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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Tennessee Wedding Photographers

Tennessee Wedding Photographers

Find Tennessee photographers serving: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro and Pigeon Forge

Tennessee Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Tennessee 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 Tennessee, 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 Tennessee elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Tennessee 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, Tennessee documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

Elopement Photographers for Small Tennessee Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Tennessee 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, city hall, 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 modern, religious, romantic, 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 Tennessee Couples

8 Tennessee Wedding Photographers...

Cindy Brown Photography

Cindy Brown

Atlanta in Georgia, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2700 (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso

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

Eva Russo

Fairfax in Virginia, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
3400 (USD)
Sarah Whitmeyer - North Carolina Wedding Images

Sarah Whitmeyer

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2000 (USD)
Andrew Alwert Studios for creative storytelling elopement and wedding images using a documentary-style

Andrew Alwert

Gretna in Louisiana, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2500 (USD)
Creative wedding images by Nathan Whitworth

Nathan Whitworth

Greenville in South Carolina, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2199 (USD)

Tennessee Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Anakeesta post proposal portrait session with a Gatlinburg engagement photographer of a Tennessee newly engaged bride to be showing off her ring at the heart shaped twigloo at Anakeesta
Anakeesta Tower post proposal engagement session with a Tennessee wedding photographer showing a Gatlinburg couple holding hands
An outstanding Pigeon Forge wedding picture of this Tennessee bride with the trees and sky in the background
An extraordinary Knoxville wedding picture by a pro Tennessee photographer at Sacred Heart Cathedral revealing The bride and the groom standing in the background as the church singer performs a beautiful song
Great Smoky Mountains, TN playful Creative portrait created as the couple shows off the engagement ring
Great Smoky Mountains, TN Portrait of the couple in a wooded area of the smoky mountains
Great Smoky Mountains, TN pre-wedding engagement Silhouette photo of the couple during a beautiful sunset
Great Smoky Mountains pre-wedding engagement Black and white photo of the couple looking out to the surroundings as they stand at the top of the mountain

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Tennessee wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Tennessee 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 Tennessee wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Tennessee WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

A New Orleans bride and groom share a dance together during their French Quarter wedding reception in Louisiana

Sally and Michael

Photo by Andrew Alwert

These beautiful photographs are so fabulous and fantastic! They are such a beautiful reminder of one of the best moments in my life. Your art blows me away! Thank you for these wonderful reminders of a beautiful night!

Maggie & Tim

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, greetings from St. Kitts! Tim and I just watched the slideshow a couple times, and the pictures are FAN-TAS-TIC! Love love love them. Kudos to you and Sharon, and we can't wait to see more. Hope you guys are doing well. Maggie

A wedding ceremony picture of a New Orleans bride and groom during their vow exchange inside a Louisiana church

Ashley and Blake

Photo by Andrew Alwert

Andrew, I can't thank you enough for these absolutely stunning pictures! I'm telling all of my friends to run, not walk, to book you for all of their photography needs!! You are simply the best. Ashley