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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Missouri Wedding Photographers

Missouri Wedding Photographers

Find Missouri photographers serving: Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Independence, Lee's Summit

Missouri Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Missouri 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 Missouri, 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 Missouri elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Missouri 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, Missouri 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 Missouri Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Missouri 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 themed, city hall, mini, 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 unique, intimate, 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 Missouri Couples

4 Missouri Wedding Photographers...

Wedding and elopement photography by Peggy Stevinson Bair - Heart of the Moment Photography LLC

Peggy Stevinson Bair

Leavenworth in Kansas, US *Now booking Missouri weddings.
995 (USD)
Wedding, Engagement and Elopement Photographer Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Missouri weddings.
3300 (USD)

Noelle Adams

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

Wedding Venue Pictures by Missouri Wedding Photographers

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

Missouri Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Best Kansas City wedding photojournalism picture of the Bride and Groom Kissing
Downtown Kansas City couple engagement portraits with a couple with downtown lights at night in the city
A black and white Kansas City couple portrait from a Missouri wedding under a huge tree
A wedding photojournalist in Missouri captured this moment in BW of the Bride getting into car
A top Missouri wedding photojournalist created this image of the Bride getting ready at home with a window reflection in BW
This Missouri wedding photojournalism picture is a first rate example of what candid, nontraditional Kansas City wedding photography looks like, as the Groom dancing with friends
A Missouri documentary wedding photographer captured this moment in BW at the Wedding Reception of the Mom dancing with groom
A top documentary wedding photographer from Missouri created this image from an outdoor Wedding Ceremony of the Bride and Groom on zoom

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Jennifer & Steve

Photo by Noelle Adams

I finally saw the video today and, I have to admit, I cried my eyes out when I finally watched it at home! You captured the day so perfectly, and everyone looks so happy. I completely re-lived the day (and have watched it several times) and cannot tell you how delighted I am with the final product. I can't wait to see all of the other photo files. You are AMAZING!!!!

Laurie & Darryl

Photo by Noelle Adams

OMGEEEE In love. I could not be happier. Seriously you did the most amazing job. And this is just the video. I can not wait to see the rest. Thank you so much for being apart of my special day. We went to St. Lucia and had an amazing time. I miss the island already :-( And yes, Darryl is such a character!! lol and it must be show in his outfits lol!’