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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Traverse City Wedding Photographers

Traverse City Wedding Photographers

Find Traverse City photographers serving:

Traverse City Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Traverse City 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 Traverse City, 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 Traverse City elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Traverse City 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, Traverse City 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 Traverse City Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Traverse City 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.

Michigan WPJA members are ready to document any civil ceremony, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your boutique, 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 Traverse City Couples

2 Traverse City Wedding Photographers...

Destination weddings, engagement couple sessions and elopement photography by Angela Nelson

Angela Nelson

Makawao in Hawaii, US *Now booking Traverse City weddings.
3400 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Ray Iavasile of Michigan

Ray Iavasile

Birmingham in Michigan, US *Now booking Traverse City weddings.
3000 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Traverse City Wedding Photographers

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

Traverse City Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

View this grand, pictorial Traverse City wedding image of the cake and a large sword cutting it which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Michigan from the WPJA
View this dramatic Traverse City wedding image of A colorful backlit portrait of the bride and groom in front of a fountain which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Michigan from the WPJA
Little Traverse Lake, Traverse City, MI Wedding Photography at Night | Father's surprise gift to the bride and groom!
A wild reception party for this bride and her friends at the Brengman Brothers Winery, Traverse City, MI

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Traverse City wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Traverse City 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Traverse City wedding?
A: There are many WPJA photographers who are able to help you out at a moment's notice. We understand that sometimes love happens and there's simply no time to lose. We can ensure that you can get married as quickly as possible — and have incredible photographs to remember your Traverse City wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Traverse City photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Traverse City 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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