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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Ravenna Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna

Ravenna Elopement Photographers

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

Shooting an elopement or small Ravenna 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 mini, 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 casual, non-traditional, symbolic, 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 Ravenna Couples

3 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Caterina Errani WPJA Profile Image Ravenna wedding and elopement photography by Caterina Errani of Emilia-Romagna Italy

The love for reportage photography was born out of passion when I bought my first camera, a Nikon FM10 film in Guatemala, almost twenty years ago. I started photographing a few precious, intense and unrepeatable moments of my travels, from the most remote areas of Himalayan Asia to the most boundless areas of Tierra del Fuego, inextricably sealing my two strongest passions: travel and photographic reportage. My reportage photography was therefore born as a loving language, with the need to give small pieces of a dream, enhance and transmit the emotions that bring people's hearts close together. In reportage photography, the moment reigns everywhere sovereign, as well as in the most important day of the celebration of Love. It is precisely in the instant, which is the shortest imaginable moment, the lapse where a thousand spells occur, and where memories bring amazement and enchantment for a lifetime. For more than ten years I have been capturing the most beautiful moments on the most beautiful day of the couple's life, in Italy and abroad, gathering moments that make that day and one's own life unique. Every wedding deserves to be told through eyes and heart, this is the purpose of my art: to tell the beauty and emotions of your most important day and to make this precious moment eternal. Over the years I have exhibited my works in various exhibitions, and I am reported as a photographer on VOGUE. And now something about my travels: I have explored the world, in lands dotted with faces, landscapes, and silences, where peace and beauty kidnap the heart and nourish emotions. Ladak, Mongolia, Nepal, Cambodia, Patagonia, New Guinea, Myanmar, Guatemala, Namibia, India, Ceylon are just some of the countries where I was given the photographic emotion and I, therefore, shared it time to time as a gift. To those who have come to read these last lines I would like to give a story, a look: imagine you are at dusk, in the garden of one of the countless monasteries of the Ex Burma, or in the plain of the Golden Pagodas, or in any street in the countryside .. you find yourself with your nose up, without realizing it: each person, child or adult has a piece of thread in his hand, and with the skill of movement they float the small kite in the sky. Your gaze now shifts in their gaze. This is absolute sweetness. And this is the indelible memory of the country. [Ravenna Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)

Demasi Fabrizio was born in Parma in 1960 and began his photographic career in 1995 by attending a course in studio portrait photography and in darkroom hold by a professional photographer, of whom he became the assistant 2 years later. In 2000 he took part in “Biennale d’Arte Città di Roma” and was placed third in the section of photography. In 2001 he moved to Lombardy in order to work with a famous Italian photographer and took part to important reportages, to the realization of a photobook for charity and he worked as a second still photographer for a film made. From 2002 to 2010 he worked in hundreds of weddings all over Italy. In 2010 together with his wife Monica, he opened his personal studio “Fotoeventi”, continuing his wedding and elopement photos and his personal research in reportage, especially in the theatre. For about a year and a half he has been working all over Italy for an international brand of clothes and underwear. [Mantua Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Modena wedding photography by Melissa Iannace of Emilia-Romagna, Italy

One of the most sought-after Italian wedding photographers. Member of WPJA and AGWPJA with over 15 years of experience as a photojournalist wedding photographer. Based in beautiful Italy and always flying to London. Mel is specialised in Italy, UK & Destination weddings and delivers a mix of beautifully edited print-ready black & white and colour images. She makes your event that extra special by capturing your best moments to last a lifetime. No mass-produced off-the-shelf images, but original and creative images that are unique to you and you alone. ​She takes pride in being very discreet in her work (and does not carry around any clumsy equipment). Her photography will encompass everything that has made your event unique and will feature your guests as well as the details of the venue such as the décor and the food and drinks. Once your wedding is over, you will have both high-resolution versions as well as lower "social" ones. [Modena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - Ravenna

Are you ready to find your Ravenna 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 Ravenna 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

Villa Malatesta, Poggio Berni, Italy photo of the bride and daughter, on wedding day

Laura & Fabio

Photo by Caterina Errani

"... Where to start .. we just love you !!!!! We came to you through a word of a dear friend .. and it was enough for me to look at some of your shots to be sure that it was just the right thing !! Your way of shooting differentiates from all the rest .. no poses at all, instead you have always been ready to steal the shots, the most important moments ... those that make the difference, the real ones ! We love your colors, so delicate, a union between dream and reality ! And you .. such a sweet and sensitive person .. your eyes and your enthusiasm reflect the passion for your work .. we would reconfirm you a thousand times again because our wedding was a dream and your photos pure emotion .. ! Thank you so much dear Cate :) Laura, Fabio and Bianca

Wedding image of the bride and groom kissing at the Parrocchia di san Prospero Strinati - Reggio Emilia - Italia

Fabio e Milena

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabrizio! We are writing to the man and friend in the first place, not only to the photographer. Your photos have a communicative force that often transcends the moment of the shoot, but above all they convey what you are - they are kind, attentive and caring, strong and incisive, sweet. And exactly because of your unique way of perceiving the world we shared and have chosen, other than offering our compliments for your professionalism and technique, we want to talk about the journey you led us through. Sitting in your studio, imagining how it would be, you made us emotional, you literally conjured the scenes before our very eyes. You took us by the hand, you led us in the most beautiful day of our lives well before you we reached the established date. You gave us peace, you managed our embarrassment about being at the centre of the attention, you guided us, you allowed us to feel at ease and, as a result, to be spontaneous and serene. It was only then that you took your camera and you got down to work. You were an important point of reference throughout our day, for us and for our loved ones, a discreet presence, but also an attentive and helpful one. We fully enjoyed the day, energized and happy for what we were experiencing and we had a great time as I am sure you had too. The final outcome turned to be wonderful photos, where we recognize ourselves in and through them relive the emotions of that moment - with such an impact that we continue to remain breathless. Every shot has its own history, its own emotion and its very own beauty. 'Thank you' is what we are writing, but words are not enough to express everything. Fabio e Milena

Patrizio & Gloria

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabrizio, These few lines only partially express our satisfaction, happiness and honor in having you present on the most important day of our lives. When we met and met you, we both immediately understood that you were the right photographer for us: your spontaneity and your contagious smile won us over! We had the confirmation of our choice on April 25th 2015: with your fantastic shots, you have perfectly grasped our strong emotions, the happiness and the joy of the relatives, the celebrations of the friends, making them so alive forever. Covering the photographs, we realize your great professionalism and preparation, and your ability to capture precious moments without ever being intrusive. We thank you once again for making everything more special, unique, timeless. A big hug! Patrizio and Gloria

Abbazia di San Benedetto wedding photo of the bride and groom kissing

Marco e Federica

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabrizio! How are you? I hope you’re fine! Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures you took at our wedding. Marco and I feel so grateful for your amazing job, you’re the best photographer we’ve ever met! You made us feel at ease the entire time and you truly captured unique and timeless shots. Your pictures are just perfect and we love them. You made our wedding so special and we still feel the happiness and the excitement of that day through your beautiful pictures. You didn’t miss anything and you captured unforgettable and priceless moments. You’re an artist and you didn’t disappoint our expectations. We can’t thank you enough! Our guests remarked how great you were. Unobtrusive, never in the way, always smiling, and with a good attitude. A heartfelt 'thank you’ once again! You did a great job! Marco e Federica

Villa Glicine, Forlì, Forlì-Cesena, Italy wedding photo of the bride getting ready with hairdresser.

Eleonora & Alex

Photo by Caterina Errani

Caterina it was enough to see the love that comes out of each of your photos to be sure that no one else could report the most beautiful day of our life if not you. None of your shots are classic or banal, as you well know many photographers tend to standardize wedding photos .. yours are absolutely unique! A magical light surrounds every shot, and emotions are the protagonists, none is left out. In the months before our wedding you became a friend, so it has been even it more exciting! You are a unique person, so kind, and with an immense heart; we have been captured by your joy and love o life !! Thank you !!

Giovanni e Greta

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabri! Sometimes I think you will whistle your ears .. we happen to talk about you with great pleasure to friends, relatives and acquaintances! Just the other day a John's aunt came to visit us and there was an opportunity to show her our marvelous wedding album. Yes, she has had the spontaneous reaction they all have: a great emotion! She felt catapulted on that fantastic day, she seemed to be there again! This is solely your merit! To you that you have been able to seize the moment, the spontaneity and the detail; that you have been tireless, available, humble and creative; that you have been able to advise us to the best for the creation of our eternal album! You are a "teacher" as my father says, always present among the guests but never intrusive! Thank you!! We can not do anything but join all our friends and relatives to tell you that the photos of our wedding album thrill us every time, page after page make us relive that day as a story made of only images, from the first to the last moment. We will have a memory forever of all those happy, ridiculous, stolen moments; black and white photos that enhance details, tears and hugs. Greta & Giovanni

Attilio e Chiara

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabrizio, I've known you for several years because you've always done the photo shoot for the family company catalog, in a sense you can say that you helped to create what is now an annual "tradition"! When I decided to get married, in a hurry for another, I had no doubt about who to choose as a photographer of the event. When Attilio and I came to define the details of the day in your studio you told us not to worry, that you would follow us and that we would not even notice you. And so it was. You chased us all over Verona in the pouring rain of January, being always present in the most important moments and also in those apparently more insignificant but, with the intervention of time have become precious to reconstruct that important day, like a puzzle. The amazement of my friend Giovanni when he saw me in a wedding dress, the shoe that slips off just as I descend the stairs, caress the dog of our friend Dolores, when I look at those shots come back to mind together with visual memories also moods and sensations. As bride and groom we have not been very good organization but you have also been able to call us to order at the right time to make wonderful portraits of the two of us with natural light and I thank you again because now, one of those photos, stands on the My bedside table and follows me on every journey. Since the wedding is celebrated only once in life and you can not say "I would choose you as a photographer next time", we confirm you now for the fiftieth anniversary! Thanks to your professionalism and above all to your artistic sensibility, today we can relive the 4th of January 2014 every time we browse the album. Chiara

Cervia, Ravenna, Italy - Photo of the bride and groom toasting with fireworks.

Roberta & Marco

Photo by Caterina Errani

Caterina, if your photographs can trigger unique emotion with no comment to be said as they are spontaneously purely taken, it is your very presence, the incredible passion you have in your job that make the real difference. A professionist with a big heart that made our day unique and our memories unforgettable. We would pick you a thousand times !

Massimo & Manuela

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Dear Fabrizio. Even as you described Stefania of Villa Cavriani, to advise us various names that had worked in the villa, Massimo and I had understood that you were the right photographer for our wedding .... and we were absolutely wrong !!! In fact, from the first moments that we met you, you immediately created a feeling, which continued on the occasion of your visit to our families, some time before the event and which was decidedly consolidated on June 21 ... the day more nice of our life !!! Thank you for making everything natural, simple and spontaneous and for making really beautiful photos. You managed to capture our most exciting moments ... laughter, tears, dances, hugs ... Thank you for having documented everything, without ever being intrusive and indeed, moving between us with an infinite delicacy. Thank you from our friends and our families, whom you loved so much, for your professionalism and friendliness, but above all thanks to me and Massimo, for being a fundamental part of our marriage. A huge hug Manuela and Massimo

Michele & Laura

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabrizio, the first word that comes to mind is THANK YOU! Thank you for being our photographer! I understood that you would be the right person for our wedding since the first time we chatted at the Christmas Village of Gonzaga and you showed me your photos, explain them with passion and making me identify with the girls on the album! And to think that I had come to the newlyweds area for a chance! When I got home I remember telling Michele that for the "fateful" day the photographer was already chosen. Consider that we did not even have a date in mind ... Then the following of the story you know ... And thanks to your shots will remain in our hearts and in our memory forever! With love, Laura and Michele

Villa Angeli - Pegognaga - Mantova Wedding Pictures

Maria Letizia e Fabio

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabrizio, we had participated in your photography course and when we decided to get married we had no doubts about the choice of the photographer! We were sure that the passion you transmitted to us during the course would be the same that you would have used to capture our day. With these few lines we just wanted to say: THANK YOU! Thank you because you immediately got in tune with us. You proved very helpful, giving us valuable advice to make everything go for the best. Thank you because you started your work long before the day of the ceremony. Your inspections at the church, at the villa and where we would have prepared ourselves, were fundamental for not having surprises or unexpected events on the wedding day ... you had calculated everything! Thanks for your "stolen" shots: during the whole wedding you have been discreet, managing to “blend in” perfectly among our guests but at the same time always present to capture unforgettable moments. Thank you because you stayed until the end, not missing a moment of the whole day, indeed, by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you! Maria Letizia and Fabio by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you! Maria Letizia and Fabio by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you!

Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate - Bevilacqua - Verona wedding photography of the bride and groom

Alessandro e Maria Chiara

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Fabrizio, it was a pleasure to have you as the photographer of our wedding! We met you during the wedding of two of our best friends and we remained impressed by your passion and style. We immediately decided that you would become also "our" wedding photographer. In just few seconds you understood what kind of person we are and during the wedding you were able to enhance the beauty of every simple detail. You respected the wish we had to create a simple ceremony and party and many of the participants appreciated your discretion and kindness. Thanks to you we will have the fortune to see all special shots that you made that day in order to live again moments of pure joy and happyness. We will hope to see you soon! Many thanks and regards, Maria Chiara and Alessandro