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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Sicily Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Sicily, Italy

Syracuse, Marsala, Gela, Ragusa, Vittoria, Caltanissetta, Bagheria, Modica, Acireale, Mazara del Vallo

Sicily 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 Italy Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Sicily 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, DIY - do it yourself, justice of the peace, 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 intimate, 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 Sicily Couples

11 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Always actively involved in differents form of art (music, writing, sculpture…) Salvo begins as painter growing since a young age a great passion for photography. Inspired and influenced by great artists like Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos, the painters Kandinsky and Klee among the others, Salvo creates his own personal, dynamic and suggestive style. With now more than 15 years of professional wedding photography experience, he approachs every wedding with a fresh creative energy and total commitment providing to couples images that last through the time. Based in a beautiful Island, Sicily, Salvo is married and he has two children. He shoots weddings for both italian and International couples that appreciate him for his style and humanity. Besides being a wedding photographer Salvo also work on fine art photography for publications, exhibitions and personal research. [Catania Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Siracusa Wedding Photogarphy by Simona Cancelli, of Sicilia, Italy

Always curious and creative. I was born in a small town near Rome and graduated in Oriental languages. I love to travel and good food. A wedding by chance in Malta, one in Sicily in 2011, let me and my husband/ partner in crime Adriano begin an adventure that leads us today to have about 80 weddings a year. People appreciate us the imagination and colors that we put in our photos. With many spouses, beyond the client/photographer relationship, we become friends, confidants, and psychologists, and the honor that touches us is to know people in their year of happiness, that of marriage. We love making them important, and this makes us important too. [Syracuse Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

Enjoy your wedding day, Nino will photograph your most beautiful moments, the most exciting moments, the location and the colors that surround you, you and your friends and family will be the protagonists of an unforgettable photo story by Nino. No matter if your wedding is small, religious or silly, in Sicily or Australia, Nino photographs your emotions! Destination Wedding Photographer • From Sicily around the world Nino Lombardo, photographer Trapani class of '71, began his photographic career in the years of 1980 services and specializing in wedding photography...reportage and landscape photographer for over 10 years, the NPS (Nikon Professional Services) since 2004, is the author of several photographic books and appreciate fine artworks sold around the world. In 2001 he published his first book in Trapani dedicated to marriage: 'Emotions of Lights and Shadows, Reportage Wedding in a City'. Finally, an interesting personal research project is unique in its kind, built in 2002 in Spain during Semana Santa in Seville to understand and to compare the traditions associated with Easter processions in Sicily and Spain. Four of his shots in Argentina on this occasion are exhibited in the permanent exhibition in San Francisco's Museo Italo Americano. Among the most significant outstanding exhibits his solo show at the Gallery, The Salerniana Contemporary Art in 2003 in Erice. In addition to the shots with them for years, photographer Nino Lombardo, documenting the traditions of his homeland, one of the most significant reports of its portfolio to include some projects abroad: the work carried out in Madagascar in 2003's Association Trapani non-profit organization for the Third World, a documentary in India in 2004 to produce a marriage with Hindu ritual, in 2005 in Trapani's America's Cup, Special Louis Vuitton Cup (Act 8 & 9) and in Argentina in 2005's James Candela Music association. From 2006 to present are several couples from all over d'Nino Lombardo who chose Italy as a photographer for their wedding. In March of 2011, Nino undertook a study of Eastern traditions and customs through a report in Japan between Gheshe, Maiko, and tea houses. In 2011 he joined WPJA and later invited and chosen to become a member of other world-class associations of the best wedding photographers with award-winning prizes confirming him as a true artist and professional wedding photographer, almost unique in his Sicily. In 2012, Nino organizes an event at a Trapani Fish Market Ex. Everything dedicated to marriage, a supplier for every type, spotlighted detail, an open-air show open 24 hours a day. 'Al you needs is love'. A real success, never anyone in this area had organized a wedding event, or anything else that was open for 3 continuous days! In 2017 a 2nd place won in WPJA concludes once again the unique and creative Sicilian photographer! 2018 and 2017 - The WPJA proudly recognizes Nino Lombardo as a TOP 100 International Wedding Photographer. 2 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles 2018 - 4 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 9 an award-winning pre-wedding engagement - 3 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists 2019 - TOP Wedding Photographer Titles as a TOP 100 Photographer - 8 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 11 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits - 2 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists 2020 - Best Sicily Wedding PhotJournalist, 1° in Sicily! Award-winning photographs & Sicily photoshoot: 3 Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries - 4 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 4 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits - 1 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists [Trapani Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

I'm a photographer, a daddy, and a husband... I used to shoot since I was a child with any kind of camera, analogic machines, compact, 35mm, digital SLR cameras, etc... What interests me is to capture and create. Thanks to my grandfather who gave me the first film camera and given me the opportunity to develop hundreds of photos ... I prefer portraits and storytelling by reportage. My love is "catch the moment" to make beautiful images. I love Photography in all, it is my passion, like for pizza. I love to be a friend during the wedding day, not a "director". A friend that will shoot about your day just with emotions and real moments that will become...memories. No constructions, no fake, just a lovely couple with a beautiful story on a special day. [Syracuse Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
120/hour (EUR)
Catania wedding photography by Andrea Coco of Sicily Italy
Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

Danilo Coluccio in 2017 is 2nd Runner Up to the title of Photographer of the year in the WPJA and AG|WPJA. Among the Top Photographers since 2012 in the The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association; his wedding photographs were rewarded in various international competitions. Is based in Calabria, Italy, but will travel any direction to document your special day. [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2800 (EUR)
Jonathan Sylvoz, wedding photographer for Savoie, France

Wedding documentary photographer, Storyteller. I have always lived in the heart of Savoie, in the Alps between lake and mountain. I love living here, but the trip is for me an artistic outlet, as soon as I can, alone or with my family, I wander in various adventures around the planet nearby or very far from home. I already had several lives of a photographer: in the specialized press, companies, events, dynamic local advertising. All these experiences gained and success allows me today to be responsive and creative with a global vision of the scenes taking shape in front of me. Photography allows me to have this freedom, to work where I ask, without constraint. 33 years old, a small family that was built around me in my photographic adventures started in 2003 while the film was still a standard and the digital a novelty. Passionate about photography since I was young, the first camera I held was my father's. Being a photographer is, for me, obvious every day, for more than 10 years as a professional. [Savoie Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (EUR)
Reggio Calabria wedding photography by Frank Armocida of Calabria Italy

When I was a child, my father, Francesco Armocida, used to bring me to his little dark-room in our home in Brooklyn, where I was born. He was working as an artist and re-toucher for a large advertising agency in New York at the time. He had the great fortune to meet photographers like Avedon and Kertesz, who would shoot and print their photos where he worked. The dark-room was like a rebirth for me. It was a magical feeling to see the images appear slowly. This was my fantastic introduction to photography. We soon moved to Calabria, Italy, where I now live with my wife and children. As a young university student I adored photographing the wonderful aspects of nature. I loved using selective focus and shallow depth of field to create magical atmospheres that reminded me of my father’s paintings. I soon developed a great interest in portrait photography and studied lighting techniques. I took portrait courses and followed many wedding photographers helping them during wedding shootings: then I found out that not only in wedding photography you have to be a good photographer but you really should also have a certain behaviour to achieve a certain kind of photography, the one I was and still seeking for today: capture moments with low photographer ‘interference’. I prefer the documentary style, the one that captures the real, emotional moment. Unlike ‘fixed’ pictures and concocted scenarios, I am aiming to capture genuine life-moments. It is an honour to be part of the WPJA. Not only is it a guideline for B&G, but it is also a tool to help photographers meet couples’ needs. [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (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)

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)
Apulia and Lecce wedding photography by Daniele Panareo of Italy

I have always loved photography. Maybe that's why after many sacrifices it has also become my job. I studied Physics at the University of Salento in Lecce and after graduation, I did a training internship in Health Physics at the oncological hospital of Lecce, in Puglia. After so many years of study, it is difficult to question what has been created and totally change life and work. I did it. I have been dealing with wedding photography for several years now and I specialize in photographic reportage. I love telling stories: especially when the main topic is love. My base of operations is in Puglia but I work all over the world. [Lecce Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Michela & Davide

Photo by Salvo Moroni

Hello Salvo, how are you? We good; between Easter holidays and various bridges, the album of our wedding has already made more than 2000 km up and down Italy. Friends and relatives have relived with us that special day, which you have been able to capture with a careful eye. And for us to browse that album every time is an emotion. Needless to say that one of the most popular photos was the one with the lady who "sibafa" the granita at the Bam Bar in Taormina ... ;-) Arranging a wedding at a distance for us was not easy. We searched for a long time before finding someone who could interpret and tell our special day. In the end, we arrived at the Wedding Photojournalist Association website ... and we found you! Since the first meeting, you have understood exactly what we were looking for and, therefore, we can not but tell you infinitely thanks! A warm hug and a big good luck for your work, Michela and Davide

Palermo Wedding Photography black and white by Nino Lombardo photographer

Sarah & Matthew

Photo by Nino Lombardo

Hi Nino, We are great. How are you? We cannot stop looking at your photos! They are so awesome! We showed them to our parents, and they are very impressed too :-) Thank you for everything, Sarah and Matthew

Candid picture for Trapani Wedding, spontaneous time take by Sicily Photographer

Pippi & Matteo

Photo by Nino Lombardo

You have succeeded to capture our most beautiful moments with discretion, professionalism and lightness Thank you!

Chiara e Gianluca

Photo by Salvo Moroni

Hello Salvo, how are you? I wanted to thank you for the gift you gave us, the photos are wonderful and the effect they have on those who see them is spectacular. There are those who are moved, someone came the goosebumps ... in short, a hit! Telling a good story is a challenge. If, then, it is a love story and you have to tell it through images, the challenge becomes interesting and important. Accept this challenge with elegance, privacy and professionalism. Through your shots, you find yourself waiting anxiously for the arrival of the bride, to move you when you meet the gaze of a happy mother, to laugh with gusto, to taste the delights of the table, to smile gently when the couple look at each other lovers. Every picture is a surprise that makes you curious to discover the next one. It is marvel in the pure state. And, when you get to the last picture, you're satisfied at the end of a wonderful day. Telling a beautiful love story is a challenge you face by creating an intimate masterpiece for your spouses. We can only say thank you again, thanks sincerely and wholeheartedly. See you soon. Chiara and Gianluca.

Best Wedding Photography in Sicily, Trapani at Trapani, Italy - Chiesa del Collegio

Francesca and Nello

Photo by Nino Lombardo

Thanks Nino, because through your art we can retrace our most beautiful day!

Destination wedding photo shoot at the Sicilian Castle Lanza di Trabia by Nino Lombardo

Emily & Anthony

Photo by Nino Lombardo

Hello Nino, Thank you so so much for these photos - we love them all! You and your team are brilliant! Thank you Emily and Ant

Valentina e Giuseppe

Photo by Salvo Moroni

Dear Salvo ... I really want to thank you ... once again for the immense gift you gave us ... light flames ... fixed on paper ... This is .... Yet very few can capture feeling, tension, emotion, like you ... giving it to you forever .... We were very lucky to meet you! ... ... In the whirlwind of anxiety and worries that precede marriage ... fear of not finding who would interpret our desires to the fullest ... who would not trivialize such an important moment, standardizing it like so many or almost all photographers who make their art just a job ... We discovered you by chance ... electrocuted by one of your photos on display outside your studio ... on a hot May day .... leaving us entranced by the "Sicilian" that transmitted that image ... .. We had no doubts ... it was what we wanted for our wedding! ... you were really !! And so, by making your acquaintance we have discovered, besides your skill, a kind, sensitive and incredibly professional man! What about ... we were more 'SATISFIED than your work .... Punctuality and reliability, as well as total dedication in satisfying our needs to perfection are now rare characteristics .... What we found in you! Our album is always with us ... a continuous pleasure for the eyes and for the soul ... a pride for us to have embellished thanks to your beautiful shots our day ... Thanks again for all! With affection Valentina and Giuseppe