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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Washington Wedding Photographers

Washington Wedding Photographers

Find Washington photographers serving: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Mercer Island, Lake Washington, and all of the Pacific Northwest

Washington Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Washington 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, small, justice of the peace, 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 intimate, casual, unique, 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 Washington Couples

16 Washington Wedding Photographers...

Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4500 (USD)

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
5450 (USD)
Ontario / Brampton wedding and elopement photography by Aniket Sananse of Canada

Aniket Sananse

Brampton in Ontario, CA *Now booking Washington weddings.
2000 (CAD)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
1950 (USD)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

Leah Moyers

Sevierville in Tennessee, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Jerome Pollos Self Portrait, a wedding and elopement photographer of the WPJA

Jerome Pollos

Coeur d'Alene in Idaho, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay

Fort Worth in Texas, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2100 (USD)

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2500 (USD)
USA wedding photography by Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2000 (USD)
BW studio portrait of adventure wedding photographer Eliza Slobodzian

Eliza Slobodzian

Cochrane in Alberta, CA *Now booking Washington weddings.
3500 (CAD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
1250 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
1250 (USD)
Aimee Flynn Photo for Adventure Elopements and Desert Weddings

Aimee Flynn

Phoenix in Arizona, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4000 (USD)

Washington Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A District of Columbia Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, black and white portrait of this Washington DC couple walking in the snow near the Washington Monument
Best Washington DC wedding photojournalism picture from The Mayflower as the groom is lifted in the air during the wedding reception party as guests laugh all around
Washington DC wedding reportage photojournalist created this image as two groomsmen play chess while the groom is getting ready
Washington DC wedding reportage photographer captured this moment at the District Winery as the groom signs passionately to his new bride
An emotional Washington DC documentary wedding photography example from The National Mall showing a tender embrace between family members at a private small wedding ceremony
World's most artistic and best wedding couple portraits from District Winery in Washington DC of a bride and groom walking together
A Washington DC documentary-style wedding image at the District Winery showing a moment as The groom serenades his bride during the reception
On location Washington DC engagement portrait shoot showing The couple is throwing the cards in the air

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Couple celebrating wedding post-ceremony by the lake at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA

John & Claire

Photo by James Juarez

We've been distracted this weekend moving all of John's stuff into our new LES apartment but rest assured - we have been evenly splitting our time between moving and lovingly gazing at your photos. We love them! They're so beautiful and captured the vibe and energy so well. So exciting!

Edgewood at Tahoe wedding ceremony photography

LAURA AND SID

Photo by David Braun

Hi David, You were so great to work with and the pictures are really stunning. We will leave you a review ASAP, hoping to get to it this weekend! Thank you for everything!

Amy & Matt

Photo by Ron Storer

I must say again, that I love what you've done to capture the memories of our special day. Matt and I both really appreciate how you've expressed our personalities so accurately with your shots and the candid yet flattering moments you captured. You have a gift and your genuine interest in us only made the photos that much better! Thanks again!