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!

Portsmouth Wedding Photographers

Find Your Portsmouth Wedding Photographer

Portsmouth Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 25th, 2021
Lake Overlook Wedding Ceremony Image of a beautiful blue sky dominating the landscape
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain

Elopement Photographers for Small Portsmouth Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Portsmouth 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.

New Hampshire WPJA members are ready to document any justice of the peace, quick, secret, 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 religious, intimate, modern, 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 Portsmouth Couples

3 Portsmouth Wedding Photographers...

Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire

Eric McCallister

Somersworth in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Portsmouth weddings.
3300 (USD)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Portsmouth weddings.
4000 (USD)
New England wedding event coverage, engagement portraits and elopement photography by Simi Rabinowitz

Simi Rabinowitz

Somerville in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Portsmouth weddings.
2700 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Portsmouth Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Portsmouth wedding photos.

Portsmouth Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Portsmouth wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Portsmouth pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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