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!

Maine Wedding Photographers

Find Your Maine Wedding Photographer

Portland, Bangor, New England

Maine Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Maine 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 Maine 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 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

Elopement Photographers for Small Maine Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Maine 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 city hall, small, mini, 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 outdoor, non-traditional, casual, 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 Maine Couples

21 Maine Wedding Photographers...

New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2800 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4500 (USD)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4000 (USD)
I AM SARAH V Photography - Wedding and Couple Engagement Images

Sarah V. Martinez

Dover in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4275 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire
3300 (USD)
New England-based documentary wedding and elopement photography by Josh Kuckens

Josh Kuckens

Montpelier in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2900 (USD)

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
1500 (USD)
Yuri Kriventsoff | New England Wedding and Elopement Photographer
2500 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier

Holden in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
3800 (USD)
New England wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Kevin Wright of Atlas & Stone Photography

Kevin Wright

Attleboro in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
3150 (USD)
New England Engagement Portraits and Wedding Photography by Korri Crowley

Korri Crowley

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2995 (USD)
New England engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Warren Lane

Warren Lane

Natick in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2100 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer for New England, Andy Madea

Andy Madea

Waitsfield in Vermont, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
4800 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel
3675 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking Maine weddings.
2000 (USD)

Maine Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

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

Maine Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery Wedding Photography - Bride and Groom Perform for their Wedding Guests

Brandt & Elizabeth

Photo by Corey Butler

Corey, Hiring you as our photographer was absolutely the best decision we could have made for our wedding. We cannot thank you enough for truly bringing our day to life with your photos. We are in love with all of them and could not be happier! Thank you so much!