Chapel Hill Wedding Photographers

Chapel Hill Wedding Photographers

Our Chapel Hill photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Carrboro, Hillsborough, Durham, Efland, Fearrington, Fearrington Village, Morrisville

Chapel Hill Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Chapel Hill photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Chapel Hill 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, Chapel Hill documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Chapel Hill Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Chapel Hill 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.

North Carolina WPJA members are ready to document any quick, town hall, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Chapel Hill Wedding Venues

4 Chapel Hill Wedding Photographers...

USA wedding photography by Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking Chapel Hill weddings.
2000 (USD)
North Carolina wedding photography by Joe Payne

Joe Payne

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Chapel Hill weddings.
3999 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins

Apex in North Carolina, US *Now booking Chapel Hill weddings.
3499 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of wedding photographer Tom Waldenberg

Tom Waldenberg

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Chapel Hill weddings.
2400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Chapel Hill Couples

Chapel Hill Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A North Carolina couple having a truck tailgate party for two at sunset
A young North Carolina newly engaged couple in the face of the powerful, solid wall of a rushing waterfall
A North Carolina newly engaged couple is illuminated by a vibrant red light
The North Carolina engaged couple tenderly embraces under the trees in the light sun
The North Carolina engaged couple stands in a vibrant, sea of blooming flowers in red and yellow
North Carolina Wedding Photography | Image contains: black white speech notes detail
North Carolina Documentary Wedding Photographer | Image contains: bride groom first dance black white strung lights windows
North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Image contains: getting ready, mirror, preceremony, sihouettes, blue tone

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Chapel Hill wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Chapel Hill 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: Who are the best Chapel Hill wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Chapel Hill 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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