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!

County Durham Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of County Durham, England

Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees

County Durham Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our United Kingdom 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 13th, 2020
Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco Elopement Couple Portrait | The couple chose to have a small wedding ceremony
July 13th, 2020
Napoli Italy Elopement Photography | The couple is Kneeling at the church altar together
July 12th, 2020
City Hall of Pontault Combault, France Elopement Photographer | Guests gather around in the street outside the city hall where the groom waits, blindfolded for the bride

Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small County Durham 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 fast, courthouse, DIY - do it yourself, 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 boutique, outdoor, 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 County Durham Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Jonathan Brown is a UK professional wedding reportage photographer

Jonathan is a friendly and relaxed professional photographer living in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Since setting up Browns Photography in 2003, he has photographed hundreds of weddings, but he still ensures that each wedding is approached as a unique, individual occasion. His unobtrusive photography creates a collection of natural, documentary images that capture the story of your day. He'd love to meet up to chat about your wedding plans and show you one of his recent weddings. If you're not based in the North East, how about Skype or the phone? [Newcastle-UK Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (GBP)
Newcastle, UK North East Wedding Photography by  Erika Tanith

I love photographing people's stories; the real and the honest. Capturing life in all its glory is what photography is all about for me. We all have our own unique lives and being able to catch a glimpse of that - especially on a day as important as your wedding day - is one of the many wonderful things about what I do. I studied Media at university with a view to working in film. Movies are all about stories and that appealed to me. I never did break into the industry though; something far more magical caught my eye. Many of the skills and techniques I learned in film have been transferred into my wedding reportage work, and I like to think that my imagery has a certain cinematic feel to it. One of my friends got married straight out of university, and they asked me to shoot their wedding because they loved my movie work so much. I was familiar with stills photography as my father had always been a keen amateur, so I gave it a go and I fell in love. That was back in 2004, and since then I have fallen in love with wedding photography again and again. I love to travel and I'm happy to travel anywhere in the world to shoot a wedding. [Tyne And Wear Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
800 (GBP)

Wedding Venues from County Durham

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Kirsty & Dave

Photo by Jonathan Brown

A massive 'thank you' for all your hard work and patience. You have captured our wedding day perfectly and given us some wonderful memories that we can enjoy forever!

Wedding Photography of a beautiful couple just married at the Laing Art Gallery

Laura & Matt

Photo by Erika Tanith Davey

Hi Erika. Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to take the time to write to you and thank you for the enormous role you played on our wedding day. Words don’t seem to quite cover how we feel, but I will give it a go! We weren’t sure what to expect when booking a photographer- we both hated the idea of having a camera shoved in our face all day, posing and saying cheese. As you know, this is why we chose you and felt confident with your refreshing view to photography after we met for the first time. On the day, you were totally true to your word. You managed to capture it all, with great professionalism but unobtrusively. But for me personally, I want to say that I am so grateful for the support you showed me throughout. You kept me calm and helped me get the most from the day. I know, from the few images you showed us on the day, that I will (for once in my life!) like pictures of myself because you have captured our personality more than just how we look. Erika- quite honestly, you were a guest at our wedding first and photographer second. You were a fantastic asset to us and everything you did to look after us both during the day was so greatly appreciated. Thank you so very much. Our family and friends commented on you lots also and they totally echo our sentiments. So yeah....I think it’s important to say all these things to you, because yes- we have paid for a service. But what we got in return was an amazing extra wedding guest, a great friend and a fantastic support. Thank you

Lynsey & Mike

Photo by Jonathan Brown

Lynz and I would like to extend ENORMOUS gratitude for your excellent service on our wedding day. You were really fantastic with everyone, and many guests have commented on how incognito and discreet you were throughout the duration. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts.