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!

Baltimore Wedding Photographers

Find Your Baltimore Wedding Photographer

Baltimore Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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
September 17th, 2021
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Image of The bride as she walks down the aisle
September 16th, 2021
Wedding portrait of the Italy couple as the winds carry the brides gown behind her in the fields
September 13th, 2021
Wedding Venue Photography With sparkling fairy lights serving as a frame for the moment, the bride and groom share a passionate kiss

Elopement Photographers for Small Baltimore Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Baltimore 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.

Maryland WPJA members are ready to document any DIY - do it yourself, courthouse, secret, 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 unique, non-traditional, boutique, 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 Baltimore Couples

7 Baltimore Wedding Photographers...

Mary Kate McKenna

Frederick in Maryland, US *Now booking Baltimore weddings.
4700 (USD)

Ryan Rayburn

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

David Spence

Frederick in Maryland, US *Now booking Baltimore weddings.
2800 (USD)
Baltimore engagement wedding and elopement photography by Breanna Shaw

Breanna Shaw

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Baltimore weddings.
3850 (USD)
Moment-based Wedding photography by Morgan Davis of the WPJA

Morgan Davis

Reisterstown in Maryland, US *Now booking Baltimore weddings.
4499 (USD)
Engagement Portrait Pro, Wedding and Elopement Photographer Johnny Shryock of the WPJA

Johnny Shryock

Arlington in Virginia, US *Now booking Baltimore weddings.
4250 (USD)

Baltimore Wedding Elopement Picture Stories

View WedElope Image Galleries by Baltimore Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

Baltimore Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

Are you ready to find a creative and talented Baltimore wedding photographer for an engagement portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own Baltimore pre-wedding photography? Pro members from the Baltimore 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 top-ranked Baltimore wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Baltimore 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: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Baltimore 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 Baltimore wedding day by.
Q: Can a wedding photojournalist create artistic portraits on my Baltimore 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 Baltimore wedding photographers who have earned Artistic Guild awards for portrait and detail images.
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