Virginia Wedding Photographers

Virginia Wedding Photographers

Find Virginia photographers serving: Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Hampton, Roanoke, Portsmouth, Arlington, Williamsburg, Luray, and Leesburg

Virginia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

NO STOPPING LOVE - In recent months, many of our wedding photographers have communicated their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are quickly moving forward with smaller ceremonies.

By planning a simple Virginia 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, Virginia documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Virginia Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Virginia 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 DIY - do it yourself, fast, 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.

33 Virginia Wedding Photographers...

Kenneth Clapp, USA Creative Wedding Photography

Kenneth Clapp

Baltimore in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding photography by Michael Freas

Michael Freas

Asheville in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3800 (USD)

Ken Pak

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3900 (USD)
New England wedding and elopement photography by Christine Hochkeppel
3675 (USD)
Song Johns wedding and elopement photography of Blooming Dreams Photo

Song Johns

Charlotte in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2900 (USD)
Wedding, engagement and elopement photography by Natasha Lamalle
5700 (USD)
Navarre wedding photography by Matt Kolf in Spain

Matt Kolf

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3000 (USD)

Neil Thurston

Nags Head in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
500/hour (USD)
Baltimore engagement wedding and elopement photography by Breanna Shaw

Breanna Shaw

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3850 (USD)
Wedding Images by Kathleen Ricker of Love and Adventure Photography
5000 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian - Documentary Wedding Photography

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
4800 (USD)
Engagement Portraits, Elopements and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin Potok's - World Photography, LLC

Anji Martin

Washington in District Of Columbia, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
4450 (USD)

Shane Snider

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2500 (USD)

Mary Kate McKenna

Frederick in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2500 (USD)

Ryan Rayburn

Bethesda in Maryland, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2200 (USD)

Dan Harris

Jacksonville in Florida, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
300/hour (USD)
USA wedding photography by Lacey Butler

Lacey Butler

Cary in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2000 (USD)
BW wedding and elopement photography by Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins

Apex in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
3499 (USD)
Lifestyle portrait of wedding photographer Tom Waldenberg

Tom Waldenberg

Raleigh in North Carolina, US *Now booking Virginia weddings.
2400 (USD)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Virginia Couples

Virginia Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

The bride and groom happily opened their gifts together at The Westin Washington Dulles, VA, USA, excited as they opened each gift bag
The bridesmaids gracefully glided up the wet stone steps, each carrying a clear bubble umbrella, on the way to the Airlie VA wedding
The bride, holding her bouquet in Washington VA, straightened the bowtie of the little ring bearer
The bride glowed radiantly as she gracefully walked down the aisle, bathed in the warm sunlight
At Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, the Bride's Godmother placed her hand on the Bride's mother's shoulder during the ceremony in a sign of support and love
In Alexandria, VA, the couple are sitting on the rocks next to the Potomac River at sunset
An Alexandria, VA sunset portrait for a couple embracing at the boat docks on the Potomac River
In Alexandria, VA, an engaged couple in an alley in Old Town with brick walls and roads

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Virginia 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 Virginia wedding day by.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Virginia wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Virginia 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.
Q: How can couples find reviews of Virginia 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 Virginia wedding photographers for their own wedding.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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...Read more
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...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...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Virginia WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Wedding image from Celebrations At the Reservoir, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Anna & Justin

Photo by Xiaoqi Li

Xiaoqi: We wanted to thank you for your exceptional service especially how challenging 2020 turned out to be. Your small trinkets (the unexpected cookies!) made getting married a delightful process. We were on the fence about having a wedding and now that we have done it, we are so glad we made the choice to proceed. You were an enormous part of our pleasant, beautiful, amazing experience. Thank you. Love, Anna & Justin

Neil GT Photography Outer Banks Wedding Photographer

Teri and Michael

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you so incredibly much for everything! Everyone that sees our pictures says WOW! and that we just radiate happiness, and that is the perfect compliment because that's exactly how we felt and you captured it perfectly! We will cherish these photos forever. Hopefully our paths cross again one day, perhaps for family photos!

Corley & Don

Photo by Neil Thurston

Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.