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!

Vermont Wedding Photographers

Find Your Vermont Wedding Photographer

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

Vermont Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Vermont 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 Vermont 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 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
October 11th, 2021
Best Wedding and Elopement Photographers | the couples civil ceremony

Elopement Photographers for Small Vermont 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.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any town hall, civil ceremony, 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.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your non-traditional, symbolic, 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

19 Vermont Wedding Photographers...

Portrait of Wedding Photographer Alex Paul

Alex Paul

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
4500 (USD)
Ben Schaefer Engagement and Wedding Images

Ben Schaefer

Arlington in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
4000 (USD)
I AM SARAH V Photography - Wedding and Couple Engagement Images

Sarah V. Martinez

Dover in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
4275 (USD)
Engagement sessions and wedding photography by Alex Gordeev of New England

Alex Gordeev

Randolph in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
2500 (USD)
Wedding Photographer Danielle Gardner

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3200 (USD)
Portsmouth Wedding Photography and Elopements by Eric McCallister, of New Hampshire

Eric McCallister

Somersworth in New Hampshire, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3300 (USD)
Portrait of Corey Butler, a documentary wedding photographer

Corey Butler

South Portland in Maine, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
355/hour (USD)
New England wedding photography by Joe Brier

Joe Brier

Holden in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3800 (USD)
New England Engagement Portraits and Wedding Photography by Korri Crowley

Korri Crowley

Boston in Massachusetts, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
2995 (USD)
New England engagement, wedding and elopement photography by Casey Durgin

Casey Durgin

Kittery in Maine, US *Now booking Vermont weddings.
3900 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel
3675 (USD)

Vermont Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Vermont photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Vermont 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: How can couples find reviews of Vermont wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Vermont wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Vermont 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 Vermont wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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
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While some of us were fortunate enough to be born as extroverts, not everyone feels the same way. For a good chunk of the population, any number of the typical wedding day traditions can inspire anxiety and existential dread. This day is all about you, yes, but does that mean all the attention has to be on you as well? FROM VOWS TO CHITCHAT, WHICH REMAINS SACRED? Traditional weddings often require some degree of performance on the part of the couple, whether that is in the form of reciting...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Vermont WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 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!