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!

Staffordshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Staffordshire, West Midlands

Stoke-on-Trent, Tamworth, Stafford, Lichfield

Staffordshire Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our England 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
July 3rd, 2020
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland Elopement Photographer | The bride and groom listen to the words of their celebrant
July 2nd, 2020
Joure, Netherlands Elopement Photographer | the couple sits between an iPad and their phone so that their guests could watch and listen via Zoom
July 2nd, 2020
Kempinski Hotel The Palm, Dubai Elopement Photographer | The beautiful, intimate ceremony location

Elopement Photographers for Small West Midlands Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Staffordshire 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, civil ceremony, secret, 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, symbolic, 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 Staffordshire Couples

3 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Cris Lowis shoots documentary weddings in United Kingdom, England and Staffordshire.

Hey, I’m Cris Lowis, a Documentary Wedding Photographer based in Staffordshire. I've been a wedding photographer since 2011 and over the years I've naturally found my style and passion within photography which is a love for real moments. Sure, I still do the posed shots if needed but by focusing on the story I give my clients an authentic representation of their wedding day. I'm a family man and spend my days off with my wife and two kids. We also have a dog, two cats and three chickens..yep, its a mad house. If you're looking for a photographer please do check out my website, I'd love to hear from you. [Staffordshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (GBP)
UK documentary wedding and elopement photographer Nick Brightman - Serving West Midlands and Wolverhampton

Let's take the ‘cheeeeeese’ out of wedding photography, No posing, no cliches, but a relaxed, unscripted record of your day – just call me The Wedding Ninja!! I love a wedding or elopement with personality, one that has ‘You’ stamped all over it Want a floral wedding dress with Doc Martens? Brilliant Getting married in an old cinema? Amazing Duck herding at the drinks reception? That will do nicely! My Dad is a photographer and I was given my first camera when I was 6 years old, but then sort of lost interest for a while. Then, about 15 years ago, whilst travelling in Asia, I bought a digital camera, spent about 3 days in Singapore taking photographs almost non stop and I was hooked, the rest, as they say, is history!! [Wolverhampton Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (GBP)
Clive Blair covers all types of UK wedding and elopement ceremonies with his reportage style.

I began photographing weddings in 1987 and have covered many, if not all types of wedding ceremonies, ranging from the small intimate group in a local register office to several hundreds of guests in a cathedral. Because I’m based in the West Midlands, I’m centrally located to cover weddings in all the Midlands area, nationally and even abroad. I’ve been privileged to shoot on more than one occasion in places such as Ireland, Mexico and the Caribbean. [West Midlands Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wedding Photography at the Millenium Art Gallery, Sheffield Town Hall | Couple kissing in a private moment

Jenny & Alex

Photo by Nick Brightman

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for capturing our special day We had such a great day and the photos really do encapsulate how amazing it was Thank you Kindest Regards Alex & Jenny

David & Jade

Photo by Clive Blair

Clive, We got back late Wednesday evening and saw your email - we couldn't resist watching the slideshow of all 739 photos! Safe to say we were exhausted at work on Thursday, but it was so worth it! We fell in love with the photos and the day all over again. Thank you so much for the priceless memories you have captured of the best day of our lives! We will recommend you to everyone we know. You're such a professional, talented but chilled out guy! Your style of photography fits perfectly with our relaxed day! Thank you so much xx

Elaine and David

Photo by Cris Lowis

Cris - thank you for capturing the day so amazingly. You can really see our personality through the photos. I’m so glad we booked you! We couldn’t be happier and we couldn’t recommend your services enough.

Davenport House wedding photography during ceremony.

Gloria & Jon

Photo by Nick Brightman

Thank you so much for agreeing to photograph our wedding. We love the photos and really appreciated your patience and good humour during the day. It was hard deciding which photos we wanted to use for our thank you cards as there are so many great ones we could have used, and it is only going to get harder when we move onto the albums!

The groom speaks during the wedding reception at Bringewood, Ludlow | Nick Brightman Wedding photographer

Hannah & Matt

Photo by Nick Brightman

We can't thank you enough for capturing our Wedding Day so perfectly - our photos are a dream come true!! Love from Hannah & Matt