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, Minneapolis documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods
January 5th, 2022
Civil Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride walking down the aisle at the civil marriage venue

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 pop-up, secret, town hall, 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, boutique, 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 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)
Documentary wedding photography by Kelly Morin

Kelly Morin

Lino Lakes in Minnesota, US *Now booking Minneapolis weddings.
3500 (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)

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 Photography - WedElope

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: 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.
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: How can couples find Minneapolis photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Minneapolis 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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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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