Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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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Thailand Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Thailand, Asia

Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchsima, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Udon Thani, Pak Kret

Thailand Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our 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 because of current covid 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 elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Asia Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Thailand 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, civil ceremony, pop-up, 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, intimate, 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 Thailand Couples

20 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Wedding Photographer Chanarthip Cheingthong, for Thailand and Nonthaburi
Starting Price:
4000 (USD)

WOODYalens Photography originates from my passion as a photojournalist ever since working in a marketing magazine as a designer. The impression of integrating the photojournalist style with wedding photo leaves me with an excitement of creating a unique style in keeping the great memorable moment forever. All presentation of work is customized according to a couple's preference. [Bangkok Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)

Liam Collard’s innovative photojournalistic style combined with his creative lighting expertise and enthusiasm to work closely with “to be” bride and grooms, offers the perfect combination for couples looking for extraordinary wedding photography. Liam has gained global recognition for his award-winning work, accolades with both “Fearless Photographers” and “Junebug Weddings“, having photographed weddings in destinations across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America, numerously featured in both on an offline editorials including high-profile bridal publications. As your chosen wedding day photographer, Liam will use his distinctive reportage style and high contrast dramatic lighting, creatively and unobtrusively capturing evocative images of every fleeting moment throughout your very special day. Based in Phuket, Thailand for most of the year, and in London over the European Summer, Liam is happy to travel anywhere in the world to document your love story. His talent will capture you beautifully and radiating in every one of his perfectly composed photographs, providing you with an artistic portfolio celebrating your unique wedding day and your love for one another. Liam’s most popular wedding day destinations: Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai, Greece, Singapore, Bali and the United Kingdom. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
London wedding photographer Stam Chananakhon
Starting Price:
4500 (USD)

South East Asia is where I call home, having lived in Thailand & Vietnam for 15 years years. Currently based in Bangkok, destination weddings take me all over Southeast Asia. With a love for photography & traveling, meeting people & celebrations, destination weddings was a natural choice. My style of wedding photography is best described as creative reportage with contemporary portraiture. I like to remain inconspicuous as I wait in anticipation for the events to unfold; ensuring that the images captured remain realistic and natural looking. I have a degree in Photography and have covered live music concerts, major sporting events, luxury hotels and documented for charities and NGO's. During my time as a wedding photographer, I have been very fortunate to photograph weddings for a TV presenter, a Miss Universe model, a Prime Minister's Daughter and perhaps the biggest compliment of all, another wedding photographers wedding! [Koh Samui Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (USD)

I am a full time wedding photographer with over 10 years experience making sure nothing gets missed on your big day. My style is documentary wedding photography or wedding photojournalist, I capturing the true story on your wedding day without too much interruption you, your friends, by posing, I love to shoot the real emotion as it happens on your big day [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)

Every time I click the shutter, it's meaningful in every shot from my thinking and good feeling. To get my nice shot, I really care about attractive lighting, reflection, and fit composition. But sometimes with different composition gives me great shot too. Anyway, I love travelling too. To learn variety of people, place, culture, and traditional,new experience always amazes me to know the different way of life. [Bangkok Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
500 (USD)
Phuket wedding photography by Siwanat Phongbunkumlarp of Thailand

In 2012, Siwanat Phongbunkumlarp (Prince) was a finalist for the Thailand Photography Contest by L'Officiel. Great lighting and emotion are always the main components in his work. Adventurous traveling is in his soul. He never hesitates to position himself in a challenging spot to capture an exceptional picture. He is now based in Phuket and travels for assignments worldwide. [Phuket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Bangkok Wedding Photographer Supanit Riansrivilai, of Thailand

Supanit’s passion for photography emerged since a young age and flourished during her years in Paris where she pursued her Master of Arts in Professional Photography. Supanit sees the world through her lens and speaks her words through her images. She enjoys capturing the essence of live moments that transpires around her, especially the true emotions that already exist and are waiting to be encapsulated. [Bangkok Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Bangkok wedding photography by Thanarat Chiraskamin of Thailand

As a photographer, I always look for genuine moments that tell stories. The moments that reflect feelings or how the subjects I am working on are connected with one another, or with others are the main reason for me to press the shutter. Mostly, not for how they look. Normally I don't direct my clients what to do. Basically it is just me be there seeing how the event or the day unfolds, find its natural beauty and capture the selected moments from my perspective. That is my style of photography. Photography to me is a visual language. A photograph is like a massage expressing our thoughts and feelings. I prefer taking pictures that tell stories, pictures that reflect not just how do we look at a particular moment but how we feel, what we think and how do we connect with each other. I found that a photograph, well captured, could be very powerful. It reinforces our memory without having to describe a situation in words. As a father of two. I found documentary photography is the best way to capture pictures of my family. I believe that the best smiles are those we are not forced to. Although it takes a lot of effort and anticipation to capture the moment with this photography style, the outcomes are authentic and much more meaningful. [Bangkok Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)

I fell in love with the moments I saw through my lens…this is the reason that makes me become a visual storyteller. Back to the very first step, my shooting journey has begun with techniques and shooting tips like everyone who loves taking photos. Practices…trainings…lessons…are my daily life since I was a student of architecture and design. My shooting passion also drove me to live and learn in London which gives me opportunities to explore the perspective of my lens. Step by step throughout the journey in London, I got a chance to work with the leading professional photographer of wedding photojournalist of the UK. My chance also wide opened for the fashion shoot. It’s come with opportunities which let me explore more on the photography road map to work with leading magazines and do advertising photoshoot for the famous brands in various industries. During the time, I also had chances to do portrait photography for individuals, couples, families, friends. I’ve learned a lot more about how to capture the very touchy-feely moments from portrait shooting. I am still learning from every shot that I take to continue my visual storytelling journey. For me, all chances were not just a chance, they were significant experiences that have made me believe that a photographer is an engaged storyteller who has a trained, creative, and talented eye to see a photographic opportunity and make a decision for the moment. With the strong feeling and belief that every moment is precious and perfect in itself, I wish I will put myself more engaged in demonstrating the moments like creating genuine art…to tell the story from time to time Today, it’s more than 10 years of shooting experience, there is ONE THING that I’ve found. This ONE THING has never changed, and this ONE THING makes me believe in what I do and make me be who I am. This ONE THING is THE TRUE MOMENT. It is real. It happens only once. It stays forever. Therefore, for me, a perfect photo is a capture of the TRUE MOMENT which will keep and tell the story. TRUE MOMENT is my inspiration for shooting every single photo. It’s not just a shooting style…it’s beyond a signature…it is my honest to capture the once in a lifetime moment that I fell in love since the beginning and I will continue my journey as a man who loves capturing the moments. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Hong Kong Wedding Photographer Ronnie Szeto

Hi, I'm Ronnie, born and grown up in Hong Kong, a tiny spot on our planet where 'East meets West'~ I studied History back in my University time, but besides my major study, I joined a documentary filmmaking course taught by a local veteran producer. That was when I started to discover my interest in videography and photography. Once graduated in 2008, I saved most of my salary from my first job, and bought my first ever camera. I became more addicted to photography, and especially photojournalism, because it has the magic to freeze a moment and tell a great story. Thanks to another experienced teacher, I was able to learn from him more advanced photographic technique and philosophy, and gradually I have engaged myself with wedding photography. Since then, I was lucky enough to cover weddings not only in Hong Kong, but also in Germany, Australia and China, with couples from various countries including France, Netherlands, Canada, South Korea and more. It's not an easy ride for sure, but I am glad that I have came through all these years and my love of wedding photojournalism simply grows with time! Besides photography, I'm a travelholic, although there are so many wonderful places yet for me to discover. Just like wedding photojournalism, I will never get bored of it! [Hong Kong Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
11800 (HKD)
Sunny Pariani, Maharashtra and Mumbai wedding photographer

Sunny is a seasoned professional, holding an experience of covering over 200+ destination weddings in and around the country. Being trained under the best international wedding photographer’s in the world, Sunny makes sure no moment goes unnoticed on your wedding day. His style is a mix of candid, lifestyle, documentary and story-telling. He has also been a part of a few celebrity weddings in the past. Being based in Mumbai and Goa, he extends his services for wedding photography across the globe. [Mumbai Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (USD)
Ho Chi Minh wedding photography by Vu Nguyen, of Vietnam

I'm Vu Nguyen, founder, and photographer at Emo Wedding Studio. I love photography and design as well. Wedding photography is one of my passion and my job in life. I was born in Sai Gon - Vietnam, but I have influence in wedding photography of foreign countries very much. It happened in the period of my working time in New Zealand. That had been a great time in my life and it informs my style in wedding photography. Emo Wedding is an idea when I had lived in New Zealand. It kind of my child that I have spent a lot of time to build it up. It takes a long time to inform and grow up until now. Fine Art, Hipster, Boho in engagement and mix of modern in wedding journalism are things I am following in photography. I photograph emotion and natural moments. I'm searching, observing, predicting to capture a unique moment in every photoshoot. To me, each couple will have different stories and emotions. My role is to capture all moments happens and to be a storyteller. [Ho Chi Minh Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)
San Jose Wedding Photography by Thanh Vo, of California

My name is Thanh and I am the owner of Ineffable Studios. I first fell in love with Hollywood movies and the art of films before transitioning to photography. I believe that's how I develop my style and my approach to wedding photography because I love to tell stories. Since my couples are the story, I want to be able to tell it as genuinely as possible. I want to say that my style is photojournalistic with a touch of ineffable. I don't want to just capture the moment, I want to capture it from a unique perspective. I challenge myself to see and shoot each wedding differently because each wedding is uniquely it's own. The venues and locations can be the same, but each couple is not. I really enjoy being able to document the story of my couples and capture all the emotions throughout the day/s by being in the background. My team tries to work like ninjas so that you can fully enjoy your day. I feel like that's how we able to get everybody to be comfortable enough to show their real emotions because they don't feel our presence. [San Jose Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
India and Telangana Wedding Photography by Suman Chakravarthy

Suman sees life in motion and freezes the most inspiring moments through photography. A self-taught photographer who has an eye for frames, he not only captures beauty in people but also their emotions. He is an expert in shooting people, events and wildlife. Suman is known famously for his unassuming and grounded behavior despite being a creative person at the zenith of his career. Suman holds a master’s in business administration and his other interests span across equity trading, wildlife and astro-photography, teaching and travelling. Before turning into a popular Wedding and Lifestyle photographer, Suman founded a travel company focused on offbeat destinations and later was part of an up- market concept restaurant with his friends, Irani Chai. [Telangana Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Beijing actual day wedding and elopement photography by Vincent MA of China

"Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember." so wrote pianist Oscar Levant, and photos are undoubtedly one of the best carriers of memory. I've been in photography since I was a kid, on a plastic film camera, I was so excited to see the result that I opened the filmback before development, so my first work turned out to be pure blank, it taught me that how important the patience is for photography, the patience for the best mood, the best composition and light, it's the best moment. I photographed my first wedding for my friends way back in 2006, they loved the photos and recommended me to their friends and it snowballed from there, in 2019 I've shot more than 300 weddings, I find the documentary photography fascinating, sometimes frustrating, other times rewarding but always very memorable. 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)
San Francisco Wedding and Elopement Photographer Tanarak Visessonchoke, of California

Hey there! I'm Tanarak I'm an award-winning wedding photographer serving Hong Kong, San Francisco, Bay area, & beyond... with twelve years full-time experience. Why weddings? Anticipation, excitement, joy, awe, pride—there are so many emotions on a wedding day. But no two love stories are ever the same. From family and friends to you and your partner, the energy of every person present creates its own unique magic. Regardless of culture, tradition or background, love is universal, and I believe it should be celebrated in all its forms. There’s no greater privilege than capturing a love story. Tanarak Awards WPJA - The Wedding Photojournalist Association 8th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Kids (being kids)" 3rd Place: 2012 Q4 "Toasting/Speeches" 8th Place: 2012 Q4 "Ring Details" 18th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Toasting/Speeches" 7th Place: 2012 Q1 – "Ceremony" 2nd Place: 2011 Q2 – "Portrait of the Bridal Party" 12th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Emotion" 19th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Reflection" AG|WPJA - The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association 18th Place: 2016 Q2 - "Wildcard Portrait" 4th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Getting Ready" 9th Place: 2013 Q4 - "Details (Found)" 5th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 11th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 12th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Reception" 10th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Flower Details" [San Francisco Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)

Hi, I am Venkata Rajesh . A lot of people call me PVR. I am an IIM Grad turned Contemporary Wedding and LifeStyle Photographer. I have been rated as Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Hyderabad by FlatPebble and covered by New Indian Express in December 2014. I have shot nearly 100 weddings all over India. I did workshops and honed my skills under award winning International and Indian wedding photographers like Jerry Ghinos (Nikon Ambassador - US), Jesh De Rox, Sephi Bergerson, Christopher Viseux and Mahesh Shantaram. I bring in an insane amount of passion, a pure heart, a fun personality and of course truck loads of patience. I believe in a non - serious , relaxed approach to weddings and document weddings in a warm, humourous and dramatic way. Relax. Indulge in your big day and leave the rest to me. [Telangana Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (USD)

Since 2006 he has been engaged in full-scale wedding photography in Japan. Since 2010, mainly focusing on landscape photos that are conscious of light and shadows. Currently, he also works as a commercial photo and photo retoucher. [Osaka Wedding Photographer]

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

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.

Vinci and Steve

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Thank you so much Ronnie for photographing our wedding registration in October. We are absolutely delighted with the results! You are very professional and took a lot of candid photos of us. This is exactly what we are looking for, a photographer who can capture the real moment and emotion of the day for us. You certainly has a knack for capturing natural and fun memories and producing very high quality images that we will cherish for the rest of our lives . We highly recommend you to others looking for a professional and fun photographer!

Ronnie Szeto Wedding Photography of HK couples getting married

Yumana & Christian

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Love all the captures, and people’s reactions and emotions. Priceless! Thank you so much Ronnie for being a huge part in our multiple wedding events! We are so thankful that we have found you and guess what, it's only the beginning. Many more events we love to have your help in documenting!! Through your lens, we were able to see what we didn't on those days and get to relive in those moments again.

Dear Lilly, Hong Kong wedding reception venue image of the groom holding the bride

Whitney & Chris

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Ronnie, thanks for the photos! They are amazing!! They are like time machine that bring me back to the wedding day!! We sent some photos to our friends, and they are all super happy, as if experiencing the day again! Thank you very much!!

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hong Kong wedding ceremony image of bride and groom

Tina & Bosco

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Dear Ronnie, we just finished reading all the photos. They are awesome and bring back all the memories. To be honest, I have had many hiccups organizing this wedding but I am so blessed having to know you. The pictures are truly beautiful, I am out of words showing my thankfulness other than these two words. Thank you once again Ronnie. The photo film is amazing too.

Ariel & Jason

Photo by Tanarak Visessonchoke

Dear Tanarak, A heartfelt thanks for being our photographer on our wedding day. We enjoy it a lot every single time going through the photo album. Not only have you captured all precious moments over our wedding day so genuinely and beautifully, your professional and kind attitude is just lovely to be with. What an impeccable team you have! It has definitely been a true pleasure – thanks again, Tanarak! - Ariel & Jason-

Sandy & Kason

Photo by Tanarak Visessonchoke

Huge hugs and thanks Tanarak and your team for capturing all the sweet and unforgettable moments of our wedding on Christmas Eve in 2014. The pictures and videos are even more perfect than we ever expected. Happy tears still roll down our cheeks when we look at them. Thanks for being part of it and making our wedding complete.

Charmaine & Jim

Photo by Tanarak Visessonchoke

Thank you my dream photographer Tanarak! and your team for capturing our dream wedding on one of the happiest days of our lives It is even more perfect and more beautiful than we've ever imagined!

Ice & James

Photo by Vutiporn Supanish

I’m always obsessed with having good photos on my special occasion because a single photo can tell a thousand words and always bring back good old memories every time we look at it. Thus, I chose you to picture my wedding because your work has shown me that you tell good story through pictures. And yes, I made the right decision. Every time I look at my wedding pictures now, I can still feel the day because all the emotions and stories were pictured perfectly. I can recall all the smiles, happiness, romance on my big day. Moreover, what I like most is that I can be myself all the time and you just find the right time, right place, right angles to photo me. That’s make things went on smoothly and naturally so that I really have a beautiful ‘story-telling photo essay’ of my wedding days. Thanks so much for making my memories live forever in the pictures.

Remy & David

Photo by Vutiporn Supanish

"Thank you WOODYalens Photography and your wonderful creative team. Leading up to the wedding you were so helpful and very quick to respond. You seemed to have every aspect of the wedding covered on the day and your team were all so friendly and lovely. We cannot wait to see the photos and videos! Thank you for capturing our special day! "

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!"

Vincy and Brian

Photo by Ronnie Szeto

Ronnie, thank you for being our photographer and documenting our wedding in Hong Kong. We are thankful for the communication and the way you try to understand our wants in the consultation process. The locations you scouted for us were aptly chosen and fit well with our story and background. The candid moments you captured in our homes, the banquet hall, and on the streets of Hong Kong gave us much bragging rights and most of all, the perfect way to cherish a special day. We are also thankful for the extra effort you took in creating the custom-made memory drive and photo box. Thank you very much.