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!

Marche Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Marche, Italy

Fermo, Macerata, Pesaro e Urbino, San Benedetto del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno

Marche Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Europe 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 Italy Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Marche 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, small, secret, 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 intimate, modern, religious, 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 Marche Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

A different look to wedding... An elegant and careful photo feature... A totally new language for wedding photography! Located in Marche, Ancona province, we work all over Italy... Colors, lights, emotions, creativity... We have a reportage style, modern and brilliant. Details and photographic analysis are fundamentals and made our work unique. [Ancona Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)
Perugia wedding photography by Francesca Vitulano of Umbria Italy

Francesca Vitulano - Documentary wedding photographer based in Umbria. Hi, I'm Francesca and I'm the female soul of "Framelines" studio. I’ve been photographing weddings professionally since 2012 all over Italy and abroad. With a Bachelor Degree and a Master in Fine Arts, I became interested in photojournalism while studying Set Design. Started with a strong passion, photography became year by year my full-time job. My professional dream was to work in an international and dynamic environment and "Framelines" offered me the chance to work with couples coming from all over the world, to be creative and have the chance to experiment. I really didn't think twice. I have quickly learned the rules of wedding photography and thanks to my sensitive soul I've discovered that my war-horse is to enter completely in intimate with the subject I'm shooting and this allows me to be constantly present documenting the wedding with an unobtrusive vision in order to enhance the raw emotions and the un-posed spontaneous moments. I now photograph between 30-40 weddings a year and I’m lucky enough to be involved in very different ceremonies (Catholic, Civil, Symbolic, Jewish, Indian, Arabic, Orthodox) that give me the chance to enter strictly in contact with different cultures from all over the world. Beside the Italian territory, I also flew over Italy border for capturing destination weddings abroad: In my "photographer passport" you can see few traditional three-days weddings in Morocco, two international marriages in the Netherlands and a Scotland wedding. The best feedback I received is when one of my clients tell me that through my images you can really touch the positive vibes of the wedding day, you can really see people enjoy. That's true because wedding photography is something I authentically love and enjoy doing. Professional Association: - I'm an active member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), one of the most prestigious photography associations for international weddings. [Perugia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
200/hour (EUR)
 Italia / Lazio / Roma / Stefano Snaidero

Stefano Snaidero was born in Venice in 1979. His passion for photography develops following the footsteps of the great reporters Studia Reportage obtaining a Masters in Photojournalism at the Superior Institute of Photography in Rome and immediately starts working with the most important newspapers and national weeklies. From 2004 to 2008 he was photographer of the most important Italian photojournal agencies, creating exclusive services for Ansa, Contrasto, Grazia Neri and Prospekt. In the years 2006-2007 he was assistant photographer Mimmo Jodice with whom he worked for the realization of the book "Rome" published by Johan & Levi. In the world of photography and video ceremonies he has been working since 2003 with field training with the most important photographic studios in Rome where he refines a technique that combines the ability to capture unique moments of reportage, with the elegance and exclusivity of images typical of the fashion and the star system. Also in Rome, he founded the INESSE Handmade Photography® studio, which makes his distinctive trait of reportage, creating elegant, dynamic and high-quality images. "Mine is a work that comes from a strong passion, but that has given me a great responsibility: to transform into images of unrepeatable moments that will one day be your memories. Whether they are photographic or video, what I'm looking for is to make unique all the moments in which you will choose to have me at your side, trying with discretion to understand what makes your story unique." [Rome Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

I love telling people and their stories through images, especially in special moments like the wedding that I choose to photograph with an expressive style of content that I would call "wedding photojournalism" with which I try to tell the day simply by capturing the spontaneity of the event and the emotions through the most real moments and the most significant details, the real and not constructed moments, spontaneous and original, all this to make the same emotions of that day live again after some time. The photographic service provides for my presence throughout the duration of the event, but can also be customized according to your needs. The images are made by me with the help of an assistant for a better coordination of the work and a collaborator who takes care of the video shooting. Personally I take care of the composition and packaging of your wedding album that can be the photo book or the classic album with veline and both can be made with refined Fine Art inkjet prints with carbon pigment inks on cotton cards that I personally realize, or simply on classic opaque or glossy photo paper if you prefer. You can then choose from the many covers that I select and continually search for you. You can contact me for any type of photo shoot, information, advice or quotes. I would be happy to be your wedding photographer in Teramo but I could reach you anywhere, both in Italy and abroad. Giampiero Marcocci, class of 1971 has been working with photos since 1994. After having achieved maturity in the Industrial Technical Institute, he frequents Rome and the Superior institute of Photography, he also attends various workshop with professionals including Maurizio Buscarino, Paolo Pellegrin and Silvia Camporesi. He works in Teramo. Among the most important exposures is the Art Prize Mondadori to the Permanent of Milan, the Triennial of Contemporary Sacred Art of Lecce, Images of the Taste to the National Center Of the Photo Of author of Bibbiena, the Termoli Prize to the Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art, XIV Biennale of Contemporary Sacred Art and finally her 54. International Exposure of Art of the Biennal exhibition in Venice Among the various prizes the contest 626 Communication & Safety of the Museum of the Industry and the Job of Brescia, have been awarded the Prize Special Gold Fan inside the Art Prize Mondadori. Also in 2006 he was awarded the finalist of the Prize White Pages Of Author; in 2008 the Prize "Bronze Award" for the Open category and in 2010 Awards "Gold, Silver and Bronze Award" in category photography reportage in Orvieto Professional Photography Awards. [Teramo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Teramo wedding and elopement photography by Pierpaolo Cialini - Abruzzo and Italy event coverage.

Pierpaolo Cialini is a professional photographer specialized in wedding reportage that operates in Italy and abroad. He will tell your big day through an intense, exciting and creative photographic reportage, able to capture the authenticity of every moment in total discretion but in a refined and refined manner. The fundamental element of his photographic language is emotion, that is the story enclosed within every single shot. Pierpaolo will become the eyes of the spouses and of the guests, behaving like a figure inside the wedding, but almost invisible, immortalizing the emotions, the smiles, the tears, but above all the love. Relying on the collaboration of a staff of professionals, Pierpaolo Cialini will create a photo and video service (aerial footage with drone included) that will allow you to relive the emotions of your big day whenever you want. Pierpaolo Cialini is the winner of several awards recognized nationally and internationally. [Teramo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Rae and Francesco

Photo by Francesca Vitulano

Dear Francesca, I asked Simona to thank you from both Francesco and I...but I really want to say it myself too. From my heart, thank you so very much! You are so talented and we absolutely LOVE our wedding photos. You captured our happy day so perfectly. Francesco thinks I am silly because I have been looking at the photographs for hours every day :) During our wedding, several people also commented on your lovely personality and gentle manner too. This made me very proud. Thank you for being professional, for being lovely and for taking incredible photographs. Sei meraviglioso!

Chris and Tina

Photo by Francesca Vitulano

We are absolutely delighted with the pictures, we cannot thank you enough :) One problem though, how am I supposed to pick out a few favourites when there are too many favourites! We loved so many of them that I couldn't pick any shots in particular, but some of the action shots are brilliant, particularly whilst we are dancing. It bought back so many great memories from the day and you have captured the atmosphere perfectly. Going through the pictures it was like we were there again. Everyone loved them and commented how much it bought back the day. I honestly cannot praise you enough for the pictures, we were so happy :D

Paolo e Valeria

Photo by Giampiero Marcocci

Dearest Giampiero and friend, a few months later we continue to rediscover nuances in "Quel" day lived, but sometimes elusive in front of the overwhelming vivacity of certain memories. We want, even today, to express our sincere gratitude for having been able to reveal, through your shots, the intensity of those pulsations of life that will always remain fixed in the heart. You managed to make your photos not only the image of the time portrayed in the instant in which it stops, but the story of the flavors, colors, thoughts, joys and feelings of the most profound protagonists of that day become an inextinguishable companion of the our life. We are grateful to you for putting your passion at your service, even before your work, narrating in pictures our most beautiful memory, the story of our life. The wish is for a goodbye in others and future shots of life ... !!! Simply Thanks. Paolo and Valeria