Reno Wedding Photographers

Reno Wedding Photographers

Our Reno photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Lake Tahoe, Washoe County, High Eastern Sierra Foothills, Truckee River valley, Sparks, Minden, Truckee Meadows, and the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada

Reno Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Reno - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Reno photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Reno Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Reno 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.

Nevada WPJA members are ready to document any town hall, city hall, justice of the peace, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Reno Wedding Venues

5 Reno Wedding Photographers...

Lifestyle street portrait of Danette Chappell, a Nevada & California wedding photographer

After starting her journey as an intern in the bustling city of Chicago, Danette Chappell evolved into a skilled wedding photojournalist, capturing magical moments between couples in both NV and CA.

1225 (USD)
Reno Nevada & Lake Tahoe California Wedding Photography by Rachel Gazes

Rachel Gazes, Reno/Tahoe-based wedding photographer and officiant at GOT Photography, brings almost a decade of experience capturing weddings. Skilled photographer and legal officiant across Northern Nevada and California, Rachel is also a mother of three, runs a dog rescue...

2600 (USD)
Adventure weddings and elopement photography by Lauren Lindley

Lauren Lindley specializes in elopement photography, making clients feel comfortable in front of her lens. She is a talented wedding photojournalist and artistic portrait photographer, capturing unforgettable moments with her skill and creativity.

4200 (USD)
Adventure wedding and elopement photography by Kimmi Cranes

Based in Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada, Kimmi Cranes is a wedding photojournalist and portrait photographer, specializing in elopements. With a decade of professional experience and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UC Santa Cruz, she expertly captures the emotions...

2000 (USD)
Kevin Sawyer for Elopements and Weddings and Engagement Photography

Kevin Sawyer is an award-winning, destination wedding and elopement photographer. With a passion for capturing unforgettable moments, he specializes in creating artful and photojournalistic images of weddings.

Kevin Sawyer

Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Reno weddings.
3000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Reno Couples

Wedding Venue Pictures by Reno Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Reno wedding photos.

Reno Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Bride and groom framed by the venue window, while kissing, with the other window behind them showing the valley below at the Mt Rose Ski Resort
Best wedding venue photography at Winters Creek Lodge at Mt Rose Ski Resort showing the Couple in the middle of wide dynamic windows and silhouetted with clouds
Top wedding photography from Reno, Nevada at Bartley Ranch during a portrait session - the bride and groom walking along a bridge
This Reno, NV wedding photojournalism picture is a first rate example of what candid, nontraditional Lavendar Ridge wedding photography looks like, as the brides Father is emotional while walking his daughter down the aisle
Reno, NV Couple backlit in the trees during a pre-wed photoshoot
Reno, NV Couple snuggling during a pre-wed photoshoot with dark woods behind them
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno NV Bride in the wind during portrait shoot
Reno, NV Photography | Wedding rings with light and reflection.
Reno Pre Wedding Engagement Photography - Nevada Photographers
The bride hugs her father during the ceremony at this outdoor wedding in Reno, Nevada USA
reno, ca wedding photo from outdoor rituals
reno, ca wedding photograph of the groom at the motel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Reno wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Reno photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Reno 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 Reno wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Reno photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Reno 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.
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The bride and groom, joyfully celebrated their wedding with vows outdoors in Hope Valley California

Lara & Dillon

Photo by Rachel Gazes

Rachel, thank you SO MUCH! These are STUNNING! I was so nervous about pictures being plus-sized and you have made me feel gorgeous. You are such an artist, and I truly cannot thank you enough for all you have done! Again, THANK YOU for making our day absolutely perfect. We'll be booking any future photography with you!

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.