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. 

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Featured Nevada Wedding Elopement Photographers

Planning for a small marriage ceremony in Nevada? The best Nevada 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 January 16th, 2021

Outdoor Elopement Photo from the first dance at a State Park Ranch - Image by Kimmi Cranes
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Kimmi Cranes, Lake Tahoe, United States

Dangberg Historic Ranch Home and Park, Minden, NV

Their first dance was a sweet event with live violin as the music.

Lacy contacted me months ago asking about an intimate, family-only elopement due to their original wedding plans being canceled by the pandemic. She researched a few places and ultimately decided on the Dangberg Historic Ranch, an old private heritage site in Minden, NV. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains, the ranch provided a beautiful setting...

Intimate wedding ceremony image from a private, family Elopement - Photo by Lauren Lindley
Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Lauren Lindley, Lake Tahoe, United States

North Lake Tahoe - Incline Village, NV

The bride and groom share a first kiss at the end of their ceremony.

Jina, Lucas, and I originally bonded over bikes: a love of them, the desire to ride them as much as possible, and the idea that bikes belong in every part of your life. This includes your wedding! Their original plan was to get married at Roundhill Pines, have everyone bike down the bike path to a cocktail hour at the Nevada beach pavilion, and ultimately, end up in the backyard of the Basecamp Hotel, which...

Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Lauren Lindley, Lake Tahoe, United States

Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe, NV

Michael and Sarah enjoy their portrait session on the beach at Zephyr Cove Resort at Lake Tahoe, NV.

They wanted a perfect day, all to themselves. They took a cruise on a boat across Lake Tahoe, ate donuts, read their vows to each other, danced in privacy under a gazebo, and, for Michael’s big add, played disc golf.  Sarah and Michael spent a good amount of time setting up their ceremony in a meaningful way with items that were important to their relationship, which...

Elopement and Wedding Photographer: Chris Werner, Lake Tahoe, United States

Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada

The groom and bride look at one another during their small wedding ceremony. Lake Tahoe is in the background. The rain clouds are moving closer and the light on the lake is becoming more dramatic.

Shirin and Daniel wanted a simple wedding in a beautiful location. Because they both love the outdoors, and had enjoyed visits to Lake Tahoe together, they decided Sand Harbor would be the right place to exchange vows. Some couples frown upon wedding day rain for its potential to upset plans...