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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Nouvelle-Aquitaine Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Charente, Charente-Maritime, Corrèze, Creuse, Deux-Sèvres, Haute-Vienne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Vienne

Nouvelle-Aquitaine Elopement Photographers

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

Shooting an elopement or small Nouvelle-Aquitaine 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 town hall, justice of the peace, courthouse, 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, boutique, 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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Couples

17 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Charente-Maritime wedding photography by Audrey Morisson of France

38 years old, 21 years in love with David, the man of my life. Together we designed Lina 11 years ago an adorable girl. The three of us love nature, travel, our cat and life. As a child, I wanted to be a ballet dancer; well yes with a tutu and a bun without a rebellious wick. A few years later, I realized that "little rat" was not for me (despite the passion). Rigor, discipline, and uniformity did not match my character. I am rather free, an anarchist and I like the difference. Thanks to the travels and the arrival of my daughter, photography was more and more present in our family. The device always to carry hands ready to immortalize our memories but also those of our friends. Finally testifying by the image of all these moments of everyday life, joy, love, friendship led me to social photography. (wedding report, family documentary ...) Passionate about adventure and discovery, the day of your wedding I would be for you an adventurer of strong emotions. Your life is an adventure. Let me freeze a fragment of it forever. No lies. No perfection. [Charente-Maritime Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)

I've been a photographer for 20 years. I worked as a photojournalist during 15 years for a newspaper. Now I'm loving wedding photography. I love to tell a story, capture emotions and instants, joy and hapiness. [Limoges Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)

I'm French wedding photographer. I do it since 2012. I'm married and I have one daughter, they are the inspiration in my life and they push my limits to be a better person and a better photographer. If I do this job, it's to feel happiness and love...I love that. there's no best job than to be a wedding photographer [Lot-et-Garonne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Sylvain Gardères Portrait - France wedding photographer

I love stories. Great stories and everyday stories. I started photography when I was 12. A friend gave me a camera because she thought I was "able". Then I shot stories, real or written. I started my professionnal activity while I was finishing my studies in a great french Cinema School, a few years later I decided to make wedding photography and now it's my speciality. In the last 6 years, I've done about 120 weddings photo reports (20 a year). Since 2013 I'm working with another French photograph, Damien Dohmen. The four eyes photo coverage is our speciality. I love moment, and I love when I capture one. I love instant and instinct. I don't like talk about myself, my photographs are more talkative. I'm french, working in Pau, Biarritz and worldwide. I recently received a silver medal in the wedding category from the greatest french association of professionnal photographers (GNPP - Médailles de la Photographie Professionnelle Française 2014). I'm 35, married, two daughters. [Nouvelle-Aquitaine Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
250/hour (EUR)
Isabelle Dohin is a wedding photographer based in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

I discovered photography at an early age because I was lucky that Dad was a photo enthusiast and we had, at home, a dark room, in which I loved to lose myself! The silver was my first love, then very quickly the digital with its innumerable possibilities to preserve preciously, like a treasure, your sweetest memories. I live near Bordeaux and I travel all over France and abroad to make your memories unforgettable moments ... Because my family is my source of happiness, because I'm in love with lovers and weddings, I really like to take pictures that mark your history... I used to say about myself that I am the "photographer of your emotions" and I try to capture these details that are so important, so magic on this special day. I love the art of any form, I love to travel and discovering another culture, I love people and life with a big "L"! I need to be doing something all the time and I really need to shoot weddings in order to be happy. [Gironde Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1890 (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)
Paris wedding and elopement photography by Charline Eberhardt of France

I discovered photography as a little girl. It has always been a part of our life to be taken in pictures and create memories that last forever. When I was 18, my parents offered my 1st camera of my own. I tried to use it the best I could but didn't really take the time to go further. In 2009, I started to work at Sony, in marketing and discovered the world of photographers that reminded me how much I loved it. I started to ask a lot of questions and got interested in technology & techniques. In 2013, I have decided to quit everything and leave for around the World trip. 2 years on my own, with my backpack and a camera, to encounter as many people as possible and take pictures to see if I really like it as a job. And guess what? When I came back, I have decided to take the leap and I founded my company in 2016. After not even a year doing this job, I started to shoot weddings and completely fell in love with it. All the emotions, the kind looks, the hugs, the love. I shoot 15 to 22 weddings per year. So in only 3 seasons, I have already shot 50 weddings and I can't wait for the next year to start all over again. Now you know me a little bit more: I'm a travel addict, who loves taking photos and telling beautiful stories of life through my pictures. I want to meet you, to discover you, and to capture everything you feel with my camera. I’m completely addicted to smiles, happiness, close-knit families, crazy couples, and people who want to enjoy life. I am based in Biarritz but I travel everywhere for my work, in France but also Worldwide. Take me for my next adventure with you, with a great sound of your favorite music in the ears. [Biarritz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2100 (EUR)
Landes wedding photography by Chrystel Echavidre of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Chrystel is based in the South Western France. She is working mostly in this region, but there are no boundaries, so feel free to contact her. As a professional photographer, being subtle, natural and spontaneous are the key elements in order to capture all emotions such as laughs, tears, and other strong and memorable moments on your wedding day. As soon as the day starts, your photographer will be next to the bride and the groom from beginning to end. If it tickles your fancy, we will also organise family and friends portraits until the reception. Your couple pictures can be either taking on the day and/or another scheduled date. [Biarritz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (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)
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)

Stéphan Amelinck has become known for his taste for reporting and the spontaneity of his shots. Reporter training, graduated in Professional Photography in Paris, he won several competitions. Installed for almost 20 years in Aquitaine more precisely in Angresse and Capbreton, not far from Biarritz and Bayonne, he is a photographer in the Landes (40) and the Basque Country (64). But, if Stephan began his career as a photographer-reporter, it is especially in wedding photography that he specialized. His photographs, filled with emotion, tenderness, and sincerity reflect his taste for movement, space and Nothing. A different look, which is off the beaten path and gives back to wedding photography all its acclaim. His photographs, presented as a report taken on the spot, leave young couples with memories and new and unique moments. [Landes Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Occitanie elopement and wedding photography by Ludovic Lieffrig, of France

I am a photographer since 2016, the photography is a professional reconversion, before that I worked in the automobile. A few days after buying my first SLR camera, I announced to my wife that I was going to change my life and become a photographer! This choice might seem a little crazy, but I knew deep down that it was my way, I was made for that! I worked very hard, I followed several pieces of training, I read a lot to reach the level of knowledge necessary in this job. Today, I still participate regularly in training and I like meeting and interacting with other photographers, it helps me to try to do better. Why did you choose to be a wedding photographer? Simply because this passion job is all that I love! Being able to be with you to live all these moments during your wedding day, is just exceptional! The eye in the viewfinder, ready to capture and immortalize all your emotions, my pleasure is to succeed in capturing the smallest details of your day. To offer you an authentic and timeless wedding report is my main source of motivation. [Occitanie Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (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)

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)
Haute-Garonne and Toulouse wedding elopement photography by Jean-Luc Legros, of Occitanie, France

As far as I can remember, I think I have always observed and photographed people. I fell in love with the creative photojournalism style in 2016, when discovering the work of Victor Lax and later by having workshops with Sebastien Roignant, Franck Boutonnet, Victor and Erika Lax. I discovered that wedding photography could be something so extraordinary for couples. I discovered my type of photography. Since then, I have worked enormously and progressed to reach an international level. For me, being a photographer means progressing every day. Every year, I add something new to my services, like the "photo-clip" of your story for 2020. I am a real passionate who loves his brides and grooms and makes it a very strong condition before any collaboration. I've been covering weddings through the south of France and Paris since the end of 2016. I'm based in Toulouse, southwest of France and ready to travel anywhere, where love will need my artistic sense. [Toulouse Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)
Pierre-Yves Queignec is a Paris wedding photographer for France

The creative and graphic sense of my pictures is for me a constant obsession, I play with lights, shadows, composition, speed, and colors. I do my best to deliver as many beautiful pictures as possible. Before the wedding, it is important for me to meet both of the bride and groom in order to build a bond of trust which will allow the couple to feel comfortable in front of me and my camera during the wedding day : the goal, as always is to capture natural moments of love, happiness, emotion, and complicity between the bride and groom. In love with my city (and also my wife!), I know Paris like my pocket and I love shooting love sessions, elopement weddings or engagement sessions with the couples in secret places in the "Paris des Lumières! » I am used to traveling in the countryside and also abroad if the future bride and groom need me to travel with them. I speak English, Italian, Spanish if you don't feel comfortable in French and, of course, I can travel as far as your wedding will bring you (even to the Moon and back)! [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

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1600 Euro

Ludovic Lieffrig 4L Photographe: Ludovic Lieffrig

Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, France

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Are you ready to find your Nouvelle-Aquitaine 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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Angresse, France wedding reportage image of the bride and groom waving in the garden

Elodie & Gérard

Photo by Chrystel Echavidre

A big THANK YOU to you, you have shown great professionalism, you know how to capture emotions while making you forget. The photos are magnificent and above all very moving. Great job !! Thanks again!!!

Wedding photo of the bride and groom at the reception party in Arcachon - France

Stephanie & Janko

Photo by Chrystel Echavidre

Chrystel you're perfect. Living abroad, you immediately put us in confidence with a skype call where we talked about our wishes and your way of working. You was very professional from start to finish. We talked about the timing and the agenda together to be sure to anticipate every key moment to capture. During the day you were very discreet and always smiling. I really trusted you and didn't need to worry about you at all, I knew you would take whatever it took. The photos we received were all very beautiful and we are delighted ! You knew how to capture a mix of details, overview and intimate moments. I would highly recommend your services ! Thank you again!