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 our photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope

East Yorkshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of East Yorkshire, England

East Yorkshire 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small East Yorkshire 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 DIY - do it yourself, town hall, secret, 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, symbolic, unique, 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 Yorkshire Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

East Yorkshire wedding photographer Brendan O'Hara | United Kingdom and England photography

As a wedding photojournalist I aim to capture the story and emotion of the day, in a vibrant and fun way. I am based in Hornsea, East Yorkshire, and have photographed weddings in this area but also throughout the UK. While I am primarily a wedding photographer I have covered events, festivals and studio work, but wedding photography is where my heart is. I worked as a second shooter for another wedding photographer for several years, whose style was very much traditional and each wedding had the same structure. It soon dawned on me that I much preferred to capture the little moments, the love and laughter and pure emotion of the day rather than a set photography list. My biggest achievement in photography was having one my photos exhibited in the Netherlands. The photo was of my son standing in a pool of water looking out to sea. My son is autistic, so to capture him in a moment of peace was quite rare. He's my real inspiration in life, no matter the obstacle he will tackle it the best he can. [East Yorkshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (GBP)
Portrait of England and Northamptonshire wedding photographer Aaron Storry

Hi, I’m Aaron, a creative documentary wedding photographer from Northamptonshire. Often brave but always beautifully legitimate; I’m present and mindful of the fantastic moments of real joy and emotion that happen throughout a wedding. I don’t have any expectations of how your day will unfold, and I am continually working hard to capture the honest and fun that tells each wedding in all its unique glory. Being a photographer was a lifelong dream that I started chasing after buying my first SLR camera back in 2008, having trained as a graphic designer. I’ve never looked back! I know how big a decision it is to hire the right photographer, so here’s a little more about me so you can get to know me better. At the heart of my life is my lovely wife, Lindsay and our beautiful children; Imogen and Noah. I’m forever grateful to have such a warm, loving family, and they are my biggest inspiration. I play the guitar, and I’ve been told that I’m not too bad! I used to own a classic Mini Cooper in Tahiti blue. She was my favourite possession but had to go when I found out we were having our daughter. Today, I drive a sporty little Abarth 500. I’m obsessed with Stanley Kubrick movies, especially 2001: A Space Odyssey. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen it! One day I’m going to live by the coast. Our favourite towns are Hunstanton (I proposed to Lindsay just down the road at Wells-next-the-Sea) and Southwold. I used to skateboard, and I occasionally can still be seen riding about. I’m a latecomer to Indian food, but I can’t eat enough of it now. We’re all beautifully different. Every living soul is unique, relevant, exciting and can do great things. But I think the thing that differentiates my photography from that of my peers is my outlook on how I observe, document and tell the story of a wedding day. When my couples trust and invest with me, in return, I spend time in them. I’m obsessively committed to documenting the unique story of a wedding in its full comprehensive glory. My style isn’t choreographed or repetitive, and I never have a script for how I expect the cards to fall, I just put up a camera, observe and capture tiny moments in time. My style was born and grown from personal experiences, so imitation is impossible, it’s me that makes me different. [Northamptonshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (GBP)
Greater Manchester, Cheshire - Adam Riley Wedding Reportage Photographer

Based on the outskirts of Manchester, Cheshire, I travel around the UK and further afield documenting the most important day of peoples lives. Using my experience in street photography, I have a unique take on wedding photography. Producing images with stories, depth and humour. A full time photographer, I first started shooting weddings in 2010 and have been lucky enough to shoot hundreds of weddings. [Greater Manchester Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (GBP)
England and Norfolk are wedding locations that are loved by reportage photographer Rob Dodsworth

I live in the beautiful Norfolk Broads with my wife and two children. I have been photographing weddings since 2010. One of the best things in life is a good story and that's what my approach to photography is all about. I get a real buzz capturing those special moments, moments you might not remember or, perhaps, did not get to see. Even moments which, at the time, might have seemed insignificant will take on greater significance as the years roll by. Preferring to capture your day as it happens, I love working with couples who want to relax and enjoy their wedding day and not have to pose for photo after photo. I get my best images when you're just being yourselves - natural light and natural emotions! [Norfolk-UK Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1995 (GBP)
Cris Lowis shoots documentary weddings in United Kingdom, England and Staffordshire.

Hey, I’m Cris Lowis, a Documentary Wedding Photographer based in Staffordshire. I've been a wedding photographer since 2011 and over the years I've naturally found my style and passion within photography which is a love for real moments. Sure, I still do the posed shots if needed but by focusing on the story I give my clients an authentic representation of their wedding day. I'm a family man and spend my days off with my wife and two kids. We also have a dog, two cats and three chickens..yep, its a mad house. If you're looking for a photographer please do check out my website, I'd love to hear from you. [Staffordshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (GBP)
Newcastle, UK North East Wedding Photography by  Erika Tanith

I love photographing people's stories; the real and the honest. Capturing life in all its glory is what photography is all about for me. We all have our own unique lives and being able to catch a glimpse of that - especially on a day as important as your wedding day - is one of the many wonderful things about what I do. I studied Media at university with a view to working in film. Movies are all about stories and that appealed to me. I never did break into the industry though; something far more magical caught my eye. Many of the skills and techniques I learned in film have been transferred into my wedding reportage work, and I like to think that my imagery has a certain cinematic feel to it. One of my friends got married straight out of university, and they asked me to shoot their wedding because they loved my movie work so much. I was familiar with stills photography as my father had always been a keen amateur, so I gave it a go and I fell in love. That was back in 2004, and since then I have fallen in love with wedding photography again and again. I love to travel and I'm happy to travel anywhere in the world to shoot a wedding. [Tyne And Wear Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
849 (GBP)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The bride and groom ride carousel horses | wedding photography at the West Green House, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Charlotte & Neil

Photo by Aaron Storry

Hi Aaron. We just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for Saturday. We loved sharing our day with you, your passion for your job, and just your sense of fun and excitement for our wedding. We feel truly blessed to have met you mate! Charlotte & Neil

Elaine and David

Photo by Cris Lowis

Cris - thank you for capturing the day so amazingly. You can really see our personality through the photos. I’m so glad we booked you! We couldn’t be happier and we couldn’t recommend your services enough.

Emma & Josh

Photo by Aaron Storry

Aaron, we cannot thank you enough! Firstly for the remarkable photos you produced of our wedding day. You knew exactly what we wanted and were fearless! You respected Josh's Grandad's wishes by being discreet and we still have some amazing photos inside the church. Your guidance throughout the day was greatly appreciated and we felt so comfortable with you. Your creativity shows in the portrait sessions during the day and also the rain didn't bother you which definitely helped to keep us relaxed. When you sent the link it brought tears to my eyes as we relived the day with the perfectly chosen music. It was great to see how our guests experienced the day. Finally we wanted to thank you for the beautiful presentation box you sent, with the extras treats inside (I was so happy to have the rest of the table names back!) Good luck for the future and your next adventure. With love, Emma & Josh x

Saijal & Mike

Photo by Aaron Storry

Dear Aaron, We just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work and amazing photography skills at both our events. You took on the job with such patience and professionalism, accommodating our many requirements. We are so happy with the results and hope we can meet up in the new year, review the pictures and eat some good food. From Saijal & Mike

Wedding Photography of a beautiful couple just married at the Laing Art Gallery

Laura & Matt

Photo by Erika Tanith Davey

Hi Erika. Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to take the time to write to you and thank you for the enormous role you played on our wedding day. Words don’t seem to quite cover how we feel, but I will give it a go! We weren’t sure what to expect when booking a photographer- we both hated the idea of having a camera shoved in our face all day, posing and saying cheese. As you know, this is why we chose you and felt confident with your refreshing view to photography after we met for the first time. On the day, you were totally true to your word. You managed to capture it all, with great professionalism but unobtrusively. But for me personally, I want to say that I am so grateful for the support you showed me throughout. You kept me calm and helped me get the most from the day. I know, from the few images you showed us on the day, that I will (for once in my life!) like pictures of myself because you have captured our personality more than just how we look. Erika- quite honestly, you were a guest at our wedding first and photographer second. You were a fantastic asset to us and everything you did to look after us both during the day was so greatly appreciated. Thank you so very much. Our family and friends commented on you lots also and they totally echo our sentiments. So yeah....I think it’s important to say all these things to you, because yes- we have paid for a service. But what we got in return was an amazing extra wedding guest, a great friend and a fantastic support. Thank you

Rachael & Nick

Photo by Aaron Storry

Dear Aaron, We wanted to write to you to say a huge thank you for being part of our wedding day. We know we haven't seen the photos yet but you were so great that we didn't want to wait to thank you. You made sure we both really enjoyed the day and all our guests commented on how discreet and considerate you were. We both knew from our first FaceTime with you that we were so lucky to have you as our photographer and we really enjoyed sharing our day with you. Thank you for making our day so fun and memorable. With love from Rachael & Nick xx