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. 

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Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Buckinghamshire, England

Aylesbury, Wycombe, Amersham, Chiltern, Beaconsfield, Burnham, South Bucks, Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire 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!

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Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Buckinghamshire 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 themed, civil ceremony, town 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, boutique, 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 Buckinghamshire Couples

8 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

One of the most touching things about wedding photography is how quickly you find yourself thrown into the heart of such an important, intimate occasion. It's a responsibility only a fool would take lightly. I take great care to behave appropriately but with a sense of cheerful fun and enthusiasm for what I do. I tend to prefer working alone as it's far easier to melt into the day and being unobtrusive is key to getting honest reportage photography. I aim to photograph as a reaction to what is happening around me, rather than be the cause of it. People rarely look lovelier than when they are simply being themselves. I always like to meet clients in advance, for the sake of both parties. It's important to be familiar with your photographer's approach as well as their portfolio. Your choice is a very personal one and identifying the style you're after will ensure you're happy with the results. As a sole trader, I always take the lead from my client and aim to be as flexible with my services as I can. I air any concerns at an early stage if I feel there is a discrepancy between the services I provide and my client's brief. I first became interested in taking photos when I was 11 years old. Within a year I had my hands on a Russian Zenith 122 - a tank of a camera! I then unearthed an antique enlarger inside a broom cupboard at school and persuaded the headmaster to set us up with some chemicals and paper. This was all a great help in developing a disciplined approach to photography. By 17 I had upgraded to Nikon 35mm and Pentax medium format outfits. I was invited to photograph the wedding of my art teacher's daughter and took the plunge. Thankfully it turned out rather well and in the last decade I've photographed over 160 weddings and civil partnerships in the UK and Europe. At 18, I studied film production at the Bournemouth Screen Academy and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Production. Film is my other passion and I've continued to make promos and award winning shorts for festivals since graduating. While studying, I taught photography part time at Bryanston School and made use of the excellent photographic facilities at university. My photography and film work go hand in hand as visual art forms for telling and documenting narratives. I was rather a late adopter of digital photography. I wasn't interested in the latest technology for the sake of something shiny and new but felt that by 2005 the resolution and sensitivity in low light was a sufficient improvement on the available film stocks. On average I've upgraded my main outfit every 3 years and my current crop of top end Nikon cameras and lenses have given me unbridled freedom, particularly in low light conditions. Because I spend the time mastering the density, contrast, colour and sharpness of my pictures in post production, most of my results are indistinguishable from film. My guiding principle is that if an effect wouldn't be achieved in the dark room, it's best to avoid it on the computer! Garish effects may bring something to a lackluster picture but they also date quickly. A good picture has no need for such embellishment. Consequently my work retains a quality that will, I hope, stand the test of time. I grew up in Hampshire, Dorset & South Wales and often visit family & friends in all three. I live and work in North London. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
200/hour (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)
Razvan Danaila UK Wedding Photographer for small events and elopements

Hello there – I’m Razvan and I’ve been shooting weddings and elopements for over 15 years now. What started as a challenge at my best friend’s wedding turned into a very expensive hobby at first and then into my grown up, full-time job. I’m forever grateful to my wonderful clients who trusted me with their precious wedding photos and continue to do so – nothing makes me happier than receiving their thanks after seeing their images. I love meeting in person with my clients and hear about their plans and questions for their big day over a cup of coffee – as with anything, good communication is the key to having happy clients. Weddings are somehow similar to car races – you only get one chance to capture moments and genuine emotions. My motto is that I’m not there to create the event but to try and capture it and turn it into an accurate story in images of the day. I’m a very friendly and personable guy, very focused while working and happy that many past clients are now very good friends. Other stuff that makes me happy besides my work is traveling, cooking (big barbecue fan) and good coffee. I live with my wife in a lovely small village and we are proud parents to Spoty the dog and Frankie the cat (we both believe he is really a dog in a feline body). [Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (GBP)
England and Hertfordshire wedding and elopement photography by Nel van Huyssteen of the United Kingdom

Hello, I am super new to the WPJA so will enter competitions very soon. I am a UK wedding photographer living in Hertfordshire with my husband Leon, two wonderful kids, and 5 pets. Leon is also my trusted second photographer who has been by my side for 25 years. Not just that he also has an incredible photographic eye. All my work is captured with professional Sony Mirrorless and Canon Cameras. I trained as a professional wedding photographer for a year with The Trained Eye Academy based in Amersham. I am passionate about engaging with my clients, understanding their needs, and capturing their life in a truly unique and individual way. We all see the world differently which is why people fascinate me and why I find weddings in particular, so special and exciting. I love photographing very natural moments as they happen to capture real, raw emotion. Anticipation, anxiety, joy, sadness, love, relief is all part of a wedding day. Photos that tell a story with feelings are priceless and tend to grow on you as time goes by. Documentary wedding photography will give you beautiful photographs with honest memories to cherish forever. I am passionate about delivering the very best service from our first meeting, capturing your wedding, and delivering your images through to aftercare such as ordering albums, prints, and wall art. [Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (GBP)

I fell in love with the moments I saw through my lens…this is the reason that makes me become a visual storyteller. Back to the very first step, my shooting journey has begun with techniques and shooting tips like everyone who loves taking photos. Practices…trainings…lessons…are my daily life since I was a student of architecture and design. My shooting passion also drove me to live and learn in London which gives me opportunities to explore the perspective of my lens. Step by step throughout the journey in London, I got a chance to work with the leading professional photographer of wedding photojournalist of the UK. My chance also wide opened for the fashion shoot. It’s come with opportunities which let me explore more on the photography road map to work with leading magazines and do advertising photoshoot for the famous brands in various industries. During the time, I also had chances to do portrait photography for individuals, couples, families, friends. I’ve learned a lot more about how to capture the very touchy-feely moments from portrait shooting. I am still learning from every shot that I take to continue my visual storytelling journey. For me, all chances were not just a chance, they were significant experiences that have made me believe that a photographer is an engaged storyteller who has a trained, creative, and talented eye to see a photographic opportunity and make a decision for the moment. With the strong feeling and belief that every moment is precious and perfect in itself, I wish I will put myself more engaged in demonstrating the moments like creating genuine art…to tell the story from time to time Today, it’s more than 10 years of shooting experience, there is ONE THING that I’ve found. This ONE THING has never changed, and this ONE THING makes me believe in what I do and make me be who I am. This ONE THING is THE TRUE MOMENT. It is real. It happens only once. It stays forever. Therefore, for me, a perfect photo is a capture of the TRUE MOMENT which will keep and tell the story. TRUE MOMENT is my inspiration for shooting every single photo. It’s not just a shooting style…it’s beyond a signature…it is my honest to capture the once in a lifetime moment that I fell in love since the beginning and I will continue my journey as a man who loves capturing the moments. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
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)
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)

Wedding Venues from Buckinghamshire

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Sarah & Richie

Photo by Harry Richards

Dear Harry, Thank you for photographing our wedding day! You really captured the atmosphere and we will treasure the photos and memories. It is lovely to have such great images, even more so as you were so adept at being in the right place at the right time, without us even knowing you were there! Many thanks, Sarah & Richie. x

Hertfordshire wedding photo of confetti tossed at Minstrel Court, North Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK

Wyman and Liezl

Photo by Nel van Huyssteen

Hi Nel First of all thank you so much, me and Liezl think your great and really enjoyed your company. We both agree that we are so glad we chose you and don’t think there could have been anyone nicer to have there for the 2 days. You blended in almost as if you were a guest, specially at the banquet. Can’t wait for the photos lol. Hope your well and can’t thank you enough❤️ WYMAN

Manor house wedding photography with a post ceremony Confetti celebration at Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove, Worcester, UK

Zoe and Matthew

Photo by Nel van Huyssteen

Hi Nel Thank you so much for being so patient with us! And for generally being so fabulous! We love all of the photos so so much it was so difficult to choose 80!! We've been recommending you to everyone we've spoken to since the wedding! We're so excited to share our photos with everyone! We really hope you have the most wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year with all of your family. Best Wishes Zoe & Matt

A Candid cake cutting image of the bride and groom at Stanbrook Abbey, Worcestershire, UK

Kira and David

Photo by Nel van Huyssteen

Dear Nel and Leon, You are such wonderful and talented people. Your photos really captured the essence of our day. Every little detail, guests enjoying themselves, and all the family and couple portraits; everything was covered. You really became part of our day; it felt like you were friends who just happened to have a camera! We couldn’t have chosen better photographers. We have had so many compliments on the online gallery and we cannot wait to receive our printed album. They quality of the shots, the lighting, capturing silly moments too; we’re also looking forward to having some portraits on canvas in our home. Thank you so very much Nel and Leon. Lots of love, Kira and David

First dance image at the Village hall wedding in kent, Chilham village wedding

Louise and Daniel

Photo by Nel van Huyssteen

Hi Nel, Thank you so much for our Wedding photo's, they look AMAZING!! They really did capture the day perfectly We will come back to you next week on photos for the album when we have looked through them a few more times Thank you and Leon capturing our day so well and we will be in touch soon! Dan & Louise

Hindu wedding ceremony photography from an event under a tent

Prina and Sagar

Photo by Nel van Huyssteen

Hi Nel WOW - we just looked at the photos and we absolutely love them! You managed to capture all the best bits of our wedding and we are truly grateful. Thank you so much, we can't wait to have a photo session with our nearest and dearest. We will get back to you once we decide exactly what to do with them. Warm wishes always Prina and Sagar