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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

South Carolina Wedding Photographers

Find Your South Carolina Wedding Photographer

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 brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
December 3rd, 2021
Pub Street Photography of bride and groom | seated at a table on the streets having a pint
November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral

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 fast, town hall, courthouse, 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 casual, intimate, 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

12 South Carolina Wedding Photographers...

James Nix

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2500 (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso

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

Neil Thurston

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

Shane Snider

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Alicia Kidd

Alicia Kidd

Las Piedras, PR *Now booking South Carolina weddings.
2100 (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)
Wedding elopement photography by Bryan Aleman - L'amour Artistic Wedding Media

Bryan Aleman

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

South Carolina Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented South Carolina wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own South Carolina pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the South Carolina Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my South Carolina wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked South Carolina wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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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 find themselves in the position of paying for all of their own wedding expenses, which can be quite the financial burden to take on, and about 40% of Millennials end up in this boat. So, how can you stick to your allotted...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND South Carolina WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Kaleigh & Brent

Photo by James Nix

Brent and I, as well as our entire family and friends, are absolutely in love with all of our pictures... People have told us our pictures look like they are out of a magazine. All of our pictures truly document our wedding day from start to finish even including all of the small details. We couldn't be more pleased... Thank you so much James!

Wachesaw Plantation, Murrells Inlet, SC BW wedding image of the bride and groom dancing together

Sarah & Jerry

Photo by Gillian Reinhardt

THANK YOU! There aren't enough words to adequately tell you how amazing you were! Right from the moment you arrived you brought such a fun energetic energy that was contagious. You made us feel comfortable the entire day. The pictures you have shared in our sneak peek are out of this world! Thank you so much for everything!

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!