Colorado Wedding Photographers

Colorado Wedding Photographers

Our Colorado photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Aspen, Keystone, Telluride, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Manitou Springs, Winter Park, Frisco, Crested Butte, Leadville, Lake County, Arkansas River, Ouray, and all around the Rocky Mountains

Colorado Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Colorado - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Colorado photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Colorado Photographers for Large or Small 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 mini, themed, city hall, 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.

38 Colorado Wedding Photographers...

Colorado wedding photography and intimate elopements by Stacy Gillespie

Colorado adventure wedding photographer Stacy Gillespie fell in love with photography and the creative aspect while studying marketing in college. With a competitive spirit, she enjoys capturing the unique style, personality, and beauty of each person she photographs.

6200 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement images by Mark Creery of Colorado

Rocky Mountain-based wedding photojournalist Mark Creery has 20 years of experience. He tells his clients' wedding day story with style, capturing candid moments while connecting with people through his easy-going personality.

3500 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Colorado wedding and elopement photographer Nina Larsen Reed

Nina Larsen Reed is a Colorado-based wedding photographer with a deep love for the Rocky Mountains. With over 150 couples photographed, she not only captures stunning images but also assists in planning dream elopements and weddings.

5500 (USD)
At-work portrait of USA-based wedding photographer Liam Gordon

Liam Gordon became interested in photography when he discovered old photos of his younger self, inspiring him to start his own photography business in 2017, focusing on weddings and special moments.

3500 (USD)
Lit Lifestyle Portrait of Sean Turner - Eight Weddings Photography

Sean Turner is a wedding photographer based in the Rockies of the USA. With a BFA in Photographic Imaging, experience shooting weddings on the East Coast, and having relocated to Denver in 2012, he has a vast range of skills.

3300 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds

Justin Edmonds, with 14 years of experience as a photojournalist, has worked for notable clients such as Getty Images, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated. Having shot over 130 weddings and elopements, his expertise and skill make him a sought-after wedding and...

4800 (USD)
Colorado engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Sean Lara

Sean Lara is a wedding photojournalist with a unique approach, blending creativity and storytelling to capture wedding day moments. Based in the Rocky Mountains, he is highly skilled in engagement portrait photography and artistic wedding portraits.

2250 (USD)
Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz, an experienced documentary wedding photographer focused on elopements and engagement portraits, creates a relaxed and enjoyable environment for clients to showcase their true selves. Since 2013, she has perfected the art of capturing unforgettable moments.

5900 (USD)
Gretchen Troop Photography Studio for Weddings, Elopements and Portraits

Gretchen Troop is a documentary wedding photographer with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Photography. She has a passion for capturing weddings in beautiful locations, particularly in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Gretchen is known for her ability to make clients...

3000 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie Sizer is a professional wedding photographer in Colorado. She studied art at Colorado State University and has a passion for capturing genuine moments. With her skills and experience, she creates beautiful and meaningful photos at weddings and elopements.

3000 (USD)
Kevin Bergthold, adventurous wedding photographer of Berg Berg Photography Studio

Kevin Bergthold is a seasoned wedding photojournalist with a unique perspective honed through his love for skateboarding and punk rock. Together with his wife Michelle, they founded Berg Berg Photography in 2021.

3000 (USD)
Lexus Reynolds Wedding Photographer

Lexus Marquise Reynolds is a highly experienced, professional photographer specializing in boudoir, weddings, high school seniors, and family photography. With 12 years in the industry, she is known for her exceptional memory-capturing skills and enthusiasm. Reynolds is...

2800 (USD)
Colorado adventure weddings, elopements and engagement photography by Matt Wilson

Renowned for his exceptional documentary wedding photography, Matt Wilson originates from Colorado. With a vast body of work across nine states, he skillfully merges his background in street skating, fashion, and product photography to authentically capture the essence of...

4000 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower, an esteemed documentary wedding photographer, brings his invaluable experience as a Pulitzer Prize finalist to his work. Through his unobtrusive style, he documents US destination weddings, aiming to capture authentic and meaningful moments.

3500 (USD)
Boulder wedding and elopement photography by Jason Johnson of the CO WPJA

With a passion for capturing authentic emotions and candid moments, Jason Johnson has established himself as a wedding photojournalist. His adventures have broadened his perspective, enabling him to tell captivating stories through his lens.

2500 (USD)
Adventure elopement and wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory is a mechanical engineer who also works as a destination wedding photographer. He excels at capturing real moments and making people feel comfortable. He's Bonnie's husband and helps take care of their two unique dogs.

4400 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and CO couple engagement portraits by Joe Pyle

Joe Pyle, a Colorado-based visual storyteller, takes a documentary approach to photography. His skillful storytelling and authentic captures of life through a camera display his technical mastery in the field.

2400 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Amanda Lamb

Traveling wedding photographer Amanda Lamb has a passion for capturing moments as they happen. Began learning early in high school to support a school yearbook publication with film. Prior to photography was a high school social studies teacher who gained insight into crowd...

3000 (USD)
Portrait of Katharine Green from Katie Corinne Wedding Photography Studio

Katharine Green, an experienced Colorado wedding photojournalist, has been expertly capturing love-filled moments for over a decade, specializing in wedding, engagement, and proposal photography alongside her associate, Jamie.

3000 (USD)
Tamara Susa, Wedding Photographer, Studio: Be The Xperience

Tamara Susa, a passionate photographer and filmmaker based in Snowmass Village, Colorado, freezes beautiful moments in challenging, remote locations worldwide. Originally from Serbia, her inspiration stems from timeless heritage and the Rockies' breathtaking landscapes.

4000 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Evie Felts, a wedding and elopement photographer

Evie Felts is a former high school Spanish teacher turned photographer for 5 years. She enjoys connecting with people worldwide, capturing intimate moments. Evie resides in southwest Colorado, balancing her photography with caring for her kids and exploring the mountains.

3000 (USD)
Denver adventure wedding elopement photos by Jennifer Garza of Colorado

Jennifer Garza has been a Denver wedding photographer since 2014. Combining classic imagery with a photo-journalistic style and accentuated with creative lighting, unique perspectives, various angles, and bold colors, her photographs demonstrate her clients'...

3500 (USD)
Gloria Ruth - Wedding and elopement photography

Gloria Ruth

Plantation in Florida, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
5500 (USD)

David Clumpner is a documentary wedding photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. He captures real, raw emotions to tell your unique story and preserve moments.

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
5950 (USD)
United States destination documentary wedding photography by Taber Lacie

Taber Lacie, a self-proclaimed photography nerd and former EMT, is now a wedding photojournalist capturing authentic moments with her unique documentary style.

Taber Lacie

West Bend in Wisconsin, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3000 (USD)
JD Land Wedding Photographer

With a documentary approach in mind, JD Land embraces the art of storytelling through his photography. Specializing in wedding photojournalism, he has honed his skills of capturing real moments since 2012. Additionally, JD Land indulges in wildlife photography, using his...

JD Land

Phoenix in Arizona, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
4000 (USD)
Andrea Bibeault is a photographer for marriage ceremonies and reception events

Andrea Bibeault is a wedding photographer with a background in art and visual storytelling. She and her husband Ed specialize in photojournalistic-style wedding photography, capturing moments of shared love and unique personalities.

Andrea Bibeault

Omaha in Nebraska, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
2600 (USD)
Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas is a visual storyteller in the field of photography, specializing in wedding ceremonies. He excels at capturing the unique moments that define the love between two people, while also honoring the presence of all those who attend.

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3800 (USD)
At Work Image of Wedding Photographer Ted Felsberg

Ted Felsberg

Mays Landing in New Jersey, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
5000 (USD)
Chicago wedding and elopement photography by Milan Lazic of Illinois United States

In the journalistic-style approach, Milan Lazic, a visual storyteller and owner of WS Photography, discovered his passion for images while in high school. A momentous occasion at age 18, capturing his first wedding with an analog camera, sparked his desire to delve into the...

Milan Lazic

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3500 (USD)

Orlando Suarez, a visual storyteller with a journalistic style, travels the world as a wedding photographer. Together with his wife, Lissette, they own Viridian Images Photography, focusing on capturing candid moments and authentic portraits.

Orlando Suarez

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

Ron Storer's passion for capturing and preserving wedding moments is fueled by his success as a member of the US Cycling Team, where he earned a Gold Medal in the Pan-Am Games and a Silver Medal in the Olympic Trials. With a wedding photojournalist approach, he...

Ron Storer

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

Morgan Lynn Razi is an internationally acclaimed wedding photographer, renowned for her trendsetting style and warm, caring personality. Highly sought after worldwide, she travels the world, capturing wedding photos for clients of all types.

Morgan Lynn Razi

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
15500 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Sierra Dawn

Sierra Dawn is a USA-based traveling wedding photographer. Her passion and knowledge is passed down from her father's 20+ years in the profession.

Sierra Dawn

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
5500 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun is an artistic wedding photographer with a background in portrait art. With an artistic approach and extensive freelance experience, he excels in capturing the natural and unforgettable moments of wedding ceremonies. His expertise lies in anticipating and...

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
1250 (USD)
Destination wedding photography by Ferdy Martinus

Ferdy Martinus is a wedding photojournalist with 25 years of experience, specializing in capturing stories through pictures and videos. Trained at the New York Institute of Photography, he has photographed over 400 weddings in the US Midwest, focusing on areas like...

Ferdy Martinus

Minneapolis in Minnesota, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
1750 (USD)
Artistic wedding photography by Stephanie Sonju

Stephanie Sonju is a talented wedding photojournalist who captures raw emotions and candid moments. Her love for printed work ensures her clients have timeless memories.

Stephanie Sonju

Boynton Beach in Florida, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3100 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Colorado Couples

Wedding Venue Pictures by Colorado Wedding Photographers

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Colorado Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Photo taken at a reception in Denver, Colorado captures a heartwarming moment of the flower girl and ring bearer dancing in the soft glow of a dimly lit room.
A sweet moment captured at Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colorado. Two sisters dance and play under a dress, adding a touch of joy to the special day.
Picture of newlywed couple skiing down a snowy mountain at Summit County, Colorado, following their unforgettable wedding ceremony. Pure joy and love captured in an epic shot.
Silhouetted guests at a beautiful Summit County wedding venue during cocktail hour, against tall windows and a stunning blue sky backdrop.
Two well-dressed men in blue suits and boutonnieres make their way through the deep snow at wedding in the beautiful Summit County, Colorado.
In Summit County, Colorado, a bride prepares to put on her wedding dress, captured beautifully by a talented wedding photographer.
Preparing for the big day at the Hilton Garden Inn, Union Station, Denver, CO. The groom is assisted by the bride as he ties his tie in front of tall glass windows showcasing the bustling urban landscape.
In Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, a couple in love takes a break during their engagement photo session, sitting on a stone by an old burned juniper bush, creating memories before their wedding.
A couple in love goes to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado for pictures, where they stand in a creek, share a kiss, and pose together under the sunshine, surrounded by nature.
A couple celebrates their winter elopement in Leadville, CO, as captured by an award-winning WPJA wedding photographer. They hop into their unique UTV with snow tracks, ready to begin their happily ever after journey.
A beautifully intimate moment captured by an award-winning WPJA photographer; a couple at their winter elopement ceremony in the stunning White River National Forest, CO.
In Alice, CO, the couple posed in the rain at night at St. Mary's church: she sat down while he stood up, their heads close together in a loving pose.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Colorado wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Colorado 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 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: How can couples find Colorado photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Colorado 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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Longmont, Colorado rural mountain wedding image with a couple and horses

Vanessa & Matt

Photo by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie, Thank you so much for capturing all the love, beauty, and fun that took place on our special day! We LOVE our photos and have had fun showing off your work to our family and friends. We hope you had just as much fun as we did, and thanks to you, we are able to relive our special day. With love, Vanessa + Matthew

Freight wedding image from a Leadville, CO outdoor event

Kae and Reid

Photo by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie & Mike, We can't thank you enough for making our wedding weekend so incredibly special. Besides being kick-ass photographers :), you both are the most fun, thoughtful, and generally awesome people, and we've had such a great time getting to know you. Thank you for our amazing pre-wedding surprise box... that was such a perfect way to spend our evening, and we really appreciate you sneaking that over to us :) And thank you for all the million little ways you helped our day go smoothly, and of course, for capturing it all for us. I hope we can stay in touch moving forward! :)

Emerson Fields wedding photography from the reception with bride and groom on dance floor

Sienna and Jacob

Photo by Justin Edmonds

WE ARE CRYING. THEY ARE SO GOOD. Gotta go, we're going to go look at them all over again. I have never seen better wedding photos in my life and I will flex on everyone soon.