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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Rome Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Rome, Lazio

Rome 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 Lazio Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Rome 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 fast, mini, small, 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 modern, unique, romantic, 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 Rome Couples

18 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

I deal with documentary reportage photography since more than ten years. I have studied with Major Italian and international reportage photographers, in Italy and abroad. I graduated at the School of Photojournalism of ISFCI in Rome. The passion for photography and for story-telling is literally sweeping me away. My way of shooting has been influenced by study and admiration of the work of the Masters of Photojournalism, the American street photography and the contemporary Italian and English excellences in wedding documentary photography. I feel honored to offer my passion for photography, for story-telling and for life in general to those want to witness their wedding in an authentic and emotional way. [Rome Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Rome wedding and elopement photography by Martin Charrat of Lazio

Martin started his professional career as an artist in several famous companies such as Franco Dragone, Cirque du Soleil Broadway, Spiegelwold Las Vegas. ​ As he traveled all over the world, Martin fell in love with photography, immortalising the beauty of different countries and cultures. Martin started in Tokyo with workshops and lessons, learning the skills of photography. In 2016, Martin moved to New York and became a member of the renowned "International Center of Photography" school and obtain his official certificate in 2017. These are some of the companies with which Martin has had the pleasure of collaborating: Crazy Horse Paris Amici of Maria De Filippi Rome Melco Entrainment Hong Kong CBS News, New York BroadwayWorld New York Broadway Bryan Brown New York ​ French loves to tell love, now being a reliable and dynamic photographer, Martin especially enjoys wedding projects, because he can freeze the unforgettable romantic memories discreetly. With the background as an artist, Martin is able to see the details of body movement and connection through his eyes, capturing and narrating emotion with the camera, turn to spontaneous and natural pictures. ​ [Rome Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

I’m a Rome Wedding Photographer and I “stole” memories of worldwide couples since 12 years. Layered by reportage photography, travel and surf, I started shooting my friends-scape weddings to have the chance to pay my outdoor adventures and my degree at European Institute of Design. Over the years I collected experiences in different fields of photography, very precious for my professional growth. In the meantime I founded “Framelines” , Rome based photography studio, and documenting weddings around Italy and abroad became my full time profession. Constantly in touch with a multicultural environment and having the opportunity to discover amazing venues, I consider myself a privileged witness. That's why I deeply love my job. [Rome Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Stefano Snaidero is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Roma.

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)
Rome wedding photography by Giuseppe Voci of Lazio Italy
Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Lazio and Rome wedding and elopement reportage photography by Luca Caparrelli of Italy

It started 15 years ago when I bought my first professional camera, the Nikon d700, with the earnings from working at the Roman summer events. In the beginning, I experimented with various types of photography from portraits to landscapes to reportage. One day of many years ago.. I went to see a historical re-enactment of a battle between ancient Romans and I handed over my photos to the organizers after a careful selection and retouching. They were struck by the beauty of my photos and in a short time, I began as an official photographer of historical re-enactments! I started practicing as a wedding photographer as an apprentice for some matrimonial studios and started working as a freelance for some communication agencies in corporate events. After the first years of practice, I found my “swing” or my “style” with which I later specialized in wedding photography in events and portraits. With a great passion for some years, I felt the desire to share my knowledge and teach photography. I designed practice photography courses as an opportunity for me especially at a human level to test myself and grow. I thank all the people who have been joining my courses also nowadays and in the well being! [Rome Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
600 (EUR)
Veneto and Venice Wedding and Elopement Photographer Carlo Bettuolo, of Italy

I'm a wedding photographer based in Venice Italy but I work all over Italy and abroad. I've been working in the wedding industry for the past ten years and I love what I do, I love to capture the happiest moments of my client's life and being part of all of that! My style is called "wedding reportage" or "wedding photojournalism" which means that I avoid static poses and I prefer to catch the real moments and even if I'll be with bride and groom for the entire wedding, they won't notice me. This way they can act normally without feeling weird in front of a camera. [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (EUR)
Arezzo wedding photography by Simone Bacci of Tuscany Italy

Simone Bacci was born in Arezzo in the October of 1975. His first camera is a Kodak Disc 4000 that whilst used during school tours for normal shoots, got Simone interested into photography. With this ‘curiosity’ aside, Simone carried on many international travels on work in the leisure sector. It is during one of these last business journeys that he met a person who relight his curiosity. From curiosity to profession with the main factor being passion. After attending several classes and workshops, most of these focusing on wedding and ceremonies photography, in 2007 he opens his first professional studio.His first jobs are full of enthusiasm but turned off by a formal approach to weddings, with static and posing pictures.Feeling himself embarrassed by being photographed, Simone develops the attitude to feel in the shoes of the couples in front of him during one of their most important day in life. He therefore changes direction, leaving the couples free to do what they prefer, aiming at capturing their emotions in a fully natural manner delivering a reportage oriented approach to weddings. This is how his stories are born. [Arezzo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Tuscany and Siena smaller wedding photography by Andrea Sampoli of Italy

I’m a Tuscany wedding photographer based in Siena, but I work in all of Italy for weddings. I have taken photos for weddings in Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Milano, Como Lake, Rome, in the Chianti hills, in Val D’Orcia, and in many other beautiful italian locations. I have a reportage style in which a discrete approach, attention to details and spontaneity are the main ingredients. I always have this objective: to create a story through photos, a photo narration as faithful and natural as possible. That’s why from the beginning, I try to establish starting with the first contact with the future bride and groom, a rapport or feeling of confidence to create a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere that permits me to give life to natural and spontaneous photos full of meaning and sentiment. I was born in Siena in 1977. I graduated with a degree in political science and I obtained a doctorate in the history of European political parties. After working several years at the University of Siena, various events and my passion for photography led me to the decision to become a professional photographer. Shortly after starting my career as an exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer, I was fortunate enough to gain experience in the art world. I published for the magazines Play Boy Italy and Art Tribune and showed my photos at exhibitions at various art galleries ( Wikiarte, Magazzini del Sale). After the birth of my first daughter ( Maria Ludovica) my main focus became to be a Siena Wedding Photographer, a exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer and everywhere in Italy. I know every angle of my marvelous region: Siena, Florence, Arezzo and all of the beautiful villages and towns. San Gimignano, Chianti hills, Val d’Orcia and the Crete senesi hold no secrets for me. Other than wedding photography, I also teach at “ Studiumfotografia”, a school I created, where I advise many up and coming photographers. After the birth of my second daughter (Maria Luce), the University of Siena gave me the honor of the position of visiting lecturer of digital communications in photography. When I’m not working (rarely) I dedicate myself to my passions: naturally Ludi and Luce, but I also love watching movies, reading and I cannot live without music! Contact me for your Exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Julian Kanz Italy Wedding and Elopement Photographer

When, at the age of 18, I entered Angela Merkel’s office to present myself, I couldn’t imagine that this lady would become the most powerful woman in the world one day. Back then, I worked as a photojournalist in Bonn and Berlin, Germany and that I photographed her for an interview. At that time I also had the honor to photograph Bill Clinton, Bono Vox from U2 and many more personalities. At that time it was about the single PHOTO – now it’s about the STORY. Sometime later, at the age of 23, I met Linda. The year after we got married and since then we live happily together, we have a little house in a small town on the sea, less than two kilometers from the pub where we met the first time. We have two adorable daughters, Emma is 11, Lena is 6 and life has been very good to me. One day, a friend of mine asked me to photograph his brother’s wedding. That was the moment when I discovered what I would do with love and passion over the next years. Every weekend I’m traveling not only Liguria and Tuscany but all Italy, Europe, and the world capturing much more than just the exchange of the rings or a signature under the register. It’s about the story of a day that is truly unique in life. How often does it happen that you invite friends and families, some see each other again after many years, to celebrate a big party together? It’s the uniqueness and the joy of that day that has always touched me. I remember the first time when Emma opened our wedding album. I was observing her while she was browsing the spreads and I realized the value these photographs will have one day. That big day often is the beginning of a life together, a time capsule which you will look at all the time with joy and pride. This value is priceless. I’d like to talk to you about your wedding. [Portofino Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2300 (EUR)
Tuscany and Florence wedding and elopement photography by Damiano Salvadori of Italy

Yesterday... Whilst growing up I was fascinated by photography and occasionally I shot with my father Minolta and having fun to capture things around me, but that was an hobby. Then, when I met my wife Donatella, who is also passionate about photography and an old Polaroid, I decided, along with her, to immerse myself in this world full time and in 2011, after a month shooting around the United States we decided to move to London for a period to deepen the technical and open our mind to the reportage style. The Street Style in London has fascinated and the Reportage style catapulted us into another world, far away from the box of classic photography. We felt in love with it! We returned to Italy and in 2012 I decided to turn my hobby into a profession, specializing in wedding photography, focusing on spontaneity, on the 'not posing' and naturalness of a shot. Today... I am proud to be a professional photographer, specializing in wedding photography.I share this passion with my wife, life and photographs partner. I love to travel, discover new places, new people and habits, photographing everything that moves me and excites with my shots. Tomorrow... I hope to continue to express myself with photography...excite myself, as I do today, to the emotions of others. [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (EUR)

I'm a wedding photographer, moment junkie and friendly person. i'm addicted to real smiles, happy tears and all the moments that makes a wedding day such a wonderful carousel. Wedding photography it's not my job, it's my choice, my playground and would not trade it for anything. [Bucharest Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Latina wedding photography and elopements by Giuseppe De Angelis - Lazio, Italy

My photographic journey began 14 years ago when I found a job at a photo lab. I lived the transition from analog to digital, between old 35mm Ilford films and SD memory cards. I studied at the Italian Institute of Photography in Milan and fell in love with reportage photography, using it later in wedding and elopement photography, transforming my passion into a profession. Today, photography has become an essential part of my life. [Latina Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1450 (EUR)

Marta is an Italian professional wedding photographer. Born in 1978, she lives in Venice
. Specialized in reportage, portrait, wedding. She graduated from the University of Venice in Philosophy and she worked in Venice for an international co-operation project and cultural exchange programmes aimed at the diffusion of a peace culture. European Master of Professional Photography from the ISFAV (Istituto Superiore Fotografia e Arti Visive) Institute in Padova.

 She worked as a professional photographer from 2006. [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
portrait

I am a Chicago-based photographer living in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago with my husband, and closest friend, Shawn.  When I was thirteen I picked up my mother's camera and started documenting our lives. The one hour photo lab down the street turned into hours and hours in the b&w darkroom in undergrad, then the color darkroom, then a Masters in photography. Today I still find myself in the darkroom every day with my students at New Trier High School. Photography is more than what I do, it is who I am. I teach so that I may pass that passion onto future generations. I am at home and at ease when I am working with and photographing people; it has always made complete sense to me. I take pride in making my clients feel comfortable during our shoots, even the most camera shy. I have an admiration for beauty, peculiarity, and the everyday stuff of life. I let my intuition lead me and I do not force situations to occur. I allow moments to unfold and adjust myself to the situation.    I am humbled and honored to photograph the memories and milestones in people's lives. I know that I will always do my best to document people as they are, so they will look back on the moments and still feel all the love and warmth that went into creating those memories.   , [Chicago Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3400 (USD)
Tuscany and Livorno wedding and elopement photography by Raul Gori of Italy

My professional preparation as a wedding photographer was handed down through my father, a photographer at the time, he taught me the real manual using his old Pentax film. The move to new technologies was natural so I decided to buy my first reflex camera and then stay up to date, following various photographic studios and new courses as a wedding photographer. I simply answer this question: it makes me feel good and I like to describe, tell the story of two people, through the importance of light and the value of shadows. Mainly I love to make people feel good with whom I have the privilege of describing those moments so important and invaluable. I take care of every project, from start to finish, paying the utmost attention to every detail, trying to give the couple the maximum in terms of professionalism. The need to express myself led me to study photography and, as I come to explore it more deeply, I also discovered myself. [Livorno Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hour (EUR)
Ascoli Piceno wedding and elopement photography by Marco Tartaglia of Marche Italy

I am married to Benedetta and the father of two wonderful children. I love music, especially Radiohead for how they manage to capture me in their world. I love Martin Scorsese's TV series and cinema. And I love photography. I love photography because it is the tool that most of all helps me to know who I am and to relate to the reality that surrounds me. It helps me to look deeper and to tell with an intensity my daily life and what I look at. I immediately had a predilection and a particular attitude towards reportage photography, probably because I find it no-frills, direct, and sincere. It is with a photojournalistic approach that I tell about weddings, without inventing anything, letting myself be amazed by what happens, as the first witness of a wonderful show. I am part of the Icon Photos photographic collective, a place of friendship and growth, a precious help in front of my work and the journey of my life. [Ascoli Piceno Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)
Udine wedding photography by Rachele Mosolo of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Rachele Mosolo, born in 1990. I define myself as an enthusiast of things. A hardened dreamer who has always been passionate about photography, good music, travel, new cultures, people and to touch things by hand, for me true beauty is the simple reality of the world, sweet or cruel it may be. I love the reportage and fully immerse myself in what surrounds me. I photograph any situation along this line, I think it is the best way to create eternal memories: those photos that even after years make you relive the emotion of the first time. I love true love and I want to photograph it "up close": I like the idea of being a witness of your emotions and I want to tell them with feeling, delicacy, simplicity, and sense of reality. [Udine Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)

Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - Rome

Are you ready to find your Rome 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 Rome 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

Campidoglio, Roma Wedding Photo of the bride signing the marriage certificate

Annabel & Eric

Photo by Alessandro Iasevoli

Dear Alessandro, Thank you so much! You cannot imagine how we’ve been touched by your photos; We are so happy, so much feeling in your photos, really impressive! You can really be proud of your job, you ‘re really a catcher of feeling and a very sensitive person . We would be happy to meet you or work with you again , let our destiny decide for us!

Borgo della Marmotta, Poreta (Umbria) Wedding Photo of the bride crying during reception speeches

Kelly-Anne & Russell

Photo by Alessandro Iasevoli

Can't describe how in love I am with our wedding photos! you have done an incredible job of capturing our perfect day

Chiesa di San Saba, Rome wedding Photography of the bride and groom under her veil

Anna & Daniel

Photo by Alessandro Iasevoli

We received the pictures and we love them. I can admit I was worried about a few things in Rome, but, I was never worried about the photography! we loved your portfolio and in meeting with you, I knew we could expect great results and professionalism. The whole experience was incredible that day, everything went as expected, and we are thankful that you documented it so well.

Rome Tivoli Town Hall Wedding Photography of the bride wiping a tear for the groom during the ceremony

Julia & Davide

Photo by Alessandro Iasevoli

You're a great person and amazing artist! Thank you for being with us on our special day! Thank you for noticing all the small details, emotions...which not everybody can see! Thank you for bringing more beauty to this world with your art!!!

Ravello Wedding Photography from Duomo di Ravello, Amalfi Coast

Orla & Chris

Photo by Alessandro Iasevoli

We haven't stopped looking at them and we've had a mini Ravello union with our families to look through your amazing photography! We are thrilled & couldn't be happier with the memories that you have captured. We will think of you often as we look through them.

 Thank you for your professionalism & time dedicated to producing these fabulous pictures! 

If you are ever planning a trip to Ireland / Northern Ireland we'd be happy to recommend places you could visit.

 Many many thanks again,