Philadelphia Wedding Photographers

Philadelphia Wedding Photographers

Our Philadelphia photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Center City, South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, Lower North Philadelphia, Upper North Philadelphia, River Wards, Roxborough-Manayunk, Germantown-Chestnut Hill, Olney-Oak Lane, Near Northeast Philadelphia, and Far Northeast Philadelphia

Philadelphia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

Intimate Wedding Photography in Philadelphia - Capturing the Joy of Small Celebrations - Discover the best Philadelphia photographers specializing in intimate marriages. Couples are embracing the trend of smaller, more meaningful celebrations. Let our talented photographers capture the joy and intimacy of your wedding day.

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

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Philadelphia Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Philadelphia 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.

Pennsylvania WPJA members are ready to document any pop-up, justice of the peace, quick, 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.

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12 Philadelphia Wedding Photographers...

JD Land Wedding Photographer

With a documentary approach in mind, JD Land embraces the art of storytelling through his photography. Specializing in wedding photojournalism, he has honed his skills of capturing real moments since 2012. Additionally, JD Land indulges in wildlife photography, using his...

4000 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan, a highly skilled wedding photojournalist based in Philadelphia, has been capturing the intimate moments of couples' special days since 2011.

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3800 (USD)
Colleen Stepanian - Documentary Wedding Photography

In her journalistic style, Colleen Stepanian, a visual storyteller and freelance photographer, captures poignant moments that preserve present reality for future nostalgia. She is driven by human connection, relationships, and vulnerability, embracing the responsibility to...

4800 (USD)

Peter Doyle is an experienced US wedding photographer with 20 years of background experience in shooting for magazines, corporations, and documentary projects. He has exhibited his work in the US, Europe, and is included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collections.

2300 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Kimberly Kunda Wedding Photographer During Fall

Kimberly Kunda, a skilled wedding photojournalist based in the Eastern USA, inherited her photography talents from her parents. Passion and desire have fueled her successful career, resulting in countless heartfelt articles and prints.

Kimberly Kunda

Morrisville in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding Images by Sabrina Guyton-Wright of SGW Photography

With a passion for storytelling and an eye for detail, Sabrina Guyton-Wright is a documentary wedding photographer. Her unique approach captures the essence of each couple's love story, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

3800 (USD)
At Work Image of Wedding Photographer Ted Felsberg

Ted Felsberg

Mays Landing in New Jersey, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
5000 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

With a documentary approach, Emily, a Houston-based wedding photographer, uses storytelling to capture authentic moments and relationships. Her visual imagery has been featured in national wedding guides and bridal blogs. Emily co-founded her own photo studio in 2010.

Emily Liang

Houston in Texas, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
2500 (USD)
Casey Fatchett Wedding Photography

Casey Fatchett, a wedding photojournalist in the NYC metro area, captures moments with his journalistic style. With a background in theater and music, his photography is filled with passion and emotions.

Casey Fatchett

New York in New York, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3300 (USD)
Engagement Portraits, Elopements and Wedding Photography by Anji Martin Potok's - World Photography, LLC

With a documentary approach to storytelling, Anji Martin, a visual, has been documenting life with a camera since childhood. Specializing in wedding and elopement photography, she primarily serves couples in the Washington, DC, area but is available for destination weddings.

Anji Martin

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

New Jersey-based wedding photographer Danette, formerly a biologist, has been documenting weddings since 2010. With an addiction to the adrenaline rush and challenges, she boldly switched careers and now wants to share her passion with you.

Danette Pascarella

Clinton in New Jersey, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
4590 (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photography by Kate Hagerty

Kate Hagerty: Talented wedding photographer with experience in photojournalism, fine art framing, and acting. Published work in, The Pittsburgh Current, The Pittsburgh City Paper, and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Kate Hagerty

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3000 (USD)

1 more photographers available for your wedding...

999 US Dollar

PA Documentary Wedding Photos | Editorial, Corporate, News, Fashion: William Thomas Cain

Jamison in Pennsylvania, United States


William Thomas Cain is a professional photojournalist whose body of work spans from editorial to commercial in his 35 years of experience. He accredits his diverse background...

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Philadelphia Couples

Philadelphia Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Philadelphia Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Engaged couple at the Fitler Club in Philadelphia, having fun during their engagement shoot with a prominent Pennsylvania wedding photographer, playing a game of arcade basketball together.
Engaged couple shares a tender kiss at sunset under a charming bridge on Race Street Pier in Philadelphia, PA, immortalized beautifully by a top Pennsylvania wedding photographer.
Engagement portrait of a couple in Philadelphia, PA, at the Fitler Club, captured by a top Pennsylvania wedding photographer amidst a shower of bokeh lights.
Engaged couple embraces against a beautiful sunset backdrop at Philadelphia Museum of Art, captured by a talented PA wedding photographer, creating a stunning evening light portrait by the water.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the ceremony location, the grooms joyfully run away moments after exchanging vows
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during a wedding ceremony, the bride and groom find humor in a small mishap as they exchange rings in the rain, sharing a joyful moment amidst the unforeseen challenge
In this photo taken at the ceremony location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the groom bursts with excitement, giving a fist pump, as he and the bride exit the venue together, immediately after being declared husband and wife
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the reception venue, a heartwarming moment unfolded as the bride's uncle excitedly devoured the surprise birthday cake presented by the newlyweds
A newlywed couple shares a kiss while waiting for their pizza order at a laid-back reception on Philadelphia's boardwalk in Pennsylvania
The bride playfully steals a larger piece of bread from her husband at a reception venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after he broke off the larger piece during the traditional breaking of the bread ceremony
Lauren and Justin took their engagement portrait at the Race Street Pier in Philadelphia, PA
Christina and Michael had their engagement portrait taken at Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia, PA

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the best Philadelphia wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Philadelphia 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: How can couples find Philadelphia photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia wedding photographers for their own wedding.
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New York wedding photographer at Duck Walk Vineyard, Long Island

Suzanne and Ilya

Photo by Casey Fatchett

You and your entire crew were so phenomenal yesterday. Thank you so much for all your help and being so dedicated and helpful and cheerful and energetic. When the weather opened up out of nowhere, it was a shock and I didn't see how the day was going to turn around. But you guys made it so nice and put so much effort into getting us the shots we were hoping for despite the curveball. I just wanted to extend a big thank you and let you know how much we appreciated it.