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Switzerland Elopement Photographers
YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our 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!
Elopement Photographers for Small Europe Weddings
Shooting an elopement or small Switzerland 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 justice of the peace, courthouse, town hall, 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, boutique, intimate, 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 Switzerland Couples
36 Documentary Wedding Photographers...
I am a Swiss professional wedding photographer. When shooting a wedding, I focus mainly on spontaneous and real pictures. During the last 10 years I’ve shoot more than 200 weddings all around Switzerland. I hope to hear from you soon! Bye, Vincent [Bern Wedding Photographer]
Born in 1982 and raised in the Zurich area, I trained in office admin, later in IT support and was of course a passionate amateur photographer. My hobby has been my full-time job for some time. About five years ago I started my own company and opened my own studio in Cham. Since then I have moved into a larger studio in Baar. My passion for beautiful pictures, my creativity and love of working with people all contribute to my success in this profession. At the beginning of a contract, it is important for me to have personal contact with the client. So it is most vital to me to have discussed the expectations and wishes of my client before starting the shoot. As an avid Canon-photographer, naturally good equipment is a crucial part of my work. Is Canon or Nikon superior? In both of these top brands, their high-end products have very little to choose between them. Who is behind the camera is more important than discussing the technical details. The technology should just make it easier to capture an even better shot. I work as a full time wedding photographer for more than 10 years. In this time I shot more than 200 weddings. I love it :) I like to capture the wedding day in an artistic and authentic way. [Zug Wedding Photographer]
We are Lenke & Robert, professional fine-art wedding-photographer and wedding-videographer couple from the heart of Europe, serving the beautiful Alps region and the whole wide world. We are more then happy to travel to any destination wedding around the globe. We do weddings in Switzerland, France but we had been to USA as well. Would love to hear from You! Check our website for more... [Zurich Wedding Photographer]
My name is Mischa (43) and I'm a Semi-Professional photographer from Zurich with a passion for weddings and drone shots. Accompanying bride pairs on this beautiful day is great and I really love the special angle from above. Weddings are the fine art of photography and I am able to be creative. Check out my website for more information about my work! [Zurich Wedding Photographer]
Valeria Berti has inherited from her father the passion for photography. It all started when she was ten years old and got in her hands an analogical Nikon. This passion has grown over time, becoming her job, keeping alive and developing nevertheless love for photography which was driving her from her youngest age. She is also a graphic designer and loves the extreme artisanal care of her photos’ post-production. Her approach to wedding photography is a reportage-based one, as she loves seizing spontaneous situations with a smart and fresh style. “I love to capture the story of your wedding with my heart first of all and then with my camera, to be able to relive it even after many years”, says Valeria. Her photography tells your story in a sincere and elegant way; a story in pictures, which stops the most beautiful memories and emotions of your marriage and your life with photography. Her way of photographing is absolutely natural, spontaneous, emotional and creative. “Photographs are our memory over time when our memories begin to get lost in the passing of time.” She firmly believes in this sentence. Although Padua is her home, she often works in Venice, also covering weddings throughout Italy and internationally. [Padua Wedding Photographer]
Undoubtedly being a wedding photographer has turned out to be my greatest passion ever. I have fallen in love with capturing the emotion and spirit of the most special day and the more I am getting involved, the greater excitement I feel. Being entirely devoted to what I am shooting, sometimes I am getting concerned that my enthusiasm is overwhelming and even exceeding my limits. I would rather go for the unique moment and its timeless emotion than direct or prepare the scene to achieve a fabulous image. By presenting the authenticity of the wedding story I believe you will easily feel the spirit of the wedding event. It is my ambition to be recognized as the wedding photographer whose images provoke tears and smiles over and every time one looks back at the wedding album. [Ruse Wedding Photographer]
Born in 1974, in Catania, Alessandro Arena has clear ideas: taking pictures means "writing with light". A passion with distant roots, handed down from the maternal grandfather, that Alessandro has been able to transform into professionalism with study and experience. Light, attention to moments and attention to detail: these are the simple ingredients that make his style unique. A style recognized by one of the most prestigious trade associations, the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), of which it is an official member. Alessandro's artistic research focuses on the story and how a whole story can be told through the still image of a given moment. Photographing the naturalness of what is happening to add a touch of charm and elegance, this is Alessandro Arena Photographer. [Varese Wedding Photographer]
William started out as a freelance wedding photographer in 2009. Very soon a documentary approach emerged and gave meaning to his work. Covering weddings like a photojournalist allowed him to develop a personal style. For him, this approach is the best way to document all the details of the day in a genuine and original way. Because a wedding is a totality. It is not limited to an exchange of wedding rings, or to the first waltz. It is the sum of many moments, both significant and trivial. His work has received several international awards (more than 200), including the global title of «Photographer of the year» by the WPJA. He has also lectured on his approach to wedding photography around the world (Moscow, Mexico, Johannesburg, Delhi, ...). [Montpellier Wedding Photographer]
I started shooting weddings in 2010, it was the beginning of my new documentary vision and wedding's reportages. It was for me as a revelation! Indeed, we can shoot weddings and document what's really happening during the whole day from the preparation to the dance floor. I love traveling and discovering different places. I shoot all around the world for my personal work with a medium format film camera (Bhutan, Oman, Nepal, Guatemala, Morocco, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and many other countries in Europe). Creating, discovering and meeting new people is very important to me. My approach is humanistic and passionate, that's why wedding documentary makes sense for me. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]
Photographer and mother of two beautiful children, Leonardo and Emily. I love people and through the lens I try to grasp the essence and uniqueness of each subject. I consider myself very privileged to be able to capture moments in people’s lives and freeze them to last in time. After attending a year's photographic course in London I decided to stay for another 7 years in England, working and experimenting with my camera. I now live in Italy in a small city called Varese where I was born near the beautiful Italian lake district. Since 2008 I have been part of a team of photographers and video makers who help me developing all the time. Even now I am searching and learning! [Varese Wedding Photographer]
I believe that, your wedding photographs should show more than how beautiful you look at your wedding. They should remind you what you live and feel on that day. My mission on each wedding is; - to produce meaningful, evocative photographs that focus on the precious moments - to help your future self remember the true story of your wedding, and possibly tell it to your generations - to make you feel, when you look at the photographs, like you are there and then again With that mission in mind, I have been photographing weddings since 2006. I am usually the closest person to the couple through their wedding day, yet I manage to stay unobtrusive, leading them only when they require me to. Most of my couples seem to forget about my presence as the day unfolds, which yields to those unexpected, relaxed, "in-the-moment" images. Currently I live in Istanbul with my wife, and my son who, after all these years, helped me realize why I love photographing weddings; it is because I am creating images for my couples that they and their grandkids will not just love to look at, but will also find touching and meaningful, even after many years. [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]
As a child, I can see myself leafing through the photo albums of my parents, my grandparents, with this recurring question: “Who’s that?” Then came: “Where was it?” “What were you doing?” … And very often the answer was vague, crowded out, for lack of time, of memory perhaps. This situation was super frustrating for the child I was, I wanted to know the story of this photo, of this moment. Later, but long before it became my job, that I didn’t even know it was a job, I documented, with my Minolta, my vacations and family reunions, the weddings of my cousins … Already as a teenager, I understood that it was more important for me to remember all these shared moments, to tell the story of these moments, more than to have a nice group photo posed. This photo says nothing. Which years after brings us only the memory of the people present that day. To see how much we have changed and by the way that fashion has damn evolved! I wanted to print the memories that I had in my memory. Like my grandmother’s smile when she saw us coming from behind the kitchen window. We were covered in mud and hungry, after a beautiful afternoon playing in the puddles. At those times, my grandmother’s smile was very different from the portraits of her that I found in her photo album. It was during this period that I started painting, to add to the portraits I painted the expressions of my memories. Finally, I studied communication. For a few years, I managed the communication department of a large community until this meeting that would change everything. That of a photographer I had hired to create the visuals for a campaign. I found in his images, his approach, everything that I had been looking for for years. Very quickly, I accompanied him on his wedding reports. It was almost a renaissance for me. I finally found my way. I discovered a job that had obsessed me all my youth, without ever having imagined that it really existed. For two years he taught me photography. The technique, no question of using the fully automatic mode of my new reflex. Understand the light. Manage the composition and wait for the moment. AND ME HERE! WEDDING, ELOPEMENT AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IN LYON Today, I have two children, 5 and 11 years old, with “this beautiful encounter” (and yes, it’s not just work that counts). I love to travel, to escape alone for a few days to discover new countries, but especially populations, their lifestyle, their customs … I hate people in such a hurry that they forget the essentials: Living. It is for this reason that I do not limit myself to Lyon to photograph you. To carry out your photo sessions and your wedding reports. You make me travel, I discover new landscapes, different lights and above all great people! [Lyon Wedding Photographer]
Hello Everyone! I have been shooting weddings and elopements for 6 years. When I first attended a wedding as a second shooter, I understood that its my dream job. Its always a new adventure and every wedding day is full of surprises. I don't know when is the light come my bride, and make her shine. So I push myself to get different and creative photos every time. I have a documentary style because I want to be the third eye of my bride and groom. My purpose is to give them special moments of their biggest day. There is no chance to go back, so its very important for me to show all the emotions. I really believe that everybody should have meaningful photos of their wedding day to remember even years later. My job is my soul mate. Every morning of a photo shooting, when I wake up to the sun, I am covered with the feeling of joy. I love traveling the world and destination weddings very much. Learning new cultures excites me always. [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]
I grew up in Lyon, I studied in Paris, I worked in London ... And now I live here: in Maine-et-Loire, on the edge of the Loire Atlantique, between a large river and a small river, between fields and vineyards, a land of adoption that feeds my eyes with incredible lights and mysterious mists. Before becoming a photographer, I was a cabinetmaker. But splinters and sanding hours got the better of my patience ... and then I wanted to get out of the studio, discover the world and people. For that, a camera is an extraordinary tool! When I do not photograph weddings, I do family reports, portraits of adults, children, toddlers, landscapes, bodies ... I practice and I photograph dance. The movement fascinates me. [Loire-Atlantique Wedding Photographer]
Born in France, grown between Portugal and Switzerland. As a kid I wanted to become an architect and as an architecture student I wanted to work somewhere in between architecture and photography. Near the end of the course I bought my first dSLR, and as a photo-amateur started shooting in the streets. I worked some time as an architect, then as an architectural photographer and later, by accident, I made my first wedding reportage. A year later I decided to give more attention to that empathy I felt with this area and, together with Raquel, my life companion, initiated "menino conhece menina" (in English it means BOY MEETS GIRL), a project over which we would shoot others boys and girls that love each other. Since then this work and this profession has been increasingly contagious and today we dedicate ourselves in full time to observe the happy lives that seek for our photos. As a wedding photographer I found my expression in the emotions of the people I photograph, looking for an approach emotionally genuine and documental. [Porto Wedding Photographer]
I'm French wedding photographer. I do it since 2012. I'm married and I have one daughter, they are the inspiration in my life and they push my limits to be a better person and a better photographer. If I do this job, it's to feel happiness and love...I love that. there's no best job than to be a wedding photographer [Lot-et-Garonne Wedding Photographer]
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]
Photographer in Lyon for more than 10 years with, to my credit, nearly 200 wedding reports, from the most traditional to the most whimsical, from the most intimate to the most grandiose, I realize for you with enthusiasm the best shots of this great day. I attach great importance to the transmission of memories and family heritage. This beautiful day you are preparing is a major piece of the puzzle of your life. My mission is to transcribe this special day the best I can, for you to remember with happiness and share with pride. Let me show you little details you have not seen during d-day and that will make the difference. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]
Hello I'm from the region of Lyon in France. I work both in France and abroad. I'm married and the proud father of two little girls, Louise and Lilou. A photograph as the expression of more than a moment, but of an emotion, be it your own, that of your family, friends, your child… Allowing you to experience, even years later, the power and the magic of a fleeting instant. Looking at a photo and feeling like you’re there… These are my promises. A photographer from Lyon, limited only by the four corners of the earth. With a lust for life and spontaneity, I bring a sense of humour, simplicity and a self-confessed touch of the unexpected, I’ll always be with you when it counts. The sole focus of my work is to making you look incredible. Because my only signature is what will become yours, after all everything is the story of an encounter between the two of us. For me it's above all the story of an encounter … So let’s meet up. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]
Ten years in computer science and one burn-out later...I decided to travel for one year around the world. We are in 2012 and I buy my first camera. Ma passion for photography is born. In 2014, the best friend of my father invited me and my camera to his wedding. A BIG revelation to me, observation, instinct, moment, story... I love stories, I love moments, I love people, I love travel. I'm French, working in Nancy, and worldwide. I'm 35 with 2 wonderful little boys :) [Vosges Wedding Photographer]
Journalist and reporter-professional photographer for ten years, touches all of communication, graphics and multimedia, I define myself today as a sensor of emotions, whether by the clichés that I realize or by the words that slide under my fingers. Each wedding photography that I make is for me a moment that I capture as well with my eyes as with my heart I appreciate above all the energy that emanates from human relationships. The one that makes us all vibrate, cry, stress, hope or laugh. An energy and multiple emotions that we meet on the day of her marriage. For a long time, I thought this statement was overrated. Then I got married myself. I lived the experience from the inside. And there, I understood. I understood what some people call "The most beautiful day of your life". Still, I'm a dad of a wonderful little girl. For me, the most beautiful moment I could live was his birth. When I got married, I realized we could do as well, but longer. A moment that lasts hours and hours; we have the feeling that he will never stop. In my case, it lasted two days. A weekend that I savored as much as I could so much energy and love were huge. My wife and I often dream of going back. Relive, once again, all that people who love you have to offer you: their personality, their humor, their kindness, their madness, their tenderness. We try to engrave all these moments in our mind hoping never to forget them. If you read this, it's because you too have this ambition. You will want to remember the beautiful story you are going to live that day. That's good, I'm here for that ;-). [Haut-Rhin Wedding Photographer]
As a documentary photographer of weddings, I create strong images that will tell your wedding in detail. As a documentary photographer for families with daily reports, I offer you images so that you always remember all these little things that made up your everyday life. Lifestyle photographer also for natural portraits. [Savoie Wedding Photographer]
Andreas Pollok is an international award winning weddding photographer from Germany. He is based near Heidelberg and Frankfurt. He is documenting wedding all over Germany and Europe. He photographs the wedding day in a creative documentary style with dramatic and romantic portraits. [Baden-Wurttemberg Wedding Photographer]
As a fashion photographer living in Paris and wedding photojournalist working in France and abroad, I approach photography as a versatile artist. I love to cover weddings, working unobtrusively and taking on the spot photos. My style is creative and natural, with a strong background of photojournalism. [Paris Wedding Photographer]
For me, photography means discovering the world. I record what I encounter along the way with my camera: Things that are beautiful, important, humbling, and moving. Because what makes great photos so special is that the moments they immortalize come to life again when you look at them. As if you were there again. My camera has been my constant companion since 2008. I started out doing wedding photography in 2010 when some close friends asked me to document their wedding day. I was hooked – I wanted to document the most beautiful day of their lives in photos – but not with staged group photos! Instead, I followed the events almost unnoticed and captured all the emotional moments that are part of such events on film. It suited me and I wanted to perfect it. Since then I count myself among the best wedding photographers worldwide. I not only accompany weddings on the beautiful Bodensee—where I was born, raised, and still always feel at home –but also anywhere in the world upon request, even underwater! I also greatly enjoy traveling in my free time together with my fiancée. We prefer to pursue our shared passion: diving. Far away from mass tourism, we discover the most remote spots on the planet and enjoy the time together spent in the beautiful underwater world. Of course, my camera comes with me here as well! I’d like to give wedding couples—so you!—an unforgettable gift with my work behind the camera. The joy, the praise, and the recognition after I present the photos to the married couple is the true reward for all of my efforts as a wedding photographer. My goal is that my photos will put a smile on your face for the rest of your life! [Markdorf Wedding Photographer]
Linda is a wedding documentary photographer from Sofia, Bulgaria. She loves to tell the story of the wedding day in a lighthearted manner and with a lot of positive energy. Being the granddaughter of one of Bulgaria's greatest photojournalists, Linda developed her passion for photography about 10 years ago with the beginning of the digital photography era. She finds inspiration in street and portrait photography and also in her grandfather's albums. She loves to hunt emotions of all kinds and collect them with the help of her camera. Linda is fluent in English and Portuguese and is available to travel around the world. [Sofia Wedding Photographer]
Beaux-Arts training with specialty academic drawing, my artistic approach, whatever the field, has always been in curiosity and meeting. After many professional years as a freelance graphic artist-photographer for the cultural and institutional sector, a couple confidently entrusted me to shoot their wedding, and it is after this union that the real click for the wedding photography is born! Weddings offer me an immense possibility of creation, everything is movement, everything is about to tell a story and to capture the moment that will not happen again. It's a photography of shared emotions, authentic moments and that's what I've always been looking for ... Professional since 2009, the conception of my work and the human dimension of weddings, led me to specialize in the photography of this unique event. [Drôme Wedding Photographer]
Professional wedding and travel photographer based in Turin, Italy. He has made official documentation for important events and his photographs have been published in numerous websites, magazines, national and international newspapers including La Stampa, Repubblica, Tribe, Famiglia Cristiana, Sydney Morning Herald, Washington Post, BBC news, South China Morning Post. [Turin Wedding Photographer]
I was fascinated by photography since I can remember. My education with photographic and architectural elements led to the work as a freelance photographer and architect. The work with the Leica M and Fuji X system brought me to wedding photojournalism and closer to the passion of capturing honest moments and details with a camera, that one would not usually notice. [Tyrol Wedding Photographer]
Photographer based in Thonon les Bains in Haute Savoie, I travel everywhere in France and Switzerland. My wedding reports are very marked by the street photography that I particularly like. In marriage I like to capture emotions, raw moments and without false pretenses. I also love to follow you through the night, when everyone gets loose! [Haute-Savoie Wedding Photographer]
I'm a french photographer based in southern France for couple years now. Being a wedding photographer was the most natural choice for me. I've been taking pictures of people, their expressions ans the greatness of the moment since I was a teenager. I love approaching weddings with a documentary style because it's able to convey the uniqueness of YOUR story. But I also like to create something special and timeless : I am trying to integrate creativity, poetry and art through my images and that's how I imagine love : the union of creativity, poetry and art. [Toulouse Wedding Photographer]
Hello, my name is Hans-Peter and I photograph weddings since 2012. During the seven years I photographed 200 weddings. From the beginning, I always focused on the reportage. For me it is important to take a close look at the natural and spontaneous moments. In recent years, I have attended many workshops and seminars to further my education. My biggest success are my happy bridal couples. I enjoy traveling in my free time. The most important thing for me are my wife and my three cats :) I would be happy to hear from you and I would be honored to photograph your wedding. [Bavaria Wedding Photographer]
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Born in Chisinau, Moldova (Ex-URSS). Law school education followed by a premature love affair with photography. Freelance photographer since 2003. Over the years, I fulfill my clients’ expectations by combining a natural intuition and keen eye...
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Back in the Netherlands now after a relaxing week at the beach. I just wanted to write a short note to say thanks for the support and low-key interaction last Sunday (particularly during the preparations and family photos!) which definitely added to my enjoyment and fun for the day! Also for the tip on holding the flowers :-)
„Wow...... you are exceptional; I cannot find words to describe how much we love the photos; I am eager to have a look at all of them. Since the moment I received the photos, I have been reviewing them every day again and again simply because I find something new which I skipped and …. they are telling a full story! Sure, we like them a lot; just need time to go through all of them. Anyhow, everybody who sees the photos is very much impressed how good they are!! Everybody says – congratulations for the photographers, how did you find them? Unbelievable they are, I am simply speechless… This is exactly what I wanted to have as memories; you have managed to capture everything, the global picture, as well as the tiny emotions.”
Dear Michael, Dear Nadja, We would like to thank you again for the photos. Sabrina and I are really happy with the results and many wonderful moments were captured. We can fully recommend you and wish you many great weddings and especially wedding couples that will make you happy. Greetings Sabrina & Matthias
I never realized how emotionally intense a wedding photo shoot can not to mention the busy schedule of the day. Every time I look at the photos I relive those moments and there is always a tear of happiness in my eye. Thank you Serenay for making our day eternal.