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!

Texas - Southern Wedding Photographers

Find Your Texas - Southern Wedding Photographer

San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Brownsville, McAllen

Texas - Southern Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Texas - Southern 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 Texas - Southern 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 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

Elopement Photographers for Small Texas - Southern Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Texas - Southern 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 courthouse, fast, small, 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 casual, non-traditional, 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 Texas - Southern Couples

13 Texas - Southern Wedding Photographers...

Philip Thomas

San Antonio in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
4500 (USD)
Engaged couple portraits and wedding photography by Shannon Cain

Shannon Cain

New Braunfels in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
3900 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
2500 (USD)

Morgan Lynn Razi

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
6500 (USD)
Amy DeYoung

Amy DeYoung

San Antonio in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
3800 (USD)
Engagement and wedding photography by Jill Goehring - Half A Rice Studios

Jill Goehring

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
4200 (USD)
Studio Image of Wedding Photographer Vinh Vo of 3M Studios LLC

Vinh Vo

Rockwall in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
3000 (USD)

Robert Walker

Dallas in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
2400 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay

Fort Worth in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
2100 (USD)
Bill McCullough Photography

Bill McCullough

Austin in Texas, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
2550 (USD)
Adventure wedding and elopement photography by Erin Witt

Erin Witt

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
3250 (USD)
Weddings, engagements and elopement photography by Kevin Kienitz

Kevin Kienitz

Aurora in Illinois, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
3000 (USD)
USA engagement and wedding photography by Matei Horvath

Matei Horvath

Woodland Hills in California, US *Now booking Texas - Southern weddings.
3900 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Texas - Southern Wedding Photographers

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

Texas - Southern Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Texas - Southern wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Texas - Southern 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Texas - Southern 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 Texas - Southern wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Texas - Southern photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Texas - Southern 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Texas - Southern WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

The Century Hall black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom

Caleb and Bayley

Photo by Jared Lindsay

JARED, these are amazing, I’ve been laughing and crying as I scroll through them all. You killed it!!! -Bayley

Britney and Chase

Photo by Philip Thomas

I just wanted to give you a Huge THANK YOU!! It has been a pleasure working with you along this wonderful journey. I couldn't be happier with the way everything has turned out! Your talent is truly amazing.

Marcela & Rishi

Photo by Philip Thomas

What can we say...thank you so very much for sharing your art and your passion with us during our wedding weekend! Your photos capture the essence of the weekend-the joy, the fun, the passion, the love-you got it all. We can't wait to see "the book" and we can't want to work with you again. Thanks again!