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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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!

Maine-et-Loire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

Maine-et-Loire Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our France 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 because of current covid 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 Pays de la Loire Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Maine-et-Loire 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 courthouse, justice of the peace, civil ceremony, 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 casual, outdoor, modern, 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 Maine-et-Loire Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Jeremy Fiori, portrait, elopement and wedding photographer in France

Happy dad of two little princesses and totally in love with my wonderful wife, life is great with me! Passionate about social photography for a long time, I began as a photographer by taking pictures of the streets and passers-by, their originality and unexpected moments. I am an admirer of the greatest works in this field, like those of Willy Ronis, Henry Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Diane Arbus, etc… They gave me the taste of aesthetics and the desire to make photographic reports. Therefore, I have been specialized in the elopement and wedding report since 2012, like a documentary photographer. I covered a little over a hundred weddings in 6 years (almost 20/25 wedding weddings per year now) and I love it! Photography, wedding, love, happiness, that's my life! [Angers Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1890 (EUR)
Angers marriage reportage photographer Thomas Desmier - France WPJA for Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire

A camera in my hands since the age of 10, my first photos will have the taste of holidays, trips and student nights (with more or less happy results). And still trips (UK, Turkey, Germany ...), faces, Paris, still more faces. The virus is there, well implanted in my head and in my heart, I train myself in photo reporting to improve the technique, and enrich myself culturally as well. I'm going to see Peru and I'm only coming back when I've been around, from Machu Picchu to coastal deserts to the Amazon. Then I spend a lot of time doing photographs of (ecological) buildings in London, Liverpool, Berlin, Hannover ... (serious work in architecture and urbanism agency with pieces of photos in it). I then succumbed to the charms of the Pays de Loire and more precisely of the Angevin region. Angers brought me balance. I enriched my photographic practice and eventually became a professional photographer. The wanderlust and the desire to discover, but with a real engine: people! You! That's what counts above all! people who trust me to capture one of the strongest moments of their lives so that I can make images that matter. Photographs that will remain the medium of your memories, your emotions for a long time. I love taking pictures! especially when you are happy and having fun. Finally, that's why I offer my services to you, brides and grooms, for 6 years and it is not ready to stop so the pleasure is great to be able to follow you during one of the most beautiful days of your life. [Angers Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)

I am a photographer because I can put order into my world this way and give it a meaning. When everything comes in its right place in my viewfinder, nothing is more satisfying! I am passionate, perfectionist, independent, workaholic. As far as I can remember, I have always been looking for an artistic way to express myself. Some years ago, when I got my first camera, I immediately knew it was it! A revelation and immediate passion quickly focused to portrait and social pictures. This is the reason for my interest in weddings. There is no better better occasion to catch these short moments full of life, full of emotion, while playing with light and dealing with all unexpected events. My feminine sensitivity and my discretion are some of my assets to let couples live again - if not discover - their wedding. Through spontaneous images that will be full of life, of poetry and, sometimes, of humour. I shoot about twenty weddings each year, and I've been shooting weddings for six years. [Nantes Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2700 (EUR)

I am an English photographer originally from London and have been based in Nantes, western France for the last 15 years. I have been shooting weddings for over a decade in my own personal style: a marriage of British humour and French romance! Reportage photography is what comes naturally to me, and what I do best. I follow my visual instinct in capturing the flow of events that constitute the rhythmic journey of a wedding day. Passionate about photographing people, I seek to express the spontaneity and full force of emotion that truly define a wedding as a once in a lifetime experience. Being completely bilingual, my cultural and communication skills allow English-speaking couples, getting married in France, to feel totally at ease in front of the camera, essential for creating natural and dynamic photos. Aside from covering weddings, I have worked in the UK and France in the fields of social, documentary and travel photography and am a regular contributor to national press publications such as Capital, Le Point and Le Nouvel Observateur. I am also a teacher of photography to graphic design students. [Vertou Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Florent Fauqueux, La Rochelle Wedding Photographer for Charente-Maritime, France

Why am I a photographer? Because I don't know how to sing :) In fact, it's the shortest way I've found to touch people's hearts ... Since the birth of my son in 2010, the portrait fascinates me, the beauty of a face, the harmony of a silhouette ... I marvel at the daily diversity of our bodies and our faces. A few years later, with the arrival of my daughter, this quest for aesthetics has evolved. I understood that an image was nothing without an intention, a laugh, a feeling ... This is how the family has become my greatest source of inspiration. I feel today a deep joy to give you my vision of the small daily happiness, as great moments of life! In short, I found what really matters. [La Rochelle Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1450 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wedding photography of the bride and groom during a Catholic Ceremony - Jeremy Fiori

Caroline et Benoît

Photo by Jeremy Fiori

The discovery of our photos was eagerly awaited by all, and yet very fast despite the sorting work he had to provide ... And the result is up to our expectations, even a thousand times higher because more than clichés, these are our emotions reported on glossy paper ... Thank you Jérémy, we will recommend you to our relatives without any hint of hesitation!