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. 

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China Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of China, Asia

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China Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our 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!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Asia Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small China 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 mini, 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 boutique, symbolic, 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 China Couples

44 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Jinhua wedding and elopement photography by Hao Pan, Zhejiang, China WPJA

As a wedding photographer for three years, shooting about 80 weddings. I used to be a hip-hop dancer before. If the wedding ceremony is compared to a song, the common place of hip-hop dance and photography is that I interpret it in my own way. Taking some unforgettable moments is like making some great moves when dancing, and I have always been keen to take unique moments belonging to the new couple. Every wedding is unknown and unique. I hope to leave unforgettable memories for each new couple. [Jinhua Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Chengdu elopement wedding photography by Cheng Guo of Sichuan China

When I was very young, about 10 years old, I studied sketch and traditional Chinese painting with my uncle. Influenced by him, I cultivated certain artistic creativity and aesthetic ability at that time. When I was 18 years old, I began to study and engage in wedding photography. It has been 7 years since then. I am a person who loves freedom. I love photography very much. On average, I have to carry out 50 times a year Wedding shooting, In my career, I have done more than 300 wedding shooting work. In other free time, I will take some pictures of humanity. I think real and interesting photos will not be out of date, and will always have meaning and value! [Chengdu Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Nanping wedding photography by Qi Xiang of Fujian, China

Being a wedding photographer for four years, I have served more than 300 new couples. Under the deep understanding of the uniqueness of my profession, I devoted my mind to it with high enthusiasm and passionate love. The imagination, creativity, and unique concept of documentary shooting are the most important characteristics that I strongly believe to make me distinct from other photographers. [Nanping Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Hangzhou City Wedding Day Photography by Di Liu, of Zhejiang, China
Starting Price:
10000 (CNY)
Fujian and Quanzhou wedding day photography by Asaph Xu of China
Starting Price:
300 (USD)

Leon Wong has been ranked into top 10 wedding photographers in the world by WPJA in 2013. He appreciates shooting with the natural light. He believes that however the fashion swings, what matters is the feeling of his client at the very moments of being with the original and unaffected atmosphere. It transcends the temporality; it also engraves on the time. Leon has been invited to shoot the wedding and family life of many celebrities. [Hangzhou City Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
6000 (USD)
Beijing wedding photography by Vincent Mu of China
Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Guangzhou wedding photography by Jinqi Tan, of Guangdong, China

The shock of news photography made me choose to work in the photography industry. My dream is to take wedding photos that are shocking and resonating. [Guangzhou Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
10000 (CNY)
Shaanxi and Yulin Wedding Photography by Zhiwen Liu, of China
Starting Price:
500 (USD)
Wenzhou wedding and elopement photography by Haoce Sun of Zhejiang China
Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
JiaXing Wedding Photographer Chenjie Tan, of Zhejiang China.

When I was a child, I liked to see the works of Magnum photographers. The composition and angle of the scene in a moment deeply influenced me. So crazy about filming documentary photography. Because I love documentary photography, I chose to take wedding documentary photography. In the past 6 years, 40-50 wedding ceremonies have been taken. [Zhejiang Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (CNY)
Zhejiang and Wenzhou wedding photography by Shihao Yang of China
Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Fujian Wedding Photographer for China, Vinci Wang

As a wedding photographer, Vinci Wang insists on a documentary concept to record the beautiful moments of the wedding, advocating the use of light and shadow and composition to express different story emotions. He constantly searches for the unrepeatable pictures of the newcomers themselves in the shutter that is pressed every time. The quality of the wedding image is almost strict, so he pursues the quality of the wedding day instead of quantity. He hopes that his works can resist the time, resist the traces of the years, and let the new people still feel these wonderful moments when they enjoy it for ten or even decades. [Fuzhou Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Fujian, China wedding photographer Joy Qin

Before resigning for photography in November 2016, I worked as a consultant for a Fortune 500 company for three years. Later, due to the strong interest in photography, I chose to quit my original superior work to study photography in Beijing. In fact, when I first entered the business, I was very fond of humanities and documentary photography, and I liked Josef Koudelka and Eugene Smith as my idols. Coincidentally, through the common hobby of photography, I got to know my current wife, Lily, we opened a photography studio together in her hometown: Longyan, a small city. Based on my love of documentary photography, I took wedding documentary photography as my final choice and main business. I like to observe and capture the fleeting moments of the wedding, but also like to record their happy love story for new couples. Engaging in wedding documentary photography makes me feel happy and fulfilled. I hope that I can realize the dream of shooting weddings for new couples around the world as soon as possible, and I hope that this career will be my lifelong persistence. [Longyan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (CNY)
China and Liaoning Wedding Photographer, Vuca Zhang

I'm a photographer from Dalian, China. I studied communication in university. Because of my love for photography, I strive to be an excellent wedding photographer. I think a wedding should not only pursue beautiful photos, but also record more memorable things for the couple. It's satisfying to capture moments that are interesting, emotional, exciting, or plain. [Liaoning Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
200/hour (USD)
Shenzhen wedding day photography by Xiao Ma of Guangdong China
Starting Price:
6800 (CNY)

A member of the WPJA Global Documentary Wedding Photographers Association, with over a decade of photography experience and multiple international award winners. When he was young, Mango became interested in photography because of a camera from his uncle's family. In the following years, he worked in commercial photography and portrait photography. In 2009, a personal experience of the wedding made him feel the scene of love and decided to start wedding photography. Mango advocates a documentary concept, enjoying and delivering every touch and joy at the wedding. For him, photography is to express his understanding of family, friendship, and love on photographic paper, not passing through time, infecting everyone. [Hangzhou City Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
16000 (CNY)

Sky blue, has always been the city of Zhuhai to give people the impression that natural and pure. E-IMAGE photography studio is born in Zhuhai this blue sky, so we give the same color of the brand, the pursuit of the same natural picture, pure emotion. Just as the creation of a novel comes from life, the creation of photography is the same, and the creation of documentary photography is inseparable from the real life. Through every time with the customer's communication, to understand their life and emotional experience, from which to extract some realistic basis, a special significance of the shooting scene, in a relaxed and natural shooting atmosphere to capture those feelings of emotional moments, that is Our studio's documentary style shoots the idea. We hope that by repeating the real moments of the moment, the real picture of one by one, the real story of one by one, and the real life of the section; we hope that years later, when you read these photos again, you Will feel re-live again. [Guangdong Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (CNY)
Starting Price:
7500 (CNY)
Xining acutal day wedding photography by Binbin Wong, of Qinghai, China
Starting Price:
800 (USD)
Shaanxi and Xi'an wedding photography by XiangJie Hao of China
Starting Price:
550 (USD)
Hunan wedding photography by Micky Zhou of China
Starting Price:
2800 (CNY)
Beijing actual day wedding and elopement photography by Vincent MA of China

"Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember." so wrote pianist Oscar Levant, and photos are undoubtedly one of the best carriers of memory. I've been in photography since I was a kid, on a plastic film camera, I was so excited to see the result that I opened the filmback before development, so my first work turned out to be pure blank, it taught me that how important the patience is for photography, the patience for the best mood, the best composition and light, it's the best moment. I photographed my first wedding for my friends way back in 2006, they loved the photos and recommended me to their friends and it snowballed from there, in 2019 I've shot more than 300 weddings, I find the documentary photography fascinating, sometimes frustrating, other times rewarding but always very memorable. I love to tell stories, so wedding photojournalism was a natural fit when I turned my passion into my profession in 2006 (Co-founder of the Magic Wedding photography studio). But, even though my focus is on the moment, I strive to make those moments full of grace and beauty.14 years of photojournalistic experiences are impressive. Hundreds of weddings photographed all around the world. My specialty is creative documentary photography, weaving moments into my images that are iconic symbols of the day. With a background in photojournalism, I am a storyteller at heart and have been recognized internationally for my work. [Beijing Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)
Starting Price:
1900 (USD)

Ten years experience for portrait photographing; National senior photographer of China; Cooperative photographer of the magazine "Portrait Photography"; Member of WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association); Charter Member of FPJA (Family Photojournalist Association). [Beijing Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Changsha wedding photography by Kuan Yu of Hunan China
Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
China and Shanghai elopement and wedding photography by Yuan Man of Asia
Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
Jiangsu and Xuzhou wedding photography by Wang Lei of China
Starting Price:
600 (USD)
Xi'an wedding photography by Sun Long of Shaanxi China

My name is Long Sun and my English name is Bruce. 3 years ago, I turned my hobby of wedding photography into my career. When I was a child, my father was a worker. He often took a lot of scenery with his camera, probably because his hobby had always affected me. Last year, in 2020, I photographed more than 50 weddings and more than 200 weddings in my career. In the wedding let me feel the family love and friendship, I like to use my angle to shoot every wedding. Besides shooting weddings, my wife and I often climb mountains with my family and I always use my camera to record my kids lifetime. [Xi'an Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
500 (USD)
Harbin wedding photography by Rui Li, of Heilongjiang China
Starting Price:
5800 (CNY)
Taichung wedding photography by Chao Chin Yang of Taiwan Asia
Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)
Taiwan and Taipei wedding and elopement photography by Will Tee - Asia WPJA

Will is the co-founders of SW Photo Studio. He is a passionate photographer who has grown up and resided in many different places such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Japan, and China. The rich experiences of traveling and crossing between those different cultures have made him a fully open-minded person. Will has not only appreciated those lessons life had taught him but also tried to get inspired and fulfill them into his photography works. [Taipei Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)

Jiake Yang, a father of two boys, a full-time husband, a lifetime photographer. I founded my own photography studio in 2013 in Melbourne, we proudly service the entire Australia and internationally. I've always loved photography, I've always loved to capture natural and candid photos. I believe people will be relaxed with me around, I don't have to tell them what to do, where to look. I watch the story unveil and try to capture every bit of it. Please let me know if I could help. I'd love to be your storyteller. [Melbourne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1699 (AUD)
Hualien County wedding and elopement photographer Tao-Hsuan Tzu, of Taiwan

Joe Tzu is the founder of Z-Wedding from Hualien, Taiwan. Start to capture during college with the first Canon 400D DSLR and am madly in love with photography. Joe was obsessed with photography after he saw the picture captured by the camera. Since then, photography became my professional started from 23 years old. The EOS 400D from the beginning until now the EOS 5D II, D4, D800E & D700, that are my best partner of 11 years photography journey. 2011-First time to be a wedding photographer. 2012- Established Z-WEDDING. 2014-Finished 100 wedding. 2018- Started commercial photography business. I always keep curiosity to be an observer and really like to create highly creative images for my clients and couples. As a professional photographer, good at communication is necessary skills, and get more inspiration through communication. [Hualien County Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)

Hi I’m Jamie! I’m a British Destination Wedding Photographer based in Hong Kong serving Asia and the world. I have been featured in publications such as Hong Kong Tatler and Time Out Hong Kong among others. To me wedding photography isn’t about hours of posing for photos, it’s about enjoying one of the most important days of your life with the people that matter to you most. And that’s how I capture your wedding – just you with your family and friends and me documenting the day as it happens. Your story …told through your eyes. [Hong Kong Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
12000 (HKD)

Hello! I am Joey Yu, a Singapore based photographer whose passion in photography started in 2008, and had since travelled to various parts of the world documenting the way of life and beautiful landscapes presented before me. Apart from travel photography, photographing weddings has been something that I am truly passionate about and the best way to express myself. Everything from the emotions of the day to the unexpected events that unfold, wedding photography is what really fills me. I set out to capture the authentic story of your wedding day with a journalistic approach, allowing you to truly experience the natural magic on this day. As I build this story with you, your families and friends, I’ll do it with spontaneity, perseverance and good mood with a goal of preserving your precious moments. [Singapore Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
168/hour (SGD)

I love my job. I love being able to warp time at a click of my finger. I love how these captured moments encapsulate the intangibles like love and memories. Now looking back in retrospection, I’d still proudly say that I’ve never regretted this career switch; from the engineering industry to wedding photography. My love for photography keeps me going but nothing beats seeing my clients’ faces light up after having seen the photos or receiving satisfied reviews. It is a privilege to be included in these milestones and I’ll continue to document and preserve these memories in the way I know best. In our eyes, we see the difference! [Malacca Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)

After investing in photography, I found that I like to record a variety of stories with my camera. After walking through many countries, I discovered that talent is the most beautiful thing. I have been fascinated by the so-called photographer’s eye and the photographer’s composition rules. I found out that I didn’t have such a foul, I wanted to shoot more different pictures. I like to take care of the process of preparation, and what I can do with my imagination. All the happiness and stories of the day are the feelings that cannot be measured by value for a lifetime. [Taipei Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
34000 (TWD)

The moving moment of the wedding is a fleeting moment that cannot be repeated. It is only once in a lifetime. We try our best to keep all the memories of the day for each couple. Maybe it is the shy expression of the bride, the look of the groom, the parents’ reluctance. Tears, happy smiles, these pictures are the most beautiful memories. I like to record happy times and write a picture that the newcomers have not noticed on the day so that you can be deeply touched when you relive the photos for many years. Wedding photography is not just a record, but the camera leaves the temperature of the day, presenting the story of your day. I hope that I will have the opportunity to be a friend who records your story, record the moment of change, and capture the picture of your life once. I am married, Jimmy Lee. [Taipei Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
20000 (TWD)
New Taipei City actual day wedding photography by Kang Yang of Taiwan

The first contact with photography was self-study on the Internet. It was around 2009. The first wedding photography was in 2011. My good friend got married and invited me to help them shoot the wedding. Then I started my wedding photography journey. I have taken more than 500 shots in my career so far. I hope that the photos I have taken will feel warm. Even after many years, I will still be able to return to the pictures I used to see. In Taiwan, I’m actually not a very famous photographer, and I haven’t held any exhibitions publicly, but I continue to work hard, and one day I can shine! It is worth mentioning that my younger brother is a cyr-wheel / hatter artist "Yang Shihao". His success has made me more awakened, no matter how big the dream is, just do it! [New Taipei City Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)
Taoyuan wedding photography by NK Hsiao of Taiwan Asia
Starting Price:
30000 (TWD)
Nashville wedding photography by Iris Hu of Tennessee

I am a wife to a musician and a mother to two beautiful and wild little humans, and I truly enjoy the simple things in life. Most days you can find me curled up on a loveseat with a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and some music blasting on my Spotify. Painting admittedly relaxes me, and I’m known to score REALLY good deals when I’m thrifting. Things I can’t live without: sushi, chocolate, and LIGHT. In fact, I’m 100% light inspired. I’m one of the few photographers who will truly shoot at any time of day – whether that’s overcast, full sun, or Golden Hour…I truly love them all! I take a journalistic and lifestyle hybrid approach to capture real and emotive moments that speak to the heart. I document your day as it unfolds naturally, and create images with storytelling in an artistic way. My couple sessions are laid back so you will feel comfortable enough to let your personality and story shine. [Nashville Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)

5 more photographers available for your wedding...

450 US Dollar

Shubin Shen

Fuzhou, China
400 US Dollar
3500 Chinese Yuan Renminbi

Li Yibo

Shangqiu City, China
500 US Dollar

Chenling Feng

Hangzhou in Zhejiang, China
350 US Dollar

Xingang Wong

Zhengzhou in Henan, China
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Hao & Lizzy

Photo by Leon Wong

It is really the most wise decision for my wedding to be a photographer.

Shan & Zoe

Photo by Leon Wong

Thanks to the LEON WONG team, you are my first team, and the ps wedding is still undecided. Like the photos you take naturally, like a hidden invisible recorder, or the kind of lens is everywhere. We didn't take a wedding photo seriously, and there was no travel in the shed. It's because I don't like wedding dresses. It's very boring and unnatural. Most of them don't see the feelings of two people who love each other, even the face can't remember. For me, the best shape is all live broadcast on the wedding day. The best scene is to be close to friends and relatives. I and Shan are just like each other. This requires a very professional team. Because the live broadcast does not have NG. It’s not like a wedding photo, you can’t come back, miss it and miss it. It’s hard work for you all the time, and you’ve been keeping a high level of tension until the end. There are a lot of expressions, only one or two seconds you have captured. Thank you, Teacher Huang. I sat alone at noon and remember to help me with a cup of hot coffee. This time I introduced, many of our friends and relatives have become your loyal fans. I said that you are so low-key, the work is great!

Claire & Guillaume

Photo by Jamie Ousby

Dear Jamie, we wanted to say thank you for your professionalism and your talent on our wedding day. Our wedding pictures are all we could hope for and much more. Our families and friends made great comments about the spontaneous, unposed style of your pictures. Even if our wedding was the center of the attention, all of our guests had some great portraits done by you. Before the big day, you reviewed the locations and asked us the right questions. On the day, you have been quite invisible, very flexible, accommodating and professional. We will definitely recommend you to any friends looking for a photographer and will use your services in the future for other family events! Again, thanks a lot for your work!.

Janet & Ervin

Janet & Ervin

Photo by Vincent MA

"Thank you to Vincent and his team for capturing our wedding day so perfectly! It wasn’t an easy job, I know! We gave you very little guidance on what we wanted and what was going to happen during our fun but chaotic wedding. But you went ahead and improvised when needed and the memories you captured are so real and wonderful! It was everything I had hoped for and more!"

Alex&Shira

Alex & Shira

Photo by Vincent MA

Dear Vincent: Thank you so much for capturing the best day of our lives...We are so grateful to you and your team for your dedication and professionalism. These little gifts are just a small token of appreciation to you for giving us the souvenirs of your wedding that will last a lifetime.