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 WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Shanghai Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Shanghai, China

Shanghai Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Asia 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!

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Palazzo Goldoni, Chioggia (Venice) Elopement Photographer | The groom is waiting for the bride at the ceremony venue

Elopement Photographers for Small China Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Shanghai 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 mini, secret, themed, 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 romantic, casual, outdoor, 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 Shanghai Couples

10 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Shanghai wedding photography by Moana Wu of the China WPJA
Starting Price:
7500 (CNY)
Xiaoye Sun is a China wedding and elopement photographer in Beijing

Morningsun Photograph has been found in the autumn in 2015 by two wedding photographers who chose to quit their secure jobs and start a new career. Our ambition is graceful and simple: by using convincing photos, we want to draw a whole picture of a wedding story for you. We consider pre-wedding shooting not a task, but a kind of illustration of your love. We wish every photograph a unique romantic love story, with every scene engraved in your mind. At the heart of our art, is an insatiable love for life. We thank you for your commission.It’s an honor that will forever inspire our work. [Beijing Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Shaanxi and Yulin Wedding Photography by Zhiwen Liu, of China
Starting Price:
500 (USD)
Yifan Liu is a Tianjin wedding photographer.
Starting Price:
600 (USD)
Miami, FL documentary wedding photographer David Zaoui has said that at his own wedding, he discovered the art of wedding photography

A self-learned photographer, David Zaoui was born in 1982 of Eurasian and Franco-Algerian parents. Growing up, his diverse background provided an ideal environment where artistic sense, open-mindedness and multiculturalism were omnipresent. Through both his grandfather who was a Painter and his mother who attended the Beaux-Arts school, David realized the true impact a simple image can have on a person. During his own wedding, he discovered the art of wedding photography, and became friends with a talented photographer who soon became his mentor. Through his love for both travelling the globe and photography, David is today a confirmed wedding photographer both in France and abroad. Through his images, he tells a story aimed at showing true emotions, cultural diversity and the natural beauty of landscapes all of which emanate from the Ceremonies he captures. In 2014, David became a member of two prestigious International Wedding photographer affiliations, one being the WPJA which has further comforted him in his professional and life choices. In 2015, he became Ambassador to a famous international camera brand. In 2016-17, he won 12 world wedding photography awards, speaker for Nikon France and lives now in Miami. [Miami Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Beijing actual day wedding photography by Vincent MA of China

I love to tell stories, so wedding photojournalism was a natural fit when I turned my passion into my profession in 2006 (Co-founder of the Magic Wedding photography studio). But, even though my focus is on the moment, I strive to make those moments full of grace and beauty.14 years of photojournalistic experiences are impressive. Hundreds of weddings photographed all around the world. My specialty is creative documentary photography, weaving moments into my images that are iconic symbols of the day. With a background in photojournalism, I am a storyteller at heart and have been recognized internationally for my work. [Beijing Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)
Tianjin Wedding Photographer Yue Chen
Starting Price:
2000 (CNY)
Liaoning Wedding Photographer Jia Zhao - China WPJA
Starting Price:
280 (CNY)
Jinhua wedding photography by Hao Pan - Zhejiang, China WPJA

As a wedding photographer for five years, shooting about 80 weddings. I used to be a hip-hop dancer before. If the wedding ceremony is compared to a song, the common place of hip-hop dance and photography is that I interpret it in my own way. Taking some unforgettable moments is like making some great moves when dancing, and I have always been keen to take unique moments belonging to the new couple. Every wedding is unknown and unique. I hope to leave unforgettable memories for each new couple. [Jinhua Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Lorraine et Vincent

Photo by David Zaoui

Thank you very much for the beautiful pictures of the wedding of Lorraine and Vincent. You have captured the moments of emotion and sharing you play perfectly with the colors, brightness, movement. It's art! thank you also for your kindness ... The "mother" of the groom

Alex&Shira

Alex & Shira

Photo by Vincent MA

Dear Vincent: Thank you so much for capturing the best day of our lives...We are so grateful to you and your team for your dedication and professionalism. These little gifts are just a small token of appreciation to you for giving us the souvenirs of your wedding that will last a lifetime.

Janet & Ervin

Janet & Ervin

Photo by Vincent MA

"Thank you to Vincent and his team for capturing our wedding day so perfectly! It wasn’t an easy job, I know! We gave you very little guidance on what we wanted and what was going to happen during our fun but chaotic wedding. But you went ahead and improvised when needed and the memories you captured are so real and wonderful! It was everything I had hoped for and more!"