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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Oregon Wedding Photographers

Oregon Wedding Photographers

Find Oregon photographers serving: Portland, Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Medford, Corvallis

Oregon Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Oregon 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 city hall, courthouse, pop-up, 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 romantic, symbolic, religious, 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 Oregon Couples

13 Oregon Wedding Photographers...

Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
4500 (USD)
Engagement, elopement and wedding photography by Samantha Moore of So Many Moments LLC

Samantha Moore

Sarasota in Florida, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
2950 (USD)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
1950 (USD)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

Leah Moyers

Sevierville in Tennessee, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Jerome Pollos Self Portrait, a wedding and elopement photographer of the WPJA

Jerome Pollos

Coeur d'Alene in Idaho, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
2500 (USD)

Ron Storer

Auburn in Washington, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
2400 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay

Fort Worth in Texas, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
2100 (USD)

Jonathan Moore

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
2500 (USD)
Tiago Pinheiro Photography for Weddings and Elopements

Tiago Pinheiro

Henderson in Nevada, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
1020 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
1250 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Oregon weddings.
1250 (USD)

Oregon Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Oregon Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Oregon Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, Oregon couple laughs together - you can see the joy on their faces during a pre-wed picture session
a Couple laughing on beach wrapped in a blanket during an engagement portrait shoot in Cape Kiwanda, Oregon
Couple share their loving engagement photo session with the background of Portland Oregon
Couple in love with the beautiful sunset in Portland Oregon - Engagement Photo Session at Dusk
A silhouette of a couple with background of Portland Oregon | engagement photography
Eagle Point, Oregon Lit Engagement Portrait at Night | A couple inside a covered bridge.
Portland Photographer - Oregon Coast Engagement Shoot - Waterfall Engagement
Oregon Wedding Photographer | Image contains: red love kiss stairs bride groom

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Oregon wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Oregon 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.
Q: Who are the best Oregon wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Oregon 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: How can couples find Oregon photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Oregon 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 Oregon WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Tim + Kristin

Photo by Jared Lindsay

“Holy cow Jared! I want to cry I love them so much! Our trust was very well founded. Thank you. You captured our moments and more. I’m so happy”. – Kristin.

Couple celebrating wedding post-ceremony by the lake at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA

John & Claire

Photo by James Juarez

We've been distracted this weekend moving all of John's stuff into our new LES apartment but rest assured - we have been evenly splitting our time between moving and lovingly gazing at your photos. We love them! They're so beautiful and captured the vibe and energy so well. So exciting!

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!