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. 

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East Sussex Wedding Photographers

East Sussex Wedding Photographers

Find East Sussex photographers serving: Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea

East Sussex Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our East Sussex 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in East Sussex, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple East Sussex elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA East Sussex photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, East Sussex documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small East Sussex Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small East Sussex 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.

England WPJA members are ready to document any themed, quick, 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 boutique, unique, 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 East Sussex Couples

11 East Sussex Wedding Photographers...

United Kingdom wedding photography, engagement portraits and elopements by Jenny Rutterford

Jenny Rutterford

Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
1695 (GBP)
Katarina Nichol wedding and elopement photography

Katarina Nichol

London in London, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
150/hour (GBP)
Jersey, Channel Islands Wedding and Elopement Photography by Catherine Hill

Catherine Hill

Jersey in Channel Islands, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
1800 (GBP)
UK engagement, elopement, and wedding reportage photography by Annamarie Stepney

Annamarie Stepney

Horsham in West Sussex, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
1750 (GBP)
UK wedding reportage photographer, Matt Ebbage

Matt Ebbage

Whitstable in Kent, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
2250 (GBP)

Rik Pennington

in London, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
2000 (GBP)
Engagement, elopement and wedding photography by Nicola Hudson

Nicola Hudson

Chichester in West Sussex, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
1750 (GBP)
United Kingdom wedding reportage-style photography by Murray Clarke

Murray Clarke

Worthing in West Sussex, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
1500 (GBP)
United Kingdom wedding and elopement photography by Paul Fuller

Paul Fuller

Rochester in Kent, GB *Now booking East Sussex weddings.
1700 (GBP)

East Sussex Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by East Sussex Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by East Sussex Wedding Photographers

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

East Sussex Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some East Sussex wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these East Sussex marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or East Sussex engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Hove beach, East Sussex Portraits of an engaged Couple on the beach
East Sussex wedding photojournalism image of a RYE couple walking down the street under umbrellas in the rain
Girl smiling at her fiancee with sun hats at the beach during engagement shoot | East Sussex England
Silhouette engagement portrait of couple hugging in a fortress
Newly engaged couple walking hand in hand on a cobblestone road during their pre-wedding engagement shoot
Couple laughing on the beach for engagement portraits | Fun and giggles on the beach
Ticehurst, East Sussex, UK wedding photograph of sleeping flower girl in the church pews during the ceremony.
Bride and groom during their vows at Bartholomew Barns | East Sussex wedding photographer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked East Sussex wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the East Sussex photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: Who are the best East Sussex wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top East Sussex 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 East Sussex photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for East Sussex 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND East Sussex WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Lucy & Alex

Photo by Matt Ebbage

Epic service! You are a lovely guy who brings the energy and fun you want from a wedding photographer, we are really pleased with the whole service and would highly recommend you to anyone having a wedding. The engagement shoot, slideshow and photos are all brilliant, and you made us feel so relaxed and your passion for photography shines through. I would like to thank you and Jess again for capturing our wedding perfectly.

Becky and Richard

Photo by Matt Ebbage

What can we say! From start to finish, you gave us the most amazing service!! We were both so nervous and you completely put us at ease. It was amazing to have you as part of our day and it shows in the photos how much fun everyone had having their photos taken by you. You went above and beyond providing us the most amazing photos, far better than we ever imagined and now we can't stop looking at them! I want to do it all again. We are so unbelievably thankful and can't recommend you highly enough! You truly captured every single moment of our day! Can we do it again? Pretty please? x