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!

Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Find Your Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, Greenwich, Stratford, Southington, New England

Connecticut Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Connecticut 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, Connecticut 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

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

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 Connecticut Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Connecticut 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 quick, pop-up, 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 religious, modern, 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 Connecticut Couples

30 Connecticut Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
5200 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3500 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (USD)
Rhode Island and Providence wedding and elopement photography by Kathryn Yeaton
3000 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Kevin Trimmer

Kevin Trimmer

Providence in Rhode Island, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
5200 (USD)
New England-based documentary wedding and elopement photography by Josh Kuckens

Josh Kuckens

Montpelier in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2900 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Sarah Priestap

Sarah Priestap

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Olya Vysotskaya

Olya Vysotskaya

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
7000 (USD)
Portrait of Corey Butler, a documentary wedding photographer

Corey Butler

South Portland in Maine, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
355/hour (USD)
Portrait of Maria Hunter, Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Maria Hunter

New York in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4195 (USD)
Portrait of Douglas Zimmerman, wedding photographer

Douglas Zimmerman

San Francisco in California, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2000 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3800 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier

Holden in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of New England Wedding Photographer Connie Miller of studioatticus

Connie Miller

West Newton in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
6600 (USD)
Portrait of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3250 (USD)
New England wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Kevin Wright of Atlas & Stone Photography

Kevin Wright

Attleboro in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3150 (USD)
Boston wedding photography by Kayla Rice of the Massachusetts FPJA

Kayla Rice

West Roxbury in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (USD)
New England engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Casey Durgin

Casey Durgin

Kittery in Maine, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3900 (USD)
New England engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Warren Lane

Warren Lane

Natick in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2100 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4000 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2000 (USD)

Connecticut Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Wedding Venue Pictures by Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Connecticut wedding photos.

Connecticut Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Connecticut wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Connecticut pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find Connecticut photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Connecticut 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.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Connecticut 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 Connecticut wedding day by.

Getting Married in Connecticut - Planning for the Best Wedding Photography

Connecticut, along the Long Island Sound, offers many scenic locations for the Connecticut bride and groom to choose from for their ceremony and reception photography needs. The restored whaling village and living museum in Mystic Seaport provide quaint New England style backdrops for your Connecticut photos. Your photographer will have opportunities to capture images in New England historic villages surrounded by beautiful buildings. If your Connecticut nuptials fall during the months of September and October, foliage season aids in creating colorful picture backdrops. Your special day can only be complemented by Connecticut's parks and forests which offer something for everyone...wedding guests or members of your party may enjoy a walk on one of the many CT hiking trails or they may enjoy a day at the beach. Whether you choose a Connecticut beach ceremony, New England style, or a fall foliage wedding, your CT wedding photojournalist is sure to enjoy shooting photos amidst the beautiful backdrop of your Connecticut event location.

WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
It’s no secret that these are strange times we’re going through right now, and there are many couples out there with weddings set in the near future who are left feeling uncertain and concerned about their futures. While that’s understandable, it’s also important to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place; not for the grand celebration, but because you love each other and want to be together. REMEMBER WHAT'S IMPORTANT You’re in this position now, about to get married, for...Read more
Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find special and memorable. But what could hold more memory, meaning, and importance than your own home? For those looking for that perfect venue, it may not be any further than beyond your threshold.Read more
Not everyone has a lagoon or glacier next door, but there's no rule saying you can't have a small wedding in the great outdoors. Take advantage of natural sunshine and that open, airy feeling and give your guests some room to breathe! LESS IS MORE Instead of hemming your guests in on all sides, give them some elbow room, and legroom, too. There's no need to induce claustrophobia when you've got a wide, open space. Let your guests take in the view, especially if you've got a spectacular one. You...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Connecticut WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Alina & William

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Ed, From start to finish, our experience with you for our wedding photography was incredibly pleasant and easy! You are so great to work; you have great professionalism and skills. We are so pleased we chose you as the photographer for our big day–we’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of our photos since. You captured our magical weekend beautifully and our only regret is that we didn’t hire you for our rehearsal dinner as well! We want to thank you for capturing our wedding day and night so beautifully and allowing us to relive it over & over again through photos!

Yana & Aleksey

Photo by Edward Dye

Dear Ed, Your photos are incredible!! Thank You so much for turning our special day into a beautiful memory! As we are looking at your shots, we are reliving all the nuances of our Wedding Day as if we are still present at last Saturday's celebration. Your pictures are that good! We shared these photos with our friends and family and they all love them so much! Please thank Larry, your 2nd photographer, as well as your assistant for helping you capture our Wedding Day in such an unforgettable way!

Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton, NJ wedding image in black and white of the couple cutting their cake

Tanya & Pete

Photo by William West

Thank you so much William! I just took a quick spin through and they are beautiful! Again, super big thank you. Pete and I know how early you came and how late you worked and we REALLY appreciate it. The pictures are beautiful and it's so wonderful having these moments captured forever. You were a pleasure to work with and I plan to recommend you to anyone who asks.