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!

Basilicata Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Basilicata, Italy

Lucania, Pisticci, Melfi, Policoro

Basilicata 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
July 8th, 2020
Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Photos | The bride walks down the aisle with her father, surrounded on either side by their guests
July 7th, 2020
Private Farm, Brazil Elopement Photography | The bride and groom, together with their brothers and family
July 6th, 2020
Palazzo Goldoni, Chioggia (Venice) Elopement Photographer | The groom is waiting for the bride at the ceremony venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Italy Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Basilicata 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 small, justice of the peace, themed, 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 unique, casual, 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 Basilicata Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Studio portrait of Potenza wedding photographer Michele Abriola - Basilicata Italy

Every day I like to discover something new...get excited about something new. I have always loved photography, the sincere one, full of unrepeatable moments, authentic and rich in feeling, the true glue. I am a reporter, I have chosen to document weddings as unique events with a personal style. I like to follow every single detail from shooting to editing and post-production, for these reasons I have chosen to do not more than 20 weddings per year. I also make reportage around the world and during years I have done several works most of them published and awarded. Here are some of my awards: 2018 Finalist at IPIC International Italian Photo Contest Finalist at Italian Street Photo Festival 2016 Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Street Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Fashion Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Portrait Winner at M.I.F.A. Events Finalist at London Photo Festival Finalist at London Urban Photo Special nominee at I.P.A. 2016 “The Family of Man” Honorable mentions at Portrait Photo Gallery Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3 Honorable mentions Monochrome award Nominee at the International Spider Award 2015 Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Fashion Nominee at the International Color Awards Nominee at the International Spider Award Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3 Honorable mentions I.P.A. 2014 Winner of “solo exhibition” at the 15th China International Photographic Art Exhibition category Reportage Honorable mentions at M.I.F.A. 2013 Finalist of the World Photographic Cup Honorable mentions I.P.A. I am also QIP-QEP certified photographer. [Potenza Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Danilo Coluccio is a wedding and elopement photographer

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

Starting Price:
2200 (EUR)
Taranto wedding and elopement photography by Marco Colonna of Apulia Italy

Hi, my name is Marco Colonna, I live and take pictures every minute of my days. I was born in Cosenza in 1984 in a neighborhood in the city center. I define myself as a dreamer, I love to observe, I am curious and I look for simplicity. I was very young when I started to take an interest in photography, but it was the scouting experience that stimulated me and led me to cultivate this passion. With the passage of time, it has evolved, taking on the forms of a dream in which to believe. Photography has always intrigued and excited me, not only for its strong ability to convey emotions but above all for its great power to tell stories. In life as in photography, there is always something to learn so I am always looking for something new. I am fascinated by the beauty, emotions, spontaneity, and wonder that can emerge at any time of the day. I like to capture these moments with naturalness and respect because they are destined to last over time. On the day of the wedding, I tell the day as it was lived, trying to bring back the joy, love, and emotions of the spouses. [Taranto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Taranto wedding photography by Francesco Gravina of Apulia, Italy

I am a destination wedding photographer. Over the years I focused on the world of weddings and from 2006 I finally started to express my ideas and creativity through reportage photography, or known as photojournalism. Exchanges, workshops, and collaborations with other colleagues in recent years, led me to the conclusion that much heart, and an almost invisible presence of the photographer during the event, creates best results for a real wedding reportage. A beautiful picture is something so subjective. It doesn’t have to be technically perfect to be beautiful, yet it needs to be able to re-evoke unique moments and feelings. In one single image, there is so much to say and, even more, transmit to those who look at it, again and again in time. I am a very sensitive person, one of those lucky who get excited while waiting of the bride, or enchanted in front of a kiss at the sunset. And I like to get involved emotionally in front the love stories of my couples, this is the secret of the success of my “Photo Wedding Stories”. [Taranto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (EUR)
Italy wedding photographer Raffaella Arena studied Disciplines of Art, Music and Entertainment

Photography for me has been always a little magic. I remember going in the darkroom was like going into another world, in a holy place where be essential to be quit. I like so much to watch the paper ripple in the water, soften, soak and sink! It was as if the water movement was enough to make appear a face from scratch! I was born in the photographic chemical smells… my father was a photographer. I took my first pictures worthy of attention in 1994, and shortly thereafter they became a photographic exhibition in my city. Since then I have never stopped photographing and decided that photography would be “what I’ll do when I grow up”. Over time separating me from becoming a professional, I took my Bachelor’s degree in art and performing arts and learned to shooting pictures on the theater sets. In 1999 I met the Magnum photographer Leonard Freed, and during my workshop I learn to know to and appreciate the photojournalism photography. Later, in 2003 at another workshop, this time with Ferdinando Scianna, I decided to begin my adventure in the wedding photojournalism. As a professional photographer I have also worked for several advertising agencies creating numerous corporate reportages, still life and portraits. In 2010 I was admitted to the Wedding Phojournalist Association - WPJA and in the same year I was recommended by White Magazine Italia in the "Excellence in Wedding Photography" contest. In 2012 I obtain through examination, QIP (Qualified Italian Photographer) certification in the Wedding category. [Cosenza Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

Wedding Venues from Basilicata

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WPJA Communiqué: Features
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Megan Hannah, of Vermont, is a wedding photographer for -
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Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
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Lauren Lindley, of California, is a wedding photographer for -
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David Clumpner, of Montana, is a wedding photographer for
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Jan & Maria

Photo by Francesco Gravina

Dear Francesco, It has been a month when Jan and I made our vows to each other. When we look back on our photos, it’s like reading the book of our great love story. The photos will always remind us how happy and emotional we were and how much fun everybody had. The joy of sharing the pictures and memories with family and friends increased when everyone said to be sincerely impressed by the beauty of our pictures. The creativity and attention to detail you possess shines through in all our photos. In a natural way, you have captured perfectly the beauty and spirit of the most special day of our lives. Thank you for transforming our wedding photos into works of art. Francesco, you are an excellent photographer; you have a great eye to capture a romantic scene and mood. Next to that, you are great to work with: friendly, enthusiastic, sharing emotions … We are happy to know you and to have you as our photographer. The best compliment we can give you is advising you to people we know, what we will do gladly. Thank you for giving us such beautiful memories of our wedding. Sincerely, Jan & Maria