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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. 

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Featured California - Central Wedding Elopement Photographers

Planning for a small marriage ceremony in California - Central? The best California - Central wedding and elopement photographers are members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Search this site for links to award-winning, documentary-style wedding images, links to venues, and view photographers by region to find info on their rates and packages.

Page Last Updated September 27th, 2021

Big Sur, California Elopement image of the couple crossing the road
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Kate Hampson, Los Angeles, United States

Big Sur, California

The bride and groom cross the road hand in hand, on their way to their intimate ceremony surrounded by family.

Like many couples this year, an elopement was not Ruby and Tyler’s first choice. For a Plan B, this did not turn out too bad! 

With the permits only allowing 10 guests, they had to be very frugal with their invitations. On a beautiful misty day in March, they were married on a cliffside in ...

Outdoor wedding portrait of the couple at Wind and Sea Estate Venue, Big Sur, California - Elopement Image by Joyce Perlman
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Joyce Perlman, San Francisco, United States

Wind and Sea Estate Venue, Big Sur, California

The bride and groom pose for a powerful, emotion-filled portrait atop the bluffs of the Pacific Coast. They rest in each other's arms, knowing that their dreams of becoming husband and wife had finally come true.

When Claire and John got engaged, they began planning a dream wedding that would take place during a weekend getaway to Mendocino in June 2020. They had no idea that a global pandemic was on the horizon. When the COVID-19 virus arrived and changed everything, they...