Charlotte Wedding Photographers

Charlotte Wedding Photographers

Find Charlotte photographers serving: Piedmont, Mecklenburg County, Catawba River, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie, Mountain Island Lake

Charlotte Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Charlotte 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 Charlotte, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Charlotte elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Charlotte documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Charlotte Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Charlotte 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 themed, courthouse, civil ceremony, 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.

Charlotte Wedding Venues We Love

6 Charlotte Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Charlotte weddings.
3800 (USD)

Dan Harris

Jacksonville in Florida, US *Now booking Charlotte weddings.
300/hour (USD)
North Carolina wedding photography by Joe Payne

Joe Payne

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Charlotte weddings.
3999 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins

Apex in North Carolina, US *Now booking Charlotte weddings.
3499 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Charlotte Couples

Charlotte Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

North Carolina lifestyle couples photography in the South End of Charlotte showing the light in their love
A North Carolina Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this fun portrait of this Charlotte couple laughing after a drink and a game at a local bar
Circle M City venue event photography | The bride and groom dance with light sabers during their wedding reception on "Star Wars Day"
Founders Hall, Charlotte NC - The bride and groom are introduced at their wedding reception. Fun wedding photos!
Documentary wedding photograph of a groom getting a kiss on the cheek from his father at a Charlotte, Vermont outdoor ceremony near a red barn
Picture of a bride having lipstick wiped off her cheek by a top Charlotte, Vermont wedding photographer
Photo of the bride riding on the groom's back as they exit the ceremony through guests holding sparklers by a Charlotte, NC wedding photographer.
Charlotte wedding photographer captured this black and white photo of the bride tossing her bouquet and the group of women clamoring for it

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Charlotte 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 Charlotte wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Charlotte 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 Charlotte wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Charlotte wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Charlotte 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.
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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!