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!

Siena Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Siena, Tuscany

Siena 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 Tuscany Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Siena 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 DIY - do it yourself, fast, 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 romantic, 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 Siena Couples

12 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)
Alessia Bruchi Fotografia - Italian wedding and elopement photojournalist based in Tuscany

Hi, I'm Alessia and I'm an Italian wedding photographer in Tuscany! Talking about my biography has always seemed a bit "presumptuous", because, unlike many photographers, I have never attended famous and expensive photography schools, but I have learned through experience, trying and experimenting with everything, while attending university and working to gain my much-needed journalist's card. Born in 1977, graduated in communication, with a strong predisposition to visual culture, always fascinated by the art of photography and the ability to tell stories with the unique power of images. My photographic debut took place very early when on the occasion of my first communion, my parents gave me a fantastic polaroid, a "magic box" that allowed me to discover all that was interesting in front of me, simply putting the reality on a film. And since that moment I have never stopped working in photography, also starting to study the technique in the manuals that adults passed to me and photographing everything that passed under my nose. In the following years then, I switched to various analogue reflex cameras and finally to digital ones after 2005, the year in which I opened my first photographic studio in Siena. Over the years, my passion for reportage photography then led me to become a wedding photojournalist, starting to work both in Tuscany and in many of the most beautiful Italian wedding locations. I currently live in Siena, in the heart of beautiful Tuscany, working as a Siena Wedding Photographer, with the ambition of becoming an exclusive Wedding Photographer in Tuscany and throughout Italy, Over the years, thanks to my work as a wedding photographer in Tuscany, I have learned to know very well all the most beautiful and renowned wedding locations in my area: Siena, San Gimignano, San Galgano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, the Crete Senesi, the Chianti hills and the Val d'Orcia, places where getting married is truly something unique and unforgettable. Given my inclination as a storyteller, my photographic style is purely journalistic, which leads me to follow every event almost on tiptoe and in the most discreet way possible, then returning an emotionally well-marked and chronologically well-ordered photographic story. And this is the main reason why, from the first contact, I try to establish a relationship of trust and confidence with the spouses, in order to create a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that allows me to work at my best by creating a spontaneous photo story and images full of meaning and feeling. And to create this relationship of trust, before the wedding photoshoot, I generally propose to my spouses an engagement photoshoot in Tuscany, a free and peaceful photo session that is always useful for both parties, to become familiar with the lens, arriving at the wedding day with a certain harmony As a wedding photographer in Tuscany I work mainly in the area between Siena and Florence and I am always available for Intimate Weddings, Couple Photography, Family Photography, Romantic Engagement and Elopement in the most beautiful wedding destinations in Tuscany, but also moving throughout Italy to reach other magical Italian wedding locations, such as Lake Como, Venice and the Amalfi Coast, because traveling and meeting interesting people is what makes me love my job the most! In fact, in addition to photography and in addition to an immeasurable passion for all types of cats, traveling and always knowing new cultures is one of my greatest passions, because I am convinced that continuous knowledge is a way to grow personally and in the end, the greatest wealth that an individual can have! (about cats ... if you see me with some hair on my clothes, know that I have five!) Today I can therefore say that I am very lucky to be a Wedding Photographer in Tuscany, because I love this job and because it is the job that I have always wanted to do, growing day by day with my immense passion to tell the different love stories of people who they chose me as the narrator of their most beautiful day. So if you like my style do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to tell your love story! [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

You could describe Marco's photojournalistic style with so many words. You could say that his photographs are spontaneous, naturals, that can arouse emotions, to seize the moments, of tell on details the whole day marriage, of relive the atmosphere of those moments, but it would be better look the images and summarize his mode of interpret the wedding photography with his favorite phrase: 'My style for your wedding!'. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Italy - Siena elopement and wedding photography by Marco Vegni, of Tuscany
Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)

My name is Federico Pannacci, I’m a professional wedding photographer and lifestyle. I really love to fly and live in tuscany with my mate, my daughter and my red cat ( Spritz! ). I never liked my image on the mirror, I never felt my shape as something of photogenic, for these reason I met photography, it was the way to study how to express the shape of the life in the same way my heart and mind felt it. This is the reason why my photography is genuine and natural but contaminated from a dreamy and artistic trend. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Tuscany and Siena wedding photography by Gianfranco Bernardo of Italy

My goal is to make your wedding unforgettable with spontaneous and amazing photographs. I love music and have studied piano and opera singing since I was a child. At the age of 22, I was keyboardist and backing vocalist on the tours of Pino D’Angiò, the singer of "Che idea" and other Italian hits from the 80s. As a boy, I often looked at my parents' wedding album which was full of posed photos. I recall wanting to see more dynamic photos and more emotions. I longed to savor the happiness that was certainly in the air, but that was not conveyed in those static photos. A few years later, I started photographing my parents and my friends in various moments of their lives. I began telling the stories of people around me, including friends and relatives, but also simple people, passersby on the street. All this has made me feel good and I have never stopped taking pictures since! [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
180/hour (EUR)
Siena elopement and wedding reportage photography by Arturs Sulainis of Tuscany Italy

I’ve loved photography since an early age. Since I started to photograph as a teenager, with old Kodaks, I have been focusing on landscapes, as I love to travel and enjoy the outdoors and nature a lot. In my early 20’s I felt like changing my approach, as I needed some different subject to capture, so I moved towards Portrait Photography. With my experience in Landscapes, I found myself falling in love with Environmental Portraiture as it also develops Reportage skills. But not long after that, I felt like I was still missing something. I was already telling the stories, but I wanted to focus on emotions like: Love and Happiness, I wanted to describe the stories of Relationships, of Emotions and Feelings between two people, a loving couple. So, as you can already tell, this is how I became a Wedding Photographer. For some years I was working as a second photographer on weddings with photographers I consider my “Gurus” and Masters of Wedding Photography, in countries like Ireland, Poland and Switzerland. Not to mention several Workshops and Masterclasses (lately online also). It is the seventh year now that I'm working by myself, as a full-time professional Wedding Photographer, in other words: It is seven years that I’m living my Dream! Today, I’m proud to say that the only addiction which I have is Photography, dreaming about my next Wedding to shoot and have this boost of satisfaction while delivering my pictures to newlywed couples! The key to success in wedding photography, in my opinion, is: Have a Vision, know your Skills (learn and improve constantly) and Tools, build your Experience and Confidence and lastly - Enjoy your Work, as long as it collides with your passion - You have won the life! Oh, lastly, I am living and working at one of the most beautiful and romantic places on Earth - Tuscany - sometimes I ask myself how lucky I am to have this environment and all this love to shoot! [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
750 (EUR)

Taking pictures. It makes me happy. I started having fun at 8 yrs old when I got a Kodak Instamatic. My interest in wedding photography came shooting some friends' wedding, and has not run out yet. It's like breathing to me: I can't do without. I don't think the images before making them: I observe and snap, I follow the emotions and the light, in a continuous search for an unusual frame. Every marriage is an encounter with the beauty of a new story to remember, which totally involves my gaze and my heart and eventually becomes part of my own experience; and at the end a part of me remains, with photographs, inside this story. [Varese Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hour (EUR)

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)
Arezzo wedding and elopement photography by Simone Miglietta of Tuscany Italy

I’m Simone, an elopement and wedding photographer based in Tuscany! I was born in Florence and I was fortunate enough to grow up in this city. As a boy, I was fascinated by all the art surrounding me which has influenced my photography. Now I live in a small village in the Tuscan countryside between Florence, Siena, and Arezzo, with my beautiful wife Katherine and my little dog Greta. I think of myself as a dreamer and a traveler, with an introspective and joyful attitude. It is important for me to portray your emotions, that of the guest and various emotions perceived throughout the day together with my sentiments and feelings. What is my goal? My goal is to tell through wedding photography what you feel in those moments, to capture the emotions of both the couple and the guest. I try to give with my photographs something emotional, beyond the simple technique. [Arezzo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
300/hour (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)
Milan wedding photography by Gianluca Sgarriglia of Lombardy, Italy

From an early age, I was fascinated by photography. I remember at the age of about 5-6 I used to play with a red analog camera, I didn't photograph, my parents didn't load the film, I didn't even know what a camera or a photograph was, but ... I enjoyed putting the eye in that viewfinder and imagine my world. I took up photography again at the age of 19, the passion for this art was back, so I decided to buy my first SLR, a Nikon, even if a basic camera for me represented the best to be able to express myself. I photographed everything, every day, not a single day went by when I didn't take a photograph; whether it is landscape, animals, street photography, portraits or macro, I really photographed for the pleasure and pleasure of it. One fine day, a professional photographer asked me for a hand for a wedding, that day I had a shock, I realized that I loved photographing weddings. Adrenaline, the emotion of an unrepeatable day. I became passionate about wedding photography and I started studying some authors, two above all, I think these two photographers have been my source of inspiration for me, I'm talking about Jeff Ascough and Carlo Carletti. After a few years as an assistant to a photographer I decided that photography would be my job, and specifically wedding photography, it was 2013 when I photographed my first wedding, I was 22 years old! My approach to wedding photography is documentary, I don't foresee poses, I don't construct situations, on the contrary, I try to keep a low profile and I will tell everything that happens in a natural and spontaneous way. I love black and white, contrasts, shades of light and shadow, I love the expressions on people's faces, the emotions that a face can give us if you can observe, I photograph to tell these emotions. In addition to photographing weddings, when I manage to carve out some time for myself, I dedicate myself a little to street photography, a great passion of mine. For me, photography is a daily thought, not a day that goes by when I don't think, I reflect on photography. It represents my way of expressing myself, of saying something, of stopping an emotion through an image. [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)

Wedding Engagement Diamond Awards - Siena

Are you ready to find your Siena 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 Siena 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

Yuri and Martina

Photo by Matteo Reni

Having you as a photographer for our wedding has been one of the best decisions: you're a talented and dedicated photographer, you've been able to capture all the best moments of the day without being invasive, from the beginning to the very end. All pictures turned out amazing, and they are a true portrait of the feelings and emotions of the day. You're so passionate about wedding photography, and the results are the best memory of our special day.

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,

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.

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!

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!!!