and we absolutely LOVE our wedding photos. You captured our happy day so perfectly. Francesco thinks I am silly because I have been looking at the photographs for hours every day :) During our wedding, several people also commented on your lovely personality and gentle manner too. This made me very proud. Thank you for being professional, for being lovely and for taking incredible photographs. Sei meraviglioso!

Fethiye Turkey Wedding Photography of the bride and groom at Help Beach

Tala+Ratep

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Ufuk, you got me all teary. A million thank you for the birthday wishes and a million other thank you for these beautiful pictures. This is by far the best birthday gift I have received. We downloaded the file so that we would not lose it but will look at them when I am back from the honeymoon hopefully in a couple of days. However I went through some and THEY WILL MORE THAN AMAZING.