Utah Wedding Photographers

Utah Wedding Photographers

Our Utah photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan, Provo, Ogden, Park City, Moab

Utah Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Utah - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Utah photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Utah elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

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

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Utah Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Utah 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 themed, small, civil ceremony, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Utah Wedding Venues

17 Utah Wedding Photographers...

Lit Lifestyle Portrait of Sean Turner - Eight Weddings Photography

Sean Turner is a wedding photographer based in the Rockies of the USA. With a BFA in Photographic Imaging, experience shooting weddings on the East Coast, and having relocated to Denver in 2012, he has a vast range of skills.

Sean Turner

Littleton in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3300 (USD)
JD Land Wedding Photographer

In a journalistic style, JD Land, a visual storyteller, focuses on capturing real wedding moments since 2012. With a keen eye for detail, he also delves into wildlife photography, searching for the ideal image to tell his visual tales.

JD Land

Phoenix in Arizona, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4000 (USD)
Elopements by Top Wedding Photographer Justin Edmonds

Justin Edmonds, a highly experienced wedding photojournalist and engagement portrait photographer, has established a stellar reputation with clients including Getty Images, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated. With over 14 years in the industry, he has successfully...

Justin Edmonds

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4800 (USD)
Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz, an artistic wedding photojournalist, creates a relaxed and joyful environment, empowering couples to express their true selves, capturing unforgettable moments with her expertise honed since 2013.

Lucy Schultz

Lakewood in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
5900 (USD)
Gretchen Troop Photography Studio for Weddings, Elopements and Portraits

Gretchen Troop is a documentary wedding photographer with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Photography. She has a passion for capturing weddings in beautiful locations, particularly in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Gretchen is known for her ability to make clients...

Gretchen Troop

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)
Kevin Bergthold, adventurous wedding photographer of Berg Berg Photography Studio

Kevin Bergthold is a documentary wedding photographer who brings a fresh and unconventional approach to capturing special moments. Co-founding Berg Berg Photography with his wife Michelle in 2021, they strive to create authentic and visually striking wedding memories.

Kevin Bergthold

Golden in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding and elopement Photographer Carl Bower

Carl Bower, an acclaimed photojournalist, and Pulitzer Prize nominee, focuses on capturing the essence of US destination weddings. His unobtrusive approach allows him to preserve poignant and genuine moments, resulting in personal and profound imagery.

Carl Bower

Denver in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3500 (USD)
Adventure elopement and wedding photography by Mike Kory

Mike Kory is a traveling wedding photographer who combines Mechanical Engineering (his day-job) with making people feel comfortable, pointing, and making Bonnie laugh. He's Bonnie's husband and co-parent to their two strange dogs.

Mike Kory

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
4400 (USD)
Engagement Photo Shoots and wedding photography by Darren Hendry

Darren Hendry, a non-traditional and offbeat wedding photographer, specializes in natural, emotive, creative, and honest storytelling. With a background in architecture and a passion for photography, he has been capturing unique wedding stories for almost 7 years.

Darren Hendry

Pasadena in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2500 (USD)
Destination weddings and elopement photography by Dennis Mock

Dennis Mock, a skilled documentary wedding photographer, combines his expertise in sports and architectural photography to deliver stunning compositions. He has received recognition and awards from professional photography associations, as well as prestigious honors from...

Dennis Mock

San Diego in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)
Portrait of Katharine Green from Katie Corinne Wedding Photography Studio

Katharine Green is a skilled Colorado documentary wedding photographer with over 10 years of experience. She and her associate, Jamie, have a passion for capturing the happiest moments in life, specializing in wedding, engagement, and proposal photography.

Katharine Green

Monument in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Sierra Dawn

Sierra Dawn is an experienced wedding photojournalist and creative engagement portrait photographer based in the USA. With a background influenced by her father's 20+ years in the field, she possesses a wealth of passion and expertise in capturing beautiful moments.

Sierra Dawn

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
5500 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez is a Mexican-American wedding photographer based in the Western USA. He has a degree in Art History from UCLA and 8 years of experience documenting punk bands and in the fashion industry.

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
2450 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun is a skilled wedding photojournalist with a background in outdoor portrait art. With an artistic approach and extensive freelance experience, he excels in capturing the natural and unforgettable moments of weddings.

1250 (USD)

Seattle-based Marla Manes, skilled in wedding photojournalism and portraiture, integrates values and sustainability. Creates comfort for exceptional photos.

Marla Manes

Seattle in Washington, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
5500 (USD)
Weddings, engagements and elopement photography by Kevin Kienitz

Kevin Kienitz

Aurora in Illinois, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Evie Felts, a wedding and elopement photographer

Evie Felts is a former high school Spanish teacher turned photographer for 5 years. She enjoys connecting with people worldwide, capturing intimate moments. Evie resides in southwest Colorado, balancing her photography with caring for her kids and exploring the mountains.

Evie Felts

Mancos in Colorado, US *Now booking Utah weddings.
3000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Utah Couples

Utah Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Utah Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A bride poses barefoot in her wedding dress, as the delicate blue hour light illuminates the intricate textures of her gown in Moab, Utah
The groom's father carefully adjusts the bowtie in Moab, Utah
In Moab, Utah, a couple shares an intimate pose lying atop the red rocks, embracing each other tightly as the day comes to a close. An overhead aerial shot captures their affection in a symmetrical drone portrait.
A dress gracefully hangs from a glamping tent in the serene night, providing a cozy and enchanting atmosphere at the Moab, Utah campsite
A newly-engaged couple venture through the golden rays of the sun in Dead Horse Point State Park
The ceremony at Snow Canyon State Park in Utah was framed by the bright red rock walls and held on the sand dunes
The breathtaking sunset at Snow Canyon State Park, Utah illuminated the ceremony with a warm, great light that the Groom's sisters will never forget
Zion National Park photography showing a smiling Utah couple in BW at Proposal time
Arches National Park pre - wed image in Moab, Utah using A silhouette of the engaged couple at the window arches
Snow Canyon, Utah Wedding Portraits of a couple walking on the rocks
Mountain engagement photography at Zion National Park with a Sunset over the mountains
Utah- Airbnb Backyard Reception wedding photo of the bride and groom eating a meal

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Utah 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 Utah wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Utah 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 Utah wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Utah wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Utah 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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Briar Common Brewery Wedding Photography in the rain.

Holly and Hayden

Photo by Justin Edmonds

I absolutely ADORE these photos!! You did an amazing job and I just want to show you one simple shot that just gave goosebumps because it was basically a recreation of my best friend and I's favorite picture from graduating high school. I just feel the love and growth and maturity we've got through together in your picture. I wanted to let you know and let you know you're doing such a great job with your work even in these small moments-- whether you know it or not!

Wedding Ceremony photography in South Lake Tahoe, California

Allie and Cody

Photo by David Braun

Hi David, Just letting you know I received the memory stick! I love all the extra touches you did, that is really cool and cute! We couldn’t believe it when we opened the package. Thank you again, I really appreciate everything you have done for our engagement and wedding photos. Mahalo- Allie

Outdoor wedding ceremony at the Garden of the Gods Club

Shabnam and Joseph

Photo by Justin Edmonds

Choosing you was the easiest part of the shit show that was wedding planning. Working with you is something I would choose over a hundred times, you get how silly and impulsive we are . And You’re so damn tall, but you move like a ghost to get a shot that is as if it was taken from right in front of me. I remember dancing with you for like two seconds, and otherwise, don’t remember seeing you. It’s unbelievable. Thank you for capturing our wedding so perfectly. I would love to buy you a drink whenever you’re in town and are free.