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!

Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Find Your Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton

Wisconsin Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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
December 3rd, 2021
Pub Street Photography of bride and groom | seated at a table on the streets having a pint
November 29th, 2021
Lake wedding photographer | Bridal portrait in the rugged terrain of the mountains
November 22nd, 2021
Maceio, Alagoas BW church wedding photography | the bride walks triumphantly into the cathedral

Elopement Photographers for Small Wisconsin Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Wisconsin 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 civil ceremony, secret, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your non-traditional, casual, unique, 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 Wisconsin Couples

9 Wisconsin Wedding Photographers...

Mid-west wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Madi Ellis

Madi Ellis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3200 (USD)
USA wedding photography and engagements by Nicole Defilippis

Nicole Defilippis

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3950 (USD)
Wedding, Engagement and Elopement Photographer Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3300 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Travis Haughton of the WPJA - Wasabi

Travis Haughton

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3900 (USD)
Pro documentary-style wedding photography by Bradley Hanson

Bradley Hanson

St. Paul in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
4000 (USD)
Documentary couple wedding and elopement photography by Sarah Nader

Sarah Nader

Chicago in Illinois, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
2800 (USD)
Laura Alpizar - Wedding Photographer

Laura Alpizar

Richfield in Minnesota, US *Now booking Wisconsin weddings.
3200 (USD)

Wisconsin Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

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

Wisconsin Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Wisconsin wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Wisconsin 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 top-ranked Wisconsin wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Wisconsin 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.
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