Maryland Wedding Photographers

Maryland Wedding Photographers

Our Maryland photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Glen Burnie, Ellicott City, Frederick, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Waldorf

Maryland Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Maryland - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Maryland photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

By planning a simple Maryland elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Maryland documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Maryland Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Maryland 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, mini, city hall, 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.

26 Maryland Wedding Photographers...

Kenneth Clapp, USA Creative Wedding Photography

Kenneth Clapp takes a documentary approach to wedding photography, focusing on storytelling through his visuals. With a keen eye for capturing emotions and moments, he crafts stunning images that truly reflect the essence of the couple's big day.

3000 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Morgan O'Neil

Morgan O'Neil is a visual storyteller who expertly captures authentic and candid moments in vibrant coastal wedding photos. With 8 years of wedding experience, she also enjoys taking film photos in her free time and has a passion for boating, skiing, and live music.

4800 (USD)

In her own creative style, Mary Kate McKenna, a wedding photojournalist with 13 years of experience, captures the genuine moments that unfold during small weddings, courthouse weddings, and destination micro weddings, celebrating the union between two people.

2500 (USD)

Ryan Rayburn, a seasoned wedding photojournalist, utilizes his journalistic style and expertise honed from nine years in the newspaper industry to capture candid moments. With a keen eye for emotions and an unobtrusive approach, Ryan ensures couples have a visual chronicle...

2200 (USD)
Baltimore Wedding Photography by Kimberly Dean of the Maryland WPJA

Baltimore wedding photographer Kimberly Dean has been capturing weddings and love stories since 2015, including engagements, elopements, vow renewals, and more. With a passion for creative story telling, she strives to be the best photojournalist she can be, shooting an...

3500 (USD)
Alexandra Nurthen, wedding photographer of ALN IMAGES

Having honed her skills as a wedding photojournalist, Alexandra Nurthen possesses a captivating ability to immortalize genuine human moments.

6000 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of Aira Hickman, a family & wedding photographer

Aira Hickman, a Maryland family and wedding photographer, captures clients' essence with an organic approach. Passionate since picking up her first camera, she focuses on authenticity, aiming to make clients feel confident and deeply loved.

880 (USD)

Ken Pak, a wedding storyteller known for his documentary approach, captures the authentic moments of love with his camera, creating stunning visuals that tell a compelling story.

Ken Pak

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3900 (USD)
Megan Rei, Documentary Style Wedding Photographer

Megan Rei is a Washington metropolitan area wedding photographer with a background in dog photography. She enjoys traveling and is open to new adventures. Megan lives with her husband Neal and their dog Rui, and she strives to capture natural and candid moments in her...

Megan Rei

Bristow in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Natasha Lamalle

In a journalistic style, Natasha Lamalle is known as a visual storyteller who excels at capturing the authentic and often fleeting moments of love. With fifteen years of experience as a journalist, her trained eye and subtle approach to photography have made her one of the...

4000 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Anastasiia Polyakov's journalistic approach, combined with her creative vision, allows her to capture the true essence of human spirit and emotion in her wedding photography.

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3500 (USD)
Emie McGee wedding photography studio - Emie's Photo LLC

Emie McGee, a talented documentary wedding photographer from Lynchburg, VA, brings her expertise and passion for film photography to capture your special day in a unique and unforgettable way.

Emie McGee

Lynchburg in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
2500 (USD)
Studio portrait of Brittany Diliberto, an elopement and wedding photographer | Bee Two Sweet Photography

Brittany Diliberto is an East Coast USA-based photographer capturing spectacular moments with creative, artistic, and inspirational angles. Drawing from a background in professional lighting design, Brittany imprints emotion in her work.

Brittany Diliberto

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4250 (USD)
Studio portrait of engagement, wedding and elopement photographer Scott Josuweit

USA-based wedding photographer Scott Josuweit focuses on authentically and creatively capturing important moments, uniquely treating each wedding and promoting a true experience.

Scott Josuweit

York in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3500 (USD)
Navarre wedding photography by Matt Kolf in Spain

Matt Kolf, a seasoned wedding photojournalist with a keen eye for capturing intimate moments, has made a name for himself in the world of Catholic weddings in Spain and the East Coast.

Matt Kolf

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement Portrait Pro, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Johnny Shryock of the WPJA

Adopting a documentary approach, USA-based wedding photographer Johnny Shryock employs his storytelling talent to capture incredible moments since his own brother's wedding a decade ago. By establishing a genuine connection with couples, he creates a comfortable...

Johnny Shryock

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4250 (USD)
Color portrait of wedding photographer Lauren Barkume

A wedding photojournalist with a love for the Washington Metro Area, Lauren Barkume's passion for capturing nature's beauty and genuine emotions sets her images apart.

Lauren Barkume

Alexandria in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4990 (USD)
Rustbelt Mayberry Wedding Photographer, Erin Ninehouser

Erin Ninehouser is an Eastern USA-based wedding photographer with more than two decades of experience. She captures emotion-filled moments and emphasizes documentary photography in her work. Through her passion for community and non-profit work, she has photographed...

Erin Ninehouser

Ambridge in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3600 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

With a background in documentary photography, John Ryan of J&J Studios is an exceptional wedding photographer who has been immersed in the art of capturing love stories since 2011.

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and elopement photographer Sarah Sta. Ana of Santa Ana Photography

Sarah Sta Ana is a documentary wedding photographer based in the Washington Metropolitan Area. With a love for storytelling, she has a knack for capturing raw, pure, and beautiful moments.

Sarah Sta Ana

Aldie in Virginia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
1800 (USD)
Engagement, elopement, and wedding photography by Andrew Morrell

Andrew Morrell is a professional wedding photographer with a unique perspective. He has his own style, blending art and technology with his abiding love of music, and bringing an element of improvisation to the weddings and elopements he shoots.

Andrew Morrell

Cleveland in Ohio, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
3600 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian - Documentary Wedding Photography

Colleen Stepanian, a USA wedding photographer, approaches her work with a documentary approach, combining storytelling and visual elements. She believes in capturing the essence of human connection, relationships, and vulnerability, with the responsibility to preserve...

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4800 (USD)
Engagement Portraits, Elopements and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin Potok's - World Photography, LLC

In a journalistic style, Anji Martin, a visual storyteller, has been capturing moments with her camera since childhood. Specializing in wedding and elopement photography, she primarily serves couples in the Washington, DC, area but is available for destination weddings.

Anji Martin

Washington in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
4450 (USD)

Kevin Quinlan is a wedding photojournalist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art/Photography. He focuses on capturing real emotions and has commercial experience with clients like The University of Delaware.

Kevin Quinlan

Newark in Delaware, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
2250 (USD)

Michelle is a skilled photographer who approaches weddings with a documentary style, focusing on storytelling and visual authenticity. Drawing inspiration from her mentor, a pro photojournalist, Michelle refined her craft at Pennsylvania State University.

Michelle M. Peters

Beech Creek in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Maryland weddings.
1350 (USD)
Susannah Stevens, a DC, VA, and MD wedding photographer of Studio Lifetime Lens

Washington, D.C. native Susannah Stevens, an MA graduate in multimedia journalism from the Corcoran College of Art & Design, specializes in intimate weddings, micro-weddings, and elopements. Offering short-notice availability, she prioritizes meaningful moments. With an...

1100 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Maryland Couples

Maryland Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Maryland Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Maryland wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Maryland marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Maryland engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Engaged couple standing on rocks by the water, framed by a beautiful sunset at Great Falls for a romantic engagement portrait.
Beautiful moment of sisterly love as the bride's sister embraces her after helping with the final touches of her dress, at Marriott Metrocenter in Bethesda, MD on the wedding day.
A humorous moment unfolds at Brittland Manor in Chestertown, MD, as a wedding guest discreetly tries to finish off a bag of wine before the night ends.
A heartwarming moment captured during a wedding ceremony at Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, MD, as a grandmother using a walker attempts to photograph her beloved niece amidst the prayer time.
A stunning image capturing the groom's grand entrance in a rose adorned Maserati Sangeet at Hilton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD, surrounded by cheering friends.
At Tacaro Estate, an artistic wedding photographer captured the intricate scene when the bride gracefully slips into her heels, framed by a collection of vintage typewriters. A stunning black and white image full of elegant details.
Ulysses Hotel in Baltimore, MD showcases traditional Chinese door games as the groom buys his way through the door to meet his bride
Chinese Door Games at Ulysses Hotel in Baltimore, MD: Groom and groomsmen strike a pose, mimicking a picture, impressing the bride during a fun-filled wedding celebration
Baltimore, Maryland Wedding Reception: A heartwarming moment captured as the bride offers comfort to a speaker during an emotional speech. Surrounded by beautiful red roses and vibrant decorations, love fills the room.
In the enchanting surroundings of Brookside Gardens, the couple shares a warm embrace. A tight shot captures her radiant smile in this intimate pose. - Serenade of Smiles: Garden Embrace
A mother and son share a special moment at the reception in Baltimore, Maryland
The groom in Baltimore, Maryland, reacts with laughter as a man reads a speech from his phone, expressing disbelief at what was said

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Maryland wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Maryland 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.
Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Maryland 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 Maryland wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find Maryland photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Maryland 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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Megan And Allen

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

They are AMAZING!!!!! Thank you so much:),

Meg and Matt

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

You really outdid yourself, I've gotten so many compliments. They really are fantastic!,

Samantha and Marc

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

We all love the photos! You worked your magic and caught some really great moments. -From the Mother of The Bride,