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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South Carolina Wedding Photographers

South Carolina Wedding Photographers

Find South Carolina photographers serving: Columbia, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach

South Carolina Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Elopement Photographers for Small South Carolina 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 civil ceremony, mini, quick, 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 intimate, non-traditional, romantic, 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 South Carolina Couples

14 South Carolina Wedding Photographers...

Wedding elopement photography by Bryan Aleman - L'amour Artistic Wedding Media

Bryan Aleman

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

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
500/hour (USD)

James Nix

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

Gloria Ruth

Plantation in Florida, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
3900 (USD)
Song Johns wedding and elopement photography of Blooming Dreams Photo

Song Johns

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2900 (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso

Buford in Georgia, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2800 (USD)

Shane Snider

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2500 (USD)
Sarah Whitmeyer - North Carolina Wedding Images

Sarah Whitmeyer

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2000 (USD)

Dan Harris

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

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2000 (USD)

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.

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
bridesmaids admiring the view at Pretty Place wedding venue | Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville South Carolina Groom dancing with mother at wedding reception
Father of bride and her sister react to seeing bride for the first time | Spartanburg, South Carolina
Groomsmen taking a limo ride to wedding reception | Greenville, South Carolina
South Carolina flower girl getting her make up done before the wedding

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Q: Who are the best South Carolina wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top South Carolina 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 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND South Carolina WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Michelle and Peter

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you for the amazing pictures! They are absoloutely breathtaking! You both captured every single detail of the day and every picture tells a story. You both did a phenomenal job and were such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough for these amazing memories!

Kitty Hawk Wedding Photography by Neil GT Photographer

Heather and Andrew

Photo by Neil Thurston

Wow! I am speechless, these photos are absoloutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing these precious moments on our wedding day!

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.