Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Our Wisconsin photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton

Wisconsin Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Wisconsin - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Wisconsin photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Wisconsin 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, Wisconsin documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

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Wisconsin Photographers for Large or Small 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 justice of the peace, quick, 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.

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8 Wisconsin Wedding Photographers...

Madison wedding and elopement photography by Ilana Bar-av of Wisconsin

In a journalistic style, Ilana Bar av is a visual storyteller who captures the beautiful moments of weddings. Inspired by her father and brother, also photographers, Barav overcame skepticism to pursue her passion and celebrates six successful years in the business.

4800 (USD)
Documentary wedding photography by Taber Lacie

Taber Lacie is a traveling USA based wedding photographer, with a background as a former EMT and a self-proclaimed photography nerd. Her passion for photography began at a young age and she started in the wedding industry as an assistant photographer at the age of 16.

3000 (USD)
Mid-west wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Madi Ellis

Madi Ellis, a wedding photojournalist based in the USA, is dedicated to capturing love stories with genuine emotion, texture, and connection. Her background in acting helps her create honest and unique images that truly represent couples.

Madi Ellis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
4450 (USD)
Portrait of wedding photographer Sarah Nader

Sarah Nader is an award-winning wedding photojournalist with a background in photojournalism. She has a husband and two Golden Retrievers, and loves traveling, cooking, and Peloton.

Sarah Nader

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
4400 (USD)
Pro documentary-style wedding photography by Bradley Hanson

In the journalistic style, Bradley Hanson is an experienced wedding photojournalist who captures the candid moments of the wedding day. With 24 years of experience, he has covered celebrations of all sizes and his work has been featured in magazines and ad campaigns.

Bradley Hanson

St. Paul in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
5000 (USD)

Peter Pawinski is a professional wedding photographer with a photojournalism background. With over 13 years of experience shooting weddings and publications such as The New York Times, Business Week and the Chicago Tribune, he strives to truly capture the memories of his...

Peter Pawinski

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
2500 (USD)
Destination wedding photography by Ferdy Martinus

Ferdy Martinus is a wedding photographer with 25 years of experience in storytelling through pictures and videos. Trained at the New York Institute of Photography, he has shot over 400 weddings in the US Midwest, focusing on Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Ferdy Martinus

Minneapolis in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
1750 (USD)
Laura Alpizar - Wedding Photographer

Laura Alpizar is an experienced wedding photographer with over 9 years of experience. She draws her inspiration from her father's work in photojournalism and was born and raised in Costa Rica.

Laura Alpizar

Richfield in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
4500 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Wisconsin Couples

Wisconsin Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Wisconsin Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A rustic wedding portrait at The Barn at Pioneer Acres in Richfield, Wisconsin. The groom poses against a vintage truck, gazing lovingly at his beautiful bride with a reflection captured in the side view mirror. Rustic charm meets modern love.
In the Best Place at Pabst, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a groom busts out energetic dance moves and playful facial expressions during the wedding celebration.
At a private residence in Watertown, Wisconsin, the groom joyfully carries his bride down the aisle following their heartfelt wedding vows outdoors in sunshine.
In Walker's Point, Milwaukee, WI, a bride and groom pose before a beautiful ivy-covered wall. The talented wedding photographer captures a truly captivating and artistic image at this stunning venue.
A documentary wedding photographer captured this black and white image at a home in Lodi, Wisconsin. The photo shows the brother of the groom greeting the couple after their ceremony. It won an award from WPJA.
A documentary wedding photographer captured this award-winning image at a home in Lodi, Wisconsin. The bride and groom play rock, paper, scissors to decide who goes first in saying their vows, surrounded by beautiful trees.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: The proud grandfather of the bride captures cherished moments on his point-and-shoot camera from his seat during the ceremony
At Osuri in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, the bride's exasperation is clear as she watches her groom rehearse his signature for the umpteenth time before they sign their ketubah on their wedding day.
A wedding tattoo artist prepares to ink a guest at Baker House in Lake Geneva
Flower girls at a Lake Geneva home listen attentively as they receive instructions on how to ride down the aisle on a pony
Engaged couple in formal attire share a warming embrace in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin wedding photographer captures the groom warming his bride with a sweet forehead kiss during a chilly, windswept session.
A loving couple cuddles on a picturesque bridge, surrounded by the stunning architectural beauty of Milwaukee, WI, forming a timeless black and white composition filled with symmetrical patterns and countless geometric shapes

Frequently Asked Questions

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: 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: 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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The bride wipes a tear during an outdoor ceremony at Sapphire Point, Breckenridge, Colorado

Erika + Brandon

Photo by Taber Lacie

Taber, Thank you so much for taking the beautiful photographs and for traveling with us to Colorado! You captured the day perfectly and it was a pleasure to have you there as a part of it! We're so pleased with the results and look forward to reminiscing on these pictures for years to come!

Stoney Creek, La Crosse, Wisconsin Wedding Photo of couple toasing in the woods

Chelsea + Robert

Photo by Taber Lacie

I cannot thank you enough for capturing our wedding! The pictures are gorgeous - it's going to be SO difficult narrowing down which ones to print! (limited wall space, you know) You are amazing - keep it up!

BW image of Bride and Groom Laughing at the Head Table at a Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Wedding Venue

Jerrica + Tim

Photo by Taber Lacie

We cannot thank you enough for the photos that were captured. Though it was crazy and I had almost no timeline for the day, every picture showed so much love and laughter that Tim and I both could not stop laughing and smiling over all of them. Every photo has a moment that he and I remember and that is all we could ask for. You captured so much and I didn’t even know you took my dress to the garden for pics while I was getting ready! These pics are amazing!!! I can’t wait to get these printed on canvas!!