Iowa Wedding Photographers

Iowa Wedding Photographers

Find Iowa photographers serving: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Iowa City, Waterloo, Dubuque

Iowa Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Iowa 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 Iowa, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Iowa elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Iowa documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Iowa Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Iowa 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 town hall, city hall, small, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Iowa Wedding Venues

6 Iowa Wedding Photographers...

Wedding and elopement photography by Peggy Stevinson Bair - Heart of the Moment Photography LLC
995 (USD)
Andrea Bibeault is a photographer for marriage ceremonies and reception events

Andrea Bibeault

Omaha in Nebraska, US *Now booking Iowa weddings.
2600 (USD)
Mid-west wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Madi Ellis

Madi Ellis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Iowa weddings.
3200 (USD)
Wedding, Engagement and Elopement Photographer Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Iowa weddings.
3300 (USD)
Darcie Silvers, Missouri Street Style Wedding Photographer

Darcie Silvers

Carthage in Missouri, US *Now booking Iowa weddings.
1200 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Iowa Couples

Iowa Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, urban portrait of this Des Moine couple sitting on some stairs in formal wear
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, carefree portrait of this Des Moines couple laying down below tree in the fall at Ashworth Park

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Iowa wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Iowa 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.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Iowa 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 Iowa wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Iowa wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Iowa 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 Iowa WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Stephen & Melissa

Photo by Mark Cluney

You have an eye for all things beautiful and were able to get the raw emotion and feelings we were experiencing into each of the photos. You captured the HEART of our wedding. The joy, anticipation, humor and love fill your photos and are now forever available to us. I loved working with you. You was thorough but everything felt very efficient. We felt taken care of and got so many amazing shots of the entire day! I loved that you caught the emotions of the guests... and of me and my husband. Looking through the photos of our wedding it's easy to connect right back in the midst of moments that felt like such a blur in the moment.

Getting Ready Photography by Des Moines, IA Wedding Photographer

Leah + Cody

Photo by Mark Cluney

As an artist from a family of artists, I was incredibly discerning in choosing a photographer; I couldn't have made a better decision. The creativity and quality of our photos far surpassed our expectations and additionally...and I still cannot believe how quickly after our wedding we received our photos. We have received SO many compliments on our pictures and most importantly, we absolutely love them.