Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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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Gironde Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Mérignac, Pessac, Talence, Villenave-d'Ornon, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles

Gironde Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our France photographer vendors 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 because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. 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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Gironde 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, justice of the peace, 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 symbolic, romantic, outdoor, 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 Gironde Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)
Florent Fauqueux, La Rochelle Wedding Photographer for Charente-Maritime, France

Why am I a photographer? Because I don't know how to sing :) In fact, it's the shortest way I've found to touch people's hearts ... Since the birth of my son in 2010, the portrait fascinates me, the beauty of a face, the harmony of a silhouette ... I marvel at the daily diversity of our bodies and our faces. A few years later, with the arrival of my daughter, this quest for aesthetics has evolved. I understood that an image was nothing without an intention, a laugh, a feeling ... This is how the family has become my greatest source of inspiration. I feel today a deep joy to give you my vision of the small daily happiness, as great moments of life! In short, I found what really matters. [La Rochelle Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1450 (EUR)
Landes wedding photography by Chrystel Echavidre of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Chrystel is based in the South Western France. She is working mostly in this region, but there are no boundaries, so feel free to contact her. As a professional photographer, being subtle, natural and spontaneous are the key elements in order to capture all emotions such as laughs, tears, and other strong and memorable moments on your wedding day. As soon as the day starts, your photographer will be next to the bride and the groom from beginning to end. If it tickles your fancy, we will also organise family and friends portraits until the reception. Your couple pictures can be either taking on the day and/or another scheduled date. [Biarritz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

I am a British born wedding photojournalist now living in the Aquitaine region of France with my wife and young family. A professional photographer since 2002. My original passion in photography was for black and white fine art images and I do still continue to exhibit my fine art work here in France. My work then progressed to portrait photography and I was always drawn to the natural, real image of a person not posed and formal but something that really showed a persons character. My portrait style and client contacts then took me into the world of wedding photography. I just continued taking photographs as I saw the moments unfold on the wedding day. My clients liked the informal and discrete way that I photographed the weddings and the results were well received. I personally took a great deal of pleasure from those first few weddings, what better event for a photographer to capture a wealth of emotions, the spectacle, the excitement, the romance, the fun and the glamour? I love the wedding photography here in France. Every wedding is unique, individual in its character and emotions and it is immensely satisfying for me as a photographer to have the privilege to be a part of the day and to write that special story in images. It is amazing for me to think that the images I take will be there acting as a memory of a truly unique and special day for the Bride and Groom for so many years to come. France the land of love and romance. [Lot-et-Garonne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Dordogne wedding photography by Michael Mann of Nouvelle-Aquitaine France

I first got interested in photography while living in London, though it's hard not to with such an artistic community. After receiving my first DSLR as a present, I fell in love with the art and began reading numerous books on the subject. In 2013 I finished my photography course and now hold a Diploma of Photography from the International course providers "The Photography Institute". As a child, I loved going camping, surfing, and playing baseball, so I think that is where my passion for Landscape photography came from. But after looking for new photographic challenges, I had the opportunity to shoot a friend's wedding, since then I have loved being involved in one of the biggest days of the relationship of a couple and have now been a professional wedding & portrait photographer since 2014. [Dordogne Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1990 (EUR)
Pierre-Yves Queignec is a Paris wedding photographer for France

The creative and graphic sense of my pictures is for me a constant obsession, I play with lights, shadows, composition, speed, and colors. I do my best to deliver as many beautiful pictures as possible. Before the wedding, it is important for me to meet both of the bride and groom in order to build a bond of trust which will allow the couple to feel comfortable in front of me and my camera during the wedding day : the goal, as always is to capture natural moments of love, happiness, emotion, and complicity between the bride and groom. In love with my city (and also my wife!), I know Paris like my pocket and I love shooting love sessions, elopement weddings or engagement sessions with the couples in secret places in the "Paris des Lumières! » I am used to traveling in the countryside and also abroad if the future bride and groom need me to travel with them. I speak English, Italian, Spanish if you don't feel comfortable in French and, of course, I can travel as far as your wedding will bring you (even to the Moon and back)! [Paris Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wedding photo of the bride and groom at the reception party in Arcachon - France

Stephanie & Janko

Photo by Chrystel Echavidre

Chrystel you're perfect. Living abroad, you immediately put us in confidence with a skype call where we talked about our wishes and your way of working. You was very professional from start to finish. We talked about the timing and the agenda together to be sure to anticipate every key moment to capture. During the day you were very discreet and always smiling. I really trusted you and didn't need to worry about you at all, I knew you would take whatever it took. The photos we received were all very beautiful and we are delighted ! You knew how to capture a mix of details, overview and intimate moments. I would highly recommend your services ! Thank you again!

Angresse, France wedding reportage image of the bride and groom waving in the garden

Elodie & Gérard

Photo by Chrystel Echavidre

A big THANK YOU to you, you have shown great professionalism, you know how to capture emotions while making you forget. The photos are magnificent and above all very moving. Great job !! Thanks again!!!