Washington Wedding Photographers

Washington Wedding Photographers

Our Washington photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Mercer Island, Lake Washington, and all of the Pacific Northwest

Washington Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Washington - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Washington 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 Washington 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, Washington documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Washington Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Washington 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 town hall, small, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Washington Wedding Venues

26 Washington Wedding Photographers...

Seattle wedding photography by Benjamin Wagner of the Washington State WPJA in the Pacific Northwest

Benjamin Wagner, a documentary wedding photographer based in WA State, found his passion for capturing authentic moments through a digital camera in high school. After honing his skills for over a decade, he ventured into pro photography in 2018.

1600 (USD)

Using a documentary approach, Logan Westom brings a storytelling perspective to his work as a visual photographer, capturing the ephemeral moments of couples' special days, Taylor Swift concerts, and newspaper events throughout his extensive career in professional...

4000 (USD)

Ron Storer's passion for capturing and preserving wedding moments is fueled by his success as a member of the US Cycling Team, where he earned a Gold Medal in the Pan-Am Games and a Silver Medal in the Olympic Trials. With a wedding photojournalist approach, he...

2400 (USD)
Marla Manes, a PNW ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER in Seattle WA

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

5500 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of BreeAnna Lasher, a Seattle WA Wedding Photographer

BreeAnna Lasher is an elopement photographer based in Seattle, Washington. Passionate about adventure and travel, she captures couples in their element, their real, candid selves. Empowering couples to have the ceremony of their dreams is her mission.

5500 (USD)
Washington and Seattle wedding photography by Katie Choe

Wedding photographer Katie Choe is based in Redmond, WA, specializing in capturing beauty and personality. She prides herself on stress-free experiences and cherishes family moments. A doting mother who enjoys sewing and family vacations, Katie thrives behind the camera.

1580 (USD)

David Clumpner, a visual storyteller with a documentary approach, captures the authentic moments of love, employing his unique style of storytelling through visuals. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he uses his camera to document and preserve the genuine emotions that define...

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
5950 (USD)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar is a skilled and well-traveled wedding photojournalist, engagement portrait photographer, and artistic wedding portrait photographer. With a background in documenting significant life events and a passion for photography that flourished through learning manual...

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2200 (USD)
JD Land Wedding Photographer

With a documentary approach in mind, JD Land embraces the art of storytelling through his photography. Specializing in wedding photojournalism, he has honed his skills of capturing real moments since 2012. Additionally, JD Land indulges in wildlife photography, using his...

JD Land

Phoenix in Arizona, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4000 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Tanushree Vaidya

Tanushree Vaidya is a talented wedding photojournalist and artistic portrait photographer. With a background in commerce, hair artistry, portrait photography, and graphic design, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Having experienced shooting across 14 countries,...

Tanushree Vaidya

Hayward in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4000 (USD)
Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum is a wedding, engagement, lifestyle, and family photographer with a lifelong passion for art. With his artistic eye and unobstructive approach, Chris captures the beauty and joy of weddings, creating elegant, storytelling photographs that couples can treasure...

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4500 (USD)
A black and white portrait of wedding photographer Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler, an experienced wedding photographer with a strong background in traditional photography, studio lighting, and English literature, has documented over 400 weddings. She takes a documentary approach to storytelling, aiming to capture authentic, heartfelt moments...

Lacey Butler

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2000 (USD)
BW studio portrait of adventure wedding photographer Eliza Slobodzian

Specializing in documentary wedding photography, Eliza Slobodzian expertly preserves heartfelt moments, infusing each image with genuine emotion.

Eliza Slobodzian

Cochrane in Alberta, CA *Now booking Washington weddings.
4000 (CAD)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

Traveling wedding & elopement photographer Leah Moyers; Fine Arts background; capturing clients authentically; unobtrusive, candid & inclusive style; beautiful, unique work.

Leah Moyers

Sevierville in Tennessee, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Jerome Pollos Self Portrait, a wedding and elopement photographer of the WPJA

Jerome is a destination wedding photographer who has a background as a photojournalist in the Navy. With his journalistic style, he captures beautiful moments in an unobtrusive manner, offering an authentic experience for his clients.

Jerome Pollos

Coeur d'Alene in Idaho, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2500 (USD)
Pro documentary-style wedding photography by Bradley Hanson

With a background in documentary technique, Bradley Hanson brings a unique storytelling perspective to his photography. Through his keen eye for detail and artistic vision, he captures the essence of each wedding he documents. His work has been featured in magazines and has...

Bradley Hanson

St. Paul in Minnesota, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
5000 (USD)
Ontario / Brampton wedding and elopement photography by Aniket Sananse of Canada

Aniket Sananse is an international traveling documentary wedding photographer, capturing the genuine emotions and unscripted moments of weddings and elopements.

Aniket Sananse

Brampton in Ontario, CA *Now booking Washington weddings.
2000 (CAD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

In journalistic style, Jared Lindsay, a visual storyteller, has an addiction for capturing authentic and unique moments at small-ish, untraditional weddings worldwide.

Jared Lindsay

Fort Worth in Texas, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2100 (USD)

Maria Newman, an authentic documentary photographer, developed her love for wedding storytelling when a friend requested her to photograph their wedding during her studies.

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2500 (USD)
Studio portrait wedding photographer Mike Greener

Mike Greener is a seasoned wedding photojournalist with over 23 years of experience. Combining his love of the outdoors, human experience, and storytelling, he captures honest moments in a journalistic style, creating visual narratives that truly reflect the essence of each...

Mike Greener

Helena in Montana, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4500 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Brittany Bender, a San Diego wedding photographer - Southern California WPJA

San Diego wedding photojournalist, Brittany Bender, skillfully captures candid and emotional moments with her talent for storytelling and artistic portrayal.

Brittany Bender

San Diego in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
3000 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

Based in the Western USA, James Juarez is a Mexican-American wedding photojournalist with a degree in Art History from UCLA. With 8 years of experience in documenting punk bands and the fashion industry, he brings a unique perspective to capturing your special day.

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Washington 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.

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
1250 (USD)
Robert Knapp, Pacific Northwest weddings by Modern Art Photography Studio

A seasoned documentary wedding photographer, Robert Knapp brings his expertise in family portraiture and snowboard photography to capture the most authentic moments. With over 700 weddings in his portfolio, he is passionate about creating genuine photos for couples.

Robert Knapp

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of Amber Depangher of Sightglass Photography Studio

Amber Depangher is an experienced wedding photographer with over 20 years of capturing weddings. She started her photography journey in high school and decided to make it her career after college, taking the risk of starting her own business. Amber is fortunate to work with...

Amber Depangher

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
500/hour (USD)
PNW Wedding and Elopement Photography by Brianna Parks

Brianna Parks, an elopement photographer based in the Pacific Northwest, has a knack for capturing unique and personalized elopement experiences. Her love for secret places and breathtaking landscapes led her to specialize in documenting elopements in the stunning...

Brianna Parks

Redding in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
6500 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Washington Couples

Washington Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Washington Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

An engaged couple embraces in a beautiful cherry blossom setting in Seattle, WA. Soft pastel colors and a romantic atmosphere set the scene for their upcoming marriage.
A stunning wedding detail shot captured in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington. The groom tenderly lifts the dirty train of his bride's embellished gown as they navigate rocky terrain in the glowing sunshine.
A modern wedding scene captured as the bride and groom sign their marriage license on a Washington state ferry, with their officiant by their side, contemplating their new journey together.
A bride and groom hold hands while walking along a trail on their wedding day. The photo captures Mt. Rainier in the background, adding a stunning touch to this wedding image.
Maid of Honor captures a candid image with the bride and groom in a fun selfie at Maple Leaf Events in Stevenson, Washington, USA, showcasing their joy on their wedding day.
At Maple Leaf Events in Stevenson, Washington, USA, the mother of the bride shares a poignant moment with her daughter, gently wiping away a tear as they make their way up the aisle. A touching display of love and emotion on this special wedding day.
At Beau Lodge in Bow, Washington, the emotional mother of the groom sheds a tear during the mother/son dance. This image won an award from WPJA, showcasing the photographer's expertise in capturing touching moments.
A couple in a canoe at sunrise on Mineral Lake, WA, gazes towards the horizon as the sun crests, symbolizing the start of their wedding day
In Deming, WA, a close-up of the bride's hat with a delicate flower. The couple rode horseback on their wedding day in the stunning mountains.
A breathtaking wedding photo taken at Olympic National Park. The newlyweds stand on a rocky shoreline, against a stunning sunset backdrop.
The engaged couple embraced for a creative portrait at their neighborhood park in Seattle, WA, for their save-the-date wedding announcement
At the Broadway Hall, Bellingham, WA, an emotional bride reads special vows written for her new stepchildren

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Washington 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 Washington wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Washington wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Washington WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Edgewood at Tahoe wedding ceremony photography

LAURA AND SID

Photo by David Braun

Hi David, You were so great to work with and the pictures are really stunning. We will leave you a review ASAP, hoping to get to it this weekend! Thank you for everything!

Groom reaches for a pen during wedding license signing at Olympic Peninsula

Elizabeth and Don

Photo by Benjamin Wagner

I'm forever grateful for the pictures we got (which was a lot) and I had a hard time picking my favorites. Thank you again so much Ben!!

Couple celebrating wedding post-ceremony by the lake at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA

John & Claire

Photo by James Juarez

We've been distracted this weekend moving all of John's stuff into our new LES apartment but rest assured - we have been evenly splitting our time between moving and lovingly gazing at your photos. We love them! They're so beautiful and captured the vibe and energy so well. So exciting!