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!

Colorado Wedding Photographers

Find Your Colorado Wedding Photographer

Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Aspen, Keystone, Telluride, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Manitou Springs, Winter Park, Frisco, Crested Butte

Colorado Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Colorado 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 Colorado 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
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small Colorado Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Colorado 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 town hall, justice of the peace, DIY - do it yourself, 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 outdoor, religious, symbolic, 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 Colorado Couples

38 Colorado Wedding Photographers...

Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds
4300 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante
5500 (USD)

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
4750 (USD)
Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3800 (USD)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Edward Ciesielski

Edward Ciesielski

Berwyn in Illinois, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding photography and engagement portraits by Abby Paul - Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo

Abby Paul

Fargo in North Dakota, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3000 (USD)
Engaged couple portraits and wedding photography by Shannon Cain

Shannon Cain

New Braunfels in Texas, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3900 (USD)
Andrea Bibeault is a photographer for marriage ceremonies and reception events

Andrea Bibeault

Omaha in Nebraska, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
2600 (USD)

Ron Storer

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

Orlando Suarez

Kennesaw in Georgia, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3100 (USD)

Morgan Lynn Razi

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
6500 (USD)

Jonathan Moore

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
1800 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Gloria Ruth

Gloria Ruth

Plantation in Florida, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3900 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun

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

Stephanie Sonju

Boynton Beach in Florida, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
2800 (USD)
Engagement and wedding photography by Jill Goehring - Half A Rice Studios

Jill Goehring

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
4200 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

3000 US Dollar

Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo: Adam Boole

St. Louis Park in Minnesota, United States

Colorado Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Colorado 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 Colorado wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Colorado 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 Colorado wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Colorado 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 Colorado wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...Read more
Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples find themselves in the position of paying for all of their own wedding expenses, which can be quite the financial burden to take on, and about 40% of Millennials end up in this boat. So, how can you stick to your allotted...Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them and their fiancés on this special day. So how do you infuse your wedding with all the romance but none of the fuss? ALONE AT LAST Many couples these days are opting to elope rather than planning a large wedding. For the no-...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Colorado WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Black and white photo of the bride and groom hugging guests at the Wedgewood Boulder Creek Wedding | Boulder Wedding Photographer

Cat & Bryant

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Bryant and I are so beyond amazed with the photos we received from not only our wedding day but from our engagement shoot! The two of you were so fun to work with and made both of us feel so relaxed that we could just be ourselves. We both look at our photos and ask “How did they get that? We didn’t even see them next to us.” Your work is truly amazing and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you again and please let us know the next time you are in Summit.

Outdoor wedding ceremony at the Garden of the Gods Club

Shabnam and Joseph

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Choosing you was the easiest part of the shit show that was wedding planning. Working with you is something I would choose over a hundred times, you get how silly and impulsive we are . And You’re so damn tall, but you move like a ghost to get a shot that is as if it was taken from right in front of me. I remember dancing with you for like two seconds, and otherwise, don’t remember seeing you. It’s unbelievable. Thank you for capturing our wedding so perfectly. I would love to buy you a drink whenever you’re in town and are free.

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.