Charleston Wedding Photographers

Charleston Wedding Photographers

Find Charleston photographers serving: Ansonborough, Charleston Historic District, Daniel Island, Dewees Island, French Quarter, Hampton Park Terrace, Riverland Terrace, Wagener Terrace, West Ashley, Wilson's Farm, Wraggborough

Charleston Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

NO STOPPING LOVE - In recent months, many of our wedding photographers have communicated their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are quickly moving forward with smaller ceremonies.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Charleston Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Charleston 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.

South Carolina WPJA members are ready to document any mini, 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.

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2 Charleston Wedding Photographers...

James Nix

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

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Charleston Couples

Charleston Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Charleston, SC wedding ceremony images | The organist's point of view of the ceremony with the bride and groom
Charleston wedding photographer uses mirrors creatively as we see the groom in the rear view mirror of the car focusing on the dirt road ahead while the bride applies lipstick in the sun visor mirror
Charleston wedding photographer captures from a distance the best man giving his speech under a curtain of twinkle lights
The bride and groom jump off a cliff into a lake as people watch in boats below in this photo by a Charleston, SC wedding photographer.
The bride begins to walk downstairs as her father waits for her below in this photo by a Charleston, SC wedding photographer.
Groomsmen watch the groom as he gets emotional reading a card in this photo by a Charleston, SC wedding photographer.
A woman hugs a man from behind in this photo by a Charleston, SC wedding photographer.
The bride stands next to a man playing the saxophone during the reception in this photo by a Charleston, SC wedding photographer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Charleston 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 Charleston wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Charleston photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Charleston 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: How can couples find reviews of Charleston 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 Charleston wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Charleston WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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!

MJ & Mike

Photo by Ben Chrisman

Dearest Ben, We've run out of superlatives to describe your brilliant work. All we can say now, again and always is thanks for the beautiful pictures. Hiring you was definitely the best decision by far about our wedding. Planning for our big day took a completely different course once we booked you, as if the bar had been "raised" because of the quality and standard your photos would attribute. We were more excited about our photos than anything, the marriage itself being a given. We're so glad your availability opened up for our date because it could've been the biggest regret of our lives had it not. You are an incredible photographer with pure talent, dedication, passion and humility. You've always given us more than what was required of a professional. Thanks for having been such a pleasure to work with, for your tireless spirit, dedication to the art and continuing to inspire us with your work

Kendra & Chris

Photo by Ben Chrisman

Ben, Chris and I don't even know where to begin. You are truly the best! Not only was your photography the most incredible thing my family has ever seen, your personality and charm won us all over. You were so helpful throughout the day in so many ways. We will never be able to repay you for everything you did for us. You made me feel the most calm I have ever felt my whole life on the most 'stressful' day of my life; for that I thank you with all my heart! Every single picture you took at our wedding is a beautiful piece of art; that is what sets you apart from every other wedding photographer out there. You captured every single perfect moment of our perfect day - the funniest moments, the excitement of the day and most importantly, you perfectly captured our love for each other. So, thank you Ben! We love you and everything you are doing for the couples you photograph! We were so blessed to have you