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. 

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Paris Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Paris, Île-de-France

Paris 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 Île-de-France Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Paris 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, DIY - do it yourself, 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 casual, modern, 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 Paris Couples

21 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Passionate about the people and the stories they have to tell, becoming a portrait and wedding photographer was obvious. Through my images, I want to offer you my optimistic and joyful vision of life. I have the absolute certainty that any moment of happy life, even simple, is an important moment that deserves to be engraved in our memories. Whether it's an exceptional day like your wedding day or just a moment of your everyday life, with friends or family, these are the moments that build our lives. Sublimate your memories, that's my goal! My job is not just to take "beautiful" pictures. It is not enough to "click on a button" or strafe no matter how it is to transcribe your feelings, your family ties, your emotions. Moments as fleeting as a tender look, a passionate kiss, a mischievous smile, a tear of joy or a burst of laughter ... That's what inspires me and fascinates me! Because what gives value to an image is its ability to immerse ourselves in the blink of an eye in past emotions, and to remind us how alive and powerful they are, whatever the time that has since passed. The photos bear witness to our history, to what we are, it is a unique heritage to transmit to its children. Have you never searched the photo box of your parents or grandparents? I could get lost hours, even whole days ... And I'm sure your children will appreciate as much as I appreciate the photographic heritage you leave them. These memories will surely have an important place among their most precious treasures. Because through these photos, it's a bit of THEIR story that they can discover ... [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Paris wedding photography and elopements by Luan Nguyen of France

My name is Luan, I am 36 years old, and I welcome you to my WPJA member profile! An automotive engineer by training, I decided to live from my passion with photography. I like to capture stolen moments, when the emotion is sincere and natural. I like to capture emotions, whether it is the intense look of a model, the complicity of a couple, the tears of a bride during her father's speech, or the energy of the guests during the evening. But what I like most is to feel the joy and the emotion of the newlyweds and models when they discover the photos. My good humor and my discretion will allow me to quickly put you at ease in front of my goals. I am at your disposal to carry out the photographic report which will resemble you, by emphasizing your naturalness and spontaneity. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)

Specialized photographer in Wedding Photojournalism, I am based in Paris, and can also offer the same range of services abroad for your events. After a decade of passion ScPhoto has joined the professional world of photography on February 5th 2010 (my 30th birthday - the age of reason, isn’t it ?) How do I consider the wedding photography? My point of view is based on simplicity, spontaneity and natural, that’s why I feel so close and explain my link with the photojournalism. The idea is to create a consistent picture that associates the light of lines and composition with an emotion, an expression or an attitude, so that art can mix with a memory… My principal quality is discretion. I am present at your wedding in a non-intrusive way, most of the time your will not even notice me. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1950 (EUR)
Seine-et-Marne wedding photographer Julien Roman, of Île-de-France

Wedding photographer in Paris for 5 years, I do cover pre-wedding, elopements, weddings engagements sessions in the most beautiful place of Paris such the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Trocadero, and Bir Hakeim Bridge. With more than 200 weddings covered, more than 500 engagement sessions, my style of photography during weddings is resolutely turned towards photo-reporting, in order to tell the story of your wedding. I make only a few photos posed (that in the photos of a group or couple for example) to privilege spontaneous moments. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

As a fashion photographer living in Paris and wedding photojournalist working in France and abroad, I approach photography as a versatile artist. I love to cover weddings, working unobtrusively and taking on the spot photos. My style is creative and natural, with a strong background of photojournalism. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Paris Wedding Photography by Jacques Mateos, of FR

My goal is to keep those small moments, all the emotions that make a wedding and handing it to future generations. I work with a journalistic approach to document weddings with an unobtrusive way on which I add some dedicated moments for creative bridal party and portraits. I bought my first camera with my first wage when I was a student in 1977. From that year on I was fully interested in photojournalism and have especially worked on the most known: Cartier Bresson, Depardon or even Brassai. I had the opportunity to shoot my first wedding in 2006. I shoot also for advertising and fashion, illustration of travel. All these different light conditions or assignments contribute to being able to work in a non planned situation. I am also a writer for a French editor for which I have written (with a co author) 3 books about Canon cameras (1000D, 5D MKII and 5DMKIII). To complete the landscape, I share my passion with one of my 4 daughters. My wife spent a lot of time as a semi pro actress and novel writer, also giving her feelings as a mother, spouse and bride about my work. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1850 (EUR)

Hello, I am Marine, professional photographer since 2002, mother of 2 beautiful children, based in Paris, France. What moves me ? Love, of course! I'm addicted to emotions, I like the laughter, the tears of joy, and the impression they leave in our hearts. I love family albums, how they trace our history and define us. That is why I really think it's important to keep beautiful images of the highlights of our lives. After studying philosophy and a degree of Arts, I started the photo studio as assistant of fashion photographers. But soon, it is the photojournalism that attracts me. In 2002, I become the assistant of Marc Riboud (former President of Magnum) and begin in parallel my first journalistic reports, interesting me to relations between individuals, family and living areas. Until 2007, I realize the author reports, working with french press ... exposes, invest in contemporary art photo-project and performs in parallel event-reports, and private (portraits, weddings, etc. ...). In 2007, I became a mother for the first time and finds it difficult to balance work and motherhood. Ernestine and her family is a life plan to match with the need to adapt my professional life to my family life in harmony with my values. I propose today my photojournalistic expertise for your corporate and private events. Take the time to know you to better understand who you are and what your relationships with those you love, that's the secret of my work and this is what gives it meaning. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)
Paris wedding photography by Karim Kheyar of France

I grew up and live in Paris but I work everywhere in the world. Photography has always been in my life but it became my job after a few years in the companies. I like to create images with a beautiful composition but the moment remains for me the most important. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (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)
Haut-Rhin Wedding and Elopement Photography by Nicolas Bernard, of Grand Est, France

Journalist and reporter-professional photographer for ten years, touches all of communication, graphics and multimedia, I define myself today as a sensor of emotions, whether by the clichés that I realize or by the words that slide under my fingers. Each wedding photography that I make is for me a moment that I capture as well with my eyes as with my heart I appreciate above all the energy that emanates from human relationships. The one that makes us all vibrate, cry, stress, hope or laugh. An energy and multiple emotions that we meet on the day of her marriage. For a long time, I thought this statement was overrated. Then I got married myself. I lived the experience from the inside. And there, I understood. I understood what some people call "The most beautiful day of your life". Still, I'm a dad of a wonderful little girl. For me, the most beautiful moment I could live was his birth. When I got married, I realized we could do as well, but longer. A moment that lasts hours and hours; we have the feeling that he will never stop. In my case, it lasted two days. A weekend that I savored as much as I could so much energy and love were huge. My wife and I often dream of going back. Relive, once again, all that people who love you have to offer you: their personality, their humor, their kindness, their madness, their tenderness. We try to engrave all these moments in our mind hoping never to forget them. If you read this, it's because you too have this ambition. You will want to remember the beautiful story you are going to live that day. That's good, I'm here for that ;-). [Haut-Rhin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1490 (EUR)
Kathleen Viron-Dunn is a Burgundy wedding photographer from France
Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Hauts-de-France and Lille wedding photography by Mehdi Djafer of France
Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Pays de la Loire and Vendee wedding and elopement photography by Jeremie Sangare

Hi! I am Jeremie, storytelling, traveling wedding photographer and videographer based in France. Former aerospace engineer, Europe, and Canada/US-educated, work & photography have taken me to 15+ countries on 5 continents over the years, but the emotion is a universal language. I love documenting weddings and elopements in a photojournalistic and authentic way, unnoticed, capturing emotion and in-between moments that make the best memories of this day. [Vendee Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (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)

Hi I’m Ash Davenport from Miki Photography, an international award winning Wedding Photographer in London but covering the whole of the UK. I specialise in a blend of relaxed and creative portraits and a documentary approach to capturing weddings. So if I were to try and describe my style in three words it would be, LOVE, FUN & STYLE. LOVE – For me that’s what a wedding is primarily about, and what I'm trying to capture the essence of: two people who love each other enough to say that they want to spend the rest of the lives together, surrounded by all the people most important to them. FUN – Whether it be joy, happiness, or laughter I want your images to resonate with real emotions. So relax be yourselves, and just enjoy it – and then allow the pictures to reflect that. Don’t worry I be mostly blending into the day capturing it all as it all unfolds. No fake smiles, no saying cheese and no looking at the camera. Just awesome imagery of people being themselves with real relaxed expressions. STYLE – I always strive to make you both 'look good’ especially in the parts of the day where I get to spend a few moments with you and hopefully produce some pictures you’ll be proud of and happy to show your friends and make them go 'WOW’. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d love to hear from you. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (GBP)

My career as a working photographer began when I was a journalist. It often occurred that I would abandon the pen in favour of the camera, in order to adequately express my need to tell stories through images. In fact, this approach led me to focus on the subject of photo reporting as I completed specialized studies in photojournalism. Avant Garde Studio came into existence as a natural result of my learning process. I love doing weddings. I love working with couples in love!!!! I actually feel very privileged to capture all those precious moments during a wedding day, while enjoying the freedom of expression and creativity that I experience through photography. [Montreal Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (CAD)
Hérault Wedding Photographer Estelle Chhor, of Occitanie, France
Starting Price:
1750 (EUR)

Joseph Gidjunis is an independent photojournalist who specializes in editorial and event photography, as well as video production and directing. He served as a reporter and photojournalist for 10 years at multiple publications, including The Courier-Post (NJ), and as a correspondent for USA Today. Gidjunis founded JPG Photography in 2005, now shooting more than 1,000 weddings through photography and video with his staff. In 2016, the Wedding Photojournalist Association awarded him 3rd place in the world for his work. In 2015, Gidjunis captured the iconic image of Pope Francis kissing Michael Keating on the airport tarmac. In addition, he serves as a freelance videographer and photojournalist for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. He is a 2004 journalism and political science graduate of The George Washington University in Washington D.C. Gidjunis is an elected member of the Manayunk (MDC) board, where he lives with his wife, Rebecca, his infant son, Gabe, and their dog, Gus. [Philadelphia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Manchester wedding photography by Philip Salisbury of England United Kingdom

Thanks for checking out my WPJA page, if you've landed here its because we share a genuine passion for photojournalistic wedding photography! I'm based in sunny Lytham St Annes I was blessed growing up by the seaside. I'm a father first to the little legend Chloe Lou and I guess you could say she's the one responsible for my photography. This little lady gave me such an appreciation for life, looking at it completely different and realising constantly that the moments that are always happening won't ever be repeated to embrace every one of them! With that, I decided I wanted to ensure I document as many of those moments and soon realised the value of it not just for myself but for everyone else I was photographing. Very quickly it became apparent people enjoyed what I did and the ball started rolling with me becoming a wedding photographer. I simply love light & moments and combining these to enable me to tell stories is a gift, one I'm so lucky to share with all my couples. With that said I make a promise to my couples before each and every wedding, that is to make sure they don't just recall how it looked but equally important if not more so, how it felt allowing them to relive that day over and over! A little insight: I'm a HUGE basketball fan, I love to travel (I've backpacked around the globe) and meeting new people fascinates me. Experiencing different cultures and their traditions is something I cherish. Thanks for stopping by, Cheers [Lancashire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (GBP)
Portrait of Hauts-de-Seine wedding and elopement photographer Maxime Bernadin of France

My name is Maxime and I have been a wedding photographer since 2014. What makes me special? I am a human photographer. Because what I love above all in my job is meeting you, understanding your history, your favorites, and your desires. I have traveled a lot, observed fabulous monuments, photographed sumptuous landscapes ... but for me, nothing beats the warmth and richness of human encounters. We're all different. Our experience and our sensitivity make us unique. Immortalize the fragile moments, the stolen looks, the tender and discreet gestures that express what you are: this is what drives my work as a wedding photographer. [Hauts-de-Seine Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

Kirill is an international award-winning photographer, based in Germany. He was born in Moscow and moved to Germany in 1991, where I have has studied advertising, design, and photography. He has begun photographing weddings in 2006 and has quickly become passionate about it. Now his work is acknowledged not only by his clients but also in several major German wedding magazines and international web portals. [Hamburg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1790 (EUR)

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1200 Euro

Wedding Photographer: Adrian Hancu

Strasbourg, United States

Born in Chisinau, Moldova (Ex-URSS). Law school education followed by a premature love affair with photography. Freelance photographer since 2003. Over the years, I fulfill my clients’ expectations by combining a natural intuition and keen eye...

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Chateau de Santeny wedding photo of bride in the church

Pauline and Guillaume

Photo by Simon Cassanas

Thank you for having accompanied us throughout this day and to have put us in confidence, we have benefited to the maximum! The photos are great, original, and very good quality! You have been listening throughout the day, you are more than just a photographer, someone you can count on and attentive to the wishes of the bride and groom while remaining discreet, and the photos remain spontaneous to the maximum ...