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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Alabama Wedding Photographers

Alabama Wedding Photographers

Find Alabama photographers serving: Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Auburn, Decatur, and all of AL

Alabama Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Alabama wedding photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Alabama, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Alabama elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Alabama photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Alabama documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small Alabama Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Alabama 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.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any justice of the peace, 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 unique, romantic, religious, 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 Alabama Couples

4 Alabama Wedding Photographers...

Cindy Brown Photography

Cindy Brown

Atlanta in Georgia, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2700 (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso

Buford in Georgia, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2800 (USD)
Texas wedding and elopement photography by Kristin Bednarz

Kristin Bednarz

Slaton in Texas, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2000 (USD)
Color wedding photography by Iris Hu

Iris Hu

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
3500 (USD)

Alabama Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Alabama wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Alabama marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Alabama engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Photo of a man using a sword to uncork a bottle of champagne by a Birmingham, AL wedding photographer.
Birmingham wedding photographer captured this photo of a white cake topped with purple flowers beautifully displayed in front of green wall covered in many shelves and vases
Birmingham wedding photographer captured this photo of a little girl excitedly getting her hair curled before the wedding begins

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Alabama wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Alabama photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Alabama wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Alabama wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Who are the best Alabama wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Alabama documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Alabama WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Bride and groom exit the Mary Gay House in a shower of bubbles

Sarah and Adam

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy: I can’t tell you how much we appreciate all the wonderful photos you took— somehow, they are all both absolutely stunning and truly capture the people, emotions, and experience of our wedding. None of the photos feel forced, and they all make me smile. I can’t tell you how much it means to see myself in these photos— looking natural, beautiful, and, above all, happy!

Maggie & Tim

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, greetings from St. Kitts! Tim and I just watched the slideshow a couple times, and the pictures are FAN-TAS-TIC! Love love love them. Kudos to you and Sharon, and we can't wait to see more. Hope you guys are doing well. Maggie

Kate & Kyle

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, Thank you SO MUCH. This is amazing and we couldn't be happier. We're so grateful for the way you captured our special day. With abundant gratitude, Kate and Kyle