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. 

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Canada Wedding Photographers

Canada Wedding Photographers

Find Canada photographers serving: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Canada 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 couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in Canada, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple Canada elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA Canada photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Canada 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!

Elopement Photographers for Small Canada Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Canada 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.

North America WPJA members are ready to document any justice of the peace, city hall, mini, 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 intimate, outdoor, symbolic, 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 Canada Couples

27 Canada Wedding Photographers...

Canada engagement, wedding and elopement photographer Viara Mileva - Quirky Love Photography
500/hour (CAD)
Kitchener, Ontario wedding and elopement photography by Lori-Anne Crewe - Canada WPJA
275/hour (CAD)
Canada wedding and elopement photographer Esther Gibbons
2500 (CAD)
Weddings by Chris Shum, Life Photographer

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
4500 (USD)
Adventure marriage images by Nicky Byrnes of Nemus Wedding Photography

Nicky Byrnes

Carnelian Bay in California, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
500 (USD)
BW image of Oleg Reznichenko, wedding photographer of DeusFlow studio

Oleg Reznichenko

Warsaw in Mazowieckie, PL *Now booking Canada weddings.
1000 (EUR)
Engagement, elopement, and wedding photography by Julien Maria
1900 (EUR)
Wedding photography of real moments by Leah Moyers

Leah Moyers

Sevierville in Tennessee, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
450/hour (USD)
Wedding photographer Lucie Mahé

Lucie Mahé

Die, FR *Now booking Canada weddings.
1600 (EUR)

Ron Storer

Auburn in Washington, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
2400 (USD)

John Lee

Ma On Shan, HK *Now booking Canada weddings.
19800 (HKD)
Elopements and wedding photography by Gihan De Silva

Gihan De Silva

Manhattan in New York, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
3000 (USD)
Wedding ceremony photography by Marissa Daly of Marissa Joy Photography

Marissa Daly

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking Canada weddings.
3800 (USD)
Dublin, Ireland Wedding Photographer Ewa Figaszewska

Ewa Figaszewska

Dublin in Dublin, IE *Now booking Canada weddings.
3000 (USD)

3 more photographers available for your wedding...

2000 Canadian Dollar

Matt Green Photography: Matt Green

Kitchener in Ontario, Canada
2300 Canadian Dollar

Wedding Photographer: W. Mike Lucy

Ottawa in Ontario, Canada

Mike has been working as a documentary photographer since his university days as the University Press Photo Editor, He has had a Leica in his hand since he first discovered photography at the age of 12. Prior to shooting weddings, Mike split his...

300/hour Canadian Dollar

Percy Tong

Toronto in Ontario, Canada

Canada based wedding photojournalist offering specialized wedding, corporate and private photography services to our clients worldwide. I focus on capturing the important, special and natural moments, giving unforgettable memories to my clients...

Canada Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

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

Lake Louise Engagement. A young Alberta couple posing during a pre wedding portrait session in the Banff National Park and hug at the frozen Lake
Minnewanka Lake post proposal portraits from a Banff couple engagement session in BW by the woods
Banff post proposal photography showing a smiling Alberta Freshly engaged couple in love
Ontario post proposal engagement session with a Kingston wedding photographer showing The couple embracing at Kingston mills locks
Kingston post proposal portrait photos of a happy Ontario, Canada couple kissing at dusk on the docks of Kingston Mills Locks
Moraine Lake post proposal engagement session with an Alberta wedding photographer showing the couple with her red dress perched on a rock over the lake
A Moraine Lake lifestyle couple photo session in Alberta, Canada with the two enjoying a beautiful morning and the views of the mountains and trees
Moraine Lake couples portraits lifestyle session in Alberta, Canada with the lovers seated on a rock above the water in the mountains

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find Canada photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Canada 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 top-ranked Canada wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Canada 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: Who are the best Canada wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top Canada 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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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND Canada WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Kari and Glen

Photo by Ron Storer

Omigoodness!! Can I just say wow? You are such an amazing photographer! Glen and I have shared these photos with some of our family and friends, and all of them have been like, "I love these pictures! You rock!

Teresa and Kenny

Photo by Ron Storer

Thank you so much for all of your hard work on our beautiful wedding photos. There are no words to express our gratitude for capturing some of the most important moments of our lives. Our wedding & engagement photos are an absolute treasure that we will savor and cherish forever. When we share our album with friends, they rave about how unique it is and that they’ve never seen anything like it. I have to agree it is amazing and a delight to flip through - it just seems to bring us right back to June 7, 2008 - a day that we hold very close to our hearts.

Jenny & Owen

Photo by Shayne Bampton

Thank you soooooooo much!!! For the record, I hate having my photo taken, but you made me (and all of our wedding guests) feel very comfortable. As we share photos with friends and family, the positive feedback from how FANTASTIC the images are is overwhelming. Everyone agreed that we hired a personable, professional photographer - our only regret was that you couldn't stay and party with us! Your passion for your work is obvious in the quality. I will, and have, recommend you to anyone in need of a photographer.