California Wedding Photographers

California Wedding Photographers

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California Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our California 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 California, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple California elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

California Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small California 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 courthouse, town hall, mini, 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.

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California Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

An after the wedding proposal engagement picture session in Saratoga, California created Before he deploys in the military
A romantic engagement session at Sacramento, California created down at the park under a cool arch of the tree
Los Gatos couples lifestyle outdoor photography with a mischievous look from their furry baby dog
A Lake Tahoe Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, sunset portrait of this California groom to be holding his bride to be in the countryside with dog at Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
A San Francisco Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, beach portrait of this Capitola couple walking on the sand at a beach
A California Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, rural portrait of this Santa Cruz couple embracing in the wildflowers
San Francisco actual wedding day couple portrait by the seaside with the Golden Gate Bridge as their backdrop
A great wedding day image from a San Francisco venue of dancefloor at the reception

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best California wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top California 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 California photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for California 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my California 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 California wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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