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!

Bouches-du-Rhone Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Bouches-du-Rhone, PACA

Bouches-du-Rhone Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our France 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 PACA Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Bouches-du-Rhone 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 pop-up, town hall, secret, 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 religious, 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 Bouches-du-Rhone Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Marseille wedding photography by Colas Declercq - WPJA of France Bouches-du-Rhone PACA

My name is Colas… like Nicolas, without the « N ». Don’t ask me why it’s just like that! I’m a wedding photographer (as you might have gathered) and above all, I’m curious and passionate about many things. I travel a lot and have lived abroad for many years. These multiple destinations have brought me a lot. Getting to know people, being interested in their culture, their history. Simply sharing and exchanging with them. Escaping, feeling free and being fully aware of these sensations. Enjoying the little things in life, this is what motivates me every day. And all these interactions help me seize the moments that I’ve managed to capture in pictures. Each and every shoot, be it during a wedding, a couple or family session, is fueled with the same passion. Blending creativity and authenticity, I’ll deliver natural and genuine photos of you and your emotions. On a daily basis, you’ll find me in a calm tree-filled district of Marseille, in Provence. I live with my life partner, my greatest support, Liza. And over the last few years, we’ve shared another beautiful adventure together: our daughter Miss K. Why I choose wedding photography? Before talking about wedding photography, let’s talk about photography. You could say it actually came to find me, through obligation, when I was studying History of Art. I needed to carry out a number of reproductions for my research papers and couldn’t bear the old photocopy machine in the archives room which was constantly needing to be fixed. So I bought a digital camera and that was a revelation. I trained by myself whilst pursuing my studies. Then, after meeting influential and helpful people, I was able to progress rapidly. I then joined a regional newspaper team. Everything was going well when one day, a photographer friend of mine asked me to replace her on a wedding shoot. She was ill and had no other solution. It was the beginning of a beautiful adventure, a learning path filled with emotions, an experience that goes on to this day. My Philosophy: Bringing you an exceptional photographic documentary of your wedding is my goal. Being first and foremost a photographic-reporter, my aim is to capture all the key moments during a wedding in a natural and creative way. These emotions will thus be treasured and serve to relive this special day and share it with your friends and family. During a wedding, it is actually the bride and groom that MAKE the photos. The final outcome of my work it intrinsically linked to their state of mine. Which is why I always accompany you discreetly, yet with a smile. It is important that I should know you but also take time to meet you first. Knowing what your wishes are but also what you don’t want, is essential. We need to build a partnership fully based on trust. A wedding is actually a team job. As much as you need ME to capture these moments, I also need YOU to play the game so as to bring out the best of my creativity in the photos. Your expectations must be met. And on your special day, I often become much more than just your wedding photographer. Pressure can be such that sometimes, brides turn to me when they can’t find an answer to a question. They confide in me in this moment of doubt. It is therefore essential that we work together, hand in hand, so I can guarantee you the most beautiful souvenirs of your wedding. So you can simply treasure the magic of your special day. In order to dedicate myself fully to each wedding, I only take a limited number of weddings every year. You all matter immensely to me. And it is essential that I can be there for each bride and groom with the same availability and energy. If my state of mind and work ethos resonates with you, and should you wish to find out more, I’d be delighted to hear from you. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to meet you here under the Provençal blue sky. And if you still have trouble remembering my name, just think of the old children’s song : « Fais dodo Colas mon p’tit frère… » [Marseille Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Kathleen Viron-Dunn is a Burgundy wedding photographer from France
Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Karol Robache of France, for wedding photography

Self-taught photographer, living in the south of France, in a Luberon village, near Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (PACA). My photographic approach favors the natural side. I approach marriage in the form of reporting with spontaneous and living images. [PACA Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (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)
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)

Wedding Venues from Bouches-du-Rhone

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Marine et Clément

Photo by Karol Robache

Hi Karol, I did not want to thank you again for the service performed at our wedding on June 25 in Cassis. You have fully responded to our needs, and the pictures speak for themselves ... They are simply the image of what we wanted, beautiful! We were not worried about the quality of the work done, but we know that this art is subjective, and that belongs to everyone to have his own judgment. You have completely met our expectations and our "Brief" departure. We appreciate the style of your photos, and the discretion that you could have throughout the preparations, the ceremony and the evening. I hope you have also enjoyed all day long Thank you for the little gift box! See you soon I hope Marine and Clement

Sandrine et Clément

Photo by Karol Robache

Hello Karol, We wanted to thank you and also to congratulate you! Your photos are just sublime! We watched and re-watched again and again, you managed to bring out through your photos the atmosphere and the joy that we experienced, and we were able to relive these wonderful moments thanks to you! Really a huge THANK YOU, for sharing with us this wonderful day and THANK YOU for bringing out our emotions! See you soon, Sandrine and Clément :-)

La Barben wedding photographer - after church ceremony

Julia et Tijmen

Photo by Karol Robache

I cannot say enough positive things about you. We couldn’t have selected a better photographer. To be honest, we now have a much greater appreciation for photography than we had before. We feel as though our wedding pictures are not just photos from the most extraordinary day, but are individual works of art that feature us as the leading subjects. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to entrust you with this precious job.

Amandine et Sebastian

Photo by Karol Robache

Hello Karol, We have just seen all the pictures made, we are delighted! Very nice job, congratulations! Your photos are beautiful, really beautiful, thank you. The colors are perfect;) You have been able to capture many moments that we had Sebastian and myself need to revisit and relive this time in slow motion. We thank you. Thank you again for this great job. See you soon, Amandine & Sebastian

Emilie et Morgan

Photo by Karol Robache

Hello Karol, The photos are superb! Thank you from your heart for your sensitivity that is really felt in each of your photos. Many thanks ! We are delighted to have shared these moments under your professional eye See you soon, Emilie

Steven et Marlène

Photo by Karol Robache

Dear Karol, A very big thank you for your availability, your listening and your discretion. Your photos are sublime and correspond in all respects to what we were looking for! You have been able to capture precious moments that could have disappeared forever. A tear here, a laugh there, a reunion, happiness, children whirling and married caught in a whirlwind. You have a lot of talent and great sensitivity and we are very happy to have you with us on this beautiful day. Looking forward, And especially good road :) Steven and Marlene

Thea et Ben

Photo by Karol Robache

Good evening Karol, We are now back in London ... What a fantastic month we lived! Incredible, we will keep a fabulous memory for very long years! We can not thank you enough for all your great work and the beautiful photos you sent us! They are superb !!! Thanks again a thousand times, it was a pleasure to meet you! Ben & Thea.

Kimberly et Karim

Photo by Karol Robache

Dear Karol, A thousand thanks! These photos are absolutely beautiful !!! We are so happy! We wanted to thank you Karim and me for your work during our three days of celebration. It was a pleasure for us. You were very pro while remaining discreet and friendly without ever stressing us. Many thanks again, Kim and Karim

Claire et Nicolas

Photo by Karol Robache

A very big thank you to you for your professionalism, your discretion and the quality of the report rendered. We will keep all our life the unforgettable memory of this wonderful day, but we will also have the joy of being able to plunge back in thanks to you through these photos. Congratulations again. Claire and Nicolas