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. 

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Calabria Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Calabria, Italy

Lamezia Terme, Crotone, Corigliano Calabro, Rossano, Rende

Calabria 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 Calabria 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 courthouse, small, 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 casual, unique, 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 Calabria Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Reggio Calabria wedding photography by Frank Armocida of Calabria Italy

When I was a child, my father, Francesco Armocida, used to bring me to his little dark-room in our home in Brooklyn, where I was born. He was working as an artist and re-toucher for a large advertising agency in New York at the time. He had the great fortune to meet photographers like Avedon and Kertesz, who would shoot and print their photos where he worked. The dark-room was like a rebirth for me. It was a magical feeling to see the images appear slowly. This was my fantastic introduction to photography. We soon moved to Calabria, Italy, where I now live with my wife and children. As a young university student I adored photographing the wonderful aspects of nature. I loved using selective focus and shallow depth of field to create magical atmospheres that reminded me of my father’s paintings. I soon developed a great interest in portrait photography and studied lighting techniques. I took portrait courses and followed many wedding photographers helping them during wedding shootings: then I found out that not only in wedding photography you have to be a good photographer but you really should also have a certain behaviour to achieve a certain kind of photography, the one I was and still seeking for today: capture moments with low photographer ‘interference’. I prefer the documentary style, the one that captures the real, emotional moment. Unlike ‘fixed’ pictures and concocted scenarios, I am aiming to capture genuine life-moments. It is an honour to be part of the WPJA. Not only is it a guideline for B&G, but it is also a tool to help photographers meet couples’ needs. [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (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)
Reggio Calabria wedding photographer Pasquale Minniti, of Calabria

Thanks to my passion, simple ideas are transformed into images full of emotions. I love how a single image can change a person's mood, passing from one emotion to another in a few seconds. I like making simple but meaningful photos, working with very little material and lots of creativity. I love telling stories through my camera and this is why in every marriage my mission is to describe a love story in a personal and unique way, letting events flow naturally. I love taking care of every detail to give space to the story of the day. His photos have been published in world magazines, including Huffpost, The Sun, BBC, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror. In addition to exercising their work throughout the territory national, has made several international services in places like Paris, Dubai, Berlin, Barcelona, Zurich, New Delhi in India. In 2018 Pasquale begins to undertake the study of photojournalism and the street photography, realizing a project in India on women and on this fantastic country. The development of this kind of style will continue, carrying out projects that will see it immortalizing cultures and countries in the world. - The juice of success? - "I do not think that success is based on the fact of taking a good picture but on the ability to take pictures that can tell a story and that can remember the emotions even after years ". [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2800 (EUR)
Reggio Calabria wedding photography by Danilo Muratore of Calabria Italy

I fell in love with photography for the event. A day looking at photos of my cousin, who was also an amateur photographer, I was struck from the distinct images. I did not think you could look at things in that perspective, and right there in that moment I said to myself: why not try? Now here I am, to show my work, driven by the desire to introduce my art: with that kind of seeing in that first vision, a prospect that has become even more interesting. [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (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)
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Megan Hannah, of Vermont, is a wedding photographer for -
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
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It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...Read more
David Clumpner, of Montana, is a wedding photographer for
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...Read more
Steven Herrschaft, of Hessen, is a wedding photographer for -
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that mean all the attention has to be on you as well? FROM VOWS TO CHITCHAT, WHICH REMAINS SACRED? Traditional weddings often require some degree of performance on the part of the couple, whether that is in the form of reciting...Read more

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Nini & Conny

Photo by Danilo Muratore

It is thanks to you if the heart still beats us, after so long, as strong as that day. Perhaps more because, always thanks to you, we can relive the feelings that, full of emotion, that day we have not enjoyed in full. Thanks Danilo. Ninì and Conny