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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Utah Wedding Photographers

Utah Wedding Photographers

Find Utah photographers serving: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan, Provo, Ogden, Park City

Utah Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Utah 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 justice of the peace, themed, secret, 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 boutique, symbolic, 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 Utah Couples

13 Utah Wedding Photographers...

Adventure wedding photography by Kathleen Ricker
4000 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2500 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds

Justin Edmonds

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4300 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4000 (USD)
Adventure elopement and wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3300 (USD)
Tiago Pinheiro Photography for Weddings and Elopements

Tiago Pinheiro

Henderson in Nevada, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
1020 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
1250 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun
1250 (USD)
Weddings, engagements and elopement photography by Kevin Kienitz

Kevin Kienitz

Aurora in Illinois, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)
Destination wedding photographer Jenae Lopez serves couples all over the USA

Jenae Lopez

Evergreen in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2000 (USD)
Gretchen Troop Photography Studio for Weddings, Elopements and Portraits

Gretchen Troop

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2500 (USD)
Aimee Flynn Photo for Adventure Elopements and Desert Weddings

Aimee Flynn

Phoenix in Arizona, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4000 (USD)
Adventure wedding photography by Colt Fetters - Colt and Hannah Photography

Colt Fetters

Durango in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2000 (USD)

Utah Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Zion National Park photography showing a smiling Utah couple in BW at Proposal time
Arches National Park pre - wed image in Moab, Utah using A silhouette of the engaged couple at the window arches
Snow Canyon, Utah Wedding Portraits of a couple walking on the rocks
Mountain engagement photography at Zion National Park with a Sunset over the mountains
Utah- Airbnb Backyard Reception wedding photo of the bride and groom eating a meal
Arches National Park, Utah the groom gives a hand down from a rock in Moab during their sunrise desert engagement session
Seth gives Kim a hand down from a rock in Moab during their sunrise desert engagement session at the Arches National Park, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah Engagement Photos - A couple embracing on the salt flats for a portrait.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Utah wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Utah 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: Who are the best Utah wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Utah WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Wedding Ceremony photography in South Lake Tahoe, California

Allie and Cody

Photo by David Braun

Hi David, Just letting you know I received the memory stick! I love all the extra touches you did, that is really cool and cute! We couldn’t believe it when we opened the package. Thank you again, I really appreciate everything you have done for our engagement and wedding photos. Mahalo- Allie

Millwick, Los Angeles, CA wedding image of the bride and groom

Alex & Kari

Photo by James Juarez

It has been 3 years since our wedding day and your photos and video have only enhanced our memories of it all, in the best way possible. You found a way to capture the joy and love that day held and saved it for us to relive any time we want. Kari and I couldn't be more grateful of the care and thoughtfulness you brought to one of the happiest days of our lives. Thank you!

Ravisloe Country Club wedding photograph from after the ceremony of the bride and groom

Katie and Joel

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Dear Justin, Thank you so much for all your hard work in August! We are so grateful for the photos that captured our wedding day perfectly and will help us remember it forever. Your advice and experience was so valuable and we can't thank you enough.