Iowa Wedding Photographers

Iowa Wedding Photographers

Our Iowa photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Iowa City, Waterloo, Dubuque

Iowa Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Iowa - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Iowa 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 Iowa 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, Iowa documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Iowa Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Iowa 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, quick, small, 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 Iowa Wedding Venues

5 Iowa Wedding Photographers...

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 Iowa weddings.
2600 (USD)
Mid-west wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Madi Ellis

Madi Ellis, a documentary wedding photographer from the USA, has a strong passion for capturing love stories in a raw and authentic way. With a background in acting, she skillfully tells couples' stories through her honest and original work.

Madi Ellis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Iowa weddings.
4450 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Peggy Stevinson Bair - Heart of the Moment Photography LLC

Peggy Stevinson Bair is a working photojournalist specializing in people stories across the Midwest. With weddings, Peggy creates emotive imagery capturing all the special moments that make each occasion truly special. Peggy is a former staff photographer at numerous...

995 (USD)
Laura Alpizar - Wedding Photographer

Laura Alpizar, a visual storyteller in the field of wedding photography, channels her inspiration from her father's photojournalistic style. With over 9 years of experience, she captures meaningful moments with finesse.

Laura Alpizar

Richfield in Minnesota, US *Now booking Iowa weddings.
4500 (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 Iowa weddings.
1750 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Iowa Couples

Iowa Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Ring bearer scratching himself before walking down the aisle at Fountains Ballroom, Iowa, capturing the relatable discomfort of kids in formal clothes
In Iowa, at the ceremony/reception venue, a flower girl prepares to push the bride and groom's baby in a quaint vintage carriage down the aisle
The groomsman's parents are attempting to fix his tie at a wedding venue in Iowa, while he appears disinterested
Inside a Countrylife limousine, the bridal party partying and singing on party bus
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, urban portrait of this Des Moine couple sitting on some stairs in formal wear
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, carefree portrait of this Des Moines couple laying down below tree in the fall at Ashworth Park

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Iowa 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 Iowa wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Iowa 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 Iowa wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Who are the best Iowa wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Iowa 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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