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. 

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Mantua Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Mantua, Lombardy

Mantua Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our Italy 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small Lombardy Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Mantua 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 themed, secret, town hall, 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 outdoor, boutique, 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 Mantua Couples

4 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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)
Brescia wedding and elopement photography by Alessandro Di Noia of Lombardy, Italy

I was born in Milan in 1980, my father worked in Associated Press and from the first day of my life I breathed news photography, so obviously when I had to choose which high school to attend I chose photography. After the study I worked for a few years as a printer in a black and white dark room. In 2003, tired of printing photos of others, I quit my job and I started working as an assistant for several photographers. In 2007 I opened my business and I dedicated myself to wedding photography, I immediately tried to offer a service as spontaneous as possible, convinced that over the years the couple will want to find on their album the people to them care, and not pages of portraits of the spouses. For the rest I read a lot of books, I play the electric guitar badly and try to dedicate my time to the important people of my life. [Brescia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Federico Rongaroli wedding reportage fotografo Brescia Italia

Hello, I'm Federico! I was born in 1983. My passion for photography was born when I was a child, and I have been a wedding photographer since 2013. I became a wedding photographer because I love to tell stories with my photos with a fresh, natural and spontaneous photographic style. My mission is to deliver photos to you that will give you the same emotions of the day of your marriage forever. [Brescia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (EUR)

Wedding Venues from Mantua

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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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

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

Sabrina & Alex

Photo by Alessandro Di Noia

Dear Ale, We have received your pictures last week! They are absolutely amazing! We could not have imagined better pictures of our beautiful day!!!!!! They are more than we had hoped for and a beautiful memory of our wedding. Thank you so much!!! And thanks for the book!!! We love it!!! I really don't know how to say thank you for all you have done for us. We really hope to see you again - maybe at the next wedding :) Thanks again for these great wedding pictures! We really enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again! Until then, all the best!!! Alex and Sabrina (the happiest wedding couple ever!)

Villa Angeli - Pegognaga - Mantova Wedding Pictures

Maria Letizia e Fabio

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabrizio, we had participated in your photography course and when we decided to get married we had no doubts about the choice of the photographer! We were sure that the passion you transmitted to us during the course would be the same that you would have used to capture our day. With these few lines we just wanted to say: THANK YOU! Thank you because you immediately got in tune with us. You proved very helpful, giving us valuable advice to make everything go for the best. Thank you because you started your work long before the day of the ceremony. Your inspections at the church, at the villa and where we would have prepared ourselves, were fundamental for not having surprises or unexpected events on the wedding day ... you had calculated everything! Thanks for your "stolen" shots: during the whole wedding you have been discreet, managing to “blend in” perfectly among our guests but at the same time always present to capture unforgettable moments. Thank you because you stayed until the end, not missing a moment of the whole day, indeed, by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you! Maria Letizia and Fabio by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you! Maria Letizia and Fabio by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you!

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

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

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

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

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