Washington DC Wedding Photographers

Washington DC Wedding Photographers

Find Washington DC photographers serving: District of Columbia, United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., Federal Capital City, Federal District, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool

Washington DC Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Washington DC 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 Washington DC, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Washington DC elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Washington DC Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Washington DC 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.

United States 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.

26 Washington DC Wedding Photographers...

Engagement Portraits, Elopements and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin Potok's - World Photography, LLC

Anji Martin

Washington in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
4450 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Xiaoqi Li

Xiaoqi Li

Charlottesville in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
5000 (USD)
Engagement Portrait Pro, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Johnny Shryock of the WPJA

Johnny Shryock

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
4250 (USD)
Megan Rei, Documentary Style Wedding Photographer

Megan Rei

Bristow in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3800 (USD)
Shaun Baker - Wedding Photographer and Couple Portrait Professional

Shaun Baker

San Diego in California, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
2900 (USD)
Kenneth Clapp, USA Creative Wedding Photography

Kenneth Clapp

Baltimore in Maryland, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Erica Dietz

Erica Dietz

Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3150 (USD)
Baltimore engagement wedding and elopement photography by Breanna Shaw

Breanna Shaw

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3850 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and elopement photographer Sarah Sta. Ana of Santa Ana Photography

Sarah Sta Ana

Aldie in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
1800 (USD)
Engagement, elopement, and wedding photography by Andrew Morrell

Andrew Morrell

Winchester in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3600 (USD)

Marta Buso

Venezia in Venezia, IT *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
1600 (EUR)

Kevin Quinlan

Newark in Delaware, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
2250 (USD)

Eva Russo

Fairfax in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3400 (USD)

Heather Hughes Ostermaier

Newport News in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
2999 (USD)
Portrait of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3250 (USD)

Ryan Rayburn

Bethesda in Maryland, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
2200 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3000 (USD)
Rose Omar, documentary wedding photographer from Omar & Company

Rose Omar

Fredericksburg in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
5600 (USD)
Harrisburg wedding and elopement photography by Scott Josuweit of Pennsylvania

Scott Josuweit

York in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3900 (USD)
Studio portrait of Wes Shinn - owner / wedding and elopement photography studio

Wes Shinn

Chesapeake in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3400 (USD)
Mike Kropf Wedding Photography in the USA

Mike Kropf

Charlottesville in Virginia, US *Now booking Washington DC weddings.
3000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Washington DC Couples

Washington DC Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A Washington DC couple is standing in the middle of the National Capitol Columns for an announcement portrait of their National Arboretum engagement
Best [current-date:custom:Y] wedding planner photo from venue Dumbarton House in DC showing a detail of the couples guest book, featuring every date they planned to marry until the date was able to happen due to covid
Top [current-date:custom:Y] wedding venue photography from The LINE Hotel in DC showing A detail of the grooms cufflinks
Top [current-date:custom:Y] wedding venue photography from the Royal Sonesta in DC resulting in a detail shot of the brides dress, shot through both the Genderqueer and Trans Pride flags, representing both the bride and groom
An after the marriage proposal Mount Vernon Trail engagement photograph in DC captured this couple laughing and embracing and appear to be engulfed in a tree
She said yes, post marriage proposal picture session in the Smithsonian Castle in DC as the couple embrace in the garden framed by the buildings architecture
An after the wedding proposal engagement picture session at the Spanish Steps in DC for a couple sitting and kissing
Washington DC based wedding and event photography at the Thompson Hotel, capturing A father receiving a letter from his daughter on her wedding day

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Washington DC wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Washington DC 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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Washington DC 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 Washington DC wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Washington DC wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Washington DC 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Washington DC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Susan & Benjamin

Photo by William West

Our wedding photo experience with you was exceptional! You were very professional and creative. All of our photographs turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. You were able to capture the feelings and the beauty of our very special day in every photo. You were a pleasure to work with and our wedding day turned out to be the most amazing day. Your relaxed and creative style allowed us to have a lot of fun and really be ourselves. Most of the time, we didn’t even know you were there taking our photo. The photographs are amazing and we had so many to choose from. You set out to capture the beauty and magic of our special day and succeeded beyond all of our expectations. You are a true professional and talented photographer. We can’t thank you enough for providing us with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!

Wedding image of the bride dancing at The Park Savoy, Florham Park, NJ

Katie & Tom

Photo by William West

Will... I am dying over the pics! They are stunning! Thank you, thank you for everything and being so easy to work with!

Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton, NJ wedding image in black and white of the couple cutting their cake

Tanya & Pete

Photo by William West

Thank you so much William! I just took a quick spin through and they are beautiful! Again, super big thank you. Pete and I know how early you came and how late you worked and we REALLY appreciate it. The pictures are beautiful and it's so wonderful having these moments captured forever. You were a pleasure to work with and I plan to recommend you to anyone who asks.