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!

Philadelphia Wedding Photographers

Find Your Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Philadelphia Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Philadelphia 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, Philadelphia documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Most Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Attention wedding photographers! Submit your elopement story images today to be featured here!

January 18th, 2022
Intimate Indoor Wedding Venue Image of Guests spaced six feet apart at the ceremony
January 11th, 2022
Private Estate Camp Wooded Wedding Photography | a small outdoor patio in the woods
January 5th, 2022
Civil Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride walking down the aisle at the civil marriage venue

Elopement Photographers for Small Philadelphia 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 mini, themed, 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 romantic, non-traditional, religious, 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 Philadelphia Couples

10 Philadelphia Wedding Photographers...

Wedding photography and elopements by Meg Brock

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3500 (USD)
Studio portrait of John Ryan, wedding photographer of J&J Studios, LLC

John Ryan

Lafayette Hill in Pennsylvania, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
3800 (USD)
Emily Liang, Wedding Photography and Engagement Portrait Sessions for Couples

Emily Liang

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

Casey Fatchett

New York in New York, US *Now booking Philadelphia weddings.
2700 (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 Philadelphia weddings.
4450 (USD)
Kate Hagerty, a Photographer from Weddings by Ryan & Kate

Kate Hagerty

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

Philadelphia Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

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

Wedding Venue Pictures by Philadelphia Wedding Photographers

Please select a venue below to view all associated contest-winning Philadelphia wedding photos.

Philadelphia Wedding Engagement Photography - Diamond Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a photographer for a short-notice, small Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia wedding day by.
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 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.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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So your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve decided to elope , either because you want to do this on a budget , avoid a large wedding party, or simply to enjoy the day together with minimal distractions and as little stress as possible . They say 'all you need is love', but where exactly can you afford to trim the fat, so to speak? You want simplicity, but you also want to be properly married and, surely, to remember this occasion. Who, then, could be more important than...Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Philadelphia WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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.