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!

New Mexico Wedding Photographers

Find Your New Mexico Wedding Photographer

Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Enchanted Hills

New Mexico Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 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
October 6th, 2021
Photography of Small Weddings | After the ceremony, a big toast to the bride and groom with drinks

Elopement Photographers for Small New Mexico Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small New Mexico 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 fast, quick, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your symbolic, intimate, casual, 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 New Mexico Couples

8 New Mexico Wedding Photographers...

Adventure wedding photography by Autumn Parry

Autumn Parry

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
3700 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds

Justin Edmonds

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
4300 (USD)
Adventure wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
2700 (USD)
Engaged couple portraits and wedding photography by Shannon Cain

Shannon Cain

New Braunfels in Texas, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
3900 (USD)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
1950 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
4000 (USD)
Destination wedding photographer Jenae Lopez serves couples all over the USA

Jenae Lopez

Evergreen in Colorado, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
2000 (USD)
Adventure wedding photography by Colt Fetters - Colt and Hannah Photography

Colt Fetters

Durango in Colorado, US *Now booking New Mexico weddings.
2000 (USD)

New Mexico Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented New Mexico wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own New Mexico pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the New Mexico Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find New Mexico photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for New Mexico 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.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my New Mexico 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 New Mexico wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked New Mexico wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the New Mexico 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...Read more
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND New Mexico WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Lacy & Tommy

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Omg we absolutely love these and yes you made me cry!! Thank you for making our day one we will never forget :)

Emerson Fields wedding photography from the reception with bride and groom on dance floor

Sienna and Jacob

Photo by Justin Edmonds

WE ARE CRYING. THEY ARE SO GOOD. Gotta go, we're going to go look at them all over again. I have never seen better wedding photos in my life and I will flex on everyone soon.

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.