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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Utrecht Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Utrecht, Netherlands

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Utrecht Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Europe 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small Netherlands Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Utrecht 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, town hall, 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 intimate, outdoor, casual, 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 Utrecht Couples

8 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Netherlands wedding photography by Leonard Walpot, of Utrecht

I'm Leonard. Born Brabander, but actually a Zeeuw, because I grew up in Zeeland. Since 2006 I live in Utrecht. I am married to Janneke and dad of Floris and Julius. In 2013, I became a full time photographer. You can say that I've made my work from my hobby because I'm actually graduated as a neerlandic. I am convinced that, as a photographer, I can tell stories better than ever as a writer or journalist. Probably because of my love for visual arts - also my favorite subject in high school. Tell stories with images instead of words. That's right with me. I feel good at that role and so I photograph weddings. I am constantly observing and looking for stories, emotions and moments. I seek relationships, relationships between people, to the essence of who you and your guests are. In fact, I think that every series I submit should be a family history - told by a journalist photographer. It is very important to me that a bride couple feels comfortable with my presence. That's why I'm quiet and in the background. It's not about me but for you. I'm not the one who directs the day but just documents it. I'm not a photographer who asks you to postpone, or to do things again. In short, I want to be the photographer present as a nice guest (literally and figuratively ;-)), a friend, someone who knows you and gives you all the confidence to photograph the day in a fantastic way. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1895 (EUR)
Utrecht wedding photography by Linda Bouritius - Netherlands WPJA

Well hello to you. My name is Linda a professional wedding photographer living in the Netherlands together with her husband, two kids and a cat called Kiwi. Photography has always been a big part of my life, but for a long time not in a professional way. When looking back I always look at the world around me in compositions, and as a kid, I always brought a small camera with me when I was away. Photography as a career has never crossed my mind when choosing an education. I studied communications. Looking back a study that is all about people. After working in various large corporations the urge for something new was getting bigger and bigger. As a result, I started to work for a small online radio station as their social media manager, next to my day-to-day job. A way to meet new people, change perspective and be more creative. So creative I got. In order to get interesting content for our channels, I picked up my camera. For a few summers, I was travelling across the Netherlands with a team to capture music festivals. Focusing on young talented artists. My photography got picked up and I received my first small assignments. At the end of 2014, I decided that it was all or nothing. The day job didn't inspire me anymore and I decided to fully focus on photography. Without any assignments I stepped into 2015 and slowly work was there. I accepted every photography job out there. From photographing newborn babies to corporate seminars. I also had a few weddings and fell in love instantly. It reminded me somehow about music photography. I always loved just photographing the crowd, the feeling of a day in the sun enjoying music. I never cared that much for the artists and being in a pit with 15 other photographers elbowing your way for an image. In 2016 I decided to say now to all other assignments and fully focus on weddings only. As today I only shoot weddings and it's a fulltime job for me. During winter I focus on some personal/ documentary projects and someday in the life sessions for families. My approach to wedding photography is as unposed as possible. I love to look for the true identity of a couple and translate that into my images. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1495 (EUR)
Utrecht wedding photography by Meral Spydas of the Netherlands

I'm in love with life and obsessed by capturing the small moments that become the big memories. I want to tell the honest and pure story of your day: focused on emotions, those unguarded moments & stolen glances. I studied psychology and until recently I combined working in an eating disorder clinic & shooting weddings. I decided to quit because I want to give my photography 100% focus! However, my work as a psychologist has shaped my work without a doubt. My main focus is connecting and looking for the connections between everyone attending the wedding. Your best man giving you a thumbs up, your mom with tears in her eyes, the look of pride on your fathers face. Those are the things I want to help you remember from the day. Next to shooting weddings, I love photographing when I'm traveling and even better: combine those two for destination weddings! I shoot between 15-20 weddings per year. This way I'll look forward to every wedding as if it is my first. I treasure this almost magical feeling! [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)
Utrecht wedding photographer Karin Bunschoten - Netherlands

Hi, I'm Karin. Born and raised in the Netherland. Graduated the Fotovakschool in 2012 and photographing weddings since then. I absolutely love couples who want their wedding day to be filled with laughter and celebrate their wedding as they are. Spontaneous and delightful aspects of the day, as well as the personal and emotional ones, are my goal to capture. If requested and needed I'll bring a 2nd shooter for your wedding so we capture more moments to tell your story in the end. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1549 (EUR)
Thomas Jongbloed wedding photographer for The Netherlands

I am Thomas, a wedding photographer, living in Utrecht. Work throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and actually, secretly the whole world;). Briefly about myself. I live in Leidsche Rijn / Utrecht with my dear wife Leonie; and been married for 3 years. Five years ago we removed a cat (Bouya) from the shelter. Sometimes couch decoration, other times our cat child. If I don't have a camera in my hands ... (that happens sometimes) I like to skate, I love sports; Bodypump, Grit HIIT, can be found 3 times a week in the Crossfit Box and preferably at 9:00 in the morning. We are also crazy about Netflix, what an invention. Cool series that we watch or have watched: Dexter, Breaking Bad, Orange is the new Black, Homeland, The Bridge… and you can wake me up for an animated film. Oh yes ... and for citizens .... the 2nd best invention. My favorite holiday destination is Portugal. A dream for old age is a private mountain in the Algarve. And to realize this, I started this year with a Portuguese language course. Our honeymoon was, therefore, a camper trip through the Algarve. What a cool feeling of freedom that is. [Utrecht Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2400 (EUR)
Noord Brabant documentary wedding photography by Elke Teurlings - Netherlands WPJA

She has completed her studies in the piano conservatory, mathematics teacher training and artistic therapy in music. She worked as a mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Eindhoven for 11 years and in a piano practice at home. She is currently a full-time photographer and mother. Elke has learned the technique of photography for a large part from her father. Together they have photographed quite a lot over the years. By following various masterclasses and workshops, she continues to develop in the field of photography. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Marlies Dekker Elopement Photography in Netherlands and Zuid Holland

I am a professional, involved, spontaneous all-round photographer and by graduating from the Photograduate course at the Fotovakschool in Rotterdam, a graduated professional photographer where I graduated cum laude. I am proud of that because it does not happen often. Specializing in wedding and elopement photography, I have also succeeded in the field with the highest possible grades in this field. I now travel around the world to capture all those beautiful marriages in beautiful images! Because what is more beautiful than celebrating love! I have won several Wedisson awards in recent years; a nice reward for my work. Together with my team of second shooters we provide a nice memory of your day! [Rotterdam Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1499 (EUR)
Zuid Holland wedding photography by Anouk Raaphorst - Netherlands WPJA

Hello, my name is Anouk Raaphorst and I am a professional wedding photographer from Westland. In 2010, after my education at the Photo Academy in Rotterdam, I quit my job in the brokerage and I started I Shoot Love Wedding Photography. My photography stands for spontaneous fresh wedding photos in a journalistic way, not staged. Fotos that really tell your story to live again and again. Creativity & unique moments are central to your day, full of love and emotion. All this, just like my photography, with an eye for detail. You get married at a location that unleashes something. All the preparations that you now enjoy fall into place during the day. One thing is certain, a day to remember. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
135/hr (EUR)
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