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!

Colorado Wedding Photographers

Find Your Colorado Wedding Photographer

Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Aspen, Keystone, Telluride, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Manitou Springs, Winter Park, Frisco, Crested Butte

Colorado Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Colorado 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 Colorado 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
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small Colorado Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Colorado 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 fast, quick, secret, 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 religious, non-traditional, intimate, 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 Colorado Couples

38 Colorado Wedding Photographers...

Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds
4300 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante
5500 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer
2700 (USD)

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
4750 (USD)
Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3800 (USD)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Edward Ciesielski

Edward Ciesielski

Berwyn in Illinois, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding photography and engagement portraits by Abby Paul - Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo

Abby Paul

Fargo in North Dakota, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3000 (USD)
Engaged couple portraits and wedding photography by Shannon Cain

Shannon Cain

New Braunfels in Texas, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3900 (USD)
Andrea Bibeault is a photographer for marriage ceremonies and reception events

Andrea Bibeault

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

Ron Storer

Auburn in Washington, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
2400 (USD)

Orlando Suarez

Kennesaw in Georgia, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3100 (USD)

Morgan Lynn Razi

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
6500 (USD)

Jonathan Moore

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
1800 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Gloria Ruth

Gloria Ruth

Plantation in Florida, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3900 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
1250 (USD)
Artistic wedding photography by Stephanie Sonju

Stephanie Sonju

Boynton Beach in Florida, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
2800 (USD)
Engagement and wedding photography by Jill Goehring - Half A Rice Studios

Jill Goehring

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
4200 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

3000 US Dollar

Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo: Adam Boole

St. Louis Park in Minnesota, United States

Colorado Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Colorado 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 Colorado wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Colorado 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 Colorado wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Colorado wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Colorado 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...Read more
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Colorado WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago wedding photo of the bride and groom celebrating before a reception toast

Sydney & Nate

Photo by Edward Ciesielski

Oh my god - they are perfect!!! We haven’t been able to stop looking at them!! You captured all the love and joy from that day perfectly and we cannot thank you enough. Thank you for making our entire year by helping us celebrate. Thank you so much, we seriously love them all!!

Briar Common Brewery Wedding Photography in the rain.

Holly and Hayden

Photo by Justin Edmonds

I absolutely ADORE these photos!! You did an amazing job and I just want to show you one simple shot that just gave goosebumps because it was basically a recreation of my best friend and I's favorite picture from graduating high school. I just feel the love and growth and maturity we've got through together in your picture. I wanted to let you know and let you know you're doing such a great job with your work even in these small moments-- whether you know it or not!

Heather and Matt

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Holy smokes, you are ridiculously talented. Which I already knew, but, DAMN these photos are incredible! Thank you for sharing and posting about our day! We’re so grateful we trusted you with capturing it.