New Orleans Wedding Photographers

New Orleans Wedding Photographers

Find New Orleans photographers serving: Mississippi River, Gulf Coast, Mardi Gras, French Quarter, and Bourbon Street

New Orleans Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

NO STOPPING LOVE - In recent months, many of our wedding photographers have communicated their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are quickly moving forward with smaller ceremonies.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

New Orleans Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small New Orleans 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.

Louisiana WPJA members are ready to document any city hall, DIY - do it yourself, courthouse, 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 New Orleans Wedding Venues

5 New Orleans Wedding Photographers...

Andrew Alwert Studios for creative storytelling elopement and wedding images using a documentary-style

Andrew Alwert

Gretna in Louisiana, US *Now booking New Orleans weddings.
2500 (USD)
Weddings, engagement portraits and elopement photography by Nikhol Esteras

Nikhol Esteras

Oaxaca de Juárez in Oaxaca, MX *Now booking New Orleans weddings.
3000 (USD)

Gingi Freeman

Visalia in California, US *Now booking New Orleans weddings.
1400 (USD)

Morgan Lynn Razi

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking New Orleans weddings.
15500 (USD)

Maria Newman

Portland in Oregon, US *Now booking New Orleans weddings.
2500 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving New Orleans Couples

Wedding Venue Pictures by New Orleans Wedding Photographers

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

New Orleans Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

The joyous couple marched down the streets of New Orleans to the beat of a brass band, celebrating their union with a second line
New Orleans Ace Hotel Engagement Photos. A Louisiana couple posing outside the hotel as she reached in for a kiss at a small table
A sunny New Orleans Arts District Engagement Session in the Orleans French Quarter of the couple dancing in the street to a live brass band with their 2 dogs
An Urban Pre Wedding Photoshoot in New Orleans of a couple walking through the streets of the French Quarter with their 2 dogs
Couple photography in the New Orleans French Quarter during a pre wedding engagement shoot of a couple dancing on the streetcar line
New Orleans Crescent Park Engagement. A young Louisiana couple posing during a pre wedding portrait session Highlighting the power women carry in the relationship and the strength of a man, always watching and protecting
Longue Vue House and Gardens post proposal photography showing a smiling New Orleans couple during a scene out of The Notebook with Fairy tale dancing in the sunlight
Jackson Square in the New Orleans French Quarter post proposal portrait session with a Louisiana engagement photographer and a couple dancing in the sunlight in front one of the oldest catholic churches, St Louis Cathedral 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small New Orleans 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 New Orleans wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find New Orleans photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for New Orleans 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 reviews of New Orleans 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 New Orleans wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find...Read more
So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you...Read more
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much...Read more


A wedding ceremony picture of a New Orleans bride and groom during their vow exchange inside a Louisiana church

Ashley and Blake

Photo by Andrew Alwert

Andrew, I can't thank you enough for these absolutely stunning pictures! I'm telling all of my friends to run, not walk, to book you for all of their photography needs!! You are simply the best. Ashley

A bride and groom embrace while surrounded by friends at their Jean Lafitte wedding reception party in Bayou Barataria, Louisiana

Macie and Hayden

Photo by Andrew Alwert

Andrew, We can't thank you enough for the last few months and most importantly, Saturday. You have been amazing to work with and we will forever cherish the relationship we have built. We love you! Thank you so much, Macie and Hayden

A New Orleans bride and groom share a dance together during their French Quarter wedding reception in Louisiana

Sally and Michael

Photo by Andrew Alwert

These beautiful photographs are so fabulous and fantastic! They are such a beautiful reminder of one of the best moments in my life. Your art blows me away! Thank you for these wonderful reminders of a beautiful night!