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!

Rhode Island Wedding Photographers

Find Your Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Newport, Westerly, Block Island, New England

Rhode Island Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Rhode Island 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, Rhode Island 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!

January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods
January 5th, 2022
Civil Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride walking down the aisle at the civil marriage venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Rhode Island Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Rhode Island 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, DIY - do it yourself, small, 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 intimate, unique, 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 Rhode Island Couples

19 Rhode Island Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
4500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
5200 (USD)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

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

Alex Gordeev

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
3200 (USD)
Massachusetts Couple Portraits by Wedding Photographer Katie Kaizer

Katie Kaizer

Nantucket in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
4500 (USD)
Andrea Bibeault is a photographer for marriage ceremonies and reception events

Andrea Bibeault

Omaha in Nebraska, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
2600 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
5200 (USD)
Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire

Eric McCallister

Somersworth in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
3300 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer David Butler II

David Butler II

Somers in Connecticut, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
2800 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Engagement Photographer Olya Vysotskaya

Olya Vysotskaya

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
7000 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier

Holden in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of New England Wedding Photographer Connie Miller of studioatticus

Connie Miller

West Newton in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
6600 (USD)
New England wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Kevin Wright of Atlas & Stone Photography

Kevin Wright

Attleboro in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
3150 (USD)
Boston wedding photography by Kayla Rice of the Massachusetts FPJA

Kayla Rice

West Roxbury in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
3200 (USD)
New England engagements + wedding and elopement photography by Warren Lane

Warren Lane

Natick in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
2100 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel

Christine Hochkeppel

Osterville in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
3675 (USD)

Wedding Venue Pictures by Rhode Island Wedding Photographers

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

Rhode Island Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Rhode Island wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Rhode Island pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island wedding day by.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Rhode Island WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Madaket Beach, Nantucket wedding photography from a seaside, shore elopement

Heather and Mitch

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, We want to thank you for everything you did for us this past summer. Canceling our original wedding plans because of covid was difficult but we felt so lucky to get the chance to replan with you! Our photos were more than we could have dreamed of and they have brought us so much joy over the last several months. Thank you for the prints too! It's so nice enjoying them framed! Love, Heather, Mitch, and Kira

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...

Wedding Ceremony Photography at the First Congregational Church - Nantucket, MA

Jenna and Brandon

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Dear Katie, It is difficult to put down on paper how much gratitude we feel about the entire experience. This has been one truly amazing year! It is not lost son us how incredibly fortunate we are to have had our love story captured so beautifully by someone who started as a photographer and ended up being an amazing friend! Brandon and I are so grateful for your kindness, caring and genuine heart. You have truly made this entire experience magical. Your talent truly shines through the lens and each photo is more beautiful than the next. Your ability to capture feelings and emotions puts you above the rest. Everything from our weekend was perfect. Thank you for taking this journey with us. Thank you for your support and love. We are so honored to know you Katie. You're simply the best. Thank you for absolutely everything! All our love, Jenna and Brandon