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. 

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Ontario Wedding Photographers

Ontario Wedding Photographers

Find Ontario photographers serving: Toronto, Ottawa, Brampton, Hamilton, London, Markham, Vaughan, Kitchener, Windsor

Ontario Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Ontario 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Ontario, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Ontario elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Ontario photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Ontario 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small Ontario Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Ontario 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.

Canada WPJA members are ready to document any secret, city hall, 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 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 Ontario Couples

16 Ontario Wedding Photographers...

Canada engagement, wedding and elopement photographer Viara Mileva - Quirky Love Photography
500/hour (CAD)
Kitchener, Ontario wedding and elopement photography by Lori-Anne Crewe - Canada WPJA
275/hour (CAD)
Canada wedding and elopement photographer Esther Gibbons

Esther Gibbons

Montreal in Quebec, CA *Now booking Ontario weddings.
2500 (CAD)
Canada wedding and elopement photography by Lauren Hannah Garcia

Lauren Hannah Garcia

Edmonton in Alberta, CA *Now booking Ontario weddings.
3300 (CAD)

John Lee

Ma On Shan, HK *Now booking Ontario weddings.
19800 (HKD)
Elopements and wedding photography by Gihan De Silva

Gihan De Silva

Manhattan in New York, US *Now booking Ontario weddings.
3000 (USD)
BW studio portrait of adventure wedding photographer Eliza Slobodzian

Eliza Slobodzian

Cochrane in Alberta, CA *Now booking Ontario weddings.
3500 (CAD)

3 more photographers available for your wedding...

2000 Canadian Dollar

Matt Green Photography: Matt Green

Kitchener in Ontario, Canada
2300 Canadian Dollar

Wedding Photographer: W. Mike Lucy

Ottawa in Ontario, Canada

Mike has been working as a documentary photographer since his university days as the University Press Photo Editor, He has had a Leica in his hand since he first discovered photography at the age of 12. Prior to shooting weddings, Mike split his...

300/hour Canadian Dollar

Percy Tong

Toronto in Ontario, Canada

Canada based wedding photojournalist offering specialized wedding, corporate and private photography services to our clients worldwide. I focus on capturing the important, special and natural moments, giving unforgettable memories to my clients...

Ontario Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Kingston post proposal portraits from an Ontario couple engagement session with a Kiss on the hiking trails
Ontario post proposal engagement session with a Kingston wedding photographer showing The couple embracing at Kingston mills locks
Kingston post proposal portrait photos of a happy Ontario, Canada couple kissing at dusk on the docks of Kingston Mills Locks
An exceptional Amherstview wedding image by a pro Ontario photographer exhibiting that Makeup is applied to one of the flower girls
An extraordinary McDonalds Toronto wedding picture by a pro Canada photographer revealing the Bride and groom ordering fast food in their wedding attire
Peterborough, Ontario picture session for a carefree engaged couple enjoying some time at the family cottage in each others company
This Canada wedding photojournalism picture is a top quality example of what candid, nontraditional Ontario wedding photography looks like, as the bridal party races to get the dresses ready for the wedding
Ontario, Canada marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded Groom carries the cake as the bride fixes her dress - from the world's best wedding photography competitions offered by the WPJA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Ontario wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Ontario 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: How can couples find reviews of Ontario 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 Ontario wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Ontario 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 Ontario wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Ontario WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Crystal & Bosco

Photo by John Lee

We are so glad that we found you to be our wedding photographer because you are so friendly, professional, and responsible. You and your team worked wonderfully with our other film/photography crew, which was very important for us because we had three different groups of photographers/cinematographers. You are very professional and communicated with everyone very well so we never had to worry about crew getting into each others way. You were very responsible, always on time and sent us the final photos very promptly after the wedding. You also were really patient with us whenever we had questions or needed his help. You never seemed irritated or unreliable or unreachable, always happy and quick to reply to my messages. Most importantly, you took beautiful photos of our wedding day and captured all our happy and emotional moments. This made us feel very comfortable and ensured we captured all the essential family photos that we will cherish forever. Your photos were very real and natural and we love them very much! We are so glad that we hired you to be our wedding photographer and would highly recommend all our friends and family to book you as well!

Lauren & Mike

Photo by Esther Gibbons

Mike and I finally got through all the pictures last night, and I can tell you that we had such a good time going over all of the happy moments (we had quite a few big laughs as well!). You did a fantastic job and we really cannot thank you enough. We were truly thrilled with the results and couldn't have asked for better people with whom to share our day.

Julie & Jeffrey

Photo by John Lee

You are a talented and accommodating photographer. Booking you and your team was very simple and throughout the lead-up to our wedding you were clear and efficient. On the day, you and your team were unfailingly polite and friendly to everyone you came across, and made us and all the guests feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Your team tried the best to accommodate the guests, our family and our demand without complaints. You are great talent for capturing a feeling in an image. You delivered a beautiful set of images that capture many very happy memories despite the occasionally gloomy weather on the day. We were particularly impressed with the shots taken at the rooftop of Excelsior Hotel. I’m sure we will continue to enjoy looking through them for years to come.