Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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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Dordogne Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Dordogne Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our France photographer vendors 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 because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. 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!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Nouvelle-Aquitaine Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Dordogne 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 themed, town hall, small, 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 romantic, outdoor, intimate, 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 Dordogne Couples

4 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Dordogne wedding and elopement photography by Jean Baptiste Duarte of France

I had my first photographic experiences with laptops, then with my first SLR ... and I just became addicted to photography, immortalizing everything around me. My photos are a reflection of my experience and of what I am ... sensitive, spontaneous, and a little offbeat! I first started photography by doing landscapes and animals, which allowed me to 2nd prize at the International Festival of Photostory of Saint Brieuc. I quickly got into wedding photography, first of all, covering weddings of friends and family, which was an eye-opener for me! I like to enrich myself with encounters, other cultures, and other horizons. Since 2016, I covered about fifty weddings, via Paris and Bretagne and I decided to devote myself entirely to my passion. [Dordogne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Dordogne wedding photography by Michael Mann of Nouvelle-Aquitaine France

I first got interested in photography while living in London, though it's hard not to with such an artistic community. After receiving my first DSLR as a present, I fell in love with the art and began reading numerous books on the subject. In 2013 I finished my photography course and now hold a Diploma of Photography from the International course providers "The Photography Institute". As a child, I loved going camping, surfing, and playing baseball, so I think that is where my passion for Landscape photography came from. But after looking for new photographic challenges, I had the opportunity to shoot a friend's wedding, since then I have loved being involved in one of the biggest days of the relationship of a couple and have now been a professional wedding & portrait photographer since 2014. [Dordogne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1990 (EUR)

I am a British born wedding photojournalist now living in the Aquitaine region of France with my wife and young family. A professional photographer since 2002. My original passion in photography was for black and white fine art images and I do still continue to exhibit my fine art work here in France. My work then progressed to portrait photography and I was always drawn to the natural, real image of a person not posed and formal but something that really showed a persons character. My portrait style and client contacts then took me into the world of wedding photography. I just continued taking photographs as I saw the moments unfold on the wedding day. My clients liked the informal and discrete way that I photographed the weddings and the results were well received. I personally took a great deal of pleasure from those first few weddings, what better event for a photographer to capture a wealth of emotions, the spectacle, the excitement, the romance, the fun and the glamour? I love the wedding photography here in France. Every wedding is unique, individual in its character and emotions and it is immensely satisfying for me as a photographer to have the privilege to be a part of the day and to write that special story in images. It is amazing for me to think that the images I take will be there acting as a memory of a truly unique and special day for the Bride and Groom for so many years to come. France the land of love and romance. [Lot-et-Garonne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)

Weddings are about the relationships and moments that happen between people and for a photographer they are the perfect opportunity to create a narrative from what happens throughout the day. With a background in graphic design, I love creating order within my frames from the fast moving events at a wedding, telling the story honestly and creatively. A lot of contemporary wedding photographers cite their influences from the world of documentary or street photography and I'm no different as these genres are generally about the relationships between people, so it translates well into today's wedding photography and what modern couples want. I've been shooting weddings since 2008, and I can honestly say that my enthusiasm grows each year with the challenges ahead. I'm based in London and shoot throughout the UK as well as destination weddings world wide. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)
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