Raleigh Wedding Photographers

Raleigh Wedding Photographers

Our Raleigh photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Cary, Wake County, Research Triangle, City of Oaks, Walter Raleigh, Roanoke Colony, Dare County, North Carolina State University, NC State, Chapel Hill

Raleigh Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

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

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Raleigh Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Raleigh 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 town hall, courthouse, justice of the peace, 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 Raleigh Wedding Venues

4 Raleigh Wedding Photographers...

USA wedding photography by Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking Raleigh weddings.
2000 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins

Apex in North Carolina, US *Now booking Raleigh weddings.
3499 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Raleigh Couples

Raleigh Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

The beautiful Shelley Lake in Raleigh, NC provides a romantic backdrop for the engaged couple's pre-wedding portrait, with the twilight water framing their love
Wake Forest, North Carolina marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded The bride makes angels in confetti after their special exit - from the world's best wedding photography competitions offered by the WPJA
North Carolina wedding portrait of bride and groom outside Duke Chapel, lit by strobe for silhouette of church
Raleigh wedding photographer captured this artistic image of a DJ performing at a wedding reception
Black and white photo of the bride and bridesmaids holding their hair in place in the wind by a Raleigh, NC wedding photographer.
Photo of a man standing over a fan to cool off during the reception by a Raleigh, NC wedding photographer.
Black and white photo of the bride and guests standing outdoors in the rain with umbrellas by a Raleigh, NC wedding photographer.
Photo of a girl standing outside in the rain wearing a pink undress and holding a pink umbrella by a Raleigh, NC wedding photographer.
Black and white photo of the bride and groom hugging by a Raleigh, NC wedding photographer.
A man waits to open the door inside a building as the bride and groom exit their limo in this black and white image recorded by a Raleigh, NC wedding photographer.
Raleigh Wedding Photography | Image contains: window, reflection, getting ready, color, outside, bride
A photo of Raleigh wedding center pieces of white and apricot flowers make a statement at a NC wedding reception with a view

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Raleigh wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Raleigh wedding day?
A: While wedding photojournalists strive to capture candid moments on the wedding day, our photographers also are skilled artists who can compose powerful portraits. If you have a specific vision of what types of images you want from your wedding day, look at the top-ranked Raleigh wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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