New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

Our New York - Upstate photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady, Hudson Valley

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

Intimate Wedding Photography in New York - Upstate - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best New York - Upstate 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 New York - Upstate 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, New York - Upstate documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

New York - Upstate Photographers for Large or Small 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 courthouse, mini, fast, 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.

44 New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers...

Tracey Buyce Wedding Images

Tracey Buyce takes a documentary approach to wedding photography, focusing on storytelling through visual imagery. With her diverse skills and professional techniques, she captures the authentic moments and relationships between couples and their loved ones.

Tracey Buyce

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

Rachel Philipson is a highly respected New York wedding photographer who approaches her craft with a documentary style. By utilizing storytelling and visual elements, she captures the essence of each wedding, creating authentic and captivating images that narrate the couple...

Rachel Philipson

Ithaca in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1000 (USD)
Hudson Valley Wedding Photography by Kimberly Coccagnia of Upstate New York

With a documentary approach, Kimberly Coccagnia tells the visual story of weddings. Her unobtrusive style allows her to capture authentic moments, creating a powerful and engaging storytelling experience for her clients. This has led to her work being featured in popular...

Kimberly Coccagnia

Beacon in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
7000 (USD)
NY wedding photography by Amelia Beamish

Amelia Beamish, a wedding photojournalist known for her journalistic style, captures honest moments in an unobtrusive and professional manner. Her work has been featured in prestigious publications like National Geographic Kids, showcasing her ability to tell a visual story...

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)
Travel and destination wedding & elopement photography by Kathryn Cooper

Based in New York and California, Kathryn Cooper is an unconventional wedding photographer, specializing in unique, creative, and joyful celebrations. With a background in travel and humanitarian photography, she thrives on adventure, welcoming diverse couples and...

Kathryn Cooper

Pleasant Valley in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3600 (USD)
Creative portrait of: Hayley Anne Photography LLC

Hayley Anne, a renowned documentary wedding photographer from Ithaca, NY, brings her seasoned expertise to capture the essence of weddings around the world. With an artistic approach, she accentuates the natural beauty found within each celebration.

Hayley Anne

Ithaca in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1000 (USD)
Studio portrait of New England wedding photographer Blake Thomas

A talented wedding photojournalist and former firefighter, Blake Thomas captures the most heartfelt moments of couples' special days. When he's not behind the camera, he can be found perfecting his mouth-watering BBQ ribs or exploring majestic mountain ranges.

Blake Thomas

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

In journalistic style, Ken Pak, a visual storyteller, freezes the most natural once-in-a-lifetime moments through his lenses, making them as beautiful as the couple remembers them.

Ken Pak

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3900 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Brad Resnick

With a background in theater and more than 8 years as a wedding photojournalist, Brad Resnick brings his unique and natural approach to capturing the most meaningful moments on your wedding day.

Brad Resnick

Denville in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2900 (USD)
Lifestye portrait of Boston wedding photographer Channing Johnson, of the Massachusetts WPJA

Channing Johnson of Boston, MA, is an experienced wedding photographer with a photojournalism degree. His work has been published in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News and World Report. Drawing on storytelling skills, he captures the essence of every...

Channing Johnson

Melrose in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4300 (USD)
Canada wedding and elopement photographer Esther Gibbons

Esther Gibbons is a traveling wedding photographer specializing in capturing real moments and natural portraits. With a down-to-earth approach and impeccable timing, she puts couples at ease and tells their unique love stories. Since 2009, she has photographed weddings of...

Esther Gibbons

Montreal in Quebec, CA *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3600 (CAD)
Boston wedding and elopement photography by Kayla Rice of the Massachusetts FPJA

Kayla Rice is a New England wedding photographer who began her career in professional photography at Syracuse University. With a background in photojournalism, she specializes in wedding and family lifestyle photojournalism.

Kayla Rice

West Roxbury in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding and Elopement Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah, a New England, USA wedding photographer, lives in Vermont with her husband, two cats, and backyard chickens. Since 2012, she has captured over 100 weddings, working alongside her husband in a documentary-style approach.

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6500 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer for New England, Andy Madea

Andy Madea, a New England wedding photojournalist, combines his passion for the outdoors with his photography. A lover of mountains and coastal waters, he now resides in Vermont with his wife and furball pup.

Andy Madea

Waitsfield in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
8000 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Tanushree Vaidya

Tanushree Vaidya is a talented wedding photojournalist and artistic portrait photographer. With a background in commerce, hair artistry, portrait photography, and graphic design, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Having experienced shooting across 14 countries,...

Tanushree Vaidya

Hayward in California, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4000 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah, a Vermont-based wedding photographer, takes a documentary approach to his work. Influenced by storytelling and visual narratives, he captures authentic moments that tell a unique and compelling story.

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6500 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordias of New England

Alex Gordeev is a renowned East Coast wedding photographer, experienced in New England and across the United States. He excels in making his clients feel comfortable while capturing heartfelt memories they will cherish forever.

Alex Gordias

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Dennis Crider

Dennis Crider is a visual storyteller with a documentary approach to wedding photography. His unobtrusive style ensures authentic and organic moments are captured, telling the unique story of your big day.

Dennis Crider

Loudonville in Ohio, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Engagements, Weddings and Elopement Photographer Lucy Schultz

Lucy Schultz, an artistic wedding photojournalist, creates a relaxed and joyful environment, empowering couples to express their true selves, capturing unforgettable moments with her expertise honed since 2013.

Lucy Schultz

Lakewood in Colorado, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
5900 (USD)
Wedding and engagement portraits by Michelle Arlotta

Using her journalistic style, wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta has been a visual storyteller for 20 years. With her keen eye, she captures heartfelt moments of love and delivers authentic and comprehensive results.

Michelle Arlotta

Milford in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3650 (USD)
Wedding and elopement photography by Will Tee - SW Wedding Photo Studio

Will Tee is the co-founder of SW Photo Studio and is a passionate wedding photographer. He has experienced many different cultures across the world. These unique experiences have shaped him as an open-minded person, integrating his creative photography with the lessons life...

Will Tee

Taipei City, TW *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini is a New England wedding photographer with over a decade of experience, also specializing in editorial and commercial photography for top publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. When not capturing special moments,...

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4000 (USD)
Navarre wedding photography by Matt Kolf in Spain

With a background in art history and photography, Matt Kolf has established himself as a reputable documentary wedding photographer, renowned for his ability to document Catholic weddings in Spain and on the East Coast.

Matt Kolf

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Portrait of Ewerton Decastro, a wedding photographer of Decastro Photo Studio

In his work as a visual storyteller, Ewerton Decastro, a documentary wedding photographer from New England USA, combines his formal training from the prestigious New England School of Photography with a journalistic style, capturing beautiful and timeless moments.

Ewerton Decastro

Marstons Mills in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4000 (USD)
Rustbelt Mayberry Wedding Photographer, Erin Ninehouser

Erin Ninehouser, a documentary wedding photographer hailing from the Eastern USA, boasts an impressive resume of over two decades of experience. Her photographs tell captivating stories, capturing the essence of each event she witnesses.

Erin Ninehouser

Ambridge in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3600 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer - Jason Rhee

Having honed his skills for two decades, Jason Rhee has become known as a masterful wedding photojournalist. With a background in visual arts, he expertly captures the essence of the couple, creating a lighthearted atmosphere.

Jason Rhee

Northvale in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2200 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello is a destination wedding photographer who has been shooting weddings for over 20 years. With the help of mentors and her natural creativity, Rosina has developed a unique style of capturing reality with a sense of humor, making her a sought after photographer.

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

With a background in documentary photography, John Ryan of J&J Studios is an exceptional wedding photographer who has been immersed in the art of capturing love stories since 2011.

John Ryan

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

Jenna Salvagin is a professional wedding and destination photographer based in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Jenna graduated from School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Photography in 2011, and has worked as a studio photographer, intern photographer at Brooklyn Museum...

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)
New England engagement and wedding photography by Idena Beach

In her photographic practice, Idena Beach combines a journalistic approach with a creative vision to capture the authentic human experience. With a cultural inclination towards bluntness and assertiveness, Beach's work explores the depths of human emotion, showcasing...

Idena Beach

Bennington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6700 (USD)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer David Butler II

David Butler II is a renowned wedding photojournalist who specializes in capturing moments with a journalistic style. With a portfolio that includes portraiture, news, and sports photography, his work has been featured in various esteemed outlets such as Sports Illustrated...

David Butler II

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

Geoff Hansen, with a documentary approach and a focus on storytelling through visual imagery, has been documenting life since age 13. Holding journalism credentials from the University of Minnesota, Geoff's passion for visual storytelling allows him to create...

Geoff Hansen

Tunbridge in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1500 (USD)
Portrait of Bill Tse, Wedding Photographer

With a documentary approach, photographer Bill Tse tells the story of each wedding through his visual storytelling. He takes an unobtrusive approach, capturing candid moments and creating a collection of authentic and emotional images.

Bill Tse

Brooklyn in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2300 (USD)
Wedding photography by Edward Dye

Edward Dye is a wedding photojournalist with an unobtrusive approach. With 12 years of experience, he has diverse skills to capture honest moments professionally.

Edward Dye

New York City in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3990 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of traveling wedding photojournalist Stephan Maloman

Stephan Maloman is a highly respected wedding photojournalist and the visionary behind Maloman Studios. With a vast knowledge spanning over 20 years, Stephan is skilled in capturing candid and heartfelt moments.

Stephan Maloman

Dreieich in Hessen, DE *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
350/hour (EUR)
Lifestyle Portrait of Kimberly Kunda Wedding Photographer During Fall

Kimberly Kunda, a skilled wedding photojournalist based in the Eastern USA, inherited her photography talents from her parents. Passion and desire have fueled her successful career, resulting in countless heartfelt articles and prints.

Kimberly Kunda

Morrisville in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Sierra Dawn

Sierra Dawn is a USA-based traveling wedding photographer. Her passion and knowledge is passed down from her father's 20+ years in the profession.

Sierra Dawn

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
5500 (USD)
Weddings by Ryan & Kate for elopements and marriage photography - Portrait of Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Ryan Howard Sig is a talented wedding photojournalist whose keen eye for storytelling brings an intimate and candid approach to every image he captures.

Ryan Howard Sigesmund

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding Images by Sabrina Guyton-Wright of SGW Photography

Sabrina Guyton-Wright is an experienced wedding photographer, offering services in the tri-state area. With an extensive background in photography, she provides outstanding photography and experiences.

Sabrina Guyton-Wright

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3800 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Wedding Photographer Andrea Isa

Andrea Isa, a wedding photographer specializing in capturing genuine smiles, heartfelt looks, and deep connections between couples. With a background in observation, beauty, and emotions, she creates captivating and timeless collections that truly represent each couple...

Andrea Isa

Madrid, ES *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
1800 (EUR)
Rylan Lott Wedding Photographer: Expertly documenting the romance, laughter, and tears of your special day with skill and artistry.

Wedding photographer Rylan Earle-Lott specializes in photojournalistic style captures in the Greater Philadelphia region. With a focus on authentic connections and candid moments, Rylan excels in documenting unique and unconventional celebrations that showcase the...

Rylan Earle-Lott

Westampton in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3650 (USD)
New England wedding photojournalism and lifestyle portraits by Joanna Banks-Morgan

Highly skilled wedding photographer Joanna Banks-Morgan is based in Vermont. With a background in journalism and film, she studied at Cardiff University and gained experience at Westcountry Television. Joanna founded Sixpence Studios in 2008 and has since been dedicated to...

Joanna Banks Morgan

Brandon in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
6450 (USD)
Matthew Cavanaugh, New England Wedding Photojournalist

Matthew Cavanaugh is a New England-based freelance photographer with a strong background in capturing wedding moments. He is a veteran White House photographer who has covered historic events, including the election and inauguration of President Obama. His work has been...

Matthew Cavanaugh

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

2 more photographers available for your wedding...

999 US Dollar

PA Documentary Wedding Photos | Editorial, Corporate, News, Fashion: William Thomas Cain

Jamison in Pennsylvania, United States


William Thomas Cain is a professional photojournalist whose body of work spans from editorial to commercial in his 35 years of experience. He accredits his diverse background...

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving New York - Upstate Couples

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.

At Pitney Meadows in Saratoga Springs, NY, a charming ring bearer and flower girl take a sweet stroll down the aisle. The seated guests are in awe of the little one's impressive strides.
At Silver Bay YMCA in Silver Bay, New York, guests huddle under umbrellas, embracing an unexpected downpour, fostering warmth and camaraderie amidst the elements.
Documentary-style image of flower girls admiring horses on the property at Stone Tavern Farm, Roxbury NY, captured on the wedding day before the ceremony, in a tranquil outdoor setting.
Brides share an emotional embrace and fight back tears during the heartfelt toast delivered by their parents at Garvan's Gastropub in New Paltz, New York. This touching moment captured the essence of their wedding day.
A couple express their love for each other by sharing a tender moment, wrapped in each other's arms, while resting together in a hammock amidst the beautiful Grateful Woods of Kerhonkson, New York
A couple in front of a vibrant, hand-painted bus in the scenic Grateful Woods of Kerhonkson, New York, captured in a creative engagement wedding photography session
In their wedding portrait, the brides exude pure bliss as they lovingly embrace in the serene setting of Grateful Woods near Garvan's Gastropub, set against the breathtaking lily pond in New Paltz, NY's beautiful Hudson Valley
At Garvan's Gastropub in New Paltz, New York, the bride's mother was joyfully lifted up in the traditional Horah during the Hudson Valley wedding celebration
The couple posed for their save-the-date wedding announcement photo in a wooded area in New York, US, strolling along a dirt path beneath the trees
The engaged couple shared a quiet session together at the Waccabuc Country Club, which they had both grown up at, relaxing in two chairs on the boat dock by the lake
From the Barn at Lord Howe Valley in Ticonderoga, NY, an image of a little boy waits for the ceremony to begin, watching from the barn
Documentary style photography from a New York wedding at The Barn at Lord Howe Valley of Ticonderoga created as The couple dances to their first dance

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find New York - Upstate photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for New York - Upstate 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: 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: Who are the best New York - Upstate wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top New York - Upstate 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.
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Arianne & Leon

Photo by Edward Dye

Thank You from the bottom of our hearts Edward! You knew exactly what to do and where to go to capture background pictures of the Brooklyn bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge park. You captured our romance and all excitement of the day easily! You are a true professional with true Artistic talent. you were wonderful to work with. What we loved the most, the very next day you posted a 50 picture sneak peak of our day on Facebook. every bride wants to relive the day and to see those pictures ,the very next day, was a perfect gift to me, the bride. i have to say if i only had those 50 pictures I'd be completely happy and content, truly! But you then sent us a custom made cd and case with our photos on the cover. Very nice surprise! All the pictures from the day, start to finish and fabulous! we both feel very blessed to have found you and were able to get a booking with you! Thank you Edward!!! Love, Leon and Ari P.

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!

Emily & Moti

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, I can't say enough about you. you are so passionate and, frankly, just incredibly talented. Every moment of my big day was captured beautifully. Not only did you do wonders in my dark wedding venue, but has an uncanny ability to capture every precious moment in breathtaking ways. You are incredibly easy to work with, and boy does you deliver! From your promptness and flexibility to your work ethic and incredible ability to capture every moment, I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for BEAUTIFUL photo's from their wedding day. As a woman, it is hard to find someone who's photo's will flatter. I love every one, and I mean every single one, from you!