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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

London Wedding Photographers

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London Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our London 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 brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size 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, London documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods
January 5th, 2022
Civil Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride walking down the aisle at the civil marriage venue
January 3rd, 2022
Desert Wedding Elopement Photography | A first dance as a married couple

Elopement Photographers for Small London Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small London 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 fast, small, mini, 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 modern, non-traditional, boutique, 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 London Couples

45 London Wedding Photographers...

Intimate wedding photography by Wayne La
1800 (GBP)
UK wedding reportage, engagements and elopement photography by Kari Bellamy
1995 (GBP)

Rohit Gautam

Bedford in Bedfordshire, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1500 (GBP)
UK wedding reportage and engagement photography by Damion Mower
1995 (GBP)
David Pullum Images - Wedding and Elopement Photography

David Pullum

Exeter in Devon, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1650 (GBP)
Wedding reportage and elopement photography by Clive Blair Photos

Clive Blair

Birmingham in West Midlands, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1500 (GBP)
Rob Dodsworth - Wedding Reportage Images

Rob Dodsworth

Norwich in Norfolk, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1995 (GBP)
Photo of wedding and elopement photographer Lukas Powroziewicz

Lukas Powroziewicz

Edinburgh in Midlothian, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1850 (GBP)
United Kingdom wedding photography, engagement portraits and elopements by Jenny Rutterford
1695 (GBP)
UK wedding photography and elopements by Anna Mikulich

Anna Mikulich

Basingstoke in Hampshire, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1450 (GBP)
Joshua Dhondt is a Wedding Photographer of the WPJA

Joshua Dhondt

in Antwerpen, BE *Now booking London weddings.
2050 (EUR)

Mark Wallis

Belper in Derbyshire, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1450 (GBP)
BW wedding photography by Melissa Iannace
1500 (EUR)
United Kingdom Wedding Photographer David Weightman - Married to My Camera

David Weightman

Guildford in Surrey, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1200 (GBP)
Wedding and elopement photography by Peter Rowen

Peter Rowen

Ashbourne in Meath, IE *Now booking London weddings.
2000 (EUR)
Corina Oghina - UK Wedding Reportage Images

Corina Oghina

Brighton in East Sussex, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1200 (GBP)
Italy Couple Engagement Sessions Wedding and Elopement Photographer Carlo Bettuolo

Carlo Bettuolo

Venezia in Venezia, IT *Now booking London weddings.
1100 (EUR)
United Kingdom wedding reportage-style photography by Tracy Morter

Tracy Morter

South Woodham Ferrers in Essex, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1000 (GBP)
Engagement, elopement and wedding photography by Nicola Hudson

Nicola Hudson

Chichester in West Sussex, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1750 (GBP)
England elopement and wedding reportage photography by James Pearce - United Kingdom WPJA Pro

James Pearce

Ramsgate in Kent, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1200 (GBP)
United Kingdom elopement and wedding reportage photography by Nikkala Faye Ades

Nikkala Faye Ades

Norwich in Norfolk, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1700 (GBP)
United Kingdom wedding reportage-style photography by Murray Clarke

Murray Clarke

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

Paul Fuller

Rochester in Kent, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1700 (GBP)
Wedding reportage photography by Luke Hayden of the United Kingdom

Luke Hayden

Harlow in Essex, GB *Now booking London weddings.
2000 (GBP)
studio portrait of Dordogne wedding photojournalist Michael Mann
1990 (EUR)
Simon Fazackarley is a United Kingdom Wedding Photographer

Simon Fazackarley

Brighton in East Sussex, GB *Now booking London weddings.
2000 (GBP)
UK wedding reportage photos by Emily Renier

Emily Renier

Chipperfield in Hertfordshire, GB *Now booking London weddings.
1250 (GBP)
Kirill Brusilovsky wedding photography for creative couples

Kirill Brusilovsky

Hamburg in Hamburg, DE *Now booking London weddings.
300/hour (EUR)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

1200 Euro

Wedding Photographer: Adrian Hancu

Strasbourg in Bas-Rhin (67) , France

Born in Chisinau, Moldova (Ex-URSS). Law school education followed by a premature love affair with photography. Freelance photographer since 2003. Over the years, I fulfill my clients’ expectations by combining a natural intuition and keen eye...

London Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented London wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own London pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the London Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best London wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top London 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my London wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked London wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked London wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the London 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...Read more
Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find special and memorable. But what could hold more memory, meaning, and importance than your own home? For those looking for that perfect venue, it may not be any further than beyond your threshold.Read more
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and even personal preference.Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND London WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Provence wedding photography of bride getting ready at Bastide de Gordes, France

Julia and Mark

Photo by Damion Mower

The 'newlywed' shots are simply stunning - it's hard to choose which to frame. In my view, the photos are one of the most important parts of a wedding because they inform many of your memories for years to come. When we look back now, and when we look back in the future, the photos will instantly bring back the warmth and happiness we felt on that perfect day in Provence. And for that, we can't thank you enough, Damion.

Sheena & Saagar

Photo by Rohit Gautam

Hi Rohit, From the moment we saw your work we knew that we had to have you to capture our special day. You made us feel completely at ease while you were photographing us, You had so many great ideas and made the whole process easy and fun for us both. During the events you and your team were professional and friendly with all our family members, it seemed like you were a part of our own families. We could not have been happier with the photos, they have come out absolutely amazing. We have received so many complements on the album and many people have said to us that your work was so creative and unlike anything they have seen before. Thank you Rohit for the amazing photos!! Sheena & Saagar Gajjar

Erin & Indy

Photo by Lyndsey Goddard

Hi Lyndsey, Hopefully you're not too frazzled after your marathon weekend of weddings. I meant to say some of this when we saw you at Claire and Elliott's wedding, but didn't really get the chance. In a nutshell I just wanted to say thank you properly for photographing our wedding. Erin and I never seem to have it easy, I'd say we've had more than our fair share of things going wrong since we got together. But the last few months have been the hardest by a long way. It's only since Erin's dad died that I've come to fully understand just how much he meant to Erin, and how much she's always worshipped and idolised him. She's still coming to terms with the loss, while at the same time unconsciously assuming his role in the family- sorting out all the practical problems since his death, and being the voice of reason when there's a difference of opinion even while she tries to grieve. I sort of sit at the sidelines, and I can see she is the best of what her dad was, which is something I don't think she'll ever really appreciate. But then her dad was too unassuming to ever recognise his own importance too. Personally, I was always slightly nervous around him, the way many guys are around the father of the love of their life. Not that he did anything to warrant my edginess, it was just that he was always so capable and knowledgeable- the first person you'd want in a crisis. I looked forward to getting to know him better, to fix an old car up with him, or work with him fixing up our first house. None of that is meant to make you feel bad, or sorry for us- we're a solid and otherwise happy couple, and I know we'll endure this and anything else that life throws at us. The reason I'm saying it is so that you can maybe appreciate our gratitude for you agreeing to photograph our wedding. I know you already know, that just as your photography catches the mood and emotion of the day, so it also catches the thoughts and interactions of the people, and so shows people as they really are. Your photos really do show Brian as he was. One of Erin's favourite pictures of the day is that of her with her dad outside the registry office. It's like her aunt said recently- it doesn't just look like Brian, it's everything about him in a nutshell. The way he brought calm to Erin, the way he was always there for her while never being in the limelight. The way he was the perfect father to her. We talked at Elliott and Claire's wedding about how the photographs are the only physical thing that stays with you after you get married, and after the last few months the photos you took of Brian on the day have become even more important to Erin. Maybe another photographer could have taken pictures that showed the same thing, but then again maybe not. I don't know why you agreed to be our photographer- you no doubt would have had other requests offering more money closer to home. It sounds trite to say, but I really can't think of any greater act of kindness toward the two of us than yours. Reading back through the twaddle I've written, a lot of it sounds trite, but it is all true. So really, thank you. More than a silly email could say, thank you.