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 fast, civil ceremony, small, 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.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Philadelphia Wedding Venues

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

Colleen Stepanian, a USA wedding photographer, approaches her work with a documentary approach, combining storytelling and visual elements. She believes in capturing the essence of human connection, relationships, and vulnerability, with the responsibility to preserve...

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 is an Eastern USA wedding photographer, with a photography background that started with her parents. Growing up, she was taught that passion and desire are the secrets to success. The results have been hundreds of articles and prints that she has poured her...

Kimberly Kunda

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

Sabrina Guyton-Wright is an experienced wedding photographer, offering services in the tri-state area. With an extensive background in photography, she provides outstanding photography and experiences.

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)

Danette, a New Jersey-based wedding photographer with a background in biology, has been capturing moments since 2010. Switching careers to pursue her true passion, she thrives on the adrenaline and challenges each wedding brings. Now, Danette wishes to share her dedication...

Danette Pascarella

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

Drawing from her experience in fine art framing, photojournalism, and acting, Kate Hagerty is a documentary wedding photographer who skillfully tells the story of couples on their wedding day.

Kate Hagerty

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3000 (USD)
Rylan Lott Wedding Photographer: Expertly documenting the romance, laughter, and tears of your special day with skill and artistry.

Rylan Earle-Lott is a skilled wedding photographer based in the Greater Philadelphia area. Specializing in a photojournalistic style, Rylan's work captures authentic connections and candid moments. With a background in fine arts and a keen eye for detail, Rylan excels...

Rylan Earle-Lott

Westampton in New Jersey, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3650 (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.

A wedding guest at Marriott Hotel in Downtown Philadelphia stands up to take a quick selfie as the wedding ceremony begins.
A heartwarming pre-wedding engagement portrait. Two brides-to-be embrace atop Cira Green in Philadelphia at twilight, enveloped in a Pride Flag, accentuating their silhouettes against the city lights.
Lifestyle couple portrait at City Hall Philadelphia showcasing a creative and picturesque scene. The couple walks together, hand in hand, with the magnificent Philadelphia City Hall serving as an impressive backdrop. The sunlight highlights them.
Award-winning documentary wedding photographer captures a joyful moment as the bride and groom smile while walking out of their ceremony under trees in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania reception venue: Groomsmen sharing dance floor moments with their significant others
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Reception Venue: Bride tasting desserts from the dessert table while the groom playfully takes lactaid pills before joining in
Outside a Philadelphia, PA Reception Venue: A couple walks into their reception as random party goers in the city cheer them on as they pass
Award-winning wedding day portrait taken at the iconic Rocky Steps in Philadelphia, PA. The bride and groom stand beautifully lit against the dusk sky, in a stunning and artistic photograph.
In the heart of Philadelphia, the couple dances joyfully during their engagement session. The iconic City Hall provides a grand backdrop as the photographer captures the graceful dip in the charming city streets, illuminated by the photographer.
In the midst of nature under a clear blue sky in Philadelphia, the couple embrace in a dance of joy during their engagement shoot. The photographer skillfully captures this beautiful pose, highlighting the couple's connection and the natural surroundings.
The couple are aboard the Moshulu in Philadelphia, PA, sharing a romantic kiss in the unique setting of the wine bottle storage cooler, creating an intimate celebration.  - Sailor's Kiss: Wine Cellar Embrace
In this image captured at a reception venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a groom is seen tearing up while dancing with his mom during the mother/son dance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked Philadelphia wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Philadelphia 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 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.
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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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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.