Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Estes Park Wedding Photographers

Find Your Estes Park Wedding Photographer

Estes Park Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Estes Park 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 brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
December 3rd, 2021
Pub Street Photography of bride and groom | seated at a table on the streets having a pint
November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral

Elopement Photographers for Small Estes Park Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Estes Park 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.

Colorado WPJA members are ready to document any city hall, town hall, small, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your non-traditional, boutique, casual, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Estes Park Couples

8 Estes Park Wedding Photographers...

Colorado engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Sean Lara

Sean Lara

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Estes Park weddings.
2650 (USD)
Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz

Lakewood in Colorado, US *Now booking Estes Park weddings.
4000 (USD)
Adventure weddings + mountain engagements and elopement photography by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie Sizer

Erie in Colorado, US *Now booking Estes Park weddings.
2700 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement images by Mark Creery of Colorado

Mark Creery

Fort Collins in Colorado, US *Now booking Estes Park weddings.
3000 (USD)
Colorado adventure weddings, elopements and engagement photography by Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Arvada in Colorado, US *Now booking Estes Park weddings.
3600 (USD)
Colorado wedding photography and elopements by Nina Larsen Reed

Nina Larsen Reed

Boulder in Colorado, US *Now booking Estes Park weddings.
2500 (USD)
Destination wedding photographer Jenae Lopez serves couples all over the USA

Jenae Lopez

Evergreen in Colorado, US *Now booking Estes Park weddings.
2000 (USD)

Estes Park Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Estes Park wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Estes Park pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Estes Park Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Estes Park 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 Estes Park wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find Estes Park photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Estes Park 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 Estes Park 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 Estes Park wedding day by.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Estes Park WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Freight wedding image from a Leadville, CO outdoor event

Kae and Reid

Photo by Bonnie Sizer

Bonnie & Mike, We can't thank you enough for making our wedding weekend so incredibly special. Besides being kick-ass photographers :), you both are the most fun, thoughtful, and generally awesome people, and we've had such a great time getting to know you. Thank you for our amazing pre-wedding surprise box... that was such a perfect way to spend our evening, and we really appreciate you sneaking that over to us :) And thank you for all the million little ways you helped our day go smoothly, and of course, for capturing it all for us. I hope we can stay in touch moving forward! :)