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Arkansas Elopement Photographers

Arkansas is known for its epic wilderness areas, limestone caves, lakes, and hot springs. Whether you’re planning an intimate city wedding in Little Rock, Fort Smith, or Fayetteville or an adventure elopement at Buffalo National River Park, Blanchard Springs Cavern, or Petit Jean State Park. Even though you may not think of Arkansas when thinking about the “best place to elope” in the world, this state has some awesome state and national parks to explore! These talented Arkansas wedding photographers are ready to capture your big day. All Wandering Weddings photographers are available for both in-state nuptials or destination weddings across the globe.

These Arkansas elopement photographers have the professional resources and the experience you need to kick off your wedding adventure. Check out their portfolios and contact them directly through the links below. They can’t wait to connect with you!

The following photographers are based in Arkansas or work there full-time. 

Hiring an Arkansas Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

Planning an elopement can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Teaming up with a local wedding photographer in Arkansas can help you better navigate your adventure together. Remember, the photographers we feature on Wandering Weddings specialize in elopements and small weddings. So even if you want to plan a mix of a traditional wedding and an elopement experience, you can 100% do that! 

If you are planning an elopement with a photographer who is based in Arkansas, then you should account for travel expenses in your elopement budget if you’re thinking about eloping at one of Arkansas’s national parks.

Q&A For Your Arkansas Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Should You Spend on an Elopement Photographer?

Photographers in Arkansas will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In Arkansas, you’ll find photographers charging from $2,000- $8,000 for elopement coverage.

So what makes up the total cost? The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be working with you AND where your location in AR is. The more coverage hours you want for your wedding adventure, the more costly your photographer will be.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at White Rock Mountain and portraits after the ceremony – $2,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones at an Arkansas small wedding venue plus portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony location – $4,500
  • Elopement ceremony in Ozark-St. Francis National Forest with portraits at multiple locations all day, with additional portraits the following day at a separate location. – $8,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive? What’s Included in the Fee?

Unlike traditional wedding photographers, elopement photographers tend to wear more “hats”. Their elopement packages include additional services built in. 

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Officiant and witness protocol
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Travel expenses
  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Wedding albums

Keep in mind that not all photographers will include everything from this list in their packages. Some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage, so it’s always a good idea to ask what is included in your package.

Should I Hire More Than Just a Photographer for My Arkansas Elopement?

This is entirely up to you and what you want on your wedding day. Whether you want to hire only a photographer or hire a photographer, wedding planner, officiant, videographer, and florist… Remember you can outsource anything you need to for your elopement adventure. You don’t need to plan a traditional wedding to do so.

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated Arkansas photographer who they recommend.

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