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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North Dakota Wedding Photographers

North Dakota Wedding Photographers

Find North Dakota photographers serving: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot

North Dakota Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our North Dakota 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 North Dakota, 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 North Dakota elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA North Dakota 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, North Dakota documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small North Dakota Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small North Dakota 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 pop-up, quick, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your non-traditional, romantic, symbolic, 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 North Dakota Couples

3 North Dakota Wedding Photographers...

Penny McCoy

Columbia Heights in Minnesota, US *Now booking North Dakota weddings.
3700 (USD)
Laura Alpizar - Wedding Photographer

Laura Alpizar

Richfield in Minnesota, US *Now booking North Dakota weddings.
3200 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

3000 US Dollar

Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo: Adam Boole

St. Louis Park in Minnesota, United States

Wedding Venue Pictures by North Dakota Wedding Photographers

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

North Dakota Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Fargo, North Dakota outside forest picture session before the wedding day with the dogs running around in the winter snow
Fargo, North Dakota small indoor photo session with the couple before the wedding day with a laugh during a negative degree shoot
Fargo, North Dakota mini couple photo session before the wedding day with a look at each other as they are surrounded by Christmas lights at night
North Dakota wedding photography from Trollwood Park, Fargo showing the bride and her mom bring decorations to the new ceremony location
North Dakota engagement photoshoot & pre-wedding session in Fargo at the Wild Terra Cider Bar with the couple laughing together
North Dakota engagement photoshoot & pre-wedding session from Fargo as the couple enjoys the sunset together
Fargo, North Dakota Radisson downtown engagement photography - The couple embrace behind the lights of a Christmas tree.
Harwood North Dakota engagement couple session - They embrace while Zoe walks into the image.

Frequently Asked Questions

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