Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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!

Tuscany and Siena wedding photography by Gianfranco Bernardo of Italy
Photo by: 
Luis Garvan
180/hour (EUR)

Gianfranco Bernardo


My goal is to make your wedding unforgettable with spontaneous and amazing photographs.
I love music and have studied piano and opera singing since I was a child.
At the age of 22, I was keyboardist and backing vocalist on the tours of Pino D’Angiò, the singer of "Che idea" and other Italian hits from the 80s.
As a boy, I often looked at my parents' wedding album which was full of posed photos. I recall wanting to see more dynamic photos and more emotions.
I longed to savor the happiness that was certainly in the air, but that was not conveyed in those static photos.
A few years later, I started photographing my parents and my friends in various moments of their lives. I began telling the stories of people around me, including friends and relatives, but also simple people, passersby on the street.
All this has made me feel good and I have never stopped taking pictures since!

1 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

2 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

True Love Captured Awards from Real Weddings - TLC

Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries (1)

Gianfranco Bernardo chronicles small weddings and elopements from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other wedding day. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, and telling the real story behind the elopement day. Below are wedding elopement story awards for Gianfranco Bernardo.