Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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!

Vermont Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Vermont, United States

Burlington, Rutland, Brattleboro, Stratton, Killington, Stowe, New England

Vermont Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our North America photographers 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 covid 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 elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards
November 30th, 2020
 Wedding Photography Chamonix - French Wedding Image | The bride and groom pull down their masks and share a kiss
November 24th, 2020
Wedding Photography from Villa Ekaterina in Vakarel, Bulgaria | the bride works at the last minute to perfect the wedding arch
November 20th, 2020
Wedding Photo from Casa de Santa Teresa in RJ | a panoramic view of Sugarloaf Mountain in the background

Elopement Photographers for Small United States Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Vermont 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.

Members are ready to document any fast, justice of the peace, mini, 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, unique, 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 Vermont Couples

14 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Influenced by a background in photojournalism, I strive to not only make beautiful and creative photographs from your wedding, but photos that capture the real emotion, candid moments, and unique personality of your special day. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006 with a degree in Photojournalism, I spent six years as a newspaper photojournalist in New York and Nebraska, before moving back to my home state of Vermont where my wife and I have been photographing wedding since 2012. My wife, Megan, and I photograph each wedding together as a team. We take a true documentary approach to photographing your Vermont wedding, with the hope that when you see your photos you’ll not only remember how it looked, but will feel all the energy and emotion of the day through the images. [Burlington Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5200 (USD)

I live in the small town of Lincoln, Vermont, with my husband, two cats, and a rambunctious flock of backyard chickens. Since moving to Vermont in 2012, I have photographed over 100 weddings. My husband and I work together, photographing weddings in a documentary style allowing you to relive your wedding day through your images. Besides photography, I am inspired by nature - I love taking a walk in the woods, going for a hike, or going for a swim on a hot summer day in the nearby river. [Burlington Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5200 (USD)

I'm a second-generation wedding photographer, living out my dream of documenting community in the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire and photographing unique weddings around New England. As a teenager, I spent summers assisting my parents with photographing weddings, learning just as much how to run as business as how to be at the right place at the right time to capture unique moments. While working toward my degree in Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, I began photographing weddings on my own, eventually bringing along my now-husband, Jeff Porter, a fellow photojournalism student who shares my love of spontaneous adventure. We now live in the mountains of Vermont, where I run the photography business and freelance for local and national publications including the New York Times, Vox, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Seven Days Vermont, and The Valley News. In addition to The Valley News, I've worked as a photographer for The Erie Times News, CITY Newspaper of Rochester, NY, and The Patriot News in Harrisburg, PA. I've received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, The New England Press Association, The Vermont Press Association, and The New Hampshire Press Association. [Tunbridge Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)

With a love of documentary photography that touches everything I do, I have had the privilege of photographing hundred of weddings throughout New England since 1994. I approach my work with respect for the subject, gentle humor and letting events play out naturally in time. I began photography at 13 years old, growing up in South Dakota. After studying photojournalism at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, I have been a part of the Valley News in Lebanon, N.H., since 1989. I am now the photo editor in a newsroom full of talented and funny journalists. I have done photography for a dozen books, including The Joy of Keeping Chickens and Harvest: A Year in the Life of an Organic Farm. My photographs have also been exhibited throughout Vermont, including a one-person show at the Agency of Agriculture in Montpelier, Vermont. [Tunbridge Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer for Vermont, Andy Madea

After growing up in coastal New Hampshire, I moved into the bed of a Toyota Tacoma and headed west. I called Bend, OR home for a while, enjoying everything the high desert has to offer. After that, I chased snow around Lake Tahoe and Montana for more than a couple of years. I have a healthy addiction to deep snow and frozen nose hairs. Most think I'm crazy, but on those truly frosty mornings, the mountains are a magical place to be. During the warmer months, when I'm not behind the lens, you can usually find me hiking in the mountains or fishing in the salty waters of Maine and New Hampshire. These days I call the Mad River Valley of Vermont home. My wife and I, along with our furball pup have a little cliffside home overlooking a waterfall (dubbed 'The Waterfall House'). [Vermont Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4800 (USD)

I may be a little bit geeky, and my wife describes me as an "infuriatingly positive person". I am smitten with rock climbing, science fiction, surfing, travel, and being invited into the inner circle of a family on a wedding day. I am one of the only wedding photographers in the world shooting entirely on the highest end camera system and lenses in the world, the Leica. I am a hopeless romantic and thrive on the intricacies of a wedding day. My own wedding was the most overwhelming (fun!) experience of my life, and I treat every celebration with that gravity. I will tell the story of your day with sensitivity, artfulness, and attention to every detail. I work in a photojournalistic, candid and unobtrusive style throughout the day (apart of when we are making portraits or family formals). [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)

Originally from Belarus – a small country between Poland and Russia – it was in 2006, and inspired by my own wedding, that I attended the Minsk School of Photography. Following two years intense study and two more years shadowing a renowned wedding photographer, I launched as a full-time professional wedding photographer in 2011. Since then I’ve notched-up extensive experience as a destination wedding photographer, shooting over 250 destination weddings in far away locations such as Italy, Switzerland, Motenegro, Thailand, Hungary, Czech Republic and Russia. We moved to the US in 2016. Located on Cape Cod, one of our favorite pastimes is exploring New England’s vivid landscape and sleepy coastal towns. As well as being ready to hop on a plane to shoot international weddings at a moment’s notice, I now cover engagements and weddings throughout Cape Cod, Boston and NYC, all New England and the surrounding area. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)

Hi! I’m always ready for an adventure and I love running around in the wild with my couples, dresses that aren't always perfect, and giving couples the space to take in as many moments of their wedding as possible. My photography background takes me from starting out as a photojournalist for a newspaper in Ohio, to being the second photographer to an incredible wedding team in San Diego, all the way to starting my own photography business here in New Hampshire. I’ve driven all across the US many times, calling a bunch of those spots home and combined with my life experiences, my work is heavily influenced by the person that I’ve become out of it. In addition to the celebrations in life, it’s also the heartaches that helped me realize just how important capturing how a moment feels will impact your appreciation of the images delivered. Therefore, I work to get to know you two and use my years of experience to anticipate and embolden moments so I can capture all those genuine smiles, tears, and healthy doses of nervous anticipation. Professionally I’ve had wedding features published in print magazines like Seacoast Weddings, Southern New England Weddings – Destination Edition, and New Hampshire Bride along with a wide variety of blogs and online publications, I've been featured as the resident artist at a local art show, a finalist in a worldwide photography competition, chosen as the third-ranked photographer in my state, as well as being chosen as a top photographer in NH to watch in a nationwide report. [New Hampshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4200 (USD)

After six years as a photojournalist and multimedia photographer for Sun-Times Media in Chicago and ten years as a Senior Associate for a large Chicago fine art wedding photography studio, I am pursuing my dream of opening my own wedding and portrait studio. I bring a blend of fine art and photojournalism to each wedding that I document. I passionately push the limits of my camera looking for unique ways to document the beauty and suspense that every wedding offers. Each and every wedding is an honor to document, an honor that I take very seriously. If you like authentic images informed by art please reach out and let's work together! When not photographing a wedding, engagement or portrait session, I'm in my Upstate New York home documenting the daily life of my husband, six-year-old son, and our cat Yehti and fitting in a yoga session, time in nature, or gardening whenever I can. I have a master's degree in environmental studies and my photographic work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, Editor and Publisher, Women in Photojournalism, and the Illinois Press Photographers' Association, Press Association and Associated Press. Please get in touch and tell me all about you! Whether an intimate country elopement or a grand urban celebration, from start to finish, I want to hear all about it. [Schenectady Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (USD)

Nostalgia drove me into photography at an early age - and lead me into my studies of photojournalism. We know when we're at a critical juncture in our lives. You may even outwardly acknowledge it. For me, being able to authentically capture, to preserve those moments in a photograph is such a privilege. I know how much it means to me to be able to look back and say 'this is how things actually happened.' There is beauty in those truths. The kind of folks I work with share that appreciation. I only take on a couple of weddings and elopements a month. To genuinely tell such an intimate story, I aim to be more than just another vendor at your wedding; I am fortunate enough to be able to book comfortably so that I can be sure the couples I am working with are getting the attention that every couple deserves. Additionally, it allows for me to have a notably expedited turn around time, all at a price that you'll likely find a lot more agreeable than what you're anticipating for a professional photographer. I'd love to hear your story up to now and to be able to tell a paramount piece of it in the future. Let's talk, get coffee or something. [Portland-ME Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
340/hour (USD)
Worcester, Massachusetts wedding photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier earned an MS degree in Photojournalism from Syracuse University in 2004. Since that time, Joe has worked as a staff photographer for a daily newspaper in Northern Virginia and produced content for various publications throughout the country. [Worcester Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3800 (USD)
Kittery wedding and elopement photography by Casey Durgin of Maine

Hey there! I’m Casey, photographer, designer & lover of nature. My most important roles are Momma to two beautiful little girls (Keira & Kyleigh) and wife to my hubby of 15 years. We live in Kittery, Maine, and enjoy spending our free time at our camp snowmobiling, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying time by the lake as a family. My home is filled with photographs that tell very important stories of love & life. I often find myself looking at these photos and feeling so grateful to tell the stories of my clients through beautiful imagery. I have been documenting love stories for 13 years and adore my job. I love seeing the beauty in life’s special moments and turning it into art. I love the amazing energy of a wedding day and playing a special role in documenting forever memories. My style is natural, timeless and it conjures up feelings of joy and beauty. I draw my inspiration from light, color, nature and most importantly you. I bring my experience, gentle guidance and thoughtful style to one of the most important days of your life. It is always a huge honor to see our amazing couples featured in some of the most accredited print publications & inspirational wedding blogs. I have been featured in magazines such as Real Maine Weddings, Seacoast Weddings Magazine, New Hampshire Bride, Click Magazine, Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine, The Green Parent Magazine & DYI Magazine and numerous inspirational blogs including Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Wedding Boston, Cake & Lace, Beyond the Wanderlust, Something Turquoise, Love & Lavender and many more. If you feel a connection with my images I’d love to chat and learn more about you. [Maine Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3900 (USD)
NH Wedding and Elopement Photographer Cate Bligh

Cate graduated in 2006 with an Associate of Science in Professional Photography from McIntosh College. It is there where her passion for medium format photography first developed. This premium level of high-end photography is a service she still provides for all her weddings, elopements, and engagement sessions to this day. Workshops are another way Cate has expanded her photography education. Creative and intensive, week-long photography workshops have been a constant presence in Cate's educational background and are planned into the future. What makes these workshops an important piece in her photography style, is the intention of growing her craft, learning the latest techniques, and networking with photographers around the world. These workshops encompass a variety of subjects like landscape techniques, wedding-specific intensives, and commercial/stock photography. She had attended The Maine Media Workshops in Camden, Maine and several at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in places like Missoula and Kalispell, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. In 2015, Cate spent 9 weeks in Missoula, Montana at Rocky Mountain School of Photography and completed an Advanced Intensive photography program that covered all aspects of photography, from weddings to fashion to commercial and more. ___ I often describe my style as romantic storytelling. As a photographer who specializes in weddings and smaller elopement events, I try to connect with my couples in a way that helps them feel at ease in front of the camera. This allows them to relax and enjoy the day, moment by moment. From this point, I am able to capture the emotion and natural expressions as they happen. Yet, I also stress the importance of photographing a family together in a more formal way. I feel these types of images last far beyond the wedding and document who we are, and who your family is, at a specific second in time. I am passionate about New Hampshire and I really enjoy working with couples who share a love for the beauty of my home state. Many of my clients talk of their memories of visiting the mountains or lakes with their families as children and their wish to maintain this legacy into adulthood with their partner. I cannot get enough of these stories! Your connection to New Hampshire is the same I feel when I look out my window every day and is 100% the reason I choose to work and live here. I cannot wait to hear about your connection and share with you some of the most amazing locations and venues for your photos. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Reach out and I will gladly share it with you! [New Hampshire Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5375 (USD)
Cape Cod wedding photography by Christine Hochkeppel of Massachusetts

Christine has over a decade of experience shooting weddings and has worked for publications such as the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Cape Cod Times, and the Boston Globe. She approaches each wedding with her creative eye and down-to-earth spirit and enjoys connecting with her couples and their families. Salty Broad Studios is built on quality pictures delivered in a reasonable time frame—1 month from your wedding date. Many clients compliment Christine's easy-going personality and exceptional communication skills. With Salty Broad Studios, formal wedding portraits are fun and efficient so you can get back to your party. For the rest of the day, Christine blends in and captures you and your partner in the moment. [Cape Cod Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3675 (USD)
WPJA Communiqué: Features
Traditionally speaking, often times it is the couple’s families who help pay for their wedding. However, unfortunately that’s just not possible for everyone, especially these days when the cost of weddings can quickly and easily get out of control. Some couples find themselves in the position of paying for all of their own wedding expenses, which can be quite the financial burden to take on, and about 40% of Millennials end up in this boat. So, how can you stick to your allotted...Read more
Jola Mulder, of Overijssel, is a wedding photographer for
Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find special and memorable. But what could hold more memory, meaning, and importance than your own home? For those looking for that perfect venue, it may not be any further than beyond your threshold.Read more
Clean background in this photo of the bride walking into her mountain ceremony.
Some couples, as they begin planning for their weddings, might think that they are limited to the classic locations: churches, gardens, beaches, or even Las Vegas. But in doing so they’re missing out on a multitude of unique options that might suit their personalities much better! Why limit yourself to a quiet, quaint ceremony when your adventurous heart may be calling out for something more? An entirely different genre of wedding, so to speak, is the adventure wedding elopement. This concept...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 even personal preference.Read more
jperlman elk cove inn ceremony
Everyone always says that your wedding day is all about you. But let’s face it; that’s not always actually the case. Many couples stress over guest lists, planning, expenses, and all the frills and traditions of your standard large wedding that they may or may not even be interested in. Fortunately, though, the concept of small weddings is becoming increasingly popular for couples who either want to be able to completely customize their day where and when they want with the option...Read more
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 and their fiancés on this special day. So how do you infuse your wedding with all the romance but none of the fuss? ALONE AT LAST Many couples these days are opting to elope rather than planning a large wedding. For the no-...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery Wedding Photography - Bride and Groom Perform for their Wedding Guests

Brandt & Elizabeth

Photo by Corey Butler

Corey, Hiring you as our photographer was absolutely the best decision we could have made for our wedding. We cannot thank you enough for truly bringing our day to life with your photos. We are in love with all of them and could not be happier! Thank you so much!