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. 

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New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

Find New York - Upstate photographers serving: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady, Hudson Valley

New York - Upstate Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our New York - Upstate 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 New York - Upstate, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple New York - Upstate elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA New York - Upstate photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

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

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Elopement Photographers for Small New York - Upstate Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small New York - Upstate 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 town hall, DIY - do it yourself, city 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your religious, boutique, intimate, 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 New York - Upstate Couples

35 New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers...

Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3200 (USD)

Mitch Wojnarowicz

Amsterdam in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2195 (USD)
Tracey Buyce Wedding Images

Tracey Buyce

Saratoga Springs in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4500 (USD)

Rachel Philipson

Ithaca in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1000 (USD)
New Rochelle wedding photography by Kesha Lambert of Westchester County, Upstate New York

Kesha Lambert

New Rochelle in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
NY wedding photography by Amelia Beamish

Amelia Beamish

Syracuse in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1250 (USD)
Rochester wedding photography by Bob Kniley of Upstate New York

Bob Kniley

Lima in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3300 (USD)
Wedding and engagement portraits by Michelle Arlotta

Michelle Arlotta

Milford in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3950 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)

Veronica Varos

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3600 (USD)
Boston wedding and elopement photography by Kayla Rice of the Massachusetts FPJA

Kayla Rice

West Roxbury in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6500 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6500 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3200 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Will Tee - SW Wedding Photo Studio

Will Tee

Taipei City, TW *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Dennis Crider

Dennis Crider

Loudonville in Ohio, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
Urban wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
Wedding photography and engagement portraits by Abby Paul - Eyenoticed Abby & Adam Photo

Abby Paul

Fargo in North Dakota, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)

Kelly Giardina

Middlesex in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3995 (USD)
New England engagement and wedding photography by Idena Beach

Idena Beach

Bennington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4800 (USD)
Engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Yun Li

Yun Li

Setauket in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2200 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer David Butler II

David Butler II

Somers in Connecticut, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2800 (USD)

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1500 (USD)

Shane Snider

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2500 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Bill Xie

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
USA Wedding Photographer Brad Landon Walters

Brad Landon Walters

Greenville in South Carolina, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6000 (USD)
Color portrait of wedding and elopement photographer Maria Grinchuk

Maria Grinchuk

Seattle in Washington, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1150 (USD)
BW Studio Portrait of wedding photographer Joey Curry of the USA WPJA

Joey Curry

New Providence in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2200 (USD)
USA engagement and wedding photography by Matei Horvath

Matei Horvath

Woodland Hills in California, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3900 (USD)

New York - Upstate Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Best Hudson Valley documentary wedding photography from the Feast at Round Hill showing the Bride putting on shoes
Best Schenectady wedding photojournalism picture from the Homewood Suites showing A brides attendants enthusiastically reaching to catch her bra as she tosses it to them while she puts on her dress before her wedding ceremony
Best Castleton on Hudson wedding photojournalism picture from Stablegate Barn and Vineyard showing A bride pretending in jest that she is going to cut her grooms throat as the two prepare to cut their wedding cake inside a barn
An exceptional Dundee NY wedding image by a pro New York photographer at the Glendora Wine Cellar exhibiting A grandfather exchanging a happy look with his grandson while the boys father fixes the boys suspenders and an uncle prepares
World's most innovative and best New York wedding day portraits at Falkirk Estate & Country Club in Central Valley during An intimate few minutes on the bench
Romantic New York - Upstate wedding portrait in The Adirondacks using a double exposure of the NY couple and the sunset sky
Modern Adirondacks wedding image from New York - Upstate of the groom, a naval officer, before getting dressed on his wedding day
The View on the Hudson, Piermont, NY wedding photo | Bride about to be lifted up during the Horah at The View on The Hudson Wedding in New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small New York - Upstate 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 New York - Upstate wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my New York - Upstate 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 New York - Upstate wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked New York - Upstate wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the New York - Upstate 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.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND New York - Upstate WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Southside Bride and Groom laughing together on their wedding day in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Mary and Mike

Photo by Veronica Varos

Veronica, Your unmatched talent for photography is surpassed only by your genuinely kind soul. My gratitude goes way beyond just your work but also your genuine care and dedication. Thank you so much for your incredible attention to detail, each validating response, every kind word, and your effortless coordination and execution on our wedding day. In the stress and chaos of wedding planning, you were a constant support. I often found myself looking forward to hearing from you. It was always a breath of fresh air. Thank you for always maintaining focus on what mattered most. We will forever treasure our portrait session on our wedding day. It was during that time that the blur of the day stopped and we were able to experience the most special moments of just being together. Thank you for giving that to us. I feel so incredible blessed to have found you and to have formed such a special connection. You will always be held so closely in our hearts and we are forever grateful. My praise is endless, but for now, thank you, Veronica, for sharing your gift with us! With Love, Mary and Mike

Yana & Aleksey

Photo by Edward Dye

Dear Ed, Your photos are incredible!! Thank You so much for turning our special day into a beautiful memory! As we are looking at your shots, we are reliving all the nuances of our Wedding Day as if we are still present at last Saturday's celebration. Your pictures are that good! We shared these photos with our friends and family and they all love them so much! Please thank Larry, your 2nd photographer, as well as your assistant for helping you capture our Wedding Day in such an unforgettable way!

Eve & Daniel

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, You are great to work with. You captured really amazing moments throughout the wedding, and one of the best qualities of your work was your ability to use natural light to make everything look romantic and outstandingly beautiful. You always responded promptly to all emails and arrived early to the wedding; overall, very reliable, reasonable, and extremely talented!