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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Hérault Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Hérault, Occitanie

Béziers, Sète, Lunel, Frontignan

Hérault 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
July 22nd, 2021
Wedding Photographer for Boulder Elopements | The couple giggled in the sunrise light
July 19th, 2021
Wedding Photography at Palazzo Bauer, Venice | Donning sunglasses and clearly immersed in the moment
July 16th, 2021
Wedding Photography at Fazenda Maristela in Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil | The bride walk hand-in-hand down the aisle

Elopement Photographers for Small Occitanie Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Hérault 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 secret, DIY - do it yourself, town hall, 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 non-traditional, outdoor, unique, 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 Hérault Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

WPJA Trophy William Lambelet Wedding and Elopement Photographer for France and Occitanie

William started out as a freelance wedding photographer in 2009. Very soon a documentary approach emerged and gave meaning to his work. Covering weddings like a photojournalist allowed him to develop a personal style. For him, this approach is the best way to document all the details of the day in a genuine and original way. Because a wedding is a totality. It is not limited to an exchange of wedding rings, or to the first waltz. It is the sum of many moments, both significant and trivial. His work has received several international awards (more than 200), including the global title of «Photographer of the year» by the WPJA. He has also lectured on his approach to wedding photography around the world (Moscow, Mexico, Johannesburg, Delhi, ...). [Montpellier Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2100 (EUR)

I was voted as one of the best wedding photographers in London by the Evening Standard. I have shot over 1500 weddings in my career, so a I have a huge amount of experience. I am now based in the South of France. My style is very much a mixture of documentary photography and some beautifully arranged groups & portraits. The aim is to give you both but to make sure that the groups and portraits don’t take ages, so you can make the most of your day. I choose gentle direction as opposed to anything cheesy. My Book "A Guide to Wedding Photojournalism" is an Amazon Best-Seller. Read my 5 star Google Review to get an insight of what my previous clients thought. [Hérault Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (GBP)
Hérault Wedding Photographer Estelle Chhor, of Occitanie, France
Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)
Occitanie France wedding photographer Catherine Hudson

Hi, I am Catherine, a Franco-British photographer, based in the French Pyrénées. Self-taught, passionate about photography for many years, I have specialised in lifestyle wedding photography. I value family, art, mountain hiking and capturing timeless moments. When I photograph weddings, my most sincere wish is to find the connections between you and the people around you and capture the unforgettable moments and the others more fleeting, some that you will have lived in person, others not ... so that you can relive them anywhere and at any time ... I have lived in many countries and photographed unique weddings, some from the same culture, others intercultural, different types of ceremonies, different environments and locations. Cultures are different, people are different - and there’s so much you can do for your wedding, so many possibilities! Let me photograph your wedding that reflects YOU and tell your own story. It is about your love - and it should speak of that love. It is about the obvious moments of the day but also about small details & subtle gestures. [Pyrenees-Orientales Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)

Wedding Elopement Picture Stories from Hérault

View WedElope Image Galleries from Small Weddings and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - Hérault

Are you ready to find your Hérault engagement / pre-wedding photographer for a portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own pre-wed shoot? Pro members from the Hérault Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

WPJA Communiqué: Features
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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