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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Venice Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Venice, Veneto

Venice 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 Veneto Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Venice 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 secret, small, DIY - do it yourself, 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, modern, non-traditional, 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 Venice Couples

18 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Luca is a Veneto based documentary style photographer also serving Italy and international destinations. He began his photography career after graduating from IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan, an international higher educational network in Visual Communication, Fashion and Design. He has been capturing weddings for over ten years and his style is relaxed, emotional, creative, natural, original, unobtrusive and modern. , [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (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)
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)

Freelance Photographer based in Venice graduated with the New York Institute of Photography. Photographic style "Reportage-Photojournalism" for any events and ceremony with sophisticated and elegant style. I work especially in Veneto but available also in all Italy if required. [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Portrait of Mattia Camozzi, Venice Documentary Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Since I was a baby my father was very passionate about photography. I grew up watching photos of my family and being photographed myself. Although, I didn't really get into photography until after I finished High School. I was looking for a job and stumbled upon a local photographer with a little shop and studio. I started there as a retoucher and post-producer, then I slowly started to shoot some photos. But after a few years, I realized that was not at all what I wanted from photography. I was growing and changing, and so was my taste. I grew tired of posed weddings and portraits and searching for inspiration I came across Street Photography. It changed me to my core. I discovered this new way for me to create images and, other than that, to create MEMORIES. I did my fair share of Weddings, working for other photographers, so I opened my business learning that "Documentary Wedding" was actually a thing. Street photography, movies, documentaries, books, and everything I "receive" have a big influence on my style. When I'm not shooting Weddings I photograph my life with my partner, my family, my friends and what I do, because I think that memories will be one of the few things we'll have when we will be old. I photograph the fun, the laughs, the dancing and the crying, the strange and the simple, because life it's all of these. [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
600 (EUR)
Veneto and Venice wedding photography by Stefano Cassaro of the Italy WPJA

I’m Stefano and I’m a modern dreamer. I have a beautiful family that I love more than my own life. I’ve always been attracted by people, by their faces, by their movements and by their emotions. As a child, I thought the world around me was magical. Perhaps even now, I still look at the world with the same curiosity as a child. My camera is my pristine look on the world. This is how I understood the great power of photography and the energy of memories for each of us. Sicilian blood runs in my veins, hence, I’m a die-hard romantic. I am very passionate about what I do and in my photographic style, you will find a quest for aesthetics and beauty with the aim of making your wedding day a wonderful and unforgettable moment of your life. My photography is certainly distinguished by a pictorial style that takes deep and free inspiration from Caravaggio’s “use of light” and the influence of the Flemish painters but above all these images represent the feelings and stunning emotions that bind a couple who has just married. In my vision, wedding photography is an art form that combines beauty, style and glamour, while tellings the emotional story of your wedding day. [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
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I was born in 1970 in a lovely place close to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, beautiful lakes of Northern Italy. Since I was a little boy I have been fascinated by “photography” and it is now twenty years that I have been working in this field. In the last fifteen years I have been working as a photographer, especially for weddings. In 2012, in Milan, I set up “WeddingStudio” together with other colleagues. I take photos of wedding days giving a “ photo journalistic” cut to my pictures. That is why I define myself as a “modern storyteller”. Telling stories and touching people through my pictures: that is what I love to do. That is my job and my passion. And when there is passion in what you do, you see the difference! I like thinking and telling about your wedding in a different way: the newlyweds have to live and enjoy every moment of that day and share every moment with their loved ones. That is why I like to become “invisible” and catch details, shades, glances, moods and going on gestures. My job is a wonderful job and every time that one of my pictures can stir up emotions or recollections in people looking at it I think that considering it as “wonderful” is still not enough... [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Milan wedding and elopement photography by Michela Bocciarelli, of Lombardy, Italy

I was born in 1984 in Italy and in particular in a very beautiful area of ​​Lombardy between Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and the splendid mountains that frame it. In high school, I decided to attend advertising graphics and at this juncture, I discovered "photography" when at the age of 18 I got my diploma I decided that I would look for a job only in this field that had fascinated me so much in school desks. I was lucky, my first job in a photographic studio introduced me to those who eventually became my partners in WeddingStudio, an adventure that we started in 2012, born of a common passion for wedding photography. Since then I am happy, it is really true what they say "if you like your job you will never work a day in your life"; telling emotions for me is a joy and seeing the satisfaction in the eyes of my clients at the delivery of work pure happiness. [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (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)
Brescia wedding and elopement photography by Alessandro Di Noia of Lombardy, Italy

I was born in Milan in 1980, my father worked in Associated Press and from the first day of my life I breathed news photography, so obviously when I had to choose which high school to attend I chose photography. After the study I worked for a few years as a printer in a black and white dark room. In 2003, tired of printing photos of others, I quit my job and I started working as an assistant for several photographers. In 2007 I opened my business and I dedicated myself to wedding photography, I immediately tried to offer a service as spontaneous as possible, convinced that over the years the couple will want to find on their album the people to them care, and not pages of portraits of the spouses. For the rest I read a lot of books, I play the electric guitar badly and try to dedicate my time to the important people of my life. [Brescia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (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)
Perugia wedding and elopement photography by Mirko Vegliò, Umbria Italy

My name is Mirko, I was born in Foligno where I live and work. Since I was a child I started to love photography, especially landscapes. It was a way for me to see wonderful places and to bring into focus aspects of my days and life. After some time, landscapes were no longer enough. I felt the need to interact with my subjects, to go deeper into things, to discover and to unravel, through my shots, the most real and often hidden aspects of what I saw. I started photographing people. I try to reveal their soul and personality. I love to portray especially young couples, families, children. I specialize mainly in photography for events and weddings: not only a profession but the desire to tell emotions and stories, to keep alive these unique and unrepeatable moments. Photographing means writing with light. It means capturing details, immersing oneself in the emotions of others, sharing moments of life and transforming them into evocative and suggestive images. I like to empathize and share emotions, immerse myself in stories, walk part of the way with the people who choose to look at their lives through my shots. My discreet and constant presence offers a genuine, true, and intense account of the most beautiful day of your life. My desire to tell stories through images stretches to the world of companies and businesses. With the creation of commercials and of promotional and institutional videos. These are fundamental tools that strengthen the brand and communicate the mission, vision, values, and flagship products of the company, to ensure an effective presence on different platforms, from television to social networks and internet sites. I still love environment and landscape photography, in line with my great passion for nature, for uncontaminated landscapes, for walks in the quiet of the mountain. I think that a personal encounter is irreplaceable, to create synergies and mutual understanding. Hence, I invite you to come and visit me in my studio, to have the pleasure of getting to know each other and collaborating. I wait for you! [Perugia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

I'm a destination wedding photographer. I'm excited to photograph weddings in the Tuscan countryside, but also to travel and discover new places, meet people and experience new cultures whilst photographing weddings around the world. I love naturalness and spontaneity and always look to capture emotions. I’m cheerful, outgoing, stubborn and resourceful. I love the good vibes and positive people. [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (EUR)
Italy - Siena elopement and wedding photography by Marco Vegni, of Tuscany
Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Vienna small wedding and elopement photographer Michele Agostinis of Austria

After 8 years working for a prestigious Venetian newspaper and several International reporting assignments in Latin America and Africa, Agostinis focused his attention on Wedding Photography and International Events throughout Europe. Member of Italian Journalist Association since 2009, he speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish. [Vienna Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (EUR)
Milan wedding photography by Gabriele Capelli of the Lombardy Italy WPJA

Hello! I'm Gabriele a wedding photographer, based in Cinisello Balsamo, between Milan, Monza and not far from Brianza, but I photograph weddings all over Italy. I chose to photograph weddings because I love to tell stories, your stories and give them back forever. With the same gaze with which I look at my children and my wife, I find myself watching and participating in your happiness, making it mine and making it immortal, imprinting it forever as a photographic memory to witness that day. I will not tell you that I grew up with a camera around my neck given to me on a birthday at the age of eight, because it didn't happen that way. I grew up with the myth of the artist, my grandfather's deep passion that I met through his paintings. I attended the art institute with the idea of ​​being a painter but I chose to be a graphic designer, a job I did for several years. I had a camera, of course, a Nikkormat bought at a good price and with which I shot in my free time, but nothing more. It was precisely on the occasion of my wedding and having to choose a photographer that made me ignite the spark of photography and coincidentally wedding. It was not an easy choice, in 2000 people were still shooting in analogue but above all the photographic style of the ceremony, in particular, was very different. I have not stopped since then and since 2014 I have been a professional having attended the John Kaverdash Academy [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (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)
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)

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Yesenia & Alessandro

Photo by Luca Fabbian

Hello Luca! Ale and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did in our marriage, from our first meeting to the final result. The photos are great and the album beautiful. We are super happy and satisfied to have chosen you. Love, color, light, joy and emotion are some of the elements that were reflected in our splendid photos, making a sequential description of moments that perfectly tell how our day was. The photos are the only physical memory that will last in time, you captured the best moments and in the best way, a real, very natural and original way! Really, better impossible! Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and for the incredible work done! Thank you so much!!!

Giovanna & Daniel

Photo by Luca Fabbian

Dear Luca, While planning our Italian wedding from Texas, we searched online for a photographer, thinking it would be a long and difficult process. But as soon we saw your website and portfolio, there was no doubt in our minds that we had to speak with you. The creativity you show, the colors you capture, the stories you tell with your pictures - were just unique. The photos exceeded our expectations, so much so that we ended up asking for two albums, not one! On top of the wonderful pictures, your passion and dedication to work are outstanding. We want to thank you again for the patience with which you interacted with us prior to the wedding, for the way you participated in our big day taking shot after shot but never being intrusive, and for capturing each and every one of our guests - at their best. Also on our day, we thoroughly enjoyed the photo session in the villa and gardens, which gave us a chance to be with each other in a beautiful setting, almost forgetting you were with us. We treasure all of the pictures (yes even the ones you think are not perfect!) as we will always be able to remember and feel those moments again. Thank you again! Giovanna and Dan.

Sabrina & Alex

Photo by Alessandro Di Noia

Dear Ale, We have received your pictures last week! They are absolutely amazing! We could not have imagined better pictures of our beautiful day!!!!!! They are more than we had hoped for and a beautiful memory of our wedding. Thank you so much!!! And thanks for the book!!! We love it!!! I really don't know how to say thank you for all you have done for us. We really hope to see you again - maybe at the next wedding :) Thanks again for these great wedding pictures! We really enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again! Until then, all the best!!! Alex and Sabrina (the happiest wedding couple ever!)

Rachele & Gilles

Photo by Luca Fabbian

Dear Luca, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for our wonderful photo album. You were able to catch the emotions of the most important day in our life and to capture the love in our eyes. The lights and the colours of your photos make your works lively. You have made our wedding day unforgettable and immortal with your professionalism and your silent presence. Many many thanks again!

Barbara & Andrea

Photo by Luca Fabbian

The wedding album you made us could not get more excited! It is a true masterpiece. Still today looking at the photographs we experience the same emotion of that day. You are a true master, you have known not only to grasp the magic of that day, but also our spirit, our desire to have something special that forever crystallize our promise of love. There are no obvious, trivial photographs: everything has surprised us with the originality, the great naturalness, the extreme care of every smallest detail, the way in which you have been able to magically capture the smiles, gestures, expressions of happiness not only ours, but of all the relatives and friends who shared that wonderful day with us. There really are no words to describe your beautiful photographs!

Chiara & Alekos

Photo by Luca Fabbian

Dear Luca, Few months have passed since what many people probably consider the most important day of their life. We apologize for not having been in contact before, but after the frantic moments spent to organise the wedding it seems now easier to cherish our special day and focus on what is left, in addition to the many strong memories and deep feelings: photos. Let’s start from the beginning. We initially contacted few wedding photographers but none of them fully convinced us. We then realised that in Schio, the city where we were planning to get married, there was Luca Fabbian. I have to admit that I have passion for photography and therefore I was a bit fussy about finding the right photographer for our wedding. As soon as we met you, Luca, and you showed us few albums and your portfolio, we immediately realised we were in good hands. We loved your style, the way you can tell a story through your photos, your being professional and discreet. All this was successfully reproduced at our wedding. I think you managed to capture beautifully every moment and feelings of the day. All photos are special, beautifully composed and processed, original and alive. Not only they recall what happened, but the photos can speak of the emotions we went through: from the anxious preparations in the morning to the joyful formality of the ceremony, to the colourful happiness of the party. I think that a photo is finished when it is printed. And when photos are presented in such an elegant and stylish format such as the YoungBook they really become alive. The album is just gorgeous, it is a pleasure to touch, to smell, to see. We would also like to congratulate on your recent photography awards, some of which accomplished with our photos. It is for us a privilege and we feel we are part of it. Lastly, we really appreciate your professionality and experience in dealing the whole event, before, during and after. We appreciated you could cover our requests and we were impressed by your quick processing and delivery of the photos. We really feel honoured to have had our wedding photos taken by you. We thank you immensely for capturing so perfectly the spirit of our wedding and giving us unique memories that will last forever. Thank you Luca! Chiara & Alekos