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!

Zuid Holland Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Zuid Holland, Netherlands

The Hague, Rotterdam

Zuid Holland 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
September 18th, 2020
City Hall Vilvoorde, Belgium - COVID Elopement Image | The bride and groom show their rings
September 17th, 2020
Restaurant Pouwe, Hoeven Garden Elopement Venue Photos | An intimate kiss of the bridal couple, as the guests watch
September 16th, 2020
New Zealand Elopement Photographers | the couple posed together on top of the eroded remnants of the Lyttelton volcano

Elopement Photographers for Small Netherlands Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Zuid Holland 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 quick, pop-up, 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 unique, symbolic, religious, 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 Zuid Holland Couples

11 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)

FotoBelle was set up by Isabelle Hattink in 2001 after she had graduated from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda in the Netherlands. FotoBelle consists of a team of different photographers. Isabelle is always assisted by one of her colleagues when shooting weddings. Photography has become a way of life. It is a profession in which you can continue to develop yourself. I love a photojournalist approach because I am a storyteller. This is why we do not ask you to pose for a photo, but to experience the day as though we were not there. This is how we capture your emotions. Your wedding day is a part of your life that will vividly remain in the memory through your wedding photos. As a wedding photographer, I only need two ingredients to document your wedding in a sharp and vibrant fashion: your trust and free rein. This will ensure creative images and we can capture your unique story in the most creative and natural way possible. I always take a second shooter with me for wedding reportages starting from 8 hours of photography. This has a positive effect on the quality and allows us to make more creative photos by using different angles. Besides my job, I have a gorgeous daughter, a wonderful husband, a naughty dog, and a beautiful, Japanese garden. Nature is where I feel most at home, therefore I want to go outside as much as possible. I undertake a lot of fun things with my family whenever I have an opportunity. [Rotterdam Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2300 (EUR)
Zuid Holland wedding photography by Gerhard Nel of The Netherlands

Gerhard Nel is an international award-winning photographer based in The Hague in The Netherlands. In 2013 Gerhard has been ranked #1 in the world with the WPJA. Since 2008 Gerhard has regularly been placed among the Top 50 wedding photographers of the WPJA and also the Artistic Guild of the WPJA. Nel was born and raised in South Africa and served as an Indenti-kit artist for the Police for several years drawing faces of suspects. His search for real life and moments combined with his artistic and sensitive eye results in images that touch hearts and lives. Gerhard has traveled to more than 50 countries and loves different cultures accepting destination weddings worldwide. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (EUR)
Zuid Holland wedding photography by Damon Pijlman of the Netherlands

Damon Pijlman is a wedding photojournalist who has been documenting weddings for over 15 years. When Damon was 15 years old he started as an assistant photographer, and at 18 he started with wedding photography. He studied photography for 4 years at the school of photography in Amsterdam and in Apeldoorn. Damon started his own company at 2006. International award-winning photographers Eva & Damon photograph together weddings all over the world. Damon loves capturing the beauty of weddings which include emotion, love and fun. His methodes combine photojournalism with glamour and spontaneous moments. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

I take pictures as long as I can remember. I was obsessed by the light of Rembrandt and the colors of Vincent Van Gogh. The old Dutch Painters were by far my favorites. Since I was not gifted with the talent of the fine brush, I decided to be a photographer. As a little girl weddings always attracted me. The magic of love, emotions and people just the way they are. Those are, for me, the most important ingredients for a wedding. No matter what dress, ring, cake of venue. I shoot weddings in the Netherlands, but if clients want me in other countries, I will do so without hesitation. I adore my husband (and second shooter) and daughter. My 'idol' of wedding photographers is Gerhard Nel. [Zuid Holland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (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/hour (EUR)
Thomas Jongbloed wedding and elopement 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)
portrait of Caroline Elenbaas, or Caroline Peeters, wedding and elopement photographer by Cfoto. It's a close up portrait in. colour.

I’m Caroline Elenbaas live in Heijningen a small village near Rotterdam. I studied at the Fotovakschool in Rotterdam and finished it in 2008. Then I started my own photography business, it happened to come across wedding photography and this soon became a big passion. Capturing all the beautiful moments is never boring. Documentary photography gives a lot of satisfaction. I really like to catch all the special things, because later I realise it become precious moments. [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1350 (EUR)
Noord Brabant Wedding Reportage Photography by Gaby Ermstrang

My name is Gaby Ermstrang and I photograph LOVE with so much love. I am thankful I can. I started out 5 years ago. My daughter was just born and I was at home without a job. So first I started to photograph for charities. Just so I could be Gaby again and not only be momma or a wife. Then I started taking portraits of the elderly. I still do that. Love that LOVE you are getting back from those people. I started to realize, I maybe am really good at Photography. People started to call me asking how much a portrait cost. That money I invested in workshops but above all invest in what I really like to make. After spending time in workshops, searching for mentoring by Marieke Zwartscholten and Leonard Walpot I think I found my passion. LOVE and moments! [Noord Brabant Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Porto wedding photography and elopements by Raquel Barroso Costa - Portugal WPJA

I was born in 1986 in the city of Porto. I always grew up with a lot of interest in art, since my parents were art teachers. I graduated in Art and it was during college that I took a photography class. After graduating I took a professional photography course in 2011 and after that, I worked in photojournalism and commercial photography as an assistant. After working as a second photographer at weddings, in 2018 I launched Caixa de Histórias, my own photography company. [Porto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (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)
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