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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East Flanders Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of East Flanders, Flanders

Ghent, Aalst, Sint-Niklaas, Beveren, Dendermonde, Lokeren

East Flanders Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Belgium 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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July 7th, 2020
Private Farm, Brazil Elopement Photography | The bride and groom, together with their brothers and family
July 6th, 2020
Palazzo Goldoni, Chioggia (Venice) Elopement Photographer | The groom is waiting for the bride at the ceremony venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Flanders Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small East Flanders 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 city hall, themed, 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 modern, symbolic, 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 East Flanders Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

East Flanders wedding photography by Carolina Mosquera of Belgium

Hi, I am Carolina. I was captured by the image after I'd seen an exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson many years ago. The way he translated life into the image was so calculated and yet so spontaneous. In this way I also wanted to look at life, I began a search for a form in the ordinary things of life, the emotions, people and events around me... I want to capture those moments when we are real, honest, and pure… That is how we want to be and how we want to give. [East Flanders Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
120 (EUR)
East Flanders Wedding Photography by Jonas De Gent, of Flanders, Belgium

I am Jonas, 39, born in Ghent and living in Aalst. Married to Heike and father of Mon (6) and Miene (4). Together my everything. In addition, I am fond of the sea, music, sour candies and photography, of course. To me, photography is a hobby that got out of hand. After enthusiastic reactions to my travel photos, friends asked me to photograph their children or even their wedding. And with success, because many tens of thousands of photos later I could make my profession out of photography. My style? Spontaneous, romantic, no-nonsense photography. But especially: non-everyday. [East Flanders Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (EUR)
East Flanders Wedding Photographer Sven Soetens - Flanders, Belgium

When people come in and ask me for pretty pictures, presented in a classical way, I tell them to look for another photographer. Because with me you'll receive something different. We don't want pictures that show you, your family and friends posing with a big smile on their faces. We want the pictures to have a true emotional value. We want to capture the true emotions of your wedding day. We try to intervene as little as possible, but catch the moments that really matter. During the wedding shoot the couple will receive my guidance and advice to make the shoot into a really fun experience. The emotional and artistic photos will remind the couple of their perfect day. As a fulltime wedding photographer I obtained the necessary knowledge and technical skills to work the camera and to afterwards put the best contrast, colour, and details into the pictures. Pictures can be delivered in different presentation: albums, animated slideshows, collage, cards or big size printings on different materials. I am also co-founder of VZW Studio, the association for professional photographers. It is important to me to defend the interests of the professional photographer end it gives me the chance to constantly improve my skills, through their workshops and courses. [East Flanders Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1799 (EUR)
Ghent wedding photography by Nathalie Dolmans of East Flanders - Belgium

Photographer from Ghent, mother of two, book lover and (slightly) chocolate addict. And I especially like to capture your story on a photo. I am a self-taught photographer. I bought my first camera with my very first pay at the age of 23. Finally! I learned the basics at evening school and then I developed further on my own. Long live the internet - a source of endless inspiration and tips. A few years later I started as a photographer in secondary occupation. And when I was 32, I decided to go for it. Now or never. Fully freelance photographer. And wow, how blissful. I work harder than ever before but most of the time it doesn't even feel like working. [Ghent Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1120 (EUR)
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