Nevada Wedding Photographers

Nevada Wedding Photographers

Our Nevada photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Paradise, Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley, Enterprise, Sparks, Carson City

Nevada Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Nevada Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Nevada 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 pop-up, justice of the peace, courthouse, 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 Nevada Wedding Venues

13 Nevada Wedding Photographers...

Lifestyle street portrait of Danette Chappell, a Nevada & California wedding photographer

From her humble beginnings as an intern in the vibrant city of Chicago to her current role as a documentary wedding photographer, Danette Chappell has perfected her craft, creating captivating visuals that immortalize love stories in NV and CA.

1225 (USD)
Reno Nevada & Lake Tahoe California Wedding Photography by Rachel Gazes

Wedding photographer and officiant Rachel Gazes, based in Reno/Tahoe, with nearly a decade of experience. Skilled in photography and ceremony officiating, she excels at working with families, pets, and calming nerves on wedding days.

2600 (USD)
California wedding photography by Brett Butterstein

Brett Butterstein is a wedding photographer based in Southern California. His background in photojournalism and experience from five years of newspaper photography makes him the perfect choice for capturing the true beauty and emotion of a wedding.

Brett Butterstein

Encinitas in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
3500 (USD)
Adventure marriage images by Nicky Byrnes of Nemus Wedding Photography

Nicky Byrnes, an elopement photographer, is well-versed in documentary wedding photography with a lifelong passion for capturing moments. Armed with a photojournalism degree and recognized work in both print and online magazines, she brings a unique artistic perspective.

Nicky Byrnes

Carnelian Bay in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
3900 (USD)
Adventure weddings and elopement photography by Lauren Lindley

Lauren Lindley - Traveling wedding photographer specializing in capturing unforgettable moments. Enjoys people and gets them to feel comfortable in front of the lens.

4200 (USD)
Adventure wedding and elopement photography by Kimmi Cranes

Kimmi Cranes is a California and Nevada wedding photojournalist and portrait photographer with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from UC Santa Cruz, specializing in elopements. With over 10 years of professional experience, she is skilled at capturing the essence and emotions...

Kimmi Cranes

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Ray Iavasile of Michigan

Ray Anthony Iavasile, a wedding photojournalist based in Michigan, is celebrated for his journalistic style and ability to capture authentic moments. He is recognized as one of the Top 50 wedding photojournalists worldwide and is the go-to choice for couples in Michigan.

Ray Iavasile

Birmingham in Michigan, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
3000 (USD)
Kevin Sawyer for Elopements and Weddings and Engagement Photography

Kevin Sawyer is an award-winning elopement photographer, specializing in creating artful and photojournalistic images of weddings. He is passionate about capturing unforgettable moments and is particularly skilled in destination wedding photography.

Kevin Sawyer

Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
3000 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry, an architecture-trained photographer, has spent 7 years capturing unique wedding stories through his natural, emotive, and creative style. Specializing in non-traditional and offbeat weddings, he combines his passion for photography and storytelling to create...

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Thinh Phan

Thinh Phan, a wedding photojournalist and engagement portrait photographer, specializes in capturing couples' fun-loving personalities in bold outdoor portraits. With a background in design and a passion for vibrant colors, Thinh skillfully crafts images that showcase...

Thinh Phan

in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
2500 (USD)
Engagement couple portraits and elopement photography by Brenda Bravo - Bravo Image

Brenda Bravo, a wedding photojournalist, and engagement portrait photographer, brings her unique perspective and passion for storytelling to every moment. With a degree in Visual Communication and a minor in Sociology, Brenda's expertise shines through her captivating...

Brenda Bravo

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
2000 (USD)
Destination weddings and elopement photography by Dennis Mock

Dennis Mock, a skilled documentary wedding photographer, combines his expertise in sports and architectural photography to deliver stunning compositions. He has received recognition and awards from professional photography associations, as well as prestigious honors from...

Dennis Mock

San Diego in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
3000 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez is a Mexican-American wedding photographer based in the Western USA. He has a degree in Art History from UCLA and 8 years of experience documenting punk bands and in the fashion industry.

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Nevada weddings.
2450 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Nevada Couples

Wedding Venue Pictures by Nevada Wedding Photographers

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

Nevada Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

At Sand Mountain in Fallon Nevada, a couple dressed in all black sprint through the sand dunes.
Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, Nevada: Newlyweds wander amidst colossal granite boulders overlooking the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe, capturing serene natural beauty.
Capturing their love, this portrait features a couple sharing a kiss at sunset against the backdrop of Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Lake Tahoe, NV: A couple walks hand in hand along a beach with the glow of the sunset and Lake Tahoe behind them. Creative portrait by a NV wedding photographer.
Sand Harbor State Park in Nevada provides a stunning backdrop as a couple embraces on the boulders of the shore of Lake Tahoe. Captured by a Nevada wedding photographer, this image showcases the beauty and romance of the couple in a natural setting.
Engaged couple, elegantly dressed, stands atop Cave Rock in Glenbrook, NV, surrounded by a vibrant sunset sky and the serene expanse of Lake Tahoe.  - Eternal Love: Mountain Summit Romance
Dressed for winter, a couple shares a joyful embrace on the beach at Sand Harbor State Park, NV. Both adorned in beanies, they laugh together, creating a warm and playful feel against the scenic backdrop.
At Sand Harbor State Park, NV, a couple shares laughter with the vastness of Lake Tahoe stretching behind them, creating a joyful and picturesque scene. - Lake Tahoe Laughter: Couple's Bliss
In Sand Harbor State Park, NV, a couple ascends rocks hand in hand, framed against the breathtaking backdrop of misty mountains and the serene expanse of Lake Tahoe.  - Rock-Climbing Love: Tahoe Heights Together
A couple is photographed together at Zephyr Cove, NV, with the sun shining behind them creating a beautiful lit scene
A bride and groom walk down a perilous path at Tahoe Blue Estate, Kingsbury NV
In Verdi, NV, a flower girl spreads happiness by giving flowers to people sitting at a wedding ceremony. This beautiful moment was captured by a documentary wedding photographer and received a prestigious WPJA Honor Award.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Nevada wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Nevada photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Nevada 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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Millwick, Los Angeles, CA wedding image of the bride and groom

Alex & Kari

Photo by James Juarez

It has been 3 years since our wedding day and your photos and video have only enhanced our memories of it all, in the best way possible. You found a way to capture the joy and love that day held and saved it for us to relive any time we want. Kari and I couldn't be more grateful of the care and thoughtfulness you brought to one of the happiest days of our lives. Thank you!

The bride and groom, joyfully celebrated their wedding with vows outdoors in Hope Valley California

Lara & Dillon

Photo by Rachel Gazes

Rachel, thank you SO MUCH! These are STUNNING! I was so nervous about pictures being plus-sized and you have made me feel gorgeous. You are such an artist, and I truly cannot thank you enough for all you have done! Again, THANK YOU for making our day absolutely perfect. We'll be booking any future photography with you!

Tahoe Bleu Wave Boat wedding image captured out on the water.

Sara and Ted

Photo by Kimmi Cranes

The photos are stunning! You definitely made it so much fun and found the love and joy in all of us! We all had such an amazing time. You are an incredibly special person and your light shines through you. We are lucky to have had you as our photographer.