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!

North Yorkshire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of North Yorkshire, England

Middlesbrough, Harrogate, Scarborough

North Yorkshire 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
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September 16th, 2020
New Zealand Elopement Photographers | the couple posed together on top of the eroded remnants of the Lyttelton volcano
September 16th, 2020
Smoky Mountain Elopement Photography | The ceremony begins on the outside deck of a rental

Elopement Photographers for Small England Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small North Yorkshire 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 civil ceremony, small, themed, 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 intimate, symbolic, outdoor, 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 North Yorkshire Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

I started an interest in photography whilst very young. My curiosity came from my father and developed into a full blown passion by my teens. Experimenting with 35mm and medium format film cameras I developed an understanding of the basics. Locked for hours in my fathers adapted dark room (our family bathroom) I produced my first black and white photographs and from there turned a hobby into a lifestyle and a profession. I worked for a studio and built up professionally gained knowledge and creative technique. Moving away from the studio opened a different, creative streak and my passion became involved in reality and people. I still enjoy the creative opportunities involved with portraiture and blending people with their passions into creative images but really, being on the periphery and capturing moments that could never truly be recreated started me down the road of wedding photojournalism. The skills I have learned and that I continuously develop see me enjoying every wedding as both a creative challenge and an opportunity to produce visual memories. [North Yorkshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (GBP)
South Yorkshire elopement and wedding photography by Bhavna Barratt of England, United Kingdom

I'm Bhavna, a.k.a Bhav, Bee, B, whatever is easy for you. I'm a documentary wedding photographer who lives in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with my best friend and Husband Tom, our beautiful son Toby and a lot of gnomes and pixies. I come from a large extended Gujarati family in Tanzania, where we're all full of mischief - so if you're having a big fat Indian wedding, I'll feel right at home. Or as they say in Dar-es-Salaam, Hakuna Matata, as I totally love weddings that are full of happy chaos, lots of dhamaal and masti, the type of wedding celebrations that Indian weddings are all about! Love, warmth, and happiness that shines through your images is what I am to provide. My work takes me around the world to cover weddings of all types. I have travelled to Tanzania including Zanzibar, Kenya including Mombasa and Nairobi, France, Italy, Canada, and Ireland for weddings in recent times. So if you're looking for a photographer with personality, who will join in with the balle balle, the gidha and the garba, who will probably shed a tear when you walk down the aisle, who loves masala chai, gulab jamuns (yummy), and all things Bollywood... Call me and let's have a cuppa chaa together to talk about your beautiful Indian (or non-Indian) wedding plans! [South Yorkshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (GBP)
London documentary wedding photography by Dominique Shaw of England United Kingdom

Dom began York Place Studios at the tender age of 21 along with elder brother Liam. With her film photography background and fine art influences she entered the world of weddings with the idea of doing things a little differently and in doing so created the founding principles of the York Place Style. Her passion, bubbly personality and sense of romance puts emotion at the centre of her imagery. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (GBP)
Scotland and Edinburgh wedding photography by Zoe Brunner of the United Kingdom WPJA

Hi, I'm Zoë I've been taking photos for almost a decade. It took me until the end of my bachelor's degree to realise that photography was what I wanted to do full time. Although I studied philosophy and linguistics (University of Edinburgh), I nearly always found myself thinking about photography, not Immanuel Kant! Philosophy did teach me something though. It taught me about aesthetics, about beauty, and about ways of seeing the world. These sensibilities are what I bring to my photography. Outside of photographing weddings, I'm also a passionate rock climber, sourdough baker, and craftswoman. I was born and raised in Zürich, Switzerland, but you wouldn't know it from my accent. [Edinburgh Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
875 (GBP)

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 North Yorkshire

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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

Tracey & Barry

Photo by Graham Frostick

Hi Graham We just wanted to send you a few kind words regarding our wedding day. There are not enough words to describe your brilliance over the wedding day itself and the planning build up. You went out of your way to make sure our special day was perfect. You didn't just take your photographs but became part of our family. You blended in with effortless ease over the few days and it was our pleasure to know you. Your attention to detail is second to none. You took the shots that make people say "WOW.......Did I really do that!!"... and the memories flood back. All of our family and friends have commented on how they enjoyed your countless humorous comments in helping relax them for the photos. To finish I want to reccomend you to anyone thinking of getting married. You will take them on an emotional journey where they will laugh, cry and most of all smile their way to the altar. Kind Regards and forever grateful Tracey and Barry

Kate & Rob

Photo by Graham Frostick

Hi Graham. All we can say is that we love it, love it, love it! Yes tears but we are so grateful for all your hard work. This album will be the final piece of our Wedding. We have looked at this so many times but each time we see something different. You have caught us just as we wanted. Beautiful.

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.