Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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!

Japan Wedding Photographers

Find Your Japan Wedding Photographer

Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Kawasaki, Saitama

Japan Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Japan wedding photographer vendors 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 wedding size 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 Japan wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
December 3rd, 2021
Pub Street Photography of bride and groom | seated at a table on the streets having a pint
November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral

Elopement Photographers for Small Japan Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Japan 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.

Asia WPJA members are ready to document any justice of the peace, small, 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 unique, modern, 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 Japan Couples

5 Japan Wedding Photographers...

Taichung engagement ant wedding photography by Chao Chin Yang of Asia

Chao Chin Yang

Taichung , TW *Now booking Japan weddings.
30000 (TWD)

Shane O'Neill

Waterford in Waterford, IE *Now booking Japan weddings.
2200 (EUR)
Engagement Couple Portrait Sessions, Wedding and Elopement Photography by Thanh Vo, of Dream Lucid Studios

Thanh Trung

Santa Clara in California, US *Now booking Japan weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Jiake Yang

Jiake Yang

Melbourne in Victoria, AU *Now booking Japan weddings.
1699 (AUD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Japan Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Japan wedding photos.

Japan Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Japan wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Japan pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Japan Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Japan wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Japan wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find Japan photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Japan wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Japan wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Japan wedding day by.
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