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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Fort Collins Wedding Photographers

Fort Collins Wedding Photographers

Find Fort Collins photographers serving: Larimer County, Front Range Urban Corridor, Cache La Poudre River, Colorado Front Range, Laporte, Camp Collins, Overland Trail, Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and all of Colorado

Fort Collins Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small Fort Collins 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.

Colorado WPJA members are ready to document any secret, mini, civil ceremony, 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 outdoor, casual, 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 Fort Collins Couples

7 Fort Collins Wedding Photographers...

Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante

Jesse La Plante

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Fort Collins weddings.
6500 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie Sizer

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Fort Collins weddings.
3300 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and CO couple engagement portraits by Joe Pyle

Joe Pyle

Estes Park in Colorado, US *Now booking Fort Collins weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Daniel Petty of Colorado - A&D Creative, LLC

Daniel Petty

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Fort Collins weddings.
3000 (USD)

Fort Collins Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Fort Collins Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by Fort Collins Wedding Photographers

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

Fort Collins Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Engagement Photos Horsetooth Reservoir. A Fort Collins Couple hugging and looking at camera overlooking reservoir
Fort Collins post proposal portrait photos of a happy Colorado couple walking a nature trail in the Fall with trees showing aspen colors
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this adventurous portrait of a Fort Collins couple depicting the couple embracing in the mountain view
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, adventurous portrait of this Fort Collins couple illustrating the couple sitting on a branch close to a river
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, adventurous portrait of this Fort Collins couple on a large outdoor skating rink
A spectacular Fort Collins wedding couple photograph from Colorado created as the bride and groom stand on a grassy hill
A Fort Collins portrait of the beautiful couple embracing in the sunset
Fort Collins stylish wedding day couple portrait as they climb up Mt Walker where the groom works

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Fort Collins photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Fort Collins 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
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to...Read more
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due...Read more
Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Fort Collins WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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!

Bride and Groom Dancing | Ironworks Denver Wedding | Denver Wedding Photographers | J. La Plante Photo

Frances & Bryce

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you both so very much from the bottom of our hearts for being so wonderful to work with and for your talent and artistry in capturing our wedding day in a way no one else possibly could have. We are both so grateful and so appreciative of you and all your hard work and dedication. We love everything you have done and everything we have seen so far and are excited for more to come and more time with you both. We are so happy we have connected and we thank you for your friendship also. We just love you guys!! Thank you again for EVERYTHING!! Your talent is off the charts.

Freight wedding image from a Leadville, CO outdoor event

Kae and Reid

Photo by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie & Mike, We can't thank you enough for making our wedding weekend so incredibly special. Besides being kick-ass photographers :), you both are the most fun, thoughtful, and generally awesome people, and we've had such a great time getting to know you. Thank you for our amazing pre-wedding surprise box... that was such a perfect way to spend our evening, and we really appreciate you sneaking that over to us :) And thank you for all the million little ways you helped our day go smoothly, and of course, for capturing it all for us. I hope we can stay in touch moving forward! :)