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!

Portugal Wedding Photographers

Find Your Portugal Wedding Photographer

Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Matosinhos

Portugal Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Portugal 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 Portugal 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
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral
November 15th, 2021
Wedding Portrait Photographer for Rapolano Terme, Tuscany | posing for a portrait that felt secretive
November 10th, 2021
Boat Tour Wedding Reception Image of bride and groom cutting cake on the floating reception venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Portugal Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Portugal 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.

Europe WPJA members are ready to document any pop-up, fast, civil ceremony, 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, non-traditional, symbolic, 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 Portugal Couples

18 Portugal Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photographer, Daniel Monteiro
2450 (EUR)
Carlos Porfírio, documentary-style wedding and elopement photographer - Laranja Metade
1650 (EUR)
BW Documentary Wedding Photographer, Paulo Castro
1550 (EUR)
Outdoor wedding photography and engagement sessions by Nuno Lima
1600 (EUR)
Black and White Studio Portrait of Renan Radici - Wedding Photographer

Renan Radici

Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, BR *Now booking Portugal weddings.
6000 (BRL)
Wedding and elopement photos by Pierrick Roland
2000 (EUR)
Wedding photographer Stam Chananakhon

Stam Chananakhon

London in London, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
3000 (GBP)

Liam Collard

London in London, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
3000 (GBP)
Bruno Montt is a Wedding and Family Photographer

Bruno Montt

Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, BR *Now booking Portugal weddings.
5000 (BRL)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1950 (USD)
Weddings, engagement portrait shoots and elopement photography by Pedro Volana

Pedro Volana

Jaen in Jaen, ES *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1500 (EUR)

Dennis Viera

in California, US *Now booking Portugal weddings.
3200 (USD)

Niamh Baldock

Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1000 (GBP)
Wedding and elopement photography by Paulina Sliwka

Paulina Sliwka

Dongen in Noord Brabant, NL *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1259 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement pictures by Jean Baptiste Duarte

Jean Baptiste Duarte

Escoire in Dordogne (24) , FR *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Ireland elopement and wedding reportage images by Val Zukowski

Val Zukowski

Dublin in Dublin, IE *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1400 (EUR)
Wedding reportage-style photography and engagements by Jawad Aslam

Jawad Aslam

Bradford in West Yorkshire, GB *Now booking Portugal weddings.
1500 (GBP)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Portugal Wedding Photographers

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

Portugal Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Portugal wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Portugal pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Portugal 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 Portugal wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Portugal 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 Portugal photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Portugal 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: How can couples find reviews of Portugal 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 Portugal wedding photographers for their own wedding.

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Portugal WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Leuven, Belgium wedding reception venue image of the sparkler departure

Lise & Wim

Photo by Paulina Sliwka

The photos are all small masterpieces and speak for themselves; the fun, warmth, laughter, and happy tears radiate from it! We couldn't wish for a more beautiful souvenir ... Lots of love, Lise & Wim

Whitney & Terry

Photo by Dennis Viera

Using you guys was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. From our first conversation, we could tell you were friendly, easygoing people who just like to take great pictures and make your clients happy. You took the time getting to know us and our relationship so you could give us exactly what we wanted. On our wedding day you were flexible, fun, and extremely easy to work with; not that we ever had any doubts, but the pictures came out ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. We were thrilled with all the pictures...and happy to have two new friends. We love you and recommend you wholeheartedly!!!