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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Summit County Wedding Photographers

Summit County Wedding Photographers

Find Summit County photographers serving: Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain, Keystone

Summit County Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

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Elopement Photographers for Small Summit County Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Summit County 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.

Colorado WPJA members are ready to document any secret, adventure, DIY - do it yourself, 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 outdoor, casual, modern, 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 Summit County Couples

6 Summit County Wedding Photographers...

Colorado wedding photography and intimate elopements by Stacy Gillespie

Stacy Gillespie

Silverthorne in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
4800 (USD)
Colorado Elopement and Wedding Photographer Trent Gillespie

Trent Gillespie

Silverthorne in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
5200 (USD)
Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante

Jesse La Plante

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
6500 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and elopements by Nina Larsen Reed

Nina Larsen Reed

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
2500 (USD)
Engagement photoshoots + wedding and elopement photography by Shea McGrath

Shea McGrath

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
5200 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement images by Mark Creery of Colorado

Mark Creery

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Summit County weddings.
3000 (USD)

Summit County Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Summit County Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by Summit County Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Summit County wedding photos.

Summit County Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A Denver Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, scenic portrait of this Colorado couple at Sapphire Point, Lake Dillon depicting them snuggling up in between trees
Colorado wedding photography contest award winning candid moment from the outdoor ceremony with Wind
A top wedding photographer in Summit County, CO captured this picture of a blowing veil while in Prayer during the outdoor ceremony
Loveland Pass, Summit County Colorado couple hit the slopes for their skiing engagement session in Colorado
Colorado pre wedding and engagement photography in Keystone, CO of the couple laughing while sitting on the forrest floor during their fall engagement photos in Summit County
Summit County, CO Couple in an Aspen grove in fall for their pre - wedding engagement portraits
Artistic fall couple engagement portraits at Summit County, Colorado surrounded by golden aspen leaves
 Peak One in the background of this portrait of a couple | Summit County Engagement Photography

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Summit County 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 Summit County wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Summit County 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 Summit County wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Summit County wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Summit County 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 Summit County WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Colorado bride and groom eating dinner at a restaurant bar venue after elopement

Ashleigh & Tony

Photo by Jesse La Plante

Thank you so much for all the amazing photos. While our wedding turned out to be unconventional, our photos turned out exactly the way we wanted them to and that is 100% due to your excellent talent.

Fortunata Winery Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

Aekta & John

Photo by Jesse La Plante

We can’t thank you enough for everything. Y’all were/are the BEST! From keeping me company while gettind ressed to the amazing photographs at the wedding, you truly gave us some amazing photographs that really capture our style. Apologies for basically running down the aisle! We’ll never forget the water balloons either! So excited to get the chance to work with you again, and it doesn’t hurt that you’re pretty awesome people. See you in January!

Jamie & Eric

Photo by Jesse La Plante

You two are just so incredibly talented! Thank you so so much for all of the hard work you put in to capture these amazing photos. We don’t think we have seen wedding photos better than these! Also thank you for coming all the way to Durango and celebrating with us! It was great to get to know you two a little better throughout the wedding process. We hope we get to hang with you two again sometime and hope you enjoyed your time in Durango as well. You guys rock!