South Carolina Wedding Photographers

South Carolina Wedding Photographers

Our South Carolina photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Columbia, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach

South Carolina Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in South Carolina - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best South Carolina photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple South Carolina elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

South Carolina Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small South Carolina 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 mini, civil ceremony, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from South Carolina Wedding Venues

11 South Carolina Wedding Photographers...

BW portrait of Ben Chrisman from Chrisman Studios, a traveling wedding photographer

Ben Chrisman is an international wedding photographer and WPJA's Photographer of the Year in 2007 and first runner-up in 2015. Covering millions of photos and weddings all over the world, Ben is committed to bringing joy to people through his work.

9500 (USD)
Myrtle Beach wedding and elopement photography by Gillian Reinhardt of South Carolina

Gillian Reinhardt is a highly experienced wedding photographer with over 15 years in the industry. She has a unique approach to capturing the events of a wedding day, relying on her keen observation skills to create honest, core memories of the connection shared between...

3000 (USD)
Song Johns wedding and elopement photography of Blooming Dreams Photo

USA-based wedding photographer, Song Johns, is the creative happy girl behind the camera and founder of Blooming Dreams Photo. With 10 years of experience as a hobbyist turned professional, she captures the special moments of couples and families, treating each client with...

Song Johns

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2900 (USD)

Neil Thurston is a destination wedding photographer with a unique background. As a graduate of NESOP, he spent several years in action sports photography. With extensive international experience, Neil has applied his creative skills to become a renowned photojournalist...

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
500/hour (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso is a East Coast USA-based wedding photographer, dad, husband, and diaper-changing ninja. He and his wife are high school sweethearts and love documenting their daughter's sweet moments and adventures.

Joshua Grasso

Buford in Georgia, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2800 (USD)
Wedding elopement photography by Bryan Aleman - L'amour Artistic Wedding Media

Traveling wedding photographer Bryan Aleman brings a passion for capturing natural emotions and a romantic spirit to his work. With a background split between Honduras and the USA, his skills in wedding, engagement, and elopement photography have flourished.

Bryan Aleman

Pigeon Forge in Tennessee, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
350/hour (USD)

James Nix is an experienced NC wedding photographer with 15 years of experience as a photojournalist. He specializes in capturing unique moments to make your day special and create meaningful artwork with professionalism and enthusiasm.

James Nix

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2500 (USD)
Gloria Ruth - Wedding and elopement photography

Gloria Ruth

Plantation in Florida, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
4900 (USD)

Dan Harris is a US based wedding photographer with over 20 years experience working in newspapers. His lifelong affinity for photography was born when he was 8, learning about his mother's Kodak Brownie II camera. He has won several prestigious awards worldwide and has...

Dan Harris

Jacksonville in Florida, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
400/hour (USD)
USA wedding photography by Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler, a wedding photographer with a strong background in traditional photography, studio lighting, and English literature. With over 400 documented weddings, Butler values capturing authentic, heartfelt moments over staged ones. By using her skills and experience,...

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2000 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of wedding photographer Tom Waldenberg

Tom Waldenberg is a wedding photographer based in the Eastern U.S., passionate about capturing beautiful, genuine moments for couples. Tom loves playing guitar for bands and tending to his garden.

Tom Waldenberg

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving South Carolina Couples

South Carolina Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

The bride's entrance to the Georgetown, SC outdoor ceremony was captured in a beautiful wedding photo taken from the bedroom window
The engaged couple was standing in Reedy Park Greenville SC, surrounded by tall buildings creating an urban street scene, for their pre wedding lifestyle portrait
The engaged couple enjoyed a lifestyle pre-wedding portrait at Reedy Park in Greenville, SC, with the sun shining down on them as he kissed her shoulder from their spot atop the stone wall forty feet up
Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina environmental engagement e-session - "Sunset images at this beach are magic at this beach. I love capturing reflections as the sunsets"
Mount Pleasant Beach, South Carolina Sunset silhouette couple portraits on the sand dunes
Wrightsville Manor, Wrightville, SC Wedding Photographer - Singing while dancing at the reception party
The South Carolina couple embracing under a blue dusk sky and bridge
A South Carolina Couple lit under tall palm trees and a dark blue sky
This South Carolina couple by a winding river under a blue sky with clouds
Stylish South Carolina couple posing at the window looking at city view below
Portrait of a South Carolina couple standing in doorway with tall vertical red lines
The South Carolina couple poses under a sky of fire and ice

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find South Carolina photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for South Carolina 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small South Carolina 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 South Carolina wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked South Carolina wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the South Carolina 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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Corley & Don

Photo by Neil Thurston

Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.

Neil GT Photography Outer Banks Wedding Photographer

Teri and Michael

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you so incredibly much for everything! Everyone that sees our pictures says WOW! and that we just radiate happiness, and that is the perfect compliment because that's exactly how we felt and you captured it perfectly! We will cherish these photos forever. Hopefully our paths cross again one day, perhaps for family photos!

Kendra & Chris

Photo by Ben Chrisman

Ben, Chris and I don't even know where to begin. You are truly the best! Not only was your photography the most incredible thing my family has ever seen, your personality and charm won us all over. You were so helpful throughout the day in so many ways. We will never be able to repay you for everything you did for us. You made me feel the most calm I have ever felt my whole life on the most 'stressful' day of my life; for that I thank you with all my heart! Every single picture you took at our wedding is a beautiful piece of art; that is what sets you apart from every other wedding photographer out there. You captured every single perfect moment of our perfect day - the funniest moments, the excitement of the day and most importantly, you perfectly captured our love for each other. So, thank you Ben! We love you and everything you are doing for the couples you photograph! We were so blessed to have you