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!

Central America Wedding Photographers

Central America Wedding Photographers

Find Central America photographers serving: Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Bermuda

Central America Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Central America 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 Central America, 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 Central America elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Central America 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, Central America 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 Central America Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Central America 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.

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, boutique, 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 Central America Couples

6 Central America Wedding Photographers...

BW wedding photography by Mauricio Urena

Mauricio Urena

San José in San Jose, CR *Now booking Central America weddings.
1900 (USD)
Kevin Heslin, Costa Rica Wedding Photography

Kevin Heslin

Manuel Antonio in Puntarenas, CR *Now booking Central America weddings.
1000 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante

Jesse La Plante

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Central America weddings.
5800 (USD)
Wedding elopement photography by Bryan Aleman - L'amour Artistic Wedding Media

Bryan Aleman

Pigeon Forge in Tennessee, US *Now booking Central America weddings.
350/hour (USD)
Andrea Bibeault is a photographer for marriage ceremonies and reception events

Andrea Bibeault

Omaha in Nebraska, US *Now booking Central America weddings.
2600 (USD)

Shaunte Dittmar

Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Central America weddings.
4600 (USD)

Central America Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Central America 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 Central America wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Central America photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Central America 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 top-ranked Central America wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Central America 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 Central America WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Colorado bride and groom eating dinner at a restaurant bar venue after elopement

Ashleigh & Tony

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you so much for all the amazing photos. While our wedding turned out to be unconventional, our photos turned out exactly the way we wanted them to and that is 100% due to your excellent talent.

Patricia & Kevin

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We were so honored to have you share in our special day. The pics are absolutely amazing! We can’t thank you enough. Please accept this small token of our appreciation of your hard work and beautiful photos. We are so happy with the final product! You rock! Thank you again.

Fortunata Winery Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

Aekta & John

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We can’t thank you enough for everything. Y’all were/are the BEST! From keeping me company while gettind ressed to the amazing photographs at the wedding, you truly gave us some amazing photographs that really capture our style. Apologies for basically running down the aisle! We’ll never forget the water balloons either! So excited to get the chance to work with you again, and it doesn’t hurt that you’re pretty awesome people. See you in January!