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. 

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Louisiana Wedding Photographers

Louisiana Wedding Photographers

Find Louisiana photographers serving: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie Terrace, Lafayette

Louisiana Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Louisiana 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Louisiana, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Louisiana elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Louisiana photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Louisiana documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small Louisiana Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Louisiana 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 quick, courthouse, secret, 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 intimate, unique, boutique, 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 Louisiana Couples

7 Louisiana Wedding Photographers...

Cindy Brown Photography

Cindy Brown

Atlanta in Georgia, US *Now booking Louisiana weddings.
2700 (USD)
Weddings, engagement portraits and elopement photography by Nikhol Esteras

Nikhol Esteras

Oaxaca de Juárez in Oaxaca, MX *Now booking Louisiana weddings.
3000 (USD)
BW portrait of Jennifer Jackson - Candid Wedding Photography

Jennifer Jackson

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Louisiana weddings.
3400 (USD)

Morgan Lynn Razi

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Louisiana weddings.
15500 (USD)

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Louisiana weddings.
2500 (USD)
Bill McCullough Wedding Photography

Bill McCullough

Austin in Texas, US *Now booking Louisiana weddings.
2550 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Louisiana Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Louisiana wedding photos.

Louisiana Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

New Orleans Ace Hotel Engagement Photos. A Louisiana couple posing outside the hotel as she reached in for a kiss at a small table
A sunny New Orleans Arts District Engagement Session in the Orleans French Quarter of the couple dancing in the street to a live brass band with their 2 dogs
A sunny Belle Chasse Engagement Session in Louisiana of a couple caught in a sun flare
New Orleans Crescent Park Engagement. A young Louisiana couple posing during a pre wedding portrait session Highlighting the power women carry in the relationship and the strength of a man, always watching and protecting
New Orleans French Quarter post proposal engagement session with a Louisiana wedding photographer showing the couple Taking a stroll through the Neighborhoods
Jackson Square in the New Orleans French Quarter post proposal portrait session with a Louisiana engagement photographer and a couple dancing in the sunlight in front one of the oldest catholic churches, St Louis Cathedral 
New Orleans Crescent Park post proposal portrait photos of a happy Louisiana couple Silhouetted over looking the Skyline at sunset
New Orleans Arts District post proposal portraits from a Louisiana couple engagement session showing Big City, Little People

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Louisiana wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Louisiana photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Louisiana 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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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Louisiana WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Kate & Kyle

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, Thank you SO MUCH. This is amazing and we couldn't be happier. We're so grateful for the way you captured our special day. With abundant gratitude, Kate and Kyle

A bride and groom embrace while surrounded by friends at their Jean Lafitte wedding reception party in Bayou Barataria, Louisiana

Macie and Hayden

Photo by Andrew Alwert

Andrew, We can't thank you enough for the last few months and most importantly, Saturday. You have been amazing to work with and we will forever cherish the relationship we have built. We love you! Thank you so much, Macie and Hayden

Maggie & Tim

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, greetings from St. Kitts! Tim and I just watched the slideshow a couple times, and the pictures are FAN-TAS-TIC! Love love love them. Kudos to you and Sharon, and we can't wait to see more. Hope you guys are doing well. Maggie