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. 

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Outer Banks Wedding Photographers

Outer Banks Wedding Photographers

Find Outer Banks photographers serving: OBX

Outer Banks Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Outer Banks 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Outer Banks, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Outer Banks elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Outer Banks photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small Outer Banks Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Outer Banks 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 quick, secret, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your modern, non-traditional, outdoor, 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 Outer Banks Couples

1 Outer Banks Wedding Photographers...

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking Outer Banks weddings.
500/hour (USD)

Outer Banks Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Outer Banks Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by Outer Banks Wedding Photographers

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Outer Banks Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Mother Daughter at Wedding Sanderling Resort | Sanderling Resort Wedding Photography- Duck, NC
Photo of several men shotgunning beer by an Outer Banks, NC wedding photographer.
Outer Banks wedding photographer captured this photo of wedding guests enjoying the outdoor reception despite the rain as they all share one umbrella
This photo of two bridesmaids getting their hair done side by side while wearing matching robes was captured by an Outer Banks wedding photographer
Outerbanks wedding photographer captured this overhead shot of a unique dessert table holding a layer cake made of donuts and a small white cake resting on a circular piece of wood
Outerbanks wedding photographer captured this photo of the bride getting some help drinking champagne right from the bottle
A bride and groom hold hands between two separate rooms as they try not to look at each other in this wedding picture captured by an award-winning Outer Banks, NC photographer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Outer Banks wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Outer Banks 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: Who are the best Outer Banks wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Outer Banks 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.
Q: How can couples find Outer Banks photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Outer Banks 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Outer Banks WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Neil GT Photography Outer Banks Wedding Photographer

Teri and Michael

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you so incredibly much for everything! Everyone that sees our pictures says WOW! and that we just radiate happiness, and that is the perfect compliment because that's exactly how we felt and you captured it perfectly! We will cherish these photos forever. Hopefully our paths cross again one day, perhaps for family photos!

Michelle and Peter

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you for the amazing pictures! They are absoloutely breathtaking! You both captured every single detail of the day and every picture tells a story. You both did a phenomenal job and were such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough for these amazing memories!

Kitty Hawk Wedding Photography by Neil GT Photographer

Heather and Andrew

Photo by Neil Thurston

Wow! I am speechless, these photos are absoloutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing these precious moments on our wedding day!