Austin Wedding Photographers

Austin Wedding Photographers

Our Austin photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Round Rock, Cedar Park, San Marcos, Georgetown, Pflugerville

Austin Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Austin - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Austin photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Austin 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, Austin documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Austin Photographers for Large or Small 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 themed, small, city 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Austin Wedding Venues

8 Austin Wedding Photographers...

Bill McCullough Wedding Photography

Bill McCullough is an American wedding photographer. He is self-taught, with his work published in many esteemed publications. His wedding work has been purchased for museums and was chosen as a Fotofest discovery in 2012.

2550 (USD)
Adventure weddings and elopement photography by Lauren Lindley

Lauren Lindley - Traveling wedding photographer specializing in capturing unforgettable moments. Enjoys people and gets them to feel comfortable in front of the lens.

4200 (USD)

Philip Thomas is a renowned wedding photographer with over two decades of experience. He learned his craft in England before moving to the US and honing his skills shooting local news, models and actors. This creativity has since been focused to the art of capturing wedding...

Philip Thomas

San Antonio in Texas, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
3800 (USD)
Studio Image of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Vinh Vo of 3M Studios LLC

As a documentary wedding photographer, Vinh Vo brings his skills as a mechanical engineer and a pro-photographer to capture the essence of each couple's wedding day.

Vinh Vo

Rockwall in Texas, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
2000 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang, a wedding photographer based in Houston, has been capturing visual stories since 2007. With her photojournalistic style, her work has been featured in wedding guides and bridal blogs nationwide. Emily co-started 1314 STUDIO in 2010.

Emily Liang

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

Jared Lindsay is a traveling wedding photographer addicted to shooting small-ish, untraditional weddings worldwide. With a background in freelance photography since 2002, Jared has honed his skills in capturing authentic and unique moments.

Jared Lindsay

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

Maria Newman, an authentic documentary photographer, developed her love for wedding storytelling when a friend requested her to photograph their wedding during her studies.

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Austin weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Amanda Lamb

In her career as a visual storyteller, Amanda Lamb employs a journalistic style to capture authentic moments. With her unobtrusive approach, she expertly documents life through her camera lens, using her background as a high school social studies teacher to effectively...

Amanda Lamb

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

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Austin Couples

Austin Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A documentary wedding photographer captured this award-winning image at Thompson Hotel in Austin, Texas. Guests lift the bride, a former cheerleader, during the reception. She stands above everyone under dazzling DJ lights.
In Austin, Texas, kids enjoy the wedding celebration as they play around during the cake cutting ceremony. This black and white photo captures the lively atmosphere and nighttime ambiance created by the beautiful strings of lights.
An engaged couple bow heads to each other along Auditorium Shores, Austin, Texas
Couple drink a beer in a bathtub during portrait session at Sekrit Theater, Austin, Texas
Guests at the outdoor wedding reception in Austin, TX had an unforgettable night as the bride showed off her skills on the mechanical bull while wearing a cowboy hat
At the Commodore Perry Estate, the bride and bridesmaid hold hands in excitement during the day preps in Austin, TX
Austin post proposal portrait photos of a happy Texas couple covered in color chalk
Texas post proposal photography showing a smiling Austin couple in a colored water fountain and lit at night
This authentic and emotional wedding day moment from the Allan House in Austin, Texas was recorded by a documentary wedding photographer showing Wedding guests crying after speech at the outdoor reception venue
South Congress, Austin mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day with an urban/street vibe
South Congress, Austin mini urban/street photo session with a sweet kiss and a glass reflection
Austin TX engagement portrait of a couple holding each other in front of a mural

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Austin wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Austin 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.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Austin 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 Austin wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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.
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...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...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...Read more


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!

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

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.