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!

Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Find Your Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Lancaster County, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals
October 11th, 2021
Best Wedding and Elopement Photographers | the couples civil ceremony
October 8th, 2021
Wedding Photographer created a serene couple portrait immediately following the ceremony

Elopement Photographers for Small Pennsylvania Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Pennsylvania 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 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 modern, intimate, 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 Pennsylvania Couples

34 Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers...

Michelle Arlotta

Milford in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3950 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
USA wedding, pre-wedding and elopement photography by Jennifer Catron

Jennifer Catron

Fredericksburg in Virginia, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2300 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portrait of Documentary Wedding Photographer Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Adena Stevens of Studio A Images

Adena Stevens

Hoboken in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3850 (USD)
Engagement Portraits, Elopements and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin Potok's - World Photography, LLC

Anji Martin

Washington in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4450 (USD)
Casey Fatchett Photography

Casey Fatchett

New York in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
400/hour (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Olya Vysotskaya

Olya Vysotskaya

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
7000 (USD)

Kevin Quinlan

Newark in Delaware, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2250 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Edward Underwood
3000 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2200 (USD)

Monty Soungpradith

Columbus in Ohio, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung

Tom Leung

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4000 (USD)
Moment-based Wedding photography by Morgan Davis of the WPJA

Morgan Davis

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4499 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2000 (USD)
USA wedding photography by Matthew Stallone of the WPJA

Matthew Stallone

Verona in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4000 (USD)
Chris Rusanowsky self portrait in black and white - TX wedding photographer

Chris Rusanowsky

Northlake in Texas, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Documentary wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

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

Pennsylvania Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Pennsylvania wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Pennsylvania pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find Pennsylvania photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Pennsylvania 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.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Pennsylvania wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Pennsylvania 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Pennsylvania WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Arati & Adam

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, You and your assistant did a fantastic job with our wedding photography! We did not want conventional ”posed” photos and you completely understood our vision. You really captured the moment and we can feel the energy of the day when looking through the photos. You have a great photo journalistic approach and were so professional. We're really pleased with the photos and can't recommend you enough! Thank you again for capturing our day and understanding our vision!

Anna & Sam

Photo by Olya Vysotskaya

These are fantastic, Olya! Looks like something out of Vogue. Would not hesitate to recommend you to any and all friends getting married. Thanks again! Now the hard task of choosing favorite pictures starts...

Meg and Matt

Photo by Kevin Quinlan

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