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!

Arizona Wedding Photographers

Arizona Wedding Photographers

Find Arizona photographers serving: Alpine, Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe, Flagstaff, Payson, Sedona, Colorado Plateau, San Francisco Mountains, Grand Canyon National Park, Seven Natural Wonders, Sun Belt

Arizona Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Arizona 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Arizona, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Arizona elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Arizona photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Arizona documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

January 26th, 2022
wedding photographer for intimate ceremonies | The bride clasps hands with the groom as they take their first steps together
January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods

Elopement Photographers for Small Arizona Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Arizona 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, mini, courthouse, 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 non-traditional, unique, religious, 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 Arizona Couples

16 Arizona Wedding Photographers...

2300 (USD)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
1950 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay

Fort Worth in Texas, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2100 (USD)

Jonathan Moore

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
1800 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2000 (USD)
Adventure wedding and elopement photography by Erin Witt

Erin Witt

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3250 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
1250 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
1250 (USD)
Destination wedding photographer Jenae Lopez serves couples all over the USA

Jenae Lopez

Evergreen in Colorado, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2000 (USD)
Destination weddings and elopement photography by Dennis Mock

Dennis Mock

San Diego in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3000 (USD)
USA engagement and wedding photography by Matei Horvath

Matei Horvath

Woodland Hills in California, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
3900 (USD)
Artistic wedding photography by Stephanie Sonju

Stephanie Sonju

Boynton Beach in Florida, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2800 (USD)
Adventure wedding photography by Colt Fetters - Colt and Hannah Photography

Colt Fetters

Durango in Colorado, US *Now booking Arizona weddings.
2000 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

4000 US Dollar

Patrick Kim

Los Angeles in California, United States

Wedding Venue Pictures by Arizona Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Arizona wedding photos.

Arizona Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Arizona wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Arizona pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Arizona 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 reviews of Arizona 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 Arizona wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Arizona wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Arizona 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.
Q: Who are the best Arizona wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Arizona 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find special and memorable. But what could hold more memory, meaning, and importance than your own home? For those looking for that perfect venue, it may not be any further than beyond your threshold.Read more
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Everyone always says that your wedding day is all about you. But let’s face it; that’s not always actually the case. Many couples stress over guest lists, planning, expenses, and all the frills and traditions of your standard large wedding that they may or may not even be interested in. Fortunately, though, the concept of small weddings is becoming increasingly popular for couples who either want to be able to completely customize their day where and when they want with the option...Read more
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Arizona WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Edgewood at Tahoe wedding ceremony photography

LAURA AND SID

Photo by David Braun

Hi David, You were so great to work with and the pictures are really stunning. We will leave you a review ASAP, hoping to get to it this weekend! Thank you for everything!

The Century Hall black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom

Caleb and Bayley

Photo by Jared Lindsay

JARED, these are amazing, I’ve been laughing and crying as I scroll through them all. You killed it!!! -Bayley

Millwick, Los Angeles, CA wedding image of the bride and groom

Alex & Kari

Photo by James Juarez

It has been 3 years since our wedding day and your photos and video have only enhanced our memories of it all, in the best way possible. You found a way to capture the joy and love that day held and saved it for us to relive any time we want. Kari and I couldn't be more grateful of the care and thoughtfulness you brought to one of the happiest days of our lives. Thank you!