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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Los Angeles Wedding Photographers

Find Your Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

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Los Angeles Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Los Angeles 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 brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small Los Angeles 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 city hall, town hall, mini, 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 religious, boutique, outdoor, 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 Los Angeles Couples

24 Los Angeles Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
1950 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2500 (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)
Brett Butterstein

Brett Butterstein

Encinitas in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3500 (USD)
CA Engagemen, Wedding and Elopement Photography by Tyler Vu

Tyler Vu

San Jose in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
4000 (USD)
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)
Southern California and Orange County wedding photography by Leo Do of Capture the Moment Studio

Leo Do

Fullerton in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2500 (USD)

Panayis Chrysovergis

Uxbridge in London, GB *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2500 (GBP)
Weddings, couple engagement photoshoots and elopement photography by Lukas Guillaume

Lukas Guillaume

Miami in Florida, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3000 (USD)

Dennis Viera

in California, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portrait of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2200 (USD)
BW wedding photography by Ricardo Jayme
1000 (USD)
Studio Image of Wedding Photographer Vinh Vo of 3M Studios LLC

Vinh Vo

Rockwall in Texas, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
3000 (USD)
Creative wedding photography by Wes Shinn

Wes Shinn

Chesapeake in Virginia, US *Now booking Los Angeles weddings.
2300 (USD)

Los Angeles Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

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

Los Angeles Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Los Angeles wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Los Angeles pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Los Angeles Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

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: 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: 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Los Angeles WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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!

Katie & Tom

Photo by William West

Will... I am dying over the pics! They are stunning! Thank you, thank you for everything and being so easy to work with!

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!