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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Denver Wedding Photographers

Denver Wedding Photographers

Find Denver photographers serving: Aurora, Lakewood, Golden, Commerce City

Denver Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Denver 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 Denver, 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 Denver elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Denver 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, Denver documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small Denver Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Denver 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.

Colorado WPJA members are ready to document any fast, small, quick, 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, symbolic, non-traditional, 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 Denver Couples

13 Denver Wedding Photographers...

Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz

Lakewood in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
4900 (USD)
Colorado adventure weddings, elopements and engagement photography by Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Arvada in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
3600 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds
4300 (USD)
Destination wedding photographer Jenae Lopez serves couples all over the USA

Jenae Lopez

Evergreen in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
2000 (USD)
Denver adventure wedding elopement photos by Jennifer Garza of Colorado

Jennifer Garza

Commerce City in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
2000 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and elopements by Nina Larsen Reed

Nina Larsen Reed

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
2500 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie Sizer

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
3300 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement images by Mark Creery of Colorado

Mark Creery

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
3000 (USD)
Colorado engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Sean Lara

Sean Lara

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Denver weddings.
2250 (USD)

Denver Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A most creative wedding photo from Denver, Colorado - the couple standing in doorway where they are having their intimate wedding
Top, and timeless wedding photography from Denver, Colorado during a portrait session of the couple hugging in a doorway of an old Victoria house at dusk
A beautiful Denver couple portrait at the Balistreri Vineyards showing the bride and groom in the barrel room of a vineyard
A beautiful Denver couple portrait at Balistreri Vineyards showing A silhouette of the wedding couple with a wine glass at sunset
Colorado wedding reportage photojournalist created this image at the brewery reception location showing couples first dance with a rainbow
A pictorial Colorado documentary wedding photography example from an outdoor, winter elopement ceremony
A top Denver wedding photographer captured this picture of guests dancing at reception
A top featured image from Colorado among the best wedding photography showing the Couples first dance during their at-home wedding reception party

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Denver wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Denver wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Denver 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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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Denver WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Emerson Fields wedding photography from the reception with bride and groom on dance floor

Sienna and Jacob

Photo by Justin Edmonds

WE ARE CRYING. THEY ARE SO GOOD. Gotta go, we're going to go look at them all over again. I have never seen better wedding photos in my life and I will flex on everyone soon.

Freight wedding image from a Leadville, CO outdoor event

Kae and Reid

Photo by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie & Mike, We can't thank you enough for making our wedding weekend so incredibly special. Besides being kick-ass photographers :), you both are the most fun, thoughtful, and generally awesome people, and we've had such a great time getting to know you. Thank you for our amazing pre-wedding surprise box... that was such a perfect way to spend our evening, and we really appreciate you sneaking that over to us :) And thank you for all the million little ways you helped our day go smoothly, and of course, for capturing it all for us. I hope we can stay in touch moving forward! :)

Outdoor wedding ceremony at the Garden of the Gods Club

Shabnam and Joseph

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Choosing you was the easiest part of the shit show that was wedding planning. Working with you is something I would choose over a hundred times, you get how silly and impulsive we are . And You’re so damn tall, but you move like a ghost to get a shot that is as if it was taken from right in front of me. I remember dancing with you for like two seconds, and otherwise, don’t remember seeing you. It’s unbelievable. Thank you for capturing our wedding so perfectly. I would love to buy you a drink whenever you’re in town and are free.