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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Alberta Wedding Photographers

Alberta Wedding Photographers

Find Alberta photographers serving: Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Banff

Alberta Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Alberta 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 Alberta, 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 Alberta elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Alberta 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, Alberta documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

Elopement Photographers for Small Alberta Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Alberta 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.

Canada WPJA members are ready to document any courthouse, 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 symbolic, modern, boutique, 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 Alberta Couples

5 Alberta Wedding Photographers...

Ontario / Brampton wedding and elopement photography by Aniket Sananse of Canada

Aniket Sananse

Brampton in Ontario, CA *Now booking Alberta weddings.
2000 (CAD)
Canada Wedding Photographer, Jessica Schlamp

Jessica Schlamp

Kelowna in British Columbia, CA *Now booking Alberta weddings.
4200 (CAD)

Alberta Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Alberta Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by Alberta Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Alberta wedding photos.

Alberta Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A Winter Alberta Engagement Session. Lake Louise couple run to each other on the frozen water
Lake Louise Engagement. A young Alberta couple posing during a pre wedding portrait session in the Banff National Park and hug at the frozen Lake
A pre wedding photoshoot from Minnewanka Lake in Banff showing a Couple in love celebrating their love
Minnewanka Lake post proposal portraits from a Banff couple engagement session in BW by the woods
Banff post proposal photography showing a smiling Alberta Freshly engaged couple in love
Moraine Lake post proposal engagement session with an Alberta wedding photographer showing the couple with her red dress perched on a rock over the lake
Minnewanka Lake post proposal engagement session with a Banff wedding photographer showing a couple holding hands, walking in the winter snow near a frozen lake
A Moraine Lake lifestyle couple photo session in Alberta, Canada with the two enjoying a beautiful morning and the views of the mountains and trees

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Alberta wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Alberta 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.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Alberta 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 Alberta wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Alberta wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Alberta wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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