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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Leinster Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Leinster, Ireland

Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

Leinster 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small Ireland Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Leinster 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, justice of the peace, courthouse, 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 intimate, non-traditional, religious, 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 Leinster Couples

12 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Dublin, Ireland Documentary Wedding Photography by Annie Kheffache

Hi, I'm Annie and I'm a hopeless romantic! I've loved weddings all my life and been obsessed with them since I planned my own (to Mr. Kheffache, by the way, my maiden name is far less exotic!). I've also loved photography all my life so I'm doing my dream job. I used to be a lawyer with a photography dream until one day I took the plunge, gave up law and started living the dream of being a documentary wedding photographer in Ireland. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)
Kevin Kheffache is an Irish, documentary wedding photographer serving Leinster, Dublin and all of Ireland.

I've been taking photos since I've been a kid and my first real accolade came from my secondary school's annual photography competition for a photo of my pet dog (Dougal). That was on an old Pentax film camera and I've since moved onto digital cameras and shot my first wedding in 2015 with my wife, Annie (also a WPJA member and documentary wedding photographer) and now, over 100 weddings later, I've found my niche in wedding photojournalism. The challenge of capturing the emotion and individuality of the day, without interfering in the flow, makes each wedding I shoot a completely different experience and I love it for that. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)
Dublin Wedding Photographer Roger Kenny, for Ireland

Hi, I am Roger Kenny owner of the Portrait Room documentary wedding photography studio in Greystones Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The three words I use to describe myself are... Experienced, Artistic, Photojournalistic From start to finish I will guide you through the most wonderful day of your life! Making sure you look calm and beautiful all day and capturing those moments you will never want to forget. There are a lot of decisions to be made about your wedding day and hopefully choosing me will be an easy one. I have well over 10 years of wedding photography experience. Each year I try to create modern artistic photographs in a photojournalistic style. This means you get creative photographs taken as candidly as possible allowing you to spend as much time as possible with your friends and family. Something a little more personal about me... I am married to Emer and we have three beautiful children. We are a very sporty family enjoying everything associated with balls, wheels, and sails! [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1995 (EUR)
Leinster and County Meath wedding photography by Peter Rowen of Ireland

I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in County Meath, Ireland and I absolutely love what I do. I started shooting weddings back in 2002 and it’s been an epic adventure that’s taken me to every single corner of this gorgeous little island I live on. I’ve picked up a bunch of awards along the way including a very recent one from the US-based Wedding Photojournalist Association. My aim when I shoot a wedding is to observe and capture the day as it naturally unfolds. I don’t direct anything. This allows everyone to relax and just enjoy the moment. I love to tell the story of the day, to capture the true atmosphere so that when you look back at my pictures you’ll not only remember how it looked but how it felt. A little about myself… I live just 20 km outside Dublin City in the countryside of County Meath with my wife Natalia and my 5-year-old son Zac. In my spare time, I love to mountain bike, snowboard and ride my motorcycle. [County Meath Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
David Gilmartin is an Authentic Wedding Photographer from Dublin

I have been a professional wedding photographer since 2009, but I have had a lifelong interest in photography. I worked in a photo lab in the early 1980’s. My photography became more serious when children started arriving. I shot on film until the end of the 1990’s and then dabbled with digital photography until purchasing a digital SLR in 2004. I shoot digital images at weddings and most professional portrait sessions. Digital images make my workflow shorter. I do shoot film for my personal work and for some weddings. I grew up in Sligo and have lived in Dublin for most of my adult life. My partner Susan keeps me pointed in the right direction and has been a tremendous support in everything that I do. I have five wonderful, talented children. Two of them are still little guys and keep us very busy. Apart from all things photographic, I have an eclectic taste in music and enjoy movies. I am an electronics hacker/maker and a self-confessed computer geek. In a previous career, I worked with a number of multinational corporations. I have lived and worked in the US and spent extended periods working in Asia and across Europe. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Ireland and Dublin wedding reportage photographs are favored by Sebastian Felisiak

Photography is an extension of who I am. Since a very young age, I’ve been capturing life on film and my passion has only grown since. Creativity is vital to me. Welcoming a unique perspective with every shoot, I put so much passion into everything I do. This is more than art to me, it’s a life. And I love every second of it. My absolute love for beauty, sentiment, and emotion is revealed in every photograph that I take. I love to embrace the simplicity of life, the most profound yet forgotten elements of our lives, and capture them so they can be remembered for years. My focus is on making the ordinary extraodinary. Because that’s exactly how life is, right? As much as I love photography, it’s not the focal point of my life. That space is reserved for my family. My entire world has been changed since marrying the love of my life and becoming a father. Honestly, I couldn’t ask for anything better. When I’m not behind a camera, I’m taking snapshots in my mind as I cherish every moment with my beautiful family. I never want to take a single laugh or tear for granted. Ever. Life is important to me. Really living life. And that’s why I love what I do. Working throughout Ireland, I am passionate about making wedding days special from the ambience to the timeless images you walk away with. When I stare through that lens it’s more than job. My focus is on relationships and emotions—something I am so intrigued by. With a fun, relaxed, artistic, and innovative approach, I’ve created a style that will truly highlight the most subtle and beautiful parts of your big day. From emotion and light to colour and overall vision, it’s my job to tell a story through my lens. And your romance is my story. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (EUR)
Dublin, Ireland Wedding Photographer Ewa Figaszewska

I love weddings! Capturing the essence and the fun of the day is the most rewarding job you can ever imagine. I offer a documentary type of photography with an artistic touch. I’m very relaxed and easy to be around. I respect people and I let them enjoy their big day without being annoying and interrupting. Most of the time I simply melt into the crowd, observe and catch the best moments happening. I love people, I think they’re the essence of every social event. Their energy, smile, openness attracts me most and reflect in my photography. Ewa Figaszewska, born in Poland, graduated from the University of Silesia, moved to the UK in 2003 where started to photograph. Photography has quickly become the greatest joy in her life. In 2007 after mastering her photography skills in the UK, Ewa has moved to Ireland and started working with dance theatre. Capturing dance and movement has become her greatest passion. 9 years ago she has been appointed as the official photographer of the Irish National Youth Ballet and has been photographing all the company productions over the years. She has also worked with Liz Roche Dance Company, Heartbeat of Home- from the producers of Riverdance, Ballet Ireland, John Scott Dance: Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Ireland as well as she has photographed many independent dance projects such as The House of Crossed Destinies at Project Arts Centre in Dublin, Nic Green Dublin edition of Trilogy during ABSOLUT Fringe Festival, Admit One, a dance film, a part of RTE Dance on the Box series and many more. Currently, she is a freelance photographer based in Dublin. Her photographs have been published in The Guardian, Aftenposten, The Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, Irish Theatre Magazine, The Irish Examiner, L'Aperitivo Illustrato and many more. You can also read an article by Stefano Guizzardi- Andare Oltre Il Reportage- about her creative wedding photography in the Italian art magazine L'Aperitivo Illustrato. Apart from dance theatre Ewa has also cooperated with festivals: Fringe Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Butoh Festival and photographed many charity & social events. Her photographs were featured on CD covers (Luka Bloom, 2 Meters Sessies, Breda Mayock), theatre posters, programmes, and various publications. Over the years she has developed her individual & unique style. She loves reportage and monochrome photography. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (EUR)
Ireland and Dublin documentary wedding photography by Gareth McGaughey of Leinster

I'm a documentary wedding photographer living in North Leinster, Ireland. I have been shooting weddings since 2012 and adore capturing the unique stories that play out at every wedding. I feel very lucky to be given the task of documenting such a big day in a couple's life and creating a piece of history for them and future generations to look through. I aim for honest, timeless images that not only remind you of how your wedding day looked but also how it felt. Quietly observing and capturing the day as it unfolds, I let moments happen organically and without direction. This approach allows couples to be completely absorbed in their day and embrace all the joy and emotion that it brings, rather than it becoming a scripted photo shoot. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Leinster and County Wexford wedding photography by Ryan Devereux of Ireland

My career in photography started just 5 years ago, but my photography journey goes back about 12 years to my Art school days in Waterford IT on the south coast of Ireland. Later I completed a Masters in Photography in Dublin. I photographed my first wedding in 2015, & haven't really looked back. I can't say that I wanted to become a wedding photographer but once I had photographed a few, I began to realise that not only could I make a living doing it, it was actually quite fulfilling and rewarding, providing I could work in my own documentary style. As of early 2020, I've photographed over 200 weddings in Ireland (& one in France). Outside of wedding photography, I spend a lot of time working on my street photography both at home & abroad. Wedding photography has allowed me the breathing room to explore other areas of photography & I hope to begin work on some documentary projects in the coming year. Thanks for reading, Ryan [County Wexford Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Lombardy and Milan is where you will find elopement and wedding photographer Stefano Ferrier

Hi, I’m Stefano Ferrier, sole photographer based in Milano, Italy. I work in Italy, Europe and worldwide. I’ve started my photography career in 2010, after various vicissitudes I went on to learn my studies in Photography from the Italian Institute of Photography, since 2000 to present a school leader in the field of vocational training in Italy. The studies about story of photography were for me a discovery on what had happened since 1839 up today; then I laid down the basics for my vocational path, a path that never ends since there are always new things to learn. There's also a lesson in every Wedding story. My beloved style is photojournalism, I love spontaneous and evocative emotions, sometimes i try to convert these moments in a creative beautiful way to capture things differently, I always challenge myself. Art has an advantage over the observed reality, has the power to transform it and surpass it. [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Munster and Tipperary wedding photography and elopements by Enda Guerin of Ireland

I’m a wedding photographer based in Tipperary, Ireland. I photograph in a relaxed photo-documentary style mostly without being too obtrusive hopefully. I’m available for weddings and elopements all over Ireland. Being passionate about photography helps me capture the moments that matter to you, your family and your friends. I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography and myself. I feel we should try to remain open to ways of improving ourselves either through our work or on other aspects of our selves. I shoot using both natural ambient light and I also use flash when I feel the situation requires it, although when using flash I try not to make it seem apparent as this helps me maintain my own preferred style and feel for images that I like to produce. I’m available for weddings and elopements all over Ireland. I'm also available for destination weddings abroad. I work with couples from all backgrounds and cultures. Whatever your ethnicity or orientation is, is irrelevant, capturing genuine emotion and love between people is what’s more important to me. Outside of photography, my other interests are cooking, travel, keeping fit and the occasional Netflix binge. [Tipperary Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
750 (EUR)
Limerick documentary wedding photography by Jamie Gillies - Munster and Ireland Pro

-A wedding photographer who loves the reportage-style. -I will happily travel to photograph for you, in fact, the more adventurous the location, the more I’m up for it! -I recently moved from my home of 30+ years in Kent and now find myself in county Limerick, Ireland! -Normally people say they love things, but I’m going to say I just really like traveling, hiking, football, and photography. -Recently joined a band as the bassist. It’s just a bit of fun. We recently did an 80’s themed Gig, I went in a Miami Heat style suit. -I have a YouTube Channel! It’s me rambling on about landscape photography. Some may say its award-winning, most (ok everyone) will say its unwatchable. [Limerick Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
750 (EUR)
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Alessandro e Viviana

Photo by Stefano Ferrier

Dear Stefano, you were exactly what we were looking for... Poetic look images, fun and full of feeling... You has been really capable , professional and flexible, you really took our vision. You wished for us a wonderful and memorable experience during our Wedding shoots. Now, because of your work, we have memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Alessandro e Viviana