Richmond Wedding Photographers

Richmond Wedding Photographers

Find Richmond photographers serving: Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area, MSA, Greater Richmond Region, James River, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Varina, Sandston, Glen Allen, Short Pump, Mechanicsville

Richmond Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Richmond 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Richmond, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Richmond elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Richmond documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Richmond Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Richmond 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.

Virginia WPJA members are ready to document any justice of the peace, DIY - do it yourself, town 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Richmond Wedding Venues

6 Richmond Wedding Photographers...

Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Xiaoqi Li

Xiaoqi Li

Charlottesville in Virginia, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
6000 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Anastasiia Polyakov, of So Tender Is Humanity

Anastasiia Polyakov

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
3500 (USD)

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
500/hour (USD)
2999 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins

Apex in North Carolina, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
3499 (USD)
Mike Kropf Wedding Photography in the USA

Mike Kropf

Charlottesville in Virginia, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
3000 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Richmond Couples

Richmond Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by Richmond Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Wedding Venue Pictures by Richmond Wedding Photographers

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

Richmond Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Richmond, Virginia lifestyle couples photography session at Maymont Gardens showing the lovers sitting on an arched stone bridge
Richmond, Virginia contest award winning documentary wedding photography from the Couple's home of the Bride prep
Richmond, Virginia outside forest picture session before the wedding day in the Early Morning Light looking like a garden setting
Richmond, Virginia mini couple photo session before the wedding day with water reflections in a koi fish pond
Richmond VA Sunrise on the River pre-wed couple picture
A Richmond Foggy Morning Engagement Session by the rocks and water
The bride leans casually on a table while her four bridesmaids attempt to bustle her dress. Wedding photography from The Hofheimer Building, Richmond VA
The Hofheimer Building , Richmond, VA venue photo - An emotional bride and groom exit their wedding ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Richmond 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 Richmond wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Richmond 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 Richmond wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Who are the best Richmond wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Richmond 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
While some people live for the hustle and bustle of a big wedding with extravagant décor and an impossibly long guest list, others find these kinds of weddings to be too much hoopla, preferring instead something simpler and quieter, allowing for more intimacy between them...Read more
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE? If you look up the definition of “elope” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary , you’ll find a plethora of meanings making it quite clear how polarizing the word has become, and how it has transformed and evolved with the passage of time and...Read more
While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that...Read more


Wedding image from Celebrations At the Reservoir, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Anna & Justin

Photo by Xiaoqi Li

Xiaoqi: We wanted to thank you for your exceptional service especially how challenging 2020 turned out to be. Your small trinkets (the unexpected cookies!) made getting married a delightful process. We were on the fence about having a wedding and now that we have done it, we are so glad we made the choice to proceed. You were an enormous part of our pleasant, beautiful, amazing experience. Thank you. Love, Anna & Justin

Corley & Don

Photo by Neil Thurston

Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.

Laura & Bryan

Photo by Heather Hughes Ostermaier

Hi Heather! Thank you!! We are so excited to see the pictures. Thanks you so much for being a part of our day and capturing all our special moments. We will treasure these forever. Feel free to share any photos you'd like. Thank you again so much! I hope that one day our paths might cross again. Until then, I wish you and your family all the best!