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!

Centre-Val de Loire Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Centre-Val de Loire, France

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Centre-Val de Loire 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 13th, 2020
Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco Elopement Couple Portrait | The couple chose to have a small wedding ceremony
July 13th, 2020
Napoli Italy Elopement Photography | The couple is Kneeling at the church altar together
July 12th, 2020
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 Centre-Val de Loire 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 civil ceremony, secret, fast, 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 romantic, non-traditional, symbolic, 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 Centre-Val de Loire Couples

5 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Centre-Val de Loire wedding photography by Henri Deroche of France

Self-taught, passionate about photography for many years, I put my eye and my artistic leg at your service in all discretion Each work has for sole purpose the valuation of your event. It is necessary to transcribe all the emotion of this unforgettable day through shots of love, humor. I put my professionalism and my discretion at your service for this very special day. Broken to weddings of all cultures I adapt to each to best fit your expectations and constraints "official". Each service is prepared in order to understand the expectations of my clients and respond to them. I prefer the photos taken on the fly that retranscribe the emotion of the moment to the photo. [Centre-Val de Loire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Studio portrait of Tours wedding photographer Ivan Franchet of Indre-et-Loire Centre-Val de Loire France

Photographer for 12 years, this incredible profession makes me enter your lives in the most beautiful way. I specialize in wedding reporting, but also in family photography, to tell stories… How do I approach my reports? … A unique credo; Happiness, a great zest sensitivity, and energy to spare! Together we will enjoy it! My wife and my 13-year-old daughters follow me in this universe with a lot of conviction and they know my love for photography. My loved ones describe me as an idealist, a dreamer and I have recently understood that I will remain the same. My pleasure is to share, to give, to make this happiness that people live through my photos. I have no ego, only the desire to provoke emotions and to capture them. Long before when I was a child, my dad, an amateur photographer, taught me the basics of photography. Framing and light were his golden rules. I was fascinated by the magic and the timelessness that a photo offered. Then, cinema became a passion. I abandoned the photo for almost 25 years and during the meeting with the one who would become my wife, it became obvious again, a need to give, to share through my eyes. I only enjoyed taking pictures of people on the street, or these little scenes of life that I lived. I still regret not being as avant-garde or technical as the new generation, but no, I like this feeling of finding myself in touch with the reality of light, its intrinsic beauty and the effort that this requires us to optimize what we see. “I consider myself a storyteller, documenting your life with sensitivity and authenticity.” [Tours Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Indre-et-Loire wedding photography by Juliette Frederix of Centre-Val de Loire, France

I'm Juliette, I was born in Paris in 1981, and I'm a wedding photographer and engineer. As far as I can remember, I have always had a camera in my hands, and an insatiable desire to photograph each important moment experienced, each emotion, each smile. Computer training I have gradually since 2005 transformed what was a vital passion for professional activity, always obsessed with this need to immortalize important moments, joys, expressions. Real-life in short. And what could be better than marriage to observe them? Some people don't like weddings, which are too long, too formal. In any case, I love it! They are the most beautiful transcription of love and emotions. And my goal is to capture them at every moment of this day which is always going at a crazy pace. These images will be your forever intact memory, and I am happy to contribute to them. [Indre-et-Loire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1200 (EUR)
Tim Fox is a wedding photographer from France - Loire-Atlantique

I am an English photographer originally from London and have been based in Nantes, western France for the last 15 years. I have been shooting weddings for over a decade in my own personal style: a marriage of British humour and French romance! Reportage photography is what comes naturally to me, and what I do best. I follow my visual instinct in capturing the flow of events that constitute the rhythmic journey of a wedding day. Passionate about photographing people, I seek to express the spontaneity and full force of emotion that truly define a wedding as a once in a lifetime experience. Being completely bilingual, my cultural and communication skills allow English-speaking couples, getting married in France, to feel totally at ease in front of the camera, essential for creating natural and dynamic photos. Aside from covering weddings, I have worked in the UK and France in the fields of social, documentary and travel photography and am a regular contributor to national press publications such as Capital, Le Point and Le Nouvel Observateur. I am also a teacher of photography to graphic design students. [Vertou Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Isabelle Dohin is a wedding photographer based in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

I discovered photography at an early age because I was lucky that Dad was a photo enthusiast and we had, at home, a dark room, in which I loved to lose myself! The silver was my first love, then very quickly the digital with its innumerable possibilities to preserve preciously, like a treasure, your sweetest memories. I live near Bordeaux and I travel all over France and abroad to make your memories unforgettable moments ... Because my family is my source of happiness, because I'm in love with lovers and weddings, I really like to take pictures that mark your history... I used to say about myself that I am the "photographer of your emotions" and I try to capture these details that are so important, so magic on this special day. I love the art of any form, I love to travel and discovering another culture, I love people and life with a big "L"! I need to be doing something all the time and I really need to shoot weddings in order to be happy. [Gironde Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1890 (EUR)

Wedding Venues from Centre-Val de Loire

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Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find special and memorable. But what could hold more memory, meaning, and importance than your own home? For those looking for that perfect venue, it may not be any further than beyond your threshold.Read more
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
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
Renan Radici, of Rio Grande do Sul, is a wedding photographer for City - Porto Alegre, State - Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples find themselves in the position of paying for all of their own wedding expenses, which can be quite the financial burden to take on, and about 40% of Millennials end up in this boat. So, how can you stick to your allotted...Read more
Not everyone has a lagoon or glacier next door, but there's no rule saying you can't have a small wedding in the great outdoors. Take advantage of natural sunshine and that open, airy feeling and give your guests some room to breathe! LESS IS MORE Instead of hemming your guests in on all sides, give them some elbow room, and legroom, too. There's no need to induce claustrophobia when you've got a wide, open space. Let your guests take in the view, especially if you've got a spectacular one. You...Read more
jperlman elk cove inn ceremony
Everyone always says that your wedding day is all about you. But let’s face it; that’s not always actually the case. Many couples stress over guest lists, planning, expenses, and all the frills and traditions of your standard large wedding that they may or may not even be interested in. Fortunately, though, the concept of small weddings is becoming increasingly popular for couples who either want to be able to completely customize their day where and when they want with the option...Read more