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!

Grand Est Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Grand Est, France

Ardennes, Aube, Bas-Rhin, Haute-Marne, Lorraine, Metz, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Vosges

Grand Est 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 France Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Grand Est 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, secret, civil ceremony, 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 non-traditional, boutique, romantic, 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 Grand Est Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

France wedding and elopement photography by Lucille Gaumard for Grand Est, Moselle and Metz

Hello, it's me, Lucille! I am 32 but feel like I was 10 yesterday! I grew up in the Paris area, travelled abroad for studies and work before settling in the eastern part of France near Luxembourg. I love my little city of Metz where I enjoy life's little pleasures such as a drink at a terrace, exhibitions, and concerts. I started photography during family gatherings and fell in love with documentary photography. A never dreamed of a fairy tale wedding for myself, so I never thought of a career as a wedding photographer! One day I photographed a friends' wedding and discovered it was such an exciting playground for a photographer. I love sharing this special day with you, capturing all these little moments and offer you timeless memories. [Metz Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1250 (EUR)
Haut-Rhin Wedding and Elopement Photography by Nicolas Bernard, of Grand Est, France

Journalist and reporter-professional photographer for ten years, touches all of communication, graphics and multimedia, I define myself today as a sensor of emotions, whether by the clichés that I realize or by the words that slide under my fingers. Each wedding photography that I make is for me a moment that I capture as well with my eyes as with my heart I appreciate above all the energy that emanates from human relationships. The one that makes us all vibrate, cry, stress, hope or laugh. An energy and multiple emotions that we meet on the day of her marriage. For a long time, I thought this statement was overrated. Then I got married myself. I lived the experience from the inside. And there, I understood. I understood what some people call "The most beautiful day of your life". Still, I'm a dad of a wonderful little girl. For me, the most beautiful moment I could live was his birth. When I got married, I realized we could do as well, but longer. A moment that lasts hours and hours; we have the feeling that he will never stop. In my case, it lasted two days. A weekend that I savored as much as I could so much energy and love were huge. My wife and I often dream of going back. Relive, once again, all that people who love you have to offer you: their personality, their humor, their kindness, their madness, their tenderness. We try to engrave all these moments in our mind hoping never to forget them. If you read this, it's because you too have this ambition. You will want to remember the beautiful story you are going to live that day. That's good, I'm here for that ;-). [Haut-Rhin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1490 (EUR)
Strasbourg wedding and elopement pictures by Marck Yvan, a Alsace based photographer from Grand Est
Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Bas-Rhin and Strasbourg wedding photography by Laurent Brisson Alsace Grand Est France

Born in Saint-Nazaire in 1988, I grew up in Alsace, traveled to France, and some exotic regions, then returned to settle in Strasbourg as a photographer. From a very young age I hid in me a sensibility on the surface, and photography was for a long time a means of exchange with my environment. This sensitivity that I saw younger as a social obstacle, it is today my strength. Capturing the moment, the subtlety of light effects, a gaze that speaks more than words ... Making photography my job was quickly obvious. I love this job because it leads me to capture moments of joy, emotions, life in its purest form. I love it even more when the image on which the gaze is posed is enough to awaken the essence of the moment. [Strasbourg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
900 (EUR)
Vosges destination wedding photographer Julien Maria, Grand Est, France

Ten years in computer science and one burn-out later...I decided to travel for one year around the world. We are in 2012 and I buy my first camera. Ma passion for photography is born. In 2014, the best friend of my father invited me and my camera to his wedding. A BIG revelation to me, observation, instinct, moment, story... I love stories, I love moments, I love people, I love travel. I'm French, working in Nancy, and worldwide. I'm 35 with 2 wonderful little boys :) [Vosges Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Samuel Berthelot is most at home when shooting wedding photos in Luxembourg

A few years back, I was already an established landscape photographer when my cousin asked me to photograph her wedding. When I do things, I'm 100% committed. My first move was to read tons of articles about wedding photography and to go through hundreds of images to get a grasp of what to do and what not to do. I was highly influenced by the great Tyler Wirken and his journalistic approach. On top of learning a few tricks from his blog, I also bought the right gear, a 35mm prime lense. The smile on my cousin's face when she saw her photos was so rewarding that I decided to shoot more weddings and soon after it became a full-time job. Over the years, I have developed my ability to be at the right place at the right time, by anticipating every moment of a wedding. This helps me to capture all the emotions going on on the big day. Shooting weddings has had a great influence on my approach to photography and my personal life. I now apply the same principles when I take pictures of my own baby-girls: my wife is so grateful to have souvenirs of these candid family moments. This is why I take so much pride in documenting weddings, because I know how important these moments are for the bride and groom. [Luxembourg Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
250/hour (EUR)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

1200 Euro

Wedding Photographer: Adrian Hancu

Strasbourg, United States

Born in Chisinau, Moldova (Ex-URSS). Law school education followed by a premature love affair with photography. Freelance photographer since 2003. Over the years, I fulfill my clients’ expectations by combining a natural intuition and keen eye...

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