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!

Austin Wedding Photographers

Find Your Austin Wedding Photographer

Round Rock, Cedar Park, San Marcos, Georgetown, Pflugerville

Austin Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Austin 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 Austin wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

Elopement Photographers for Small Austin Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Austin 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.

Texas - Central WPJA members are ready to document any fast, town hall, small, 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 modern, boutique, outdoor, 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 Austin Couples

8 Austin Wedding Photographers...

Studio Image of Wedding Photographer Vinh Vo of 3M Studios LLC

Vinh Vo

Rockwall in Texas, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
3000 (USD)

Philip Thomas

San Antonio in Texas, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
4500 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay

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

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
2500 (USD)
Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb

Colorado Springs in Colorado, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
3000 (USD)
Amy DeYoung

Amy DeYoung

San Antonio in Texas, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
3800 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Austin Wedding Photographers

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

Austin Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Austin wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Austin pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Austin Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Austin wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Austin 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 Austin photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin wedding day by.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Austin WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Marcela & Rishi

Photo by Philip Thomas

What can we say...thank you so very much for sharing your art and your passion with us during our wedding weekend! Your photos capture the essence of the weekend-the joy, the fun, the passion, the love-you got it all. We can't wait to see "the book" and we can't want to work with you again. Thanks again!

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.

Britney and Chase

Photo by Philip Thomas

I just wanted to give you a Huge THANK YOU!! It has been a pleasure working with you along this wonderful journey. I couldn't be happier with the way everything has turned out! Your talent is truly amazing.