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!

Alabama Wedding Photographers

Find Your Alabama Wedding Photographer

Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Auburn, Decatur

Alabama Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Alabama 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 Alabama 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
December 3rd, 2021
Pub Street Photography of bride and groom | seated at a table on the streets having a pint
November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral

Elopement Photographers for Small Alabama Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Alabama 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, small, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your outdoor, casual, unique, 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 Alabama Couples

5 Alabama Wedding Photographers...

Cindy Brown Photography

Cindy Brown

Atlanta in Georgia, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2700 (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso

Buford in Georgia, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2800 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Carrie Pratt

Carrie Pratt

Tampa Bay in Florida, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2300 (USD)
Texas wedding and elopement photography by Kristin Bednarz

Kristin Bednarz

Slaton in Texas, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2000 (USD)
Color wedding photography by Iris Hu

Iris Hu

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Alabama weddings.
2500 (USD)

Alabama Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Alabama wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Alabama 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: How can couples find reviews of Alabama 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 Alabama wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Alabama 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 Alabama wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Alabama WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Maggie & Tim

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, greetings from St. Kitts! Tim and I just watched the slideshow a couple times, and the pictures are FAN-TAS-TIC! Love love love them. Kudos to you and Sharon, and we can't wait to see more. Hope you guys are doing well. Maggie

Bride and groom exit the Mary Gay House in a shower of bubbles

Sarah and Adam

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy: I can’t tell you how much we appreciate all the wonderful photos you took— somehow, they are all both absolutely stunning and truly capture the people, emotions, and experience of our wedding. None of the photos feel forced, and they all make me smile. I can’t tell you how much it means to see myself in these photos— looking natural, beautiful, and, above all, happy!

Kate & Kyle

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, Thank you SO MUCH. This is amazing and we couldn't be happier. We're so grateful for the way you captured our special day. With abundant gratitude, Kate and Kyle