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!

San Jose-CR Wedding Photographers

Find Your San Jose-CR Wedding Photographer

San Jose-CR Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our San Jose-CR 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 San Jose-CR 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
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small San Jose-CR Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small San Jose-CR 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.

Costa Rica WPJA members are ready to document any sea, adventure, 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 outdoor, intimate, unique, 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 San Jose-CR Couples

2 San Jose-CR Wedding Photographers...

BW wedding photography by Mauricio Urena

Mauricio Urena

San José in San Jose, CR *Now booking San Jose-CR weddings.
1900 (USD)
Kevin Heslin, Costa Rica Wedding Photography

Kevin Heslin

Manuel Antonio in Puntarenas, CR *Now booking San Jose-CR weddings.
1000 (USD)

San Jose-CR Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my San Jose-CR 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 San Jose-CR wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked San Jose-CR wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the San Jose-CR 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: How can couples find San Jose-CR photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for San Jose-CR 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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