Traverse City Wedding Photographers

Traverse City Wedding Photographers

Our Traverse City photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Grand Traverse County, Leelanau County, and the Northern Michigan region

Traverse City Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Traverse City photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Traverse City 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, 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

Traverse City Photographers for Large or Small 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 justice of the peace, city hall, themed, 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 Traverse City Wedding Venues

2 Traverse City Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography and elopements by Ray Iavasile of Michigan

Ray Iavasile

Birmingham in Michigan, US *Now booking Traverse City weddings.
3000 (USD)
Destination weddings, engagement couple sessions and elopement photography by Angela Nelson

Angela Nelson

Makawao in Hawaii, US *Now booking Traverse City weddings.
3400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Traverse City Couples

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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Traverse City 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 Traverse City wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Traverse City 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 Traverse City wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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.
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