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!

Emilia-Romagna Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna

Emilia-Romagna 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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Elopement Photographers for Small Italy Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Emilia-Romagna 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 DIY - do it yourself, town hall, quick, 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 intimate, outdoor, unique, 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 Emilia-Romagna Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Caterina Errani WPJA Profile Image Ravenna wedding and elopement photography by Caterina Errani of Emilia-Romagna Italy

The love for reportage photography was born out of passion when I bought my first camera, a Nikon FM10 film in Guatemala, almost twenty years ago. I started photographing a few precious, intense and unrepeatable moments of my travels, from the most remote areas of Himalayan Asia to the most boundless areas of Tierra del Fuego, inextricably sealing my two strongest passions: travel and photographic reportage. My reportage photography was therefore born as a loving language, with the need to give small pieces of a dream, enhance and transmit the emotions that bring people's hearts close together. In reportage photography, the moment reigns everywhere sovereign, as well as in the most important day of the celebration of Love. It is precisely in the instant, which is the shortest imaginable moment, the lapse where a thousand spells occur, and where memories bring amazement and enchantment for a lifetime. For more than ten years I have been capturing the most beautiful moments on the most beautiful day of the couple's life, in Italy and abroad, gathering moments that make that day and one's own life unique. Every wedding deserves to be told through eyes and heart, this is the purpose of my art: to tell the beauty and emotions of your most important day and to make this precious moment eternal. Over the years I have exhibited my works in various exhibitions, and I am reported as a photographer on VOGUE. And now something about my travels: I have explored the world, in lands dotted with faces, landscapes, and silences, where peace and beauty kidnap the heart and nourish emotions. Ladak, Mongolia, Nepal, Cambodia, Patagonia, New Guinea, Myanmar, Guatemala, Namibia, India, Ceylon are just some of the countries where I was given the photographic emotion and I, therefore, shared it time to time as a gift. To those who have come to read these last lines I would like to give a story, a look: imagine you are at dusk, in the garden of one of the countless monasteries of the Ex Burma, or in the plain of the Golden Pagodas, or in any street in the countryside .. you find yourself with your nose up, without realizing it: each person, child or adult has a piece of thread in his hand, and with the skill of movement they float the small kite in the sky. Your gaze now shifts in their gaze. This is absolute sweetness. And this is the indelible memory of the country. [Ravenna Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Fabrizio Demasi is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Lombardia

Demasi Fabrizio was born in Parma in 1960 and began his photographic career in 1995 by attending a course in studio portrait photography and in darkroom hold by a professional photographer, of whom he became the assistant 2 years later. In 2000 he took part in “Biennale d’Arte Città di Roma” and was placed third in the section of photography. In 2001 he moved to Lombardy in order to work with a famous Italian photographer and took part to important reportages, to the realization of a photobook for charity and he worked as a second still photographer for a film made. From 2002 to 2010 he worked in hundreds of weddings all over Italy. In 2010 together with his wife Monica, he opened his personal studio “Fotoeventi”, continuing his wedding and elopement photos and his personal research in reportage, especially in the theatre. For about a year and a half he has been working all over Italy for an international brand of clothes and underwear. [Mantua Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Luca Fabbian - documentary style wedding and elopement photos in Italy

Luca is a Veneto based documentary style photographer also serving Italy and international destinations. He began his photography career after graduating from IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan, an international higher educational network in Visual Communication, Fashion and Design. He has been capturing weddings for over ten years and his style is relaxed, emotional, creative, natural, original, unobtrusive and modern. , [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Simone Bacci is from Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy and loves a good wedding, as long as he can photograph it.

Simone Bacci was born in Arezzo in the October of 1975. His first camera is a Kodak Disc 4000 that whilst used during school tours for normal shoots, got Simone interested into photography. With this ‘curiosity’ aside, Simone carried on many international travels on work in the leisure sector. It is during one of these last business journeys that he met a person who relight his curiosity. From curiosity to profession with the main factor being passion. After attending several classes and workshops, most of these focusing on wedding and ceremonies photography, in 2007 he opens his first professional studio.His first jobs are full of enthusiasm but turned off by a formal approach to weddings, with static and posing pictures.Feeling himself embarrassed by being photographed, Simone develops the attitude to feel in the shoes of the couples in front of him during one of their most important day in life. He therefore changes direction, leaving the couples free to do what they prefer, aiming at capturing their emotions in a fully natural manner delivering a reportage oriented approach to weddings. This is how his stories are born. [Arezzo Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
photographer in Tuscan, Alice Franchi of Italia

“Photography is mute, but the image in its visual language, speaks of truth …” – Steve Mc Curry – Just like Steve McCurry says, it is reality that inspires me, narrating, through photography, the truth as it is, without filters or mediation. I’m interested above all in capturing these emotions in contexts and situations which involve love and family. Travelling both in Italy and abroad, I realize my wedding photography with a reportage style, that is narrating every moment with an image, every detail in a very natural way, without poses or arranged settings and without making my presence felt. [Pistoia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Villa Malatesta, Poggio Berni, Italy photo of the bride and daughter, on wedding day

Laura & Fabio

Photo by Caterina Errani

"... Where to start .. we just love you !!!!! We came to you through a word of a dear friend .. and it was enough for me to look at some of your shots to be sure that it was just the right thing !! Your way of shooting differentiates from all the rest .. no poses at all, instead you have always been ready to steal the shots, the most important moments ... those that make the difference, the real ones ! We love your colors, so delicate, a union between dream and reality ! And you .. such a sweet and sensitive person .. your eyes and your enthusiasm reflect the passion for your work .. we would reconfirm you a thousand times again because our wedding was a dream and your photos pure emotion .. ! Thank you so much dear Cate :) Laura, Fabio and Bianca

Matteo e Eleonora

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabri, how are you? It 'a bit that you do not feel ... but I "follow" always through facebook and the internet. I do not want to, peek here and between your photos of various weddings: even if I do not know the couple, it is always an emotion that shines through even a few shots! Last night, as happens every now and then, we felt like looking through our wedding album ... and every time the thought is the same. If I think that we almost did not want a wedding album, if I think about how casual and fortunate our meeting was and if I think that the first thing I told you was "... I was struck by that photo exposed, one snap simple, but particular, a small moment stolen but full of feelings ... ". Well, after only a few seconds from being introduced to us, perhaps unconsciously, we had already chosen our photographer for the wedding !! A lightning strike I would say, a first and excellent impression never denied! And 'yes because when a photographer can give emotions through an image apparently "any", then obviously you can really define that! We did not want "posing" photos, we did not want "static" photos, nor the usual wedding pictures, but in our album nothing is missing, the important moments, but above all the smiles, the looks, the laughter, the moments of "performance" panic and agitation, the emotion and happiness in looks and especially in the gestures of the couple but also of the guests ... because in your shots everything is important: would you ever say that the picture where in total panic my mother looks for the lost earring or one in which my sister tries in vain to close all those buttons of my dress, or even that image of my father who barely holds back the tears with a face not exactly "to be photographed", rather than the one where the groom and the witness clumsily try to tie the tie , would then have been the favorites of a dream album!?!? Even that black and white photo of umbrellas ready for guests (because of course the weather forecast was not the most favorable) on the porch, is one of my favorites! (to name only one among a thousand and a thousand). This is why it is always difficult to make a choice of just a thousand shots ... For this I call you Super-Fabri ... in addition to the fact that you are super nice (and in a tense moment like the wedding day, there is already the bride who is the unpleasant! Ahahah !!), strong and good in what you do ... you managed to capture everything and even more, to capture moments that otherwise now we could not remember and relive; because if a photograph, even and especially after some time, does not bring with it the emotion of that moment, maybe it makes little sense! Because if the wedding is to be the most beautiful day, this must be able to see in a photograph, must be able to "feel", not only by those who have experienced it in first person, but also by those who are only spectators. Otherwise it would only be a matter of leafing through, perhaps even boring, a series of images that are all the same. Instead, when we look at our photos, I do not exaggerate in saying, we still feel the strong emotions of that April 14th. And when someone wants to browse our album I always press "... is not an album like the others, you will not see photos posing or" classic ", you will see shots that most might seem" strange ", detail photos, photos of real smiles not imposed by a photographer, exciting photos ...! " Also for this reason maybe the album is not covered with dust, because you do not get tired of looking at it and looking at it. I valued you a lot right now and thank you very much for your work, for your friendship and above all for giving us the opportunity to make you merit through these few words !! I hope that our life will soon give us many other events to photograph ... obviously always by Fabrizio Demasi !!! Kisses Ele and Matteo

Rachele & Gilles

Photo by Luca Fabbian

Dear Luca, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for our wonderful photo album. You were able to catch the emotions of the most important day in our life and to capture the love in our eyes. The lights and the colours of your photos make your works lively. You have made our wedding day unforgettable and immortal with your professionalism and your silent presence. Many many thanks again!

Giovanni e Greta

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabri! Sometimes I think you will whistle your ears .. we happen to talk about you with great pleasure to friends, relatives and acquaintances! Just the other day a John's aunt came to visit us and there was an opportunity to show her our marvelous wedding album. Yes, she has had the spontaneous reaction they all have: a great emotion! She felt catapulted on that fantastic day, she seemed to be there again! This is solely your merit! To you that you have been able to seize the moment, the spontaneity and the detail; that you have been tireless, available, humble and creative; that you have been able to advise us to the best for the creation of our eternal album! You are a "teacher" as my father says, always present among the guests but never intrusive! Thank you!! We can not do anything but join all our friends and relatives to tell you that the photos of our wedding album thrill us every time, page after page make us relive that day as a story made of only images, from the first to the last moment. We will have a memory forever of all those happy, ridiculous, stolen moments; black and white photos that enhance details, tears and hugs. Greta & Giovanni

Massimo & Manuela

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Dear Fabrizio. Even as you described Stefania of Villa Cavriani, to advise us various names that had worked in the villa, Massimo and I had understood that you were the right photographer for our wedding .... and we were absolutely wrong !!! In fact, from the first moments that we met you, you immediately created a feeling, which continued on the occasion of your visit to our families, some time before the event and which was decidedly consolidated on June 21 ... the day more nice of our life !!! Thank you for making everything natural, simple and spontaneous and for making really beautiful photos. You managed to capture our most exciting moments ... laughter, tears, dances, hugs ... Thank you for having documented everything, without ever being intrusive and indeed, moving between us with an infinite delicacy. Thank you from our friends and our families, whom you loved so much, for your professionalism and friendliness, but above all thanks to me and Massimo, for being a fundamental part of our marriage. A huge hug Manuela and Massimo

Attilio e Chiara

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabrizio, I've known you for several years because you've always done the photo shoot for the family company catalog, in a sense you can say that you helped to create what is now an annual "tradition"! When I decided to get married, in a hurry for another, I had no doubt about who to choose as a photographer of the event. When Attilio and I came to define the details of the day in your studio you told us not to worry, that you would follow us and that we would not even notice you. And so it was. You chased us all over Verona in the pouring rain of January, being always present in the most important moments and also in those apparently more insignificant but, with the intervention of time have become precious to reconstruct that important day, like a puzzle. The amazement of my friend Giovanni when he saw me in a wedding dress, the shoe that slips off just as I descend the stairs, caress the dog of our friend Dolores, when I look at those shots come back to mind together with visual memories also moods and sensations. As bride and groom we have not been very good organization but you have also been able to call us to order at the right time to make wonderful portraits of the two of us with natural light and I thank you again because now, one of those photos, stands on the My bedside table and follows me on every journey. Since the wedding is celebrated only once in life and you can not say "I would choose you as a photographer next time", we confirm you now for the fiftieth anniversary! Thanks to your professionalism and above all to your artistic sensibility, today we can relive the 4th of January 2014 every time we browse the album. Chiara

Yesenia & Alessandro

Photo by Luca Fabbian

Hello Luca! Ale and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did in our marriage, from our first meeting to the final result. The photos are great and the album beautiful. We are super happy and satisfied to have chosen you. Love, color, light, joy and emotion are some of the elements that were reflected in our splendid photos, making a sequential description of moments that perfectly tell how our day was. The photos are the only physical memory that will last in time, you captured the best moments and in the best way, a real, very natural and original way! Really, better impossible! Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and for the incredible work done! Thank you so much!!!

Villa Glicine, Forlì, Forlì-Cesena, Italy wedding photo of the bride getting ready with hairdresser.

Eleonora & Alex

Photo by Caterina Errani

Caterina it was enough to see the love that comes out of each of your photos to be sure that no one else could report the most beautiful day of our life if not you. None of your shots are classic or banal, as you well know many photographers tend to standardize wedding photos .. yours are absolutely unique! A magical light surrounds every shot, and emotions are the protagonists, none is left out. In the months before our wedding you became a friend, so it has been even it more exciting! You are a unique person, so kind, and with an immense heart; we have been captured by your joy and love o life !! Thank you !!

Patrizio & Gloria

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabrizio, These few lines only partially express our satisfaction, happiness and honor in having you present on the most important day of our lives. When we met and met you, we both immediately understood that you were the right photographer for us: your spontaneity and your contagious smile won us over! We had the confirmation of our choice on April 25th 2015: with your fantastic shots, you have perfectly grasped our strong emotions, the happiness and the joy of the relatives, the celebrations of the friends, making them so alive forever. Covering the photographs, we realize your great professionalism and preparation, and your ability to capture precious moments without ever being intrusive. We thank you once again for making everything more special, unique, timeless. A big hug! Patrizio and Gloria

Cervia, Ravenna, Italy - Photo of the bride and groom toasting with fireworks.

Roberta & Marco

Photo by Caterina Errani

Caterina, if your photographs can trigger unique emotion with no comment to be said as they are spontaneously purely taken, it is your very presence, the incredible passion you have in your job that make the real difference. A professionist with a big heart that made our day unique and our memories unforgettable. We would pick you a thousand times !

Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate - Bevilacqua - Verona wedding photography of the bride and groom

Alessandro e Maria Chiara

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Fabrizio, it was a pleasure to have you as the photographer of our wedding! We met you during the wedding of two of our best friends and we remained impressed by your passion and style. We immediately decided that you would become also "our" wedding photographer. In just few seconds you understood what kind of person we are and during the wedding you were able to enhance the beauty of every simple detail. You respected the wish we had to create a simple ceremony and party and many of the participants appreciated your discretion and kindness. Thanks to you we will have the fortune to see all special shots that you made that day in order to live again moments of pure joy and happyness. We will hope to see you soon! Many thanks and regards, Maria Chiara and Alessandro

Michele & Laura

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabrizio, the first word that comes to mind is THANK YOU! Thank you for being our photographer! I understood that you would be the right person for our wedding since the first time we chatted at the Christmas Village of Gonzaga and you showed me your photos, explain them with passion and making me identify with the girls on the album! And to think that I had come to the newlyweds area for a chance! When I got home I remember telling Michele that for the "fateful" day the photographer was already chosen. Consider that we did not even have a date in mind ... Then the following of the story you know ... And thanks to your shots will remain in our hearts and in our memory forever! With love, Laura and Michele