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!

Utah Wedding Photographers

Find Your Utah Wedding Photographer

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 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 Utah wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

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A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals
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Best Wedding and Elopement Photographers | the couples civil ceremony

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 city hall, justice of the peace, town 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 outdoor, intimate, non-traditional, 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

12 Utah Wedding Photographers...

Adventure wedding photography by Autumn Parry

Autumn Parry

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3700 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds

Justin Edmonds

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4300 (USD)
Adventure wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2700 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4000 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2500 (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)
Destination weddings and elopement photography by Dennis Mock

Dennis Mock

San Diego in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)
Engagement and wedding photography by Jill Goehring - Half A Rice Studios

Jill Goehring

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4200 (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 Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Utah wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Utah pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Utah 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 Utah photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Utah 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.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Utah 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 Utah wedding day by.
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.
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
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them and their fiancés on this special day. So how do you infuse your wedding with all the romance but none of the fuss? ALONE AT LAST Many couples these days are opting to elope rather than planning a large wedding. For the no-...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Utah WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Wedding Ceremony photography in South Lake Tahoe, California

Allie and Cody Liberatore

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

Melissa and Jordan

Photo by Justin Edmonds

They are amazing! Thank you so very much for everything, it was a pleasure having you be a part of our journey, from engagement to marriage. The pictures really show our happiness and love, they’re perfect. Thank you!

Kathy & John

Photo by Carl Bower

What a happy surprise!  We didn't expect to see these for several days yet.  They look awesome!  John and I will review them together and get back to you.   Thanks so much for photographing our wedding.  It was so wonderful not only have you do it from a professional standpoint but it was great to have you there.  You get us.   We'll talk to you soon and thanks for the fast turn around!