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

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!

Pyrénées-Atlantiques Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Pau, Bayonne, Anglet, Biarritz

Pyrénées-Atlantiques Elopement Photographers

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. 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
September 18th, 2020
City Hall Vilvoorde, Belgium - COVID Elopement Image | The bride and groom show their rings
September 17th, 2020
Restaurant Pouwe, Hoeven Garden Elopement Venue Photos | An intimate kiss of the bridal couple, as the guests watch
September 16th, 2020
New Zealand Elopement Photographers | the couple posed together on top of the eroded remnants of the Lyttelton volcano

Elopement Photographers for Small Nouvelle-Aquitaine Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Pyrénées-Atlantiques 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 pop-up, city hall, 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 outdoor, religious, boutique, 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 Pyrénées-Atlantiques Couples

3 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)
Damien Dohmen is a wedding photographer for Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Pyrénées-Atlantiques

I have been a photographer for 5 years now. Before that, I was in charge of HR in a big corporate business; photography at first was a way to let out some steam, it was a very demanding job requiring a lot of letting go. At first, I was shooting exclusively empty landscapes, with no one, no human activity, maybe because I had to be overly social in my daily job. One day I got fed up of my job, decided to devote my time to my passion and started a retraining. In the beginning, I was not attracted by social photography (wedding, portraits). But today, I can reconnect with what I liked in my HR job, help people write their own story and memories. I need it, it’s my fuel. Shooting weddings is my media to tell a story and render what I learned about people. It helps me keep faith in humanity and in feelings we too often try to hide. I also do a lot of corporate photography along with personal projects. [Pyrénées-Atlantiques Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (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 a round 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. For now, I am based in Paris 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. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2100 (EUR)
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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!!!