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!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

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 fast, secret, 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 intimate, outdoor, modern, 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

12 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)

Will Nunnally

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Travis Haughton of the WPJA - Wasabi

Travis Haughton

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3900 (USD)
Bradley Hanson

Bradley Hanson

St. Paul in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
4000 (USD)
Chicago wedding photography by Elena Bazini of Illinois

Elena Bazini

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
4000 (USD)
Documentary couple wedding 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: How can couples find Wisconsin photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Wisconsin 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.
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.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Wisconsin wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Wisconsin 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Wisconsin WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Devin and Joy

Photo by Will Nunnally

The photos we received were absolutely gorgeous. My wife and I could not have been happier with them, which is saying something because she hates all photos of herself. Also, we had some unexpected snow and freezing weather, but you made sure to make the outdoor shots as painless as possible. The snow ended up looking stunning in the photos too, so that was a silver lining. You're definitely a great photographer with a more artistic touch to your photos as well.

Sarah & Charles

Photo by Will Nunnally

We met with other photographers about a year ago, but they were either too aggressive or too passive and all fairly cliche. Not so with you. It's true that when we met you, we appreciated your laid-back vibe and promise that you wouldn't ask Sarah to stare plaintively out a window. But we didn't know you were masterful until we saw our engagement photos. We love the candidness and joy, even silliness, and the art. The shot of us standing in the Logan Square train vestibule, our illuminated backs to the lens, slightly elevated, with our reflection catching the opposite Plexiglas wall, behind which a sea of blues and purples bathe us is still Charles' desktop background. Your reconnaissance and eye for perfect light combined with your ease in assembling children and adults, we're sure, proved the right balance to allow us to enjoy the celebration while documenting it for perpetuity. Thank you for visiting parks weeks beforehand and getting in the mix - whether in a hot glass-blowing studio or nearly crushed in the center of the Hora - the day of. You're a trooper.