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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Asheville Wedding Photographers

Asheville Wedding Photographers

Find Asheville photographers serving: Buncombe County, French Broad River, Swannanoa River, Western North Carolina

Asheville Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Asheville 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 Carolina WPJA members are ready to document any quick, fast, pop-up, 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 religious, non-traditional, 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 Asheville Couples

6 Asheville Wedding Photographers...

Engagement, elopement and wedding photography by Samantha Moore of So Many Moments LLC

Samantha Moore

Sarasota in Florida, US *Now booking Asheville weddings.
2950 (USD)

James Nix

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking Asheville weddings.
2500 (USD)

Eva Russo

Fairfax in Virginia, US *Now booking Asheville weddings.
3400 (USD)
North Carolina wedding photography by Joe Payne

Joe Payne

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Asheville weddings.
3999 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Asheville Wedding Photographers

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

Asheville Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A spiritual black and white Asheville, NC documentary wedding picture showing Bridesmaids supporting the bride during a prayer before the ceremony
Pisgah National Forest couple pre-wed portrait of a couple that was enjoying themselves in a hemlock thicket during twilight
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC session for a carefree engaged couple wanting a Silhouette portrait at sunset
Graveyard Fields, Asheville, NC couple engagement portraits with a couple at the end of a rhododendron tunnel during fall color change
Pisgah National Forest, Asheville, NC pre-wed portraits for a fun couple in the scene that compliments the landscape
View this dramatic wedding image taken at the Crest Center in Asheville, NC of the Bride and Groom making their grand entrance lit by natural light coming in through the windows
Asheville bride and groom to be, modeling for a NC pre-wedding picture by North Carolina Photographer "I used the shadows of the mountain, to give me a background to make the couple pop out. She started spinning and I captured her in a great moment"
North Carolina bride and groom to be, sitting for an Asheville pre-wedding engagement session of the couple sitting along waterfall after a surprise proposal where she said yes

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Asheville wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Asheville 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 Asheville 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 Asheville wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Asheville 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 Asheville wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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Kaleigh & Brent

Photo by James Nix

Brent and I, as well as our entire family and friends, are absolutely in love with all of our pictures... People have told us our pictures look like they are out of a magazine. All of our pictures truly document our wedding day from start to finish even including all of the small details. We couldn't be more pleased... Thank you so much James!