Richmond Wedding Photographers

Richmond Wedding Photographers

Our Richmond photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: 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

Intimate Wedding Photography in Richmond - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Richmond 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 Richmond 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, 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 themed, mini, justice of the peace, 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

7 Richmond Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Amber Lamphere, a Wedding Photographer in Richmond, VA

Amber is a highly acclaimed wedding photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. With over ten years of experience in capturing beautiful wedding moments, her work has been featured in top wedding publications. Amber specializes in weddings in the greater Virginian area and...

Amber Lamphere

Lynchburg in Virginia, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
4750 (USD)
Xiaoqi Li - Artistic wedding and engagement photographer

Xiaoqi Li is a destination wedding photographer who is dedicated to capturing the genuine and meaningful moments of couples' special days. With a deep appreciation for the importance of photographs in preserving memories, she aims to provide peace of mind to her...

Xiaoqi Li

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

Neil Thurston is a destination wedding photographer who takes a documentary approach to storytelling through visual imagery. With a background in action sports photography and extensive international experience, Neil uses his unobtrusive style to capture the authentic...

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
500/hour (USD)
At Work Image of Wedding Photographer Ted Felsberg

Ted Felsberg

Mays Landing in New Jersey, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
5000 (USD)

Heather Hughes Ostermaier, a Virginia wedding photographer, specializes in capturing unforgettable moments using a journalistic style. With her extensive background in photojournalism, she artfully and unobtrusively documents each wedding.

2999 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins is a renowned Raleigh wedding photojournalist known for his unique visual arts experience and ability to capture intimate moments that evoke deep emotions.

Brian Mullins

Apex in North Carolina, US *Now booking Richmond weddings.
3499 (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.

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.

Captured by an award-winning WPJA wedding photographer, an emotional moment at the Branch Museum in Richmond, Virginia as the groom and his parents watch the bride walk down the aisle.
At the Short Pump Hilton Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, the bride's grandmother and aunt held a Yoruba ceremony, praying over her with deep love and tradition.
A wedding photographer in Surrey captured this award-winning image at Richmond Rugby Club. The groom and guests are seen watching the bride give her speech, captured from behind, showing only her legs, shoes, and short dress.
A bride is presented to her parents and family during a Yoruba ceremony at the Short Pump Hilton in Richmond, Virginia, USA
A bride celebrates during a Yoruba ceremony at the Short Pump Hilton in Richmond, Virginia, surrounded by her bridal party as they dance and money is thrown into the air
At the Estate at River Run in Richmond, Virginia, USA, the mother stands in disbelief in response to the toasts given by the groom's siblings
The photographer at Ashton Creek Vineyard in Richmond, Virginia captured a beautiful moment of the bride and bridesmaids tearfully witnessing the groom's heartfelt vows
In Richmond, Virginia, a couple's reflection in a vintage car's rearview mirror showed him leaning in to kiss her face
Richmond, Virginia lifestyle couples photography session at Maymont Gardens showing the lovers sitting on an arched stone bridge
Bride reaches out her hand to comfort her sister during an emotional toast at Avonlea Farm, Richmond, Virginia, USA
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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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 Richmond photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Richmond 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.
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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.

Michelle and Peter

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you for the amazing pictures! They are absoloutely breathtaking! You both captured every single detail of the day and every picture tells a story. You both did a phenomenal job and were such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough for these amazing memories!

Kitty Hawk Wedding Photography by Neil GT Photographer

Heather and Andrew

Photo by Neil Thurston

Wow! I am speechless, these photos are absoloutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing these precious moments on our wedding day!