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!

Canada Wedding Photographers

Find Your Canada Wedding Photographer

Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Canada 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 Canada 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
October 11th, 2021
Best Wedding and Elopement Photographers | the couples civil ceremony
October 8th, 2021
Wedding Photographer created a serene couple portrait immediately following the ceremony
October 6th, 2021
Photography of Small Weddings | After the ceremony, a big toast to the bride and groom with drinks

Elopement Photographers for Small Canada Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Canada 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.

North America WPJA members are ready to document any city hall, themed, civil ceremony, 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 intimate, modern, non-traditional, 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 Canada Couples

23 Canada Wedding Photographers...

Kitchener, Ontario wedding and elopement photography by Lori-Anne Crewe - Canada WPJA
275/hour (CAD)
Canada wedding and elopement photographer Esther Gibbons
2500 (CAD)
Canada engagement, wedding and elopement photographer Viara Mileva - Quirky Love Photography
500/hour (CAD)
Engagement portrait sessions and wedding photography by Julien Maria

Julien Maria

Gironcourt Sur Vraine, FR *Now booking Canada weddings.
1900 (EUR)
Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
4500 (USD)
Adventure marriage images by Nicky Byrnes of Nemus Wedding Photography

Nicky Byrnes

Carnelian Bay in California, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
500 (USD)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

Leah Moyers

Sevierville in Tennessee, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Wedding photographer Lucie Mahé

Lucie Mahé

Die, FR *Now booking Canada weddings.
1500 (EUR)

Ron Storer

Auburn in Washington, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
2400 (USD)
Wedding and elopement pictures by Jean Baptiste Duarte
1500 (EUR)
Wedding ceremony photography by Marissa Daly of Marissa Joy Photography

Marissa Daly

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
3800 (USD)

2 more photographers available for your wedding...

2000 Canadian Dollar

Matt Green Photography: Matt Green

Kitchener in Ontario, Canada
2300 Canadian Dollar

Wedding Photographer: W. Mike Lucy

Ottawa in Ontario, Canada

Mike has been working as a documentary photographer since his university days as the University Press Photo Editor, He has had a Leica in his hand since he first discovered photography at the age of 12. Prior to shooting weddings, Mike split his...

Canada Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Canada wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Canada wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Canada 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 Canada wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: Who are the best Canada wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Canada 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
Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples find themselves in the position of paying for all of their own wedding expenses, which can be quite the financial burden to take on, and about 40% of Millennials end up in this boat. So, how can you stick to your allotted...Read more
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Canada WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Bride and groom kissing at their rooftop garden wedding ceremony in Montreal, Quebec - Santropol Roulant

Amy & Chris

Photo by Esther Gibbons

I just teared up watching this. The slideshow is perfect. The song, the mood... it’s all perfect. Thank you so much for everything. We adore the photo albums and all the wonderful photos. It means so much to us, and you’ll help us cherish those memories forever. Thanks again for everything. Yer the best! A gem, truly.

Kari and Glen

Photo by Ron Storer

Omigoodness!! Can I just say wow? You are such an amazing photographer! Glen and I have shared these photos with some of our family and friends, and all of them have been like, "I love these pictures! You rock!

Lauren & Mike

Photo by Esther Gibbons

Mike and I finally got through all the pictures last night, and I can tell you that we had such a good time going over all of the happy moments (we had quite a few big laughs as well!). You did a fantastic job and we really cannot thank you enough. We were truly thrilled with the results and couldn't have asked for better people with whom to share our day.