South Carolina Wedding Photographers

South Carolina Wedding Photographers

Our South Carolina photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Columbia, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach

South Carolina Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

South Carolina Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small South Carolina 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 secret, city hall, town hall, 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 South Carolina Wedding Venues

10 South Carolina Wedding Photographers...

Carolinas Wedding Photography by Hannah Lockaby

Hannah Lockaby, a skilled wedding photographer in Inman, SC, with a storytelling background. Passionate about capturing genuine moments, Hannah cherishes her small-town life with husband Ryan and sons Calvin and Max.

800 (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso is a East Coast USA-based wedding photographer, dad, husband, and diaper-changing ninja. He and his wife are high school sweethearts and love documenting their daughter's sweet moments and adventures.

Joshua Grasso

Buford in Georgia, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2800 (USD)

Neil Thurston is a wedding photojournalist who specializes in capturing the raw, candid moments of a couple's big day. With a background in action sports photography and extensive international experience, Neil has honed his journalistic style to create unique and...

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
500/hour (USD)
Song Johns wedding and elopement photography of Blooming Dreams Photo

Song Johns is an acclaimed documentary wedding photographer and the founder of Blooming Dreams Photo. With her unique artistic approach, she skillfully captures the genuine emotions and fleeting moments of each couple's wedding day.

Song Johns

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2900 (USD)
A black and white portrait of wedding photographer Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler, an experienced wedding photographer with a strong background in traditional photography, studio lighting, and English literature, has documented over 400 weddings. She takes a documentary approach to storytelling, aiming to capture authentic, heartfelt moments...

Lacey Butler

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding elopement photography by Bryan Aleman - L'amour Artistic Wedding Media

Traveling wedding photographer Bryan Aleman brings a passion for capturing natural emotions and a romantic spirit to his work. With a background split between Honduras and the USA, his skills in wedding, engagement, and elopement photography have flourished.

Bryan Aleman

Pigeon Forge in Tennessee, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
700/hour (USD)
Gloria Ruth - Wedding and elopement photography

Gloria Ruth

Plantation in Florida, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
5500 (USD)

In journalistic style, Dan Harris, an experienced newspaper photojournalist, captures the intimate moments of love and joy that unfold during weddings. With over 20 years of experience and an impressive portfolio, he skillfully documents each event, preserving the essence...

Dan Harris

Jacksonville in Florida, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
400/hour (USD)
Portrait of Savannah lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer Morgan Powell

Morgan Powell is a wedding photographer from Savannah, Georgia. She holds a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and has 11 years of experience. Morgan enjoys boating, scuba diving, and exploring Savannah with her husband and their Golden Doodle, Frank...

Morgan Powell

Pooler in Georgia, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
5090 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of wedding photographer Tom Waldenberg

As a wedding photojournalist based in the Eastern U.S., Tom Waldenberg uses his keen eye and storytelling skills to capture raw and authentic moments for couples. When he's not behind the lens, you can find him strumming his guitar for local bands or nurturing his...

Tom Waldenberg

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
3000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving South Carolina Couples

South Carolina Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

An enchanting engagement session captured on the sandy shores of Hilton Head Island, as the couple sits among sea grasses during a sunset session.
Bride sheds a tear while praying with groom at Aurora Farms wedding ceremony, captured between groomsmen's shoulders.
A touching moment captured at the Southern Bleachery wedding venue in Taylors, SC, as the groom is moved to turn away briefly to compose himself during the emotional ceremony.
At the Pretty Place Chapel Ceremony, the bride and groom's families come together for a heartfelt prayer. This picture captures the beautiful open back church and its breathtaking view of the valley and mountains.
The bride's entrance to the Georgetown, SC outdoor ceremony was captured in a beautiful wedding photo taken from the bedroom window
The engaged couple was standing in Reedy Park Greenville SC, surrounded by tall buildings creating an urban street scene, for their pre wedding lifestyle portrait
The engaged couple enjoyed a lifestyle pre-wedding portrait at Reedy Park in Greenville, SC, with the sun shining down on them as he kissed her shoulder from their spot atop the stone wall forty feet up
Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina environmental engagement e-session - "Sunset images at this beach are magic at this beach. I love capturing reflections as the sunsets"
Mount Pleasant Beach, South Carolina Sunset silhouette couple portraits on the sand dunes
Wrightsville Manor, Wrightville, SC Wedding Photographer - Singing while dancing at the reception party
The South Carolina couple embracing under a blue dusk sky and bridge
A South Carolina Couple lit under tall palm trees and a dark blue sky

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best South Carolina wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top South Carolina 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 reviews of South Carolina wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those South Carolina wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my South Carolina 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 South Carolina wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND South Carolina WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Corley & Don

Photo by Neil Thurston

Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.

Michelle and Peter

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you for the amazing pictures! They are absoloutely breathtaking! You both captured every single detail of the day and every picture tells a story. You both did a phenomenal job and were such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough for these amazing memories!

Kitty Hawk Wedding Photography by Neil GT Photographer

Heather and Andrew

Photo by Neil Thurston

Wow! I am speechless, these photos are absoloutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing these precious moments on our wedding day!