Arizona Wedding Photographers

Arizona Wedding Photographers

Our Arizona photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Alpine, Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe, Flagstaff, Payson, Sedona, Colorado Plateau, Grand Canyon National Park, Seven Natural Wonders, Sun Belt, Papago Park, Desert Botanical Gardens, Superstition Mountains, Usury Mountain Park, Tempe Town Lake, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Salt River, South Mountain, and throughout AZ

Arizona Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Arizona - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Arizona photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Arizona elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Arizona Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Arizona 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 DIY - do it yourself, secret, pop-up, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Arizona Wedding Venues

17 Arizona Wedding Photographers...

Laura Segall is an award-winning Arizon wedding photographer who has experience at capturing the moments on wedding days. She holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has had her photography published in The New York Times, People Magazine, Phoenix...

2800 (USD)
Arizona wedding photography by Rebekah Sampson

Rebekah Sampson is an Arizona wedding photographer specializing in timeless portraits and emotion-filled documentation. She collaborates with two exceptional women to creatively capture your wedding or elopement day. Married with three children, she finds joy in gardening...

8000 (USD)
Colorado engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Sean Lara

Sean Lara is a wedding photojournalist with a unique approach, blending creativity and storytelling to capture wedding day moments. Based in the Rocky Mountains, he is highly skilled in engagement portrait photography and artistic wedding portraits.

Sean Lara

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2250 (USD)
California wedding photography by Brett Butterstein

Based in Southern California, Brett Butterstein is a highly skilled wedding photojournalist with a background in photojournalism and extensive experience in newspaper photography. With his keen eye for detail and ability to capture raw emotions, he is the ideal choice for...

Brett Butterstein

Encinitas in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3500 (USD)
USA hiking, rock climbing, Adventure Wedding Photographer Traci Edwards

Traci Edwards, a skilled wedding photojournalist, combines her artistic background and expertise in wedding logistics, to capture the most authentic and memorable moments for couples starting their journey in marriage.

Traci Edwards

Maple Falls in Washington, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
6900 (USD)
Kevin Bergthold, adventurous wedding photographer of Berg Berg Photography Studio

Kevin Bergthold is a seasoned wedding photojournalist with a unique perspective honed through his love for skateboarding and punk rock. Together with his wife Michelle, they founded Berg Berg Photography in 2021.

Kevin Bergthold

Golden in Colorado, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3000 (USD)
CA Engagemen, Wedding and Elopement Photography by Tyler Vu

Northern California wedding photographer, Tyler Vu, combines a background in graphics design with a simple philosophy to capture life as it happens. With a keen eye for composition and a focus on capturing meaningful moments, Tyler thrives on immortalizing the details and...

Tyler Vu

San Jose in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
4000 (USD)
Chicago wedding and elopement photography by Milan Lazic of Illinois United States

In the journalistic-style approach, Milan Lazic, a visual storyteller and owner of WS Photography, discovered his passion for images while in high school. A momentous occasion at age 18, capturing his first wedding with an analog camera, sparked his desire to delve into the...

Milan Lazic

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower, an acclaimed photojournalist, and Pulitzer Prize nominee, focuses on capturing the essence of US destination weddings. His unobtrusive approach allows him to preserve poignant and genuine moments, resulting in personal and profound imagery.

Carl Bower

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar is a skilled wedding photojournalist and engagement portrait photographer, specializing in capturing authentic and emotional moments. With a background in documenting life events, Loren's passion for photography grew after mastering manual mode.

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2200 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Thinh Phan

Thinh Phan, a wedding photojournalist and creative engagement portrait photographer, brings a flair for capturing couples' vibrant personalities in bold and colorful outdoor portraits. With a background in design and a passion for photography, Thinh skillfully crafts...

Thinh Phan

in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay is a traveling wedding photographer addicted to shooting small-ish, untraditional weddings worldwide. With a background in freelance photography since 2002, Jared has honed his skills in capturing authentic and unique moments.

Jared Lindsay

Fort Worth in Texas, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2100 (USD)
Destination weddings and elopement photography by Dennis Mock

Dennis Mock, a talented documentary wedding photographer, brings his background in sports and architectural photography to create captivating compositions. Recognized and awarded by professional photography associations, he has also received prestigious honors from Kodak...

Dennis Mock

San Diego in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Sierra Dawn

Sierra Dawn is a USA-based traveling wedding photographer. Her passion and knowledge is passed down from her father's 20+ years in the profession.

Sierra Dawn

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
5500 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez is a Mexican-American wedding photojournalist with a degree in Art History from UCLA. He has 8 years of experience documenting punk bands and in the fashion industry. Based in the Western USA.

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2450 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun is a skilled wedding photojournalist with a background in outdoor portrait art. With an artistic approach and extensive freelance experience, he excels in capturing the natural and unforgettable moments of weddings.

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
1250 (USD)
Artistic wedding photography by Stephanie Sonju

Stephanie Sonju is an USA destination wedding photographer. Growing up, her parents' passion for photography inspired her own, and she has a particular adoration for printed work, making handcrafted albums to ensure her clients have physical memories for years to come.

Stephanie Sonju

Boynton Beach in Florida, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3100 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Arizona Couples

Arizona Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Newlyweds in Chaparral Pines Payson Arizona share a moment of joy and love in a semi-symmetrical shot, celebrating their marriage after being announced man and wife.
A bride gets dressed for her wedding at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club in Arizona, United States, surrounded by elegant bridal attire and soft natural light.
At Sedona Sky Ranch Lodge, Arizona, the mother of the groom tenderly embraces her son after receiving a special gift, captured in a black and white outdoor shot.
Laughing bride at private residence in Scottsdale, AZ, captured in black and white outdoors before wedding toasts.
Lifestyle couple portrait at Mesa, Arizona showcasing a unique double exposure technique, emphasizing the couple's affinity for mountains. Expertly composed by the photographer, capturing their love for this mountain in a creative and captivating manner.
Lifestyle couple portrait beautifully composed by the photographer at Phon D Sutton Mesa, Arizona. The warm soft tones enhance the couple's embrace during their engagement session, capturing their love.
Lifestyle couple portrait at Secret Slick Rock - Sedona, Arizona. A black and white sunset embrace captured along the Secret Slick Rock Trail, showcasing muted tones that create a unique, almost solarized effect.
A WPJA awarded wedding photo captures a bridesmaid putting on mascara at a private house in Tucson, Arizona. The image showcases the behind-the-scenes moments of a wedding day.
Wedding day at White Castle in Scottsdale, AZ, where a unique tradition has guests throwing onions at the happy couple. This White Castle wedding showcases the bride and groom in stunning historic costumes.
At Westin Kierland Resort, a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony takes place as the bride shares a heartwarming kiss with her husband. Surrounded by joyful guests, the couple embraces tightly under the warm sunshine.
During the enchanting Haldi ceremony at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ, this award-winning pic captures the bride as turmeric is delicately applied to her face by a woman's hand.
Wedding photographer captures stunning sunset ceremony scene at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ. The serene green pasture beneath majestic cliffs is illuminated by the golden sunlight, creating an enchanting atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Arizona wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Arizona 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 Arizona 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 Arizona wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Who are the best Arizona wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Arizona 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.
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Tim + Kristin

Photo by Jared Lindsay

“Holy cow Jared! I want to cry I love them so much! Our trust was very well founded. Thank you. You captured our moments and more. I’m so happy”. – Kristin.

Edgewood at Tahoe wedding ceremony photography


Photo by David Braun

Hi David, You were so great to work with and the pictures are really stunning. We will leave you a review ASAP, hoping to get to it this weekend! Thank you for everything!

Kathy & John

Photo by Carl Bower

What a happy surprise!  We didn't expect to see these for several days yet.  They look awesome!  John and I will review them together and get back to you.   Thanks so much for photographing our wedding.  It was so wonderful not only have you do it from a professional standpoint but it was great to have you there.  You get us.   We'll talk to you soon and thanks for the fast turn around!