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. 

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Cleveland Wedding Photographers

Cleveland Wedding Photographers

Find Cleveland photographers serving: Cuyahoga County, Lake Erie, Akron, Canton, Campus District, Civic Center, Playhouse Square, Buckeye–Shaker, Buckeye–Woodhill, Central, Collinwood, Nottingham, Euclid–Green, Fairfax, Glenville, Goodrich–Kirtland Park, Asiatown, Hough, Kinsman, Lee–Miles, Lee–Harvard, Lee–Seville, Mount Pleasant, St. Clair–Superior, Union–Miles Park, University Circle, Brooklyn Centre, Clark–Fulton, Cudell, Detroit–Shoreway, Edgewater, Ohio City, Old Brooklyn, Stockyards, Tremont, Duck Island, West Boulevard, Kamm's Corners, Jefferson, Bellaire–Puritas, and Hopkins

Cleveland Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Elopement Photographers for Small Cleveland Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Cleveland 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.

Ohio WPJA members are ready to document any small, pop-up, 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 casual, modern, boutique, 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 Cleveland Couples

4 Cleveland Wedding Photographers...

Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Dennis Crider

Dennis Crider

Loudonville in Ohio, US *Now booking Cleveland weddings.
3000 (USD)
Portrait of Weddings by Ryan & Kate Studio Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Kate Hagerty

Kate Hagerty

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Cleveland weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Erica Dietz

Erica Dietz

Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Cleveland weddings.
3150 (USD)

Monty Soungpradith

Columbus in Ohio, US *Now booking Cleveland weddings.
3800 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Cleveland Wedding Photographers

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

Cleveland Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

World's most artistic and best wedding couple portraits from a Cleveland, Ohio Reception Venue with smoke bombs to make the image in BW
Outdoor Cleveland couple engagement photography portraits at night above the skyline
View this stylish Ohio wedding image of the brides Shoes at home with cool lights, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography from the WPJA
Best wedding photography from Cleveland showing a pic of the bride and groom at the reception dance off
Cleveland, Ohio wedding photographer contest award winning image sample from The church cremony of the grooms first look
Cleveland, Ohio wedding couple artistic image session of atmosphere and blue gelled flash behind couple
Cleveland, Ohio wedding photography contest award winning candid moment from the Reception Venue showing bride and groom smashing the cake
Ohio Winery environmental engagement e-session of couple shot with columns and fall covers

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Cleveland photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Cleveland 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 Cleveland wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Cleveland 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 Cleveland wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Cleveland 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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