Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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!

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Ain, Allier, Ardeche, Cantal, Drome, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isere, Puy-de-Dome, Rhone, Savoie

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Europe photographers 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. 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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City Hall of Pontault Combault, France Elopement Photographer | Guests gather around in the street outside the city hall where the groom waits, blindfolded for the bride

Elopement Photographers for Small France Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 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 mini, city hall, 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 outdoor, intimate, boutique, 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 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Couples

18 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Lyon Wedding and Elopement Photographer Sylvain Bouzat of Italy

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]

Starting Price:
2900 (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:
2000 (EUR)
Haute-Savoie wedding and elopement photography by Vanessa Amiot Coutouly of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France

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]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Lyon wedding photography and elopement coverage by Castille Alma of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Haute-Savoie wedding photography by Karine Smadja of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France
Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Coralie Castillo Wedding Photographer serving Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

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]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Savoie wedding photography by Nadine Court of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France

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]

Starting Price:
1850 (EUR)
 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding photographer Charlène Aubert

Charlène, 36 years old ... I am married and have 3 children. I like to spend my Sundays with family around board games or joint activities. I like to travel in backpack mode, and open-mindedness is for me an important quality. I am close to nature, vegetarian, we try the adventure zero-waste family. I try to be as green as possible. I like Do It Yourself and artistic activities, of course, the photo is part of it. Take my children in the photo, capture this little pout that makes me crack, those glances together between brothers and sister, the laughter endlessly ... All these things that I want to remember for me, for them. My grandfather was an amateur photographer, he was the one who filled our family albums between cousins ​​every holiday at home. Every holiday I took (and still take!) Pleasure to leaf through our albums he prepared and discover old family photos in old boxes! Without him, we would have a few pictures. Unfortunately, I have little of me with my parents or my sister and it is a huge regret. The few photos I have are very valuable. Portraits are good, but family life with our parents on it and being able to remember them, our relationships, what we were doing together at that time is invaluable. [Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Rhone wedding photography by Coralie Garavel of France

Hi, I'm Coralie Garavel, It's in Lyon, in France where I was born and grew up. In love with the arts and above all with manual work, I immediately knew that I wanted to be an artist. After several years working in the video, I realized some photographs during a wedding of friends in Beaujolais. This day and what has come out has opened my eyes to the happiness that images could create. See their faces light up each photo, between laughter and tears, it became obvious, I'm a wedding photographer since 2015. Since this time I did around 80 weddings, in France and Europe. Every year I do two or three different workshops with some very nice photographer like William Lambelet (POY 2017). Learning to go beyond myself and finding my style is important to me, I need that. I realize every day that passes the happiness that I have to do this exceptional job. A chance to work with you, to let my curiosity wander through your stories. It is often said that curiosity is a bad thing, it is for me the opportunity to know you better to create images that look like you. I do this job out of passion and because I do not see myself doing anything else. I share this passion for travel. Traveling is always a source of inspiration. Thank’s for reading me, maybe the next time we meet will be around the camera. [Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding Photographer David Pommier for Lyon France

David Pommier is a wedding photographer since 2012. His photojournalistic style will tell the story of your beautiful day. His approach is both artistic and authentic. He likes to tell the emotions of the day of the bride and groom but not only. Everything around the couple. His method is discretion, human and beautiful moments. He likes to tell the story of the pretty days because he thinks that the photo is a piece of family patrimony. Passionate about photography since always but it is quickly the family that was the center. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Drôme wedding photographer Lucie Mahé of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Wedding Photojournalism by Johan Faure in France.

Passionate about photos since a young age, I have always been attracted by the human adventure and the different feelings that a simple photo can convey. Over the years and meetings, I developed my vision and my sensibilities to share with you your little happiness and great emotions. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1000 (EUR)
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes wedding photography by Guillaume Tranquard, from the Lyon area of France

Professional photographer based in Lyon, France, I specialize in wedding reports with a documentary and journalistic approach. Lifestyle, spontaneous and dynamic, my vision of Wedding photography is focused on strong, spontaneous, graphic and full of life shots. I capture connections, emotions and everything that makes up the salt of Life. [Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1990 (EUR)
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes wedding photography by Delphine Perez of France

I like the naturalness and the simplicity, the life and the emotions which emanate from it, and I propose to you to immortalize your moments of life, true happiness, and to tell YOUR story by authentic, natural images. Voyageur in the soul, adventurous also and passionate about photography, travel gave me a certain openness, a desire to discover people, cultures, landscapes, a desire for perpetual adventures. So to start as a wedding photographer by passion, was also an adventure, a great adventure. I am Mom of two little blondes, full of energy. Time passes, children grow up and memories are precious. It is therefore natural that I became a wedding photographer for almost 3 years in the Lyonnaise region. [Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Drôme wedding photography by Aurelie Lamour of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - France

Outside of addictive kissing and baking workshops with my daughters. I made the choice to place photography at the center of my daily life, with the annoying habit of capturing under my lens my family that I love so much. Eloise and Adèle, my small primitive beings often lend themselves to the game, thus helping me to perfect my vision of (extra) ordinary everyday life while retaining my qualities of discretion. Need connection with nature and time in love, I spend hours soaking up it during wild hikes during which I try to capture light, a perfume, a universe, with all my senses, this time without a camera. Handball player, between two gourmet breaks, I invest myself in life and like to show it as it is, in its essence, its truth, without detours or artifices. My sensitivity as a professional photographer finds as much meaning and pleasure in doing a family photo shoot or a wedding report as in creating a gourmet environment for a culinary photo shoot or sculpting the light in the studio. All these photographic fields are inspiring and so enriching for me. [Drôme Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
220 (EUR)
Kathleen Viron-Dunn is a Burgundy wedding photographer from France
Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Occitanie wedding photography by Ludovic Lieffrig, of France

I am a photographer since 2016, the photography is a professional reconversion, before that I worked in the automobile. A few days after buying my first SLR camera, I announced to my wife that I was going to change my life and become a photographer! This choice might seem a little crazy, but I knew deep down that it was my way, I was made for that! I worked very hard, I followed several pieces of training, I read a lot to reach the level of knowledge necessary in this job. Today, I still participate regularly in training and I like meeting and interacting with other photographers, it helps me to try to do better. Why did you choose to be a wedding photographer? Simply because this passion job is all that I love! Being able to be with you to live all these moments during your wedding day, is just exceptional! The eye in the viewfinder, ready to capture and immortalize all your emotions, my pleasure is to succeed in capturing the smallest details of your day. To offer you an authentic and timeless wedding report is my main source of motivation. [Occitanie Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)
Seine-et-Marne wedding photographer Julien Roman, of Île-de-France

Wedding photographer in Paris for 5 years, I do cover pre-wedding, elopements, weddings engagements sessions in the most beautiful place of Paris such the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Trocadero, and Bir Hakeim Bridge. With more than 200 weddings covered, more than 500 engagement sessions, my style of photography during weddings is resolutely turned towards photo-reporting, in order to tell the story of your wedding. I make only a few photos posed (that in the photos of a group or couple for example) to privilege spontaneous moments. [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

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Ludovic Lieffrig 4L Photographe: Ludovic Lieffrig

Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, France

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