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!

Middle East Wedding Photographers

Find Your Middle East Wedding Photographer

Levant, Arabian Peninsula, Anatolia, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Near East

Middle East Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Middle East 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 Middle East 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 Middle East Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Middle East 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.

WPJA members are ready to document any fast, small, justice of the peace, 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 outdoor, boutique, modern, 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 Middle East Couples

12 Middle East Wedding Photographers...

Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Bernie Richardson

Bernie Richardson

Dubai, AE *Now booking Middle East weddings.
2200 (USD)
Bindi Richardson wedding photography

Bindi Richardson

Dubai, AE *Now booking Middle East weddings.
2200 (USD)
Chandan Sojitra is an Engagement Portrait, Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Chandan Sojitra

Dubai, AE *Now booking Middle East weddings.
2200 (USD)
Dubai UAE wedding photography by Melon Perez

Melon Perez

Dubai, AE *Now booking Middle East weddings.
2000 (USD)
Sergio Russo wedding photography from the studio ParamountPics

Sergio Russo

Dubai, AE *Now booking Middle East weddings.
3000 (USD)
Ufuk Sarisen Wedding Photography

Ufuk Sarisen

Istanbul in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Middle East weddings.
1150 (EUR)
Engagement Portrait Pro and Wedding Photographer Ankita Asthana

Ankita Asthana

Mumbai in Maharashtra, IN *Now booking Middle East weddings.
3000 (USD)
Bozhidar Krastev - Vonle Art Photography Studio

Bozhidar Krastev

Ruse in Ruse, BG *Now booking Middle East weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Wedding photography and elopements by Derya Engin

Derya Engin

in Istanbul, TR *Now booking Middle East weddings.
800 (EUR)
Amanda Gril Wedding and Event Photography

Amanda Gril

Sardinia in Cagliari, IT *Now booking Middle East weddings.
1200 (EUR)

Morgan Lynn Razi

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Middle East weddings.
6500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Rogerio Frota dos Santos
3500 (BRL)

Middle East Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

View WedElope Image Galleries by Middle East Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Middle East Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Middle East wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Middle East documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Middle East 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 Middle East wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Middle East wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Middle East wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Middle East WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Istanbul Turkey Wedding image of bride getting ready at bosphorus palace

Yale+Onur

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

Your work goes beyond just photo-taking. You capture the essence of the moment, those singular expressions we didn’t even know existed. Now those moments have been captured, and are so beautifully ours forever to remember. Thank you Ufuk for making it happen. We would not hesitate for a moment to work with you again on another special day for our family and friends!

Kyrenia Cyprus Wedding photo from the end of the ceremony

Ege+Nur

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

You managed to capture all the memorable moments from best angles possible. The quality of the photos make out special day even more special since what remains is our photos and memories. Not only you were everywhere that night, you gave very useful tips about the most important things to do to make our wedding day go as smoothly as possible. Really nice working with you Ufuk, thank you for everything!

Antalya Wedding photo from the indoor ceremony at Barut Hotel

Nazanin+Charlie

Photo by Ufuk Sarisen

You were a god sent to our wedding. You and your team were nothing but amazing and that’s how everyone in my family and my husband’s feel like. You are so friendly, so precise and professional that we worried about nothing. More than anything else you were so reliable the whole time that gave us the assurance we needed. You made everything really feel better and less stressful and you delivered beautiful shots at the end. Working with you is so easy. Thank you so much!