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!

Matera Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Matera, Basilicata

Matera 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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
July 3rd, 2020
Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland Elopement Photographer | The bride and groom listen to the words of their celebrant
July 2nd, 2020
Joure, Netherlands Elopement Photographer | the couple sits between an iPad and their phone so that their guests could watch and listen via Zoom
July 2nd, 2020
Kempinski Hotel The Palm, Dubai Elopement Photographer | The beautiful, intimate ceremony location

Elopement Photographers for Small Basilicata Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Matera 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, pop-up, city 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 non-traditional, outdoor, 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 Matera Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Taranto wedding and elopement photography by Marco Colonna of Apulia Italy

Hi, my name is Marco Colonna, I live and take pictures every minute of my days. I was born in Cosenza in 1984 in a neighborhood in the city center. I define myself as a dreamer, I love to observe, I am curious and I look for simplicity. I was very young when I started to take an interest in photography, but it was the scouting experience that stimulated me and led me to cultivate this passion. With the passage of time, it has evolved, taking on the forms of a dream in which to believe. Photography has always intrigued and excited me, not only for its strong ability to convey emotions but above all for its great power to tell stories. In life as in photography, there is always something to learn so I am always looking for something new. I am fascinated by the beauty, emotions, spontaneity, and wonder that can emerge at any time of the day. I like to capture these moments with naturalness and respect because they are destined to last over time. On the day of the wedding, I tell the day as it was lived, trying to bring back the joy, love, and emotions of the spouses. [Taranto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Taranto wedding photography by Francesco Gravina of Apulia, Italy

I am a destination wedding photographer. Over the years I focused on the world of weddings and from 2006 I finally started to express my ideas and creativity through reportage photography, or known as photojournalism. Exchanges, workshops, and collaborations with other colleagues in recent years, led me to the conclusion that much heart, and an almost invisible presence of the photographer during the event, creates best results for a real wedding reportage. A beautiful picture is something so subjective. It doesn’t have to be technically perfect to be beautiful, yet it needs to be able to re-evoke unique moments and feelings. In one single image, there is so much to say and, even more, transmit to those who look at it, again and again in time. I am a very sensitive person, one of those lucky who get excited while waiting of the bride, or enchanted in front of a kiss at the sunset. And I like to get involved emotionally in front the love stories of my couples, this is the secret of the success of my “Photo Wedding Stories”. [Taranto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (EUR)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Jan & Maria

Photo by Francesco Gravina

Dear Francesco, It has been a month when Jan and I made our vows to each other. When we look back on our photos, it’s like reading the book of our great love story. The photos will always remind us how happy and emotional we were and how much fun everybody had. The joy of sharing the pictures and memories with family and friends increased when everyone said to be sincerely impressed by the beauty of our pictures. The creativity and attention to detail you possess shines through in all our photos. In a natural way, you have captured perfectly the beauty and spirit of the most special day of our lives. Thank you for transforming our wedding photos into works of art. Francesco, you are an excellent photographer; you have a great eye to capture a romantic scene and mood. Next to that, you are great to work with: friendly, enthusiastic, sharing emotions … We are happy to know you and to have you as our photographer. The best compliment we can give you is advising you to people we know, what we will do gladly. Thank you for giving us such beautiful memories of our wedding. Sincerely, Jan & Maria