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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Aspen Wedding Photographers

Find Your Aspen Wedding Photographer

Aspen Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Aspen 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 brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

Elopement Photographers for Small Aspen Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Aspen 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.

Colorado WPJA members are ready to document any secret, justice of the peace, quick, 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 modern, unique, romantic, 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 Aspen Couples

7 Aspen Wedding Photographers...

Brenda Bergreen: Colorado Adventure Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Brenda Bergreen

Evergreen in Colorado, US *Now booking Aspen weddings.
5000 (USD)
Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz

Lakewood in Colorado, US *Now booking Aspen weddings.
4000 (USD)
Colorado engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Sean Lara

Sean Lara

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Aspen weddings.
2650 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and intimate elopements by Stacy Gillespie

Stacy Gillespie

Silverthorne in Colorado, US *Now booking Aspen weddings.
4800 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Aspen weddings.
4000 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and elopements by Nina Larsen Reed

Nina Larsen Reed

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Aspen weddings.
2500 (USD)
Colorado Springs wedding and elopement photography by Gabrielle Stowe
3000 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Aspen Wedding Photographers

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

Aspen Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Aspen wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Aspen pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Aspen Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Aspen photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Aspen wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Aspen 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 Aspen wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Aspen 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 Aspen wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Aspen WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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!

Chesney & Greg

Photo by Carl Bower

Every shot you took was a cut above.  Not only are you a master technically, you're an artist.  You understand how objects and shapes come together to create a powerful image and tell a story.  You've also obviously carefully studied how people interact.  The photos are so well-timed... it's almost as if you knew what I was going to do before I did it.  That takes quite a trigger finger. You not only took photos of everyone who's important to me... you captured who those people are.  My panic.  Greg's graciousness.  My mother's goofiness. My wedding is the first time I've ever seen my father cry… I know it was just another Saturday at work for you, but that album is the best wedding present I received.  I'm so grateful I found you. On top of the compliments regarding your work, I just wanted to say that both Greg and I really enjoyed your company.  You have a good spirit about you.