Asheville Wedding Photographers

Asheville Wedding Photographers

Our Asheville photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Buncombe County, Black Mountain, Brevard, East Flat Rock, Etowah, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Mills River, Swannanoa, Waynesville, Woodfin

Asheville Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Asheville Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Asheville 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 Carolina WPJA members are ready to document any themed, mini, DIY - do it yourself, 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.

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6 Asheville Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas is a photojournalistic wedding photographer. He puts the focus on your unique relationship, honoring all of those present. His commitment to stress-free joy, allowing couples to celebrate to the fullest, has made him one of the most reputable wedding...

6000 (USD)
Studio Portrait of Andrew Wickstrom of Mountain Wedding Photography

Andrew Wickstrom is a destination wedding photographer, capturing emotion-filled, candid photos of couples on their special day. He brings outdoor adventure experience and visual techniques employed in fashion, sports, and fine art photography.

2800 (USD)

James Nix is an experienced NC wedding photographer with 15 years of experience as a photojournalist. He specializes in capturing unique moments to make your day special and create meaningful artwork with professionalism and enthusiasm.

James Nix

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking Asheville weddings.
2500 (USD)
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 Asheville weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Engagement, elopement and wedding photography by Samantha Moore of So Many Moments LLC

Samantha Moore is a wedding photojournalist who has a passion for capturing love stories. With years of experience shooting weddings all over the world, she considers it an honor to be chosen as a photographer. Samantha's goal is to create images that will become...

Samantha Moore

Sarasota in Florida, US *Now booking Asheville weddings.
2950 (USD)
North Carolina wedding photography by Joe Payne

Joe Payne is a North Carolina wedding photographer specializing in documentary-style photojournalism and fine art portraiture. He has a background in studying fine art in Europe and holds an MBA from Butler University.

Joe Payne

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Asheville weddings.
3999 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

2800 US Dollar

MountainWed Photography of Asheville, NC: Andrew Wickstrom

Asheville in North Carolina, United States

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Asheville Couples

Wedding Venue Pictures by Asheville Wedding Photographers

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

Asheville Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

At Asheville, NC, a creative black and white photoshoot of a wedding couple was taken to mimic the look of a classic film, creating a pleasing depth of field
The engaged couple posed for a romantic save-the-date portrait on a rooftop in downtown Asheville, NC, with a dark blue sky and tall buildings in the background
The engaged couple posed for their save-the-date engagement announcement portrait while sharing a beer and cider at Asheville NC's Hi-Wire Brewing
Venue staff react to trying to light the ends of sparkler for wedding guests prior to the wedding couples exit at The Ridge, Asheville, North Carolina
North Carolina couple embraced rain and showed their true personalities at The Farm of Asheville
The sunset of the NC mountains was captured in an unique way with a polarizing glass in a couple portrait at Crest Pavillion, Asheville, NC
Super wide angle lens from a good distance to showcase the setting and the grand scape of the properties views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
Best Asheville wedding venue photography in North Carolina fired through the moment getting silhouettes and ultimately captured the sun flare
A spiritual black and white Asheville, NC documentary wedding picture showing Bridesmaids supporting the bride during a prayer before the ceremony
Pisgah National Forest couple pre-wed portrait of a couple that was enjoying themselves in a hemlock thicket during twilight
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC session for a carefree engaged couple wanting a Silhouette portrait at sunset
Graveyard Fields, Asheville, NC couple engagement portraits with a couple at the end of a rhododendron tunnel during fall color change

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Asheville photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Asheville 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Asheville 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 Asheville wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Asheville 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 Asheville wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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Kaleigh & Brent

Photo by James Nix

Brent and I, as well as our entire family and friends, are absolutely in love with all of our pictures... People have told us our pictures look like they are out of a magazine. All of our pictures truly document our wedding day from start to finish even including all of the small details. We couldn't be more pleased... Thank you so much James!