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, documentary-style Rhode Island 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
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

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 civil ceremony, pop-up, themed, 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, symbolic, 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

17 Rhode Island Wedding Photographers...

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

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
4500 (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)
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)
Wedding Photography by Chris Ware

Chris Ware

Rye Brook in New York, US *Now booking Rhode Island weddings.
2900 (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)
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 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.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
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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

Wedding photography of the Ceremony at the Groom's home in Madaket on Nantucket Island

Rochelle and Ryan

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, First card for you! Many thanks for your professionalism. The formals are perfect...grasses made a great backdrop. Everyone loves the photo of Ry and Ro in the Madaket grasses and the release of the petals...even more special are the candids, me with my precious Chris and Nolan. "Scotty the body" dancing with everyone and the tender moments...the hugs, kisses and love. Thank you for memorializing these. Love, Carol Mother of the Groom

Madaket - Nantucket Island Wedding Ceremony - MA Photographer

Kaylan and Mike

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, No words can describe how talented you are. We love every picture and every moment you captured. I have gone through them with Michael over and over again and we still well with tears. Thank you from the bottom four hearts for everything and for our beautiful prints you gave us! We have wept joyfully recounting the most magical and important moment of our lives and every time I'm amazed. I will re-live the moments my entire life through your images. They are perfect. Thank you, Kaylan and Mike