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!

Minneapolis Wedding Photographers

Find Your Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

Minneapolis Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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
October 11th, 2021
Best Wedding and Elopement Photographers | the couples civil ceremony
October 8th, 2021
Wedding Photographer created a serene couple portrait immediately following the ceremony
October 6th, 2021
Photography of Small Weddings | After the ceremony, a big toast to the bride and groom with drinks

Elopement Photographers for Small Minneapolis Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Minneapolis 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.

Minnesota WPJA members are ready to document any secret, themed, 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 unique, romantic, intimate, 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 Minneapolis Couples

6 Minneapolis Wedding Photographers...

Penny McCoy

Columbia Heights in Minnesota, US *Now booking Minneapolis weddings.
3700 (USD)
Earl McCoy is a MN wedding photographer from the studio of Penny Photographics

Earl McCoy

Columbia Heights in Minnesota, US *Now booking Minneapolis weddings.
3700 (USD)
Laura Alpizar - Wedding Photographer

Laura Alpizar

Richfield in Minnesota, US *Now booking Minneapolis weddings.
3200 (USD)
Engagement photoshoots + wedding and elopement photography by Shea McGrath

Shea McGrath

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Minneapolis weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement Portraits, Elopements and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin Potok's - World Photography, LLC

Anji Martin

Washington in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Minneapolis weddings.
4450 (USD)
Bradley Hanson

Bradley Hanson

St. Paul in Minnesota, US *Now booking Minneapolis weddings.
4000 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

3000 US Dollar

Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo: Adam Boole

St. Louis Park in Minnesota, United States

Minneapolis Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

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

Minneapolis Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Minneapolis wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Minneapolis pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Minneapolis wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Minneapolis 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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It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more