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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British Columbia Wedding Photographers

British Columbia Wedding Photographers

Find British Columbia photographers serving: Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Kelowna, Kamloops, Langley, Richmond, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, BC

British Columbia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our British Columbia 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 British Columbia, 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 British Columbia elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA British Columbia 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, British Columbia 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 British Columbia Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small British Columbia 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 pop-up, DIY - do it yourself, civil ceremony, 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 boutique, modern, unique, 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 British Columbia Couples

9 British Columbia Wedding Photographers...

Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
4500 (USD)
Ontario / Brampton wedding and elopement photography by Aniket Sananse of Canada

Aniket Sananse

Brampton in Ontario, CA *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
2000 (CAD)
Canada wedding and elopement photography by Lauren Hannah Garcia

Lauren Hannah Garcia

Edmonton in Alberta, CA *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
3300 (CAD)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

Leah Moyers

Sevierville in Tennessee, US *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
450/hour (USD)

Ron Storer

Auburn in Washington, US *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
2400 (USD)

John Lee

Ma On Shan, HK *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
19800 (HKD)
Sandra-Lee Layden

Sandra-Lee Layden

Toronto in Ontario, CA *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
3800 (CAD)
BW studio portrait of adventure wedding photographer Eliza Slobodzian

Eliza Slobodzian

Cochrane in Alberta, CA *Now booking British Columbia weddings.
3500 (CAD)

British Columbia Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A pre wedding photoshoot from Tofino, BC, Canada with the Engaged couple looking deeply into each others eyes
Great wedding photography of the British Columbia couple taken from Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park of a Bride and groom and powerful waterfall
Engagement Photography - Rossland BC Couple snuggles as the snow falls among larch trees in autumn
Nelson BC Couple and their dog silhouetted against the clouds during engagement photo session
Nelson BC engagementy photography | Couple stands on rock overlooking lake
British Columbia Canada wedding photography of the dance party on the bus en route to the reception
Harrop Hall, British Columbia wedding venue photographer :: Girl refuses to eat wedding cake.
Wedding Photography from Fruitvale BC - Flower girls and ring bearer see bride

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best British Columbia wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top British Columbia 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small British Columbia wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your British Columbia wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find British Columbia photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for British Columbia 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND British Columbia WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Dawn & Man

Photo by John Lee

Thank you for creating such a precious memory for our wedding. It was when I searched on the internet for just the perfect photographer for our wedding that I came upon your website. Your work is truly inspiring, your pictures are full of warmth and you are able to capture all those touching and meaningful moments. With you, we were certain that our wedding pictures are in good hands and we looked forward to a warm and God-loving wedding. Recalling the discussions before the wedding, your replies were always quick and passionate. You asked for our wedding details and our input on ideas gave us confident that you were serious in your work. Meanwhile we expressed to you that we hope to capture a lot of happy and cheerful moments, not necessary of ourselves but also of our guests. Now with the photos in our hands, we cannot help but laugh out loud as we go through the pictures in delight. We were wondering what was exactly happening during the time you caught the picture of people laughing so hard. We are sharing all these lovely pictures with our family and friends and everyone is so touched and pleased with them. Of course, you made us look so beautiful in these photos as we never thought we could be so photogenic! Our parents are also praising with laughter, "They are so stunning!". We really want to give a big thank you for the work you have done on our special day. Thank you Lord we met such an upbeat and passionate photographer who is able to grasp precious moments and is thoughtful of the bride and groom. We also appreciate your two assistants for their help. Wish you all the best and hope you can continue taking more sweet photos for the newly weds.

Crystal & Bosco

Photo by John Lee

We are so glad that we found you to be our wedding photographer because you are so friendly, professional, and responsible. You and your team worked wonderfully with our other film/photography crew, which was very important for us because we had three different groups of photographers/cinematographers. You are very professional and communicated with everyone very well so we never had to worry about crew getting into each others way. You were very responsible, always on time and sent us the final photos very promptly after the wedding. You also were really patient with us whenever we had questions or needed his help. You never seemed irritated or unreliable or unreachable, always happy and quick to reply to my messages. Most importantly, you took beautiful photos of our wedding day and captured all our happy and emotional moments. This made us feel very comfortable and ensured we captured all the essential family photos that we will cherish forever. Your photos were very real and natural and we love them very much! We are so glad that we hired you to be our wedding photographer and would highly recommend all our friends and family to book you as well!

Teresa and Kenny

Photo by Ron Storer

Thank you so much for all of your hard work on our beautiful wedding photos. There are no words to express our gratitude for capturing some of the most important moments of our lives. Our wedding & engagement photos are an absolute treasure that we will savor and cherish forever. When we share our album with friends, they rave about how unique it is and that they’ve never seen anything like it. I have to agree it is amazing and a delight to flip through - it just seems to bring us right back to June 7, 2008 - a day that we hold very close to our hearts.