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

Colorado Wedding Photographers

Find Colorado photographers serving: 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Colorado, 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 Colorado elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Colorado 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, Colorado 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 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 small, DIY - do it yourself, 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 romantic, 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 Colorado Couples

40 Colorado Wedding Photographers...

Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante
5800 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds
4300 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer
3300 (USD)
Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3800 (USD)

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
5450 (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.
4600 (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)
Documentary elopement and wedding photography by Kelly Morin

Kelly Morin

Lino Lakes in Minnesota, US *Now booking Colorado weddings.
3500 (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: 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.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Colorado 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 Colorado wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Colorado wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Colorado 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
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them and their fiancés on this special day. So how do you infuse your wedding with all the romance but none of the fuss? ALONE AT LAST Many couples these days are opting to elope rather than planning a large wedding. For the no-...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

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Colorado WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Amy & Matt

Photo by Ron Storer

I must say again, that I love what you've done to capture the memories of our special day. Matt and I both really appreciate how you've expressed our personalities so accurately with your shots and the candid yet flattering moments you captured. You have a gift and your genuine interest in us only made the photos that much better! Thanks again!

Melissa and Jordan

Photo by Justin Edmonds

They are amazing! Thank you so very much for everything, it was a pleasure having you be a part of our journey, from engagement to marriage. The pictures really show our happiness and love, they’re perfect. Thank you!

Bride and Groom Recessional photo after mountain ceremony| Sonnenalp Club Wedding | Beaver Creek Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Jen & Robert

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We just got back from our honeymoon (talk about perfect timing ! We missed the polar vortex ! ) and we both just wanted to say thank you so much for everything ! We had such a great time and experience with you both. I remember talking with Robert and all I wanted was 5 non awkward photos through the wedding ( you should see our travel photos ... we are pretty non photogenic ...) and seeing your blog post ... oh my god ... those pictures ... were AMAZING ! Not to mention what you wrote... *sigh* ..also, amazing .... you guys just made the day ten times more memorable and I can’t thank you enough ! I can’t wait to see the rest of them (even the blooper reel lol ) and I just wanted to let you know I will be recommending you guys to all of United and then some. I’m so glad we found you guys and I hope to document more memories in the future with you as well :)