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. 

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Greater Manchester Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Greater Manchester, England

Bolton, Sale, Rochdale, Stockport, Salford, Wigan, Oldham, Bury, Atherton, Altrincham

Greater Manchester 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 8th, 2020
Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Photos | The bride walks down the aisle with her father, surrounded on either side by their guests
July 7th, 2020
Private Farm, Brazil Elopement Photography | The bride and groom, together with their brothers and family
July 6th, 2020
Palazzo Goldoni, Chioggia (Venice) Elopement Photographer | The groom is waiting for the bride at the ceremony venue

Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Greater Manchester 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, fast, town hall, 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 symbolic, casual, 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 Greater Manchester Couples

4 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Greater Manchester, Cheshire - Adam Riley Wedding Reportage Photographer

Based on the outskirts of Manchester, Cheshire, I travel around the UK and further afield documenting the most important day of peoples lives. Using my experience in street photography, I have a unique take on wedding photography. Producing images with stories, depth and humour. A full time photographer, I first started shooting weddings in 2010 and have been lucky enough to shoot hundreds of weddings. [Greater Manchester Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (GBP)
Lifestyle portrait of GMT wedding reportage photographer Jim Ross of the UK

I have long had a passion for photography – sparked probably by my Dad’s old Bronica and darkroom antics back in the 70s and 80s. To my young, impressionable self, there was always something magical about the process of image creation. I’ve had a camera in my hands ever since. However, after studying law at university, it was actually the music industry that first paid the bills. Just as rave culture hit the mainstream in the UK in the late nineties, I was fortunate enough to find myself working with super-talented DJs and producers, artists, entrepreneurs, and all-round inspirational creative types. Fun times - what I can remember of them! I’m a family man these days. My beautiful partner and I live in Manchester and have two incredible daughters – growing up fast. So, taking my responsibilities seriously, I took a step away from the lunacy of dance music to become a primary school teacher for about ten years. I figured that there must be opportunities for creativity in education. And so there was sort of. But the allure of a truly creative purpose in life was just too much to resist. With huge thanks to the support and encouragement of my amazing family, I was able to pick up my cameras with a whole new ambition about 3 years ago. I am incredibly thrilled to be able to say that I now take pictures for a living! Except it’s more than just that, right!? It’s capturing emotions, documenting moments, portraying beauty, finding romance in the prosaic. Surprise. Delight. And so much more. I’m currently shooting around 25 weddings a year which gives me a happy work-life balance, and time to spend enjoying some precious moments of my own with the ones I love. If you’d like to talk to me about capturing some precious moments of your big day, I’d love to hear from you. [Greater Manchester Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
Toni Darcy Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Starting Price:
1800 (GBP)
Shropshire wedding photographer Andy Li, for UK

Hi, here's a little bit about me... - I love going to Gin Festivals! - I love weddings...I even had one of my own! - I had my five minutes of fame on The Gadget Show. - I love gadgets, Krispy Kremes, lemon drizzle cake, chilli sauce, wearing bright funky socks. - I suppose I’m a bit of a geek...and love my Apple toys. I've been shooting weddings since 2006, and for the last couple of years my wife Leanne has worked with me shooting video. I'm based in Shropshire (UK) and shoot weddings all over the UK and worldwide. I believe a wedding should be a great big party and not a great big performance. I love capturing all the fun, natural moments during a wedding. [Shropshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (GBP)

Wedding Venues from Greater Manchester

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