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!

Crete Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Crete, Greece

Heraklion, Chania

Crete 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
July 3rd, 2020
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland Elopement Photographer | The bride and groom listen to the words of their celebrant
July 2nd, 2020
Joure, Netherlands Elopement Photographer | the couple sits between an iPad and their phone so that their guests could watch and listen via Zoom
July 2nd, 2020
Kempinski Hotel The Palm, Dubai Elopement Photographer | The beautiful, intimate ceremony location

Elopement Photographers for Small Greece Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Crete 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 small, fast, 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 romantic, religious, intimate, 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 Crete Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Photographer Magdalene Kourti captures Greece weddings, events, and elopements to emphasize moments and emotions,

I am Magdalene, an award-winning visual artist & photographer who is inspired by emotions and light! I have studied fine arts and digital arts, in London. Moreover did participate in many exhibitions and experimental short film festivals and received distinctions such as from BBC and the Adobe’s award in digital imaging world festival in Australia. I love observing the beauty of life in many forms both traditional as painting, and contemporary as photography and digital arts. I am into documentary wedding photography since 2009. Being a painter, a video artist and a mother of 3 amazing kids, have influenced a lot my shooting style. I love traveling and going to film and music festivals. I love sushi, yoga, and meditation. I love the warm sun on my face, the weightlessness and the silence in the sea, the sound of the wind; I love my cats, my Vivo barefoot boots and sci-fi movies. I love the big smiles and positive thinkers! As a photographer in Greece, I am mostly into the island, summer weddings, as on Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Hydra, Spetses, Santorini, Amorgos, Naxos, Mykonos, and many other islands, but also city weddings as in Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Nicosia, etc. Thank you that you have considered me to document your wedding! [Athens Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Athens wedding photography by Panagiotis Kounoupas of Attica, Greece

My background as a dance photographer reflects to my wedding photography too. My approach to photographing your wedding is to cover discreetly all your important moments without directing you and without intervening in the course of the event, in order to tell your story just as you lived it. Such a day is full of intense sentiments, joy, tears, emotions, all of which I seek with my camera. I love destination weddings and I am willing to travel anywhere. I have photographed in many greek islands (Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Skiathos, Hydra, Kefalonia, Kea (Tzia), Rhodes, Corfu, Sifnos, Naxos, etc) and abroad (France and Switzerland). [Athens Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Anna & Ben

Photo by Magdalene Kourti

We are very happy with the photographs – they really capture the emotions of the day. A lot of them are highly artistic, resembling a painting that you could hang up and admire. We were also amazed by how quickly we got the photographs back (one week after the wedding!) which is lovely if you want to beat the wedding blues. Thanks so much guys!

Adriana & Anastasios

Photo by Magdalene Kourti

Having a destination wedding often means having to celebrate without the presence of all your loved ones, we go home knowing that through our photos we can relive our special day with them, moment by moment. Thank you for authentically and candidly capturing our love,

Chloe & Jim

Photo by Panagiotis Kounoupas

"Dear Panagiotis, We hope this email finds you well. Firstly, we apologise for taking so long to write - it has actually taken us this long to put into words how much we love the wedding photographs! We have spent hours and hours looking at them all, and each time it just gets better. I watch the slideshow every single day, and show it to everyone I see! Your photos are absolutely amazing. We had high hopes for them, but you have exceeded our expectations by far, and we couldn't be happier with them all. We want to thank you for your hard work - both on the day and for all the editing in the weeks after. We are so grateful for the wonderful memories you have given us. We will treasure the photos and videos forever, and are thrilled that we can keep re-living the day with all our family and friends who couldn't be there. Aside from the fantastic quality of your work, we want to thank you personally. You are a true professional and it was a pleasure to work with you, from the first day we met in Athens, until we received all the pictures here in Dubai. You have consistently reassured us with your reliability and positive attiude, your passion for your work, and your quick replies to endless emails! Your calm personality made our wedding day truly enjoyable, and it is a testament to your huge talent that you were able to take so many hundreds of photos with us barely realising you were there! Our parents share our sentiments, and also want to thank you for being the perfect wedding photographer. We wish you all the best, and hope at some point you have a chance to take a holiday and relax! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year, Best Regards, " Chloe & Jim - Wedding in Spetses island

Diana & Basil

Photo by Panagiotis Kounoupas

Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photos. We are so happy that we decided to have you do the photography for our wedding. We had very high expectations of the type of photos we wanted and you definitely met these. During the entire process you have been extremely professional accommodating and friendly and it was truly a pleasure to work with you. We appreciate that you came out to Corfu for the weekend of our wedding and appreciate the extra attention by bringing in Thomas. We wish you every success for the future , and are so happy that you played such an important part at our wedding. Regards.