Washington Wedding Photographers

Washington Wedding Photographers

Our Washington photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: 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

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Washington photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Washington elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

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!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Washington Photographers for Large or Small 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 secret, town hall, fast, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Washington Wedding Venues

18 Washington Wedding Photographers...

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
5950 (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)
Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4500 (USD)
Pro documentary-style wedding photography by Bradley Hanson

Bradley Hanson

St. Paul in Minnesota, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4000 (USD)
BW studio portrait of adventure wedding photographer Eliza Slobodzian

Eliza Slobodzian

Cochrane in Alberta, CA *Now booking Washington weddings.
3500 (CAD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Tanushree Vaidya

Tanushree Vaidya

Hayward in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
3500 (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.
2200 (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)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2750 (USD)
Robert Knapp, Pacific Northwest weddings by Modern Art Photography Studio

Robert Knapp

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2200 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Washington Couples

Washington Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Washington Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

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.

At the Broadway Hall, Bellingham, WA, an emotional bride reads special vows written for her new stepchildren
Washington documentary-style wedding image from a Lake Tapps private home showing The mother of the groom, who's battling brain cancer, insists on making the traditional mother and son dance happen
Lake Tapps, WA winning image from the best documentary style wedding photography contest in the world showing The bride gets a sunscreen touch-up during a hot July wedding
Dunbarton House, Washington, DC wedding image | The father of the bride gives a toast
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: 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.
Q: How can couples find Washington photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Washington 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.
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The Century Hall black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom

Caleb and Bayley

Photo by Jared Lindsay

JARED, these are amazing, I’ve been laughing and crying as I scroll through them all. You killed it!!! -Bayley

Tim + Kristin

Photo by Jared Lindsay

“Holy cow Jared! I want to cry I love them so much! Our trust was very well founded. Thank you. You captured our moments and more. I’m so happy”. – Kristin.

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!