Kansas City Wedding Photographers

Kansas City Wedding Photographers

Our Kansas City photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Lee's Summit

Kansas City Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

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Kansas City Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Kansas City 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.

Missouri WPJA members are ready to document any secret, pop-up, civil ceremony, 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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1 Kansas City Wedding Photographers...

Deanna Johnson wedding photography

With an expert eye for capturing raw emotion and a background in fine arts, Deanna Johnson is a wedding photojournalist. She finds inspiration in intimate concert settings and treasures found in vintage artwork.

6000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Kansas City Couples

Kansas City Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Wedding reception in Kansas City, the bride and groom share their first dance as the sun sets, creating a romantic ambiance. Their elegant movements are captured in a stunning reflection.
Photographer captures couple exchanging loving glances during their ceremony at the Historic Rumley Tractor in Kansas City, with a sweet birthday surprise for their special day.
At a Hotel KC in Kansas City, Missouri, a bride and her father dance to the sounds of a live band, the vibrant purple lights illuminating the right half of the frame.
At a wedding reception in a Kansas City mansion, the father stands behind the couple during toasts. The photo captures the moment, with the couple's heads in the foreground.
In this high shot captured at a hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, the bride is getting ready for the wedding. The mother is seen fastening the buttons on the back of the bride's dress, creating a heartwarming scene of love and support.
At the couple's home in Kansas City, Missouri, they sit on a bench outdoors on the patio, captured through the window with their dog looking on lovingly.
In the glowing Kansas City sunset, a silhouette of a couple in love strolls hand in hand, the vibrant sky creating a stunning backdrop before their upcoming marriage.
Bride and groom burst into laughter at their Kansas City, Missouri wedding reception during speeches, capturing a joyful moment
An engaged couple in Kansas City, Missouri, took time to relax in the sunshine at a city park, posing for their engagement portrait session in a kids play net.
An engaged couple in Kansas City, Missouri, enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in a city park, posing for their engagement portrait session amidst nature's beauty, in black and white silhouettes and leaves enveloping them.
A beautiful engagement photography session in Kansas City, featuring a couple standing in a parking garage, captured in a stunning silhouette with blue tones
A creative photograph of a couple standing in Kansas City in front of a large, silhouetted tree against a blue sky

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Kansas City photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Kansas City 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: How can couples find top-ranked Kansas City wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Kansas City 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: How can couples find reviews of Kansas City 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 Kansas City wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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