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!

Tennessee Wedding Photographers

Tennessee Wedding Photographers

Find Tennessee photographers serving: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro

Tennessee Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

January 26th, 2022
wedding photographer for intimate ceremonies | The bride clasps hands with the groom as they take their first steps together
January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods

Elopement Photographers for Small Tennessee Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Tennessee 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 DIY - do it yourself, themed, pop-up, 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, symbolic, non-traditional, 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 Tennessee Couples

8 Tennessee Wedding Photographers...

Cindy Brown Photography

Cindy Brown

Atlanta in Georgia, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2700 (USD)
Couple engagement portraits by wedding photographer Joshua Grasso

Joshua Grasso

Buford in Georgia, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2800 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Carrie Pratt

Carrie Pratt

Tampa Bay in Florida, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2300 (USD)

Eva Russo

Fairfax in Virginia, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
3400 (USD)
Sarah Whitmeyer - North Carolina Wedding Images

Sarah Whitmeyer

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2000 (USD)
Creative wedding images by Nathan Whitworth

Nathan Whitworth

Greenville in South Carolina, US *Now booking Tennessee weddings.
2199 (USD)

Tennessee Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Tennessee wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Tennessee 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Tennessee 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 Tennessee wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Tennessee wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Tennessee 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
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...Read more
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that mean all the attention has to be on you as well? FROM VOWS TO CHITCHAT, WHICH REMAINS SACRED? Traditional weddings often require some degree of performance on the part of the couple, whether that is in the form of reciting...Read more
Not everyone has a lagoon or glacier next door, but there's no rule saying you can't have a small wedding in the great outdoors. Take advantage of natural sunshine and that open, airy feeling and give your guests some room to breathe! LESS IS MORE Instead of hemming your guests in on all sides, give them some elbow room, and legroom, too. There's no need to induce claustrophobia when you've got a wide, open space. Let your guests take in the view, especially if you've got a spectacular one. You...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Tennessee WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Maggie & Tim

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, greetings from St. Kitts! Tim and I just watched the slideshow a couple times, and the pictures are FAN-TAS-TIC! Love love love them. Kudos to you and Sharon, and we can't wait to see more. Hope you guys are doing well. Maggie

Kate & Kyle

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy, Thank you SO MUCH. This is amazing and we couldn't be happier. We're so grateful for the way you captured our special day. With abundant gratitude, Kate and Kyle

Bride and groom exit the Mary Gay House in a shower of bubbles

Sarah and Adam

Photo by Cindy Brown

Cindy: I can’t tell you how much we appreciate all the wonderful photos you took— somehow, they are all both absolutely stunning and truly capture the people, emotions, and experience of our wedding. None of the photos feel forced, and they all make me smile. I can’t tell you how much it means to see myself in these photos— looking natural, beautiful, and, above all, happy!