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. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

West Virginia Wedding Photographers

Find Your West Virginia Wedding Photographer

Charleston, Morgantown, Huntington, Wheeling, Parkersburg

West Virginia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our West Virginia 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 brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

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

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral
November 15th, 2021
Wedding Portrait Photographer for Rapolano Terme, Tuscany | posing for a portrait that felt secretive
November 10th, 2021
Boat Tour Wedding Reception Image of bride and groom cutting cake on the floating reception venue

Elopement Photographers for Small West Virginia Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small West Virginia 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 justice of the peace, small, secret, 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 religious, romantic, intimate, 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 West Virginia Couples

4 West Virginia Wedding Photographers...

Wedding and elopement photography by Erica Dietz

Erica Dietz

Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking West Virginia weddings.
2900 (USD)
USA wedding, pre-wedding and elopement photography by Jennifer Catron

Jennifer Catron

Fredericksburg in Virginia, US *Now booking West Virginia weddings.
2300 (USD)
Engagement, elopement, wedding photographer and WPJA award winner Andrew Morrell

Andrew Morrell

Winchester in Virginia, US *Now booking West Virginia weddings.
3000 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking West Virginia weddings.
3000 (USD)

West Virginia Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented West Virginia wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own West Virginia pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the West Virginia Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best West Virginia wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top West Virginia 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small West Virginia 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 West Virginia wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find West Virginia photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for West Virginia 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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