Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Our Pennsylvania photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Lancaster County, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Pennsylvania - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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, Pennsylvania documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Pennsylvania Photographers for Large or Small 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 courthouse, justice of the peace, 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.

35 Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers...

JD Land Wedding Photographer

JD Land is a photographer specializing in storytelling and wedding photojournalism. He has been capturing real wedding moments since 2012 and also enjoys wildlife photography, searching for the perfect picture to tell a story.

4000 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding and elopement photographer Erica Dietz

Employing a documentary approach, Erica Dietz weaves her storytelling abilities with a keen eye for the visual. Specializing in capturing candid moments, she brings artistry and thoughtful composition to each wedding she photographs.

4000 (USD)
Studio portrait of engagement, wedding and elopement photographer Scott Josuweit

Scott Josuweit, a documentary wedding photographer based in the USA, specializes in candidly and creatively documenting important moments, ensuring a true and immersive wedding experience for every couple.

3500 (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...

3600 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan, owner of J&J Studios in Philadelphia, has been capturing breathtaking weddings worldwide since 2011 and offering photography, video, aerial, and live streaming services.

3800 (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...

4800 (USD)

Peter Doyle is an experienced US wedding photographer with 20 years of background experience in shooting for magazines, corporations, and documentary projects. He has exhibited his work in the US, Europe, and is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collections.

2300 (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.

1350 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photography by Kate Hagerty

With a diverse background in photojournalism, acting, and fine art framing, Kate Hagerty captures the essence of weddings as a skilled wedding photojournalist.

3000 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Kimberly Kunda Wedding Photographer During Fall

Kimberly Kunda, a skilled wedding photojournalist based in the Eastern USA, inherited her photography talents from her parents. Passion and desire have fueled her successful career, resulting in countless heartfelt articles and prints.

3000 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sig is a talented wedding photojournalist whose keen eye for storytelling brings an intimate and candid approach to every image he captures.

3000 (USD)
BW portrait of Pittsburgh wedding photographer Andrea Diaz of the Pennsylvania WPJA

With 5 years of experience as a wedding photojournalist, Andrea Diaz of Novasoul Photography has honed her skills to capture authentic and unobtrusive moments that truly reflect the couple's love story.

2500 (USD)
Wedding Images by Sabrina Guyton-Wright of SGW Photography

Sabrina Guyton-Wright is an experienced wedding photographer, offering services in the tri-state area. With an extensive background in photography, she provides outstanding photography and experiences.

3800 (USD)
Wedding and engagement portraits by Michelle Arlotta

With a documentary approach, wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta is a visual storyteller. Through her authentic captures, she brings raw emotion to life and delivers beautiful results.

Michelle Arlotta

Milford in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3650 (USD)
At Work Image of Wedding Photographer Ted Felsberg

Ted Felsberg

Mays Landing in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
5000 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Wedding photographer Anastasiia Polyakov is an experienced creative based in the US for 10 years. Using her upbringing, Anastasiia celebrates human spirit and emotion with her photography. Mixing compassion and expressions, Anastasiia aims to memorialize the essence of...

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Brad Resnick

Brad Resnick is an East Coast-based wedding photographer. With 8+ years in the wedding industry and prior experience in theater, he knows how to capture meaningful moments with a unique and natural approach.

Brad Resnick

Denville in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2900 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

With a strong foundation in visual arts and over 20 years of experience, Jason Rhee brings a unique perspective as a documentary wedding photographer. Through his captivating images, he skillfully captures the true essence of the couple.

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2200 (USD)
Baltimore engagement wedding and elopement photography by Breanna Shaw

Using a journalistic approach, Breanna Shaw captures the essence of love and connection in her photography, making it her life's mission to share these moments with her clients.

Breanna Shaw

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3850 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Denise Chastain

Denise Chastain, a seasoned wedding photojournalist with over 25 years of experience, utilizes a journalistic style to capture the authentic moments of couples' wedding day. Her unobtrusive approach allows her to document the genuine emotions and candid interactions...

Denise Chastain

Lynbrook in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3500 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin is a professional wedding and destination photographer based in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Jenna graduated from School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Photography in 2011, and has worked as a studio photographer, intern photographer at Brooklyn Museum...

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2000 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily, a wedding photojournalist based in Houston, has been capturing beautiful moments in her unobtrusive approach since 2007. Her authentic and visually stunning work has been featured in wedding guides and bridal blogs nationwide. Co-founding her photo studio in 2010,...

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Casey Fatchett Wedding Photography

Casey Fatchett is a wedding photographer based in the NYC metro area. With almost 20 years experience and having studied theater and music, his vision is heavily influenced in his wedding photography style.

Casey Fatchett

New York in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3300 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li, a visual storyteller with a journalistic style, has gained international recognition for her ability to authentically capture once-in-a-lifetime moments. Her discreet approach adds an undeniable authenticity to her work, making her the ideal choice for couples.

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4000 (USD)

New Jersey-based wedding photographer Danette, formerly a biologist, has been documenting weddings since 2010. With an addiction to the adrenaline rush and challenges, she boldly switched careers and now wants to share her passion with you.

Danette Pascarella

Clinton in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4590 (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 Pennsylvania weddings.
2250 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Tse, Wedding Photographer

Having shot weddings in the NY and New England area for over 20 years, Bill Tse is renowned for his exceptional blend of photojournalistic and traditional styles. He is a highly experienced, award-winning photographer who graduated from the New York Institute of Photography...

Bill Tse

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2300 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye is a photographer specializing in multicultural weddings. With a documentary approach and a focus on storytelling through visual elements, Edward captures honest moments with his unobtrusive and diverse skills.

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3990 (USD)
Image of William West, Documentary Wedding Photographer

In 2006, William West began his career as a professional photographer, branching out to documentary wedding photography. He has photographed over 650 weddings around the world, making use of his diverse skills in business development, graphic design, and art.

William West

in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3350 (USD)
Studio portrait of Columbus Ohio wedding photographer Monty Soungpradith

With a journalistic style, Monty Soungpradith captures honest, meaningful moments as an Ohio wedding photojournalist. He is an unobtrusive observer who passionately tells visual stories through his documentary approach.

Monty Soungpradith

Columbus in Ohio, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
4500 (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 Pennsylvania weddings.
3200 (USD)
Chris Rusanowsky self portrait of a wedding photographer in black and white

Chris Rusanowsky, a seasoned documentary wedding photographer, travels across the US to capture the unscripted moments that unfold during weddings. His images artfully document the love, joy, and connection between couples.

Chris Rusanowsky

Northlake in Texas, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
2500 (USD)
Alexandra Nurthen, wedding photographer of ALN IMAGES

Raised in a close-knit Italian-Irish household, Alexandra Nurthen's affinity for photography blossomed as she embraced her calling as a skilled documentary wedding photographer.

Alexandra Nurthen

Annapolis in Maryland, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
10000 (USD)
Rylan Lott Wedding Photographer: Expertly documenting the romance, laughter, and tears of your special day with skill and artistry.

Wedding photographer Rylan Earle-Lott specializes in photojournalistic style captures in the Greater Philadelphia region. With a focus on authentic connections and candid moments, Rylan excels in documenting unique and unconventional celebrations that showcase the...

Rylan Earle-Lott

Westampton in New Jersey, US *Now booking Pennsylvania weddings.
3650 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

999 US Dollar

PA Documentary Wedding Photos | Editorial, Corporate, News, Fashion: William Thomas Cain

Jamison in Pennsylvania, United States


William Thomas Cain is a professional photojournalist whose body of work spans from editorial to commercial in his 35 years of experience. He accredits his diverse background...

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Pennsylvania Couples

Pennsylvania Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

A black and white indoor shot captures the anticipation as the bride waits for the signal to join the wedding ceremony at Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Award-winning wedding portrait captures the romance as the bride and groom joyfully pose amidst a picturesque snowfall. The grandeur of Mellon Institute adds a timeless charm to the captivating black and white scene.
The bride gracefully walks herself down the aisle at Heinz Chapel in Pittsburgh, PA. The historic church serves as a grand backdrop for this beautiful wedding ceremony.
Wedding guests become part of the stunning barn backdrop at Irons Mill Farmstead in New Wilmington, PA. The sun shines on their faces during the ceremony, captured in beautiful black and white.
Dormont Rec Center in PA sets the stage for a unique wedding ceremony. The bride, groom, and their daughter exchange vows, with the Elvis impersonator's famous jacket stealing the spotlight in this award-winning artistic photograph.
A couple celebrates their marriage in a peaceful field at the Avenue in Sarver, PA. The groom joyfully lifts his bride, enveloped in the warm glow of sunlight, creating a romantic wedding day portrait.
Lifestyle couple portrait at City Hall Philadelphia showcasing a creative and picturesque scene. The couple walks together, hand in hand, with the magnificent Philadelphia City Hall serving as an impressive backdrop. The sunlight highlights them.
A documentary photographer captured this award-winning image of the bride preparing for her wedding at the couple's home in Brookline, PA. The photo shows the bride's black wedding dress hanging in her bedroom.
Downtown Pittsburgh, PA: Local woman assists bride by brushing off invasive species lanternfly from her gown as she heads to her wedding ceremony with her maids
Award-winning documentary wedding photographer captures a joyful moment as the bride and groom smile while walking out of their ceremony under trees in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania reception venue: Groomsmen sharing dance floor moments with their significant others
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Reception Venue: Bride tasting desserts from the dessert table while the groom playfully takes lactaid pills before joining in

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Who are the best Pennsylvania wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Pennsylvania 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples find...Read more
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Eve & Daniel

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, You are great to work with. You captured really amazing moments throughout the wedding, and one of the best qualities of your work was your ability to use natural light to make everything look romantic and outstandingly beautiful. You always responded promptly to all emails and arrived early to the wedding; overall, very reliable, reasonable, and extremely talented!

Wedding image of the bride dancing at The Park Savoy, Florham Park, NJ

Katie & Tom

Photo by William West

Will... I am dying over the pics! They are stunning! Thank you, thank you for everything and being so easy to work with!

Emily & Moti

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, I can't say enough about you. you are so passionate and, frankly, just incredibly talented. Every moment of my big day was captured beautifully. Not only did you do wonders in my dark wedding venue, but has an uncanny ability to capture every precious moment in breathtaking ways. You are incredibly easy to work with, and boy does you deliver! From your promptness and flexibility to your work ethic and incredible ability to capture every moment, I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for BEAUTIFUL photo's from their wedding day. As a woman, it is hard to find someone who's photo's will flatter. I love every one, and I mean every single one, from you!