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!

New York City - Metro Wedding Photographers

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New York City - Metro Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our New York City - Metro 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 New York City - Metro 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 New York City - Metro Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small New York City - Metro 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, courthouse, 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 modern, outdoor, 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 New York City - Metro Couples

61 New York City - Metro Wedding Photographers...

Wenjie Han

Long Island City in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2000 (USD)
Portrait of Documentary Wedding Photographer Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding photography by Tim D. Yun

Tim D. Yun

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3200 (USD)
Casey Fatchett Photography

Casey Fatchett

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
400/hour (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Olya Vysotskaya

Olya Vysotskaya

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
7000 (USD)
Wedding photography of marriage ceremonies and receptions by Inbal Sivan

Inbal Sivan

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2600 (USD)
Portrait of Maria Hunter, Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Maria Hunter

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4195 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

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

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3800 (USD)

Leila Jacue

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1175 (USD)

Yuliya Skya

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1400 (USD)
Steve Worth

Steve Worth

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1950 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4000 (USD)
New York City and Queens wedding photography and elopement sessions by Natasha Singh

Natasha Singh

Glen Oaks in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3500 (USD)
Documentary wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2000 (USD)

Michelle Arlotta

Milford in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3950 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Will Tee - SW Wedding Photo Studio

Will Tee

Taipei City, TW *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2000 (USD)
Shaun Baker

Shaun Baker

San Diego in California, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3200 (USD)
Franck Petit

Franck Petit

Serignac sur Garonne, FR *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1900 (EUR)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4000 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding photography and couple portraits by Edward Ciesielski

Edward Ciesielski

Berwyn in Illinois, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4000 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3500 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2500 (USD)

Ashley Davenport

London in London, GB *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2000 (GBP)
Wedding and elopement photography by Adena Stevens of Studio A Images

Adena Stevens

Hoboken in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3850 (USD)

Panayis Chrysovergis

Uxbridge in London, GB *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2500 (GBP)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3500 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3000 (USD)
New England-based documentary wedding and elopement photography by Josh Kuckens

Josh Kuckens

Montpelier in Vermont, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2900 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Peter Rowen

Peter Rowen

Ashbourne in Meath, IE *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2000 (EUR)
New England engagement and wedding photography by Idena Beach

Idena Beach

Bennington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4800 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2200 (USD)
Weddings, couple engagement photoshoots and elopement photography by Lukas Guillaume

Lukas Guillaume

Miami in Florida, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3000 (USD)

Marta Buso

Venezia in Venezia, IT *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1600 (EUR)

Sarah Kang

San Francisco in California, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3800 (USD)

Orlando Suarez

Kennesaw in Georgia, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3100 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer David Butler II

David Butler II

Somers in Connecticut, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2800 (USD)

Peter Doyle

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2300 (USD)

Joseph Gidjunis

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3000 (USD)
Artistic wedding and elopement photography by Matteo Originale

Matteo Originale

Bolano in La Spezia, IT *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1700 (EUR)

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1500 (USD)

Kevin Quinlan

Newark in Delaware, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2250 (USD)

Michelle M. Peters

Beech Creek in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1350 (USD)
Portrait of Douglas Zimmerman, wedding photographer

Douglas Zimmerman

San Francisco in California, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2000 (USD)
Elopements and wedding photography by Gihan De Silva

Gihan De Silva

Dalugama, LK *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2500 (USD)

Jonathan Moore

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1800 (USD)
Amanda Lamb

Amanda Lamb

Colorado Springs in Colorado, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3000 (USD)
Portrait of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2200 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2000 (USD)
Moment-based Wedding photography by Morgan Davis of the WPJA

Morgan Davis

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4499 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3000 (USD)
Engagement photo sessions, wedding and elopement photography by Aileen Ciesielski

Aileen Ciesielski

Berwyn in Illinois, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4000 (USD)
BW wedding photography by Ricardo Jayme

Ricardo Jayme

Setor de Mansões Dom Bosco in Distrito Federal, BR *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1000 (USD)
USA engagement and wedding photography by Matei Horvath

Matei Horvath

Woodland Hills in California, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3900 (USD)
USA wedding photography by Matthew Stallone of the WPJA

Matthew Stallone

Verona in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
4000 (USD)
Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Sarlat La Caneda in Dordogne (24) , FR *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
1990 (EUR)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
2800 (USD)
Studio Image of Wedding Photographer Vinh Vo of 3M Studios LLC

Vinh Vo

Rockwall in Texas, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking New York City - Metro weddings.
3500 (USD)

New York City - Metro Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented New York City - Metro wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own New York City - Metro pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the New York City - Metro 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 top-ranked New York City - Metro wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the New York City - Metro 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small New York City - Metro 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 New York City - Metro wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find reviews of New York City - Metro 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 New York City - Metro wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND New York City - Metro WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Regis & David

Photo by Yuliya Skya

Yuliya, Thank you for the beautiful photos. You gave us the most memorable treasure - beautiful shots of our special moments with our friends and family. We will always look back to those wonderful pictures to re-live how it all started. Thank you so much for this great work. Regis & David

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding Photo of the Bride and groom exiting their small ceremony

Hannah & Perry

Photo by Edward Ciesielski

We cannot thank you enough!!! The pictures are everything we hoped for and more. We seriously are so blown away. I cannot get over the way you edited them. You guys are so freaking talented. Every shot is just too good to be true and we have been re-living that day ever since you sent the gallery. So many tears and smiles and laughter. We need to find another excuse to work with you guys again! So so so happy with how they turned out. :) Thanks again!

The Ivy Room Chicago, IL wedding day image in black and white of the bride and groom walking outdoors

Christine & George

Photo by Aileen Ciesielski

Guys, OH MY GOD! I am projectile crying at my desk! I am so in love with all of these photos and it perfectly captures the day and the celebration! It is so fun to see all of our people hugging, toasting and dancing! I was 100% confident in my decision to use you guys, but this blew me away! George and I are over the moon! Thank you so, so much!