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!

Ticino Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Ticino, Switzerland

Bellinzona, Lugano

Ticino 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 8th, 2020
Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Photos | The bride walks down the aisle with her father, surrounded on either side by their guests
July 7th, 2020
Private Farm, Brazil Elopement Photography | The bride and groom, together with their brothers and family
July 6th, 2020
Palazzo Goldoni, Chioggia (Venice) Elopement Photographer | The groom is waiting for the bride at the ceremony venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Switzerland Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Ticino 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 civil ceremony, small, themed, 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 casual, unique, modern, 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 Ticino Couples

3 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Italy Wedding Photos by Alessandro Arena - Tradate

Born in 1974, in Catania, Alessandro Arena has clear ideas: taking pictures means "writing with light". A passion with distant roots, handed down from the maternal grandfather, that Alessandro has been able to transform into professionalism with study and experience. Light, attention to moments and attention to detail: these are the simple ingredients that make his style unique. A style recognized by one of the most prestigious trade associations, the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), of which it is an official member. Alessandro's artistic research focuses on the story and how a whole story can be told through the still image of a given moment. Photographing the naturalness of what is happening to add a touch of charm and elegance, this is Alessandro Arena Photographer. [Varese 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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Professional wedding and travel photographer based in Turin, Italy. He has made official documentation for important events and his photographs have been published in numerous websites, magazines, national and international newspapers including La Stampa, Repubblica, Tribe, Famiglia Cristiana, Sydney Morning Herald, Washington Post, BBC news, South China Morning Post. [Turin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1550 (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