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!

Italian Lakes Region Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Italian Lakes Region, Italy

Italian Lakes Region 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 14th, 2020
Malcesine Castle, Italy Elopement Photography | The wonderful view of the wedding ceremony, a few guests, and the lake
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

Elopement Photographers for Small Italy Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Italian Lakes Region 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 secret, quick, justice of the peace, 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 unique, casual, 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 Italian Lakes Region Couples

20 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Nino Lombardo, has a career in wedding and elopement photography...reportage and landscape

Enjoy your wedding day, Nino will photograph your most beautiful moments, the most exciting moments, the location and the colors that surround you, you and your friends and family will be the protagonists of an unforgettable photo story by Nino. No matter if your wedding is small, religious or silly, in Sicily or Australia, Nino photographs your emotions! Destination Wedding Photographer • From Sicily around the world Nino Lombardo, photographer Trapani class of '71, began his photographic career in the years of 1980 services and specializing in wedding photography...reportage and landscape photographer for over 10 years, the NPS (Nikon Professional Services) since 2004, is the author of several photographic books and appreciate fine artworks sold around the world. In 2001 he published his first book in Trapani dedicated to marriage: 'Emotions of Lights and Shadows, Reportage Wedding in a City'. Finally, an interesting personal research project is unique in its kind, built in 2002 in Spain during Semana Santa in Seville to understand and to compare the traditions associated with Easter processions in Sicily and Spain. Four of his shots in Argentina on this occasion are exhibited in the permanent exhibition in San Francisco's Museo Italo Americano. Among the most significant outstanding exhibits his solo show at the Gallery, The Salerniana Contemporary Art in 2003 in Erice. In addition to the shots with them for years, photographer Nino Lombardo, documenting the traditions of his homeland, one of the most significant reports of its portfolio to include some projects abroad: the work carried out in Madagascar in 2003's Association Trapani non-profit organization for the Third World, a documentary in India in 2004 to produce a marriage with Hindu ritual, in 2005 in Trapani's America's Cup, Special Louis Vuitton Cup (Act 8 & 9) and in Argentina in 2005's James Candela Music association. From 2006 to present are several couples from all over d'Nino Lombardo who chose Italy as a photographer for their wedding. In March of 2011, Nino undertook a study of Eastern traditions and customs through a report in Japan between Gheshe, Maiko, and tea houses. In 2011 he joined WPJA and later invited and chosen to become a member of other world-class associations of the best wedding photographers with award-winning prizes confirming him as a true artist and professional wedding photographer, almost unique in his Sicily. In 2012, Nino organizes an event at a Trapani Fish Market Ex. Everything dedicated to marriage, a supplier for every type, spotlighted detail, an open-air show open 24 hours a day. 'Al you needs is love'. A real success, never anyone in this area had organized a wedding event, or anything else that was open for 3 continuous days! In 2017 a 2nd place won in WPJA concludes once again the unique and creative Sicilian photographer! 2018 and 2017 - The WPJA proudly recognizes Nino Lombardo as a TOP 100 International Wedding Photographer. 2 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles 2018 - 4 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 9 an award-winning pre-wedding engagement - 3 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists 2019 - TOP Wedding Photographer Titles as a TOP 100 Photographer - 8 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 11 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits - 2 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists 2020 - 3 Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries [Trapani Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Liguria and Savona Wedding and Elopement Photography by Andrea Bagnasco, of Italy

I'm a keen observer. I've always been. I remember my mom kept telling me not to stare at people when I was a kid. I don't seem to have listened as I keep staring at people, only now I do it through the viewfinder of my camera. My interest in photography started back in the mid-'80s when I was barely a teenager. I saved for over a year to afford my first camera, which was a Nikon FM2 with a 50mm lens. A fully manual, film camera that I still own to this day and that still takes perfectly good pictures. It was a time when cameras and photographs were both meant to last. Cameras were mostly mechanical machines and photographs were physical prints, created on film and impressed on paper. There was something tangible about taking a picture and pictures, even normal family vacation pictures, were taken to make a statement. I remember leaving for several days with my family and I could take with me 1 or maybe 2 rolls of film. That was 36 or 72 exposures total. So, pressing the shutter was something exciting that came at the end of a thoughtful process, which could take minutes or a split second, but still: taking a picture was making a statement. And if you think about it, these photographs are still around, be it in albums or boxes in the closet. It may be your pictures as a child or the pictures of your parents or grandparents. They are still doing their work of preserving a memory, of passing down to generations information about people who came before us. They are telling us who we are and where we come from. Fast forward a few decades, come digital sensors and smartphones and photography has radically changed, in that cameras seem to only last a few years before going obsolete and pictures are taken by the thousands, very few of which, if any, will ever be printed and stand any chance to be looked at by anyone in 10 years or more. Still, my job is to take photographs of weddings and I like to come from the bygone era of photography that was meant to last when the shutter was pressed to make a statement. That has stuck with me, even if I'm working with digital cameras and the 36 exposures roll has turned into a multi-thousand pictures capacity memory card. My mindset hasn't changed, the excitement of seeing all the elements come together to make the frame I am looking for and pressing the shutter, that hasn't changed either. I'm entering my 10th year as a professional wedding photographer now. It all happened almost by chance, when I was facing decisions about my 15 years long corporate career and my personal life had me rethink my professional path. I was asked to shoot a friend's wedding but I hadn't practiced photography since ages. I learnt photography technique when I was in my teens then put it aside as my hobby is and has always been guitars. So I borrowed a digital camera and took this people's wedding pictures without ever been taught how to shoot a wedding. I just went out there and took pictures of what I saw, without ever giving directions to anyone as I had no idea how things were supposed to be directed. It was documentary wedding photography without me knowing it. Turns out, everybody loved the pictures. I was loving guitars and music so much and hoping to be loved back but as it went, photography loved me more than guitars ever did. I had a talent and the responsibility of making it grow. In the meanwhile, I started my business. I already had the basic techniques down from my younger days, so I studied the work of the masters. Photographers that always appealed to me such as W. Eugene Smith, H. Cartier Bresson, Don Mc Cullin, Elliott Erwitt, Salgado and the more I studied, the more I discovered, the more books I acquired: Alex Webb, Fan Ho, Josef Koudelka, Bruce Gilden, Robert Frank, James Nachtwey among the others. The best way to improve your lexicon is to read books. Likewise for photography, studying the work of the masters on photography books is what develops your own photographic language. What educates your way of looking at things and crafting a picture, to make your statement. To this day, I've shot approximately 300 weddings. Anything from eloping couples and a pair of guests to 200+ people events. No matter how big and fancy or small and simple, it's always about telling the story of my clients through my pictures. It's about putting my photography lexicon to work to craft images that will be true to my clients, to their day, to their vision. They provide the content, I provide the style. Simple as that. [Savona Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Florence wedding and elopement photography by Laura Barbera of Tuscany, Italy

Hi, I’m Laura! Or maybe I should say “Hi, I’m a lucky girl” because my work is my greatest passion! I'm an Italian wedding photographer, based in my beloved Tuscany, but I love traveling and having the opportunity to tell the story of your wedding or elopement day wherever you want. I love spontaneity and people who have the courage to express their emotions, so my photographic style is a mix of photojournalistic wedding photography and romantic couple portraits, not posed but natural. I'm available for destination weddings in Italy: Tuscany, Val d'Orcia, Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Venice and wherever you want me to be with you. I have always been, since childhood, deeply attracted to people, intrigued by their actions, their thoughts, and especially by what they feel and express. I went to school with my little Nikon camera, one of the most fitting gift that my parents could do! I filled rolls with faces, situations, emotions … review photos helped me to settle the most beautiful memories. I remember that I tried to photograph the joy, the student spirit, the complicity, friendship, love … and still, today, reviewing those shots, I feel again the same feelings and emotions. In this way, I understand that the photograph has enormous power in the life of each of us. When I grow up, all this turns into a job, I’m a psychologist psychotherapist specializing in the use of photography as a tool of psychological insight. The transition to becoming a wedding photographer was by accident… To tell the stories of the people through images, was the completion and integration of my passions. I love… …Cooking, as the conviviality shared with loved ones …The summer, when I sip a glass of chilled white wine on the beach at sunset …The winter, when the noisy storms contrast with the silence of a book, a sofa, and a plaid …Playing hide and seek with my cat, I swear! …And say what I think even when it can sound inconvenient! I could not live without… …My few but trusted friends …My car …The fear that gives me the courage I think… …The sensibility, the determination, the curiosity, the accord with own emotions, the knowledge, the continuous research to discover and to expose ourselves, can move any mountain! …The Love, the real one, that has nothing to do with our unfulfilled needs, exist …But to live it authentically, first of all, we have to learn loving ourselves! [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Julian Kanz Italy Wedding and Elopement Photographer

When, at the age of 18, I entered Angela Merkel’s office to present myself, I couldn’t imagine that this lady would become the most powerful woman in the world one day. Back then, I worked as a photojournalist in Bonn and Berlin, Germany and that I photographed her for an interview. At that time I also had the honor to photograph Bill Clinton, Bono Vox from U2 and many more personalities. At that time it was about the single PHOTO – now it’s about the STORY. Sometime later, at the age of 23, I met Linda. The year after we got married and since then we live happily together, we have a little house in a small town on the sea, less than two kilometers from the pub where we met the first time. We have two adorable daughters, Emma is 11, Lena is 6 and life has been very good to me. One day, a friend of mine asked me to photograph his brother’s wedding. That was the moment when I discovered what I would do with love and passion over the next years. Every weekend I’m traveling not only Liguria and Tuscany but all Italy, Europe, and the world capturing much more than just the exchange of the rings or a signature under the register. It’s about the story of a day that is truly unique in life. How often does it happen that you invite friends and families, some see each other again after many years, to celebrate a big party together? It’s the uniqueness and the joy of that day that has always touched me. I remember the first time when Emma opened our wedding album. I was observing her while she was browsing the spreads and I realized the value these photographs will have one day. That big day often is the beginning of a life together, a time capsule which you will look at all the time with joy and pride. This value is priceless. I’d like to talk to you about your wedding. [Portofino Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2300 (EUR)
Andrea Sampoli is a wedding and elopement photographer of Italia - WPJA photography in Toscana and Siena

I’m a Tuscany wedding photographer based in Siena, but I work in all of Italy for weddings. I have taken photos for weddings in Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Milano, Como Lake, Rome, in the Chianti hills, in Val D’Orcia, and in many other beautiful italian locations. I have a reportage style in which a discrete approach, attention to details and spontaneity are the main ingredients. I always have this objective: to create a story through photos, a photo narration as faithful and natural as possible. That’s why from the beginning, I try to establish starting with the first contact with the future bride and groom, a rapport or feeling of confidence to create a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere that permits me to give life to natural and spontaneous photos full of meaning and sentiment. I was born in Siena in 1977. I graduated with a degree in political science and I obtained a doctorate in the history of European political parties. After working several years at the University of Siena, various events and my passion for photography led me to the decision to become a professional photographer. Shortly after starting my career as an exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer, I was fortunate enough to gain experience in the art world. I published for the magazines Play Boy Italy and Art Tribune and showed my photos at exhibitions at various art galleries ( Wikiarte, Magazzini del Sale). After the birth of my first daughter ( Maria Ludovica) my main focus became to be a Siena Wedding Photographer, a exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer and everywhere in Italy. I know every angle of my marvelous region: Siena, Florence, Arezzo and all of the beautiful villages and towns. San Gimignano, Chianti hills, Val d’Orcia and the Crete senesi hold no secrets for me. Other than wedding photography, I also teach at “ Studiumfotografia”, a school I created, where I advise many up and coming photographers. After the birth of my second daughter (Maria Luce), the University of Siena gave me the honor of the position of visiting lecturer of digital communications in photography. When I’m not working (rarely) I dedicate myself to my passions: naturally Ludi and Luce, but I also love watching movies, reading and I cannot live without music! Contact me for your Exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Milan wedding and elopement photography by Michela Bocciarelli, of Lombardy, Italy

I was born in 1984 in Italy and in particular in a very beautiful area of ​​Lombardy between Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and the splendid mountains that frame it. In high school, I decided to attend advertising graphics and at this juncture, I discovered "photography" when at the age of 18 I got my diploma I decided that I would look for a job only in this field that had fascinated me so much in school desks. I was lucky, my first job in a photographic studio introduced me to those who eventually became my partners in WeddingStudio, an adventure that we started in 2012, born of a common passion for wedding photography. Since then I am happy, it is really true what they say "if you like your job you will never work a day in your life"; telling emotions for me is a joy and seeing the satisfaction in the eyes of my clients at the delivery of work pure happiness. [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Lombardy and Milan is where you will find elopement and wedding photographer Stefano Ferrier

Hi, I’m Stefano Ferrier, sole photographer based in Milano, Italy. I work in Italy, Europe and worldwide. I’ve started my photography career in 2010, after various vicissitudes I went on to learn my studies in Photography from the Italian Institute of Photography, since 2000 to present a school leader in the field of vocational training in Italy. The studies about story of photography were for me a discovery on what had happened since 1839 up today; then I laid down the basics for my vocational path, a path that never ends since there are always new things to learn. There's also a lesson in every Wedding story. My beloved style is photojournalism, I love spontaneous and evocative emotions, sometimes i try to convert these moments in a creative beautiful way to capture things differently, I always challenge myself. Art has an advantage over the observed reality, has the power to transform it and surpass it. [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Massimiliano Beccati is working as a photographer, especially for weddings and elopements.

I was born in 1970 in a lovely place close to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, beautiful lakes of Northern Italy. Since I was a little boy I have been fascinated by “photography” and it is now twenty years that I have been working in this field. In the last fifteen years I have been working as a photographer, especially for weddings. In 2012, in Milan, I set up “WeddingStudio” together with other colleagues. I take photos of wedding days giving a “ photo journalistic” cut to my pictures. That is why I define myself as a “modern storyteller”. Telling stories and touching people through my pictures: that is what I love to do. That is my job and my passion. And when there is passion in what you do, you see the difference! I like thinking and telling about your wedding in a different way: the newlyweds have to live and enjoy every moment of that day and share every moment with their loved ones. That is why I like to become “invisible” and catch details, shades, glances, moods and going on gestures. My job is a wonderful job and every time that one of my pictures can stir up emotions or recollections in people looking at it I think that considering it as “wonderful” is still not enough... [Milan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Federico Pannacci photographs weddings and elopements in a reportage style all over Italy.

My name is Federico Pannacci, I’m a professional wedding photographer and lifestyle. I really love to fly and live in tuscany with my mate, my daughter and my red cat ( Spritz! ). I never liked my image on the mirror, I never felt my shape as something of photogenic, for these reason I met photography, it was the way to study how to express the shape of the life in the same way my heart and mind felt it. This is the reason why my photography is genuine and natural but contaminated from a dreamy and artistic trend. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Veneto and Venice Wedding and Elopement Photographer Carlo Bettuolo, of Italy

I'm a wedding photographer based in Venice Italy but I work all over Italy and abroad. I've been working in the wedding industry for the past ten years and I love what I do, I love to capture the happiest moments of my client's life and being part of all of that! My style is called "wedding reportage" or "wedding photojournalism" which means that I avoid static poses and I prefer to catch the real moments and even if I'll be with bride and groom for the entire wedding, they won't notice me. This way they can act normally without feeling weird in front of a camera. [Venice Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1100 (EUR)
Perugia wedding and elopement photography by Mirko Vegliò, Umbria Italy

My name is Mirko, I was born in Foligno where I live and work. Since I was a child I started to love photography, especially landscapes. It was a way for me to see wonderful places and to bring into focus aspects of my days and life. After some time, landscapes were no longer enough. I felt the need to interact with my subjects, to go deeper into things, to discover and to unravel, through my shots, the most real and often hidden aspects of what I saw. I started photographing people. I try to reveal their soul and personality. I love to portray especially young couples, families, children. I specialize mainly in photography for events and weddings: not only a profession but the desire to tell emotions and stories, to keep alive these unique and unrepeatable moments. Photographing means writing with light. It means capturing details, immersing oneself in the emotions of others, sharing moments of life and transforming them into evocative and suggestive images. I like to empathize and share emotions, immerse myself in stories, walk part of the way with the people who choose to look at their lives through my shots. My discreet and constant presence offers a genuine, true, and intense account of the most beautiful day of your life. My desire to tell stories through images stretches to the world of companies and businesses. With the creation of commercials and of promotional and institutional videos. These are fundamental tools that strengthen the brand and communicate the mission, vision, values, and flagship products of the company, to ensure an effective presence on different platforms, from television to social networks and internet sites. I still love environment and landscape photography, in line with my great passion for nature, for uncontaminated landscapes, for walks in the quiet of the mountain. I think that a personal encounter is irreplaceable, to create synergies and mutual understanding. Hence, I invite you to come and visit me in my studio, to have the pleasure of getting to know each other and collaborating. I wait for you! [Perugia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Damiano Salvadori is a pro photographer, specializing in London reportage weddings with his wife.

Yesterday... Whilst growing up I was fascinated by photography and occasionally I shot with my father Minolta and having fun to capture things around me, but that was an hobby. Then, when I met my wife Donatella, who is also passionate about photography and an old Polaroid, I decided, along with her, to immerse myself in this world full time and in 2011, after a month shooting around the United States we decided to move to London for a period to deepen the technical and open our mind to the reportage style. The Street Style in London has fascinated and the Reportage style catapulted us into another world, far away from the box of classic photography. We felt in love with it! We returned to Italy and in 2012 I decided to turn my hobby into a profession, specializing in wedding photography, focusing on spontaneity, on the 'not posing' and naturalness of a shot. Today... I am proud to be a professional photographer, specializing in wedding photography.I share this passion with my wife, life and photographs partner. I love to travel, discover new places, new people and habits, photographing everything that moves me and excites with my shots. Tomorrow... I hope to continue to express myself with photography...excite myself, as I do today, to the emotions of others. [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (EUR)
Tuscany and Florence are home to Donatella Barbera when she is photographing weddings in the Tuscan countryside.

I'm a destination wedding photographer. I'm excited to photograph weddings in the Tuscan countryside, but also to travel and discover new places, meet people and experience new cultures whilst photographing weddings around the world. I love naturalness and spontaneity and always look to capture emotions. I’m cheerful, outgoing, stubborn and resourceful. I love the good vibes and positive people. [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (EUR)
Portrait of Matteo Reni - a reportage wedding photographer for Italy

Taking pictures. It makes me happy. I started having fun at 8 yrs old when I got a Kodak Instamatic. My interest in wedding photography came shooting some friends' wedding, and has not run out yet. It's like breathing to me: I can't do without. I don't think the images before making them: I observe and snap, I follow the emotions and the light, in a continuous search for an unusual frame. Every marriage is an encounter with the beauty of a new story to remember, which totally involves my gaze and my heart and eventually becomes part of my own experience; and at the end a part of me remains, with photographs, inside this story. [Varese Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hour (EUR)

I’m Massimiliano Esposito, I was born in Rome, Italy. Photography was always my dream, my passion - a way to express myself. I love weddings, love to capture real emotions, real people, real life ; when family and friends are there for one reason only : to celebrate love. About my studio To realize my dream, in 2010 I’ve finally decided to open my own studio as a wedding photographer. In 2014 I’ve met my wife, who is also a photographer. 90% of the weddings we do together, so we can capture really everything, from two different point of view. After a while new dreams came up, new challenges. I’m always looking for something new, something that makes people say WOW. I never stop to experiment, new techniques, new places and I keep studying from the best photographers all around the world. I’m always motivated and at every wedding I do my best. On that day the only thing that matters is to give my clients a true, breathtaking, unique story through my photos. My style I’m trying to find the right balance between wedding photojournalism and portrait photography. They are both important on the same way. Wedding photojournalism is great, is fantastic. Is just so real, I shoot what happens : the real wedding, the real smiles, the real tears. But… everyone loves love stories. Photos which take your breath away. Everyone needs the portrait session, alone, just the bride and the groom where I can see their real love, the intimacy. Currently I live in Rome, so I serve all Italy but I prefer to consider myself as a destination wedding photographer so I travel all around the world for your wedding. [Orvieto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
 Italia / Lazio / Roma / Stefano Snaidero

Stefano Snaidero was born in Venice in 1979. His passion for photography develops following the footsteps of the great reporters Studia Reportage obtaining a Masters in Photojournalism at the Superior Institute of Photography in Rome and immediately starts working with the most important newspapers and national weeklies. From 2004 to 2008 he was photographer of the most important Italian photojournal agencies, creating exclusive services for Ansa, Contrasto, Grazia Neri and Prospekt. In the years 2006-2007 he was assistant photographer Mimmo Jodice with whom he worked for the realization of the book "Rome" published by Johan & Levi. In the world of photography and video ceremonies he has been working since 2003 with field training with the most important photographic studios in Rome where he refines a technique that combines the ability to capture unique moments of reportage, with the elegance and exclusivity of images typical of the fashion and the star system. Also in Rome, he founded the INESSE Handmade Photography® studio, which makes his distinctive trait of reportage, creating elegant, dynamic and high-quality images. "Mine is a work that comes from a strong passion, but that has given me a great responsibility: to transform into images of unrepeatable moments that will one day be your memories. Whether they are photographic or video, what I'm looking for is to make unique all the moments in which you will choose to have me at your side, trying with discretion to understand what makes your story unique." [Rome Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Italy - Siena wedding photography by Marco Vegni, of Tuscany
Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Prague wedding photography by Stepan Vrzala of Czech Republic

When I started university, I got a camera from my brother. I instantly fell in love with photography and within a year, I bought myself a "pro" camera and started shooting for a local fashion agency. It was a great job for a student and I learned so much about working with light and people, as well as all the editing, colors and composition. While I enjoyed the job I was aiming for a more photo journalistic approach in my shoots. Later, a friend called me and asked if I can shoot at a wedding. It was a life changing experience for me. I really enjoyed the shoot and later on I started to get calls from newlywed friends and friends of their friends... It was like an avalanche and I became fully immersed in the world of wedding photography. That was seven years ago. At the same time, I was deeply interested in yoga and zen and I was searching for the same approach in photography - creating a simple, clean and highly polished look, but still far away from overdone image alteration. I believe a good shot must stand on it's own and not on effects added in postproduction. Photojournalistic way of shooting works for me: I love to get the essence of the moment, to catch the magic of people’s interactions and emotions, as well as the atmosphere of the locations themselves. And I must admit I also love to hear my clients talk about how the images bring them back in time and make them re-live the best moments once again. I do not cover only weddings, I use my talent and experience to capture the beauty in life all around. I shoot people in love and their kids. I shoot portraits and I shoot bikes too. Don't laugh. Biking is a part of my life and naturally, I'm the one with a camera. Around the house or in Italy at the races, I shoot it. Actually, capturing racing bikers provided me a fantastic training to capture the peak of the moment. The other thing I deeply appreciate is architecture. I am glad for all the shoots for hi-end magazines, hotels and restaurants. Every new location brings in inspiration and I like to watch and study how the light changes the look and feel of the place. In a certain way, it affects my wedding photography too. I can quickly find the right spot and perspective to let the energy of the venue come alive in the shoot. It all just clicks. When not shooting, I spend most of my time with my friends and family, walking the dog in the forest and meadows. I read books, travel, visit art exhibitions, work on my bike and sometimes I visit my parents in the countryside and help them with the greenhouse. I bike, ski and swim. Life is good:) [Prague Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (EUR)
Portrait of Turin wedding photographer Alain Battiloro - Piedmont and Italy WPJA

I have always photographed. At the very beginning, I studied architecture, my obsession was to take perfect photographs. My problem was always the people who “soiled” the places, squares, and buildings that I photographed during my travels or exits. But then something changed. A bit like in "Ciàula discovers the Moon", the novel by Pirandello in which the miner boy once remains ecstatic by the beauty of the Moon despite having always had it in front his eyes but never really looked at, I fell in love with people. I studied photojournalism and learned how to tell the beauty of reality and people even in their imperfection, which is an essential part of the uniqueness and soul of everything. Over the years I then specialized in wedding photojournalism and family portraits. Basically, reportage photography consists of telling an event, a situation, a story. This approach applied by an important event such as a marriage or even a simple family moment is much more alive and personal, truer. Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the forefathers of photojournalism, once said that to photograph is to place the mind, the eyes and the heart on the same target line. I have always tried to make this sentence my own because if you manage to converge in a single photo, in addition to what you see the energy of a moment, the intensity of an emotion, the perception of an atmosphere, well, that's amazing! [Turin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)
Portofino wedding photography by Simone Primo of Liguria Italy

My name is Simone and I am a professional photographer specialized in reportage and wedding photography. In 2016 I started working alone opening the "Simone Primo Photography" studio. I was born in Genoa in 1987, alas I have just passed my thirties ... I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Ligury near Cinque Terre and Portofino. I am a curious person, I love to travel, every day I look for a way to marvel at something new, I observe the details, I am an extrovert, I like people and I always lose myself in a thousand talks with anyone and under any circumstances. At the same time, they are also very thoughtful and sensitive, characteristics that I place halfway between the strengths and weaknesses. I drink more coffee than I can count and I have an unbreakable bond with the sea. I have to be honest: I got serious about photography quite late during my university studies. At that time I was constantly shooting and everything around me seemed perfect to be photographed: from the landscapes to the flowers, from the friends to the high and narrow alleys of Genoa up to the sunsets - yes, even those - and the sunrises (the latter much more rarely. Photography has become more and more powerful in my life, but I soon realized that something was missing in my shots. In addition to having to refine the technique, it was necessary to develop a narrative: I had the feeling that my photographs told little and often each was separate from the others. More importantly, I’m a human being who loves his job (I’m so happy for you about this), snowboarding and not totally sucking and it, watching Netflix on the sofa before sleeping and eating way too much pasta and ice-cream. [Portofino Wedding Photographer]

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Words can't express how thrilled we are with your photos! You captured our day perfectly and the range of emotions that we experienced that day. Our friends and family also can't get enough of the pictures; we receive so many compliments on your beautiful work. Both of our parents display the photos all over their houses, and our grandparents, aunts and uncles have all requested copies. When we were choosing a photographer for our wedding, we really wanted someone whose work was artistic and unique; your portfolio not only met, but exceeded that requirement. Thank you, also, for being so wonderful to work with. We really enjoyed getting to know you over email prior to meeting you in person, and especially appreciated your willingness to listen to our thoughts and ideas. During our engagement session, we were so impressed that you were able to make us feel comfortable not only with you, but with being photographed. That's not easy to do for us, as we're both a little camera-shy. Thank you again for an amazing experience. We love to look at our wedding book and remember Prague and all the special moments from that week. If you're ever in NYC or in the New England area, we'd love to have you photograph our family - if we have kids at that time. :) There's no one that could do it better than you! Or, we could just visit Prague again and come to you. Either way, it would mean a lot to us to work with you again.

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My husband, George, and I would like to tell you what an awesome job you did for our wedding. They are absolutely stunning!!! The photos are beyond my expectation! You are truly wonderful and talented, and have done a spectacular job. Words can't describe how happy we are with your work. You really captures the spirit and the feeling of that day and gave us some everlasting memories. Every time we look at the pictures, those great memories come right back. We have received so many wonderful compliments that people often ask to hire you and sad to find out you are not in the US. The photo book you made for us was very special and of high quality. It showcased our wedding so well that it allowed us to share those special moments with our friends who were not there. It will certainly become a family treasure for years to come. Thank you again and we truly appreciate your exceptional work. ,

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We are so happy we hired you to photograph our wedding day. When we saw samples of your work on your website we were certain you could deliver what we wanted, but the actual results completely exceeded our expectations. We love the lighting, colours and framing in every photo. The candid shots during our wedding breakfast are wonderful, particularly during the speeches – they really take me back to those moments. We felt comfortable with you throughout the day and loved your ideas for a photo session roaming around Prague to make use of the stunning picturesque backgrounds. The city is so close to my heart and is captured forever as a main player of one of the most special days in my life. Speaking of special days – we gave birth to our beautiful daughter last November and would love to have you take some photos of her when we’re next in Prague! Keep up the good work. We will always recommend you to anyone who needs an approachable, competent, professional and fantastically talented photographer.

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