Washington Wedding Photographers

Washington Wedding Photographers

Find Washington photographers serving: 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

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Washington 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 Washington, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Washington elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

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 themed, town hall, quick, 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.

17 Washington Wedding Photographers...

Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4500 (USD)
BW studio portrait of adventure wedding photographer Eliza Slobodzian

Eliza Slobodzian

Cochrane in Alberta, CA *Now booking Washington weddings.
3500 (CAD)

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
5450 (USD)
Ontario / Brampton wedding and elopement photography by Aniket Sananse of Canada

Aniket Sananse

Brampton in Ontario, CA *Now booking Washington weddings.
2000 (CAD)
Portrait of Loren Haar, Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer

Loren Haar

Ventura in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2200 (USD)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

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 Pollos

Coeur d'Alene in Idaho, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay

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

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2500 (USD)
USA wedding photography by Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer James Juarez

James Juarez

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
1250 (USD)
Black and White Headshot of elopement, engagement and wedding photographer David Braun

David Braun

South Lake Tahoe in California, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
1250 (USD)
Aimee Flynn Photo for Adventure Elopements and Desert Weddings

Aimee Flynn

Phoenix in Arizona, US *Now booking Washington weddings.
4000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Washington Couples

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.

A District of Columbia Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, black and white portrait of this Washington DC couple walking in the snow near the Washington Monument
Best Washington DC wedding photojournalism picture from The Mayflower as the groom is lifted in the air during the wedding reception party as guests laugh all around
Washington DC wedding reportage photojournalist created this image as two groomsmen play chess while the groom is getting ready
Washington DC wedding reportage photographer captured this moment at the District Winery as the groom signs passionately to his new bride
An emotional Washington DC documentary wedding photography example from The National Mall showing a tender embrace between family members at a private small wedding ceremony
World's most artistic and best wedding couple portraits from District Winery in Washington DC of a bride and groom walking together
A Washington DC documentary-style wedding image at the District Winery showing a moment as The groom serenades his bride during the reception
On location Washington DC engagement portrait shoot showing The couple is throwing the cards in the air

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: 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.
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.
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!

Millwick, Los Angeles, CA wedding image of the bride and groom

Alex & Kari

Photo by James Juarez

It has been 3 years since our wedding day and your photos and video have only enhanced our memories of it all, in the best way possible. You found a way to capture the joy and love that day held and saved it for us to relive any time we want. Kari and I couldn't be more grateful of the care and thoughtfulness you brought to one of the happiest days of our lives. Thank you!

The Century Hall black and white wedding picture of the bride and groom

Caleb and Bayley

Photo by Jared Lindsay

JARED, these are amazing, I’ve been laughing and crying as I scroll through them all. You killed it!!! -Bayley