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!

United States Wedding Photographers

United States Wedding Photographers

Find United States photographers serving: US, USA, America

United States Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Shooting an elopement or small United States 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.

North America WPJA members are ready to document any quick, DIY - do it yourself, town hall, 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 romantic, outdoor, unique, 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 United States Couples

273 United States Wedding Photographers...

Adventure weddings, couple engagement shoots, and elopement photography by Jesse La Plante
5800 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds
4300 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer
3300 (USD)
Cindy Brown Photography
2700 (USD)
2300 (USD)
Freek Nagtzaam is a wedding photographer going by the studio name of Platimo Photography

Freek Nagtzaam

's-Hertogenbosch in Noord Brabant, NL *Now booking United States weddings.
1495 (EUR)
Lifestyle portrait of Paolo Blocar, Wedding and Elopement Photographer of Aria di Foto

Paolo Blocar

Trieste in Trieste, IT *Now booking United States weddings.
2000 (EUR)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Jean-Baptiste Chauvin

Jean Baptiste Chauvin

Versailles, FR *Now booking United States weddings.
1800 (EUR)
Isabelle Bazin Wedding and Elopement Photographer - isasouri photo

Isabelle Bazin

Goutz, FR *Now booking United States weddings.
250/hour (EUR)
Wedding and elopement photography by Will Tee - SW Wedding Photo Studio

Will Tee

Taipei City, TW *Now booking United States weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding and elopement pictures by Jean Baptiste Duarte

Jean Baptiste Duarte

Escoire in Dordogne (24) , FR *Now booking United States weddings.
1290 (EUR)
wedding photography by Franck Petit

Franck Petit

Serignac sur Garonne, FR *Now booking United States weddings.
1900 (EUR)
Weddings, engagement portraits and elopement photography by Nikhol Esteras

Nikhol Esteras

Oaxaca de Juárez in Oaxaca, MX *Now booking United States weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Simona Cancelli

Simona Cancelli

Siracusa in Siracusa, IT *Now booking United States weddings.
1500 (EUR)

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3 more photographers available for your wedding...

3000 US Dollar

Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo: Adam Boole

St. Louis Park in Minnesota, United States
1200 US Dollar

MARIA GRINCHUK PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC: Maria Grinchuk

Seattle in Washington, United States
4000 US Dollar

Patrick Kim

Los Angeles in California, United States

Wedding Venue Pictures by United States Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning United States wedding photos.

United States Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented United States wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own United States pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the United States 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 United States photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for United States 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: Who are the best United States wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top United States 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 reviews of United States wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those United States wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...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
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

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND United States WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding Photo of the Bride and groom exiting their small ceremony

Hannah & Perry

Photo by Edward Ciesielski

We cannot thank you enough!!! The pictures are everything we hoped for and more. We seriously are so blown away. I cannot get over the way you edited them. You guys are so freaking talented. Every shot is just too good to be true and we have been re-living that day ever since you sent the gallery. So many tears and smiles and laughter. We need to find another excuse to work with you guys again! So so so happy with how they turned out. :) Thanks again!

Lauren & Jason

Photo by Gina Clyne

Gina these are so great!!! It's so fun seeing them after time has gone by and the weather is cooling off. Such an awesome summer day that you captured SO well. We love these, I cant wait to comb through all of them. Thank you for your amazing craft. The family pictures are so special!

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!