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!

United States Wedding Photographers

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United States Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our United States 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 United States 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 United States Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small United States 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.

North America WPJA members are ready to document any town hall, pop-up, city 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your casual, symbolic, boutique, 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 United States Couples

274 United States Wedding Photographers...

Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds
4300 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante
5500 (USD)
2300 (USD)
Cindy Brown Photography
2700 (USD)
CA Engagemen, Wedding and Elopement Photography by Tyler Vu
4000 (USD)
Northern California wedding photography by Drew Bird - Creative Storytelling
3500 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Jean-Baptiste Chauvin

Jean-Baptiste Chauvin

Versailles, FR *Now booking United States weddings.
1800 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Will Tee - SW Wedding Photo Studio

Will Tee

Taipei City, TW *Now booking United States weddings.
2000 (USD)
Isabelle Bazin Wedding and Elopement Photographer - isasouri photo

Isabelle Bazin

Goutz, FR *Now booking United States weddings.
1770 (EUR)
Freek Nagtzaam is a wedding photographer going by the studio name of Platimo Photography

Freek Nagtzaam

's-Hertogenbosch in Noord Brabant, NL *Now booking United States weddings.
1495 (EUR)
Franck Petit

Franck Petit

Serignac sur Garonne, FR *Now booking United States weddings.
1900 (EUR)
Lifestyle portrait of Paolo Blocar, Wedding and Elopement Photographer of Aria di Foto

Paolo Blocar

Trieste in Trieste, IT *Now booking United States weddings.
1700 (EUR)
Elopement wedding photography by Simon Leclercq

Simon Leclercq

Leuven in Vlaams Brabant, BE *Now booking United States weddings.
1750 (EUR)
Weddings, engagement portraits and elopement photography by Nikhol Esteras

Nikhol Esteras

Oaxaca de Juárez in Oaxaca, MX *Now booking United States weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Simona Cancelli

Simona Cancelli

Siracusa in Siracusa, IT *Now booking United States weddings.
1500 (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photographer Juan Carlos Calderon, of Car & Mel Photography

Juan Carlos Calderon

Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, MX *Now booking United States weddings.
4000 (USD)

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2 more photographers available for your wedding...

3000 US Dollar

Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo: Adam Boole

St. Louis Park in Minnesota, United States

Wedding Venue Pictures by United States Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning United States wedding photos.

United States Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked United States wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the United States 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small United States 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 United States wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find United States photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for United States 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
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that mean all the attention has to be on you as well? FROM VOWS TO CHITCHAT, WHICH REMAINS SACRED? Traditional weddings often require some degree of performance on the part of the couple, whether that is in the form of reciting...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND United States WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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.

Tanya & Pete

Photo by William West

Thank you so much William! I just took a quick spin through and they are beautiful! Again, super big thank you. Pete and I know how early you came and how late you worked and we REALLY appreciate it. The pictures are beautiful and it's so wonderful having these moments captured forever. You were a pleasure to work with and I plan to recommend you to anyone who asks.

Picture of the Bride and Groom Shoe Game | Della Terra Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Courtney & Derek

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We don’t think we could ever say thank you enough! Every photo you took from our engagement session and our wedding amazes us. As you can tell it is hard to pick our favorite! We had so much fun going on adventures with you to take photos, especially hiking up a mountain in our wedding attire. Thank you for all your hard work on the photos and going above and beyond with your creativity. We will always remember trying to have a romantic moment and Moira always popping in. It gave us many funny memories. We can’t wait to go on our next adventurous photo shoot with you guys and drink some whiskey. If you need a reference feel free to reach out to us!