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!

Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Find Your Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton

Wisconsin Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Wisconsin 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, documentary-style Wisconsin wedding photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Wisconsin Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Wisconsin 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.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any small, civil ceremony, DIY - do it yourself, 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, modern, casual, 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 Wisconsin Couples

9 Wisconsin Wedding Photographers...

Mid-west wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Madi Ellis

Madi Ellis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3200 (USD)
USA wedding photography and engagements by Nicole Defilippis

Nicole Defilippis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3950 (USD)
Wedding, Engagement and Elopement Photographer Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3300 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Travis Haughton of the WPJA - Wasabi

Travis Haughton

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3900 (USD)
Pro documentary-style wedding photography by Bradley Hanson

Bradley Hanson

St. Paul in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
4000 (USD)
Documentary couple wedding and elopement photography by Sarah Nader

Sarah Nader

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
2800 (USD)
Laura Alpizar - Wedding Photographer

Laura Alpizar

Richfield in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3200 (USD)

Wisconsin Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

View WedElope Image Galleries by Wisconsin Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wisconsin Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Wisconsin wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Wisconsin pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Wisconsin Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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