Central Coast Wedding Photographers

Central Coast Wedding Photographers

Our Central Coast photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Ventura, Santa Barbara, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Hollister, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard, Big Sur, Capitola, Santa Cruz County, Monterey Bay, and all of Central California

Central Coast Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Central Coast photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Central Coast 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, Central Coast documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Central Coast Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Central Coast 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.

California - Central WPJA members are ready to document any city hall, mini, pop-up, 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 Central Coast Wedding Venues

5 Central Coast Wedding Photographers...

California Couple Portrait Sessions and Wedding Photography by Stephanie Secrest

Stephanie Secrest

Arroyo Grande in California, US *Now booking Central Coast weddings.
3300 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photographer Annie Bang

Annie Bang

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Central Coast weddings.
2500 (USD)
Edeelin Labra, Northern CA wedding photography

Edeelin Labra

Vallejo in California, US *Now booking Central Coast weddings.
2000 (USD)
California Documentary Wedding and Elopement Photography by Gina Clyne

Gina Clyne

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Central Coast weddings.
2100 (USD)
California wedding photography by Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

Palos Verdes Estates in California, US *Now booking Central Coast weddings.
5500 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Central Coast Couples

Central Coast Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Wedding Venue Pictures by Central Coast Wedding Photographers

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

Central Coast Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

From Santa Barbara In the woods near a wedding venue, a groom waits for the bride to arrive
In Ben Lomond, the bride and bridesmaids are singing and dancing in unison to the familiar song at the Waterfall Lodge and Retreat
Wonderful helpers changing the bride's footwear for the dance at the Waterfall Lodge and Retreat in San Francisco
An after the marriage proposal Central Coast engagement photograph in California during the Late afternoon as sun backlights an engaged couple laughing together

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Central Coast 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 Central Coast wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Central Coast 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 Central Coast wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Who are the best Central Coast wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Central Coast 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
Not everyone has a lagoon or glacier next door, but there's no rule saying you can't have a small wedding in the great outdoors. Take advantage of natural sunshine and that open, airy feeling and give your guests some room to breathe! LESS IS MORE Instead of hemming your...Read more
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due...Read more
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them...Read more


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!

Christy & Stuart

Photo by Gina Clyne

We wanted to drop a quick note and tell you how awesome you are. You got in the spirit and came prepared, and brought so much happiness from behind the camera to whoever was in front of it. We're so grateful to have had you as part of our day, and can't wait to recommend you to everyone we know. (And everyone we don't -- so please let us know any and all sites where we can leave you reviews!) Much love, Christy + Stuart