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!

New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

Find Your New York - Upstate Wedding Photographer

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 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 New York - Upstate 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
October 21st, 2021
Adventure Wedding Photography showing they married on the dock at the Lake after hiking
October 18th, 2021
Wedding Ceremony Photo at ship Harbor of clear bubble umbrella to shield bride and groom from the rain
October 17th, 2021
A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

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 quick, pop-up, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your casual, boutique, outdoor, 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

33 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

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)
Wedding Photography by Chris Ware

Chris Ware

Rye Brook in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2900 (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)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Jacob Hannah

Jacob Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
5200 (USD)
New England wedding photography by Oliver Parini

Oliver Parini

Burlington in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2800 (USD)
Engagement, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Dennis Crider

Dennis Crider

Loudonville in Ohio, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3000 (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 sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (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)
Portrait of Wedding Photographer Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah

Lincoln in Vermont, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
5200 (USD)
Portrait of Documentary Wedding Photographer Denis Gostev

Denis Gostev

New York in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2500 (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)
Elopements and wedding photography by Gihan De Silva

Gihan De Silva

Dalugama, LK *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)
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)
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 Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
3500 (USD)
Wedding 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)
USA wedding photography by Matthew Stallone of the WPJA

Matthew Stallone

Verona in New Jersey, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
4000 (USD)
Documentary wedding photography by Jenna Salvagin

Jenna Salvagin

Warwick in New York, US *Now booking New York - Upstate weddings.
2000 (USD)

New York - Upstate Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented New York - Upstate wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own New York - Upstate pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the New York - Upstate Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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 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.
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 New York - Upstate WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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!

Alina & William

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Ed, From start to finish, our experience with you for our wedding photography was incredibly pleasant and easy! You are so great to work; you have great professionalism and skills. We are so pleased we chose you as the photographer for our big day–we’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of our photos since. You captured our magical weekend beautifully and our only regret is that we didn’t hire you for our rehearsal dinner as well! We want to thank you for capturing our wedding day and night so beautifully and allowing us to relive it over & over again through photos!

Arati & Adam

Photo by Edward Dye

Hi Edward, You and your assistant did a fantastic job with our wedding photography! We did not want conventional ”posed” photos and you completely understood our vision. You really captured the moment and we can feel the energy of the day when looking through the photos. You have a great photo journalistic approach and were so professional. We're really pleased with the photos and can't recommend you enough! Thank you again for capturing our day and understanding our vision!