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France Elopement Photographers

France is one of the best places to elope in the world. Known for its rolling hills, sweeping plains, and picturesque mountains, France is picturesque and probably one of the best destination elopement destinations. Whether you’re planning an intimate city wedding in Paris, Lyon, or Marseille, or an adventure elopement at Parc National des Calanques, Mont Blanc, Gorges de l’Ardeche, or Parc National des Ecrins, these talented elopement photographers in France and Paris are ready to capture your big day. All Wandering Weddings photographers are available for both in-state nuptials or destination weddings across the globe.

These photographers are based in France or work there full-time, specializing in Paris elopement and the surrounding areas.

Hiring a French Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

Eloping is a new concept to some, but it’s picked up in the last couple of years. A lot of couples are realizing how intimate and cost-effective it can be to plan an elopement. Some even plan their elopements and honeymoons together, which is why we love our destination locations such as France. Imagine saying “I do” overlooking the Eiffel Tower, exploring together, and then continuing right on to your honeymoon. 

You can even plan a small micro-wedding ceremony and invite your closest family and friends to keep things intimate. Imagine just 10 people witnessing your vows instead of over 100. Imagine renting a picturesque Airbnb to get ready all together and then celebrate afterward. Many of our elopement photographers based in France are pros when it comes to both elopements and small weddings. Don’t let the term “elopement” deter you from teaming up with an amazing destination photographer for your future Paris adventure. 

Q&A For Your France Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Does an Elopement Photographer Cost For My Elopement in France?

The average investment for a photographer in France will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In France, you’ll find photographers charging from $2,000- $8,000 for elopement coverage. One of the biggest determining factors of an elopement photographer will always be the amount of hours of coverage. If you want a full-day or multi-day adventure, that will be more expensive than a ceremony and two hours of adventuring nearby. 

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at local Airbnb with a view of France’s countryside and portraits after the ceremony – $2,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones at the Eiffel Tower plus portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $4,500
  • A multi-day adventure exploring the Alps in France. – $8,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?

Elopement photographers are more hands-on and tend to wear more “hats” when compared to traditional wedding photographers, especially when you plan an epic adventure. When you team up with a photographer make sure to ask, “What’s included in your France elopement package?”

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Travel expenses
  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Officiant and witness protocol (if you are both from the States, then we highly recommend planning a commitment ceremony instead)
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Wedding albums

Keep in mind that not all photographers will include everything from this list in their packages. 

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for My France Elopement?

This depends on what YOU want on your wedding day. We have had plenty of couples hire only a photographer (and videographer), and they had an amazing time.

With that being said, you can 100% outsource and hire more elopement vendors to help you. Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, videographer, florist… You can even “elope” at a wedding venue in France! The sky’s the limit.

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated France photographer who they recommend.


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