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. 

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Seattle Wedding Photographers

Seattle Wedding Photographers

Find Seattle photographers serving: King County, Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound, Lake Washington, Elliott Bay, Kitsap Peninsula, Olympic Mountains, Olympic Peninsula, Lake Sammamish, Cascade Range, Capitol Hill, First Hill, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Denny Hill, Wallingford, Delridge, Mount Baker, Seward Park, Washington Park, Broadmoor, Madrona, Phinney Ridge, Sunset Hill, Blue Ridge, Broadview, Laurelhurst, Hawthorne Hills, Maple Leaf, Crown Hill, Mercer Island, Lake Washington, Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge, Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, and all of Washington

Seattle Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Seattle 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Seattle, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Seattle elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Seattle photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small Seattle Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Seattle 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.

Washington WPJA members are ready to document any quick, small, 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 modern, casual, romantic, 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 Seattle Couples

5 Seattle Wedding Photographers...

Ron Storer

Auburn in Washington, US *Now booking Seattle weddings.
2400 (USD)
Seattle wedding photography by Benjamin Wagner of the Washington State WPJA in the Pacific Northwest

Benjamin Wagner

Mercer Island in Washington, US *Now booking Seattle weddings.
650 (USD)
Jerome Pollos Self Portrait, a wedding and elopement photographer of the WPJA

Jerome Pollos

Coeur d'Alene in Idaho, US *Now booking Seattle weddings.
2500 (USD)

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Seattle weddings.
2500 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Seattle Wedding Photographers

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

Seattle Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Golden Gardens Seattle Washington wedding photography moment from when the Bride kisses grandma on her forehead
Artistic wedding photo from downtown Seattle Studio of the Bride and groom standing against a bright window
WA wedding photography from Seattle during the celebrations outside for the bride and groom exiting the church
Seattle Lightleak artistic wedding portrait of the bride and groom in black and white
Seattle, Washington fall engagement portrait session
Engagement Photos from Seattle, WA - Looking down on couple kissing on picnic table
Engagement Photography for Seattle, Washington - Portrait of a couple standing next to building
Seattle, WA Public Market Center Engagement photos at the busy Pike Market creates an opportunity for a silhouette portrait.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Seattle wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Seattle 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: Who are the best Seattle wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Seattle 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 Seattle photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Seattle 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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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Seattle WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Kari and Glen

Photo by Ron Storer

Omigoodness!! Can I just say wow? You are such an amazing photographer! Glen and I have shared these photos with some of our family and friends, and all of them have been like, "I love these pictures! You rock!

Couple's first kiss during outdoor wedding ceremony at Arboretum in Yakima, Washington

Aimee and Kevin

Photo by Benjamin Wagner

We just got our sneak peak pictures and I couldn’t be happier with what I’ve seen. A big thank you Ben and a huge recommendation!!

Teresa and Kenny

Photo by Ron Storer

Thank you so much for all of your hard work on our beautiful wedding photos. There are no words to express our gratitude for capturing some of the most important moments of our lives. Our wedding & engagement photos are an absolute treasure that we will savor and cherish forever. When we share our album with friends, they rave about how unique it is and that they’ve never seen anything like it. I have to agree it is amazing and a delight to flip through - it just seems to bring us right back to June 7, 2008 - a day that we hold very close to our hearts.