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
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals
October 11th, 2021
Best Wedding and Elopement Photographers | the couples civil ceremony
October 8th, 2021
Wedding Photographer created a serene couple portrait immediately following the ceremony

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 courthouse, justice of the peace, fast, 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 symbolic, unique, romantic, 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...

Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante
5800 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds
4300 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer
2700 (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: 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 top-ranked Colorado wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Colorado 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: 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Colorado WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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Frances & Bryce

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you both so very much from the bottom of our hearts for being so wonderful to work with and for your talent and artistry in capturing our wedding day in a way no one else possibly could have. We are both so grateful and so appreciative of you and all your hard work and dedication. We love everything you have done and everything we have seen so far and are excited for more to come and more time with you both. We are so happy we have connected and we thank you for your friendship also. We just love you guys!! Thank you again for EVERYTHING!! Your talent is off the charts.

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! :)

Heather and Matt

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Holy smokes, you are ridiculously talented. Which I already knew, but, DAMN these photos are incredible! Thank you for sharing and posting about our day! We’re so grateful we trusted you with capturing it.