Los Angeles Wedding Photographers

Los Angeles Wedding Photographers

Our Los Angeles photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: LA, Long Beach, Glendale, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Santa Clarita, San Gabriel, South Bay, Pasadena, Lancaster, Pomona

Los Angeles Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Los Angeles photographers are ready to accommodate.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Los Angeles Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Los Angeles 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.

California - Southern WPJA members are ready to document any small, mini, fast, 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.

26 Los Angeles Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2200 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2500 (USD)
California wedding photography by Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

Palos Verdes Estates in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
5500 (USD)
Engagement couple portraits and elopement photography by Brenda Bravo - Bravo Image

Brenda Bravo

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2000 (USD)
USA engagement and wedding photography by Matei Horvath

Matei Horvath

Woodland Hills in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3900 (USD)
California Couple Portrait Sessions and Wedding Photography by Stephanie Secrest

Stephanie Secrest

Arroyo Grande in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3300 (USD)
Madison wedding and elopement photography by Ilana Bar-av of Wisconsin

Ilana Bar av

Madison in Wisconsin, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
4800 (USD)
CA Engagemen, Wedding and Elopement Photography by Tyler Vu

Tyler Vu

San Jose in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Ray Iavasile of Michigan

Ray Iavasile

Birmingham in Michigan, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3000 (USD)
California wedding photography by Brett Butterstein

Brett Butterstein

Encinitas in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3500 (USD)
Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
4500 (USD)
Adventure wedding and elopement photography by Kimmi Cranes

Kimmi Cranes

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2000 (USD)
Studio Image of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Vinh Vo of 3M Studios LLC

Vinh Vo

Rockwall in Texas, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2000 (USD)

Dennis Viera

in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3200 (USD)

Gingi Freeman

Visalia in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
1400 (USD)
Image of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2350 (USD)
Color portrait of wedding and elopement photographer Maria Grinchuk

Maria Grinchuk

Seattle in Washington, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
1150 (USD)
Jason Kaczorowski, Destination Wedding Photography - USA

Jason Kaczorowski

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3600 (USD)
Studio portrait of Wes Shinn - owner / wedding and elopement photography studio

Wes Shinn

Chesapeake in Virginia, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Los Angeles Couples

Los Angeles Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Los Angeles Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Los Angeles Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A fantastic movie theater in town, with nice lighting at night, helps to make a great engagement photo at the Old Cinema, Los Angeles
Random street spot for a prewedding photo in a Los Angeles Street
The newlywed couple exited their backyard wedding ceremony in a private house in Los Angeles, California with joy and enthusiasm
The groom ties his necktie while his bride watches him at the Silver Lake Pool & Inn, Los Angeles, California
In the sunshine over Valentine DTLA in S California, the ring bearer high-fives guests while walking down the aisle of Los Angeles wedding ceremony
The newlywed exits while their family members throw flower seeds at them at Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
Outside at Elysian Park, Los Angeles, the bride and groom walk through flower petals after their ceremony
Getting creative with light and glass during this couple portrait session in Los Angeles, California
Best documentary wedding photo from Valentine Venue in Los Angeles showing the California bride as she puts on shoes
Valentine DTLA wedding image from a Los Angeles venue showing flowergirls blowing bubbles and walking down the aisle during the wedding ceremony
At the Valentine wedding venue, Los Angeles, CA, the flower girls admire their crowns before the ceremony
An after the marriage proposal Los Angeles engagement photograph created during a cool sunset right under a pier for a silhouette image

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Los Angeles photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Los Angeles 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Millwick, Los Angeles, CA wedding image of the bride and groom

Alex & Kari

Photo by James Juarez

It has been 3 years since our wedding day and your photos and video have only enhanced our memories of it all, in the best way possible. You found a way to capture the joy and love that day held and saved it for us to relive any time we want. Kari and I couldn't be more grateful of the care and thoughtfulness you brought to one of the happiest days of our lives. Thank you!

 Merchants House Museum of New York wedding image of the couple walking outside

Elizabeth & Tillman

Photo by William West

Oh man, these are SO great!! Wow! Thank you for passing these on. Thank you again for helping make our day so special!

Susan & Benjamin

Photo by William West

Our wedding photo experience with you was exceptional! You were very professional and creative. All of our photographs turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. You were able to capture the feelings and the beauty of our very special day in every photo. You were a pleasure to work with and our wedding day turned out to be the most amazing day. Your relaxed and creative style allowed us to have a lot of fun and really be ourselves. Most of the time, we didn’t even know you were there taking our photo. The photographs are amazing and we had so many to choose from. You set out to capture the beauty and magic of our special day and succeeded beyond all of our expectations. You are a true professional and talented photographer. We can’t thank you enough for providing us with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!