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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Musée Rodin, Paris, France Elopement Photo Story Award

Musee Rodin, Paris, France wedding image of The bride walking down the aisle with her father

Musée Rodin, Paris, France Elopement Photographer | The bride walks down the aisle with her father.

The bride walks down the aisle with her father. The two are surrounded by greenery and flowers as they approach the groom, who waits smiling at the altar.

Jamie and Carey, who live in California, decided to elope to Paris, France with just their closest family and friends. The couple spent time getting ready before the wedding in a hotel just around the corner from their wedding venue, the Musée Rodin, and after the ceremony, they went for a walk around Paris for some romantic couple moments and a well-earned glass of wine late at night—the perfect celebratory end to their beautiful day.

Musée Rodin, Paris wedding image of the bride getting hair and makeup ready before her elopement

Musée Rodin, Paris Elopement Photos | the bride gets hair and makeup ready before the wedding

A few women, including the bride, get their hair and makeup ready before the wedding, and we can see several of them through their reflections in the mirrors in the room.

Paris wedding photography showing the bride sitting still to have her makeup applied

Paris Elopement Getting Ready Image | the bride has to sit still to have her mascara applied,

While the bride has to sit still to have her mascara applied, the groom gives her a hand by feeding her.

Paris France wedding image of The bride walking toward the ceremony with her parents

Paris France Elopement Ceremony Picture | The bride, wearing a lace gown, walks down a gravel path through greenery toward the ceremony

The bride, wearing a lace gown, walks down a gravel path through greenery toward the ceremony arm-in-arm with her parents as all three of them smile.

France Wedding Ceremony picture of the bride at the altar with her groom

France Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photography | the bride at the altar with her future husband

At the ceremony, when it comes time to leave the bride at the altar with her future husband, the bride gives her father one more hug before he goes to sit down.

Paris Outdoor wedding image of the groom celebrating at the elopement altar

Paris Outdoor Elopement Altar Photo | Officially married now, the groom celebrates at the altar

Officially married now, the groom celebrates at the altar. He looks ecstatic, and his joy spreads to his now-wife and the officiant.

Paris wedding photo of the groom’s handwritten elopement vows

Paris Elopement Detail Image | We get to see a quick glimpse of the groom’s handwritten wedding vows

We get to see a quick glimpse of the groom’s handwritten wedding vows as someone holds open his notebook.

The Louvre wedding couple stands together at The Louvre in Paris for an elopement portrait

The Louvre Elopement Couple Portrait | couple stands together outside of The Louvre in Paris

In the evening, the couple stands together outside of The Louvre in Paris for a unique and architectural photo.

Paris Elopement photo of The couple unwinding after enjoying the festivities of the wedding day

Paris Elopement Couple Shot Session |  The couple unwinds after enjoying the festivities of the day

The couple unwinds after enjoying the festivities of the day by relaxing in a Paris café together, sitting hand-in-hand and smiling at one another from across the table.