Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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. 

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Boston Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston Elopement Photographers

In recent days, some of our United States photographers 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. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, documentary-style elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!

Elopement Photographers for Small Massachusetts Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Boston 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.

Members are ready to document any fast, town hall, courthouse, 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, casual, romantic, 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 Boston Couples

15 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Boston wedding photographer, Alex Paul of Massachusetts.

Originally from Belarus – a small country between Poland and Russia – it was in 2006, and inspired by my own wedding, that I attended the Minsk School of Photography. Following two years intense study and two more years shadowing a renowned wedding photographer, I launched as a full-time professional wedding photographer in 2011. Since then I’ve notched-up extensive experience as a destination wedding photographer, shooting over 250 destination weddings in far away locations such as Italy, Switzerland, Motenegro, Thailand, Hungary, Czech Republic and Russia. We moved to the US in 2016. Located on Cape Cod, one of our favorite pastimes is exploring New England’s vivid landscape and sleepy coastal towns. As well as being ready to hop on a plane to shoot international weddings at a moment’s notice, I now cover engagements and weddings throughout Cape Cod, Boston and NYC, all New England and the surrounding area. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
Ben Schaefer is a Wedding Photographer in Boston, MA

I may be a little bit geeky, and my wife describes me as an "infuriatingly positive person". I am smitten with rock climbing, science fiction, surfing, travel, and being invited into the inner circle of a family on a wedding day. I am one of the only wedding photographers in the world shooting entirely on the highest end camera system and lenses in the world, the Leica. I am a hopeless romantic and thrive on the intricacies of a wedding day. My own wedding was the most overwhelming (fun!) experience of my life, and I treat every celebration with that gravity. I will tell the story of your day with sensitivity, artfulness, and attention to every detail. I work in a photojournalistic, candid and unobtrusive style throughout the day (apart of when we are making portraits or family formals). [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Massachusetts is home to wedding photographer Simi Rabinowitz

Knowing that a split second of time I capture with my camera can turn into an image cherished by generations. This is what excites me about being a wedding photographer and motivates me to continuously hone my skills and my vision. I love stunning natural light and pure, raw emotion. I love simple, clean compositions and bright, intense colors. I love shooting the big moments of the wedding day and the seemingly quieter ones – to me they are equally important and it is often when I look beyond the obvious that I am able to create the best pictures. I take an unobtrusive approach to my photography, allowing everything in front of my lens to happen naturally and my goal is to create images that tell the beautiful and unique story of your special event. I live in Somerville, Massachusetts with my wife, 5-year old daughter and 2-year old son, am an award-winning member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), and have had my work featured in The Knot Boston and Gala Weddings. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2700 (USD)
Boston wedding and elopement photography by Alex Gordeev of Massachusetts

My name is Alex Gordeev. I am an internationally known photographer in Boston, Cape Cod, and destination USA, photographer. I’ve worked as a professional photographer for more than 13 years. I am passionate about my job and always strive to make my customers happy. One of my top priorities is to make you feel comfortable throughout the session while working on the photos you will love and will keep as beautiful memories forever. I work with weddings, family, and personal photo sessions. My passion is a beautiful lifestyle photo of happy people. I also successfully develop Fashion and Maternity photography and am always open to other creative ideas. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
Nicole Chan is a Boston MA based wedding photographer.

My name is Nicole. I'm a Boston wedding photographer and I: can eat more chocolate than you can (Dark and milk. We all know that white doesn't really count), speak quickly (so keep up!) and live to travel, play board games and laugh 'till my cheeks hurt My style is a mix of creative documentary and stunning portraits. I believe that moments trump all - big moments, quiet moments, obnoxious moments and of course, little moments. I strive to create meaningful photographs. Above all, I believe that wedding photography should never be a cookie-cutter experience. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4000 (USD)
Lifestyle Portrait of Boston Wedding Photographer Morgan O'Neil

Photographer, sailor, ocean lover, pug person, Game of Thrones addict, enjoyer of raw oysters, New England patriots fan, drinker of iced coffee year round, ramblin’ wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva engineer. Born and raised in the coastal New England town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, I photograph weddings in the Boston area as well as Palm Beach, Florida. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2300 (USD)
Yuri Kriventsoff | Boston Wedding and Elopement Photographer

I grew up in Eastern Europe — technically Moldova. I have always had a natural eye for photography. In my youth, I often looked out at the landscape and thought of ways to capture its uniqueness and beauty. Eight years ago, I began taking wedding photos as an assistant, and studied under my mentor, a well-known photographer and cinematographer. I learned to take my natural eye and transform that into a journalistic style of photography. Over the last four years, my focus has been on being the best Boston wedding photography. I have documented over 100 weddings and elopements throughout region and have photographed weddings at churches, parks, and people’s backyard. I enjoy the variety of my work and feel it challenges me. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Connie Miller is a documentary wedding photographer in MA.

Connie is an artist that possesses a passion for storytelling and a ceaseless adoration for observing people in love. In 2002, Connie graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a BA in studio art and began her career in wedding photography. She has photographed over 250 weddings, and her work has been featured in numerous books and magazines including O Magazine, Brides Boston Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Boston Weddings Magazine, and PDN magazine. In 2010, Connie was awarded “Best of Boston” for wedding photography by The Improper Bostonian. Her work is often described as poetic, emotional, and documentary. Connie resides in Arlington, MA and is available for commissions worldwide. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
6600 (USD)
Wedding Photojournalism in Boston MA by Hugue-Robert Marsan

I'm an Haitian wedding photographer who currently resides in Boston, MA. I've been in this branch since 2003. I have been enjoying and challenging myself ever since. I capture the essence of the elements in my environment and with a click of my finger I bring to life everything my lens captures. This is the true nature of HRMarsan Photography! [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (USD)
Merri Cyr is a professional portrait photographer that also works for wedding clients in MA..

Merri has worked as a commercial and fine art photographer for over 20 years in NYC, and recently relocated to the lovely town of Westport, Massachusetts. Primarily focused on portraiture of musicians and artists, her clients include Apple, Columbia Records, Sony, Warner Brothers, Verve, Polygram, Rolling Stone, People, Spin and New York Times among many others. Other works include documenting the Lilith Fair concert series for Rolling Stone, consigned video works for Sony and Maverick and her book, “A Wished-for Song, Portrait of Jeff Buckley”, which includes 360 photos and interviews conducted by Merri. Merri has recently completed another book, “25 Years of Grace”, now available for preorder on Amazon. She created the photos, graphic design, and interviews. In the past 10 years Merri has had one-person photo exhibits with galleries in London, Sydney, Milan and New York City featuring her photography of musicians. She is represented by Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York. She has also worked as an in house photographer for Apple events in NYC since 2010 as well as taught photography courses at International Center of Photography over the last 10 years. She continues her work photographing artists and feels that her focus in documenting weddings is an extension of her editorial work - looking to authentically document the moments as they happen and be as unobtrusive as possible. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (USD)
Portrait of Boston-based wedding and elopement photographer Allana Taranto - Massachusetts WPJA

The foundation of all my work is photographic and studio art experience which serves as influence and guide for all my creative exploration. I work in a variety of photographic styles, combining photojournalistic coverage with editorial portraiture. I earned a Masters in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art, and hold a Bachelors degree in Photography and Media Studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The studio name, Ars Magna [Latin for 'great art'], is my tribute to six years at Boston Latin School, where I translated many classics and gained a life long love of learning. As part of a vibrant arts neighborhood in the city, I love collaborating with other makers and participating in community arts events like Open Studios. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4800 (USD)
Boston Wedding Photography by Nicole Fandel

Hello, my name's Niki! I studied photography and art education at Montserrat College of art, and have been working professionally as a fine art, event, product, and portrait photographer since 2010. My experience as a staff photographer at MIT has informed my photojournalistic approach to event and wedding photography and continues to challenge me creatively with exciting new projects and adventures every day. Outside of my professional life, time spent exploring the coastal beauty of the North Shore has allowed me to stay connected with why I started photographing everything in my world in the first place: a deep love of story, found within the fleeting light and gorgeous color of the natural world. I believe that the most compelling moments are often found outside of the wedding day timeline and choreography. While it’s important to capture the big moments, to me, it's the little looks, the big hugs, and the spontaneous goofiness that really tell the story. I work in a style that's organic, unobtrusive, and artistic, and aim to capture every sweet detail, big and small. I live in beautiful Beverly, MA, with my husband Bryan, and our two fluffy and very spoiled cats. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3750 (USD)
Boston wedding and elopement photography by Kevin Wright of the Massachusetts WPJA

As long as I can remember, I've been using cameras creatively. When I was in elementary school, my brother and I used the home video camera to make sketch videos, and as I grew older, the improvements in the video recording and playback world fascinated me. When I was 14 I took my first photography class. I went to an NHL game with 2 rolls of black and white film, and a Minolta my mom bought in 1976 and developing that film I fell in love with capturing a moment, a real moment. I transitioned into the video program and later enrolled in a trade school for video production and broadcast television. I went to film school at the University of Colorado, and after realizing I no longer dreamed of working on a major motion picture, I moved to Boston with a friend and moved on creatively. Years later, my wife encouraged me to pursue my passion one more time. Together, we built a company on family and event photography before jumping into weddings. We booked 25 weddings in our first year, and have fallen in love with engagement and wedding photography. I shoot as though I'm filming a scene. My "poses" are cinematic, shot in motion, candid, and as though the couple is walking through a scene. When I shoot a wedding, I prefer to blend into the sea of guests and take moody, candid photos when people have forgotten I am there. I developed most of my habits through cinematography, but I have been inspired and found new motivations in the entire wedding process, from Engagement shoot through the delivery of a final wedding gallery. We shoot anywhere from 25-35 weddings per year and enjoy doing engagement shoots for our wedding clients as well as clients not ready to book yet, but with a need for beautiful couples photos. [Boston Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Nantucket Wedding Photographer Katie Kaizer

Hello, I'm Katie! I was born and raised on the island of Nantucket, and for as long as I can remember I've been immersed in and inspired by the natural beauty of my home. I always had a camera in my hand when I was younger, chasing sunsets at the beach, out on my Dad's fishing boat and documenting my adventures with my friends in scrapbooks too numerous to count. I've had a passion for storytelling from an early age. A few years after college, I moved to Boston and enrolled in the New England School of Photography for their two-year professional program and studied photojournalism, wedding and portrait photography. After graduating I started my business on Nantucket. My goal and passion is to document the moments and experiences you’ll cherish forever. I am committed to capturing the human experience from the smallest elopement to the biggest wedding celebration, from everyday life to the family vacation celebrating 60 years of marriage for the grandparents. I also spend lots of time photographing stories and doing work for organizations that are near and dear to my heart; our local animal shelter and a recent project with an equine therapy center. I believe the best part of my job is that each wedding, project, portrait session or engagement is a new artistic endeavor with a story to be told. I live on Nantucket Island with my husband Evan and our rescue pup Ziggy and while I do a lot of work here, I am also happy to travel just about anywhere! I would love to hear more about your upcoming wedding, event or story that needs to be told. [Nantucket Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wedding Ceremony Photography at the First Congregational Church - Nantucket, MA

Jenna and Brandon

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Dear Katie, It is difficult to put down on paper how much gratitude we feel about the entire experience. This has been one truly amazing year! It is not lost son us how incredibly fortunate we are to have had our love story captured so beautifully by someone who started as a photographer and ended up being an amazing friend! Brandon and I are so grateful for your kindness, caring and genuine heart. You have truly made this entire experience magical. Your talent truly shines through the lens and each photo is more beautiful than the next. Your ability to capture feelings and emotions puts you above the rest. Everything from our weekend was perfect. Thank you for taking this journey with us. Thank you for your support and love. We are so honored to know you Katie. You're simply the best. Thank you for absolutely everything! All our love, Jenna and Brandon

Madaket - Nantucket Island Wedding Ceremony - MA Photographer

Kaylan and Mike

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, No words can describe how talented you are. We love every picture and every moment you captured. I have gone through them with Michael over and over again and we still well with tears. Thank you from the bottom four hearts for everything and for our beautiful prints you gave us! We have wept joyfully recounting the most magical and important moment of our lives and every time I'm amazed. I will re-live the moments my entire life through your images. They are perfect. Thank you, Kaylan and Mike

Wedding photography of the Ceremony at the Groom's home in Madaket on Nantucket Island

Rochelle and Ryan

Photo by Katie Kaizer

Katie, First card for you! Many thanks for your professionalism. The formals are perfect...grasses made a great backdrop. Everyone loves the photo of Ry and Ro in the Madaket grasses and the release of the petals...even more special are the candids, me with my precious Chris and Nolan. "Scotty the body" dancing with everyone and the tender moments...the hugs, kisses and love. Thank you for memorializing these. Love, Carol Mother of the Groom