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!

Studio portrait of Potenza wedding photographer Michele Abriola - Basilicata Italy
Photo by: 
Nora Canfield, Nashville-Tennesee USA
2000+ (EUR)

Michele Abriola


Every day I like to discover something new...get excited about something new.
I have always loved photography, the sincere one, full of unrepeatable moments, authentic and rich in feeling, the true glue.
I am a reporter, I have chosen to document weddings as unique events with a personal style.
I like to follow every single detail from shooting to editing and post-production, for these reasons I have chosen to do not more than 20 weddings per year.
I also make reportage around the world and during years I have done several works most of them published and awarded.
Here are some of my awards:
Finalist at IPIC International Italian Photo Contest
Finalist at Italian Street Photo Festival
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Street
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Fashion
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Portrait
Winner at M.I.F.A. Events
Finalist at London Photo Festival
Finalist at London Urban Photo
Special nominee at I.P.A. 2016 “The Family of Man”
Honorable mentions at Portrait Photo Gallery
Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3
Honorable mentions Monochrome award
Nominee at the International Spider Award
Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Fashion
Nominee at the International Color Awards
Nominee at the International Spider Award
Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3
Honorable mentions I.P.A.
Winner of “solo exhibition” at the 15th China International Photographic Art Exhibition category Reportage
Honorable mentions at M.I.F.A.
Finalist of the World Photographic Cup
Honorable mentions I.P.A.

I am also QIP-QEP certified photographer.

5 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists