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!

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Boston Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Boston 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, Boston documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

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January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods
January 5th, 2022
Civil Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride walking down the aisle at the civil marriage venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Boston Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Boston 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.

Massachusetts WPJA members are ready to document any city hall, mini, themed, 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 casual, boutique, symbolic, 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 Boston Couples

15 Boston Wedding Photographers...

Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
4000 (USD)
New England wedding event coverage, engagement portraits and elopement photography by Simi Rabinowitz

Simi Rabinowitz

Somerville in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
2700 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Morgan O'Neil

Morgan O'Neil

Duxbury in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
2900 (USD)
Studio portrait of New England small wedding and elopement photographer Nicole Chan

Nicole Chan

Quincy in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
4500 (USD)
Yuri Kriventsoff | New England Wedding and Elopement Photographer
2500 (USD)
Portrait of New England Wedding Photographer Connie Miller of studioatticus

Connie Miller

West Newton in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
6600 (USD)
1800 (USD)
Boston wedding photography by Kayla Rice of the Massachusetts FPJA

Kayla Rice

West Roxbury in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
3200 (USD)
New England wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Kevin Wright of Atlas & Stone Photography

Kevin Wright

Attleboro in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
3150 (USD)
New England engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Warren Lane

Warren Lane

Natick in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
2100 (USD)
Massachusetts Couple Portraits by Wedding Photographer Katie Kaizer

Katie Kaizer

Nantucket in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Boston weddings.
4500 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel
3675 (USD)

Boston Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Boston 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 Boston wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Boston wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Boston 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 Boston photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Boston 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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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Boston WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Madaket Beach, Nantucket wedding photography from a seaside, shore elopement

Heather and Mitch

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, We want to thank you for everything you did for us this past summer. Canceling our original wedding plans because of covid was difficult but we felt so lucky to get the chance to replan with you! Our photos were more than we could have dreamed of and they have brought us so much joy over the last several months. Thank you for the prints too! It's so nice enjoying them framed! Love, Heather, Mitch, and Kira

Madaket - Nantucket Island Wedding Ceremony - MA Photographer

Kaylan and Mike

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, No words can describe how talented you are. We love every picture and every moment you captured. I have gone through them with Michael over and over again and we still well with tears. Thank you from the bottom four hearts for everything and for our beautiful prints you gave us! We have wept joyfully recounting the most magical and important moment of our lives and every time I'm amazed. I will re-live the moments my entire life through your images. They are perfect. Thank you, Kaylan and Mike

Wedding photography of the Ceremony at the Groom's home in Madaket on Nantucket Island

Rochelle and Ryan

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, First card for you! Many thanks for your professionalism. The formals are perfect...grasses made a great backdrop. Everyone loves the photo of Ry and Ro in the Madaket grasses and the release of the petals...even more special are the candids, me with my precious Chris and Nolan. "Scotty the body" dancing with everyone and the tender moments...the hugs, kisses and love. Thank you for memorializing these. Love, Carol Mother of the Groom