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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Summit County Wedding Photographers

Summit County Wedding Photographers

Find Summit County photographers serving: Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain, Keystone

Summit County Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Summit County 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.

Colorado WPJA members are ready to document any DIY - do it yourself, secret, adventure, 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 modern, outdoor, 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 Summit County Couples

6 Summit County Wedding Photographers...

Colorado wedding photography and intimate elopements by Stacy Gillespie

Stacy Gillespie

Silverthorne in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
4800 (USD)
Colorado Elopement and Wedding Photographer Trent Gillespie

Trent Gillespie

Silverthorne in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
5200 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante

Jesse La Plante

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
6500 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and elopements by Nina Larsen Reed

Nina Larsen Reed

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
2500 (USD)
Engagement photoshoots + wedding and elopement photography by Shea McGrath

Shea McGrath

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
5200 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement images by Mark Creery of Colorado

Mark Creery

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
3000 (USD)

Summit County Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Wedding Venue Pictures by Summit County Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Summit County wedding photos.

Summit County Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A Denver Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, scenic portrait of this Colorado couple at Sapphire Point, Lake Dillon depicting them snuggling up in between trees
Colorado wedding photography contest award winning candid moment from the outdoor ceremony with Wind
A top wedding photographer in Summit County, CO captured this picture of a blowing veil while in Prayer during the outdoor ceremony
Loveland Pass, Summit County Colorado couple hit the slopes for their skiing engagement session in Colorado
Colorado pre wedding and engagement photography in Keystone, CO of the couple laughing while sitting on the forrest floor during their fall engagement photos in Summit County
Summit County, CO Couple in an Aspen grove in fall for their pre - wedding engagement portraits
Artistic fall couple engagement portraits at Summit County, Colorado surrounded by golden aspen leaves
 Peak One in the background of this portrait of a couple | Summit County Engagement Photography

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Summit County wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Summit County 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Summit County wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Summit County wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Summit County photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Summit County 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 Summit County WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Patricia & Kevin

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We were so honored to have you share in our special day. The pics are absolutely amazing! We can’t thank you enough. Please accept this small token of our appreciation of your hard work and beautiful photos. We are so happy with the final product! You rock! Thank you again.

Photo of Bride and Groom Toasts at TenMile Station | Breckenridge Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Kristin & Greg

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We can’t thank you enough for our amazing photos! There are so many perfect shots that I’m afraid our house will end up looking like a shrine of our wedding! You guys were easily the best decision for our wedding. Thank you so much for all of your help, advice, suggestions and recommendations. We love that we have ended up with new friends through this experience! Please keep in touch!

Spruce Mountain Ranch, Larkspur, CO bride and groom recessing from wedding ceremony

Nerisse & Rob

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you so much for contributing to our wedding day. Our phone calls and emails gave us confidence that you will capture moments with our family and friends that we will cherish forever. Your website and unique portfolio are what drew us to you – it sets you apart from others so we are really excited to see our day through your lens/eye. Thank you for capturing our day for us to remember.