Los Angeles Wedding Photographers

Los Angeles Wedding Photographers

Find Los Angeles photographers serving: 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

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 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 fast, civil ceremony, 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.

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.
7500 (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.

The newlywed couple exited their backyard wedding ceremony in a private house in Los Angeles, California with joy and enthusiasm
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
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
An after the wedding proposal engagement picture session in Los Angeles in Santa Monica and they loved the environment here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Los Angeles wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Los Angeles 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 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.
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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Los Angeles WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Amanda & David

Photo by William West

You were very responsive and flexible. Your eye and style are fantastic and you are very calm and collected. Since the day we booked over the phone long distance, you made us feel very confident and relaxed in choosing your service. We saw preview photos the very next day and we LOVE them. Your value is excellent and I highly recommend you to anyone. We can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

Outdoor wedding ceremony image of the bride and groom at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg, PA

Kylie & Christopher

Photo by William West

My husband and I are utterly grateful to Will for everything he has done to ensure the capturing of countless precious moments from our special day. From the start, Will was incredibly responsive, informative, patient, flexible, and present. He remained in active communication with us as we navigated the unknowns of the pandemic and was supportive of our difficult decision to postpone our event from 2020 to 2021, without any hesitation or additional requests. When our special day finally arrived in 2021, Will went above and beyond to ensure the capturing of absolutely beautiful and precious moments throughout our special day despite added unforeseen obstacles that arose. His commitment to quality and care has been unwavering, and having just received our wedding photos only confirms that, tenfold. We haven't stopped looking through our photos.. we can't! They are tender, charming, vibrant, authentic, touching, beautiful.. perfect for us. They capture the essence of our day so remarkably, bringing us straight back to each unforgettable moment. We were so impressed from the beginning when Will shared his incredibly reasonable prices with us and explained all that was included...a full day of photography from the early hours to late-night hours of our special day, an online gallery of hundreds of beautifully captured and edited photos with NO watermark, 20 prints of our choice, AND a canvas! When we began planning for our wedding, we looked into a variety of photographers, and Will stood out as the most reasonable by far, without any compromise in quality. We were confident in Will's talents, quality, and professionalism right away, but now that we've worked with him and have received our photo gallery, we can't emphasize enough just how grateful and blessed we feel. We can only hope you make the same decision that we made. We know you will be just as grateful if you do! :)

Tahoe Bleu Wave Boat wedding image captured out on the water.

Sara and Ted

Photo by Kimmi Cranes

The photos are stunning! You definitely made it so much fun and found the love and joy in all of us! We all had such an amazing time. You are an incredibly special person and your light shines through you. We are lucky to have had you as our photographer.