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Australia Elopement Photographers

Planning an adventure wedding in Australia offers breathtaking views and places to explore, perfect for couples planning a destination small wedding or elopement. From the iconic red rocks of the Outback to the lush rainforests of Queensland, Australia has a ton of places to explore for your elopement. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is both romantic and scenic, while the Great Barrier Reef offers a tropical paradise for wedding ceremonies. For those seeking a blend of wilderness and urban charm, the Blue Mountains near Sydney offer majestic cliffs and eucalyptus forests, just a short drive from the city. Australia has some of the most beautiful weather, diverse scenery, and relatively easy marriage requirements making it a perfect choice for adventurous couples looking to say “I do” in a truly unforgettable setting. The elopement photographers below specialize in Australian adventure elopements and intimate weddings.

This directory of the best elopement photographers is based in Australia or works in Australia full-time.

Hiring a Wedding Photographer for Your Australia Destination Elopement

Australia is a great option for couples who are looking to plan a destination wedding or intimate elopement. Eloping has become more and more popular because couples have realized how cost-effective and intimate it is. You can plan a romantic ceremony, with just the two of you or your closest family and friends, and you can continue your honeymoon right after! Remember, even if you plan a small wedding in Australia, our featured elopement photographers can also help you. Some of these elopement photographers also offer their services for more traditional small weddings. Don’t let us be an elopement blog that hinders you from reaching out to your dream Australian wedding photographer.

If you are planning an elopement with a photographer who is based in Australia, remember to account for travel expenses in your elopement budget, especially if traveling to a national park.

Q&A For Your Australia Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

Average Price For an Australian Elopement Photographer

The cost for an elopement photographer in Australia will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In Australia, you’ll find photographers charging from $3,000 to $6,000 for elopement coverage. What makes up the total cost? The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be documenting your adventures together. This also includes travel and other services needed from the photographer, which we will go over below.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at the beach and portraits after the ceremony – $2,000
  • Elopement ceremony at a local winery plus portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony –$4,500
  • Elopement ceremony in Blue Mountains National Park with portraits after at multiple locations all day. – $6,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?

Elopement photographers are more hands-on and tend to wear more “hats” when compared to traditional wedding photographers. This is especially true for destination locations, like Australia. Couples from out of state plan to elope here and often continue their adventure there for their honeymoon.  When you meet with your photographer, it’s important to ask, “What’s included in your Australia elopement package?”

Here are some services that may be included in your elopement package:

  • Officiant and witness requirements, especially for out-of-state couples
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Travel expenses
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Wedding albums

Not all photographers will include everything from this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage.

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for My Australia Elopement?

This depends on what type of elopement you want. If you want a simple elopement, you will be fine with just a photographer for your adventure. If you want decor, someone to perform your wedding ceremony, and a beauty team, then you have to outsource more vendors.

Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, videographer, florist… You can even “elope” at a wedding venue in Australia! You can do whatever you want to during your wedding day(s). Yes, you can plan a multi-day wedding too.

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated AustraliaAUD photographer who they recommend.

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