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, documentary-style Connecticut 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
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

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 small, themed, courthouse, 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 modern, unique, 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 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

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4500 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
3200 (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)
Portrait of Documentary Wedding Photographer Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2500 (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.
340/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.
2200 (USD)
Wedding Photography by Chris Ware

Chris Ware

Rye Brook in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2900 (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)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4000 (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)
USA wedding photography by Matthew Stallone of the WPJA

Matthew Stallone

Verona in New Jersey, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
4000 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking Connecticut weddings.
2800 (USD)
Documentary wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

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

Connecticut Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

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: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Connecticut 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 Connecticut wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Connecticut wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Connecticut 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 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.

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
We all know that the economy can go through some hard times, and be somewhat reminiscent of past recessions. However, as people cut back on non-essential little luxuries here and there, one constant remains: weddings. People don’t tend to just stop getting married due to a poor economy, nor should they! So, in an industry that keeps on going through thick and thin, what are some things to expect for the future, and what is really necessary to still make that wedding day memorable and...Read more
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...Read more
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

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Connecticut WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Eve & Daniel

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, You are great to work with. You captured really amazing moments throughout the wedding, and one of the best qualities of your work was your ability to use natural light to make everything look romantic and outstandingly beautiful. You always responded promptly to all emails and arrived early to the wedding; overall, very reliable, reasonable, and extremely talented!

Katie & Tom

Photo by William West

Will... I am dying over the pics! They are stunning! Thank you, thank you for everything and being so easy to work with!

Amanda & David

Photo by William West

You were very responsive and flexible. Your eye and style are fantastic and you are very calm and collected. Since the day we booked over the phone long distance, you made us feel very confident and relaxed in choosing your service. We saw preview photos the very next day and we LOVE them. Your value is excellent and I highly recommend you to anyone. We can't wait to see the rest of the photos!